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Ellie Perry - Vinyasa Yoga
Ellie is originally from Sacramento, but moved up to Tahoe 5 years ago after graduating from Chico State. She fell in love with yoga, at first as physical exercise, and was later swept off of her feet by its mental and emotional benefits. Ellie decided to pursue the chance to be able to share this love with others by completing a 200hr yoga teacher training Bali last fall. Her classes are varied, and while she enjoys bringing up the heat with a vinyasa flow, she also values the importance of a mellow, restorative class. She aims to provide students with a space in which they can get what they need, both mentally and physically. Ellie enjoys being playful on and off the mat and is excited to practice with everyone at HAF!
Tara Puritan - Triple Threat, TRX
Tara Purinton is an Incline resident who thrives on being active in the outdoors with her husband Chase and dog Hailey. Her passion for teaching began as a children's ski instructor for Alta Ski Resort. After completing her Masters in Teaching at Sierra Nevada College she became a teacher for the Carson City School District. Her love of exercise is apparent with her enthusiasm for group fitness at High Altitude Fitness where she prepares members for the endurance and strength activities Lake Tahoe has to offer. She is also an avid marathon runner and placed 1st in her age group for the Lake Tahoe Marathon. In addition to running; Tara climbs, mountain bikes, skis and enjoys camping out. Her love for exercise and high energy levels are what makes her aerobic workout classes a hit. Certified in Group Fitness Instruction AFFA, Bosu and TRX.
Connie Rollins - Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
Practicing yoga from a young age and teaching since 2003, Connie’s intent is to bring the student to a centered, enthused, and tranquil state of being - liberating creative energy and empowering each student with confidence and grace, on and off the mat.
Katie Lazzari - Personal Trainer, Cycling, TRX, Insanity
Katie is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, specializing in TRX and Indoor Cycling. Born and raised in South Carolina Katie grew up skiing in Winter Park, Colorado where her love of the mountains and outdoors began. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a BA in Corporate Communications she headed west and landed in Lake Tahoe. Katie currently resides in Kings Beach and enjoys any activity that allows her to be in nature. After being diagnosed with a chronic disease at a young age, Katie chose to take control of her illness through exercise and healthy eating. She began promoting her passion for health and wellness and her fitness career was born. Katie is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She also holds AFFA Primary Group Fitness certification, Schwinn Cycling, Maddog Spinning, Insanity, TRX Suspension Training, and BOSU. Always encouraging new participants, Katie believes it’s never too early or too late to works towards being the healthiest you. Think positively. Exercise daily. Eat healthy. Work hard. Stay strong. Build faith. Worry less. Be happy and live grateful.
Lisa Masser - Restorative and Power Yoga
Initially drawn to yoga to help balance her athletic lifestyle and photography career, Lisa believes movement is pure, artistic expression of the deepest parts of our soul, as well as a method to find our way to a greater source within. Lisa organically blends her east coast roots of a powerful, heartfelt vinyasa flow with her west coast flare and deeper understanding of yoga. Lisa continues to be astounded by the magnitude of yoga, and feels her yoga journey has only just begun, remaining open to its continued evolution. The broad horizon of her experience infuses her classes with fun, laughter, and a sense that one can achieve anything. On the mat and paddle-board, Lisa is devoted to maintaining a playful spirit, sweet sweat, and a smile towards progression. She also delivers a soothing experience in Yin or Restorative classes. Blending the breath with meditation you will leave renewed and ready for anything. She lives by the words: “in teaching and learning, there is no perfection, only practice.”
Sandy Soli - Cycling
Sandy has a passion for life and fitness and just plain FUN! Sandy loves to motivate others and her enthusiasm for fitness is infections and what attracts people to her. Fitness is a lifestyle and can be fun every step of the way, let her show you how to attain this. Sandy enjoys being creative, developing and implementing new programs and fitness incentives. Sandy's certifications include Aqua Fitness Instructor through IFTA, Mad Dog Athletics Spinning Certification, Group Strength Specialty Certificate through SCW Fitness Education, AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Zumba and Aqua Zumba Certified, TRX Certification, CPR/First Aid, and EMT-Emergency Medical Techinican Certification 1998 through 2004
Fitness Class Specialties; Aqua Fitness, TRX Body Blast, Spin, Boot Camp, Winter Sports Conditioning
Nicole Lanvin - Cycling, Barre Burn
Nicole has been passionately immersed in the nutrition, fitness, and wellness industries for the past twenty years. She began her career as the hostess and co-producer of the vegetarian cooking show, “Cooking, Naturally”. She later worked at the Pritikin Longevity Center as an Exercise Physiologist. She has a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA, has done graduate work in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University, and has a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. She has been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor for twenty two years and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. She also holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Health Coaching. Nationally and in California, she leads workshops based on her book, Think, Act, Be Fit and Thin, Roadmap to the Body You Deserve.
Kristen Ferrall - Cycling
Meshia DeVre - Cycling
Ricardo Ramirez - TRX, Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Ricardo Ramirez NASM-CPT, CES
Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist under the National Academy of Sports Medicine, among other credentials he holds the Training For Warriors level 1 & 2 Certified Instructor which is a training system designed for combat sport athletes and its effectiveness produced world champions, he is the ONLY TRX Grey Ranked Level 3 Certified trainer in the Tahoe basin, the only certification TRX offers, this means you will be in for a great quality work out.
Coach Ricardo is a Corrective Exercise Specialist with experience as a physical therapy aide, he offers a great option for post rehab patients as well as anyone that wants to get better physical and functional the right way, prehab or post rehab he will ensure attention to detail in your form and correcting any muscular imbalances you might have to get the most out of your workout and keep you in your sport and in life resilient with minimal risk of injury.
Christina Gaudio - Yoga
Christina received her 200 credited hour yoga certification in 2008 from the International Sivananda Centre in Val Morin Canada and a 14 credited hour yoga certification in 2011 from Street Yoga in Portland, Oregon for Youth Trauma-Informed. She has been teaching since 2009 and has enjoyed helping students grow with their practice. She has taught classes that primarily focus on Deep Stretch and Relaxation, Core Empowerment, Senior Chair and Trauma Informed Healing. She actively supports communities and in the past has established a Girl's Youth Yoga Program for Tree Street in Lewiston, ME, teamed up with Restore Yoga and the YWCA to teach Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence in Brooklyn, NY and offered Donation Based Yoga to Seniors in Gardnerville, NV.
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