Elizabeth Drapela – Yoga
Elizabeth discovered yoga in 1997 while attending massage school in Florida. After moving to Jackson in 1998 she deepened her practice and recognized that yoga keeps her grounded and enables her to live more fully in the present moment. Although she has studied yoga all over the world she feels fortunate to have completed her Anusara influenced teacher training in Jackson in 2013. In addition to yoga, Elizabeth also teaches various massage classes and maintains an active massage practice. Her classes incorporate a focus on alignment, spirituality and playful joy.
Susan Colligan – Total Fitness
Susan Colligan has lived in the valley since 2005. She is originally from Michigan and especially enjoys winter activities such as skate skiing and snowboarding. In the summer she enjoys mountain biking, canoeing, backpacking and many other activities Jackson Hole has to offer. Susan began training with Crystal Wright in 2008 at the Teton County Parks and Recreation Center. She instructs Total Fitness every Monday and Wednesday from 12:10-1pm and continues to substitute teach various classes as needed. She works for the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Susan has recieved her CPT certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2015.
Maryt Fredrickson – Yoga
Maryt Fredrickson has been practicing yoga for about twenty years and began teaching Vinyasa Flow yoga in 2012 after completing her teacher training at Blossom Yoga in Laramie, Wyoming. Since then, Maryt has completed additional teacher trainings in India with teachers from the Sivananda and Satyanada traditions as well as Ashtanga Vinyaysa. Maryt's teaching style uses elements from each school with a goal of providing a well-rounded practice tailored to the needs and goals of her students. As a practicing lawyer, Maryt is especially interested in helping students manage their reactions to stress and offsetting the physical, mental, and emotional impacts of stressful work. Maryt also teaches yoga and wellness seminars at various conferences and workshops around Wyoming and she currently writes the wellness column in the Wyoming Lawyer.
Molly Breslin – Total Fitness /Spinning
Molly Breslin is a certified USA Triathlon coach, Wellcoaches Health and Wellness Coach, Exercise is Medicine Certified Instructor (American College of Sports Medicine), TRX Suspension Trainer Instructor and Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor. She also holds a certification in Sports Nutrition and Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Weight Management from San Diego State University. She is a nationally ranked triathlete and was ranked as one of the top 50 amateur female triathletes in the United States in 2005. That same year she was the female champion for the State of Wyoming. She is passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and the outdoors. Molly is the head coach and owner of 22Tri (athletic coaching) and Chrysalis Coaching (health and wellness coaching). She is also a practicing nurse anesthetist and has worked in over 50 hospitals nationally and has done volunteer medical work around the globe.
Chrissy Shea - Yoga
Chrissy started her career as a massage therapist in 1997 and developed a business called Centered Jackson Massage and Bodywork in 2002. She received her Yoga certification in 2011 and Hot Yoga certification in 2012. Chrissy has participated in many Yoga and massage training courses over the years since 1996 including many advanced trainings in Thailand. Chrissy teaches both morning and evening classes at the recreation center.
Amber Chapman – Zumba
Amber was born and raised in Jackson Hole. She took many different dance classes when she was younger. Her mom had a love for dance and even majored in dance in college. It has always been a part of her life. Amber had always heard of Zumba but never tried it. Her coworker convinced her to give it a try. It only took one class to fall love with the music, the rhythm and the moves. For someone that doesn't love to workout, this was a BIG deal. In the fall of 2015 she traveled to Utah to become a certified Zumba instructor. Amber feels very fortunate to still call Jackson her home and to raise her 3 wonderful children alongside her loving husband.
Lisa Laurie - Yoga
Lisa completed her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2011 with Adi Amar and Angela Tong at Teton Yoga Shala, followed by a second 200 hr TT in Anusara yoga with Neesha Zollinger, Bridget Lyons, and Cate Stillman of Akasha Yoga and Yoga Tejas. Since that time Lisa has enjoyed workshops with visiting instructors Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini, as well as Christy Punnett, and most recently Eddy Marks, and Mary Obendorfer. Lisa encourages students to focus on alignment principles while keeping a sense of humor and a nurturing heart based approach.
Pat Ehrman – Jazzercise
Pat has been a fan of Jazzercise since she took her first class back in the day. "I had no formal dance training whatsoever, so I figured it would be an embarrassing fiasco. But the instructor issued such great cues it didn't take long to feel confident, and the other students were so up-beat, I loved it." Pat stayed with Jazzercise as other fitness programs came and went, becoming a certified instructor in 2011. "I became certified initially to keep Jazzercise active in Jackson. But I quickly realized that the reason I love to teach is the same reason WHY Jazzercise is so worth having in our town in the first place: it's about motivation, inspiration and sharing confidence in fitness. I want to give my customers the same encouragement my instructors gave me - even though I thought I couldn't dance!"
Elvis Olais – Zumba Yan Olais – Zumba
Elvis and Yan grew up in the Philippines and moved to Jackson 14 years ago. The couple were huge followers of Zumba years before they had children, Eli now 10 and Ella 6 years old. They both decided to become instructors a few years ago. Elvis is a Laboratory Scientist and Yan is a Registered Nurse by profession. Both advocate for health and wellness which is unmissable in their passion for feeling happy and healthy through dance. They enjoy going to Zumba trainings and events and have specialties in Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids and Kids Jr., Zumba Gold and Zumba Step. With their high energy, motivational attitude and fun filled class (not to mention matching outfits), you will leave your class feeling exhilarated. They stick to their promise that they will make you smile, sweat and shine. Come to Zumba at the Rec Center and get a taste for Zumba “2gether” with Elvis and Yan.
Kelsey Barklund – Total Fit /Boot Camp
Kelsey Barklund was born and raised in Virginia. She grew up with the Blue Ridge Mountains at her doorstep, She never let an opportunity to go outside or be active pass her by. She participated in a number of sports during career some competitively, others for fun. She enjoys skiing, biking, swimming, and running. She started teaching a variety of group fitness classes after college and has increased her load ever since. "I look forward to working with the pleasant people and welcoming facility (recreation center) here in the valley."