Palm Beach Gardens
The Gardens

Adam Schiff, Ambassador Alumni

I was raised in family where running isn’t just a sport, but a way of life. My parents and both of my brothers are very involved in running. One of my first memories as a little boy was of my father training for the New York City marathon. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 6, my parents entered me in my first kid’s fun run at a local 5k. Since then, I ran cross-country and track in high school and college. I enjoy running because it gives me a challenge and provides me a sense of relief from stress. One of the greatest moments of my life was running my first marathon, at the age of 18, with my dad. Now as the father of a young son, I hope that I can pass on the joy of running to him and possibly run a marathon with him one day. So far, I’ve run 14 marathons with a goal of... Read the profile >>

Ali & Ann Dadow, Ambassador Alumni

Twin Power Yoga Studio

As twin sisters, Ann and Ali sought to create an Oasis and "studio culture" where people come together to power the body ~ power the soul. This vision extends out into the world in partnering with Green Yoga Alliance in making Twin Power an Eco-friendly studio. Twin Power's mission is to minimize our environmental impact on the world by choosing to practice consciousness as it relates to our natural resources. Both Ali and Ann are Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Instructors, as well RYT 200 hr yoga instructors. Read the profile >>

Andrea Rogers, Ambassador Alumni

Xtend, Inc.

Andrea Rogers is a trend-setter. She’s the creator and founder of Xtend, Inc. and has been a professional dancer and choreographer since the age of 18. She’s performed with various celebrities and recording artists such as Enrique Iglesias and Aaron Carter. She’s also traveled the country with several professional dance companies and performed as a principal dancer for Walt Disney World Co. Andrea aligned her passion for dance and Pilates in 2006, and cultivated Xtend to become the NEW technique that sculpts bodies into lean, strong, ‘dancer-like’ physiques. Since its inception, the studios that have invested in Xtend have seen exponential results. The Xtend workout has been sought after by national spa and fitness centers and Pilates devotees from the US and Canada. Her... Read the profile >>

Angel Lucia, Ambassador Alumni

Bindu Yoga Studio

Angel Lucia, E-RYT 500 - has spent the past 13 years as a yoga practitioner/instructor/teacher trainer. She is the Founder and Director of Bindu Yoga Studio, and a state licensed massage therapist. Her background includes over 13 years as a bodyworker with advanced studies in Thai Yoga Massage. Inspired by the teachings of her primary teachers: Swamini Kali Ray, Shiva Rea, Duncan Wong, Simon Park, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, along with many others who have illuminated her path. Angel has also had the honor and privilege in assisting Shiva Rea in classes, giving her the ability to work side by side with one of the most respected and highly regarded teachers in yoga. Finding a deep connection with yoga, Angel is continuously grateful for the changes and growth it brings to her life on and off the... Read the profile >>

Carianne Sica, Ambassador Alumni

Core Concepts

Carianne was certified through All American Pilates in 2003. Later she went on for additional training at one of the top Pilates schools in the country, Core Dynamics in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she trained with protégé Mishel Larsson. She has taken numerous continuing education classes. She started as a personal trainer in 2000, now teaches spin, pilates, & TRX. She works with clients suffering from fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis and strokes. She always looks forward to training clients pre and post pregnancy, and also has clients recovering from strokes. She works with all injury types including knee, hip, back, shoulder & neck. She opened Core Concepts in April 2003 and has grown from 250 sf to 1400 sf. Her continued success and love for Pilates... Read the profile >>

Erica Lazarus, Ambassador Alumni

I am a Florida native and love that I get to train in paradise everyday! I am the youngest of 4 kids and growing up I was always active whether it was playing sports or running around the neighborhood from my siblings. It didn't take long for me to find my love for running. I started running at age 11 and haven't stopped yet. I graduated from Florida State University where I ran cross country and track. After college I wanted a new challenge and decided to try a marathon. The Disney Marathon was my first followed by 5 others including Boston and NYC. Once again I wanted a new challenge so decided to try a triathlon. My first time at swim practice I barely made it 2 laps and hated it!! However, after a lot of hard work and determination I completed my first sprint triathlon and many more... Read the profile >>

Heather Wood, Ambassador Alumni

Attaining Yoga Studio

After hurting her back, again, working out at the gym, Heather decided to give that “yoga” class a try. She thought it might be a good way to stretch since she was in too much pain to attend her favorite step aerobics class. That was all it took! Just one class and she knew she was hooked. That weekly gym class soon transformed into a daily practice. Wanting to know more about why and how her body and mind were shifting she attended her first yoga teacher training at the Prem Wellness Center in West Palm Beach. Once certified and registered with Yoga Alliance in 2003, she continued studying yoga and went on to become certified in Pre-Natal Yoga and Restorative Yoga. In March of 2004, Heather opened Attaining Yoga Studio. In November, 2005 she completed the Ana Forrest Yoga... Read the profile >>

Holly Briscoe, Ambassador Alumni

Oxygen Wellness Center, Kula Yoga Shala, Jupiter Fitness Center

I have been a student of Yoga for at least 10 years now. I was drawn to Yoga because I thought the movement was beautiful to watch. I was VERY frustrated at first by how inflexible and weak I felt - it was humbling. I'm so thankful I stuck with it. Soon I started to feel stronger, healthier, centered, more balanced and peaceful. My life began to change in wonderful and unexpected ways. I learned to love and honor my body. I finally saw the beauty in patience, discipline and being still. Somewhere along the way I found my voice and began to use it. I started focusing on being more conscious. I look back now and realize I was waking up. I began to listen to my intuition and later trust it. I got stronger – mind, body and spirit. Even now, every day brings a new lesson. I... Read the profile >>

Jeanine Chamberlain, Ambassador Alumni

Jeanine is no newcomer when it comes to the world of fitness and performing arts. She has a wide background of experience ranging from performing on Broadway to being part of the US Armed Services Division teaching dance and fitness classes to service men, women and children abroad. She is currently a Master Trainer with the FitTour Corporation, which allows her to design, host and present various workshops throughout the country. You can find Jeanine at the Ritz Carlton (Jupiter) and PGA National teaching Pilates reformer, mat Pilates, power and gentle yoga, Jazz, Aqua and Boot camp. Read the profile >>

Jennifer Martin, Ambassador Alumni

Bodhi Hot Yoga

Jen Martin has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past five years. Her passion for yoga has led her to train with some of the best yoga instructors, namely Shiva Rea. Jen, who is also certified in Pilates, found yoga and wanted to combine the two into an energetic and innovative strength based class. Through opening her studio, Bodhi Hot Yoga, she did just that. Bodhi is a state of the art “green” facility that offers the perfect sanctuary for mind and body transformation. To get more information about Jen, Bodhi Hot Yoga, and her full schedule check out www.bodhihotyoga.com. Read the profile >>

Julia Zielinski

Yoga Palm Beach

Seriously, I LOVE YOGA! My intention in my classes and in my life is to share and guide others along the path to freedom and peace that I have discovered through the physical practice of yoga. A few years ago I drastically changed my lifestyle; leaving my corporate job, which in turn caused a big shift in the lives of the people closest to me whom I love. In my heart, I knew I needed to make this change to be happy. I was now able to spend my days raising my family the way I wanted but continued to feel guilt about the sacrifices my family had to make because of my decision. In my first yoga class I entered a state of pure bliss that released this guilt. My experiences in my personal practice of emotional and physical healing have brought new depth to my relationships and to... Read the profile >>

Karen Burnett, Ambassador Alumni

Yoga Palm Beach

Karen Burnett is a fitness educator who has studied dance, group exercise, sports conditioning, personal training, martial arts, and yoga for more than 25 years. She received a B.A. at the University of Oklahoma but her passion for music and movement spurred her to continue her education in exercise and create her healthy lifestyle in South Florida today. As a Reebok Master Trainer, Karen traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally presenting her choreography workshops and Reebok University programs including Step Reebok, Cycle Reebok, Core Reebok and Reebok Martial Arts. As the Director of Group Exercise for PGA National Resort & Spa for 12 years, Karen created and managed an innovative and successful group exercise schedule of over 80 classes. Jennifer... Read the profile >>

Kelly Hardersen, Ambassador Alumni

KH Fitness

Kelly Hardersen grew up with a love of dance and exercise. She began taking classes at an early age. After graduating from high school, she was offered a job dancing in various shows for Disney. Kelly worked for Disney for eight years where she began to get into fitness and exercise. She was offered a position in Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan. But culture shock and missing her family and friends back home made her 30 pounds heavier in only three months. Kelly found herself really uncomfortable with the weight and even if she was doing eight to ten shows per day, she began to take aerobics classes, train with weights and watching her diet carefully so she can maintain a peak performance. When she came back from Tokyo, Kelly was in better shape than when she left, exercising routinely... Read the profile >>

Kim Depasquale

Kula Yoga Shala

A Florida Native, natural born water lover, and newcomer to the Jupiter area Kim DePasquale has been making waves and is destined to share her passion with the world… Stand Up Paddleboarding. Growing up in the surf and sand, enjoying the views from a sailboat, a fishing boat, or from behind a snorkel, it’s no surprise her passion for the water is infectious. Kim is a certified Level II Paddle Fit instructor, CPR & Emergency First Respond Instructor, as well as a 200 E-RYT. Many may refer to Kim as a Sea and Sand Ambassador. In 2008, she combined her two passions SUP and yoga creating a class called YOW (yoga on water). She says it gives students the opportunity to enjoy their yoga practice in many new beautiful environments while floating on a paddleboard. Kim... Read the profile >>

Kris Brown, Ambassador Alumni

The Armory

Fitness & Performance Coach For the past 3 years Kris has been a full time fitness and performance coach. His passion is coaching and helping people achieve their goals. This year Kris is furthering his passion by completing his Crossfit Level 1 Certification Course in March and in April, will be completing his USAW Level-1 Sports Performance Coach Certification. Kris is knowledgeable and proficient in teaching fundamentals and techniques of mono-structural movements (running, rowing, jumprope, sprinting, speed and coordination drills), weightlifting, gymnastics, power lifting, proper mobility and stretching. Kris also has competed in Crossfit competitions and placed 17th in the Crossfit Games South Florida Sectionals 2010 and later that year placed 3rd in the South Florida Ice... Read the profile >>

Kristen Morris

Yoga Palm Beach, Gold's Gym Palm Beach Gardens, Breathe Salt & Yoga

Do what you love, love what you do. I have been teaching group fitness classes for the past 16 years, and personal training for 13. I feel incredibly lucky to have a job I love. I prefer to call myself a fitness motivator! I get up every morning knowing I have a room full of people waiting to be motivated and inspired to create a life they love in a fit and healthy body. Personal Training is just that, personal, and I now do all of my training privately. I've been practicing yoga for the past 10years, and it has deeply impacted my life for the better. I am now teaching power vinyasa yoga and loving it. I believe that change equals growth. I love to learn new things, and new ways of staying fit. When you stop growing, you stop living. "We have the power to choose what we... Read the profile >>

Meredith Webb

Hot Yoga Downtown at the Gardens

Meredith Webb is a sought after teacher of Bikram and Kundalini yoga and owns "Hot Yoga Downtown" in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She has studied yoga with some of the most acclaimed gurus around the world and loves to share her passion of yoga, healthy living and plant based nutrition. Her teachings encompass healthy living through physical, emotional and mental balance and well being. Meredith is 500EYT licensed with yoga alliance. She completed Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2006 and is certified in Bikram’s advanced series with permission to be an international asana coach and judge. She is also a Kundalini Yoga Instructor and deeply values the Kundalini principles and lifestyle. Since 2006 Meredith has taught at studios in America and Europe, lead several meditation... Read the profile >>

Miki Carey, Ambassador Alumni

Gardens CrossFit

As a kid, Miki tagged along with her mom to see her trainer, he fascinated her. Any chance she got to join her at the gym she did! That man was the one to really inspire her and created the drive she has to inspire others. She has been in gyms and homes for almost 10 years now, whipping people in to shape, physically and mentally. There is no doubt that they go hand-in-hand. Stress relief, health, fitness, beauty and most importantly-COMMUNITY! Engaging clients to become more involved is her belief, knowing everything you can do to lead a fulfilling life. Her own fulfillment came from the fitness community of CrossFit and Kettlebells. She had been a personal trainer for almost 5 years when she found the two and fell in love! Everyone jokes that if a Kettlebell was alive, it'd be her... Read the profile >>

Suzanne Sentizamore, Ambassador Alumni

As a native Floridian, Suzanne has always enjoyed an active, outdoor lifestyle. Her passions included fitness classes, jogging and strength training. The possibility of competing in a race seemed a distant goal, but became reality as her experience and endurance grew. In January of 2006, Suzanne ran the Race for the Cure, her first competitive race. From there she continued to enter races and perfect her personal best times. After several races she qualified for the Boston Marathon not once, but twice; in 2008 and 2010. Unable to run because of a foot injury, she became more focused on strength training, swimming and biking which led her towards her next goal of competing in triathlons. After a few years of triathlon racing, she completed Ironman Florida in November 2010. Although being... Read the profile >>

Teresa Dabrowski, Ambassador Alumni

Tri-athlete

Originally from Ohio (GO BUCKEYES) Teresa attended The University of Akron and received a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. It wasn't until she moved to Georgia that Teresa really began to run competively. Starting with only running 5Ks and then bumping it up to 10Ks, Teresa never in her life would ever imagine running more than that. That was until one day, a good friend thought it would be a good challenge to try a half marathon. She put together a personal training schedule and headed out for her first half marathon in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. After moving to Florida Teresa ran to meet freinds. Her mileage started increasing, slowly. In the fall of 2007 she decided to run her first marathon in Arizona (Rock and Roll series)! Teresa signed up for the... Read the profile >>

Todd and Tamara McLaughlin, Ambassador Alumni

Native Yoga Center

ERYT500, LMT are the founders of Native Yoga Center in Juno Beach, FL. The couple have been teaching together as a team for nearly a decade. In the quest to discover the true essence of yoga, they have traveled the world practicing, studying, and teaching yoga and Thi massage. Todd and Tamara weave their expertise of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Thai-Yoga Massage into their Ashtanga Yoga program as well as their innovative Native Yoga classes. Read the profile >>