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Welcome to our web page featuring the exceptional Contract Instructors working at our facilities. Check out their photos, certifications, qualifications and experience, along with some of the healthy benefits you and your family members will receive from taking their classes.

In alphabetic order, meet our instructors! Click on their name in the table below or scroll down to view them all. Just click on the photos for larger views.

Baker, Jan - Jazzercise Marshall, Gail - Fitness
Barber, Brianna - Dance McGehee, Don - Personal Training, Indoor Cycling
Barrows, Nick - Bowmen Sports Camps & Clinics Nakaya, Takao - Karatedo
Buckley, Meredith - Preschool Northrup, Tony - Gymnastics
Bouguyon, Chris - Tai Chi for Arthritis Noune', Tom - Personal Trainer
Epperson, Jill - Preschool Oak Creek Tennis Pros - Tennis 
Ferrer, Jason - Wellness from Internal Kung Fu Parks, Trevor - Adult Karate
Gold, Russ - Private Guitar Lessons Pilgrim, Dusty - Outdoor Pursuits
Goree, Pierre - Personal Trainer Posey, PJ - Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning
Griffin, Cecilia - Zumba Project 8 Fitness - Emeka Nnabuaku
Guinn, Jan - Stretch & Yoga Rogers, Shadae - Summer Dance Camp
Jackson, Angela - Glitz & Glam Girls, Birthday Parties Romero, Alex - Personal Trainer/Boxing Fitness
Jordan, Joanna - Dance Soto, Hector - Start Smart
Khalsa, Swami Dev Singh - Kundalini Yoga Sparenberg, Samantha - Senior Specialist 
Khan, Amir - Keyboard and Music Stallo, Kerry - Personal Trainer 
Kravats, Igor - Chess Stewart, Mary - Belly Dance
LiveWire Fitness - Core Energy Sullivan, Jill - Water Aerobics
Luckey, Lori - Aerobics, Balance, Stretch Tufariello, Mike - Boxing
Mad Science - Science Camps Williams, Christopher - Personal Trainer
Marcotte, Brett - Director of Tennis Wright, Jessica - Arts Instructor
Margach, Robert - Red Tiger Karate Young Rembrandts - Art Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Baker

Jazzercise

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Jan Baker has been a certified Jazzercise franchisee since 1989. She is CPR certified and receives updates in training through Jazzercise Inc. In addition to Jazzercise, Jan is employed full time as a music and movement specialist in a local school district for grades K-4. For class questions and info, email carrolltonjazzercise@gmail.com or check www.jazzercise.com

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun, powerfully effective, 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Carrollton offers 37 classes a week between Rosemeade and the Carrollton Senior Center taught by a variety of certified Jazzercise instructors.

Brianna Barber

Dance

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 Brianna has been an assistant dance instructor since 2011. She's instructed all ages in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Adult Ballet, Private lessons and much more. Dancing allows you to be free to express yourself through movement and gain a confidence that wil stay with you for the rest of your life. Brianna invites you to "Come dance with us!"

To contact Brianna, email her at briannabarber4444@msn.com.

Nick Barrows

Bowmen Sports Camps and Clinics

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Nick has been involved with summer sports camps and clinics for eight years and has experience as a coach, head coach, director and owner.

He is the varsity women's head basketball coach at Westlake Academy and has coached there for six years where he's had 180 career wins. They are the 2010 State Champions and Nick was named the TCAF 2010 Coach of the Year. His teams have earned five regional championships and have been district champs six years running at both the JV and Varsity levels. As a guest coach at the University of Kansas Summer Basketball Camp, he coached 800 kids at a single week-long camp. Nick has also coached football, baseball and soccer at Junior High, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. Hundreds of players each summer take the summer Bowmen camps.

The goal at Bowmen Sports Camps and Clinics is to get children excited about sports! Hitting golf balls or shooting lay-ups, learning the rules is just a small part of the process. They have hundreds of drills and skills sets that are super fun and keep players in the game. They want them to leave with a healthy appreciation for team sports while in a fun, active and positive environment.

To contact Nick, email him at nick@bowmansports.com or call 817-929-3333.

 Chris Bouguyon

Tai Chi for Arthritis

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 Sifu Chris Bouguyon began his studies of martial arts at age 12, with a passion that has led him to train in 16 different styles with many great masters over the past 28 years. Sifu Chris is a full time instructor for Simply Aware, holding classes across the greater Dallas area for ages 5 to 95.

To contact Chris, visit simplyaware.com.

Meredith Buckley

Preschool

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Meredith Buckley attended Texas Woman's University and is passionate about teaching children and allowing them to grow and learn at their own pace. She has incredible patience and enjoys helping children develop a love of learning. She has experience working in daycare facilities, as well as homeschooling her five children. Other experience includes coaching a recreational youth cheerleading squad for three years, coaching a youth basketball team and teaching children's classes at her church.

All Stars classes encourage a love of learning while preparing children for kindergarten. Students learn to recognize letters and learn their sounds, write their names, read sight words and begin to read. Children also participate in circle time, calendar, science, math, geography and gym time. These classes allow children to develop social skills and make new friends. Preschool Math classes focus exclusively on math skills such as counting, one-to-one correspondence, number recognition, categorizing, patterns, shapes, graphing and measuring. Skills are taught through active play, fun games, role-playing real life situations and a book of the day. You won't find any flash cards or math worksheets in this class. Preschool Science classes promote curiosity and help develop beginning science skills, such as observing, measuring, predicting and classifying. Children learn to form hypotheses and then try out their ideas. Each topic includes a book, hands-on activities and real science experiments.

Jill Epperson

Preschool

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Miss Jill has been an instructor for 20 years at the Rosemeade Recreation Center. In 2009, she received the City of Carrollton appreciation certificate for her dedication to the children of Carrollton. Her high quality programs, loving and hard work are her trademark.

Jason Ferrer

Wellness from
Internal Kung-Fu

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Shizi (Qualified/Certified Teacher) of Jiulong Baguazhang, 2nd Degree Black Belt of American-Do Karate, Martial Artist of 15+ years, Yoga & Meditation Practitioner since 2000

Wellness From Internal Kung-Fu is a structured course in the “Rolling the Pearl” foundational training for Jiulong Baguazhang. Jiulong (Nine Dragon) Baguazhang is a Chinese Martial art focusing on internal awareness and development first before exploring and building martial expertise. Practitioners can enjoy reduced stress in mind, body and emotions along with improved posture, efficient body mechanics and a stronger mind-body connection. All of this and more is achieved through quiet sitting and breathing, Chinese Yoga, power standing with visualization and other training tools designed to embody reality based health and self-defense.

Email ShiziFerrer@gmail.com or go to www.DallasBagua.tk for more information.

Russ Gold

Private Guitar Lessons

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Russ Gold has been playing the guitar since 1969 and teaching since 1971. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from North Carolina School of the Arts and has also attended New England Conservatory of Music and Southern Methodist University. He has performed concerts on stage, radio and television in various parts of the United States. He has been teaching at Rosemeade Recreation Center since 1989.

Students learn any style of music, learn music reading, scales, improvisation, music theory and how to learn songs from recordings. Lessons are ongoing and meet Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

Reserve your sessions by calling Russ at 214-500-6704.

Pierre Goree

Personal Trainer

Pierre Goree, Nutritionist, Certified Fitness Instructor, and 11+ years fitness veteran has professional experience in performance enhancement, interval training, and an array of multifaceted training techniques. He brings high energy to fitness training and creates an electrifying atmosphere during each training session. Pierre’s objective is to assist clients by providing practical information conducive to a healthy and disciplined lifestyle

Cecilia Griffin

Zumba, Body Blast
and Aerobics

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Bachelor of Business Administration, University of North Texas – 2002
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Fitness Instructor - 2008
Licensed Zumba Instructor - 2010
American Heart Association - AED/CPR

Cecilia discovered fitness and health was her primary interest at mid-life. Now she is a runner, group instructor and is absolutely in love with Zumba. It didn’t happen overnight but instead one step at a time. Every year she discovers a new way to keep fitness and health invigorating. She is passionate about helping people learn their own personal strengths.

It's time to Zumba! This is a calorie burning fitness class with a Latin flavor. The Merengue, Salsa, Reggaton, Samba, Cha-Cha, Bachata and other International Latin rhythms help tone your core, elevate your heart rate, and strengthen your body. No dance experience necessary. Only thing needed is a sense of fun and adventure.

To contact Cecilia, email her at cecilia.griffin@cityofcarrollton.com.

Jan Guinn

Stretch & Yoga

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Jan has been a dedicated Yoga practicioner for several years. She is a certified Yoga, Pilates and Group Exercise instructor. She has also been certified as a Silver Sneakers instructor which qualifies her to teach exercise classes to seniors. Classes focus on improving strength, flexibility and balance, along with increasing range of motion. Her Aging Gracefully Yoga™ and Stretch classes at the Carrollton Senior Center are specially designed to meet the needs of older adults.

Angela Jackson

Glitz & Glam Girls, Birthday Parties

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10+ years as professional fashion model in Southeast Texas and DFW
10+ years performing and teaching dance
10+ years Carrollton Youth Football Cheerleader Coach and board member
10+ years teaching charm, manners and modeling primarily to youth and through Cotillion and Debutante Preparation
5+ years cosmetic counter manager and makeup artist
Attended Ada Duckett finishing school in Southeast Texas. Ada is the Texas based designer/pageant director for the Miss America Pageant system.

Benefits: affordable, simple and easy for parent on party day, just show up to a decorated party room set up for fun and entertainment, convenient location

Visit Angela's websites at www.mcmtexas.com or www.missdentoncounty.com or call 214-673-2101.

Joanna Jordan

Dance

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Joanna graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of North Texas and is certified in Pilates. She has been performing professionally, choreographing and teaching since 1996. She teaches and performs many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, contemporary, drill and lyrical.

Dance has many benefits. It helps improve coordination, balance, flexibility and memory. Allow yourself to escape into the world of dance and improve technique or find your style. Various class combinations are offered for children age 3 to adults. Classes range from beginning to advanced levels. Private lessons are also offered.

For more information, call 972-242-2490.

Swami Dev Singh Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga

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Swami Dev Singh Khalsa began practicing Kundalini Yoga under the guidance of Indian Master Yogi Bhajan in 1974 and began teaching in 1976. Director of the Dallas 3HO Toha Center, he has also taught at North Carolina School of the Arts, Eastfield College, the Healing Springs Ranch in Tioga, Texas and the Houston 3HO Yoga Center. He has taught at Rosemeade Recreation Center since 1996.

Through improved flexibility, breathing and circulation, Kundalini Yoga emphasizes a healthy body and mind as keys to a healthy and happy life. Exercise and meditation are augmented by the ancient technique of mantra to enhance the meditative aspect of the Yoga experience. Once learned, Yoga can be practiced at home. Experience increased energy and vitality, stress reduction, mood control and overall peace of mind. Bring an exercise mat and water.

To contact Swami, call 214-500-6704.

Amir Khan

Keyboard & Music

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Amir Khan is a professional composer and music educator with over 20 years experience as a recording artist and 10 years experience teaching music in a variety of positions. His recording works have been published by EMI International, Far East Peach (Japan) and Indie labels. In 2009, Amir completed advanced digital music production course from Berklee College of Music. Amir has been managing the keyboard/piano training program at the Coppell Aquatic & Recreation center since 2009. In 2011, Amir has introduced the keyboard/piano program at the Crosby Recreation Center in Carrollton and Community Activity Center in Flower Mound.

In addition to teaching piano/keyboard, Amir teaches digital audio workstation, music production and sound engineering. Currently, Amir has over 30 students ranging from ages 5 years to 55 years, from beginners to advanced levels. Amir also holds an MBA in marketing from De La Salle University.

Keyboard/piano program is a beginner program geared primarily towards children ages 5-14 years. Piano/keyboard is an ideal first musical instrument for children of any age. Being one of the easiest instruments to learn, children love the idea to instantly play simple songs. Research has shown piano/keyboard lessons help children in school, raise self esteem, increase coordination, help concentration and contributes to child being well-rounded.

Official website: http://www.amirkhanmusic.com/

Additional qualified instructors undergo a national criminal background check and must pass audition to verify their musical capabilities. All instructors can read/write music and have prior experience teaching or have been personally trained by Amir. To contact Amir, email him at amirkh_2001@yahoo.com.

Igor Kravets

Chess

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Igor Kravets teaches age-appropriate skills to help boost children’s confidence, enhance problem solving ability, and teach them to react rationally to challenging situations while building cognitive short and long-term memory functions. Children will learn to think with one’s mind and not with one’s hands while developing abstract thought. There is a new project each month.

For additional information, contact Mr. Kravets at 214-448-5924.

LiveWire Fitness

Core Energy

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Jennifer Reid, a marathoner, cyclist, triathlete and owner of LiveWire Fitness, understands the dedication and determination that it takes to get healthy and lose weight. After years of hitting the gym on her own, she decided to focus on helping others reach their fitness goals. She is an Elite Certified Personal Trainer and Indoor Cycling instructor from the nationally recognized Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, Jennifer has worked with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak as an "off camera trainer" for the Health and Lifestyle TV show, The Revolution. Since she knows that nutrition is equally as important as exercise through her involvement with Weight Watchers, Jennifer is passionate about motivating and inspiring positive changes in her clients' workout program and their eating habits. Being physically fit has changed her life and she wants her clients to experience similar results.

Shane Ball is an Elite Certified Personal Trainer from the nationally recognized Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. As a cyclist, runner and triathlete, he knows the discipline it takes to achieve superior levels of fitness. Shane is no stranger to instructing class; when is not making clients work hard to achieve their fitness goals, he is in the classroom as a college professor. Shane greatly enjoys motivating those seeking fitness to perform at their optimal levels.

To contact Jennifer or Shane, visit livewirefit.com.

 Lori Luckey

Aerobics, Balance,
Stretch

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Lori Luckey has been a certified group fitness instructor for many years. She loves helping people stay fit at any age or fitness level. Her balance class helps to address an often overlooked fitness component, as a strong sense of balance is key to all other fitness routines. She has been teaching classes at the Carrollton Senior Center since 1998.

Lori holds the following certifications:
    Bachelor of Science/Medical Technology/ASMT
    Certified in A Matter of Balance
    Certified ACSM
    Certified Older Adults and Exercies - Cooper Institute
    American Heart Association AED/CPR

To contact Lori, email her at lori.luckey@cityofcarrollton.com.

Mad Science

Science Camps 

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Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science® is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects their world. Mad Science® offers a large selection of preschool, after school, summer and vacation programs, in-class workshops, special events and birthday parties. From entertaining education programs to educational entertainment, Mad Science sparks imaginative learning.

For more informatino about Mad Science, or for questions, call (972)- 241-0475 or visit www.facebook.com/madscienceDFW or dallas.madscience.org.

Brett Marcotte

 

Director of Tennis

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Juinor Program and Adult Teams - USPTA

Brett, USPTA Pro 1, has over 25 years playing and teaching experience. He is a former nationally ranked junior. After years away from the game, Brett returned to the game to play Div-1 collegiate tennis and compete professionally on the satellite tour. As a player, Brett won two Southern Sectional Championships. In addition to being a former collegiate head coach, he has extensive knowledge teaching players of all levels. Brett has served as the Director of Tennis at OCTC since 2009 and is the former head coach of Carrollton Christian Academy. Several of his students have gone on to earn college tennis scholarships and compete professionally.

Click here to email Coach Brett Marcotte.

Robert Margach

Red Tiger Karate

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Began martial arts training in 1973
Certified Master Black Belt and Chief Instructor
Styles include: American Karate, Judo, Shotokan Karate, and Tae Kwon Do
Professionally teaching for over 20 years
Established Red Tiger Karate in 1999
Educational background: MBA and Bachelor of Science, Purdue University

Robert has built a strong following through his many years of teaching, training, and competing in various martial art styles. He excels in teaching every type of student - from top competitors to shy five year-olds. He has taught in a variety of venues over the years including Texas School for the Blind, classrooms designed for at-risk kids, and martial art classes for elite competitors. Since 1991, he has taught martial arts in community facilities, allowing students to train in comprehensive, affordable programs with high caliber instruction. His goal is to help each student reach their personal best, inside and outside of the dojo. He created Red Tiger Karate to provide high quality programs that promote character development, physical fitness, and life skills for children and adults through the study of martial arts.

Gail Marshall

Fitness

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Gail has been teaching a variety of fitness courses since 1986 at both Rosemeade and Crosby Recreation Centers. She became a Fitness Professional full time in 1986 and is owner and founder of The Fitness Foundation. She received training on multiple levels for sale of physical therapy equipment software and certifications in areas of Respiratory Fitness and Kinesiology. Gail is available for speaking engagements and has been a guest speaker at fitness conventions and Brookhaven College. She has also provided private classes for corporations.

Classes are for the beginner or someone who has been exercising for years. Gail offers a combination of many different types of exercise and concentrates not only on cardio benefits but good toning and firming as well as great stretching exercises during cool down. Very easy to follow as there are no dance steps, just lots of movement with high repetitions and good music to keep you motivated. Good for any age or experience level.

To contact Gail, email her at gailcmarshall@verizon.net.

Don McGehee

Indoor Cycling,
Personal Trainer

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Don has both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Biology, Chemistry and Education with experience in health, fitness and nutrition education since 1981. His advanced fitness and cycling training is from the Cooper Institute in Dallas. He has been the Indoor Cycling instructor and personal trainer for the Rosemeade Rec Center for over six years. Don is an active outdoor cyclist and rides continuously during the spring, summer and fall. He owns Health and Fitness Consulting in Carrollton, is a guest speaker at selected events, and regularly writes articles on health, fitness, and nutrition.

Benefits include weight loss, improved cardio/respiratory function, elite fitness, reduced dependence on medications, improved overall health, look and feel great, increased energy levels, greater strength and endurance, lots of fun and enjoy a great social atmosphere.

Please visit Don's web site at www.healthandfitnessconsulting.com, email him at don@healthandfitnessconsulting.com or call him at 469-878-8535.

Takao Nakaya

Karatedo

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Mr. Nakaya graduated from the university of Takushoku in Tokyo, Japan (BA), holds a master degree from the late Chozo Nakama in Okinawa, Japan (Karatedo). He has been teaching at our recreation center since 1975 and is the author of Karatedo History and Philosophy.

Learn Karatedo together, the mental and physical aspects, the techniques of self defense, learn the history, the philosophy of self control, better understand your own self and make a peaceful life.

To contact Mr. Nakaya, email him at tanaka@verizon.net, or call 972-245-5731.  

Tony Northrup

Gymnastics

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Tony is qualified to train up to USAG Level 10, USAG Safety Certified, USAG Professional Member, CPR certified, First Aid certified, served on board of AGA for seven years, Professional member of AGA, recipient of Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department appreciation award. Tony Northrup, DBA Northrup Gymnastics, has been working with the children of Carrollton and surrounding area for 25 years. He and his staff have a passion for developing strong, healthy kids. Their unique approach creates a disciplined, fun and exciting atmosphere.

Northrup gymnastics offers your child the opportunity to acquire an appreciation for structured play. In this day of record numbers of obese children, the importance of one hour of physical play per day is essential. Along with exercise and eating well, children want structure. Northrup Gymnastics works with parents to help create a well balanced, structured life for their kids. 

Visit Tony's web page at Northrupgymnastics.com or contact him by email at anorth2@live.com.

Tom Noune'

Personal Trainer

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Tom has 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. He has provided fitness consultation for several companies including Mary Kay Cosmetics, Computer Associates, American Airlines, Sabre Holdings, and Experian. He managed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regional Dallas/Ft. Worth fitness center for 13 years. He oversaw the operation, provided exercise prescriptions, fitness assessments, weight loss and nutritional consultation and coordinated health fairs.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Eastern Michigan University. He has a Personal Trainer Specialist certification and a Special Populations certification from the Cooper Clinic. He possesses a Primary Group Exercise certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He is also CPR/AED certified.

Tom's fitness platform is a combination of stretching, weight resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, nutrition, proper supplementation, rest and motivation. As the owner of Heart, Health and Wellness, Tom's mission statement is quite simple: "Get physically fit . . . for life." Visit www.hearthealthandwellness.com, email him at tgnoune@aol.com or call 214-957-3694.

Trevor Parks 

Adult Karate

Trevor Parks first got involved in martial arts training in 1993 while serving in the United States Air Force. After a few years of initial karate training Trevor got involved in other various complimentary martial art styles such as Aikido and Judo to help expand his martial arts foundation and core knowledge. Trevor spends most of his martial arts training utilizing the most practical aspects of the traditional core style as well as implementing various complimentary techniques to help strengthen the mind and body. Trevor has spent a several years studying the latest in modern science in anything related to health and fitness as a way of better living through science, and he shares this knowledge with all of his students. Trevor has several hobbies keeping him busy in his other spare time such as motocross racing, triathlon racing, and playing poker whenever he gets the chance. Trevor’s day job is a network security and martial arts is what he uses to help keep his life balanced. Trevor is currently a 3rd Dan within the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Association.

Currently Trevor teaches Adult karate classes on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the Rosemead rec center, beginners from 7-8pm and advanced students from 8-9pm.

To contact Trevor, email him at tparks1@gmail.com.

 Dusty Pilgrim   

Outdoor Pursuits

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Dusty has been camping and teaching since he was 6 years old. He grew up a boy scout and his mother was a special education teacher. Dusty spent most of his elementary school days volunteering to help teach children his age with autism and down's syndrome. Since then he's become an eagle scout, spent 2 years at the Dallas Museum of Natural History working in the paleo lab, spent a brief time working security at the Caldwell Zoo, worked for the boy scouts on the national level, and in 2008 became a North Texas Chapter Master Naturalist. At the time, Dusty was the youngest Master Naturalist in the field. He works as the Environmental programs director at the North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center, which is the worlds tallest rock climbing gym. As a nature guide, he teaches families about nature at the Elm Fork Nature Preserve. His degree is in fine arts, so when he's not teaching, he's working on my next gallery.

 PJ Posey

Zumba Gold,
Zumba Toning

PJ has been dancing from a young age, in a variety of styles.She took her first Zumba class in 2009 and loved it so much that she became a certified Zumba fitness instructor in 2012. She is delighted to share her passion with others and believes tha being fit should be fun! She also holds a group fitness instructor certification from the American Councile on Exercise (ACE) and looks forward to helping others  achieve their fitness goals. PJ has also been performing as a bellydancer since 2005 and teached Anatomy and Physiology at the college level. Her joyful energy and bright smile will definately keep you moving.

Contact PJ by email at profposey@yahoo.com.

 Project 8 Fitness 
& Personal Trainer

Emeka Nnabuaku

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Fitness has always been important to Emeka; from the black top and playground in elementary school to getting in the gym and training with some of the greatest martial artists present. Let Emeka share his knowledge about fitness with you. Fitness is about having a positive perspective towards your ambitions in life and the dedication and consistent effort to achieve your goals. He has been training in Mixed Martial Arts since high school, but has been interested in MMA since he was a child. Emeka loves to teach martial arts and learn. There is beauty in technique and fighting is a discipline. It's the humbleness that makes it so beautiful to watch. Emeka is also an NFPT certified personal trainer; young and hungry for the vision to make the world a fitter and healthier place. If you need fitness tips or want him to draft a personalized fitness plan please contact him whenever you please as he is here to serve you. Emeka recommends that you take care of your body. It's a blessing and you should treat it as such.

Get fit with Project 8 Fitness. Contact by email at Projectcon78@gmail.com or call 214-916-0620.

Shadae Rogers

Summer Dance Camp    

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Shadae Rogers graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Dance Education and Sociology Studies. Her journey began in 2002 with a dance background ranging from dance and drill, collegiate dance teams, summer camps, professional auditions, collegiate fine arts performances and more. Shadae enjoys teaching Modern, Broadway and Stylistic Jazz, Dance/Drill Team and Hip Hop. Dancing has allowed her to discover her true passion; sharing an enthusiasm for both life and dance to the youth of today.

To contact Shadae, email her at shadaerogers@hotmail.com.

Alex Romero

Personal Trainer/Boxing
Fitness

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I’ve been involved in the sport of boxing for over 20 years. Growing up in Southern California, a hot bed for boxing since the early 80’s, I was exposed to a lot of great trainers and very good sparring.

I started training boxers around 10 years ago and began taking on a personal training clientele shortly after. Boxing is a great workout for men and women, no matter what your current fitness level is. I moved to Dallas just over a year ago and picked up where I left off; training local boxers, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking to change up their tired old routine.

I will tailor a workout to fit your goals and physical condition. If you need to lose weight, want to build strength, or increase your stamina and energy level, then let me help you.

Contact Alex at boxing.fit@msn.com or call 214-686-9282.

Hector Soto

Start Smart

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USA Boxing Certified Trainer, Head Coach for Carrollton Police Athletic League since 2007

To contact Hector, email him at wade3-4@hotmail.com, or call 214-680-0422.

Samantha Sparenberg

Body Blast

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Certified by the Institute of Aerobic Research, Cooper Center, Dallas, Texas.

Samantha has earned certifications in Group Activity Leadership, Cardio Fitness (Aerobics), and Water Aerobics. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, focusing on training for function, strength and energy. In her 25 years in the field of health and wellness, she has had multiple articles and columns published in local newspapers and magazines and continue to be available for public speaking events. She specializes in restoration of function in senior adults through weight training and therapeutic massage. Her program is aptly titled “Older is the New You”. Samantha conducts the Body Blast Class at the Carrollton Senior on Tuesdays and Thursdays focusing on building a stronger core through intensive strength training. Samantha has been teaching at the Senior Center since 1995 and enjoying every minute of it!

Kerry Stallo

Personal Trainer

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“Progressive Fitness Training to Get Fit, Lose Weight, and Delay Aging

Kerry Stallo, CEO of Age-Intercept, Inc., joins the Personal Training Staff with twenty-nine years of experience. Her background includes corporate business experience and a lifetime of health and wellness pursuits to work with clients of all ages and fitness levels.

After receiving an Economics degree and Sociology minor from Virginia Tech, Kerry spent 25 years in the corporate world while pursuing yoga, marathon running, golf, endurance cycling, Nutrition, and Anti-Aging research as hobbies. In 2006, she followed her passion and started the education and certification process to launch her Health and Wellness company, Age-Intercept, Inc., in 2008.

Kerry is certified as a personal trainer from NASM, the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, her qualifications include: a certificate as a Fitness Specialist for Older Adults from the Cooper Institute, Training in Corrective Exercise and Special Populations from NASM, and on-line coaching certification for Dr. Oz’s Sharecare coaching network. She is also a member of the Emergency Response Team for the city of Frisco, performs Visitation Ministry to the Elderly, and is First Aid and CPR/AED certified. While Kerry works with clients of all ages and fitness levels, her specialty is working with clients with special needs and goals: Weight Loss, Endurance Athletes, Lifestyle Changes, Controlled High Blood Pressure, Controlled Diabetes, Early Stages of Dementia, Early Stages of Alzheimer’s, Corrective Exercise after Physical Therapy release, and Chemotherapy and Radiation Clients.

Kerry’s clients are safely progressed through the OPT (Optimal Performance Training) model regardless of their goals or starting level of fitness to ensure injury free training. Each client moves through Joint Stabilization and Strength Development Stages of their Individualized program. Athletes may progress to the Power stage if Speed, Agility and Quickness training is desired. Programs are designed based on general lifestyle, medical, and physical performance assessment information obtained from the initial consultation. The client's goals are then combined with the assessment information and Fitness programs are developed that are both workable and manageable for the client’s long term success!

Contact Information:    Kerry Stallo, CEO,  214-244-7004
                                Age-Intercept, Inc.
                                www.AgeIntercept.com  AgeIntercept@aol.com

Mary Stewart

Belly Dance

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Sidonya found her passion for Belly Dance in 1997. An award winning dancer, Sidonya is known for her flirty, audience encompassing and captivating grace on stage. She can be found performing regularly in the DFW area at Byblos and Villa Mediterranean Grill. Her Biggest desire is to share her love of the dance and to coach a troupe of ladies to discover their own natural talent for the dance.

To contact Mary, email her at sidonya2000@gmail.com, or call 469-278-4775.

Jill Sullivan

Water Aerobics

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Certifications: Water aerobics instructor, CPR, 1st aid, Lifeguard

Has been teaching water aerobics since 1984 (26 yrs)
Middle school teacher (Health, athletics, P.E.) since 2004
College swimmer
Coaches and teaches swim lessons

Appropriate for all levels of fitness, all ages
Excellent cardiovascular conditioning as the heart is more efficient in water
Resistance and density of water improves strength and flexibility which leads to better muscle endurance and balance, leading to quicker results in fitness. Water’s buoyancy supports 80% of your weight so there is less strain on joints, back and torso, and participants are less likely to injure muscles, bones, or joints. Cool water in summer lifts mood and keeps body temperature constant. Total body exercise, you can move body in ways you could not move on land. More calories are burned in water than on land, a typical class burns between 450 and 700 calories per hour

Any exercise program will help with weight control, improve blood cholesterol, decrease blood pressure, boost energy, manage stress, release tension, sleep well and fall asleep faster, improve self image, increase muscle strength and endurance and will tone entire body.

Mike Tufariello

Boxing

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Mike has been involved with boxing for the better part of 55 years. As a fighter he fought three times at the famed Madison Square Garden, has been a trainer, a coach and cornerman. Mike has been the head instructor of the Tuff Time Boxing/Cardio program with the City of Carrollton for 8 years.

Mike has trained fighters in Texas and New York, on the amateur level as well as pros. He served in the Military for 23 years and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was on the Military Boxing Team for 8 years and won many titles. Mike's father was a pro in the late 40's and early 50's and his son (dubbed the Italian Stallion) was ranked no. 2 in the country in 2006. Mike had brought many fighters to the Texas Golden Gloves and many of them, including females, have won Championships. 

Boxing is a fine sport, and it's also a great way to get in shape. Boxing is a full body workout from head to toe. If you want to get in shape, male or female, regardless of age, drop by the class for a super workout.

Christopher Williams

Personal Trainer

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"Give a person a workout, and they'll exercise for a month. Teach a person to workout, and they'll exercise for life."

There is a lot of conflicting information about exercise and fitness out there to confuse people. Being able to sort through all that and achieve goals is what Christopher will focus on with you. A certified trainer since 2003, he has previously been certified by ACE, and now carries an ACT card along with CPR/AED. He's worked as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and yoga instructor at Rutgers University. There his duties encompassed everything from VO2 Max testing, to metabolic rate analysis, to sports specific training several of the intramural and club teams. During this time, he also competed at the state level on Team NJ, an Olympic Lifting Team in North/Central New Jersey. As a member of the team, he was fortunate enough to be able to spend a week training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. In the intervening years, he has trained at several gyms and in private sessions covering a variety of topics including abdominals/core training, aerospace fitness, bodybuilding, myofascial release, Olympic weightlifting, power/strength, sport specific/agility, stretching, flexibility, and weight loss.

Even with the popularity of boot camps nationwide and high intensity home workout programs, Christopher firmly believes that people can also benefit from slower paced workouts. He wants to ensure that all of his clients understand why they're doing particular exercises and how it affects their body as a whole. The result is a calm but very intense session, packed with information that's been customized for the client's interests, activities and abilities.

Overall, he hopes each of his clients goes away feeling a little bit stronger, not just physically, but emotionally. After all, achieving goals is a great feeling!

View Chris' website at liftlazy.com.

Contact by email at Chris@liftlazy.com or call 972-310-8114.

Wright, Jessica

Arts Instructor

Jessica Wright grew up in Dallas. She currently lives in Frisco and received her B.F.A in Studio Art with a focus on Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas. Her passion has always been art and in teaching children the wonders of art. She enjoys installation and performance art and teaching mediums varying from oil/acrylic paint, to pencil/charcoal, and mixed media. 

Young Rembrandts

Art Classes

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Young Rembrandts offers fun, engaging, and affordable drawing classes to children ages 4 to 12. These classes include weekly pre-school and elementary drawing programs as well as specialized workshops during the summer. All Young Rembrandts instructors are trained to use our unique proven method and step-by-step curriculum to ensure both academic and artistic success for every child. Children taught using our method develop increased patience, discipline and focus as well as a host of artistic skills such as vocabulary, history, drawing, expanded creativity, and confidence.

Classes - Pre-School Drawing, Elementary Drawing / Cartooning, Jr. Art Workshops (Theme Based – Summer), Art Workshops (Theme Based – Summer)

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Last updated: 7/7/2014 11:39:38 AM