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Meet Our High-Energy Staff

From Top Personal Trainers To Top Class Instructors, We Are Columbia's Best Kept Secret!

Alandis Maxwell

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Alandis holds certifications in personal training (NASM) and Les Mills CXWORX. He is also CPR certified. Teaching and attending group fitness classes challenges him to perfect his skills, while constantly learning new training ideas. He is serious about fitness, and will motivate and encourage you to reach the goals you set. We are thrilled to have this ambitious, dedicated instructor as one of our team!

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Beth Paffrath

Instructor

Beth has studied with world-renowned teachers of yoga and is 200 hr RYT certified. Recently she obtained her certification in Reiki and will continue to broaden her education in the mind-body practices. We are proud to have this experienced instructor leading our members in the practice of Yoga.

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Caleb Paffrath

Instructor

Caleb is highly trained studying under teachers Kino MacGregor and Kathryn Budig. He has practiced Ashtanga Yoga 6 days a week for several years and is constantly expanding his knowledge through books, videos, and training. We are thankful to have such a talented instructor at our studio.

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Cheryl Unterschutz

Instructor

Cheryl is certified in Les Mills – BODYSTEP and leads a challenging class with modifications for beginners. If you're ready to make a change in your fitness routine, Cheryl's enthusiasm will lead you toward your goal.

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Elizabeth Tummons

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Felicia Rateliff

Instructor

Felicia was introduced to yoga over 20 years ago and practiced to compliment her strength and cardio training. After a severe back injury, she used yoga as a means of healing and restoration. On her journey back to health, the philosophy behind yoga deepened and it became her way of life. Felicia is RYT200 Certified with focus on Kripalu, Iyengar, and Hatha. Her teaching style is approachable and down-to-earth, with emphasis on restoring the body’s natural alignment, movement, and flexibility. Come join this skilled instructor for an hour of connection between mind and body.

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Heather Cole

Instructor

Heather became certified in Les Mills BODYPUMP and Strong by Zumba to enhance and share her appreciation for fitness. Uniting fun with exercise makes setting goals more rewarding and less monotonous. Dedicated to her own personal health and wellness she is eager to learn, and motivated to inspire, encourage, and assist others to reach their full potential. It is our pleasure to welcome this excellent instructor to our team.

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Heather Southwood

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Jennifer Rozell

Instructor

Jennifer fell in love with Barre classes and has been trained by the best. Understanding anatomy and the way the body works is beneficial in choreographing effective moves that will help build strength, balance, and improved posture. Meet Jennifer at the Barre and find out why we are proud to have this energetic motivating gal leading our clients toward improved fitness

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Judith Wildman

Owner

A Missouri native Judith has called Columbia home for more than two decades. Dancing and swimming by the age of 5, she is no stranger to physical fitness. Over the years she has been active in gymnastics, dance, swimming, running and group fitness classes. This veteran fitness enthusiast has been a member of health clubs from coast to coast for more than 30 years.

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Kristina Schaefer-Mills

Group Fitness Manager & Instructor

Kristina is a highly trained group fitness instructor with certifications in Les Mills BODYSTEP, BODYPUMP, and CXWORX. In addition to fitness classes, Kristina has been teaching dance since 2001. She is the Jazz Director and Competitive Dance Team Co-Director at Dancers’ Alley in Jefferson City. Come check out some of her awesome classes and experience exercise with a new perspective. We are excited to have this gifted instructor motivating our clients.

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Meg Vaughn

Kid Central Director

Now that Meg has raised her own children, she is eager to join our team and care for our children as well as yours. Dedicated and loving she has a kind spirit, gentle manner, and comfy lap. We are honored to have this marvelous lady leading our child care team.

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Rebecca Maier

Instructor

Rebecca is certified in Zumba and has logged many hours practicing and teaching. Her passion and dedication are evident as she encourages you to smile, sing, dance and sweat. She not only creates beautiful smiles in the dental office but in her Zumba class as well. We are so happy to have this remarkable instructor sharing her journey and her leadership with our clients. She encourages everyone to report to the dance floor!

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Samantha Oswald

Instructor

Sam has studied many modalities and styles of yoga, with a foundation in an alignment based and breath centered practice. She is RYT 500, PRYT certified and has been teaching several years. Her focus is on elements of proper alignment, breathing, and intentional movements to increase body awareness. Periods of effort and ease inspire mindful movement while leaving participants feeling relaxed and empowered. We appreciate having this amazing instructor on our team and invite you to come experience the benefits of Yoga.

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Seabrook Omura

Instructor

Seabrook is a certified 200 hr-ERYT instructor, and is also certified in PIYO Strength. She completed her yoga training at West-East Natural Healing in St. Louis, Missouri under the guidance of Dr. Jaime Sanchez. She traveled to India to study Ashtanga Yoga at the Sri K. Pattahbi Jois Astanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. Her soothing voice and detailed instruction encourages everyone in class to become connected with their own body. We are delighted to have this accomplished instructor guiding our members toward better health in mind, body and spirit.

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Valerie Call

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Today Valerie is inspiration for others to reach their personal fitness goals. She is an AFAA/NASM certified personal trainer, licensed Zumba instructor and CPR/AED certified. Valerie’s positive attitude and enthusiasm serve as encouragement to those who are hesitant to step outside their comfort zone.

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Child Care Providers

  • Meg Vaughn

Front Desk Greeters

  • Valerie Call
  • Bailey Hoskins
  • Addie Parker