Kick-Ass Coaching

Our Team

Wherever you are in your fitness journey – we are here to guide you, motivate you and give you the baaa’d ass workout you deserve.

All of our dynamic personalities and teaching styles vary from sassy to sarcastic, crazy to spiritual but, one thing we all have in common is our passion for everything fitness.

We want to make your workout as fun as possible because let’s face it – working out can be daunting. We promise if you give us a try you will see a different side to fitness.

No judgement, No ego. Come as you are and see what we are all about.

Devon Taylor Karvan

Brant Beach, NJ – 5 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo, Buti Hotcore, Buti Bodysculpt

Favorite Way to Sweat

I’m so, immature! I laughed at that question. Spin – all day, everyday. I’m an addict. In the off season, I like to add a few days of hot yoga to my schedule.

Style of Teaching

Thorough and energetic. I love walking around the room to give each person individual attention. I actually encourage cursing, yelling, laughing, singing, CRYING (it happens more than you think) whatever you need to get through.

Favorite Music During Class

I am a music fanatic so playlists are a priority for me. I can put Kanye, Alkaline Trio, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra in one playlist, and it’s a total hit.

Guilty Pleasure

That question should be plural. Good denim. My perfume – I’m pretty sure it was made from the blood of the last unicorn, and no, I’m not telling you what it is.

Devon’s Full Bio

Wendy Frantz

Wilkes-Barre, PA – 8 Years Experience

Classes: Barre, Cardio Barre, Spin, All Pilates Classes, Foam Roller

Favorite Way to Sweat

I definitely love spin class, power yoga, and hot pilates. I also love skiing, hiking, and stand-up paddle surfing.

Style of Teaching

Form is everything! It doesn’t matter how much you do as long as your form is good. If you don’t have the time to do it right, how are you going to find the time to do it over?

Favorite Music During Class

It really depends on the class. I do love trapp and reggae music. I can work out to anything BUT country music.

Guilty Pleasure

If you know me… you know what my guilty pleasures are.

Wendy’s Full Bio

Kacie Fidler

Brant Beach, NJ – 3 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

I don’t like to sit still. Anything I can do outside or on the beach! But obviously working out.

Style of Teaching

My background is competitive dance and cheerleading, so naturally my style of teaching is high energy. I try to focus on what is working for each client and their individual needs.

Favorite Music During Class

I have a broad taste in music, I play all types of different music but it has got to be high energy and have a good beat.

Guilty Pleasure

I have a major shopping problem. I have over 30 pairs of jeans. I also love to add stuff to my cart without actually purchasing it. I am a chronic online window shopper.

Kacie’s Full Bio

Rose Barbaree

Yardville, NJ – 1 Year Experience

Classes: All Pilates

Favorite Way to Sweat

Pilates, Pilates, Pilates!

Style of Teaching

Classical pilates with a twist! You can expect a great workout, a good stretch and a total mind + body focus.

Favorite Music During Class

Love all kinds of music.

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate!

Rose’s Full Bio

Angela Bernabeo

Manahawkin, NJ – 6 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, TRX, Personal Training, Bosu Core, Hiit, Beach Boot Camp, Resistance Training

Favorite Way to Sweat

Hmmm… on a day when I am stressed, anxious, hurt, angry, sad, tired, or even on a day when I’m feeling my best and I’m pushing myself to be better than I was on that last set or last rep and I don’t feel I can push myself any further… and I feel the beads of accomplishment pouring down my face onto the mat and my hard work drenched in my clothes…that’s my favorite way to sweat… pushing past my mental wall!

Style of Teaching

Well I definitely can’t count lol, but what instructor can. I would have to describe my style as fused. I like to integrate different techniques, tools, methodologies, and music into my classes.

Favorite Music During Class

I love, love, love music and all genres. Ultimately it depends on the class and where I’m going with the class. If I’m doing a cycology class…my playlist is very eclectic unless it’s designed for a specific genres, i.e., rock, pop, oldies, 80’s, etc… but whatever can get people’s hearts pumping and energy flowing is my kinda music.

Guilty Pleasure

Um… lol… chocolate, tequila, and salty snacks… and hallmark movies… I’m a hopeless romantic! Don’t judge me people lol!

Angela’s Full Bio

Gabrielle Rapp

West Creek, NJ – 1 Year Experience

Classes: TRX, Cycology, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

It sounds crazy, but I love spending a solid 20 minutes in the sauna – its the number one reason I still keep a gym membership. Sauna benefits are endless, it’s stress relieving, soothing on sore muscle, and helps me sleep like a baby. I don’t always stay put however, I like to bring a mat with me and do ab work for half of the session, IT’S INTENSE, but worth it. Also, it’s the best way to sweat out toxins, especially when you’re hungover (wink wink.)

Style of Teaching

I think I’m a happy medium between a drill sergeant and your best buddy. I like to push clients sternly within their limits, but also show them how workouts can be liberating and rewarding.

Favorite Music During Class

Keeping things upbeat and energized is important so I typically stick with rock and dance tracks. At heart, I love metal, which you might catch a glimpse of in spin class, where it’s no ride in the park!

Guilty Pleasure

Eating raw honey from the jar with a spoon… no shame in my honey game, it’s probably my favorite carbohydrate, being it’s so natural. Second to this would be Nutella, but that’s why I don’t keep it in the house…

Gabrielle’s Full Bio

Colleen McNally

Hatboro, PA – 5 Years Experience

Classes: 30/20/10, Beach Bootcamp, Cycology, HIIT, TRX

Favorite Way to Sweat

When I work out, I want it to be fun or skill focused. I love high intensity stuff like spin, HIIT or CrossFit. The high intensity just makes it so much fun and allows me to relieve stress. On the flip side, I love learning a new lift or fine tuning my skills. When it comes to weights, I love them heavy!

Style of Teaching

I love to teach at all levels. I want all of my students to give it their all when they are in class. But the last thing I want them is to feel defeated. We are all at different points in our fitness journeys. I love to honor that. But whatever level you’re at, I expect you to do your best.

Favorite Music During Class

I am a very nostalgic person, so anything from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s is usually on my playlists.

Guilty Pleasure

I keep up with the Kardashians and binge watch Game of Thrones. Oh and ice cream… with rainbow sprinkles

Colleen’s Full Bio

Jennifer Errickson

Surf City, NJ – 3 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Halo, Buti Bodysculpt, Buti Hotcore

Favorite Way to Sweat

Working out, being outdoors, running around with my Husky Waldo, laying on a beach/boat.

Style of Teaching

Challenging, crazy, sarcastic, humorous, fun, engaging. I use mindset work mixed with sarcasm and cursing as inspiration and motivation! It’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. I try to engage my clients in the class. Honestly, I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth…No filter!

Favorite Music During Class

Varies… Depends on my mood, class dynamics, requests, but I pretty much enjoy all types of music. Generally anything that has a killer beat, pumps you up, motivates or affects you emotionally and has meaning! Songs that bring out your inner BADASS and inspire and motivate to push yourself to the limits!

Guilty Pleasure

Hallmark Movies especially at Christmas time! AND SUSHI!!! I could eat that stuff every day!

Jennifer’s Full Bio

Hector Reyes

Ship Bottom, NJ – 4 Years Experience

Classes: Kickboxing, Boxing Clinic, Muay Thai

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running, I secretly love running, which is weird, I know.

Style of Teaching

Patient, High Energy, All about technique and FUN. You don’t realize you’re working out in my class. I usually feed off the energy of the class.

Favorite Music During Class

Rap and Reggaeton. I really love ALL music.

Guilty Pleasure

Desserts. All of ’em! Any Sweet Treat.

Hector’s Full Bio

Jess Harris

Neptune, NJ – 17 Years Experience

Classes: Cardio Dance Party

Favorite Way to Sweat

DANCE!

Style of Teaching

Fun, encouraging, motivational. I want to lift you up after every class!

Favorite Music During Class

Hip Hop is my genre that pumps me up and pushes me. Reggae when I need to get my mind right and elevate my mood.

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate and Cannolis

Jess’ Full Bio

Devon Taylor Karvan

Brant Beach, NJ – 5 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo, Buti Hotcore, Buti Bodysculpt

Favorite Way to Sweat

I’m so immature, I laughed at that question! Spin – all day, everyday. I’m an addict. In the off season, I like to add a few days of hot yoga to my schedule. I can sweat just as much in a 75 minute hot yoga class as in a 60 minute spin. From a stretching perspective, it’s almost imperative if you’re working out a lot, not to mention the mental release. If you can let everything go and just be in the moment, it’s incredibly freeing – the same thing goes for spin. When you get in that room and the lights go off and the music starts, the only thing I’m thinking about is exactly what I’m doing. I just try to be present.

How long have you been teaching?

I’m going on 5 years. It took me a long time post-college to figure out what I wanted out of my life. I’ve tapped into every industry imaginable from pharmaceuticals to restaurant management to interior design. Trying to find a balance between travel and lifestyle and having the means to do it was very difficult, as I am not the 9-5, cubicle kind of girl. Opening Black Sheep was scary, but necessary. It was the single best decision I’ve ever made and has allowed me to live the life I searched for. Better late than never. I wake up every single day stoked to go to work.

Style of Teaching

Thorough and energetic.  Form and safety are super important so I cue a lot. I love walking around the room to give each person individual attention.  Just because everyone has a different level of experience doesn’t mean everyone shouldn’t be working their hardest – I always teach to the strongest in class and will modify for those who need it. I also bring a lot of energy to each workout I teach.  Sixty minutes is a long time to stay focused so if I can engage my clients and keep them motivated, I’m doing my job.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A dirty vocabulary lesson? I have an awful mouth.  I actually encourage cursing, yelling, grunting, laughing, singing, CRYING (it happens more than you think) whatever you need to get through it. It’s not always about the physical results. That 60 minutes is also a mental and emotional release for people who are busy with work and family. That’s their time to focus on themselves, and I’m right there to make sure they are making the most of it.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I am a music fanatic so playlists are a priority for me.  I can put Kanye, Alkaline Trio, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra in one playlist, and it’s a total hit.  It’s about appealing to the masses and finding songs that you can get into… songs that move you. There are days when I roll out an entire 80’s playlist or Pop or Punk… it depends on my mood and the workout I have planned. I am a sucker for good EDM especially in the spin room. One thing you can bet your ass on – NO. COUNTRY. EVER.

What is your guilty pleasure?

That question should be plural.  Good denim.  My perfume – I’m pretty sure it was made from the blood of the last unicorn and no I’m not telling you what it is. Tom Ford sunglasses. MILK chocolate in any form. MASSAGES.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“Nothing good comes easy.” Maybe it’s owning a business, maybe it’s marriage or children or friendships- these things aren’t handed to you on silver platters. You work at them, you tend to them, you are patient and loving towards them because you value them and you want them whole-heartedly.  If you’re not bleeding, sweating and/or crying trying to get what you want out of this life, chances are, you don’t really want it.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Vacation is my favorite word! I have a bag packed at all times “just in case”. I love a good surf trip to Costa Rica or Puerto Rico in the middle of winter, when everything is grey and cold, but I’d have to say Anguilla. Even though the surf is super inconsistent, I get to spend a lot of time with my family when we are there.  It’s just sun, food, drinks and laughs with the people I love on one of the most beautiful, secluded islands in the West Indies.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Our clients. I’ve seen some insane transformations over the last few years and not always weight loss related.  When people text, email and call thanking me “for such an amazing experience”, “for helping me get stronger”, “for pushing me to do better”, “for motivating me” it’s the force that drives me to want to go back into the studio every day and do more.  To know that I can make a difference is someone’s life by just being me, makes it’s all worth it.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

COFFEE. I’ve been drinking it since I was 14.  I have 2 cups before I leave in the morning and bring the third one with me, which I’m usually finishing during my first workout.  I like a light roast with half and half – none of that frou frou shit with syrups and whipped cream.  I’m anti-Starbucks – it’s like jet fuel that will put hair on your chest.  Lucky for us, there are some amazing local coffee shops that help feed my addiction.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I’ve never been fall on the floor, black out drunk. Ever. It was just never my thing. People don’t believe me when I tell them, as though it’s impossible to have that much self-control lol. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy alcohol – I just don’t enjoy vomiting, hangovers and making bad decisions – at least ones I wasn’t aware of.

Wendy Frantz

Wilkes-Barre, PA – 8 Years Experience

Classes: Barre, Cardio Barre, Spin, All Pilates Classes, Foam Roller

Favorite Way to Sweat

I definitely love spin class, power yoga, and hot pilates. I also love skiing, hiking, and stand-up paddle surfing.

How long have you been teaching?

8 years and loving every minute since opening Black Sheep Studios.

Style of Teaching

Form is everything! It doesn’t matter how much you do as long as your form is good. If you don’t have the time to do it right, how are you going to find the time to do it over?

What can people expect to get from your class?

A better sense of your body and what works for you. Everyone is different and we all have strengths and weaknesses; in my class, you can expect to find out how to dial into those weak spots and find out how to improve them.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

It really depends on the class. I do love trapp and reggae music. I can work out to anything BUT country music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

If you know me… you know what my guilty pleasures are.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

You are either on my side or you are in my way.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

To date – South Africa. It is such a different land and culture. It touches you in ways you couldn’t imagine unless you have experienced it. I can’t even put it into words, it is that amazing.

 

Who/What inspires you?

My Kids! They look at life through such a clear lens. Their child-like innocence inspires me.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

I don’t drink coffee, so this question is easy for me. ALCOHOL!

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

After all these years, I can still do a split! Both ways!

Kacie Fidler

Brant Beach, NJ – 3 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

I don’t like to sit still. Anything I can do outside or on the beach! But obviously working out.

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 3 years.

Style of Teaching

My background is competitive dance and cheerleading, so naturally my style of teaching is high energy. I try to focus on what is working for each client and their individual needs. I like to push them, but also make sure they are comfortable. I usually tell people that my classes move quickly because I like to keep the energy up and keep people moving.

What can people expect to get from your class?

They can expect to sweat, laugh, and feel really good in their fitness journey and what they accomplished. I make sure that people know what they have done is not easy and they should be proud of themselves!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I have a broad taste in music, I play all types of different music but it has got to be high energy and have a good beat.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have a major shopping problem. I have over 30 pairs of jeans. I also love to add stuff to my cart without actually purchasing it. I am a chronic online window shopper.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“To get out of your own way.” A lot of the time the only thing that is stopping you from doing what you want is yourself. The only thing you have control over in your life is yourself.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Well I haven’t been to either, but Bali and the Amalfi coast are top on my list. The Bali trip would be my lazy beach trip and the Amalfi would be where I go to explore, eat, boat tours, etc.

 

Who/What inspires you?

People who inspire me are people who are able to take the road less traveled. People who do what they want to do, even if it’s not what they are supposed to do. People who go after what they want and are not afraid to make changes.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee. I’ve given up alcohol before! Coffee would be really hard.

Rose Barbaree

Yardville, NJ – 1 Year Experience

Classes: All Pilates

Favorite Way to Sweat

Pilates, Pilates, Pilates

How long have you been teaching?

1 year; new to it but totally passionate about pilates!!

Style of Teaching

Classical pilates w/ a twist

What can people expect to get from your class?

A great workout, a good stretch and a total mind/body focus

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Love all kinds of music

What is your guilty pleasure?

CHOCOLATE

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Always be ME!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Australia

 

Who/What inspires you?

Lifting Others!

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Can’t live without either!

Angela Bernabeo

Manahawkin, NJ – 6 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, TRX, Personal Training, Bosu Core, Hiit, Beach Boot Camp, Resistance Training

Favorite Way to Sweat

Hmmm… on a day when I am stressed, anxious, hurt, angry, sad, tired, or even on a day when I’m feeling my best and I’m pushing myself to be better than I was on that last set or last rep and I don’t feel I can push myself any further… and I feel the beads of accomplishment pouring down my face onto the mat and my hard work drenched in my clothes… that’s my favorite way to sweat… pushing past my mental wall!

How long have you been teaching?

I was overweight most of my life, so my weight loss journey started in 2007/8, I believe… been exercising since. My professional career started in 2012 and I have progressively added certs to my portfolio through the years.

Style of Teaching

Well I definitely can’t count lol, but what instructor can. I would have to describe my style as fused. I like to integrate different techniques, tools, methodologies, and music into my classes.

What can people expect to get from your class?

That I’m going to push you, I’m going to ask you to try before you say you can’t. I want you to be present, because if you aren’t your form will be compromised and what you’re doing won’t benefit you. I expect you to give me all you have and ultimately, in the mix of it all, I want us to have fun in the process.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I love, love, love music and all genres. Ultimately it depends on the class and where I’m going with the class. If I’m doing a cycology class… my playlist is very eclectic unless it’s designed for a specific genres, i.e., rock, pop, oldies, 80’s, etc… but whatever can get people’s hearts pumping and energy flowing is my kinda music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Um… lol… chocolate, tequila, and salty snacks… and hallmark movies… I’m a hopeless romantic! Don’t judge me people lol!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Follow your heart… follow your instincts… believe in your faith, and treat people the way you want to be treated. You are living your life for you and no one else!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

The list is never-ending lol. Tropical warm locations really… but anywhere would be an adventure and a learning experience. I’m willing to pack up and go anywhere lol.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Strength, Hope, and Faith inspire me.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Hmmm… that’s a toss up but coffee!!!!!!!!!! Can’t, just can’t… Tequila would be the other

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

My personality.

Gabrielle Rapp

West Creek, NJ – 1 Year Experience

Classes: TRX, Cycology, Halo, Beach Boot Camp

Favorite Way to Sweat

It sounds crazy, but I love spending a solid 20 minutes in the sauna – its the number one reason I still keep a gym membership. Sauna benefits are endless, it’s stress relieving, soothing on sore muscle, and helps me sleep like a baby. I don’t always stay put however, I like to bring a mat with me and do ab work for half of the session, IT’S INTENSE, but worth it. Also, its the best way to sweat out toxins, especially when you’re hungover (wink wink.)

How long have you been teaching?

May 2018 will mark my first full year of teaching group classes! Getting into this industry was an easy transition because I was already obsessed with weight lifting. Teaching has taught me so many things, but the most important is to just do you and let your personality shine in class.

Style of Teaching

I think I’m a happy medium between a drill sergeant and your best buddy. I like to push clients sternly within their limits, but also show them how workouts can be liberating and rewarding.

What can people expect to get from your class?

All core, all the time. Having a strong core is essential in everyday life, it gives you a confident posture, makes you aware and mindful of the rest of your body, and protects your spine and central organs! My version of ab workouts challenge you mentally even more than physically.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Keeping things upbeat and energized is important, so I typically stick with rock and dance tracks. At heart, I love metal, which you might catch a glimpse of in spin class, where its no ride in the park!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Eating raw honey from the jar with a spoon… no shame in my honey game, it’s probably my favorite carbohydrate, being it’s so natural. Second to this would be Nutella, but that’s why I don’t keep it in the house…

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

To not take life so seriously because none of us get out alive anyway. I tend to be fierce in any pursuit, especially when attaining certain goals, so taking any moment I can to be silly and enjoy the little things is essential.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

As a college student, traveling is a goal that I’ll be focusing on post-graduation. However, from the places I’ve been Costa Rica was by far the best. That place exudes happiness, and is filled with such diverse wildlife. Between the friendly stray dogs who greet you on the beach and the tropical birds that serenade you to start your day at 6 a.m., I am always wanting to go back. Pura Vida.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Honestly, a lot inspires me, as a designer/artist, I am constantly stimulated by the things I see around me or what I read from history. I would say surrounding myself with beautiful places, people and things is where my inspiration stems. Appreciating my environment, and the natural world as a whole, keeps me humbled.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee! Nothing like a good caffeine fix to start the day. However, green tea is an easy replacement that I enjoy periodically – plus it has way better health benefits!

Colleen Mcnally

Hatboro, PA – 5 Years Experience

Classes: 30/20/10, Beach Bootcamp, Cycology, HIIT, TRX

Favorite Way to Sweat

When I work out, I want it to be fun or skill focused. I love high intensity stuff like spin, HIIT or CrossFit. The high intensity just makes it so much fun and allows me to relieve stress. On the flip side, I love learning a new lift or fine tuning my skills. When it comes to weights, I love them heavy!

How long have you been teaching?

I started teaching at a local fitness studio in Philadelphia in 2013. I loved teaching fitness so much, I became l certified personal trainer in 2015. I fell in love with helping people feel empowered by achieving things they never thought possible.

Style of Teaching

I love to teach at all levels. I want all of my students to give it their all when they are in class. But the last thing I want them is to feel defeated. We are all at different points in our fitness journeys. I love to honor that. But whatever level you’re at, I expect you to do your best.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A different part of my personality gets activated depending what type of class I am teaching. I am a stickler for form. I prefer you to have the form over the reps. I am vocal and energetic, off-hands when I need to be, and not one for fluff. I have always believed that fitness has much more to give than losing weight and looking toned. You grow confidence and self-esteem the stronger you get. I do my best to help you see that. You’ll have fun, you’ll sweat, you’ll feel good! We’re all in it together.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I am a very nostalgic person so anything from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s is usually on my playlists.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I keep up with the Kardashians and binge watch Game of Thrones. Oh and ice cream…. with rainbow sprinkles

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“You can read all the parenting books you want but there is only one thing that will make you a great parent, patience.” -Robert DeAbreu

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Puerto Rico makes it difficult to go anywhere else in the world.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Some of my female role models are Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham, Trisha Brown and Maya Angelou. When someone is truly being themselves, unapologetically, it really inspires me. These women above were talented, intelligent and raw. They weren’t perfect but never acted or presented themselves other wise.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

I couldn’t live without coffee. I love it. I love waking up, eating breakfast and having coffee. I love sipping on a soy or almond milk latte while chatting with my friends or black cold brew in the summer. I love gathering the table at a family dinner, eating dessert and drinking coffee. And I love whipping up a cup of bullet proof for an all natural pre-workout.

Jennifer Errickson

Surf City, NJ – 3 Years Experience

Classes: Cycology, Halo, Buti Bodysculpt, Buti Hotcore

Favorite Way to Sweat

Sex, just kidding!!!  Working out, being outdoors, running around with my Husky Waldo, laying on a beach/boat

How long have you been teaching?

Almost 2 years in fitness at the studio, but I’ve been a teacher for 25 years!

Style of Teaching

Challenging, crazy, sarcastic, humorous, fun, engaging.  I use mindset work mixed with sarcasm and cursing as inspiration and motivation! It’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  I try to engage my clients in the class.  Honestly, I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth…No filter! LOL My goal is to inspire and motivate people to become happier, healthier versions of themselves and change their mindset towards themselves, life and working out, and make time to take care of themselves mind, body and soul…to find and focus on their passion! Mindset, goals, dreams, vitality and living a large healthy and happy life! I want them to leave feeling energized, excited and looking forward to the next class! My goal and passion is to assist others in helping them connect to their WHY-their dreams, prosperity, health, mindset and inspiration, and live their DASH!

What can people expect to get from your class?

To be challenged, get out of their comfort zone and out of their head, pushed to their limits and beyond realizing they have so much potential and can do one more rep, can hang on for one more minute, can get through a class, can do a new workout/exercise and in the end, enjoy it and be proud with absolutely no judgement.  They will feel energized, excited, exerted, but happy! Positive experience… Motivated, inspired, happy, wanting to come back for more. Feel as if they’re getting closer to their fitness goals, and feel freer with a balanced mind, body, and soul! I want them to have fun, but know they worked out!!!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Varies… Depends on my mood, class dynamics, requests, but I pretty much enjoy all types of music. Generally anything that has a killer beat, pumps you up, motivates or affects you emotionally and has meaning!  Songs that bring out your inner BADASS and inspire and motivate to push yourself to the limits!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Hallmark Movies especially at Christmas time! AND SUSHI!!! I could eat that shit every day!!! LOL

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Choose your battles. Remove caustic, negative people from my circle/life, and surround myself with positive people who lift you up and enrich your mind, body and soul, and Live Your Dash every day!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

BVI (British Virgin Islands/St. Thomas) Really anywhere that’s warm, with sun, fun, and a beach!  I’ve always been a true beach/warm weather girl who absolutely loves salt water, sand, sun, and any activities and people that come along with it.  I love island vibes!

 

Who/What inspires you?

My parents: They inspire me because I live on through all of the amazing, wonderful memories and life lessons they taught me, and it keeps a smile on my face.  They taught me so many life lessons, and shown me what determination, perseverance, hard work, selflessness, friendship, unconditional love and a true family unit is and to stand up for myself and what I believe in.  We didn’t have to be perfect they wanted us to be alright; they wanted us to do right…for everything to fall just right with time, practice, and family. To pick ourselves up, to pick each other up when we stumbled. They taught us to live with no regrets… life’s a lesson…If you learn from your mistakes, they’re not mistakes they are lessons.  To do right, make things right, and make good choices. Don’t wait for next time, the one more time, you don’t have all the time in the world… time is not on our side…so give one more hug, one more kiss, go for one more walk, believe in love like you’ve never been hurt, take action, surround yourself with positive people, don’t wait for tomorrow, do the things you really don’t feel like doing because it could be your one last time.  It is all about “The Dash”…We all have a birth date and we will all have a death date, but what’s most important, we’re all remembered by how we lived our lives and what we did…The Dash or Hashmark is what it’s all about… Living a good life full of family, friends, and amazing times… MAKING MEMORIES… NO REGRETS!!!

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

If I had to choose, alcohol.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I would say maintaining a positive mindset every day and being able to find the positives/see the silver lining in every situation no matter how bad it may seem, and supporting and lifting others up when they need it.  I am also very blunt, upfront and truthful!

Hector Reyes

Ship Bottom, NJ – 4 Years Experience

Classes: Kickboxing, Boxing Clinic, Muay Thai

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running, I secretly love running. Which is weird I know.

How long have you been teaching?

4 years

Style of Teaching

Patient, High Energy, All about technique and FUN. You don’t realize you’re working out in my class. I usually feed off the energy of the class.

What can people expect to get from your class?

Expect to sweat, expect a great workout, not just using your entire body but you also work out your mind.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Rap and Reggae tone. I really love ALL music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

All of ’em! Any Sweet Treat.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Face your fears, Live your dreams. Getting over your fear is a big thing.!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Colorado! Love snowboarding, I love that state! I could move there tomorrow.

 

Who/What inspires you?

My Family. Family is everything.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Alcohol, there’s no way I could live without coffee.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I’m bilingual and I always forget – haha! I fluently speak Spanish and English.

Jess Harris

Neptune, NJ – 17 Years Experience

Classes: Cardio Dance Party

Favorite Way to Sweat

DANCE!

How long have you been teaching?

I have been teaching dance for 17 years.

Style of Teaching

Fun, encouraging, motivational. That’s a hard question because it’s just me. You are getting my personality and my spirituality. I am trying to connect your mind body and spirit. I want to lift you up after every class!

What can people expect to get from your class?

A phenomenal workout, a fun time and to laugh!! Oh and to Shake your ass and break it down like Beyoncé.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Hip Hop is my genre that pumps me up and pushes me, I do it for the beat! When I need to get my mind right and elevate my mood and spirit, I like Reggae like- Nahko and Medicine for the People and Rebelution (Personal favorites)

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and Cannoli’s

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Put God first

What is your favorite vacation destination?

My Favorite vacation spot is LBI, NJ. SO FUN HERE. My #1 bucket list place is either Hawaii or Tahiti.

 

Who/What inspires you?

My friends, kids and husband. Everyone that is really close to me.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

My Realness, I keep it 100% real at all times. I’m not going to waste my breath with lies.