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Aaron is a former Marine whose drive for fitness and discipline mixed with a focus on peace makes him a natural addition to the PAI yoga team. He is ignited and deeply driven to help people live healthy and fufilling lives through the practices of mindfulness and yoga. He currently studies psychology and exercise physiology with a goal to bring more peace to the world one breath at a time.
Aaron expectantly fell in love with yoga while using p90x to take his fitness routine to the next level. It was there that he discovered the benefits of a regular yoga practice. Aaron has been practicing yoga since 2009 and is committed to sharing the benefits of yoga with everyone he encounters.
Amanda Smith is a certified cycling instructor, ACE certified Group Exercise instructor, ACE certified Health Coach, barre certified instructor, certified Pilates instructor and licensed physical therapist. She is originally from Oklahoma. And while she is a true-blooded Sooner fan, she loves routing for the Buckeyes (as long as they are not playing the Sooners). Her goal is to make everyone feel "better than when they walked in".

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!

As a little girl Amy was fascinated with the twisty shapes she could make with her body. Her favorite was to bind her feet behind her head and balance on her palms; a 6 year olds interpretation of Dwi Pada Sirasana? Finding her first yoga at home in 1990, she practiced with every yoga and Pilates video she could find. Spending the next decade drawn to the physical practice of power vinyasa yoga. There was always a sense there was more than the asana practice, something was missing. She began exploring the focus and breath work involved in making those shapes, dropping in at various studios, and discovered a lifestyle. A way of thinking, living, and treating others. Her “ah ha” moment in 2010 was the realization that this lifestyle should be available to everybody and she wanted to share it. Earning her 200 hour designation from Yoga on High and becoming a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

Her humorous teaching style is based on love, acceptance and practicing gratitude for the abundance of both. She hopes to inspire her students to consider these principles, develop their own unique practice and work to take all the offerings of yoga off the mat. She believes this begins by looking up and smiling at everyone you pass by in this journey of life.

Ashlee first fell in love with the Barre-OM method after she took her first class at Pai. Ashlee has always loved health and fitness and also enjoys running and Yoga. She found Barre to be a whole new challenge. The thing that she loves most about Barre-Om is that it combines both endurance and a mental challenge. Ashlee became a certified instructor in spring 2016. Ashlee loves everything about teaching Barre-OM especially picking her playlist and helping others reach their fitness goals.

Ashlee works full time for The Ohio State University Wexner Medial Center. Ashlee is Originally from Upper Sandusky OH and now resides in Marysville with her Husband Kyle and their Pet frog Bolt. When Ashlee is not teaching or working she enjoys traveling, crafting, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

Bethany began teaching group exercise classes and became certified with AFAA back in 1998 while living in Chicago. At the time she was pursuing a career in advertising and public relations but grew to discover that her passion for exercise could be taken to another level by motivating and encouraging others. She became a certified Spinning Instructor through Johnny G/ Mad Dogg Athletics and has been teaching for over 13 years. Also, a level 2 certified TRX instructor, Bethany teaches Spinning/TRX classes which has become one of her favorite workouts. “It’s a perfect combination of high intensity cardio, challenging core and strength training bundled into one fast placed class.”
Aside from teaching at PAI, Bethany is the proud mom of four children. “I try to lead by example for my kids. I want them to grow to understand how much exercise improves your quality of life physically and mentally."
Bethany is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
A naturally inquisitive soul and seeker of health, peace, and enlightenment, Brian combines a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a college level anatomy background from the Utah College of Massage Therapy with his 200 hour yoga teacher training certification from the Life Time YTT course to inform his practice, understanding, and teaching of vinyasa yoga as a tool for personal transformation, growth, and healing. A sometime student of yoga off and on over the past two decades, Brian began his practice in earnest about five years ago as a way to address both depression and the chronic systemic joint pain that was beginning to overwhelm his appreciation of all aspects of life. Knowing in his heart that there must be a natural way to build the health of mind, body, and soul, he found this in his practice of yoga. His years of practice have led through what he has experienced as a profound physical and mental transformation to a day to day balance of strength, optimism, and clarity. He is now deeply grateful to have the opportunity to pass this on to the students and community as an instructor for PAI Yoga & Fitness.
Carrie is a teacher focused on total wellness of the body, mind and spirit. Her classes use accessible skeletal alignment and thoughtful sequencing to make flexibility and muscle tone inevitable side effects of a satisfying practice.

Carrie’s athletic background in gymnastics and OSU cheerleading taught her that strong, flexible muscles prevent injury, balancing the body balances and quiets the mind and whole nutrition maintains all systems and builds complete health.


She was certified in Vinyasa and Thai yoga massage after completing an immersion training in Costa Rica and hopes to lead a retreat there someday. With an inexhaustible passion for travel, world cultures and adventure, Carrie has explored and served in many countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.


She loves partner yoga, personal exploration, enjoying the beauty of nature and connecting with family and friends. Her enthusiastic and caring spirit will help you look forward to the time you spend caring for yourself to make it an easy and pleasant part of your life.

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Chan Hemintranont moved to the U.S. in 2001 to study for her MBA at Case Western Reserve University. In 2010, Chan called on her background in finance and accounting to found the PAI Yoga and Fitness studio. Her goal in opening the studio was to share her enthusiasm for active pursuits and to be part of people’s life journey.
She received a 200-hour yoga training certification with Tammy Lyons and Mitchell Belier at Innerbliss yoga studio and has further her study with a 300-hour yoga training certification with Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons in Bali, Indonesia in summer of 2015.
Her approach to Vinyasa flow is creative and rejuvenating. The intention of each class, through breathing technique, is to help students find calmness in their minds, to strengthen the body-mind-soul connection, and to experience a new sense of being, of completeness. Above all, Chan loves having fun during class--and even making people giggle! "If you can laugh in a yoga class," she says, "you are an advanced student."
For Chan, the most fulfilling aspect of opening the studio has been witnessing and nurturing positive changes in PAI’s members. Seeing the physical and mental growth of so many aspiring yoga lovers and athletes has further deepened her commitment to sharing her passion with others. Chan feels both grateful and honored to be able to serve in this way.
With more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Eastside communities of Columbus Ohio, David offers a unique and diversified perspective on fitness and wellness programs. David graduated from Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio where he received 8 varsity letters in both track and football. He was voted high school All-American in football in 1985 & 1986 and was ranked in the top 25 blue chip prospects in the nation. Additionally, he held 9 state championship titles and was selected as a Track & Field All-American in 1986. David later went on to receive a B.S. in Kinesiology from The University of Michigan where he attended on a full athletic scholarship. He was a three-year starter (36 consecutive starts) and won 4 big ten championships under the guidance of legendary Big 10 coach, Bo Schembechler. Upon graduation, David was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1991 and played professionally for three years. In 1993 David founded the Key Body & Fitness Corporation by offering personal training, athletic skill enhancement, Aerobics and group exercise classes. He quickly gained the reputation as one of the best fitness instructors in central Ohio. David is most proud of the Key Body athletic strength and conditioning program. This program has produced more than100 collegiate and professional athletes. In addition, David performs as a consultant for several media venues, clubs and exercise facilities in and around Central Ohio. David has helped thousands of individuals over the years become healthier and happier individuals. He looks forward to his continued dedication to the fitness industry and the Columbus Eastside community.
Diana Camella is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and also has certifications in Spinning, Core and TRX. She has been attending group fitness classes for as long as she can remember, and enjoyed them so much she decided to get her spinning cert first and started teaching in 2010. She has always been involved with some type of exercise her whole life, and thoroughly enjoys inspiring other’s to include it in theirs. Diana loves an intense workout, but enjoys having fun in her classes as well. She will do her best to get a smile out of you one way or another.
Diana retired from The Ohio State University almost two years ago as a full time Fiscal/HR Officer . She doesn’t miss the daily office grind, but does enjoy her season tickets to the OSU Football games.
When Diana is not on a walk or in the gym training or teaching, you can find her at home with her husband Gary of 27 years. She’s also the proud parent of two wonderful children; son Garet and daughter Perri who both reside in the Columbus area.
Emily, originally from Illinois, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Kinetics. After graduating she became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and she began training clients with Parkinson’s using the Delay the Disease™ program.

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!

Erica became a certified spin instructor in June 2015.  Erica was a high school and college athlete participating in women's tennis and lacrosse.  After graduation, she continued to play tennis and lacrosse in adult leagues and picked up running where she complete two half marathons and various 5K and 10K races.  Erica became a member of PAI in December 2014 after her husband encouraged her to try new athletic avenues. She became hooked on all four areas offered at PAI but really fell in love with Spin.  She decided to take her love one step further and become certified to teach Spin so she could spread her passion to other members. 
Erica is currently an intervention specialist for Delaware City Schools and teaches English to students grades 9-12.  She also coached high school girls tennis and lacrosse for three years.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education form Capital University in May 2009 and a Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in December 2013.
Erika Husney is a certified TRX instructor who fell in love with the workout after her first class at PAI. As a former competitive gymnast and current marathon runner, she found TRX to be a great balance of resistance training and cardio. Erika has coached gymnastics in the past, and now volunteers for Girls on the Run Franklin County; a program dedicated to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through a fun curriculum that integrates exercise and running. She is excited to continue sharing her passion with others through TRX training.

Graduating from Ohio University with a degree in Marketing and Communications, she now works full-time in Human Resources. Her interests have always included fitness, wellness and nutrition, which led her to pursue additional education in Holistic Health Coaching. Erika’s dream is to share her knowledge of fitness and holistic nutrition with her future clients to contribute to a world of happy, healthy lifestyles.

“The body achieves what the mind believes."
Erin was acting on a hunch when she first walked into a yoga studio in 2003. A profound need for some fun and a vague curiosity motivated those first visits. Yoga slowly cast a spell over her, and soon it was as if someone was turning up the contrast knob on life. She is truly changed and eager to continue the transformation with fellow barefoot seekers of truth.

Erin has an eye for connections and a knack for clear communication. She teaches in a way that is equal parts precise alignment and flowing movement. Her classes have been called "sneaky-tough", but since she speaks heart-to-heart, the tough feels like love. Students leave class feeling rinsed clean and inspired to live big. Erin completed her first teacher training in 2007. She's been leading classes ever since and growing her own particular way of transmitting yoga's wisdom. She has enjoyed more than 400 hours of training with Sianna Sherman. Hareesh Wallis, Noah Maze, and Darren Rhodes are also among her teachers and influences.

As a girl Erin wanted to be Pegasus and fly like lightning. For now she's happy being a yoga teacher, leading kindred spirits on flights toward freedom in our bodies and hearts.

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