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GROUP INSTRUCTORS

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Jaclyn

David

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Jaclyn has been teaching group fitness for 10 years. She started at MFC as just a member when Tony asked her if she would like to start instructing. She figured since she was at the gym for hours every week any way, she might as well get paid for it. 

"Exercise is not only a great way to maintain a strong and fit body, but for me, it helps my mind and mental wellness stay healthy as well. I try to exercise at least 5-6 times a week. My favorite type of exercise is weight lifting, and HIIT." Jaclyn is certified with AFAA basic fitness instructor, Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D., Schwinn Spin and High Fitness. "My certifications along with in house trainings have helped me become familiar with many types of fitness formats. I love to teach and help others find a passion for fitness. It’s a habit, that if done with consistency and discipline, will help us all go into the aging process with much more grace and strength." 
 

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Linda

Linda has been teaching yoga in the Willamette Valley since 2015. She received her 200-hour Registered Yoga Training at Sola School of Contemplative Arts in Portland, Oregon and maintains her yearly certification through Yoga Alliance. She believes that the benefits of yoga should be made accessible to every ability level and every body and encourages students to let the practice serve them. She delights in choreographing movement and breath, understanding the space between the postures to be as important as the asanas themselves.

Aside from the many hours she spend tutoring piano, reading, and math, Linda enjoys writing music and poetry, gardening, hiking, and cuddling up to read with Juniper, her cat. And since life is lived well through purposeful integration, many of these experiences find their way into the yoga studio through story and practice.

Ashley

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Ashley has been teaching at MFC since August 2021, and has been manager of MFC since June 2023. Before Ashley began teaching she was a consistent member for 4 years when she reached out to Jaclyn about becoming an instructor. Funny story, Jaclyn was ALSO going to ask Ashley to be an instructor! Some things are meant to be! Ashley has been in house trained for Spin, Pump, Step, Bootcamp, HIIT, and certified High Fit. Ashleys journey to fitness wasn't an easy one "I had three kids and just didn't feel like myself anymore. I knew I had to fix something. My journey began with losing 50lbs on the Paleo diet and transitioned into taking Zumba, Kickboxing and Pump weekly. Thats where I became obsessed with fitness. This whole journey wasn't about 'weight loss' for me though, it was about obtaining a better state of mental health, and I achieved it!"

Allison

Allison teaches pilates classes with different variations (fusion and sculpt). She has been teaching for about 6 years but doing pilates for around 20 years on her own. "I love it for the core strengthening most, and the emphasis on improving flexibility, balance, posture, mindfulness and active breathing. It can be modified for all fitness levels so everyone can get exactly what they need out of it. I strive for lifelong fitness because it allows me the best quality of life. I love teaching at MFC because of the community of amazing people I have the chance to workout with and get to know!

Outside of the gym I love hiking anywhere with waterfalls, going to the beach, reading, traveling and time with family and friends."

Katie

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Katie has been a group fitness instructor for 3 years, but is new to MFC. She got her degree in nursing, but also in exercise science. Her favorite format to teach is HIIT, but also is a sub for Spin classes. "Your body is capable of doing almost anything, it's your brain that you have to convince. What I love most about fitness is the small changes that make the biggest difference."

David, who is originally from Maryland and served in the US Army for 3 years, started his "second life" in '87 when he discovered fitness. In 1989 David began teaching dance aerobics in Roseburg, OR. Group exercise was key! From Step to Group Cycling to Aqua Aerobics, David holds all the certifications. 9 to be exact, with Ballet being his newest hobby that he started at the age of 48, where he has performed in 7 events! "The key to a healthy and fit lifestyle is consistency"

Heather

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Heather has been working in the fitness field since 1994 as a fitness instructor and has been with MFC for 20 years. She is an AFAA-certified fitness instructor and also certified and trained in many formats including High Fitness, Schwinn Spin, R.I.P.P.E.D., Urban Bootcamp, Kickbox, Step, Pump, and Bootcamp. Along with that she has been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2011, this is her passion as she always brings the heat to this high-energy, high-calorie burn class.

Heather loves teaching and helping others reach their fitness goals. "It is so rewarding to see people make a positive change in their lives." One of her favorite quotes is “It doesn’t matter what’s been written in your story so far, it’s how you fill the rest of your pages that counts” Outside of the gym, Heather is a Color/Hand-tied Extension Specialist in Monmouth.

 

Tim

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Tim has been teaching spin for over 27 years (since the mid 90's.) He has instructed at various fitness locations in Idaho, California, and Oregon. Tim currently teaches spin at MFC as well as at Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Tim is certified in Mad Dogg Spinning, Schwinn Cycle, and MOSSA R30 group cycle. 

"Health and Wellness should be a part of everyone’s regular part of life. We don’t know how long we will live and I believe quality over quantity. Push yourself physically twice a week so you can do the norm things. 

When I teach spin, my favorite format for most song segments is teaching in rhythm. Which is riding to the beat of the music. No matter what the format (intervals, climbs/hills, sprints, etc) challenge yourself. 

The thing I love most about fitness is challenging myself and with others weekly to keep me healthy for my family and myself. I enjoy spinning with others that like to work hard, get a good workout, and feel accomplished. At the end it was all worth it."

Tabatha

You'll find Tabatha instructing over in our HIIT House. She has been doing crossfit for 14 years to include various competitions. She has her level 1 trainer certification, and is a certified personal trainer coupled with being certified in basic health, wellness and nutrition. "My philosophy is simple and can be followed by anyone, literally anyone. Calories in calories out....and move, just move. I teach HIIT classes while incorporating various styles of crossfit movements. Anything from bodyweight movements to Olympic lifts with all  the adaptions needed so everyone can reap the benefits. Encouragement and support wins the day."

Angie

Angie has been a group fitness instructor for 8 years. She teaches Spin and Burn, as well as sub's for several other classes.  "Cycling is my number one hobby.  I started taking Spin classes during the winter to stay in shape and that’s when I was instantly hooked!  There was the need for a spin instructor at my previous gym and I eagerly signed up.  I find the group setting to be very motivating.  The people are amazing, and I love the shared energy!  We’re all a work in progress and I’m honored for the opportunity to help people along their journey in reaching their health and fitness goals." 

Sarah

Sarah is Zumba instructor at MFC and has been teaching Zumba since 2017. She holds certifications from the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America as well as Zumba Fitness and the American Heart Association. Sarah grew up dancing and found Zumba as an adult when she was looking for more ways to bring dancing into her life.  Sarah recently ran the Philadelphia Marathon, something she thought she'd never be able to do. This has re-energized her focus on making others realize they can do far more than they think they are capable of!  Sarah brings her determination and tenacity to her fitness classes where they're combined with high energy Pop, Hip-hop and Latin music to deliver a vigorous calorie burning workout every time. The class motto is ‘As long as you're moving, you're doing it right!’

When she's not training or teaching Zumba, Sarah works as a small animal emergency veterinarian in the region.  Sarah can’t wait to see you in class!

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