GREAT TEACHERS MAKE GREAT CLASSES! All of our instructors are nationally certified and must complete the necessary continuing education hours to stay on top of the latest trends and to meet your needs. They are also required to be AED and CPR certified.
Michael Dukes - Group X - Cycle, Personal Trainer, SGT1
Certifications: NASM, Madd Dog (Spin), GSM
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”
Michael is a personal chef, fitness enthusiast, music aficionado, professional deejay, sales professional, and certified indoor cycling instructor. Certified thru Madd Dogg Athletics, Michael brings over 20 years of music programming experience from the dancefloor into the spin cycle class to elevate your workouts to the next level. He also has over 16 collective years in the fitness industry, and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Corrective Exercise and Golf Fitness training.
Faith Newcomb - Front Desk & Group X - Silver Sneakers
Faith has grown up in Juno beach FL dancing with Ballet Palm Beach. Now a professional dancer, she hopes to inspire others to lead happier, healthier lives by moving their bodies and becoming more active. Faith is excited to help you in any way she can in your fitness journey.
Nicole Leavell - Group X - Yoga
Certifications: HATHA Yoga.
Nicole has been practicing and teaching Yoga since 1973 in New York and Florida. She has been teaching at Loggerhead Fitness since 2005. She is certified through the Yoga Teachers Alliance. She also teaches country line.
C.J. Eaton - Group X - Cycle, Yoga/Pilates & Pump
CJ has been an instructor for over 31 years, 20 of them at Loggerhead. She teaches Group Cycle, Cardio Fitness and Yoga classes. She is a registered nurse specializing in women’s and children’s healthcare.
Elizabeth Bond - Group X - Yoga
Elizabeth has been practicing yoga for 9 years and teaching in the Jupiter area for three. She feels blessed to share these healing practices with the community. Her aim is to help students feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies by improving their physical, mental, and emotional states both on and off the yoga mat.
Aylin Ryan - Group X - Zumba/Gold, Body Sculpt, Silver Sneakers
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Silver Sneakers, CPR/AED
Education: Master of Social Work and Bachelor in Science with Majors in Botany and Environmental Studies
Aylin has loved to dance since she was a little girl. She studied belly dancing during her college years and three years ago fell in love with Zumba. She obtained her Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Gold license and has been teaching for two years. Aylin is also certified to teach AFAA Group Fitness classes. She is Silver Sneakers and CPR/AED certified. Aylin’s goal is to create a fun atmosphere where people forget they are working out and look forward to coming back to take their next class.
Jennifer Abate - Group X - Cycle
Certifications: Mad Dogg Spinning, Les Mills
Jennifer grew up in Massachusetts and is a graduate of Florida Southern College. She taught several years in the Palm Beach and Polk County School Districts until she stayed home to raise her four children. During that time, she became involved in group fitness classes as a participant.
Jennifer loved the accountability and motivation that the group atmosphere provided. She became Les Mills Certified in Body Pump and Body Combat in 2008 and 2009. Mad Dogg spin soon followed in 2009.
In 2011, she received her Personal Training Certificate and built a successful business. Jennifer felt that personal training and group fitness was the perfect combination.
She loves seeing people make positive changes in themselves through exercise and proper nutritional guidelines. She feels that her energic personality, ability to motivate others, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle are essential in helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Shaun Hammons - Group X - Body Sculpt, Barre, Cycle
A fitness enthusiast since her mid-teens, Shaun attended the University of Florida earning degrees in marketing and economics. While staying home with her young, she developed a passion for helping others on their fitness journey. Over 16 years ago, she began teaching group fitness as a certified Mad Dogg Spinning instructor. Soon after, she was teaching other modalities, preferring to focus on functional training, including recovery. In addition to cardio sculpting classes, she teaches Spin, Barre, HIIT and foam rolling. She believes in utilizing a comprehensive approach to fitness in order to attain more effective results and longevity.
Suzanne Ion - Group X - Cycle
Certifications: ACE, AAFA and Mad Dog Spinning and Tabata Boot Camp
Suzanne makes her home in Palm Beach Gardens but is 6th generation Hawaiian born. She is taking on the challenge of being student herself and perusing a graduate degree in nutrition and dietetics. She taught her first cycle class after falling in love with the intense workouts at the Jungle Club-Vero Beach (2009). Certified by ACE, AAFA and Mad Dog Spinning and Tabata Boot Camp. Suzanne has benefited from the inspiration of some awesome coaches and looks to give back the gift of fitness she has been given.
Christine Lange - Group X - Urban Drums & Body Sculpt
Certifications: NASM, AFAA, SPIN, Strong by Zumba, POUND®,
Christine Lange is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
She is a nationally ranked Figure Competitor with over 20 years of experience motivating and coaching. During her career, Christine has been privileged to work with a number of high-profile clients located in the Hamptons, New York, Scottsdale, Arizona, Miami, and Palm Beach Florida.
Christine has taught group fitness to a diverse clientele for over 20 years.
She is certified in Spin, Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Body pump, Strong by Zumba, Poundfit, and she created a class called “Bikini Bootcamp”.
Christine graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Certificate to teach High School English and Drama. Christine taught for ten years in Arizona and Florida schools and currently uses her many skills to motivate others to achieve their fitness and weight loss goals.
Lori Hackbart - Group X - Step & Body Sculpt
Lori has been leading group fitness for 35 years and loves it! Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Lori, her husband and two daughters have lived from coast to coast and only recently relocated to Florida. From rollerblading to biking to kayaking Lori loves outdoors activities and enjoys all Florida has to offer, especially bike riding year round. She considers being at the Disney parks an outdoor sport. Lori is AFAA and CPR certified and thrilled to be teaching at Loggerhead Fitness.
Tracey O’Hara - Group X - Yoga
Tracey is a Yoga Alliance certified Tantric, Kundalini, Sattva Yoga teacher. All certifications are from Rishikesh India, the birthplace of yoga. She has been teaching since 2007 and she attracts all level of practitioners. Her classes consist of breath work, Kriya, (movements to create your evolution) Wisdom & Mantra (medicine for the mind). She hosts yearly retreats to India. Her classes are filled with wisdom & inspiration to assist you in Loving Your Life!
Anna Drewnowska - Group X - Mat Pilates
Certifications: Mat Pilates, Silver Sneakers
Ania was born and raised in Poland. She came to the USA in 2004, and lived in Richmond , VA for 12 years. She moved to Jupiter in 2016. Ania has Master’s degree in English Philology and was an ESL teacher for over 30 years. She has been teaching Pilates since 2007. She loves skiing, biking, kayaking and tennis, traveling and camping, but also reading books and studying foreign languages.
Rachel “Sam” Erbaugh - Group X - Mat Pilates & Core Stretch
Certifications: Barre, Pilates, Bootcamp, Aquafit
As a National Champion in swimming and rowing, Rachel’s passion for fitness started young and grew for 25 years. Trained in many fitness programs, such as Barre, Pilates, Bootcamp, Aquafit, Stretching, and many strength and toning techniques.
She prides herself on making her clients see results, and quickly. Rachel always has a smile on her face while pushing you to your max potential.
Originally from the western suburbs of Philadelphia, she has loved residing in PBC since 2010. “Palm trees make me happy!” In her time off, Rachel owns a pet care business. Her own dog, Drake, is her biggest fan.
Nora Lara - Group X - Zumba
From a Caribbean country, Venezuela, and always involved in the dancing world. Nora became a Zumba instructor because one of her passions is to dance. Nora also teaches group fitness and she is working towards receiving her Silver Sneakers certification. Her classes are always a party. She enjoys teaching while building strong healthy bodies!
Elsie Sainsbury Rodriguez - Group X - Zumba
I was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Venezuela (we love to Party). I enjoy sharing my joy for music. I love to dance because you can remove all the bad energies that cause stress in your body. Dance will make you feel happy, healthy and feeling younger. Zumba dance is good for your heart, mind and spirit. You get a great work out while keeping track of the choreography and it will bring up good memories that make you happy!
Jeanne Knott - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Toning. CPR
Zumba® Instructor since 2008
Jeanne was a flight attendant with American Airlines for 34 years. Before retiring, she became certified in group fitness. In 2008, she took her first Zumba® Class and became licensed immediately. She fell in love with the exciting music and exotic rhythms, salsa, merengue, bachata & cha-cha. Moving in a way that she never knew she could! She has been a member of the Zumba® community for over 13 years, involved in several Flash Mob’s and Zumba® Fundraisers, to name a few: Toys for Tots, Susan G. Komen, New Hope Charities & Leukemia Foundation. Jeanne’s passion for a healthier lifestyle after retirement has been rewarding and satisfied her need to help others in their wellness.
Maria Breitenbach - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step, Zumba Sentao, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba kids, Zumbini and Strong Nation.
I was born and raised in Bolivia, where I graduated as an Environmental Engineer. Fitness has always been a big part of my life and dancing has been my first love. In Zumba I’ve found the perfect combination between my two passions, staying healthy and having fun. That is why in 2013, I became a Zumba Instructor and since then I’ve taken all the specialties that this amazing program has to offer. My students can be sure that they will always have a good workout, release tons of energy and have lots of fun.
Rita Benza - Group X - Zumba
Certifications: Zumba, AFAA
Rita grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She obtained her Zumba Instructor license in 2011. She also teaches Zumba Step, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, and Strong by Zumba Fitness. Her Primary Group Ex Certification is through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness association of America). She is current in her continuing education hours as well as her CPR through American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED. She teaches various formats of group fitness including but not limited to HIIT (high intensity interval training), Bootcamp, Cardio Sculpt, Cardio Strength, Tabata, Cardio Core and Tone as well as Circuit Training.