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.
NicolePersonal Trainer/Boot Camp Instructor
Nicole has been a personal trainer for 3 years and she loves it. She is certified through NASM with physical education and nutrition certificates. She is currently a student of Fresno Pacific University’s biblical studies program. Nicole enjoys reading and being outdoors. She loves training one on one and bootcamp classes. Her specialty is weight loss management. Anyone is welcome to work out with her.
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!!!
When I was 24, I felt old. Aches, pain, I could barely move. I was no longer interested in life. A friend shared yoga with me. Within two months of one-on-one practice twice a week, the suffering eased, I came back to life. In the past 10 years, it was always when I stopped practicing yoga that my pain and depression would return. I decided I needed to do whatever it took to keep practicing, and nothing motivates my own practice more than sharing it.
In 2011 I completed a Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification. I compliment my training with workshops in the Iyengar Style, Vinyasa Yoga and Acro-Yoga, Kirtan workshops, and several silent courses of Vipassana Meditation (at the California Vipassana Center). I have a B.A. in Art, and currently enjoy “geeking out” on Human Anatomy and Physiology as I complete the pre-requisites for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Born and raised in Brazil, I’ve also lived in Upstate New York, the Mid-West, and France. I love the diversity that makes California what it is, and I proudly choose to call this beautiful valley my home. I look forward to meeting you!
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.
Michelle is a yoga instructor on a mission to expand the reputation of western yoga; to teach people it is for everyone; the non-spiritual, spiritual, men, women, the inflexible, old, young, strong, weak and so on. Her goal is to provide a versatile and well-rounded class to welcome newbies and also challenge the more practiced yogi. She aspires to share her knowledge of yoga through teaching while creating a playful and laid back atmosphere. She believes life is too short to be too serious. To that end, she provides the guidance and encouragement that allow her students to enjoy a fun, safe practice.