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A high level aerobics class that includes intervals of strength training, aerobic dance, kick- boxing,
and core conditioning in both the shallow and deep water.
A more gentle aqua class. Exercise Movements in both the shallow and deep water that focus on cardiovascular health, flexibility,
loosening joints and increasing muscle strength.
This hydrobics class, which is offered from June 3rd to August 30th, incorporates resistance, cardio and toning exercises to give you a total body workout. Join us for this challenging water workout!
Born: Gunnison, COFitness Certifications: Certified Pool Operator, Aquatic and Fitness Professional Association, International-Certified Water Aerobic Instructor In the Fitness Industry: 12 years Teaches: Water Aerobics Hobbies: swimming, wood-working, water sports, laughing
Born: Seaside Heights, NJEducation: Pompano Beach High School, Pompano Beach, FL; Southwestern College, Sylva, NC Fitness Certifications: Aquatic and Fitness Professional Association, International-Certified Water Aerobic Instructor In the Fitness Industry: 7 years Teaches: Water Aerobics (Aqua Power) Hobbies: swimming, hiking, bird watching, herb gardening and flowers, knitting, volunteering
An Upstate-New York native and Army vet, Russ moved to South Florida to attend Florida Atlantic University where he got a Bachelor of Science in Math and married his wife, Kim. In 1994, he moved to Orlando and after five years as a high school Math teacher and tennis coach, turned to his passion—fitness—and hit the ground running with 50+ attendees flocking to his energetic Kickboxing classes. He also became a personal fitness trainer, and raced in half and full Marathons in Chicago, San Diego, Virginia Beach, and Orlando. In the early 2000’s, he was swept off his feet by Yoga and has been an avid instructor ever since.In 2006, Russ and Kim opened Studio One Wellness, and Russ received his Florida massage license. He taught and served in numerous gyms and spas in Central Florida including the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, the Gaylord Palms, and the Orlando Hyatt Regency. With the attitude it’s never too late to learn, in December 2018 Russ graduated with Honors from Liberty University with a master’s degree in Life Coaching. In the summer of 2019, he and his family moved to mountains of Western North Carolina and Russ joined the Franklin Health and Fitness staff. When he’s not hanging out with his family or helping others to stay healthy and fit, you can usually find Russ trekking or riding trails in the Nantahala National Forest.
Born: Knoxville, TN
Education: University of Tennessee, BS in Human Development; Masters of Art in Teaching-Physical Education
Fitness Certifications: ISSA Personal Training, Crossfit, Crossfit Kids
In the Fitness Industry: 10 years
Teaches: Total Body, Powerhouse, Zumba, and Summer HydroFit
Hobbies: Spending time with my family!