YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE
At BeachFit, we are here to give you the best possible experience…the only way to do that is with the best possible instructors! #TeamBeachFit starts with our strong, passionate, fun instructors – learn more about each of them with the bios below!
Ali was born and raised in the suburbs of Baltimore. She grew up playing soccer and lacrosse at a very competitive level and went on to play Division 1 soccer in college at James Madison University. You may recognize Ali from Fells Point Surf Co and The Corduroy Button, the two companies she started in pursuit of happiness. As the story of life goes, a business work life distanced her from the fitness level she enjoyed through years of participation in multiple sports until she tried SurfSet at a local gym. Ali loves the beach! Everything about it! The surf, the sand and the sun, so SurfSet seemed like the perfect match and boy was she right! Taking SurfSet classes for months brought all of the fun fitness memories back from being in college and opened the door to trying more and more classes that were equally fun and that provided a killer workout. Ali loves fitness, but make no mistake she also needs it to be fun! Being part of a team has always delivered success and the friendships that have been forged through her experiences at the gym are ones that cannot be easily broken. Everyone needs a cheering section and a team to keep them motivated! With the help of her number one supporter, her husband Nico, and the love and dedication of her family and dear friends she is excited to embark on this new project: BeachFit Baltimore. Come join our team! We are certified in FUN!
Antoine was born and raised here in Baltimore City, where he attended Dunbar Senior High School. There he played varsity sports, baseball and football. He moved on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Delaware State University in 2008, majoring in Sport Sciences. Determined to give back to his community after graduation, Antoine found employment at a local group home. Shortly after, Antoine became a performance coach within his family business, Dynamic Sports Performance (DSP) in 2010. His role as a performance coach helped him obtain a volunteer position with NFL PLAY 60. With NFL Play 60, Antoine shares his football knowledge with youth and adults throughout the State of Maryland. He worked events such as Baltimore Ravens Purple Evening, Hispanic Heritage Camp, Johh Harbaugh Clinic and many other community events sponsored by the Baltimore Ravens. Antoine love for sports and knowledge of physical fitness, lead him to obtain his AAAI/ISMA personal training certification. Antoine currently is a personal trainer with DSP and we now welcome him as our new Boot Camp instructor, here at BeachFit. He offers an energetic and motivating training technique, which is fun but effective!!
SURF + TRX
Kate is a fully-adopted Charm City transplant. She grew up in South Jersey, going down the shore to play in the waves and stayed true to her beach spirit in the sunshine during her tenure at the University of Miami (FL). Along with the sun and surf, she has always loved sports and fitness. From the high energy sweat sessions to the family-like community of members, teaching at BeachFit really feels like home for Kate. Her favorite mantra is “Tie your shoes. Pack a good lunch. And remember that we’re all in this together” and she strives to bring that positive attitude to everything she does.
BEACH CAMP + BEACH BURN
A classically trained dancer - KG's connection to music and movement is bone-deep. A lifetime spent "sweating & performing" made becoming an Instructor a natural choice. Now, a 15-year veteran to group exercise - KG remains fueled & inspired by her whole-hearted belief in the positive impact(s) a commitment to fitness can have on the overall wellbeing of her classes & community. Her certifications include: AFAA Primary Group Exercise, AFAA Cycling, SoulBody BodyBarre, Les Mills BODYSTEP (+ Advanced Instructor Qualification), Les Mills BODYPUMP, Les Mills BODYJAM (+Advanced Instructor Qualification), Les Mills RPM and Les Mills SH’BAM.
Suzie grew up in Baltimore and is excited to give back to her local fitness community through teaching! She fell in love with cycling while cycling in Dallas in 2012 and has been riding ever since. When she's not coaching good vibes in her BeachFit classes, she's coaching lacrosse at TLC. Suzie's passion and positive energy can be felt in every class from start to end!
Originally from New Orleans, I relocated to Baltimore 15 years ago and fell in love with the people and the city. She has been a group fitness instructor since 1997. Dance has always been her passion and being in a professional Hip Hop dance company led her to teaching dance classes at a local gym -- from which a love for group fitness classes and weight training grew. In 2004, she did her first Body Training Systems/Les Mills training and now has more than eight programs and personal training certifications. She is certified to teach BodyStep, BodyJam, BodyAttack, RPM, Surfset, Gravity, Spin and Tabata Bootcamp. She is also an NSPA certified personal trainer. She believes that group fitness is one of the best forms of exercise available because it makes working out fun and more community based. When you see the same people each week or every other day, you create a bond that brings friendship, fun, positivity and fitness results.
BEACH BURN + TRX
Oksana was born in the Ukraine and, after moving to the US at the age of 19, she dreamed of fulfilling a career that would prioritize her active lifestyle and making a significant impact on the lives of others. She loves the energy that comes from being active and has always been engaged in exercise. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, she enjoyed working as a social worker helping others but realized desk work wasn't for her. With that in mind, she took the plunge and established her career in health and fitness! In her journey, she hopes to inspire as many people as she can by teaching and motivating them to achieve their personal fitness goals by improving their lifestyle in positive ways!
Emma was born and raised in New Jersey before moving down to Baltimore for college. She attended Loyola University Maryland and taught spin and boot camp at Loyola's gym for five years. Emma has spent the last two years traveling around the country for work and is happy to have found her way back to Baltimore and to be teaching group fitness again. She believes that fitness is more fun with others and works hard to make her classes hard but enjoyable. She loves that feeling when you walk out of a fitness class drenched in sweat, knowing you just put 100% into your workout.