Andree Begley was a teacher and school administrator before relocating to Ukiah in 2011 with her husband and young daughter. She has always enjoyed physical fitness and has completed two Portland Marathons and a handful of 10K races. She found cycling as a tool to torch calories, feel those incredible endorphins which amp up energy, and have an awesome low-impact high intensity workout as well!
Through Andree’s love of cycling she hopes to influence more people to enjoy exercising regularly. She coaches indoor cycle classes by pairing tough workouts with fun heart-pumping music in both 30-minute Express Cycle and 50-minute cycle classes. She considers the cycling room a fitness haven where people can get an amazing workout without feeling uncomfortable or intimidated. The beauty of cycle is that all levels can ride together in the same room, at the same time, as cyclists control their own gears and speed. All levels are welcome. Andree is certified through Cycling Fusion.
Liz Black was a Forestry major at UC Berkeley. After graduating in 1980 and working in Forestry, she switched careers and made her hobby her career. She has been in the fitness industry since 1984 and obtained various fitness certifications. She completed a Master’s degree in Exercise Kinesiology in 1996 from Sonoma State University. Liz loves working with people of all ages, from teenagers to seniors, and all fitness levels, whether just beginning or even completing their first triathlon (Liz was a competitive triathlete for over 18 years). In addition to teaching cycle and swim lessons for kids, she continues to do Personal Training and Massage Therapy at her own studio.
ACE Personal Trainer
Mike Cannon was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala for three years before moving to Ukiah in 1981. Mike’s active lifestyle started as a competitive swimmer and water polo player. He completed his first triathlon in 1977 and has completed hundreds of races. He is a 4-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.
Mike started working at the club in 1982 and he was the driving force behind the construction of the outdoor pool and the development of family programs such as Kid’s Club and Summer Camp. Mike started the Pilates program at the club in 2002 and has taught Spin for over 12 years. He is the Primary Masters Swim coach, and in addition to teaching at the club, he owns and operates his own business as a personal trainer (Cannon Pilates). Mike most enjoys watching new clients and students feel the rush of new-found fitness and the discovery of new potential through healthy lifestyle practices. He lives an active life both on the off the job…when he is not working, you can find him running, riding or swimming.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
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Marilyn has been a student of Yoga since the 1970’s. She is a 500 hour registered yoga instructor through yoga alliance. She began Yoga Mendocino with Mary Paffard and Maggie Norton. Marilyn describes yoga as movement with intelligence of the body that allows the heart to feel it too.
Deni has been passionate about fitness most of her life. It wasn’t until she was forty that she decided to run a marathon, 45 was time for a triathlon and from there 100 mile bike rides and beyond.
Deni became passionate about swimming through the Masters program at Redwood Health Club of Ukiah and Coach Mike Cannon. She has subbed for about 4 years and recently started teaching Cycling. Now that she is certified in Personal Training, the sky is the limit!
Brianna Lucchetti is certified by the SCW for both group fitness and personal training. She teaches Body Sculpt weekly and is now eager to start one-on-one training sessions. Brianna is familiar with various types of exercise and equipment. From interval training, cardio, Advanced Tabata, to weightlifting, strength training, and nutrition guidance, Brianna is extremely educated in all aspects of fitness. With all of this insight, she is able to accommodate the goals that differ from client to client. She believes in always changing things up to keep your body guessing and never becomes repetitive with her teaching. Brianna loves sharing her passion with people about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, she looks forward to getting to know her students on a personal level.
Kelly is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching classes at the Redwood Health Club of Ukiah since 2004. Over the years, Kelly has taught Step Aerobics, Pilates, Spin and Kickboxing. Kelly is passionate about health and nutrition. She is also a certified massage therapist and health practitioner. Check our Class Schedule for Kelly’s current classes. Come give them a try!
Spinning & LeMond Certified Instructor
Bob Page is one of the original instructors of Cycle at the Redwood Health Club of Ukiah, and was the developer and founder of the club over 30 years ago. He is the Managing Partner of the Airport Club in Santa Rosa and also teaches 3 classes at that club, as well. Bob loves teaching Cycle, enjoys the member interaction, and will continue at Redwood Health Club of Ukiah on Fridays as long as he can. If you like good old rock and roll, drop on by Fridays at noon and keep “spinning”!
Rick Rizzolo has been an avid cyclist since he was about 7 years old, a white water and surf kayaker for 35 years, a gardener, and lover of nature, all animals and the wilderness, his entire life. He thoroughly enjoys teaching, coaching, and helping others achieve their goals. He is an active member of the Mendo Velo cycling group and helps organize and lead both mountain bike and road bike rides all over the county and way beyond. Rick is passionate about what he does and tries his very best to encourage others with his enthusiasm. He hopes to see you in his cycling class very soon.
Christopher has been a certified group exercise instructor for over 20 years. He has taught dance aerobics, STEP, cardio-kickboxing, group strength, outdoor fitness/boot camp, and indoor cycling. Now a retired school teacher, he enjoys gardening, on and off road cycling, trail running, building and maintenance. As an instructor, he brings
experience, enthusiasm, and a desire to help others find the benefits of physical fitness.
Adrienne had a love of dance from a young age, starting with ballet at 2 and continuing in different varieties throughout childhood, but never finding that perfect niche. In 1995 a friend convinced Adrienne to try a dance fitness class called “Jazzercise” and everything changed. After being an avid student, taking 6 classes a week, the local instructor asked Adrienne to consider being certified to teach. During her training, Adrienne discovered a love for fitness and found that she could motivate others with her personal fitness story while inspiring them to work harder and sweat more! In 2001 Adrienne received her certification to teach Jazzercise and in 2003, she purchased the local franchise from the previous owner and began teaching 40 classes per month. Recently, Adrienne’s new passion is Zumba; combined with her past 10 years of teaching experience she is moving on with this new way to inspire others to get fit. Zumba allows Adrienne the freedom to continue teaching group fitness classes with a whole new dance flair.
Isis Brenner-Ward is passionate about bringing awareness into the body via the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual discipline embodied in Yoga and Breathwork. Ideally, one brings this awareness to all aspects of one’s life, on and off the mat. Isis has completed full teacher training with Forrest Yoga, International Kundalini Yoga Association, and Ayurvedic Practitioner Training with The Ayurvedic Institute of New York City. She is a Reiki Master, Astrologer and activist mom. Isis also teaches at Yoga Mendocino, Mendocino County Working on Wellness, and is available for private sessions (visit www.Fiercehealing.net).
Dena Watson-Krasts has been teaching group fitness since 1995. She has multiple certifications in various formats including Pilates Mat, Kickboxing, Step and Cycle. She has held group fitness certification from Pipeline since 1994 and ACE since 1998. Dena discovered group fitness in college and has never looked back, becoming certified within a year of attending her first class. Since that time, she has taught a variety of successful classes continuously. As a runner, she found group “X” (exercise) classes provided the motivation and cross training to spice up her fitness routine. After moving to Ukiah Valley in 2001, Dena immediately began teaching at Redwood Health Club of Ukiah and was asked to become Fitness Director in 2007. She took a short break but is now back as an instructor and is as motivated as ever. “I love to watch people discover the benefits of exercise… in whatever form best fits their life. Group Exercise is unique in its power to create instant community for a multi-level group, and reaches populations that other forms of exercise may not. I feel privileged to play a part in that discovery.” Currently, she not only works as a fitness instructor but also has her own floral events business, Dandelion Floral, and two wildly active children to keep her busy!
After competing in triathlons, cycling, running and swimming events for more than 10 years, Tom embarked on a coaching career with much prompting from fellow athletes. Since 2003, Tom has provided personal coaching as well as group coaching through Team in Training. Tom also spent two years on the pool deck at Santa Clara Swim Club where he successfully implemented a new “intermediate masters” swim program. He has coached hundreds of athletes, from 16 to 70 years old, new athletes to seasoned veterans, helping them to achieve their goals.
Tom moved to Mendocino County in 2011 with his wife, Jill, after spending many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now living in Ukiah, he is happily reunited with a great coach, Mike Cannon, with whom he has worked in the past.
Tom currently coaches the Hammerheads youth swim program and the adult
Pre Masters program at Redwood Health Club of Ukiah. Certified as a personal trainer in 2012, Tom brings his focus on form and technique from the pool deck to the fitness rooms. He also provides private lessons and plans to increase the menu of coaching and personal training options based on the needs of the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
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