Amy Mandelbaum

Amy is a trainer and athlete at BK Athletics in Fairfield, CT. She has competed nationaly at the Crossfit Games in the masters division. Although she has no athletic background, she have always been active. CrossFit was presented to her through a close friend three years ago and she has been addicted ever since. Read the profile >>

Ben Kelly

The founder and head trainer at BKAthletics, Ben is a performance specialist coach. With over 30 years experience playing Rugby League the toughest contact sport in the world, he has "in the trenches" experience with the mindset needed for optimal performance and leaves no stone unturned in helping each of his athletes achieve their individual goals. Owner of CrossFit Performance 2000 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824 Read the profile >>

Cindy Sites

Go Figure

14 year fitness professional American Ballet Theatre Trustee since 1992 School of American Ballet Trustee since 2004 Appointed by George Bush to The President's Committee of the Art's and Humanities Extensive background in the study of classical ballet BA in Psychology AA in Legal Studies Cindy has two teenage children, one terrific husband (of 22 years!) and three adorable dogs. Developing the Figure Method and running four Go Figure Body Mind Fitness Studios has been one of the most positive, and rewarding experiences of her life! She says everyday feels like a party! Go figure... Read the profile >>

Dani Crooker

Dani Crooker Method

Founder of the Dani Crooker Method. A fusion of: HOT power/vinyasa yoga... sports & interval training... plyometrics...pilates...& much more... Read the profile >>

Donna Jackson & Tracy Bleier

Owners of Saraswati's Yoga Joint 1-3 WALL STREET NORWALK, CT 06857 Read the profile >>

Erik Zukauskas

Southport Racquet Club

Erik, a Fairfield native, has been involved in various aspects of the Southport Racquet Club since 1999. Most recently he has joined our group of Bodypump instructors. Erik studied exercise science at Southern Connecticut State University, and his training is highly influenced by his passion for sports and athletics. While at Fairfield High School Erik excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. In addition to atheletes Erik enjoys training clients of all ages and backgrounds to help achieve their fitness goal. In addition to Bodypump, Erik also is SPIN certified and teaches a SPIN/weight interval class called Pedal&Pump. Read the profile >>

Herman Walker

Give it Up Fitness! 110 Post Road, Darien Ct. Intensity Fitness, 508 Post Road, Norwalk, Ct Read the profile >>

Jen Mongeluzo

The Pilates Centre

Owner of Pilates Centre Norwalk, CT 650 West Avenue norwalk, CT 06850 Read the profile >>

Johnny D Triquet


John “Johnny D.” de Triquet got into the world of group fitness several years ago in Nashville, TN during his time in the music industry when he was told by producers to “tighten up.” Never having been a huge fitness or sports buff, he found an instant connection with the energy of group cycle. Fifty pounds later, he decided to get his ACSM cPT and Schwinn Indoor Cycle Certifications to help inspire others to find their own personal fitness journey. The infectious world of group cycle has led him to teach in many incredible places, as far as the Mediterranean aboard a luxury cruise-line. In NYC, he has brought his high-energy ride to several of the top fitness brands in the city and is beyond thrilled to now be a part of the Flywheel experience! A proud graduate of the University... Read the profile >>

Julia Hepfer

Julia became a certified yoga teacher in the Sivananda lineage after living in the ashram and studying intensively with Shri Yogi Hari. She has completed teacher training programs for Sciatica/Scoliosis Back Health and Prenatal Yoga at Dharma Mittra Yoga Center in NYC. She also earned the Dancing Thru Pregnancy Certification at Yale New Haven Hospital. Julia tries to keep her sense of humor while practicing at home with her husband, daughters, and chocolate lab. She also enjoys taking classes locally, in NYC, or at Kripalu in Massachusetts. Julia’s approach to yoga transcends the yoga mat and into her everyday life—trying to help change the world, just one breath at a time. She is passionate about her two beautiful little girls, and teaching them to love yoga, dance,... Read the profile >>

Julie Migliaccio

Evolution Sports

I am currently the owner of evolution sports and fitness training in Westport Ct…I have owned the studio and thrived in this wonderful community for the past 8 ½ years… Prior to opening evolution I worked as a private trainer in Greenwich for many illustrious clients from the entertainment business, professional athletes (NY Knicks) and corporate CEO’s.. My philosophy has always been about doing it ALL. Having an open mind and a healthy body…I am a certified Spin instructor, a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of sports medicine and about to obtain my long sought after Cross fit certification…I am also a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I have done several small races including a triathlon relay and a couple of biathlons…I lift weights, Cycling Cross fit,... Read the profile >>

Kari Johns

Group Fitness Instructor at Equinox Equinox Darien 72 Heights Road Darien, CT 06820 Read the profile >>

Kathy King

Kaia Yoga

A series of physical injuries lead Kathy to yoga in 1996- and she’s been hooked ever since. She completed her teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute under the guidance of Don and Amba Stapleton. Kathy teaches a physically challenging but meditative vinyasa flow, and interweaves pranayama, alignment and philosophy into a light-hearted practice. Her Ashtanga Primary Series class is inspiring, a challenging Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Read the profile >>

Liz Pia

Saraswatis Yoga Joint/Glow Yoga

Elizabeth Pia has been studying and teaching yoga for almost a decade. She has also been a practicing massage therapist for 7 years. Liz was drawn to yoga because it combined so many of her passions, dance, atheleticism, spirituality and community. Growing up Liz enjoyed playing a variety of team sports and danced through college. Last year she took up Latin Ballroom dancing and came up with a few awards in her first competition. Liz began as a student and teacher in the ashtanga yoga tradition working closely with Beryl Bender Birch, her inspiration and constant guide. Since 2006 she has been studying under Mitchel Bleier teaching an intelligent vinyasa flow class. Under Mitchel's tutelage Liz has healed her own body and intensified her relationship with yoga as therapy. Her... Read the profile >>

Mackenzie Pretty

Crunch Norwalk

Mackenzie is an all around fitness instuctor. She teaches spin, "Pound", TRX and much more. Mackenzie has a unique ability to connect with students, pull together playlists, and create hard core workouts, earning her the stellar reputation as one of the best indoor cycling instructors ever. In 2005 Mackenzie turned a lifelong passion for fitness and athletics into a career in group fitness. Instructor Pretty isn't just brawny, she's brainy too. While majoring in Economics, Mackenzie graduated from Fairfield University as co-captain of Fairfield's women's soccer team (not too shabby!). Prior to becoming an instructor, Mackenzie fell in love with indoor cycling when working 14 hours a day in corporate finance trying to squeeze in workouts at the gym. Being a former Division I soccer player,... Read the profile >>

Merri Mueller

M3 Yoga & Kaia Yoga

Merri has her yoga teaching certification as well as a certification to teach yoga to women with cancer. Merri began teaching in Fairfield County to help people in our community to deal with the challenge and stress of living in such a fast paced society. Merri’s style is unique in that experienced yogis and beginners can practice together in a safe yet challenging environment. She teaches a vinyasa class focusing on strength, balance and flexibility. M3Yoga was created from a vision to help people in our community to deal with the challenge and stress of living in such a fast paced society. Read the profile >>

Michelle Maturo

Elevation Studio

Michelle is a vibrant fitness professional who has encouraged and coached hundreds of people over ten years. As a competitive athlete in triathlon, marathon, and cycling events, Michelle enthusiastically brings her passion and experience to those who seek it. Michelle began her career in 1997 in New York City as a Personal Trainer and Cycling Instructor at Crunch and Equinox. In 2002, she moved back to Connecticut and cultivated a niche in her community. After realizing her incredible individual potential, Michelle chose to strike out on her own to share her passion and created ELEVATION. Read the profile >>

Rebekah Jacobs

Yoga Loft, Dew Yoga, Blackbird Yoga

Rebekah Jacobs serves as Creative Director and Manager of The Yoga Loft at Bedford Post Inn, Bedford, NY. She is an Anusara Inspired instructor with RYT 200 Hour status. You can find Rebekah at The Yoga Loft at Bedford Post Inn, Pryority Fitness, Dew Yoga and Blackbird Yoga. Additional trainings include "Yoga for Two" Prenatal Course with Mary Barnes, "Om Shree Om: Anusara Yoga for Kids" with Christine McArdle-Oquendo and Pilates Mat with Physical Mind, NYC. Read the profile >>

Rhodie Lorenz

JoyRide Indoor Cycling

On the bike and off, Rhodie is swift, passionate, and purposeful. She co-founded JoyRide and developed its exclusive method based on her belief that form (based on Pilates principles) + attitude (best positive effort) + good music (rhythm and mood) = a better you. She believes that exercise challenges us to be our best and creates new opportunities for us in the studio and beyond. She lives in Westport, with her three boys and Adonis-like husband, David. Read the profile >>

Sarah McGrath

Saraswati's Yoga Joint

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Tracy Bleier


Tracy fell in love with yoga 16 years ago as a student and through her passion for teaching, studying under both nationally renowned and local instructors also became an instructor. She shares her innovative teaching styles at her beautiful studio, yogapata in Wilton. At yogapata, her students are connected, at peace, and balanced. "My vision is that we as a collective consciousness, through our words, actions and choices give the world an experience that teaches it how to love itself every day, the way it in every moment teaches us." Owner/Instructor of yogapata - 444 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Read the profile >>