Kellee is a certified Yoga instructor, Ayurvedic Wellness coach, a wife, mother, and lover of friends, family and fun. She has been teaching Yoga for five years, and has participated in several formal and informal Yoga and Ayurvedic trainings. Her deep passion led her to India to meet the birthplace of these practices and she fell in love. Kellee also likes mountains, waves, books, films, learning, loving, cooking, connecting, music, movement, meditating, praying, and feeling.
SamPersonal Trainer/Fitness Instructor
Sam Akoidu is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports and Medicine, and is also Strength Matters Kettle Bell certified and TRX Suspension Trainer certified.
He approaches training in a holistic manner, fully integrating a scientific approach with a mental training aspect. While facilitating healthy weight loss and activating positive muscle gain are necessary for physical change, mental training and transformation is fundamental for sustaining physical results. His 5 rules set clients up for continued success and diligence to not only achieve their goals but progress beyond the original desired results.
Sam has a lifetime of competitive athletic knowledge, from childhood to adulthood and most recently in Muay Thai amateur fighting. He also has a passion for climbing, hiking, vinyasa yoga, and participating in activities that challenge him mentally and physically.
Emily is a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer and has been involved in the fitness industry for over ten years. She loves teaching at MetalMark because the members are great and it’s such a fun atmosphere. Emily is really awesome and everyone should go to her classes to find out for themselves. Funtime for her is going out of town and going to concerts.
Abby is known as an “enthusiastic” (okay loud) Zumba and fitness coach. She has been teaching for almost four years. She is passionate about making exercise fun, exciting and challenging, all while getting others fit. On her down time (besides loving to teach) she loves spending time with family/friends, running, good food and just living life to the fullest. Grab those shoes and come join the party!!!
Jeremy is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. Along with experience in leading group fitness classes such as kettle bell, core for climbers, and pilates. Jeremy loves to climb, helping others reach their fitness goals, and encouraging students to always remember to listen to what your body needs and have fun with your workouts.
Jameson is a yogi on a mission to share his passions through connection. You can find him balancing his friends on hands and feet in AcroYoga, walking on air on a slackline, or tuning into his breath in yoga. He loves to play and makes a point to bring play into the lives of those around him. Jameson is part of the YogaSlackers family united through an extreme stoke in yoga, acrobatics, slacklining, conditioning, and adventure.
Dan Vasquez has been practicing Tai Chi Chuan, Bagua Zhang, and Xingi Chuan for 18 years. He began practicing Chinese Martial Arts since 1985. Before discovering the ‘Internal’ Martial Arts like Tai Chi, he studied styles of Choy Lee Fut, Northern Long Fist, and little bits of others like Mantis, Wing Chun, Karate, Judo, wrestling, and boxing. He has been practicing and exploring Qigong for at least 20 years and conducts energy treatments (Reiki) in the Fresno/Clovis area.
Dan teaches Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and other forms of internal cultivation at MetalMark.
Spencer Ruell found yoga at 14 accidentally. He was supposed to be working at a family friend’s shop over the summer, but instead wandered Seattle’s Pike Place Market and stumbled into his first class. He used the rest of that summer developing his work ethic on the mat instead of in a stockroom. He carried on with his practice, but only as a supplement to his dance training. Many years later, after working as a dancer and dance educator, Spencer was drawn back to yoga—this time for its philosophical offerings rather than its physical.
He’s completed aerial yoga teacher training from Aircat Aerial Yoga, and is soon to complete his 200-hour yoga teacher training from Samarya Yoga. He also teaches at Shirley Winters Ballet, is the movement director for Frente Winter Guard, and is a nursing student at College of the Sequoias.
JoshuaSelf Defense Instructor
Sifu Joshua Horne was born and raised in Fresno, CA, and quickly discovered the positive, life-altering influences of martial arts. Belted in many arts, he has practiced Tai Chi, Kung Fu, the Golden Dragon reality-based fighting system, and Pilipino Escrima before finding Jeet Kune Do. He has participated in several demonstrations and promotional videos including ones for Fresno City College, Fresno’s Chinese Moon Festival, and Sequoia Middle School.
Sifu Joshua values life, humanity, and companionship most of all. Training children’s classes and women’s self defense classes has given him the opportunity to give back to others, and he volunteers his skills however he can. Always humble and always up for a laugh, he never takes himself too seriously and enjoys fellowship with others. He believes that knowledge is power, but is useless unless shared. Sifu Joshua is looking forward to sharing his practice with you at MetalMark through his group classes or private lessons for enthusiastic students.
Abigail is a Certified Fitness Instructor who teaches Zumba, STRONG, and bootcamp classes. She loves a variety of activities, like running, cycling, yoga, climbing…and much more! She initially began teaching after telling her friend and Zumba instructor that it was on her bucket list to teach Zumba. Shortly after that, she was asked to sub long-term for her friend, which turned into the start of passionately teaching fitness. When she isn’t at MetalMark, Abigail is STILL teaching, but instead of fitness, she is a high school English teacher at Sunnyside High School. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys reading books, cooking, connecting with others, and experiencing all the small and big blessings of life with her friends and family!
Yoga has been integral in Sierra’s life for many years and this practice continues to grow. Her passion for movement extends into a belief that movement can be a form of therapy. She fell in love with yoga when she personally felt its healing effects both on and off the mat. She believes a dedicated yoga practice can heal wounds in mind, body, and spirit. She completed 200 hours of training with Authentic Movements in Costa Rica in April, 2018. Her path as a student and teacher intersect to teach yoga while always furthering her study and knowledge of yoga. A deep sense of gratitude envelopes her for the opportunity to share such a special practice with the world. She loves to create sequences that feel right in the body and help still the mind. She always encourages moving with intention. As your guide, she aims to watch you step off the mat feeling like you were able to release unnecessary hindrances to your mind, body, and spirit system.