Kayla

Kayla

Kayla

General Manager

Born in: Cape Coral, FL.
Adopted Habitat: Tampa, FL.
Proudest Accomplishment: Coaching over 300 youth basketball players through camps, clinics and leagues.
Favorite Food: Acai bowls, it's a serious addiction. And chocolate peanut butter ice cream wins me over every time.
Favorite Music: Everything from acoustic, to rap and R&B.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things or people you gave thanks for today?" Always be appreciate of what you have in your life!
Other Fun Facts: SportsCenter is always on in the morning, I have a super fluffy cat named Kali, and stand-up comedy is my favorite.
Training & Certifications: Bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences, Minor in Advertising/Public Relations, CPR/AED Certified.

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Kyler

Kyler

Kyler

Circuit Instructor

Born in: Red Bank, New Jersey.
Home State: New Jersey.
Proudest Accomplishment: Starting ‘Kyler Max Fitness.’
Strangest Accomplishment: Getting a full scholarship to college for crew, but I never rowed competitively a day in my life.
Favorite Food: Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak.
Favorite Music: Hip Hop & EDM.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
Other Fun Facts: I can’t run on a treadmill, and I model for Harley-Davidson. I was also a college drop out at one point!
Training & Certifications: NASM certified.

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Lance

Lance

Lance

Circuit Instructor

Born in: Weymouth, MA
Home State: Rhode Island
Adopted Habitat: Tampa, FL.
Proudest Accomplishment: In 2014, I was nominated as one of the Top 50 Football Players in the history of the University of Rhode Island Division 1AA College Football Program.
Strangest Accomplishment: In 2010 I was a runway model for Urban Body at the annual Chill Lounge in St. Petersburg, FL.
Favorite Food: Pizza.
Favorite Music: Smooth Jazz.
Doppelgånger: Damon Wayans.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do." & "If you are persistent you will get it, if you are consistent you will keep it."
Other Fun Facts: I'm biracial; I am Italian, Barbadian, African American and Native American. I played 4.5 years of Professional Arena Football. I am a proud husband and father to my wife Ashley and daughter Braelyn.
Training & Certifications: NASM CPT at the Academy of Sports Medicine, IFPA CPT at the International Fitness Professionals Association, NASM MMA, ISCA Boxing at the International Sports Conditioning Association, Expert Rating CPT, CPR/AED

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Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Yoga Instructor

Born in: Chicago, IL
Home State: Illinois
Adopted Habitat: Target.
Proudest Accomplishment: Having my two beautiful daughters.
Strangest Accomplishment: Moving to Florida with my best friend.
Favorite Food: Portillos hot dogs & fries, with extra celery salt!
Favorite Music: Deep House.
Doppelgånger: Jaime Pressly.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Through my breath, anything is possible."
Other Fun Facts: Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, I was an anti-money laundering analyst for a Fortune 100 company.
Training & Certifications: Stages Cycling, Bachelor's in Economics & Public Administration from USF, RYT 200.

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LJ

LJ

LJ

Cycle Instructor

Born in: Tampa.
Home State: Florida.
Adopted Habitat: The stage.
Proudest Accomplishment: Being selected as a Kennedy Center Awards Nominee twice for Best Collegiate Actor in a Musical.
Strangest Accomplishment: Purchasing my 20th pair of high top vans.
Favorite Food: White top pizza.
Favorite Music: Moses Sumney.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X
Other Fun Facts: I have abnormally small ears. I can hold my breath underwater for a minute and a half on most good days. I teach dance to kids during the day.

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Matt

Matt

Matt

Yoga Instructor

Born in: Queensland, Australia.
Home State: Melbourne, Australia.
Adopted Habitat: A yoga mat, a wrestling mat, or the beach.
Proudest Accomplishment: Traveling around the world with my beautiful wife, Melanie!
Strangest Accomplishment: I have a photo on a restaurant wall somewhere for eating Chang-Mai, Thailand’s biggest burger.
Favorite Food: Anything spicy, but nothing beats a good Aussie BBQ!
Favorite Music: House, EDM, Latin, Jazz, Pop & Reggaeton.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Diamonds are made from pressure.”
Other Fun Facts: I have a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I am currently learning Spanish and I love anything that is history, philosophy or psychology related.
Training & Certifications: BA in Health Science, Masters in Osteopathy. 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor. Fellow of Applied Functional Science. Institute of Motion Level II Health Coach. TRX and Kettlebell Level II Certified Coach.

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Max

Max

Max

Cycle Instructor

Born in: Chicago.
Home State: Connecticut.
Adopted Habitat: Tampa.
Proudest Accomplishment: Becoming captain of the rowing team at UT!
Strangest Accomplishment: I was an extra in Sharknado 3.
Favorite Food: Almond butter.
Favorite Music: My music taste depends on my mood, but I’ll pretty much vibe to anything!
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Live in the moment.”
Other Fun Facts: I can drive a U-Haul surprisingly well.
Training & Certifications: Madd Dog Athletics Spinning training.

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Megan

Megan

Megan

Yoga Instructor

Born in: Fort Lauderdale.
Home State: Florida.
Proudest Accomplishment: Becoming a yoga teacher.
Strangest Accomplishment: Always the last person out in dodgeball.
Favorite Food: All the pasta.
Favorite Music: Love it all, so depends on my mood.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” - Dr. Seuss
Training & Certifications: 500 hour RYT.

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Mel

Mel

Mel

Hot Ass & Abs Instructor

Born in: Toronto, Canada.
Home State: Florida.
Adopted Habitat: In my hammock by the beach, or anywhere in the sunshine.
Proudest Accomplishment: Traveling through the US & Europe for over 5 months with my husband, Matt, and fitting all my clothes in a carry on backpack!
Strangest Accomplishment: Camping for over 2 months through out US National Parks, and creating a make-shift home out of our car when our tent broke.
Favorite Food: Sushi, Pub-subs & anything with avocado.
Favorite Music: Anything country, 90’s pop, or whatever I can dance to!
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "You only live once - but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Other Fun Facts: Hablo español. I’m obsessed with selling my old clothes on Poshmark. I love to tap dance & I enjoy rocking a fanny pack.
Training & Certifications: Doctor of Physical Therapy, BS in Health Science, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

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Melissa

Melissa

Melissa

Yoga Instructor

Born in: Brandon, FL
Home State: Florida
Adopted Habitat: On my yoga mat listening to music or with a book in my hand.
Proudest Accomplishment: Organizing a very successful benefit concert for my favorite 501c3 nonprofit; YouthLIFT.
Favorite Food: Mozzarella sticks are my jam.
Favorite Music: Pretty much anything with a beat. My go to music is usually 70's light rock or hip hop.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" "Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." "I don't want to end up simply having visited this world." - Mary Oliver (my favorite poet.)
Training & Certifications: 200hr Yoga Training at Lotus Pond Yoga Center 

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Michelle

Michelle

Michelle

Yoga Instructor

Born in: Tampa, FL
Home State: Florida
Adopted Habitat: In the kitchen cooking or baking.
Proudest Accomplishment: Crossing "drive the Pacific Coast Highway" off of my bucket list.
Favorite Food: Pizza.
Favorite Music: Indie Folk / Indie Rock; Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver.
Doppelgånger: Zoe Saldana.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great."
Training & Certifications:  200 hour yoga teacher training with Annie Carpenter, 25 hour Flowing into Stillness, Yoga for Meditiation, Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from FSU.

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Nancy

Nancy

Coach Oates

Circuit Instructor

Born in: Raleigh, North Carolina
Home State: North Carolina
Adopted Habitat: Any gym or the mall.
Proudest Accomplishment: Cheering for NC State University.
Strangest Accomplishment: Former National Piano Guild Award Winner.
Favorite Music: Hip Hop.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."
Training & Certifications: NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences. 

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Reggie

Reggie

Reggie

Circuit Instructor

Born in: Trenton, NJ
Home State: Maryland
Adopted Habitat: Tampa, FL
Proudest Accomplishment: Making Artillery Company at Norwich Military College, as well as reviving over 20 lacrosse scholarships, and helping a client drop from 230 lbs to 125 lbs with abs!
Strangest Accomplishment: Eating 15 full donuts in one sitting!
Favorite Food: Tortellini, stuffed crust pizza & donuts.
Favorite Music: EDM, Country, 80's rock
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."
Other Fun Facts: I've lived in seven different states, I love snowboarding & I hate running.

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Tyler

Tyler

Tyler

Social Media Director

Born in: Savannah, Georgia
Home State: Florida
Adopted Habitat: Basically any place that allows for a solid nap.
Proudest Accomplishment: Working for a nonprofit that helps the homeless find housing, get an education and the confidence to get back on their feet!
Strangest Accomplishment: Coming in 1st place for the mile run in 5th grade on Field Day.
Favorite Food: Scallops... hands down.
Favorite Music: Anything in the "chill vibes" playlist on Spotify.
Mantra/Favorite Quote: "You are your thoughts."
Training & Certifications: Mental Health First Aid, Crisis Intervention & Prevention.

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