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Group Exercise Instructors
Diane Brady-DoyleGroup Fitness Instructor
Diane has been in the fitness field for more than 25 years and has continued to expand her specialties as the industry changes. She is certified to teach Step, Cycle, Muscle Conditioning, Stretch, Pilates and most recently Barre, Diane is invested in keeping current. In Diane's classes, her goal, no matter the format, is to communicate clearly with the participants to meet their needs. Diane's classes provide varied levels of challenge but are always filled with lots of fun!
Melinda Bruno-SmithGroup Fitness Instructor
Melinda Bruno-Smith, RYT 200
I have been practicing and teaching hatha yoga since 1978. Yoga is a way of life for me--a practice I use to stay healthy, aware, and balanced. I share yoga as a physical and spiritual discipline, and enjoy helping members' develop an awareness of their bodies, mind and spirit.
Mary ButtsGroup Fitness Instructor
Mary has been a group fitness instructor and registered nurse for over 25 years and has been teaching indoor cycling for more than 15 years. Mary's classes are fun and challenging. Join her for Total Conditioning classes and you will get a fun full-body workout. Mary's Cycle classes will lead you to the beat of the music, up steep hills, through long flats, and powerful sprints.
Eleonora CordovaniGroup Fitness Instructor
Eleonora Francesca Cordovani (She/Her) is originally from Italy, and she is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher with more than 500 hours of training. She has practiced yoga for most of her life and she is proud to share the benefits of yoga with her students. Everything she offers is backed by scientific research, always respecting the roots of the practice. All her classes are trauma informed and accessible for everybody. She is also involved in social justice and believes that yoga can help improve ourselves and the world around us. She is currently studying to become a yoga therapist and some of her specialties are in perinatal yoga, yoga for chronic pain, yoga for neurological conditions. Eleonora also has a background in the Arts, having studied Theater Therapy back in Italy.
Teresa DatarGroup Fitness Instructor
Teresa is passionate about all kinds of movement. She danced for more than 25 years and has been leading group exercise classes on both land and water for the past 11 years. Her classes are safe, effective, and fun. Nothing makes her happier than to hear how class participants move and feel better after attending her classes. Teresa stays current in the exercise field by reading professional publications and attending fitness and wellness conferences. Teresa's certifications include: AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional, AEA Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Leader, AEA Arthritis Foundation (Land) Exercise Program Leader and Arthritis Foundation Land Fitness.
Laurel DeWolf-GriseGroup Fitness Instructor
Laurel has had a life-long interest in fitness and exercise. After a brief career in book publishing, she switched gears and began a career in a field she truly loves. Laurel is a certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise. She is certified to teach yoga through YogaFit, Cycle through Mad Dogg Spinning, and Body Pump and Body Flow through Les Mills.
Lisa GainsboroGroup Fitness Instructor
Lisa is a Massachusetts native who has been practicing yoga for many years. When she began, she was immediately drawn to the practice and learned after time, that while focusing on moving meditation, strength-building, and stretching, there is the added benefit of quieting the mind, which translated into her daily life off the mat. Lisa became a certified yoga instructor at Barre and Soul in Harvard Square and is full of gratitude that she is able to share her love of yoga and its mind/body/spiritual benefits with others.
Maya GormanGroup Fitness Instructor
Maya is an ISSA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and Mad Dogg Indoor Cycling Instructor. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in Environmental Science where she also ran Track & Field and Cross Country. She now teaches science and coaches Track and Cross Country at Belmont Hill School. Maya loves using music in her classes to motivate, energize and make working out fun for everyone. She continues to be an avid runner and has completed four marathons.
Cathy MandrioliGroup Fitness Instructor
After practicing yoga for more than 10 years, in 2006 Cathy took her practice to a deeper level when she faced a major health challenge. She found the energy of group practice invigorating and inspiring. Students of all abilities enjoy her teaching style, because she is committed to helping others strengthen their bodies and minds while remaining injury-free.
Cathy completed her first 200-hour teacher training at The Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, and her second in David Magones' Prana Vayu, a vinyasa practice that guides the body into a deeper state via sequencing and meditation.
Cara MorganGroup Fitness Instructor
Along with physical and mental health wellness as my work and passion, I sling lattes at Starbucks and own a Construction Business that specializes in Restoration, Renovation, and Repair of single family homes. I have been married for forever and have two fantastic very active boys. I love my job and am very thankful to have been working at the Concord Recreation department since 1997!
Teaching Group Fitness since 1985
Personal Training since 1992
Certified in Group Fitness since 1992, AFAA
Certified in MADD DOG Spinning Fitness since 1997
Certified in Personal Training 2008, AFAA
Extensive BARRE training 2008
Certified in BodyPump 1997
Outdoor Wilderness Leader Certificate, GCC Class of 1992
Wilderness EMT 1992- 2000
LICSW, UCONN Class of 1995
Cheryl OwenGroup Fitness Instructor
I currently teach Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer, and my certifications are from The Physical Mind Institute in New York. My approach to teaching is to connect with, challenge, and motivate people to achieve their fitness goals through a mind and body awareness. It gives me the greatest pleasure to see people change their bodies by improving their core strength, flexibility and posture over time. I am passionate about what Pilates can offer to populations of all ages, whether it is in a group fitness mat class, or in small group and/or private training on an apparatus like the Pilates Reformer.
Inspiring people to improve themselves has brought me the greatest satisfaction, and I encourage my students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have been recently focusing a lot on extension work, which I feel is very important especially in these current days of technology. I just love it when members share their progress with me. As one of my students recently reported: "I feel longer and leaner and stretched out, and I'm also a bit taller. My doctor just told me I grew an inch!"
Tai-Chun PanGroup Fitness Instructor
Tai-Chun began his training of Tai Chi at an early age and has been teaching Tai Chi in Boston area for more than 40 years. Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial arts form, consisting of a sequence of balanced, relaxed postures, connected by slow graceful movement, emphasizing body/mind coordination and relaxed breathing. Tai-Chun has been featured in the WHDH TV-Channel 7, Asian Boston magazine, Boston Globe, and other media outlets. In addition, many of his students are teaching at different places around Boston area.
Carolyn SchweitzerGroup Fitness Instructor
Over the past 13 years, Carolyn has moved seven times with her family spending time on the west coast, east coast, and Europe. The one consistent thread throughout all of her travels and experiences has been her passion for exercise. Now that she is settled in Concord, she is ready to get back to what she loves - - teaching group fitness classes. Carolyn loves Ballet Barre, music, and dancing. Her classes are all about having fun, enjoying great music, and supporting others to reach their personal fitness goals.
Lori SeymourGroup Fitness Instructor
Lori's goal has always been to help her clients achieve their goals through effective, fun workouts while also being able to answer any general questions they may have about their overall wellness and fitness. Lori has been working in the fitness industry for the last 8 years. She has helped numerous clients change their bodies and their lives in a positive way by teaching them about the importance of exercise and a healthy diet. Lori is working on an Exercise Science Degree and on a comprehensive Pilates certification. She likes to stay current on the new exercise trends and attends workshops often. Lori enjoys sharing what she has learned and continues to learn about the benefits of exercise with others. Being a trainer and group fitness instructor has been a very rewarding career! Lori is an AFFA Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, SCW Pilates, TRX and Rip Trainer, as well as Madd Dog Spinning certified.
Kelly WesternGroup Fitness Instructor
Kelly Western has been practicing yoga since 2000. She is a self-described "stiff person" and credits all of her flexibility to a regular yoga practice. She retreated to the mountains of Colorado for a month-long teacher training in 2007 and immersed herself in the exploration of yoga, anatomy, meditation and ceremony. In 2008 she opened Yoga off Broadway, a community focused yoga studio in Eagle, CO. She moved back to the Boston area in 2013 and has been teaching Yoga for Stiff People classes in and around Boston for the last 9 years. Her teacher training is based in Hatha style yoga- which is a very traditional form of yoga, but she says that her greatest influences come from her students and designing classes to meet each of their needs. Her classes tend to be light hearted and fun, so come to her class expecting to feel good and leave smiling.