Meet Our Trainers
Meet our personal trainers – dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals and full potential!
National Council on Strength and Fitness Personal Trainer Certification
Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Virginia Tech BS Animal Science, Biology
I am a lifelong horse lover and equestrian athlete. I retired as a medical technologist to follow my dream of becoming a horse trainer, a personal trainer, and a yoga instructor. I have competed several horses in Dressage, winning multiple year-end and series awards, including first level with “Letter to Elise” at the 2003 Virginia State Horse Champion Schooling Shows. I have also competed in numerous 5K, 10K, 15K, 10 mile and half marathon races. Physical fitness and strength training have positive effects on my riding and I am excited to share this with others.
Client testimonial: “Amy is my personal trainer and I have made so much progress with her! She is also my first yoga teacher and the one who made me fall in love with yoga! If you’re looking for someone who understands you and the best way to build your strength and mobility, you definitely need to schedule some sessions with her. Just do it. You won’t regret giving yourself this gift.”
Amy’s fitness tip: soothing your psoas muscle
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor Certified
Zumba, Zumba Strong and Zumba Kids qualified; Kettlebell AMPD certified; TRX and RIP qualified
Dillard University, BA degree in Business Management
Family and our health are of utmost importance to me. I want to be there for my family so sometimes you have to think about yourself first to make sure you can take care of home and the needs there. I love engaging in outdoor activities and spending quality time with family and friends. I have played various sports, and played volleyball in college on scholarship.
Client testimonial: “Working with Heather has been a wonderful experience. I love that she helps me focus on lifelong habits and works to help teach me exercises that I can keep and continue using on my own. I also love how she looks at this experience as a whole, asking about how I’m eating and what’s going on in my life. I love coming into my personal training sessions! I definitely feel stronger and happier as a result. She really helped me be able to focus on my body in a healthy way and see it as an act of self care and love. I would recommend this to everyone!”
Heather’s fitness tip: shoulder strength
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Weight Loss Specialist
Senior Specialty Fitness and Mobility Coach
POUND Pro Group Fitness Instructor
Generation POUND Pro Instructor (Youth)
Former TEAM USA/World Congress Martial Arts Member
My 25 years of training and instruction has included many types of exercise and programs to provide support for others to feel their best and add longevity to their mobility. I particularly enjoy the personal aspect of training and creating a fun, high energy environment for group exercise!
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Fitness Instructor
In 2010, I lost over 50 pounds to be a better role model for my children, and went from couch potato to distance runner. I started teaching small group fitness in 2011 (circuit training, TRX, kettlebells) and have helped women, like myself, start their own wellness journeys. I am excited to help you find your own fitness, and celebrate you!
I live with my husband, kids, and menagerie of pets in Madison. I enjoy running, and have completed over a dozen half marathons and four full marathons. I am also a voracious reader, love to sing and play my ukulele, and participate both on and offstage in community theatre.
Katie’s fitness tip: effective squats
Katie’s fitness tip: enjoying exercise snacks
Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRIC) Certified
Aquatic Exercise Association Certified
Arthritis Foundation Certified
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Group Fitness Instructor
BioExercise Coach and AquaStretch Certified Practitioner
I have forty years of experience as an exercise professional, with training that includes land and water therapy.
Client testimonial: “I am Sharon Steele’s first pre-surgical patient for her “prehab” program, and that made me a very fortunate woman. I have osteoarthritis and was scheduled for knee surgery this summer. I had eight personal prehab sessions with Sharon in the pool before my surgery in August 2021. I was ready! I was up and walking with a walker the day of surgery. I only spent one night in hospital. When I came home I used the walker for only two days before my home health physical therapist released me to use a cane. Less than a week after surgery I am hanging wash on my lines! All of my health care providers are amazed at how well I am doing. I feel great and do not have much pain. Prehab makes so much sense. Strengthening the muscles you will need to support your new joint before surgery replacement makes rehabilitation much easier. By the way, I am 74 years old!”
Sharon’s fitness tip: consider the benefits of aquatic exercise
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Rock Steady Boxing™ Coach
Exercise Science degree California University of Pennsylvania
Associate degree Germanna Community College
I’m the Exercise Specialist at Powell. My role includes working with individuals in the FitScripts program who are transitioning from or managing a medical condition and want to improve their health through physical activity. I also coach Powell’s Rock Steady Boxing™ class for individuals with Parkinson’s to work on building strength, flexibility, and speed in support of improved quality of life. I played basketball in college and am currently the basketball coach at a local middle school. I have two handsome boys, a beautiful wife, and a wild golden retriever! I enjoy working out and hanging out with family and friends.