partners (48)
East LansingMIhttp://www.recsports.msu.eduview
Merritt IslandFL

Columbia SC
Years training YogaFit: 13
Levels taken: Level 1,2
Other certifications: RN, BSN, Reiki Practitioner, Massage Therapist
Bio: Jane Mergle has been involved in health, wellness and fitness activities for over 30 years. Her introduction to the field was as a registered nurse when she observed numerous patients with health issues that could be improved with activity. Her various experiences have included development of a class AnyBodyCan (ABC) devoted to assisting the patient after bariatric/gastric bypass surgery to recover. Jane is a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner and routinely provides "homework" to her clients to partner with her in their wellness. This homework includes referrals to Yogafit classes or enrollment in one of Jane's classes. Yes, AnyBodyCan!!

Monroeville PA
Years training YogaFit: 13
Levels taken: RYT-200 courses
Other certifications: ERYT-200

East Lansing MI
Years training YogaFit: 13
Levels taken: RYT 200, YogaFit for Warriors
Other certifications: RYT 200, ACE Group Fitness, AFAA, Group & Personal Trainer, Schwinn Cycling
Bio: I chose YogaFit for several reasons. First, it is an active style of
yoga. When dealing with college age students, they want to move and be physically challenged, many unaware of the spiritual side of the practice which is laterintroduced. Secondly, when I took my training, it was obvious that the ancient exercises of yoga had been married with modern exercise science through the Three Mountains structure. It was logical, safe, and challenging to all capabilities.

My primary role is the development and administration of the Group Exercise Program for a campus of 50,000+ students and 11,000+ faculty/staff at Michigan State University. Beginning with a staff of 5 leading 3 different exercise formats in one studio, the staff now numbers 60+ leading an array of different formats. Students as well as faculty/staff make up this service force and all ages serve as role models for an active lifestyle regardless of field of study or campus career. One studio has grown to four and the addition of 25+ weekly ‘Neighborhood’ classes throughout the residence hall system to the established 50+ classes in our studios provides healthy fitness options and stress management opportunities across our large campus where students live and staff work to support a future generation.

Married with two daughters, Jeff and Rebecca travel to Texas to visit daughter Amanda, and her Air Force pilot husband, Daniel, and to Seattle, Washington, to visit daughter Melissa who works for Price WaterhouseCoopers as an audit manager. In the summer you'll find her battling the weeds in the flower gardens while the three family cats supervise.

Owensville MO
Years training YogaFit: 2
Levels taken: Level 1-2
Other certifications: Nationally Certified Massage Therapist; Wellness Coach

Years training YogaFit: 5
Levels taken: RYT-200: Level 1-5, Anatomy, Seniors, Therapy 1
Other certifications: ACE CPT; AHFS, HC, GFI, TRX

Bradford PA
Years training YogaFit: 1
Levels taken: Level 1
Other certifications: Madd Dogg Certified Spin Instructor; NFPT Certified Personal Trainer; TRX Level 1 Trainer

Owensboro KY
Years training YogaFit: 11
Levels taken: All courses for RYT-200; Restorative Therapeutics
Other certifications: E-RYT-200

Scottdale PA
Years training YogaFit: 5
Levels taken: Level 1
Other certifications: Working toward RYT; AFAA Yoga; AFAA Group Fitness Certifications

Greenacres, FL
Years training YogaFit: 5
Levels taken: Level 1, 2, 3, 4, YogaLean, Yoga Props
Other certifications: Stott Pilates Levels 1,2; Rehab Pilates; Vedic Thai Yoga Therapist
Bio: Astrid Kaufmann, owner of YogaskyPilates - Full Pilates & Yoga Studio, is a former competitive German Gymnast and started as Teenager working with the Pilates Method. She graduated in Psychology & Sociology from Munich University and has worked in the Body/Mind Field since 1993. She holds several European Certifications in Pilates & Yoga and moved 1997 to the US, where she became a full certified Stott Pilates Trainer ,YogaFit Instructor & Vedic Thai Yoga Therapist.

Merritt Island FL
Years training YogaFit: 6
Levels taken: RYT-200
Other certifications: Registered Yoga Teacher 200, YogaFit Partner, Merritt Island Yoga Studio Owner & "Yoga For Hope" Program Originator
Bio: Yoga comes to us when we are ready. It has become my passion, my driving motivation. I love to share my practice. The style of Yoga I teach is for everybody and every body. I have been in the Fitness Industry for ten years, overcoming obstacles once thought untouchable to me. Weight gain, disease, dis-ease, and, worse of all, not believing in myself, as a woman, it all took its toll. Yoga changed my life forever. How? One step at a time. With dedication to my health and hard work, I overcame and reversed Type 2 Diabetes and, thanks to Yoga, have maintained a 100 pound weight loss for the past 8 years. I found my Yoga practice in 2006, decided to pursue my education and became a Registered Yoga Teacher. I stand firm in my belief of Continuing Education. A good teacher is a great student! Merritt Island Yoga Studio was founded in October 2012 by Kim Bolinger. Kim tragically lost her battle to colon cancer July 2014. She bestowed her wishes to see the studio remain open and thriving to me. A humble honor, I am working hard to establish. I hope to teach you a new awareness of your mind, body and spirit. Each class, I bring my best, my quirky personality and my heart.

Cleveland TN
Years training YogaFit: 2
Levels taken: Level 1, 2, YogaButt
Other certifications: NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist; Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt

Hercules CA
Years training YogaFit: 2
Levels taken: Level 1, 2,3; Seniors, Kids, Pre/Post Natal, YogaBack, AA
Other certifications: RYT-200, ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Group Fitness, AAAI/ISMA Personal Trainer, BBU Pilates Mat, Reformer, EXO Chair, Arc Barrel Certified, SPINNING
Bio: I've been in the Fitness Industry 25+ years. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from Arizona State University; Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing from University of Phoenix; Master of Arts in Humanities from New College of California, San Francisco and completed Master of Business Administration at Keller Graduate School of Management. I love education and knowledge is power. I enjoy meeting new people and love to educate them in the fitness industry with any new knowledge or workshop I've recently attended. I enjoy teaching YogaFit Style yoga, Pilates and educating my clients about body alignment and awareness of their breath.