Kimberly Read, Fitness Director
Kim graduated from the University of Akron in 1993 with her BS in Elementary Education. She holds her Group Fitness Certification as well as a Kickboxing Certification and an Indoor Cycling certificate with AFAA. She is hold her High Intensity Personal Training Certification while leading CardioKickboxing, BootCamp and Barre classes as well as Semi-Private Personal training sessions. When not at the gym, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has been married to her husband, Scott, for 19 years and they have two boys, Garrett and Brandon. Her personal interests are strength training, water skiing, snow skiing, home renovations and watching football.
Nettie’s first passion is dance. She graduated from the University of Akron with a BA in Dance and has used her love for dance and passion for teaching to continue to pass on the art of dance to young children. After suffering a stress fracture in her back while in college, she was introduced to Pilates and fell in love with it. She transitioned from student to teacher for Pilates and has been teaching for several years now.
Dana Hower, CPT
Dana graduated from The University of Akron will a degree in Radiologic Technology in 1993 and then went on to further her education and career and became a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. She holds her High Intensity Personal Training as well as Group Fitness certifications. When she is not working at the gym she enjoys spending time with her busy family. She has been married to Walt for 11 years and together they have 4 daughters, Sienna, Olivia, Mya and Eliana.
Ron has always had an interest in health and wellness. Ron began his yoga practice fifteen or so years ago when he was teaching several other forms of fitness and needed the cross training for what he thought was only flexibility. He realized the total value of yoga with mind, breath, body, and spirituality as a holistic approach to fitness and well-being. Realizing the needs of teaching many different body types in larger yoga classes Ron began to practice with as many instructors as possible through out Ohio, and the East and West coast. Like most instructors one pays closer attention to the bigger names like Baron Babtist, Manuso, Rodney Yee to be sure that there is a common thread throughout ones teaching. Ron does study a multi-platform yoga strategy for yoga practice Vinyasa, Iengar, Anui sari, Jivamucti, Hatha, to mention only a few. A multi-template practice enables one to teach a class with multiple physiologies at one time in one class. Right now Ron can teach introductory, level two and the beginning of level three with some of the level four postures to get at all student levels of practice during a class. Ron loves to teach intimate private, larger 20-40 and smaller 3-10 yoga classes. When Ron is not in the gym working out, you will find him in the Art studio making portrait sculpture busts and murals. When one is fit and healthy the mind and its ability to create is as ready as the body is to command clay and canvas.