After having children Leslie began to feel the need of balance in her life after years of high intensity workouts. She was certified to teach spinning through Mad Dog Certification and started her yoga journey. She began studying under Bryan Kest and attended national and international teacher trainings.
Leslie has learned through her training with Bryan Kest that a Harvard Study found that 90% of our thoughts are the same day to day and yoga is a great way to change the patterns of our thinking, there is nothing better than a quiet and serene mind. Leslie loves spinning because it is a high intensity and low impact workout. She has found that teaching spinning can bring out the cheerleader in herself with high energy and fun music.
Katie joins the PAI team to spread her passion for fitness by teaching Spinning and TRX formats. She loves to help students find a healthy, balanced lifestyle by coming to class and get their body moving more! Whether you are coming to your first class ever or are a veteran participant, Katie has a smile and a great workout modifiable to your abilities and goals waiting for you!
Amanda started teaching at the age of 18 when the Reebok step aerobics workout was introduced and thong leotards were the "go-to" for all exercise instructors. She has seen the evolution of exercise over her 25 years of experience. And has grown over the years to become a fun, well-rounded instructor with many "tools" in her "tool box" to offer anyone who walks into her classes.
Amanda enjoys fun, fast paced music with energizing intervals in both her cycling and barre classes. One of her favorite parts about teaching ANY class is making all the participants feel better than when they walked in. When you walk into her class, she will "Welcome You to the Best Hour of Your Day!" and do every thing in her power to MEAN IT!
When not teaching, Amanda is kept busy running her own specialized Pilates business. She is also busy running her 3 girls around to ballet, soccer, piano and tennis. She does find the time to hike and go out with her loving husband, Kevin!
Michele is currently a commercial real estate evaluator for Huntington Bank. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Hearing, Speech, Language from Ohio University in 2006. When she is not working she enjoys simple nights of hosting food and game nights with her friends. She also loves traveling with her husband where they experience new scuba dives on each trip. “It’s so beautiful to be able to experience the calmness and wonders of the ocean that is not visible from the shore.”
Emily fell in love with spinning at Ohio Wesleyan, and became a Madd Dogg certified spin instructor in April 2016. She can’t wait to help others get hooked! When she is not training or spinning, you can find Emily training for her next triathlon or just hanging out with her friends!