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Brad Young

Hot Box Yoga, Manayunk PA

Founder of HBY. Once Brad took his first power yoga class, he instantly fell in love with the style of practice. Having been a lacrosse player, a football player, and a runner, yoga was a perfect fit to allow his body to recover from constant stress and injuries. He is thrilled to be a part of both the lululemon Ambassador Program and the FIT Program with LIVE LOVE TEACH. He has 200 hours of advanced power yoga training with Amazing Yoga. He has further trained with Philip Urso, Stacy Dockins, Debbie Williamson, Gregor Singleton and Claire Este-McDonald. Brad's classes are very in-the-moment, unscripted and exhilarating. He always tries to make his classes flowing, challenging and vigorous while stressing the importance of staying present throughout the practice. He feels very fortunate... Read the profile >>

Brittany Policastro

Beyond Asana, Philadelphia PA

Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking change-maker who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst; Brittany rarely follows the pack on or off the mat. She believes transformation can be tumultuous – sometimes loud and messy but always packed with guidance and grace. And she leads her students into the heart of the practice from the start of her classes. With over 6,000 hours and nine years of experience, Brittany teaches from an inspired space of connected consciousness. Her technique is influenced by her 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga as well as deep study in India. Inspired to create global awareness, Brittany has travelled to Cambodia, Brazil, Tanzania and India teaching yoga to children and connecting with each culture. In... Read the profile >>

Christina Stoltz

Ploome, Philadelphia PA

A university educator, victim advocate, and trauma survivor, Christina created Ploome and REQ.1 to promote mindfulness and balanced living through physical activity, self-expression, and community connections. Every day, she shares her passion for healing through movement and art and for building creative communities dedicated to personal transformation and social change. Christina is a Pilates mat and apparatus, Piloxing, and Hoopnotica instructor and a Beyond Barre master trainer who utilizes her health and wellness education to support the gender-based violence outreach community. Read the profile >>

Jake Panasevich

Maha Yoga, Amrita Yoga and Wellness

Drawing from over seven intensive trainings, Jake Panasevichthreads the most beneficial practices from different modalities into a unique yoga experience for inflexible, stressed, over-worked regular Americans. Jake is a yoga and wellness mentor and teacher to a large, committed group of beginners and advanced students alike. With a strong wrestling, coaching and writing background, Jake inspires students to get committed, get stronger and learn to love life and flourish in it. Jake works with: guys who want to live healthy and pain-free;former athletes who are tight and injured; those who want to avoid surgery and expensive alternatives to yoga; those who love to be challenged in a way that supports them. Jake guides his students to reach their yoga and wellness goals. Once achieving... Read the profile >>

Jess Burns

I have always had a passion for the health and fitness industry and a love for teaching and inspiring others to stay active and healthy! I became a Penn State Fitness Instructor in 2007 which gave me the opportunity to learn more about the industry and express my knowledge in a variety of classes. I currently teach at both La Fitness and Sweat Fitness in the Philadelphia area. My classes have one requirement, to have fun! The more energy my participants give me the more I give back! Some of my favorite things to teach are cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit training, crossfit, hi lo aerobics, strength training and interval training. Running, biking and swimming are also a big part of my life so if you ever need some inspiration or a partner to work-out with feel free to contact me! I... Read the profile >>

Jesse Frank

Unite Fitness, Philadelphia PA

Jesse is the Co-Owner and Fitness Director of Unite Fitness, which offer cross-training sessions based on it’s Heart.Muscle.Mind philosophy. He has helped propel the company from a single center city studio to three distinct brands: Unite Studio franchises, Unite Online mobile workouts, and the Unite Fitness Decathlon competitive event. As a coach Jesse inspires everyone around him with his quiet confidence, disciplined training and joy in pushing his limits. He got his Bachelors Degree in Applied Nutrition from the University of Delaware, and has since studied and practiced many different disciplines within the fields of exercise, nutrition, sports and massage/injury rehab to create the most well-rounded and challenging fitness programs available. He is also one of the most... Read the profile >>