• Linda

    Yoga Instructor

    Linda’s early training was in the Anusara style of yoga which focuses on good alignment and mindful spiritual awakening. She has been teaching yoga for 15 years. Her teaching objective is to encourage students to let go of self-limiting ideas and to inspire them to awaken to their potential. Linda’s teaching style is clear, compassionate, energetic and playful.

  • Sydney

    Fitness Instructor

    After over 20 years in fitness the truth that Sydney has repeatedly witnessed is that health is intricately tied to happiness. She sees her work as helping people to achieve happiness and a higher quality of life through helping them reach their health goals. Whether it’s weight loss or athletic performance, her favorite thing is to design a dynamic individual program that helps someone achieve things they never knew they could.

  • Keaton

    Fitness Instructor

    Keaton has been in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2008. Health and fitness are her passion. As of May 2015, she will have a B.A. in Nutrition. Keaton is currently in the military and works on planes. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, working out, cooking, helping others better themselves, and she just really loves to live life to the fullest.

  • Stephanie

    Yoga Instructor

    Stephanie began studying Middle Eastern dance with Amy of Red Tent Belly Dance over 11 years ago. She feels dance can be fun, creative, transformative and inspiring. She has been teaching belly dance since 2006 and yoga since 2010. Teaching allows Stephanie to share her passion for dance and yoga with others.

  • Collan

    CrossFit Instructor

    Collan is our head trainer and lead programmer. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from California State University, Sacramento. In addition, he holds a USAW Olympic Lifting Certification and Crossfit Weightlifting Certification. Collan strives to maintain a facility that encourages participants of all levels to reach their full potential and prides himself on knowing and interacting with each member on an individual, first-name basis.

  • Susan

    Yoga Instructor

    Susan began teaching an invigorating style of vinyasa yoga in 2009. She has an accessible non-judgmental teaching style. Her classes are filled with music to keep yoga light and fun. Susan believes that linking your breath with the asana practice allows anyone to settle the mind and be more present on or off the mat.

  • Jenny

    Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor

    In addition to personal training at Pipeworks, Jenny teaches Cross Training and Spin classes. She enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge of fitness and health. Her classes challenge each individual to their specific fitness level.

  • Leah

    Yoga Instructor

    Leah Briggs is a certified teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Raja Yoga. She has studied martial arts and eastern philosophy for more than 25 years. She has a black belt in Shaolin Kung-Fu and is attuned in Reiki. Leah is a peaceful warrior, dedicated to yoga and healing practices. She recently released her first yoga instructional dvd. She filmed it in amazing, ancient locations in Egypt. Leah currently lives and teaches in Sacramento. Her style of yoga is an eclectic mix of yoga, martial arts, dance and philosophy.

  • Sariah

    Yoga Instructor

    Sariah is a handstand loving Acro-Momma who will help you find your inner strength in the beautiful practice of Yoga, Acro and Free Body Movement.  Sariah teaches all levels and all bodies leading classes with a playful spirit and open heart. She is the founder of The Handstand Nation and has certifications through Yoga Fit, AFFA, AcroYoga, Acro Revolution and Apprentice Bodywork through KnaluBalance. Sariah is constantly continuing her education. She says she has many teachers and tries to incorporate all the pieces that she loves into her practice.

  • Reno

    Yoga Instructor

    Reno is a dynamic yoga instructor who has been teaching since 2007. His yoga style strikes a balance between meditative flows and powerful poses like arm balances and inversions. Balance, core strength, breath, concentration, and stillness in flow are cornerstones in his classes. Expect a challenging but playful practice in his classes. Reno is also a certified Acro yoga instructor and part of The Handstand Nation!

  • Marissa

    CrossFit Instructor

    Marissa is an avid athlete and competitor at heart. These qualities show through in her coaching style, leading and inspiring her classes through example. Prior to CrossFit, she was a Division 1 athlete at the University of Notre Dame, competing in Cross Country, indoor, and outdoor Track and Field, and in 2008 represented the United States Junior National team in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of the gym, she is a graphic designer and enjoys traveling, mountain biking, and kicking it with her dogs.

  • Monica

    Cycling Instructor

    Monica has been instructing spin for 8 years along with certifications in HIIT training as well as cardio dance classes including hip hop, contemporary and salsa. She has an Associates in Science and is currently working on her degree in registered nursing.

  • Heather

    Yoga Instructor

    Heather began practicing in 2001 in San Diego at a Bikram yoga studio. She did her first teacher training in 2008. A few of the teachers/styles she has studied are: Power yoga, Tibetan Heart Yoga, Lady Niguma Yoga, Shiva Rhea, Rusty Wells and Sarah Powers. She started a daily meditation practice about six years ago and loves how yoga and meditation work together. Heather loves to have fun in class and mix in music that you’ll want to sing along with!

  • Mercury

    Yoga Instructor

    Michael Mercury is a seasoned commentator, announcer, radio call-in talk show host, and actor. Mercury is interested in the occult, aura readings, and astrology, and he has stayed current in astrology at Kepler College in Seattle, Washington, and continues to pursue his passion for the unknown. He feels that an open heart and a quiet mind are essential to the unknown mysteries of life. By using his intuition, quick wit, and prescient awareness, Mercury delivers a positive message that his yoga students have come to love. He is truly a Metaphysical Entertainer.

  • Kristine

    Yoga Instructor

    Kristine started her Yoga Journey back in 2000. Yoga has been an integral part of her life ever since and has been teaching full time since 2008. She is enthusiastic and full of energy, which leads to a dynamic and fun experience but pranayama and meditation are as important. Having the love of travel, Kristine has been to Thailand, India and Bali  for yoga retreats and trainings. Yoga to Kristine is the journey to love life through all is ups and downs.

  • Victor

    CrossFit Instructor

    Victor Valdez is well versed in multiple areas of sports and fitness. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics and has been a member of the United States Air Force Reserves since 2005. In the Air Force Reserves he works on aircraft and also helps as a Physical Training Leader. Growing up he was an avid baseball player, football player and a sprinter. At the age of 9, Victor obtained his black belt in TaeKwonDo. He has practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA, and has also taught martial arts to children as young as 5 years old up to adulthood. He obtained his Level 1 Crossfit Training in January of 2015. He enjoys rock climbing, intramural sports, hiking, camping, and helping others reach an optimum level of fitness

  • Robert

    Yoga Instructor

    Robert has been teaching yoga for 15 years at Sacramento Pipeworks and other studios and athletic clubs.  He teaches a blend of Hatha Yoga (more traditional style) & Vinyasa/power yoga with an emphasis on awareness of the present moment.  He is a devoted meditation practitioner within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and teaches basic meditation as well.  Having studied and received certificates from the Bihar School of yoga in India, from Doug Swenson (Sadhana Yoga Chi), & extensive Vinyasa Krama workshops his teaching style blends the best parts of these yoga styles in a playful and focused manner.

  • Brad

    Jiu Jitsu Instructor

    Brad began practicing Jiu Jitsu in 2001. From ’03 to ‘05 he trained in Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai Kickboxing, and wrestling under UFC & Pride Fighting Championship veteran Chris Brennan. He then moved back to his hometown of Sacramento to study under World Champion professor Cassio Werneck, who he trains under to this day. Brad placed third in Jiu Jitsu Worlds in ’09, picked up his Black Belt in ’10 and earned double gold at the US Jiu Jitsu Open in 2011. Brad’s most rewarding moments are seeing his students improve and reach their goals.

  • Wayne

    CrossFit Instructor

    Wayne joined Pipeworks back in 2012 for the rock climbing but stayed for the CrossFit. He has been teaching high school English since 2008 and brings his passion for learning and teaching to the CrossFit coaching staff.  Wayne consistently finds ways to improve his own athletic knowledge and actively encourages those around him to do the same.  Outside of the gym, he loves running, going to the movies, and is an EMT pursuing further training in paramedicine.

  • John

    CrossFit Instructor

    John first became interested in fitness when he began taking Tae Kwon Do lessons as a child. Since then, he has trained and competed in Tae Kwon Do, bodybuilding, Spartan Race, powerlifting, and CrossFit. Outside the gym, he works as a professional video game developer, and in his spare time, enjoys playing board games, hiking, rock climbing, and reading.

  • Scott

    CrossFit Instructor

    With a lifelong interest in pursuing personal fitness and sports- from basketball and tennis to distance running and weightlifting, Scott found Crossfit in 2013 and was hooked immediately. As a masters age (42) athlete, Scott is sensitive to all levels of performance and loves to help members achieve what they didn’t think possible.

  • Deatra

    Coming from a collegiate and semi-professional soccer background and a professional dance background, Deatra has an intuitive understanding of proper body technique and alignment over various fields of exercise. Teaching Pilates, dance, TRX, and cycle has equipped her with the knowledge to analyze a client’s body to produce the best results both physically and mentally. She cares for her clients’ well-beings as deeply as their physical results.

  • Savina

    Born and raised in Texas, Savina moved to California and found yoga. Teaching and practicing yoga pushes her to be the best she can be every day. In class, her love shines through in a way that makes you feel seen. Savina’s style leaves you feeling fulfilled and wanting to push harder off the mat to deepen your journey.