Group Fitness Class Schedule
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Meet Our Instructors
Ashley Connolly is a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor and is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals. She was introduced to Zumba in 2010 and was immediately hooked – so much that she became licensed in 2011. Ashley then got an additional license in Zumba Toning in 2012. She was also included in the Zumba infomercial, “Three for Free”.
Ashley enjoys many forms of exercise, from weight lifting to yoga, but her favorite is dancing with her class on a regular basis. She hopes that exercise is a positive outlet, and for people to look forward to it! When she isn’t at the gym, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Sarah Brown has been a fitness instructor for nearly 8 years. After struggling with health and weight issues, she decided to become a Zumba instructor. She has taken many Zumba Fitness trainings including Aqua, Zumba Kids, and most recently Strong by Zumba. She also enjoys teaching Tabata and Bootcamp and has run many races including both full and half marathons. Sarah is a Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist with NASM.
Brandy Haid grew up in Scott Depot, WV and is a Hurricane resident. She is a Marshall University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and runs a makeup business as a work at home mom. Brandy has been a Licensed Zumba® Instructor since January 2013 after falling in love with this fun and energetic form of exercise. Brandy has loved dance since a young age, and Zumba® has provided her with the opportunity to stay fit while keeping up with her husband Matthew and two kids Izabella and Garrett. Brandy feels that as a mother, wife, and female it is of the utmost importance to put her health first to do the best she can for her family. Brandy’s motto is “No excuses and just keep moving…laugh it off and get lost in the music!”
Amy began her fitness career in 1996 at a small gym in Milton, WV where she participated in a wide range of aerobic classes. Amy has been a group fitness instructor for over a decade. In addition to teaching spin classes, Amy has also taught yoga, Tabata, and Circuit classes. Amy is certified through AFAA as an indoor cycling and yoga instructor. Amy stays active in the local fitness community as a director for 5K races in the area. Amy and her husband, Bob, both regularly participate in half-marathons, scuba diving excursions, and rappelling when they have the opportunity. They currently live in Hurricane with their 4 dogs.
As someone who had always been physically active, I reached a point about 15 years ago where that all changed. For two years, I just didn’t have the energy to work out that I once had. Blood work indicated low thyroid levels, and once on medication to stabilize it, my energy level increased. But in those two years of inactivity, my flexibility had greatly decreased. I had always wanted to try yoga, but there weren’t many options in the area back then. I bought a yoga DVD and decided to try it at home. However, watching the rubber band-like instructor made me realize that I needed more personal instruction. I found out about a yoga class offered through Putnam County Parks and signed up. It was amazing! The instructor, Diana Whitwer, was great, and I soon became hooked. I worked with Diana for about a year and in 2006 I obtained my certification through YogaFit. I have taught Vinyasa Flow yoga classes at the South Charleston Library, 360 Fitness and now at Power Up Gym. My classes emphasize the physical fitness aspects of yoga and the connection of breath with movement. I love having new people join the class so that they can experience the benefits of yoga. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been practicing for 5 years or it’s your very first time, yoga is for everyone. All ages, all sizes, all fitness levels. I hope to see you in class! Namaste!
Andrew’s passion for physical fitness began when he was a teenager. He began competing in bodybuilding contests at the age of sixteen and still currently competes as an NPC Superheavyweight bodybuilder, having been nationally qualified for the past seven years. Andrew attended West Virginia University and West Virginia State University, earning degrees in Nuclear Medicine and Biomedical Science, and has been a personal trainer for over twenty years (since 1998).
Andrew and his wife, Stacy have worked together in the fitness industry for over 13 years, and operate their own fitness company, Alpha Prime Fitness. Andrew and Stacy pride themselves in customizing all of their exercise programs and nutrition plans for the individual and their specific goals/needs. Alpha Prime Fitness specializes in customized exercise programs, that include but are not limited to: resistance/strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, high-intensity interval training, metabolic conditioning, flexibility training, and hypertrophy training. In addition to exercise programs, Alpha Prime Fitness also specializes in designing individualized nutrition and supplementation plans for their clients and athletes, contest preparation and posing, as well as online training packages for clients that live far away. Regardless of your age, current situation, or goals that you have in mind, Andrew will design a program that is right for you!
To schedule an appointment for your initial fitness consultation and health screening, please contact Andrew directly via phone call or text message at: (304) 444-9870.
Also, please be sure to follow Andrew and Alpha Prime Fitness on Instagram to keep up with his progress and the success stories of some of his clients and athletes!
Stacy has been involved with athletics since third grade. When she was 16, her cheerleading squad began resistance training to improve their conditioning. Over the next few years, she continued her training, made great improvements, and was relentless in her quest to acquire a physique like those in the IFBB Professional League. In 2002, shortly after meeting her future husband, Andrew, she officially began her first contest prep. Combining Andrew’s knowledge of exercise science and her unstoppable work ethic, Stacy stepped on stage in 2004, only 3 months after they were married. She acquired her IFBB Professional Fitness status in 2010, after placing first in the Fitness Tall class, at NPC Fitness Nationals in NYC. She went on to win the Overall Fitness Title at this show to be declared the 2010 NPC/IFBB Overall Fitness National Champion. She has continued to compete at the IFBB Pro level and is consistently working to improve and move up the ranks. In 2016, she had the honor of becoming an Elite Sponsored athlete of Species Nutrition. In addition to her competitive resume, Stacy is also a registered nurse and personal trainer. Stacy, along with her husband Andrew, operate their own fitness company, Alpha Prime Fitness. Alpha Prime Fitness specializes in customized exercise programs, that include but are not limited to: resistance/strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, high-intensity interval training, metabolic conditioning, flexibility training, and hypertrophy training. In addition to exercise programs, Alpha Prime Fitness also specializes in designing individualized nutrition and supplementation plans for their clients and athletes, contest preparation and posing, as well as online training packages for clients that live far away. Stacy uses her passion for the sport and years of experience to help others reach their health and fitness goals both on and off the stage.
Please email Stacy directly at email@example.com to inquire about scheduling an appointment for your initial fitness consultation and health screening!
Also, please be sure to follow Stacy and Alpha Prime Fitness on Instagram to keep up with her progress and the success stories of some of her clients and athletes!