Meg Fletcher, raised in Marietta GA
By day I am a Regional Manager for Tanner Medical Group and By night and on the weekends I am a group fitness instructor!
I have loved to dance since the day I came in to this world. I started taking dance lessons later than most, in 6th grade, but quickly earned my spot in the Dance Company at The Dancer’s Workshop in Marietta where I competed in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop. I joined the Dance Team at McEachern High School and choreographed several of our routines. I put Dance on hold for a little while and went in to the medical field and gave birth to my son, Jalen, who is now 24 and my daughter, Holly, who is now 17. I started taking Zumba classes over 6 years ago and thanks to some really GREAT instructors I was encouraged to get certified about 4 years ago. Since then I have taught group fitness for The City of Villa Rica, Tanner Health Source and now I’m so happy to be a part of the Club Fitness family where I teach Zumba and Club Jam! I now have 2 grandchildren, Kamrin age 4 (pictured below) and Zander age 2 months. I have two motto’s in life that get me through: “What doesn’t kill you makes your stronger” and “Keep Moving”. I have exercised my entire life, my favorite things to do are dancing and taking walks with my friends and family.
Chesley Large, SET, is a certified worksite wellness specialist, exercise specialist and health coach at Tanner Health System. She has more than 10 years’ experience in health coaching and developing health and wellness programs. She is certified as a specialist in exercise therapy by the International Sports Science Association. Chesley earned her bachelor’s in exercise science and wellness, with a minor in nutrition, from Jacksonville State University. She teaches a variety of fitness classes, including Zumba, Aqua Zumba, and Boot Camp style classes. Chesley has been teaching group fitness classes since 2011. She is a native of Carrollton, and graduated from Oak Mountain Academy. She enjoys watching football, being with friends, exercising and spending time with her husband, Adam, and their dog Pete. I enjoy encouraging students into making healthy lifestyle changes, and making exercise fun!
Exercise Specialist- ISSA
Group Fitness Certification- AFAA
Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist – ACSM and National Wellness Institute
Licensed to Teach Zumba, Aqua Zumba and Zuma Senato
Certified to Teach BANG Power Dance
Certified Sports Nutrition
Hormones, Nutrition and Metabolism
Worksite Wellness Specialist
AFAA Perinatal Fitness
SCW Personal Trainer
Pamela Stubbs has always been intrigued by the body’s ability to move, adapt, and heal. Active in school as a gymnast and cheerleader, she entered Middle Tennessee State University as a Physical Education major, looking to a future as a gymnastics coach. Life, such as it is, changes things, and a husband and children interrupted that track, and she eventually ended up attending Georgia Highlands College, and Berry College and finally finishing with a degree in business.
Later in life she decided to return to her earlier intention and pursue her certification as a yoga instructor. Through her years of practice she had found how yoga not only helped the body, but it also brought a mental fitness that few other disciplines can. She completed her certification at the Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts in 2011. An avid equestrian, she uses her yoga training to create awareness, breathing, balance, and fluidity to enhance her riding skills. She lives on her Full Circle Farm in Roopville, Georgia with her husband an a variety of horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, poultry, and a mule.
A Bit About Me...Gerry L. Cofield
Yoga provided a path for me that has improved my physical, mental, and emotional well-being tremendously and I have practiced regularly since 2012. My desire to share this experience prompted me to complete a 200 hour yoga psychology teacher training program in June 2016 with Evolutionary Education. The training is approved by Yoga Alliance and was led by Dr. Nick Atlas. Nick is a RYT500 who has studied yoga since 1998 in the U. S. and abroad under many well-recognized masters, as well as having taught at Omega and Kripalu and other venues. I am a member of Yoga Alliance and a RYT200 (registered yoga teacher). I am also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT), having completed over 120 hours of yoga therapy training, including anatomy and physiology. I have taught classes in yoga centers, gyms, health care programs, an integrative pharmacy, senior centers, a university recreation center, private venues, and with private clients. My goal is to support your growth and help you reach the goals that will help you to live more fully.
July Cosper Nicholas
My love for fitness began when I was 19 years old. I started working out with light weights at home and walking. That developed into going to a gym to weight train. Someone there told me “Around here, you either go heavy or go home.” Being 19, I didn’t understand that was his way of saying “No girls allowed in the weight room!” I was one of only two women that worked out there. But instead of going home, I went HEAVY! I loved the way working out and lifting weights made me feel. I then became a certified fitness instructor in 1994 teaching everything from aerobics, step, kick-boxing, senior fitness, and spin classes. You name it, I’ve taught it. In 1998 I discovered yoga. The day after my first yoga class, I was sore in places that I had never felt before with just weight training. After becoming certified, I knew that yoga was my passion and I had to share it with others. Yoga is so much more than just physical postures. The practice has a way of teaching you to be "present". Yoga gives you strength both mentally and physically. But in 2009, I was told by doctor’s that I would never practice yoga again when it was discovered that I had a rare congenital abnormality that required immediate surgery on my cervical spine. I was devastated to hear that I may not be able to work out or practice yoga again. I am now fused with titanium rods from C-1 through C-4 and I have a titanium plate at the base of my skull, but I still work out and teach yoga! Sometimes when life puts obstacles in our way, we have to re-route our paths as well as our thinking to accomplish our goals. No matter what one’s abilities are, we can all practice yoga.
I have my master’s degree in Physical and Health Disabilities and work for Carroll County Schools. Along with my other certifications, I am also a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and have established a non-profit ~ Renew Yoga, Inc., working with those affected by cancer and chronic illness. I am so happy to be able to share yoga and fitness with you.
My love for yoga began in 2012 when my friend and fellow educator July Nicholson finally got me to attend a class at Place of Power , a former yoga studio in Carrollton . I was a young thirtysomething-year-old waking up daily with an aching back. After only a month of practicing yoga twice a week, my body felt better then it had since I was a kid! At Place of Power I studied yoga under owner, Donna Robinson, and July, Lori and Jill. These women provided for me a superb foundation for yoga practice and I begin to teach at this studio in 2013.
I furthered my yoga training by beginning a course of study at the Asheville yoga center in Asheville North Carolina in the summer of 2014. I have plans to continue classes at the Asheville Yoga Center this winter.
Yoga has improved my both physical and mental health. I love to practice with beginners, as well as veteran yogis! I have been teaching at Club Fitness for three years now and love working with the staff and gym members there!
°Yoga Guinea~The Essence Of Possibility°
200 hour yoga certification
through Evolutionary Education.
Serena expresses yoga in multiple unique forms while continuing to deepen in her personal growth, passion, and knowledge of yoga's tradition. Serena's classes range from gentle, restorative, and Vinyasa Flow. She is known to engage with the community partnering up with the Carroll County Humane Society and local businesses to present events such as ‘Cats on Mats’ that raises awareness and much needed funds for our homeless fur-friends. With ‘Baby & Me Yoga’ Serena offers an open and fun bonding experience for parents and their babies.
Also offered is ‘Hoop Yoga’ where the hula hoop is incorporated for added support in balance, alignment,breath and body awareness. The hoop creates a space to flow within the movements!
I graduated from West Georgia in 2005 and went home to Chattanooga to sell memberships at a health club called The Sports Barn, which instilled my love for fitness. After having 2 children, I further developed my passion for fitness by training for a half marathon in which I finished 3rd in my age group. I am certified as a Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and have a certification in Sports Nutrition. I’ve been an instructor and trainer at Club Fitness since 2015. Being a part of someone’s fitness journey is a special and rewarding experience. My clients have been diverse, some with different physical limitations, and we’ve made strides in their overall health together through hard work and dedication. Whether it’s to just feel better, train for an event, or reach a sustainable healthy lifestyle, I want to help get you on the right track.
Melody began yoga in 2009 in the midst of severe health issues. The practices enabled her to develop strength in a profound way. She took yoga teacher training in 2012 at Tallapoosa wellness Center with Karen Sifton and Roger Hornsby And has taught ever sense. She even travelled to Bali and participated in a week long yoga practice that included workshops on deep breathing. Her focus is on foundational form and assisting students in adjusting the pose for best results and to avoid injury.
“Yoga is a light once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame”- B. K. S. Iyengar