• 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.

  • Stephanie

    Yoga Instructor

    Stephanie has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2010. She enjoys how yoga gives her a new perspective. Her classes provide students with a fun and supportive environment. Teaching allows Stephanie to share her passion for 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Savina

    Yoga Instructor

    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.

  • Jamie

    Yoga Instructor

    Jamie has been a practitioner of yoga for many years. The practice of yoga brought such great joy and growth to her life that in 2015 she decided to complete a teacher training; she’s has been teaching yoga ever since. She continues to be a practitioner and avid student of yoga in the hopes that she can continually provide knowledgeable and beneficial classes for all her students.

  • Jany

    Indoor Cycling Instructor

    As a kid in school Jany was not very athletic, but she discovered group fitness classes in college and realized exercise can be fun! Spin quickly became a great complement to her regular yoga practice/teaching. Now her spin classes are packed with high energy beats, musically choreographed upper body movements, and a balance between heavy resistance intervals and quick cardio bursts.

  • Erika

    Indoor Cycling Instructor

    A Pipeworks member since 2014, most of Erika’s career has included teaching others in a social work setting. Teaching cycling drew her because it gives people the chance to coordinate rhythm and movement while gaining all the benefits from cardiovascular fitness. Erika is always interested in increasing her skills and knowledge, and hopes to bring joy to those that attend her class.

  • Neal

    Yoga Instructor

    Neal grew up in coastal Georgia and eventually made her way to California. She found yoga while surviving her first winter in Massachusetts. She took her first teacher training in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. Neal enjoys inspiring her students to try new things and to challenge themselves.

  • Benett

    Yoga Instructor
    Benett is an experienced yoga teacher, intuitive bodyworker, avid musician, and adventurous traveler. His personal yoga practice spans over a decade. Benett has worked in many studios as a hands-on assistant and has trained in Thai massage in Thailand. By joining his knowledge of movement arts with musical style Benett brings depth, awareness, and fun to his student’s practice.
  • Brett

    CrossFit Instructor

    Brett has been doing CrossFit regularly since 2016. He enjoys the constant challenges it presents its athletes on a daily basis, as well as the awesome community it cultivates. He enjoys teaching people how they can move safely and more efficiently. None of the high-skill gymnastics and weightlifting workouts came very easily to him when he first started CrossFit, so Brett relates pretty well with people who are just starting their CrossFit journey.

  • Kaitlynn

    Cycling Instructor

    Kaitlynn strives to design fun and dynamic classes, incorporating feel-good music with high-intensity drills. She wants her students to improve their cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance, but more importantly, leave class with an appreciation of their own hard work. In her spare time, Kait enjoys climbing, yoga, snowboarding, paddle boarding, woodworking, and backpacking with her two dogs.