MEET THE TEAM

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The team at the Las Sendas Spa and Fitness Center is a team of certified experts in their fields. Offering a wide variety of services to Las Sendas residents and friends, our team is committed to providing only the highest quality of holistic spa and fitness services.

GINA

FITSPA DIRECTOR + LEAD GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Gina brings over 25 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry to Las Sendas. She is a certified Pilates instructor, an ACE-certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Beat Boss cycle instructor, STW-certified fascial stretch therapist, and restorative posture and post-rehab specialist. As director of fitness programming and spa services and the lead instructor at the Las Sendas Spa and Fitness Center, Gina wants you to learn the deep connections you have to your body's movement and the effect it has on living your best life.

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MEG

PERSONAL TRAINER + GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Meg moved from Chicago to study art and physical education at Arizona State University. Her love of the desert kept her here, where she pursued her love of fitness. Meg has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years as a personal trainer and teaching group fitness. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine C.P.T. and ACE Group Fitness.

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DIANE

PERSONAL TRAINER + GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Diane is a certified life coach, orthopedic specialist, and golf training instructor. She has been a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor for over 25 years. Diane has worked with pre- and post-surgery clients, which is her specialty! She also has experience working with collegiate athletes and other clients with issues including MS, back problems, and joint pain. As a life coach, she works on the "whys," which, according to Diane, is "one of the most successful ways to accomplish your goal."

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TOD

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST + PERSONAL TRAINER

Tod is a licensed massage therapist and has been since 1989. He brings his gift of high-performance, ultra-relaxation therapeutic bodywork, and massage therapy to you. Tod is a 30-time IronMan competitor with two Kona qualifiers. Whether you are experiencing chronic discomfort or need a complete relaxation of mind and body, he is here for you.

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BEVERLY

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Bev has been involved in fitness, training, and competing for over 20 years. In 2001, she began the Las Sendas Run/Bike/Tri Club, which provides opportunities for people to connect and train with others. She was one of the original fitness instructors at FitSpa teaching cycle, muscle, hike fitness, step, and water fitness. Bev has many certifications including Ironman Coach, MADD Dog Spinning, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, and RRCA Running Coach.

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JAMIE
CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

Jamie studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition out of New York, and health coaching is her passion. Jamie helps support you in your journey to healthy nutrition, relationships, decision making, organization skills, goal-setting, and achieving goals. As a Las Sendas resident, Jamie loves working with her neighbors.

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PATRICIA

AESTHETICIAN

Patricia specializes in aesthetics and anti-aging clinical therapy and has been fortunate to work here at FitSpa since March 2010. The products she uses are all paraben-free, fruit-based, and very effective. She offers many anti-aging services such as micro-needling, hydro facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, enzymes, LED red light therapy, microcurrent, and cryotherapy.

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JACKIE

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Jackie has been practicing yoga for 15 years. Jackie is a graduate of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training certification. She is passionate about holding space for you to facilitate releasing tension and stress from the body, making yoga poses work for you. Jackie is excited to guide you through your class as you build core strength, stability, and feel happy and whole.

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DONNA

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Donna is a water aerobics instructor certified by the American Sports and Fitness Association. Water exercises have been her passion for over 40 years, with 12 years of experience instructing water and low-impact aerobics classes. Here at FitSpa, she offers a fun, zero impact program that will improve heart health and cardiovascular strength while sculpting and toning muscles. Now retired from a 20-year finance career with Boeing, she enjoys hiking, barre class, gardening, and her four grandchildren.

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KAYLEEN

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Kayleen is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher \with over 2,000 hours of yoga teaching under her belt. With multiple certificates in Hatha, Power, Sculpt, Children's, and Paddle Board yoga, she has taught yoga across the Southwest for 11 years. Her background stems from growing up as an athlete, and she uses yoga to achieve her fitness and spiritual goals. Expect classes full of fun music, challenging postures, and dynamic movements that focus on strength, tone, dynamic movements, and of course, letting loose! 

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KAITLIN

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Kaitlin is a yogini who has practiced across the West and around the world! She completed her RYT200 at Laughing Buddha Yoga in 2018 and has since been teaching a variety of Vinyasa and Hatha flow classes. Influenced by her education in Southeast Asian Studies, Kaitlin builds classes that fuse yoga tradition, breathwork, and movement. As someone who grew up in the Red Mountain area, she is thrilled to be a part of the Las Sendas community and teaching in “her neck of the woods.”

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MCKAYLA
PERSONAL TRAINER

Mckayla is a personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist looking to bring fresh and new ideas to the Las Sendas Spa and Fitness Center. After a personal and ongoing health and fitness journey, Mckayla jumped into the fitness industry. With more than three years of professional experience, she is committed to helping you achieve your fitness and wellness goals. Mckayla is passionate about building your confidence inside and outside the gym. She also specializes in youth training and preparation for seasonal school sports.

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FRONT DESK ASSOCIATES

The FitSpa front desk associate team will welcome you, check you in, get you signed up, help you find your locker — they do it all.

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GEORGE

PERSONAL TRAINER

George has a background in the sports supplement and botanical industries, as well as in nutrition and corporate fitness management for several sites in California and Arizona. With a degree in biological sciences and a minor in chemistry, he was also a member of the ClubOne Fitness Team in California that conducted yearly fitness assessments for the San Jose Fire Department.

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MARK

PERSONAL TRAINER + GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Mark has over 35 years of experience training individuals and athletic teams. he holds CSCA and NSCA-CPT credentials from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as the Sports Performance Coach certificate from USA Weightlifting.

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TANYA

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Tanya is a certified barre instructor. She is passionate about creating a challenging yet fun workout for ladies to stay motivated and focused on getting the results they desire. Tanya is a trained ballet and jazz dancer with 11 years of competitive dance experience. In 2013, she tried her first barre fitness class and loved it because of the similarities it had to her dance background, and she immediately wanted to take steps to become an instructor.

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GUADALUPE

CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Guadalupe has been a licensed massage therapist for almost 20 years. She studied at the Phoenix College of Therapeutic Massage, graduating in October 2001. Since then, she has dedicated herself to providing the highest quality of therapeutic massages. The greatest reward for her is to see how each body lends itself to receive the energy that is transmitted in the moment from her heart and through her hands.

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PAULA

REIKI MASTER + HYPNOTHERAPIST

Paula is a registered nurse, consulting hypnotist, Reiki master teacher, and rapid eye technician. Combining her nursing knowledge, training in alternative modalities, life experiences, and intuition, she offers uniquely personal and deeply transformative work.

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JUDY

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Judy has been a FitSpa instructor for the past few years. She began teaching yoga in 2013 at Corepower Yoga in Minneapolis when she completed her 200-hour RYT yoga training in hot yoga. She also completed her 200-hour RYT yoga training in power yoga and completed yoga sculpt training. Judy is an ACE certified instructor teaching group fitness classes.

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MARGIE

PERSONAL TRAINER

Margie is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach helping you take the guesswork out of strength and nutrition. She has a passion for helping people get stronger, gain confidence, and feel their best. She believes you can completely change your body and your mindset at any age.  Margie will work with you to achieve what's important to you — inside and outside the gym.

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FELICIA

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Felicia is originally from Miami, Florida. After an injury ended her professional dancing career, Felicia discovered yoga and was immediately drawn to the mind/body connection it provides. She earned her certification studying master yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz. Today, Felicia enjoys teaching beginner to advanced classes and encouraging students to "live in yoga" on and off their mats.

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IREK

DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Irek is a former Dance Champion from Poland and has been a teacher for over 20 years. He has taught beginners and World Champions. His style is very easy and relaxed and you will leave his class wanting to learn more!

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JEN

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Jen is a certified instructor for HIGH Fitness, bringing aerobics back with a makeover. Think HIIT training, barre, and toning while throwing in a little Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, Dua Lipa, Bon Jovi, and more music favorites. She boosts the physical and mental stamina achieved personally from group classes so others feel the same joy, confidence, and warmth of something amazing, empowering others to be true to themselves while having fun.

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MICHELLE

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

After marrying her soulmate and high school sweetheart, Michelle has taught barre for more than a decade while raising five children. She loves teaching barre not only because she thinks it's absolutely the best workout but because of the people she meets and the friendships she builds along the way. Her classes are fun, energetic, and time well spent.

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OUR MISSION

Las Sendas Spa & Fitness is a multi-generational club, providing programs inspired and centered on the whole health and well-being of our community.

We build long-lasting relationships one client at a time.