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.
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.
Samantha’s yoga adventure started in 2013 when she took her first class and was hooked! Strength, balance, flexibility, breath, community, presence, and so much more all came together in one beautiful practice. She completed her first Yoga Sculpt teacher training in 2014, followed by two more 200-hour RYS yoga teacher trainings: Power Yoga and Hot Power Fusion. When you take class with Samantha, she hopes to inspire you to reach within yourself and find fun in your practice! She also wants to hold a space where people can come to feel grounded, safe, explore their bodies, and push themselves outside their comfort zones to reach new heights in their bodies and minds. Samantha loves that with yoga, there is always something to learn, you can always find room for growth, and you can always use the positive energy that comes with your practice.
Taylor is a climber turned yogi after discovering yoga classes at our very own MetalMark climbing gym. After a few years of growing her practice, Taylor traveled to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training. She now aims to share the gift of yoga with others and hopes to reach each student with a positive impact. When she’s not teaching, Taylor enjoys traveling, being with nature, and spending time with her beloved dogs! She is a lover of life and can’t wait to connect with you all.
Astrid practices yoga for self love, to relieve stress, feel refreshed, and mental and emotional wellness. She found yoga as a recovery tool in healing for an injury sustained during her service in the Air Force. Astrid has trained extensively in the study of yoga, earning an RYT 500-hour certification, exemplifying her desire to learn and grow as a human being. Astrid’s light shines brightly as she shares her joy through teaching yoga. Everyone is welcome to join in this joy as she guides students to move, stretch, flow, strengthen, listen to music, and relax. She is here to love, serve, and elevate.
Amanda has been practicing yoga for 16 years now and made health and fitness her career by graduating from Fresno State with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. she loves the balance yoga can bring to fitness, helping individuals find inner and outer strength on their mats.
When not teaching yoga, Amanda loves to spend time trail running and visiting the beach with her husband and 3 kids.