Sheila is a wife, mother of 2, full-time Project Manager, and has taught Group Fitness classes at Livin’ Up2 since March 2013. Sheila’s fitness and exercise journey began in high school when she participated in track and field. She began running 5K’s, and Quarter and Half Marathons while earning her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Otterbein College. Sheila placed 2nd in Women’s Physique, behind the shows overall winner, at the Mid-Atlantic Championships in Wheeling, WV in November 2012.
Sheila’s high energy Meet Me @ the Bar class is a fun and enthusiastic, 60-minute, total-body sweat-fest including high intensity interval training and strength training using weighted barbells and dumbbells. Sheila brings her excitement for teaching and exercise to every class and she believes that participants at every level should feel welcome in Group Fitness classes.
I have been in the fitness industry since 2002, and due not only to the amazing results my clients have seen, but also to the incredible relationships that I've been so lucky to develop, I feel blessed to be a Personal Trainer. I have been fortunate enough to train a variety of people- from professional athletes to youth benchwarmers, pop music stars to Johnny Couch potato- yet everyone's challenge is special to me. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the look on my clients' faces when they realize that what we're doing is working and that they are actually going to be able to reach their goal. After having multiple 100+ pound losers and years of watching thousands of pounds melt off of people, I know that EVERYONE can succeed as long as they want it bad enough.
Dustin has a BA in Sport Management from Bluffton University, 2002. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, ESA, CPR/AED, American Red Cross. Dustin's specialties include Sports Specific Training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Weight Loss, and Muscle Gain.
Sarah teaches 30/30, Rock Body BC, Tight-End Zone and Joy Ryde. She is CPR certified, with 5 years of experience. Besides being a fitness instructor, Sarah has also participated in a bikini fitness competition in 2012. Sarah's favorite quote is “Strive for progress, not perfection.”
Sarah says, "I believe in a balance of nutrition and exercise. For exercise to be most effective, it needs to include lifting weights AND cardio. I love challenging myself and others by pushing the limits, with music as the timer. My goal is to increase an individual’s confidence in their abilities. I strive to do this by encouraging them to do one more rep, to try an exercise, and by acknowledging their hard work. The most difficult part is showing up, and I hope my classes will make this easier for them.
Fitness is not my only passion, but plays a great role in my life. I hope to continue teaching classes and working at Livin’ Up 2 while teaching elementary students. I recently obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Ashland University. I also have my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Columbus State Community College. I am determined to find a balance between teaching fitness classes and students."
I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor here at Livin Up 2 Wellness Center since 2010.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and a Bachelor's in Behavioral Social Science, which is a comprehensive degree including Psychology, Sociology and Communications.
I have been an ACE certified Personal Trainer since 2000, an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2010, an AFPA certified Group Cycling Instructor since 2011, and an IFPA figure Pro since 2013. I am CPR and AED certified, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
I am a 37-year-old mother of two, and I have a passion for helping others achieve goals that they never thought they could. I understand and have lived all the excuses of putting your own health last, and I’m here to listen, educate and motivate my clients to plow through all those excuses and find their inner strength to gain their win!
My favorite quote “There are no pills, no amount of expensive supplements, no single piece of equipment, no secrets on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage and drive to go back six times a week.”
Jessica is a mother of 2 human teens and 5 rescued fur kids. She is a two-time gestational surrogate, carrying twins and a singleton. It was after delivering the twins 5 years ago that she discovered yoga, recommended by her OB as a way to gently get back into shape, build strength, and increase balance and flexibility. Plus, the overall wellness benefits of yoga on your mind and body are unparalleled. Jessica practiced yoga through her entire pregnancy with the baby she delivered in February 2019, and was also a yoga-teacher student during that time, graduating with her CYT200. Her student-teaching hours were completed at Livin' Up 2, where many years ago she was one of the first gym members. Fitness has always been important to Jessica. Her yoga practice- coupled with a caffeine/meat/dairy-free diet and daily cardio- keeps her feeling and looking better at 40 than she did at 20! Her goal is to show people that not all yoga is the same and that the practice is truly for EVERY body! In addition to finding your 'zen', it is a fabulous way to build total-body strength and lean muscle... So much so that it can even replace a daily lifting sesh!
Jessica's Fit Flow x Jess is a fast-paced, muscle-building, power-flow yoga class...So be ready to WORK! Come with an open mind, your mat (we have a few in the gym), water bottle, and a blanket/blocks (if you want). Beginners are always welcome, and pose modifications will be cued. The music is up-beat and fun, and will have you wanting to sing and dance your way through your stretch! Namaste!