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Amy M. is the Power 30 Director at our Williamsville location and teaches Group Ex classes. She is certified thru ISCA, the International Sports Conditioning Association. She has been with the BAC for Women for 10 years. Amy has taught Strike Zone, Sweat Shop, Body Blast and sculpt classes. She uses a variety of equipment in her strength training classes and likes to bring fresh ideas to each workout! She loves every aspect of fitness, from a great cardio vascular workout, resistance training, to working on stability and flexibility. Amy is excited to take on my new role as the Williamsville Power 30 Director!
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!
Arissa first started at the BAC for Women as a member taking her mom Cathy’s cycling classes. That sparked her interest in fitness. In high school she interned with Katie, a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and Ellen, the Regional Group Exercise Director here at the BAC for Women which pushed her even further. Right out of high school Arissa became a personal trainer certified with ACE (American Council on Exercise). She has also done specialty workshops on the BOSU trainer. She now teaches Cycling and is a personal trainer here at the BAC for Women.
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.”
Erica is a yoga instructor here at our BAC for Women- Williamsville location. She is trained in Power Yoga and holds a 200-hr certificate. She first fell in love with the athleticism of Power Yoga, however she also appreciates the mind-body connection yoga has to offer. Erica’s background is in swimming and she spent many years coaching various teams. When she is not doing yoga, you may find her in a pool, taking a dance class, boxing, or walking my rescue dog, Cubby. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in Buffalo.
Heather started working for the BAC in 2011 when she was hired after her high school internship with us. Shortly after that she became an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified Spinning instructor. Heather has been working on and off for us while she attended the State University of New York at Fredonia and the University at Buffalo studying exercise science. She now attends New York Chiropractic College and will be a Doctor of Chiropractic in December of 2019. She is currently practicing as a chiropractic clerk in Depew, New York. She has recently become FMT Rock Tape certified which is a taping technique used to decrease pain and increase functional movement patterns.
Through her experience she likes working with all types of clients, from clients who are new in the gym to experienced college athletes. Her favorite types of work outs are strength training and high intensity interval training which she incorporates into her power 30 classes and one on one training sessions. If you are interested in training with her or have any questions you would like to ask her please contact a fitness coach for more information!
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!
Lacey is a Fitness Coach as well as a 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 also 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 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. Laura is teaching Power 30 classes at our Williamsville location and would love for you to join her to see how you can have fun while getting fit!
Michelle has been teaching with the BAC 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.
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Nikki started as a Fitness Coach at the BAC for Women in 2015 after studying Public Health at Tulane University. She is now the General Manager and a Power 30 instructor at our Williamsville location. Nikki is passionate about helping women achieve their fitness goals through whole-body wellness! She believes strongly in nutrition and exercise as preventative health-care. Nikki is CPR certified through the American Red Cross. She has completed courses in mobility and functional exercise through The New Breed Athlete and has Qualification in TRX Functional Training. Nikki works with new members to create personalized fitness routines and challenges members in her Power 30 classes. Reach out to Nikki for help updating your workout routines!
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.
Theresa joins our BAC Williamsville Location 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 at the BAC for Women Williamsville 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 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