OUR TEAM

Vas

Yoga
Trust that life will always, always, take you where you're supposed to be. — Rachel Brathen

Vas is an experienced RYT 200 trained instructor with certifications in Vinyasa, Yin and yoga for athletes. She fell in love with teaching back in 2015 when her aunt volunteered her to lead her entire college football team through a slow flow — not intimidating at all — but since that first class, she’s only loved it more. Vas strives to create an environment in the studio for her students to move and breathe in a way that makes them feel powerful and supported. She also prides herself on her ability to create a bomb playlist — one that will both energize and inspire you throughout. Outside of the studio, you can bet she’s at her parents’ house driving her siblings crazy, picking up a vanilla latte or laying on her couch.

Proudest achievement
Traveling to Europe solo!
What I love about rochester
Being so close to my family and the delicious foodie scene!

Karen (KO)

Box, Personal Training
"Train hard, eat well, live intentionally"

KO fell in love with fitness through trying different workouts and because of how personal fitness is for each individual person. She believes that you are responsible for your own success, for creating and challenging your own limits and for holding yourself accountable. It is your distinct responsibility to find the type of training styles that make you happy and leave you feeling your best. For KO, that includes trail running with her pups and ADK hikes fueled with maple syrup drenched breakfast foods.

Proudest achievement
Ranking top ten at equestrian nationals two years in a row.
What I love about rochester
The combination of everything! The art, music, food, culture, activism, community, nature, local pride… the list goes on and on. You get all the perks of a big city, with the Upstate charm and character

Autumn

yoga
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. - Rumi

Autumn has always enjoyed being active, but found her passion in yoga. Time and again she has found the best self-care is stepping onto her mat to “work in” as much as she steps onto it to work out. As an instructor, Autumn’s goal is to hold space for the VAULT community to feel supported showing up as they are to breathe and move in a way that feels empowering and purposeful. Outside the studio, you'll find Autumn ordering an iced chai latté, hanging out with friends, or soaking up sunshine/snuggled inside with (most likely) a thrilling mystery novel.

Proudest achievement
Working my childhood dream job teaching the best 3rd graders!
What I love about rochester
All the local coffee shops. Being a Bills fan. The Finger lakes.

Mackenzie S.

Yoga
“You are stronger than you tell yourself.”

For Mackenzie, fitness is more than working out to achieve a specific aesthetic.  She considers fitness a therapy of sorts.  Yoga, specifically, has always been a way for her to clear her head, become stronger (mentally and physically) and give her the confidence to handle the struggles life can sometimes bring.  She began teaching to provide a space for others to come as they are and take whatever they need each time they hit the mat.  When she’s not in the studio, she loves taking advantage of Rochester’s very brief warm weather for outdoor workouts, as well as HIIT classes to push her limits and bring out her competitive side!

Proudest achievement
Getting my YTT Certification in Bali, Indonesia.
What I love about rochester
My friends and family. I grew up here and I have lived in other cities, but nothing beats the feeling of being home.

Terrence

Box
"A true champion can adapt to anything" - Floyd "Money" Mayweather

Terrence’s love for sports and fitness come primarily from his father and brother, Travis.  Growing up he remembers his family talking boxing, mainly about Mike Tyson.  After seeing one of Tyson’s fights, he was hooked!  Travis was the driving force for his involvement in track, baseball and football, bringing out Terrence’s competitive side.  Utilizing his talent for sports, he earned himself a ticket to college and now gives back to the younger community by coaching track and football, pushing his athletes to not only be great competitors, but great students and great people.

Proudest achievement
Coaching young people to not only focus on their physical abilities but also their impact on their communities.
What I love about rochester
Food truck rodeos!

Carly

Yoga
“Come from a space of peace and you'll find that you can deal with anything” -Michael Singer

Carly is passionate about using movement as a tool for turning inward to connect with the self.  As someone who long struggled with anxiety and problematic patterns, yoga taught her the skill of becoming self-aware, which has deeply impacted the way she experiences life. A Rochester native, she recently moved back to the area after spending most of her adult life in Seattle, WA, where she became an RYT 200 twice- most recently studying with Awakening Yoga Academy. As a teacher, it is her goal to encourage people to show up for themselves, practice compassion, and use their yoga practice to teach the body and mind that it can do hard things on and off the mat. When she isn’t practicing yoga or training handstands, you can find her with her nose in a book, cooking something elaborate, or exploring the outdoors with her partner.

Proudest achievement
The way my daughter shows up in the world with kindness and confidence. Also, cutting alcohol out of my life.
What I love about rochester
My parents and sisters live here! Wegmans is pretty great, too.

Amy

Cycle, Strength
"There will come a day when I can no longer do this. Today is not that day."

Amy L. went from gymnastics on playground handlebars and trees to having a strong foundation in strength training and cycling.  Her fitness mentality revolves around goal setting, cultivating healthy and supportive relationships and building confidence to help participants face life’s challenges!

Proudest achievement
Creating a grad school opportunity for myself to study abroad in Australia when there wasn’t one available!
What I love about rochester
What an incredible foodie city it is, filled with amazing options!

Stephanie

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." -Mohammad Ali

The City of Rochester has such an amazing history, and, through the efforts of many, is being reborn with spirit, strength and attitude.  My vision was to create an urban, contemporary fitness studio for our unique community, something that Downtown has never seen before. From the best instructors in town, the lighting and sound systems, the lockers, showers and amenities, the unique art on the walls and the food in the grab and go fridge...the Vault experience is really special.

We focus on our member community as well as supporting our local business community to contribute to the growth of Rochester.

Proudest achievement
VAULT!!!
What I love about rochester
The love people have for Rochester.

Maddie

Cycle
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Maddie played competitive sports her entire life and never considered fitness outside of that. When her college soccer career finished, she felt she had lost her sense of purpose for training and fitness. Here at VAULT Maddie found her new team and fitness community. After her first ride (ever) she knew she had found her new purpose. For Maddie, cycling is a release mentally, physically and emotionally. It provides the opportunity to push my limits, set goals and grow. Maddie loves sharing her purpose and passion with others, especially now when health and wellness is more important than ever.

Proudest achievement
Moving to Rochester without knowing anyone to chase my dream of earning my PhD.
What I love about rochester
The welcoming community, food, and adventure that Roc offers.

Shauna

Yoga
"We must all suffer from one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."

There is an inner strength and peace from movement that helped Shauna change her life. It allowed her to be more present in her relationships, in her work and within herself. Fitness has given Shauna the discipline and confidence to conquer so many challenges in her life and she takes pride in sharing that gift with others!  There are a few things she doesn’t share however…Swedish Fish and cuddles from her pup, Maggie!

Proudest achievement
Running the 2019 Marine Corp Marathon!
What I love about rochester
The incredible community, amazing restaurants and the Finger Lakes in the summer.

Alex Lugo

Personal Training

Alex always knew he had to be involved in the fitness world one way or another. Growing up he played soccer, basketball and martial arts. Alex graduated with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Puerto Rico. After graduating, some of his most rewarding work was with children with autism spectrum disorder.

Since receiving his personal training certification, Alex has worked with clients just starting their fitness journey to professional athletes.

He believes that the best medicine there can be is called "movement and fitness." In this work you can exercise both your mind and body to become a better version of yourself.

Proudest achievement
Getting the chance to use my knowledge to help others and continue to develop my skills in the enormous world of fitness.
What I love about rochester
I just moved to Rochester and am so excited to figure it out!!

Maggie

Cycle, Strength
“I love to smile, smiling’s my favorite!” - Elf

Maggie has been playing sports for as long as she can remember. When she graduated college and finished her career as a varsity athlete, Maggie turned to indoor cycling for her community in fitness. When she’s not at Vault, you can find Maggie writing her dissertation, testing out new dinner recipes, or walking her dog Duffy.

Proudest achievement
Pursuing her doctorate in Health Policy and Management
What I love about rochester
Han Noodle Bar, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, and Strangebird Brewery!

Emma

Cycle
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions."

As a high school and college athlete, fitness has always been a huge part of Emma’s life. After graduating, she has used exercise as more of a stress reliever and a positive way to channel her energy. Her routine includes strength training, HIIT and some well-placed yoga to balance everything out. You can expect strong coaching from Emma’s cycling classes with a musical mix of strong bass beats and uplifting lyrics!  Want to get on her good side? Bring her chocolate peanut butter desserts!

Proudest achievement
Playing lacrosse in college
What I love about rochester
I LOVE the public market!

Robyn

Studio Manager, Yoga
“LOVE is the bridge between you and everything.” -Rumi

For Robyn, yoga is all about connection, whether it be to the physical body, the community, nature, or to a deeper level of self-discovery.  After moving home to ROC from NYC in 2014, Robyn took her first class and was instantly blown away by the mental shifts on top of the physical benefits.  As a teacher, she finds pure joy in holding space for others to practice in a way that makes them feel FREE, both on and off the mat. Robyn is an ERYT 200, RYT 500 in addition to being a Reiki Master Teacher. Out of the studio, you can find her dancing to EDM, planning yoga retreats and dipping her toes into any body of water she can find!

Proudest achievement
Completing various yoga teacher certifications and opening my businesses, Free Spirit Yoga & Reiki and Finger Lakes Yogascapes
What I love about rochester
The various lakes close by, the foodie scene and being close to my parents!

Hannah

Yoga
“Everything you need already exists within yourself.”

Hannah has always been part of an active family and fell in love with fitness training for a triathlon with her dad.  She’s enjoyed distance running every since, but found yoga while working as a summer camp counselor in the Adirondacks.  She is passionate about helping people access their creativity and feel at home in their bodies!  When Hannah isn’t working on her New Year’s resolution of doing more push-ups, you can catch her at the VAULT with her fit buddy, Meg, or at the nearest Dunkin.

Proudest achievement
Mastering the art of the perfect chocolate cake
What I love about rochester
Han Noodle Bar

Elise

Box
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

After being an athlete at the college level, Elise continues to challenge and set goals for herself daily.  She brings that same drive to Vault’s BOX studio, pushing clients to give their absolute best..  Outside of her classes, she likes Peloton rides and HIIT and strength training to stay physically and mentally on point!

Proudest achievement
Buying my first home!
What I love about rochester
How close the city is to the Finger Lakes!

Brett

Yoga

Brett is an experienced RYT 200/ RYT 500 trained yoga instructor with over 2,500 teaching hours! His certifications are in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Hikyoga, yoga for athletes, yoga for 12-step recovery, trauma, meditation, and energy healing. Through teaching various classes, he gained a love and passion for myofascial and trigger point therapy. He has taught at the NYS Yoga Festivals and is also a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador.

Proudest achievement
Having taught over 3,500 hours of yoga to the most amazing humans!
What I love about rochester
Everything! The food, the festivals, the music, the amazing humans. I love Rochester!

Meg

Box
"You never know until you try."

As a music student at one of the most intense conservatories in the country, Meg has always found fitness, and the VAULT community to be her form of self-care.  A Colorado native, Meg loves exploring the outdoors and getting active when when she isn't studying or performing. Meg was a serious dancer for 10 years and loves finding new ways to move her body! Meg fell in love with boxing at her first class and she hopes you'll do the same!!

Proudest achievement
Getting into Eastman and following my dream of becoming an opera singer!
What I love about rochester
The people I have met here that have become like family.

Sarah

Strength
"Your circumstances and your past do not define you. Make the best of today as tomorrow is not guaranteed."

After graduating college at her highest weight ever, Sarah began taking Zumba® classes and fell in love with the dance fitness format. Zumba® became a catalyst to other forms of fitness and Sarah added strength training and running to her routine. She spends her downtime with her dogs at the park, watching Schitt’s Creek and never turns down a bowl of macaroni and cheese!

Proudest achievement
Completing 8 marathons (so far)!
What I love about rochester
The food scene is incredible in Rochester and has come a long way over the years!

Clint

Lead Cycle
"All you can expect from yourself is all that you have, so give it all you've got."

Clint has been involved in athletics his entire life and can’t imagine being without the fundamentals fitness provides! He has a firm belief that fitness creates positive growth from hard work and not only influences your health, but the health of the people around you, as well as the health of your community. Clint lets his body guide his routine, mixing it up with kayaking, long runs and even horseback riding. You can not only find Clint around the studio but all around Rochester- a city he loves to love!!

Proudest achievement
Purchasing his first home!
What I love about rochester
I have to pick one?! There is ALWAYS something to do. If you feel otherwise, I’ll accept the challenge of changing your outlook.

Mackenzie M

Cycle
It’s a great day to have a great day.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Mackenzie graduated from the University of Buffalo. Mackenzie used to view working out as a punishment, until she discovered Rhythm Cycling!  She took her first class her senior year of college and it was "love at first ride!" Ever since that first class, cycling has become a major part of her life and now views working out as a celebration of all that your body can do for you. When not in a cycle class you can find Mackenzie either at Chick-fil-A or watching the Bills!

Proudest achievement
Moving to Rochester to pursue my dream of owning my own Chick-fil-A
What I love about rochester
The food and the people!

Christine (CC)

Cycle
"Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince."

After CC stopped playing soccer she had to learn how to work out on her own. Thats when she fell in love with fitness/training.  CC's ultimate goal is to make fitness more of a career than a hobby. Fitness for CC has become her way of staying healthy physically and mentally. Getting a good workout in is a great way to clear your mind and devote some time to yourself! When not at work or Vault you can find CC outside hiking, kayaking, skiing and traveling!

Proudest achievement
Taking my first ever spin class to becoming a spin instructor within 1 years time!
What I love about rochester
The ability to experience all 4 seasons, sometimes even all in the same week!

Stephanie

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." -Mohammad Ali

The City of Rochester has such an amazing history, and, through the efforts of many, is being reborn with spirit, strength and attitude.  My vision was to create an urban, contemporary fitness studio for our unique community, something that Downtown has never seen before. From the best instructors in town, the lighting and sound systems, the lockers, showers and amenities, the unique art on the walls and the food in the grab and go fridge...the Vault experience is really special.

We focus on our member community as well as supporting our local business community to contribute to the growth of Rochester.

Proudest achievement
VAULT!!!
What I love about rochester
The love people have for Rochester.

Karen (KO)

Box, Personal Training
"Train hard, eat well, live intentionally"

KO fell in love with fitness through trying different workouts and because of how personal fitness is for each individual person. She believes that you are responsible for your own success, for creating and challenging your own limits and for holding yourself accountable. It is your distinct responsibility to find the type of training styles that make you happy and leave you feeling your best. For KO, that includes trail running with her pups and ADK hikes fueled with maple syrup drenched breakfast foods.

Proudest achievement
Ranking top ten at equestrian nationals two years in a row.
What I love about rochester
The combination of everything! The art, music, food, culture, activism, community, nature, local pride… the list goes on and on. You get all the perks of a big city, with the Upstate charm and character

Maddie

Cycle
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Maddie played competitive sports her entire life and never considered fitness outside of that. When her college soccer career finished, she felt she had lost her sense of purpose for training and fitness. Here at VAULT Maddie found her new team and fitness community. After her first ride (ever) she knew she had found her new purpose. For Maddie, cycling is a release mentally, physically and emotionally. It provides the opportunity to push my limits, set goals and grow. Maddie loves sharing her purpose and passion with others, especially now when health and wellness is more important than ever.

Proudest achievement
Moving to Rochester without knowing anyone to chase my dream of earning my PhD.
What I love about rochester
The welcoming community, food, and adventure that Roc offers.

Terrence

Box
"A true champion can adapt to anything" - Floyd "Money" Mayweather

Terrence’s love for sports and fitness come primarily from his father and brother, Travis.  Growing up he remembers his family talking boxing, mainly about Mike Tyson.  After seeing one of Tyson’s fights, he was hooked!  Travis was the driving force for his involvement in track, baseball and football, bringing out Terrence’s competitive side.  Utilizing his talent for sports, he earned himself a ticket to college and now gives back to the younger community by coaching track and football, pushing his athletes to not only be great competitors, but great students and great people.

Proudest achievement
Coaching young people to not only focus on their physical abilities but also their impact on their communities.
What I love about rochester
Food truck rodeos!

Brett

Yoga

Brett is an experienced RYT 200/ RYT 500 trained yoga instructor with over 2,500 teaching hours! His certifications are in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Hikyoga, yoga for athletes, yoga for 12-step recovery, trauma, meditation, and energy healing. Through teaching various classes, he gained a love and passion for myofascial and trigger point therapy. He has taught at the NYS Yoga Festivals and is also a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador.

Proudest achievement
Having taught over 3,500 hours of yoga to the most amazing humans!
What I love about rochester
Everything! The food, the festivals, the music, the amazing humans. I love Rochester!

Mackenzie M

Cycle
It’s a great day to have a great day.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Mackenzie graduated from the University of Buffalo. Mackenzie used to view working out as a punishment, until she discovered Rhythm Cycling!  She took her first class her senior year of college and it was "love at first ride!" Ever since that first class, cycling has become a major part of her life and now views working out as a celebration of all that your body can do for you. When not in a cycle class you can find Mackenzie either at Chick-fil-A or watching the Bills!

Proudest achievement
Moving to Rochester to pursue my dream of owning my own Chick-fil-A
What I love about rochester
The food and the people!

Maggie

Cycle, Strength
“I love to smile, smiling’s my favorite!” - Elf

Maggie has been playing sports for as long as she can remember. When she graduated college and finished her career as a varsity athlete, Maggie turned to indoor cycling for her community in fitness. When she’s not at Vault, you can find Maggie writing her dissertation, testing out new dinner recipes, or walking her dog Duffy.

Proudest achievement
Pursuing her doctorate in Health Policy and Management
What I love about rochester
Han Noodle Bar, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, and Strangebird Brewery!

Christine (CC)

Cycle
"Your body can stand almost anything. It's your mind that you have to convince."

After CC stopped playing soccer she had to learn how to work out on her own. Thats when she fell in love with fitness/training.  CC's ultimate goal is to make fitness more of a career than a hobby. Fitness for CC has become her way of staying healthy physically and mentally. Getting a good workout in is a great way to clear your mind and devote some time to yourself! When not at work or Vault you can find CC outside hiking, kayaking, skiing and traveling!

Proudest achievement
Taking my first ever spin class to becoming a spin instructor within 1 years time!
What I love about rochester
The ability to experience all 4 seasons, sometimes even all in the same week!

Meg

Box
"You never know until you try."

As a music student at one of the most intense conservatories in the country, Meg has always found fitness, and the VAULT community to be her form of self-care.  A Colorado native, Meg loves exploring the outdoors and getting active when when she isn't studying or performing. Meg was a serious dancer for 10 years and loves finding new ways to move her body! Meg fell in love with boxing at her first class and she hopes you'll do the same!!

Proudest achievement
Getting into Eastman and following my dream of becoming an opera singer!
What I love about rochester
The people I have met here that have become like family.

Emma

Cycle
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just illusions."

As a high school and college athlete, fitness has always been a huge part of Emma’s life. After graduating, she has used exercise as more of a stress reliever and a positive way to channel her energy. Her routine includes strength training, HIIT and some well-placed yoga to balance everything out. You can expect strong coaching from Emma’s cycling classes with a musical mix of strong bass beats and uplifting lyrics!  Want to get on her good side? Bring her chocolate peanut butter desserts!

Proudest achievement
Playing lacrosse in college
What I love about rochester
I LOVE the public market!

Alex Lugo

Personal Training

Alex always knew he had to be involved in the fitness world one way or another. Growing up he played soccer, basketball and martial arts. Alex graduated with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Puerto Rico. After graduating, some of his most rewarding work was with children with autism spectrum disorder.

Since receiving his personal training certification, Alex has worked with clients just starting their fitness journey to professional athletes.

He believes that the best medicine there can be is called "movement and fitness." In this work you can exercise both your mind and body to become a better version of yourself.

Proudest achievement
Getting the chance to use my knowledge to help others and continue to develop my skills in the enormous world of fitness.
What I love about rochester
I just moved to Rochester and am so excited to figure it out!!

Clint

Lead Cycle
"All you can expect from yourself is all that you have, so give it all you've got."

Clint has been involved in athletics his entire life and can’t imagine being without the fundamentals fitness provides! He has a firm belief that fitness creates positive growth from hard work and not only influences your health, but the health of the people around you, as well as the health of your community. Clint lets his body guide his routine, mixing it up with kayaking, long runs and even horseback riding. You can not only find Clint around the studio but all around Rochester- a city he loves to love!!

Proudest achievement
Purchasing his first home!
What I love about rochester
I have to pick one?! There is ALWAYS something to do. If you feel otherwise, I’ll accept the challenge of changing your outlook.

Hannah

Yoga
“Everything you need already exists within yourself.”

Hannah has always been part of an active family and fell in love with fitness training for a triathlon with her dad.  She’s enjoyed distance running every since, but found yoga while working as a summer camp counselor in the Adirondacks.  She is passionate about helping people access their creativity and feel at home in their bodies!  When Hannah isn’t working on her New Year’s resolution of doing more push-ups, you can catch her at the VAULT with her fit buddy, Meg, or at the nearest Dunkin.

Proudest achievement
Mastering the art of the perfect chocolate cake
What I love about rochester
Han Noodle Bar

Vas

Yoga
Trust that life will always, always, take you where you're supposed to be. — Rachel Brathen

Vas is an experienced RYT 200 trained instructor with certifications in Vinyasa, Yin and yoga for athletes. She fell in love with teaching back in 2015 when her aunt volunteered her to lead her entire college football team through a slow flow — not intimidating at all — but since that first class, she’s only loved it more. Vas strives to create an environment in the studio for her students to move and breathe in a way that makes them feel powerful and supported. She also prides herself on her ability to create a bomb playlist — one that will both energize and inspire you throughout. Outside of the studio, you can bet she’s at her parents’ house driving her siblings crazy, picking up a vanilla latte or laying on her couch.

Proudest achievement
Traveling to Europe solo!
What I love about rochester
Being so close to my family and the delicious foodie scene!

Elise

Box
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

After being an athlete at the college level, Elise continues to challenge and set goals for herself daily.  She brings that same drive to Vault’s BOX studio, pushing clients to give their absolute best..  Outside of her classes, she likes Peloton rides and HIIT and strength training to stay physically and mentally on point!

Proudest achievement
Buying my first home!
What I love about rochester
How close the city is to the Finger Lakes!

Autumn

yoga
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. - Rumi

Autumn has always enjoyed being active, but found her passion in yoga. Time and again she has found the best self-care is stepping onto her mat to “work in” as much as she steps onto it to work out. As an instructor, Autumn’s goal is to hold space for the VAULT community to feel supported showing up as they are to breathe and move in a way that feels empowering and purposeful. Outside the studio, you'll find Autumn ordering an iced chai latté, hanging out with friends, or soaking up sunshine/snuggled inside with (most likely) a thrilling mystery novel.

Proudest achievement
Working my childhood dream job teaching the best 3rd graders!
What I love about rochester
All the local coffee shops. Being a Bills fan. The Finger lakes.

Shauna

Yoga
"We must all suffer from one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."

There is an inner strength and peace from movement that helped Shauna change her life. It allowed her to be more present in her relationships, in her work and within herself. Fitness has given Shauna the discipline and confidence to conquer so many challenges in her life and she takes pride in sharing that gift with others!  There are a few things she doesn’t share however…Swedish Fish and cuddles from her pup, Maggie!

Proudest achievement
Running the 2019 Marine Corp Marathon!
What I love about rochester
The incredible community, amazing restaurants and the Finger Lakes in the summer.

Mackenzie S.

Yoga
“You are stronger than you tell yourself.”

For Mackenzie, fitness is more than working out to achieve a specific aesthetic.  She considers fitness a therapy of sorts.  Yoga, specifically, has always been a way for her to clear her head, become stronger (mentally and physically) and give her the confidence to handle the struggles life can sometimes bring.  She began teaching to provide a space for others to come as they are and take whatever they need each time they hit the mat.  When she’s not in the studio, she loves taking advantage of Rochester’s very brief warm weather for outdoor workouts, as well as HIIT classes to push her limits and bring out her competitive side!

Proudest achievement
Getting my YTT Certification in Bali, Indonesia.
What I love about rochester
My friends and family. I grew up here and I have lived in other cities, but nothing beats the feeling of being home.

Amy

Cycle, Strength
"There will come a day when I can no longer do this. Today is not that day."

Amy L. went from gymnastics on playground handlebars and trees to having a strong foundation in strength training and cycling.  Her fitness mentality revolves around goal setting, cultivating healthy and supportive relationships and building confidence to help participants face life’s challenges!

Proudest achievement
Creating a grad school opportunity for myself to study abroad in Australia when there wasn’t one available!
What I love about rochester
What an incredible foodie city it is, filled with amazing options!

Sarah

Strength
"Your circumstances and your past do not define you. Make the best of today as tomorrow is not guaranteed."

After graduating college at her highest weight ever, Sarah began taking Zumba® classes and fell in love with the dance fitness format. Zumba® became a catalyst to other forms of fitness and Sarah added strength training and running to her routine. She spends her downtime with her dogs at the park, watching Schitt’s Creek and never turns down a bowl of macaroni and cheese!

Proudest achievement
Completing 8 marathons (so far)!
What I love about rochester
The food scene is incredible in Rochester and has come a long way over the years!

Carly

Yoga
“Come from a space of peace and you'll find that you can deal with anything” -Michael Singer

Carly is passionate about using movement as a tool for turning inward to connect with the self.  As someone who long struggled with anxiety and problematic patterns, yoga taught her the skill of becoming self-aware, which has deeply impacted the way she experiences life. A Rochester native, she recently moved back to the area after spending most of her adult life in Seattle, WA, where she became an RYT 200 twice- most recently studying with Awakening Yoga Academy. As a teacher, it is her goal to encourage people to show up for themselves, practice compassion, and use their yoga practice to teach the body and mind that it can do hard things on and off the mat. When she isn’t practicing yoga or training handstands, you can find her with her nose in a book, cooking something elaborate, or exploring the outdoors with her partner.

Proudest achievement
The way my daughter shows up in the world with kindness and confidence. Also, cutting alcohol out of my life.
What I love about rochester
My parents and sisters live here! Wegmans is pretty great, too.

Robyn

Studio Manager, Yoga
“LOVE is the bridge between you and everything.” -Rumi

For Robyn, yoga is all about connection, whether it be to the physical body, the community, nature, or to a deeper level of self-discovery.  After moving home to ROC from NYC in 2014, Robyn took her first class and was instantly blown away by the mental shifts on top of the physical benefits.  As a teacher, she finds pure joy in holding space for others to practice in a way that makes them feel FREE, both on and off the mat. Robyn is an ERYT 200, RYT 500 in addition to being a Reiki Master Teacher. Out of the studio, you can find her dancing to EDM, planning yoga retreats and dipping her toes into any body of water she can find!

Proudest achievement
Completing various yoga teacher certifications and opening my businesses, Free Spirit Yoga & Reiki and Finger Lakes Yogascapes
What I love about rochester
The various lakes close by, the foodie scene and being close to my parents!