Mike has been a lifelong fitness enthusiast!
In college, he competed as a powerlifter and in bench press contests. After graduating college, he became a police officer and enjoyed 26+ years with the LAPD and Pomona Police Department specializing in gangs as an officer, detective and sergeant.
Some of his accomplishments include being awarded the Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year. Additionally, Mike worked for Rio Hondo Police Academy as a Training Officer in charge of preparing new officer candidates mentally and physically. During his career in law enforcement, he was also the strength/conditioning coach for the wrestling team as well as head coach for the La Verne Lutheran High School baseball team.
Since retiring in 2019, Mike has received his personal training certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and spends his time helping people achieve their personal training goals. He looks forward to meeting all of our members. His hobbies include MMA (Muay Thai), boxing and spending time with his family and friends.
Specialty: Strength and Conditioning
Noah has been helping others create healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes for over 3 years.
As a person who struggled with weight gain during college, he understands what his client’s obstacles are from personal experience.
Along with personal experience, Noah has received a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and multiple certifications as a personal trainer, health coach, group fitness instructor, and senior fitness specialist.
If you are looking to expand your fitness knowledge or make a lifestyle change Noah can help you.
Specialty: Weight-loss, 50+, Senior Fitness, Post-Rehab (Return-to-Play)
In Crista's own words:
When people ask me why I workout, my answer is always, “For my mental and physical health.”
I lost my Mom to a heart attack in May of 2018 and I was in the worst shape of my life. I was 6 weeks from having my 4th baby, and I was a mental wreck! I needed to change my situation and I needed to get healthy for my future and for my kids. I lost over 100 lbs, and it dramatically shifted the way I felt and thought.
I love helping people learn to workout, helping people learn why fitness is so important and push them to become better than they were the day before.
Specialty: Balance, Core and Stretching to build strength and functional mobility
In Guy's words:
Fitness has been a passion of mine from an early age.
From playing high school football to coaching a men’s basketball team, to serving as a rescue swimmer and fitness instructor in the military--I love coaching and training people to improve their abilities and overall fitness.
I’ve trained individuals of all ages and abilities to improve stamina, strength, mobility, flexibility and endurance. Seeing someone progress and meet their goals is a great motivator for me.
Specialty: Group classes and functional fitness training
Amber has been teaching yoga for 20 years. She shares the practice of yoga in a way that brings the elements of practice off the mat and into the world. In each class there is a strong focus on adapting the practice of Yoga to the individual to support the awareness of the body and to allow the practice of yoga to be accessible and effective for all. She has taught many styles of yoga to many populations. With a 750 hour Yoga therapy Certification since 2007 she is adept at sharing the technology of yoga in a gentle yet powerful intelligent way.
She is the founder of the Ananda Lila School of Yoga, offering Yoga Teacher training, immersive training and specialized one on one coaching.Most recently she is the founder of the Breathe Play Love Yoga Non- Profit, with an ever-expanding crew of Yoga teachers whose goal it is to share the many benefits of yoga with the world.
Hanna is a Prescott native, born and raised in the beautiful ponderosa pines. Her roots run deep in this community, and as a fairly new teacher she is honored by every opportunity to connect with people through the practice of yoga. Yoga has been part of her life for as long as she can remember, and in 2015 her practice was elevated to new heights, as she explored her personal practice and pushed the boundaries of dedication.
This time of commitment to the practice of yoga inspired and supported her life with a sense of strength and determination. It is this freedom from doubt fear, and connection to both the inner and outer physical strength that inspires her to teach Her classes incorporate bits of breathing practice, vinyasa(flow yoga) and yin(holds for flexibility) , to create a well rounded practice that will help you center and relax into your body, and also challenge you to tap into your inner warrior strength.
Jessica has been teaching group fitness classes since 2013. She is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and POP Pilates certified instructor. She loves to teach yoga and POP Pilates in a way that provides options for all levels of fitness and mobility, allowing each individual to find comfort, fun and challenges within each class. You can also find her most days on the trail hiking, running, or walking with her fiance and her sweet dog.
Susan is a Northern Arizona-based yoga and nutrition coach, focused on proper movement & healthy fueling for mixed-terrain athletes. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2009 after her first certification in an Iyengar-based program that inspired a new perspective on what it means to be healthy.
As a masters athlete myself, I want to help you stay healthy, happy and motivated to pursue your outdoor adventures. I use yoga as a grounding and restoring practice to balance my endurance activities and find yogic philosophy valuable in managing depression and anxiety. Yoga for Athletes is a restorative flow and grounding practice to build strength, improve recovery and reconnect body and mind.
Angie has been a student of Yoga since 2013. Angie was inspired to share her love for movement and deep breathing when she was cured of her long term mental & physical health issues through a spiritual practice.
Angie was first certified as an instructor in 2017. She has since achieved her 200 RYT through Ananda Lila School of Yoga and Healing Arts. Angie’s perspective of yoga is preparing the body for meditation. Yoga is a safe space to optimize spiritual health through mastering the mind and breath. Her goal is to assist her students in releasing e-motions or energy in motion through movement and breath.