Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYVIVE, BODYFLOW, GRIT, RPM
After taking Les Mills classes for four years and loving it, I had a chance to become an instructor myself when we brought in RPM in 2004. Just from that 2-day training I was hooked and soon became certified in BodyPump in 2005, BodyVive in 2008 and BodyFlow in 2009. When I’m not teaching at the Sweatshop or driving my two teenage daughters to their sporting events, I enjoy outdoor cycling, spending time at my family’s house at the lake kayaking, swimming, and paddle boarding. I also have a small obsession with gardening!
Les Mills BODYSTEP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, SH’BAM, BODYJAM, CXWORX & GRIT, TRX Suspension Trainer, TRX Rip Trainer, TRX for Yoga, TRX Functional Fitness
I joined a gym called Positive Steps in 2004 and was encouraged to become an instructor. I took the leap and went through BODYSTEP training and found that there’s no rush like teaching group fitness. That same passion has pushed me to continuously improve and now, to own a gym. I believe that fitness is something that should be FUN. It’s my goal to turn every workout into a party and make everyone feel as though they’re part of The Sweatshop Family. When I’m not at The Sweatshop I can be found chasing my kids and animals around, gardening, cooking or lounging at Winnipesaukee.
“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could” – Zig Ziglar
Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT & GRIT, TRX Rip
On a normal day – who am I kidding… nothing about me should even contain the word ‘normal’ – you will find me chasing my kids around while trying to multitask a million different jobs. Sounds stressful, right? It is, but you will also see me laughing and making it as much fun as I can, because I think that everything should be fun… otherwise it becomes work. This is especially true for fitness! I got started on my journey thanks to a Group Fitness Manager who saw something in me and asked me to train to teach BODYPUMP. I wasn’t in very good shape at the time and was apprehensive, but her energy and belief that I could do it gave me the confidence to try and put me on the road to fitness. That’s what I try to do now for others – be their spark – be the energy to help motivate people to get to class, push themselves, and break through limits and achieve more than they thought they ever could.
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss
AFAA Group Fitness, Les Mills BodyStep, BodyPump, BodyVive and Schwinn Certified Spinning instructor
AAAI-ISMA Personal Trainer, Level 3 Les Mills BodyPump Les Mills RPM AAAI-ISMA Mat Pilates I & II Keiser Cycling
As a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, I am motivated on giving people the opportunity to change their lifestyles. Teaching BodyPump, Spin, and RPM gives me a great ability to reach large groups.
One on one personal training is my chance to reach individuals and guide them down a path that is right for them. I enjoy participating in conference yearly that help me grow. These broadens my education in nutrition, fitness, and specialized programs.
Being a mentor in the fitness industry for over 18 years allows me to coach clients the healthy balance they need but to still be able to enjoy life.
Fitness isn’t just my career, it’s my lifestyle!
AFAA Group Fitness, Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, RPM, BODYVIVE & Sh’Bam
Katie Hennessy has been employed in the fitness industry as a Group Fitness Instructor since 1991. She started at Positive Steps, then Fitness Revolution and now proud to be part of The Sweatshop. For Katie, there is nothing more satisfying than to see class members become more self assured, physically and mentally stronger and the most important reason why she loves instructing, everyone is having FUN! You can find Katie on the back of a RED, Ultra Classic, Screaming Eagle Harley Davidson motorcycle, of course wearing leather.
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Laurel began practicing yoga in 1998. Since then, she has been teaching in the Seacoast area for over 15 years. She has over 500 hours of training in the traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles of yoga. For our classes, Laurel will cater each class to make everyone feel welcome. So if you’re new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, you can count on this class being challenging yet comfortable.
When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, Laurel works at an environmental consulting firm, frequently traveling around the country to help clean up the environment. She also plays flute for the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra. Laurel resides in Exeter, NH with her husband, Scott, and two cats
Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYFLOW, BODYCOMBAT, BODYSTEP, BODYATTACK, RPM & CXWORX
I started teaching Group Fitness 16 years ago and love moving to music and inspiring others to have healthy lifestyles. I was Group Fitness Manager at Positive Steps and helped lead the movement towards getting Les Mills classes! I’m a second grade teacher in rye and in my spare time I love to run (will run my 14th marathon this summer), bike, ski, cook, and go to Disney world!!
Les Mills RPM, BODYPUMP & BODYSTEP, TRX Rip
You will probably hear me before you see me, as I am known for my high energy, spunky, loud “let’s do it” attitude. I came to fitness later in life, falling in love with it long after college. It helped me redefine how I saw myself, getting through the ups and downs of weight loss and busting through the limits I thought my body had. Exercise can be a challenge in everyday life if we do not recognize the power it provides us with and embrace it. Unity between the mind and body opens the doors to a life of increased happiness and success. With a strong mind and body, we are able to work harder, play longer and love deeper. My goal is to help others push their limits and reach for what they think is unreachable: run a race, climb a mountain, do pushups, complete a triathlon. Fitness has become a huge part of my life and a deep passion. I love sharing that amazing feeling of accomplishment with others and helping them reach fitness goals. You will see me either spending time with my wonderful family, running, cycling, or taking classes.
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
Les Mills SH’BAM, BODYJAM, Born To Move
Sarah is a NH seacoast native and is very excited to be joining the Sweatshop team teaching SH’BAM! She has a long background in dance performance and education making SH’BAM a natural extension. To her, dance has never felt like exercise or work, it’s always just been a fun activity that happens to give you an amazing workout.
Sarah graduated from Boston University earning her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. When not dancing her feet off or running after her two young boys, Sarah can often be found in her garden which is one of her favorite retreats.
ACE-CPT SFG SFB Pn2 TRX - Suspension and RIP Les Mills BODYCOMBAT, CXWORX, BODYFLOW, BODYPUMP Pre/Post Natal
Tiffany is a certified Strength and Nutrition Coach and owner of TN Training LLC. With over 13 years of experience, she has created and accomplished a career in guiding clients to reach their personal health and fitness goals. She began her fitness career teaching group classes and soon expanded her education and experience to Personal Training at one of the most well known and top rated fitness clubs in the US. Using a personalized and integrated approach for each of her clients, she guides them through proper movement patterns, exercise progression and nutrition in order to achieve their training goals. When she is not coaching clients on-line or in the studio, she can be found spending time with her husband and two energetic daughters Fiona and Baylor.