MEET OUR GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS
Mike has certifications in multiple areas of training including CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF LV1), Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Pilates - 3rd Generation Joseph Pilates under Master Teacher, Juliet Kaska - JKzen PMA, Yoga by YogaWorks LA, and Mobility by Kelly Starrett. He has 20 years of experience working in the Los Angeles fitness industry. He was the fitness director for Ferrigno Fit (Lou Ferrigno "The Incredible Hulk"). Mike created and taught the ‘Incredibly Fit' 12-week full body workout system DVD series. He has been training and teaching many different disciplines of fitness to become a movement specialist. These disciplines include CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, boxing and mobility. Mike is an extremely passionate, lifelong multi-sport athlete who loves to teach and share his knowledge of fitness and human movement.
Melissa Bentley is a certified Spin and Group Fitness instructor. She has experience with Spinning, Boot Camp, TRX, HIIT, Circuit Training and Kettlebell. Melissa is an Associate Producer for Impact Communications full time and prides herself on her fun workout playlists! She is a mother of 3 young kids and loves running, biking and hiking in her free time. Motivating her fitness clients to achieve their milestones is one of her favorite parts of teaching.
Emily is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Toledo. Emily began her career as a Performance Coach with T3 in 2013 and has over 6 years of experience instructing adults in personal and group fitness. She teaches Spinning and Fit classes at T3 Performance.
Nicole is a 2015 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. At BWU, she participated in 3 years of cheerleading for basketball and football. She is currently a coach for the BWU Cheer Team. Nicole is a certified group fitness instructor by the American Council on Exercise. She is also a Game Day Entertainment Team Member for both the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Human Health and Kinetics and minors in Education and Psychology. At OWU, James was a 4-year starter for the baseball team, and 2-time All NCAC selection. During his freshman season, he was awarded the NCAC Newcomer of the Year award. James also played football at Ohio Wesleyan during his final semester, helping the team win their first conference championship in over 25 years. James spent two summers playing with the Ironmen in the Prospect league, earned a spot on the All-Star team, and was selected as the First Team All Prospect League Second Basemen. He graduated from Westlake High School in 2008 with a 3-time all SWC selection, and was named to the Mizuno All-Ohio team for baseball.
Jashuha graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree from Akron University and he is currently attending LCCC for Sport Management. He has a Personal Training Certification from NCSF, and Certificates from Cooper Institute in Nutrition for Health and Fitness/ Providing Dietary Guidance, Health Conditions and Exercise, and Coaching Healthy Behaviors. Jash attended Midview High School where he played Football, Wrestled, and ran Cross Country as well as Track. He was a two-time Division 1 district qualifier in Track. As he began his body-building career, he competed in NPC Men's Physique and finished 2nd as a National Qualifier. Additionally, he competed in OCB Bodybuilding 1st in Bantam weight and 1st in Novice.
Caila earned her B.S.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from Cleveland State University in 2014. Shortly after, she obtained her USA Weightlifting Certification from the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While studying at CSU, Caila interned with the Cleveland State University Strength and Conditioning program and played on the varsity softball team. She was on the 2010 Big League World Series Championship team playing center field and representing the Central Region of the US. Caila was a 4-year letter earner in high school softball, 3-year letter earner in high school basketball, and also volunteered as a snowboard and ski Instructor for the Special Olympics for 3 years.