Akemi

ZIN licensed in Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Sentao
Zumba and Zumba Toning instructor at BAC for Women at Evans

Alex

My name is Alexandra, I have been teaching at the BAC since 1999. I have my Group Exercise Certification. I teach Step & Chisel, Step 101 and Body Blast classes. I currently teach at the BAC for Women Evans.

Amber

I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness. I hold a current CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association. I have an Associate’s Degree in Physical Education and am currently completing my Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees in Physical Education at Canisius College. I am a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and I also have a background training in other forms of martial arts. I look forward to bringing my martial arts background into some of my training sessions for some added strength, fitness and fun! I currently train Power 30 classes and one on one personal training. Exercise and an overall healthy lifestyle is one of my greatest passions, and I love being able to share my passion with others!

Amy M

I have been teaching Group Exercise classes at the BAC for over 5 years. I hold am certified thru ISCA, the International Sports Conditioning Association. I currently teach Strike Zone and Body Chisel.

Annie

Hi! I’m Annie and I have been a member of the BAC for Women since 2012. This is where I fell in love with fitness and developed a passion for helping others fall in love with it too! I currently teach Power 30 at Colvin and French Rd and I am available for one on one training at both locations. Come train with me!

Antoinette

The BAC has been a second home to me since January of 2001, when I joined to recover from a knee injury. A year later I was working the front desk, and in 2008, I became AFAA certified to teach classes. I’ve looked forward to Sunday mornings, when I teach Body Chisel at BAC Colvin, ever since. During the week, when I’m not at the BAC working out, I’m teaching my fourth graders in Hamburg. One of my favorite mottos is “Tell me I can’t and I’ll show you that I can”.

April

April, wife and mom of 3, has been a group fitness instructor for over 20 years. She loves to share her passion for health and fitness and has taught many different classes over the years…some of which include step, hi-low, kardio kick, total body sculpt, Cardio Pump, Spinning, pilates and Katami. April has also received certifications in Zumba and Yoga. She is a certified personal trainer, Nutritionist Specialist, licensed Esthetician, and a fitness/bodybuilding competitor with a Pro Bikini Champion title. April loves to educate and teaches group nutrition and fitness workshops. She is currently teaching Body Blast, Body Chisel, PiYo and YOGAmotion. Her love of health and wellness motivates her to inspire woman to be their very best every day.

Arissa

Barb F

I have 32 years of experience teaching Group Exercise classes in WNY. I came to the BAC more than 10 years ago. I hold a Masters degree in education. I currently teach Cardio Dance classes at French Road. I truly love teaching classes at the BAC!

Beth W

Hi my name is Beth, I have 17 years teaching experience in Spinning, Indoor Cycling and Pilates. Certified with Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Program, Keiser M3 Cycling Foundations and ISCA Pilates Mat Certification Level 1. I started teaching in 1998 for Buffalo Athletic Club, Blvd location, and taught a year at Lafitness, until November 2014. I also have taken many continuing education courses to keep current with the changing times of indoor cycling. I have also attended four years at the World Spinning and Sports Conferences (WSSC) held in Miami Florida, which is the largest indoor cycling annual event held. My classes are designed for all fitness levels, whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned cyclist. I look forward to having you take my classes!

Brandi

Hi my name is Brandi and I like to mix it up-with my playlist that is. I joined the BAC in 2007 and have made exercise a daily part of my life. I decided to share my enthusiasm and passion for exercising with others and became an instructor. I currently teach RIPT, Body Chisel and Cycling. I am looking forward to seeing you in my classes!

Cathy

Hi I’m Cathy and I am a certified Star 2 level Spinning instructor. I have been teaching for the BAC for Women for over 5 years. I came to the club as a member and loved it so much I decided to get certified and began teaching classes. Over the years I have also taught Body Chisel and Body Blast classes. I am also a full time hair stylist at Salon Allure in Williamsville.

Christine A

I’m a music lover with a fitness problem – I’m motivated by a good playlist and a hard earned sweat! I have my BS in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I teach cycling and yoga. It’s my goal to help bring health and happiness to the women of the BAC!

Cindy

Hi! I’m Cindy an I.S.S.A. Certified Personal Trainer also trained in TRX, battle ropes, kettlebells, plyometrics and cycling. I have been working for the BAC since March 2013. I teach cycling, ABC, and body sculpt. I love working out and have a strong desire to help people achieve their fitness goals. I believe that with a little encouragement and support we can all live a healthy lifestyle by incorporating fitness into our lives.

Dana

I’m Dana and I have been teaching Group Exercise classes for 18 years. I hold a Group Exercise Certifications from AFAA and my Nursing Degree from the Millard Fillmore School of Nursing/UB. I am currently teaching Body Chisel and cycling classes at Colvin BAC. I love everything about teaching at the BAC, sometimes it doesn’t feel like a job. My true passion really is women’s fitness. As women we struggle so much with looks, I want to be a contributing factor in changing that thought process. We all look different and the ideal you is the one you find in your heart and mind, not on the scale or in the mirror. I always tell the members, mind will lead body will follow. We are stronger both mentally and physically than we ever give ourselves credit for.

Dawn

After losing over 50 pounds I joined the BAC and began taking group fitness classes. The instructors were so uplifting and inspiring I decided to try it too! I became AFAA certified over 7 years ago have taught a variety of classes. In 2011 I began working with Hope Chest to help breast cancer survivors regain strength and fitness after their illness. Helping all women to gain physical strength and build self confidence has become my passion!

Debbie

I joined the BAC when Colvin opened over 8 years ago. Since then, I have become a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, AFAA & NAPHA Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified TRX Instructor. My 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. I am the mother of 3 children, two with special needs. 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 wellbeing! I hope that I can demonstrate to other “moms” that they CAN find time to stay fit too

Diane Z

Diane has been a Pilates, Yoga and PiYo instructor at the BAC for Women since January 2014. She is certified as a Group Exercise Instructor by the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA) and has completed Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)/American Council on Exercise (ACE) continuing education training.
Diane is the owner of her own business, Plans for Success, concentrating on marketing, communications and public relations. During her corporate career, Diane has had extensive experience as a business management and communications trainer, a skill she brought to her role in the fitness industry.
Diane’s passion for women’s health began in her role as program coordinator for the women’s health education program at Sisters Hospital and in related positions. She has continued to pursue her interest in women’s wellness throughout her career and has participated in numerous community events as company team coordinator. She donates her spare time to Sisters Hospital and Buffalo Greyhound Adoption, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo Niagara Chapter.

Diane Z / Kim

Eileen

Eileen has been a fitness instructor since April, 1986. For almost 3 decades she has led energetic classes in strength, step, multi-step, and most recently Zumba. She is nationally certified as a group fitness instructor with AFFA, the Aerobics Association of America. Eileen also holds a certification in Zumba, Zumba Toning, and Zumba Sentao.

Ellen

I am the Regional Group Exercise Director for the BAC for Women. I have been teaching group exercise classes of all types for about 20 years. My certifications include Maddogg Spinning, AFAA Group Exercise, FitTour Kickboxing, YogaFit levels I and II and TRX. I am also a Heartsaver CPR/AED Instructor.
I enjoy exercise of all types and I have thoroughly loved my time here at the BAC.

Hilary

I have been teaching Group Exercise and Cycling classes for 9 years. I am certified thru AFAA, Turbokick, PiYo, Body Training Systems (Spinning & Group Power), & the Arthritis Foundation and have American Heart Association CPR & AED certification. I currently teach Yoga and Pilates at BAC Evans and Colvin. My motto is “Love Life, Be Brave, Live Life!”

Jen S

I teach indoor cycling and Power 30! Sports and exercise has been a passion of mine my whole life. I played rugby, ice hockey, and I wrestled for many years – these days you will find me cycling or in the yoga studio. My education includes: B.Sc. – Kinesiology (Western University of Ontario), M.S. – Exercise Science (University of Toronto), and Ph.D. – Exercise Physiology (Penn State). I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist thought the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to teaching at the BAC, I am an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at Daemen College. At Daemen, I teach Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription, Healthy Eating and Body Image, Introduction to Weight Lifting and other general health promotion courses.

Jill

Hi, my name is Jill. I am the Group Exercise Director and teach a number of classes including Strike Zone, Yoga, Cycling, and Pilates. I am an AFAA certified Personal Trainer with many years of experience and have many specialized training certificates such as Spinning, AFAA Nutrition Fundamentals and Stress Management. I am the mother of 3 children. One of my greatest joys is being able to share my love of fitness with the ladies at the BAC for Women.

Judy

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. You can currently find me on the schedule as a Body Chisel and Cycling instructor but at times I can also be found teaching Strike Zone and Pilates. My certifications include: AFAA Group Exercise, Mad Dogg Spinning, and ISCA Pilates.

Karen K

I’ve been teaching all types of Group Exercise classes all over WNY for the past 24 years. I am Spinning certified. I currently teach Cardio Dance, Pilates, Body Chisel, Cycling at French Road BAC for Women.

Karen M

Karen joined the teaching staff of the BAC in 2005 and currently teaches Yoga. She is a licensed Physical Therapist and has completed the YogaFit I and YogaFit II courses. Karen has always been interested in health and wellness and loves to help other people make progress with their individual fitness and health goals as well. In addition to Yoga, Karen has also taught Step, Body Chisel, and Pilates.

Kelly B

I have been an group exercise instructor for over 10 years. I am a certified Group Exercise Instructor thru the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. I also have a current CPR/AED certification from the American Heart Association. I teach Body Chisel and Cycling classes at BAC French Road every Saturday. Also, I currently have designed and created a new class Grind Ride. This incorporates upper body workup while cycling!!! Grind ride every is on the Power 30 schedule at BAC Evans every Thursday night.

Kim A

Hi! I’m Kimberly. I am AFAA Group exercise certified instructor and I currently teach R. I. P. T. and cycling.
I have been teaching for the BAC for over 5 years and along with my career as an elementary school teacher, I think I have the best jobs in the world!

Kim M

Hi, I’m Kim! I am a certified group exercise instructor and have been teaching for almost 3 years now. I teach Body Blast and sub several other classes such as Body Chisel, R.I.P.T., and Strike Zone. I’m also taking continuing education classes through AFAA and I thoroughly love what I do and helping out the other members. I started out at French Rd in 2003 as a member and have since loved all three clubs! I currently teach at the Colvin location as well as the French Rd location. Stop out and see me sometime!
I am also the mother of three grown children and am now an empty nester, which leaves me even more time to be available to help out when needed at the BAC.

Krisan

I’ve been teaching Group Exercise classes for 10 years. I teach Step and Body Chisel at BAC Evans.

Laurie

I have been enthusiastically teaching group exercise classes of all types for 26 plus years. I started training in 1989 with a NEDITA certification teaching Core dance moves and body sculpting. As my love for exercise and health grew so did my desire to become a personal trainer. In 1990 I became a Certified Personal trainer under AFAA, completing certifications under ACE, FITNESS FORUM, Yoga 1-2 , Ken-Po-San Karate, and Tae Kwon Do Kickboxing. So I teach everything from High energy kickboxing to , RIPT hard core strength training, Cycling, Step & Chisel and to relax I teach yoga classes.
When I am not teaching at the gym you will find me helping people become financially fit, as I am a Financial Advisor during the daytime.

Lavanya

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

I have a BS degree in Exercise Science. I am certified through AFFA for group exercise instructor and Maddog for spinning. I have taught group fitness classes for the last 26 years which include, step, kick boxing, hi/lo, body sculpting, katami, spinning, and cycling. I’ve enjoyed working for the BAC since 1996.

Lyne

I’ve been teaching group exercise classes for 39 years. My career began in Oakland, MD., with stop overs in Milton, MA., Naperville, IL., Jacksonville, FL., Easton, MD., Chicago, IL., and now Buffalo, NY.
My 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.
My 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 I love 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.

Marilyn

I have been a yoga, pilates and piyo instructor for 5 years at the BAC and have also taught chair yoga for seniors.

Marisa

I have taught for the BAC for 20 years starting when I was just 17 years old! During this time I received my BS in Health and Wellness and a Masters in Education. I am currently certified through ISCA, Madd Dog Spinning, and AHA CPR/AED. I currently teach Cycling at the Evans location. As a mother of 5 children, I feel exercise is a great outlet and a reminder to take care of my own body, while being a great example to my children.

Mary G

I have been A group exercise class instructor since 2006. I became a licensed Zumba (R) Instructor in 2007.I am also licensed to teach Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Sentao, Zumba Step, Zumba Gold and Kid’s Zumba. I am also an AFFA Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Beside teaching Zumba (R) I also teach Body Chisel (a Muscle building and toning class). I enjoy helping others stay fit and healthy through exercise! Hey I’m Mary if you like me and Juanita if you don’t. 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.

Maryanne

Hi I’m MaryAnne and I have been teaching group exercise classes for 23 years. My certifications and Education include AFAA, Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Kids. I currently teach Zumba classes. I am also a motivational speaker, author and wellness consultant. I am the proud owner of Creatively Fit.

Michaela

I’ve been a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor for over thirteen years. I have my Personal Trainer and Kickboxing Certifications through AFAA, along with special populations including, Stress Management, Prenatal, Senior and Youth Fitness. Sports Nutrition Certification through ISSA. Other certifications include Punk Rope, Piloxing, Mad Dogg Spinning, Less Mills, Healthways Certifications including all SilverSneakers Formats. American Heart Association CPR/AED. Health and Fitness have always been a passion of mine. I fully understand the importance and impact it has on our lives and hope to spread that knowledge and enthusiasm to everyone I train and teach. I’m a Personal Trainer first and infuse that into every format I teach emphasizing proper form and execution in each modality for maximum safety and results.

Michelle

Michelle has been teaching with the Buffalo Athletic Clubs for 5 years, dedicated to helping others enjoy exercise and a healthy Lifestyle. She is AFFA group exercise certified, Zumba Licensed, Zumba Toning Licensed, a MADD Dog Certified Cycling Instructor and Pilates Certified. Michelle also has a Bachelors’ degree in Nursing and Community Health. Her over 30 years of nursing practice, which includes Cardiac Rehab, Critical Care, and Diabetic Education have made her well aware of the importance of and developed her passion for exercise. She currently practices as an Rn with Buffalo Medical Groups Cardiology Dept. Group exercise classes she teaches include Body Chisel, Zumba, Zumba Toning and Cycling. When she is not teaching or practicing nursing she enjoys outdoor cycling, distance running, hiking, Girl Scout volunteering and spending time with her husband and four children enjoying traveling and recreation. She is energetic, positive, motivating and excited to share fitness and Fun with all participants.

Missy

Hello! My name is Missy and I teach RIPT and Cycling at the French Road BAC. I have been an instructor here since 2010. I started taking cycling classes in college and found them so energizing and motivating that I decided to become certified. I received my Spinning certification in 2010 and have been teaching ever since. I enjoy getting to know the women in my classes so I can choose the exercises and music that are motivating to them. So if you take one of my classes, feel free to introduce yourself!

Missy

Hello! My name is Missy and I teach RIPT and Cycling at the French Road BAC. I have been an instructor here since 2010. I started taking cycling classes in college and found them so energizing and motivating that I decided to become certified. I received my Spinning certification in 2010 and have been teaching ever since. I enjoy getting to know the women in my classes so I can choose the exercises and music that are motivating to them. So if you take one of my classes, feel free to introduce yourself!

Myra

Hi my name is Myra and I joined the BAC for Women staff shortly after they opened the BAC Colvin club. I am a Kripalu Yoga instructor. I was trained at the prestigious Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. My classes are for everyone. 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

Hi I’m Nicole and I have been teaching Trekking/Cut and Run at the BAC for the past 4 years. Working out has always been a passion of mine and being able to share it with all of enthusiastic BAC members has been such a great motivation and experience!

Roslyn

I began teaching for the BAC in 1993, being certified in and teaching a variety of classes over the years including Step, Hi-Lo Aerobics, Slide, Milonga, Cardio-Kick, Hip-Hop, Bollywood, Sculpt, and Spinning. After suffering herniated discs in my neck and low back, I was limited in my physical ability to teach for about two years. In that time, I studied anatomy and the principles of safe spinal alignment and movement. By approximately 2003, I was well enough to re-certify and return to teaching Yoga, Trekking, and Cycling, each with a focus on proper and safe alignment.
I believe yoga is for everyone and I love sharing my passion for it with others. I also believe cycling class can be enjoyable and empowering and I love providing motivating music and positive coaching to elevate the experience. I hope you join me in a yoga or cycling class soon!”

Sam

Samantha

Hello! My name is Samantha and I am a new Group Exercise instructor for the BAC. I teach a variety of Body Chisel, R.I.P.T and Cycling classes. I have a degree in Health & Physical Education as well as a Masters degree in Sport Administration. Currently, I am continuing my education for fitness through different workshops. I love motivating others and pushing them to do their absolute best! Physical activity and nutrition is a huge part of my life and I am happy to share that passion with you guys!

Sandy

Suzanne

Hi I’m Suzanne and I’m a certified Adult Educator, Coach and P90X instructor.

I’m passionate about helping women to realize their true potential and to push them to get there. I knows what it takes. Topping the scale at almost 200lbs many years ago, I decided enough was enough. I have made fitness and nutrition part of my life and even walked the stage last year in a bikini competition! I know it’s a constant battle and a lifestyle and I keep myself accountable by being an instructor!

I am a wife and a mom to 2 little ones. I know time is limited and precious and will get you in and out with quick results in my 45min P90x classes, which are broken up into blocks of cardio, upper body with weights, lower body with weighs and some serious core work! Want results? Want them fast? Show up and I’ll make sure you get them!

Teri T

I have over 32 years experience teaching group fitness classes and have been doing personal training for 16 years. My certifications and fitness education include being an ACE Personal Trainer, I am certified thru the National Academy of Personal Health Approach and I hold Group Fitness certifications thru AFAA, YMCA, ACE and IDEA. I am also certified in Strength Training, Strength Training Older Adults, am a Golf Conditioning Specialist, TRX certified, Lifestyle and Weight Management, Working with Populations with Back, Shoulder, Knee, and Metabolic Conditions, Mat Pilates, Turbo Kick, Power Strike, PiYo, Step, and more.
I currently train one on one clients at BAC Evans along with holding small group trainings consisting of Boxing and TRX.

Terry

Hi I’m Terry. I am a certified Personal Trainer and certified Group Exercise Instructor thru the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I also hold a current AHA CPR/First Aid Certification, I am a MAD DOGG Certified Spin Instructor and a Certified TRX Instructor. I currently teach Group exercise classes including Yoga, Body Chisel and Cycling at the BAC for Women on Evans. I also have a background in working with special populations for injury prevention, prenatal & geriatric pilates and stress management.

Traci

Traci is the Director of Personal Training & Small Group Training including Power 30 at the BAC for Women Evans location. 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 teaches 8 classes a week and offers 8 Power 30 small group training options Mon-Sat. She also coaches clients through the six week weight loss program.

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/Power 30 Director at Evans 
Sports & Exercise Nutrition cert completion 2017 
6 Week Challenge Coach

Vanessa