Instructor bio coming soon!
Instructor bio coming soon!
Amy D. is a stay at home Mom for a four year old and two year old. She has a degree in education and a passion for exercise so she love being able to combine the two at the BAC for Women! Cardio kickboxing has been her favorite way to get the heart rate up and her body moving. She can’t wait to see you all in class!
Annie has been a member of the BAC for Women since 2012. The BAC is where she fell in love with fitness and developed a passion for helping others fall in love with it too! She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, certified in Barre above, TRX functional training and Pilates. Annie also teaches Power 30 here at our Tonawanda location. Annie is available for one-on-one training- Come train with her!
The BAC has been a second home to Antoinette since January of 2001, when she joined to recover from a knee injury. A year later she was working the front desk, and in 2008, she became AFAA certified to teach classes. Antoinette looked forward to Sunday mornings, when she teaches Body Chisel at the BAC Tonawanda location. During the week, when she’s not at the BAC working out, she teaches fourth graders in Hamburg. One of her favorite mottos is “Tell me I can’t and I’ll show you that I can”.
Brandi likes to mix it up- with her playlist that is. She joined the BAC in 2007 and has made exercise a daily part of her life. She decided to share her enthusiasm and passion for exercising with others and became an instructor. Brandi currently teaches RIPT, Body Chisel and Cycling. She looks forward to seeing you in her classes!
Brittany is a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and she is currently attending D’Youville College for her doctorate of Chiropractic degree. She is certified in group fitness and has taught BOGA Fit, Aquatic Fitness, and Young at Heart. She is passionate about exercise and the belief that exercise is medicine. In her free time, she loves to swim competitively, cook, and of course exercise! She is looking forward to seeing everyone improving their health with her at Power 30 and Group Fitness!
Carrie is a certified Personal Trainer. She also has her BS in Exercise Science. Carrie is a mom of a 7 year old and a 4 year old- Life is good!!! She has been personal training for over 14 years at the BAC for Women and loves working with all types of clients! Her philosophy on exercise is that it should be fun, or why bother? Come train with Carrie and find out!!
Debbie joined the BAC for Women when our Tonawanda location opened over 11 years ago. Since then, she has become a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, ACE Certified Health Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. Debbie also holds certifications in TRX and BARRE. She feels her job is about so much more than teaching people how to exercise- “It’s about providing friendship, support and motivation as well as showing them that working toward better health and wellness can be fun and not feel like work. At first, joining the gym was a way for me to escape – to do something for myself. It has become more than I ever could have dreamed…Now, it is a passion; a way for me to share my love for fitness and well-being! I hope that I can demonstrate to other “moms” that they CAN find time to stay fit too.”
Instructor bio coming soon.
Hilary has been instructing a variety of Group Exercise classes since 2005. She is certified as a Senior Fitness Specialist through NASM. She is also certified through AFAA, Blue Powder Productions (Turbokick & Piyo), Body Training Systems (Spinning and Group Power), trained with the Arthritis Foundation, completed a Personal Trainer Preparatory course, and have CPR & AED certification through the American Heart Association. Outside the BAC she works full-time as the Cultural Arts Manager at Asbury Pointe Retirement Home. For fun Hilary enjoys playing softball,volleyball, and running different level races (5k, 10k, Half marathons, and marathons).
Jen started as a Fitness Coach with the BAC over 11 years ago! She holds a current CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and specialize in sports specific training through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). Her goal is to educate you how to create a balanced lifestyle between fitness & nutrition and inspire you to live your happiest & healthiest life! She will demonstrate and execute workout routines to help you become leaner faster, stronger, more flexible & develop muscle endurance to perform better in your daily life and remain injury free with great results! Jen is looking forward to working with you!
Jill is the Small Group Training and 6 Week Challenge Director and Director of Personal Training at our Tonawanda location. Our Power 30 program is one of her greatest accomplishments and she is so proud of its success- She loves how much our members love it!! Jill is a AFAA certified personal trainer, as well as a Power 30, Yoga, Cycling and Chisel instructor. She has a lifelong love of fitness and health and wellness that she loves to share with our members. Jill is also the proud mom of 3 awesome kids!
Group classes are a great way to work out! Just walk in the door, give your best effort on that day, and walk out feeling like you’ve accomplished something. Judy teaches Body Chisel and Cycling and at times can also be found teaching Strike Zone and Pilates. Her certifications include: AFAA Group Exercise, Mad Dogg Spinning, and ISCA Pilates.
Katie is a certified personal trainer through AFAA and has been training and teaching group exercise classes since 2008 at our Tonawanda location. She currently trains a small group boot camp class and teaches cycling classes. She believes in a balanced lifestyle and of living a life you’re proud of. Katie also believes that a good sweat can do wonders for the soul. Come check out one of her classes to get a tough workout in that will end up being the best part of your day!
Kelly has been an group exercise instructor for over 10 years. She is a certified Group Exercise Instructor through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. She also has a current CPR/AED certification from the American Heart Association. Kelly teaches Body Chisel and Cycling classes at the BAC for Women Depew/Lancaster location.
Kimberly is a AFAA Group exercise certified instructor and currently teaches R. I. P. T. and cycling.
She has been teaching for the BAC for Women for over 5 years and along with her career as an elementary school teacher, she thinks she has the best jobs in the world!
Kim is a certified group exercise instructor and has been teaching for over 3 years now. She teaches Body Blast and subs several other classes such as Body Chisel, R.I.P.T., and Strike Zone. Kim is also continuing education classes through AFAA and she thoroughly loves what she does and helping out the other members. She started out in 2003 as a member and have since loved both BAC locations! She currently teaches at our Tonawanda location. Kim is also the mother of three grown children and is now an empty nester, which leaves her even more time to be available to help out when needed at the BAC for Women.
Krissy joined the BAC after moving to Buffalo nine years ago. It was here she took her first spinning class and ever since then, she has been hooked! Krissy is a high school English teacher, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and cooking. She is looking forward to spinning with you Wednesday’s and every other Saturday morning!
Kristin is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer here at the BAC for Women. She is also certified in Pilates and TRX Training. You can find her on the schedule teaching Cycling, Body Chisel and Power 30 classes. The BAC is where Kristin discovered her passion for fitness about 7 years ago. She is currently pursuing a career in Nursing at the University at Buffalo. She believes that exercise is so important for your overall health and happiness. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is being able to see, and help women achieve their goals and lead a healthier lifestyle!
Lacey is a Lifestyle Coach as well as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer here at the BAC for Women. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Management as well as a double minor in Athletic Coaching and Nutrition. Lacey is CPR/AED certified through American Red Cross. She played Division III Field Hockey all 4 years at SUNY Oswego and was a personal trainer there as well. She has been a regular exerciser since she started gymnastics at the age of 3. She enjoys strength training as well as HIIT and running. Lacey started off at the BAC as a Fitness Coach and transitioned into a Lifestyle Coach. She works with members one on one, as well as in small groups. She also teaches Power 30. Lacey says “You’re stuck with your body for the rest of your life so why not make it the best it can be?!”
Laura has been a member of the BAC since the early 2000s. She has always been a fitness enthusiast and has a strong passion for weight training. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and is CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. Join Laura to see how you can have fun while getting fit!
Years teaching/training: 7. Certifications/Education: B.Sc. – Biology and Physiology, M.S. – Exercise Physiology, MPH – Epidemiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Additional certifications in: Group exercise, TRX, Spinning and Yoga. What styles of classes you teach: Cycling, Yoga, Strength Training, Stability Ball.
Exercise is one of the best forms of preventive health. At the BAC, you have the opportunity to pick up an activity of your choice and pursue it for life. I believe in looking at the big picture and making small lifestyle changes that lead us forward each day. Here’s to YOUR health!
Leslie has a BS degree in Exercise Science. She is certified through AFFA for group exercise instructor and Maddog for spinning. She has taught group fitness classes for the last 26 years which include, step, kick boxing, hi/lo, body sculpting, katami, spinning, and cycling. Leslie enjoyed working for the BAC since 1996.
Lyne has been teaching group exercise classes for 39 years. Her career began in Oakland, MD., with stop overs in Milton, MA., Naperville, IL., Jacksonville, FL., Easton, MD., Chicago, IL., and now Buffalo, NY. Her certifications include AAFA Group Exercise, Step, Pilates, APEX/AAFA Yoga Instructor Certification [200 hours], Aura Wellness Yoga Teacher Certification [500 hours], Exel Sports Nordic Walking Trainer and NPTA Personal Trainer.
Her students have ranged from 4 years old to 93 years young. From the very healthy to those suffering with Chronic Pain Disorder.
Most were/are motivated and eager to improve but some suffered Mood and Behavior Disorders caused by Depression. Getting them out of their hospital beds was a challenge and seeing them smile after our sessions is just one of the reasons she loves teaching fitness.
“My hope for all of you who chose to play with me is that you take what we do together in the studio and use it throughout the rest of your day and share it with your friends.”
Mary has been a group exercise class instructor since 2006. She became a licensed Zumba® Instructor in 2007 and is also licensed to teach Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Sentao, Zumba® Step, Zumba® Gold and Kid’s Zumba®. Mary is also a AFFA Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Beside teaching Zumba® she teaches Body Chisel (a Muscle building and toning class). She enjoys helping others stay fit and healthy through exercise! You never know what you can achieve unless you try it- so come and shake, wiggle and make some noise and let’s all stay fit together.
BAC instructor Monique completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and Art of Assisting training through the Baptiste Institute. She is trained to teach the Baptiste Journey into Power sequence and also in hands-on assist to help get you a little deeper into your poses and postures, helping to open, align and lengthen the body.
Myra joined the BAC for Women staff shortly after they opened the BAC for Women Tonawanda location. She is a Kripalu Yoga instructor and was trained at the prestigious Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Her classes are for everyone! Myra says “When you come to practice yoga you come as you are and your problems, ailments and issues come with you. When you leave my yoga class hopefully you have left some of those things behind and are able to find a bit more peace and balance in the world. Come in try it and let me help you realize your full potential. I am here to both lead you in your experience of yoga and learn from all of you.”
Nicole joined the BAC in 2003 and found her love and the importance of exercise. She has been cycling/spinning for 13 years! She is currently in the process of getting my Mad Dogg cycling certification and will also be getting certified in personal training and group fitness so she can expand her knowledge in physical fitness and share her passion and love of fitness with others.
Stephanie is the Sales Manager and a Power 30 instructor at our Tonawanda location. She currently holds a personal training certification through NETA and is CPR/AED certified. She has been an employee of the BAC for over 5 years but her journey started here in 2011 when she joined as a member. “I loved the environment so much, that when I saw the job posting for fitness coach, I immediately knew I wanted to work here. Being able to offer support and encouragement to women is very fulfilling to me. I understand starting an exercise routine can be intimidating but we are here to make it as easy and stress free as we possibly can.” If you’re looking to start an exercise routine or need help with your current routine, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Stephanie.
Stay tuned- future instructor info coming soon!
Theresa joins us with 10 years of Zumba® experience. From the first Zumba® class she took in 2008, she was immediately hooked on the many various styles of Latin American dance. The energy and Latin beats were so intoxicating, that after the 1 hour class, she walked right up to the instructor and asked, “How do I become an instructor?” Theresa didn’t waste any time and scheduled her training in Youngstown Ohio and then brought Zumba® to Lockport, N.Y. She is excited to be teaching here at the BAC for Women, and if you have ever wondered if you could do Zumba®, she teaches the class with progression, humor and of course with fun- It’s for EVERYONE! Zumba® is an invitation to the dance floor! Zumba® is a fitness class that combines dance and fitness moves. Inspired by Latin dance and music while using a variety of styles in its routines, including Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco, and a Hip Hop. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.
Fitness has been a huge part of Theresa’s life. Since the 1990’s, she has been teaching everything that has come down the fitness pipeline, but Zumba® has a special place in her heart. So if you ever wanted take a Zumba® class, now would be the time to come give it a try!
Traci is a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor here at the BAC for Women. She brings over 17 years of experience in progressive health & fitness, coaching, training and motivating clients to perform at their best as well as achieve, maintain and implement their personal fitness goals in their daily lives. Traci encourages clients to take action while understanding and managing their own health care in a positive, motivating and challenging environment. She has had great success in working with diverse populations including all levels of fitness.
Traci has a proven and established track record of driven results with her clients who train with her one on one, in a small group or with those who take her weekly classes. She tries to lead by example and continues to motivate, shape and transform those who work with her keeping in mind everyone’s limitations.
Currently holds these certifications:
American Red Cross: CPR
AFAA (Aerobic Fitness Association of America) Group fitness: kickboxing, Pilates, piyo, TRX, Sculpt-weight training
AFAA Personal Training Certification
Master of Small Group Personal Training
Sports & Exercise Nutrition cert completion 2017