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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.

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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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Chelsea Braun-Dodds

Zumba Coordinator & Instructor

Chelsea believes exercise can be enjoyable through dancing and she fills the room with music and excitement. Using short verbal cues and guiding hand gestures she leads the class in direction and movement.

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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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Gabe Riojas

Instructor & Personal Trainer

In addition to black belts in Karate, Gabe is a licensed massage therapist, with certifications in personal training (NASM) and Pilates. He enjoys teaching individuals and/or classes delivering a workout that is both challenging and positive. His extensive experience allows him to focus on the details of each movement or skill, helping participants achieve success. We are happy to have this remarkably accomplished trainer on our team.

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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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Kaitlin Harting

Office Manager

Our clients benefit from Kaitlin's study in hospitality. She is willing to go that extra mile to make them feel welcome and comfortable. Evaluating your schedule, goals, and budget, she will help you find a path to better fitness. Kaitlin also knows her way around a computer, and is organized with tremendous attention to detail.

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Keely Mcdannold

Instructor

Keely is certified in Les Mills BODYPUMP, PoundFit, Beachbody Turbo Kick, and Insanity. While leading others toward fitness goals is her purpose, she strives to make classes fun and attainable for everyone. Her smile and energy are contagious as she guides you through the moves.

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Kristina Schaefer-Mills

Group Fitness Manager & Instructor

Kristina is a Zumba instructor, and is certified in Les Mills – BODYSTEP, BODYPUMP, and CXWORX. In addition to fitness classes, Kristina teaches at Dancearts, is jazz and competition dance director at Dance Alley, and is the head coach for the Hickman High School dance team.

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Marcia Doll

Instructor

Marcia is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and is qualified to teach aerobics, step and mat classes. She is also certified to teach Golden Hearts Senior fitness classes and leads a running clinic for new fitness walkers and runners. Now that she is retired, Marcia has devoted a lot of time to inspiring folks to get fit and stay fit.

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Meg Vaughn

Kid Central Director

Now that she 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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Melissa Menard

Instructor

Melissa is highly trained in several programs including Pilates, ballet, modern dance and Yoga. She includes variety in her Yoga classes incorporating elements of hatha, vinyasa and kundalini. Her goal is to detoxify and energize the body while releasing unconscious tension. We are privileged to have Melissa as part of our team helping clients achieve better health in mind, body and spirit.

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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 she 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

  • Anna Kespohl
  • Jasmine White
  • Katherine Gorges
  • Kay Frymire
  • Meg Vaughn
  • Trevia May

Front Desk Greeters

  • Addie Parker
  • Katherine Gorges
  • Sabrina Scott
  • Valerie Call