First Wind Cycling & Fitness Instructors


OUR INSTRUCTORS & TRAINERS



 

 

Who She Is: Barre Instructor
 
What She's All About: Kristen fell in love with barre when she moved to Charlotte from Charleston and took her first class in 2012. She started teaching in 2015 and works to create the perfect combination of ballet, cardio, Pilates, toning and sculpting in all of her classes. Her passion for fitness is what drives her to help clients push themselves physically and mentally while having fun at the same time.
Who She Is: Barre Instructor
 
What She’s All About: Originally from West Virginia, Shawna is a Cali girl at heart who now calls Charlotte home. With a background in dance, she immediately fell in love with barre workouts after taking her first class in 2007! She's been teaching barre since 2014 and is a former barre franchise studio owner. She loves to share her love of barre with others and works to create challenging classes that will have you channeling your inner ballerina while pushing you to give it all you've got!

What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Dogs, Coffee, Adventure, Driving in a Convertible With the Top Down, and Hollywood Stars Fantasy Football 
Who She Is: Cycle and Strength Instructor
 

What She’s All About: Jae is a Charlotte native! She has always found herself driven to learn new ways to live a more active lifestyle and more importantly, help guide others to on their personal journey to finding balance and the best version of themselves. As a recent college grad, Jae is pursuing her many passions which include fitness, marketing and makeup!


What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Hanging out with family and friends

Who She Is: Cycle and Barre Instructor
 
What She’s All About: Liz came to Charlotte from Buffalo in 2016. She’s been an athlete most of her life and was a competitive springboard diver in high school and college. Liz loves motivating people to reach their full, unbridled potential. She found First Wind when she moved here, became a member, and our culture inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a fitness instructor.

What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Meeting New People, Family, Friends, Dogs, and Music
Who She Is: Cycle, Barre, and Strength Instructor

What She’s All About: Sarah is a nursing administrator by day and fitness instructor by night!  As a health professional and someone who has always made wellness a part of her lifestyle, she is passionate about her own health and fitness and yours.  Sarah loves the mental and physical benefits that moving and staying active provide and she loves sharing that feeling with you in the studio!

What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Family, Friends, Travel, and Music
Who She Is: Cycle, Strength, and Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

What She’s All About: Originally from Vermont, Bethany’s been calling Charlotte home for the last 13 years. She’s Charlotte famous as DJ Little Betty and has a special love for people that is evident in everything she does. She takes special consideration in crafting her playlists to motivate and energize her classes. This lady loves working with clients to improve lives physically, mentally, and emotionally through impactful workouts and positive vibes.

 

What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Music, Travel, Mountain Biking, Friends, and Tacos

Who She Is: Cycle, Barre, Strength, and Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

What She’s All About: Lyn has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She’s been a competitive martial artist, a dancer, and a coach. She believes the keys to success in making health and fitness a permanent part of your lifestyle are a positive mindset, the right kind of self-talk, and creating habits that stick. Lyn brings fun into her classes and training sessions and is particularly passionate about working with people who have lofty goals.


What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Family, Friends, Music, and Dancing

Who He Is: Strength Instructor and Personal Trainer
 

What He’s All About: Josh is a lifelong athlete who started wrestling at the age of five and has practiced and played football, soccer, kickball, hockey, and martial arts over the years. He loves working with people who are just starting out in making fitness a part of their life. Josh motivates his clients with a positive attitude and a little push!


What He Loves Outside of the Studio: Music, Dogs, Friends, and Sports

Who She Is: Cycle, Strength, and Barre Instructor


What She’s All About: Karen has a passion for fitness and cycling that runs deep. As a Heart Patient, she struggled with fitness as a part of her life prior to a medical procedure to fix an abnormality in her heart in 2008. Since then, she’s been able to do more than she ever could growing up and wants to share her love for moving and staying healthy with everyone at First Wind.

 

What She Loves Outside of the Studio: Enchiladas, Family, Non-Profit Work, Animals, Tennis, and Travel

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