AMY ALEXANDER |
(AFAA Certified Aerobics, Personal Training, Tai Chi, Schwinn Spinning)

Amy_AlexanderAmy has been teaching since 1991, AFAA certified. She got certified as a personal trainer through AFAA in 1999 as well. She also has a Schwinn Spinning Certificate. Amy loves to teach step aerobics and body sculpting classes.


BARRY O’NEILL |
(Certified Physical Education and Health (BS) Springfield College (Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology) Certified Adapted PE, SilverSneakers®)

Barry_OBarry is a certified physical educator with a BS from Springfield College in Health Physical Education, Recreation, with advanced study in Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology.

In his thirty plus years in Physical Education and Fitness he has worked in Corporate Fitness, Fitness Centers, YMCA’s, and Hospitals He has led bike tours, and taught all grades from pre-school to college and has coached sports at all levels, from children in elementary school to college track teams as well as advised adults in various aerobic sports.At Maine Pines he teachers SilverSneakers®, spin classes, conditioning classes to youth and adults, tennis to youth and is a personal trainer.

He resides in Topsham, Maine, works as a Physical Educator and Adapted Physical Educator for MSAD 75 (Harpswell Community School), and (of course) at Maine Pines.

E-mail Barry: oneilbarry@link75.org


BRENDA MCALEER |
(ACE Group Fitness Instructor, SilverSneakers®)

Brenda has been teaching aerobics since 1991. She has been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) since 1993. Brenda teaches classes in step, strength and toning, core, cardio aerobics and senior classes. She has taught in North Carolina, California, and Maine.


CINDY FAHAY |
(ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Jacki Sorenson Aerobic Dancing and Step Aerobics)

Cindy_FCindy Fahay obtained her certification with Jacki Sorenson in 1976 as both an Aerobic Dance Instructor and a Step Aerobics Instructor. She has been involved with group exercise and dance for over 40 years. More recently since moving to Bath in 2006, Cindy has been part of the YMCA Instructor Development Certification Program.

Cindy was involved with the launch of the Healthy Self Program at Maine Pines in 2010 which is aimed at keeping fitness, nutrition, work and family in balance. Cindy loves to groove and smile to music. Fitness is pure fun to her.


IDA MESSERMAN |
(AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Zumba, NASM Certified)

IdaIda is a fitness professional who has been teaching fitness classes and Personal Training for fitness facilities, elementary schools, high school, collegiate, and adult athletes for 15 years. In addition to developing programs and motivating athletes of all levels, Ida received the award for Life Time achievement from The Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Activity 2012. Ida is accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is also a certified instructor and examiner for the Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and Zumba.

E-mail Ida: getfitwithida@yahoo.com


JAMESON SKILLINGS |
(BS Kinesiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Behavioral Health Professional, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Certified Spinning Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor)

Jameson has been teaching, coaching, and personal training since 2003. His client history ranges from student athletes at high school and division one colleges to professional all star and Olympic athletes to clients focusing on pre/post surgery therapy, weight loss, and muscle gain.

Using his knowledge of human biomechanics, Jameson utilizes a functional approach to personal training. By pinpointing muscular/structural imbalances in his clients, Jameson works with his clients to make them stronger, more mobile, and more athletic. A major theme Jameson’s approach is meeting his clients where they are physically and mentally, helping them focus on the least invasive behavior change that creates the most positive results for his clients.

Jameson is constantly studying and learning about fitness, nutrition, and science. His hobbies include: reading, baseball, painting, and hiking.In addition to personal training, Jameson teaches Functional Fitness + Flexibility, Tabata Spin, and Boot Camp at Maine Pines.

E-mail Jameson: jameson.skillings@gmail.com


MAUREEN SULLIVAN |
(Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness-Fitness Int’l, SilverSneakers®, Cardio Circuit, Certified Group Fitness, YMCA Spinning, Racquetball Clinician)

Maureen Sullivan’s history at Maine Pines dates back to the 1980’s…then Merrymeeting Health & Fitness!

Fitness History:1981-84 –Women’s Racquetball coordinator @ BTC . 1985-92 – Aerobic Instructor with SAD 75 Adult Ed and Merrymeeting Health & Fitness. 2006-08 Cycling Instructor at Portland YMCA 2006-present – Personal Trainer and Cycling Instructor at Maine Pines and Personal Trainer at Just Friends Inc.

Maureen’s personal interests include a continuing commitment to all aspects of fitness including competitive racquetball, biking, hiking, skiing and just about anything active!

Her greatest love, however, are her two children: Paddy, age 30, a resident Biologist in Anchorage, AK and Katy, age 28, a working grad student residing in South Portland.

E-mail Maureen: maureen.jfriends@gmail.com


ROSINA TENENBAUM | (ACSM Exercise Specialist, AFAA Group Fitness ISCA Thomas Enterprise Kickboxing, Reebok Step, RIPPED, POUND)

Rosina_TRosina is certified as a Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is also certified with Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Reebok Step, International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA), Cardio Kickboxing, and Aquatic Association.

A fitness enthusiast since she and her husband were stationed with the U.S. Marines in 1979, Rosina has always believed in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.Rosina designs healthy exercise programs to meet her client’s goal. In addition, she specializes in high energy, high intensity workouts for people that are looking for a challenge.

E-mail Rosina: cutter02@comcast.net


SARA SLOAN |
Cycling and Group Fitness (YMCA), Yoga (National Yoga Alliance), SilverSneakers® (Classic, Cardiofit, and Yoga), and H.I.I.T. training.

Sara Sloan (RYT 200) found a deep connection to yoga back in 1996 and hasn’t imagined a life without it since. The suggestion of taking time to tune in and to soften into a physical practice has always been a part of yoga that has really resonated with her. In years since she has also built an appreciation for increasing endurance and strength to support the natural-born flexibility in her body. She joined a gym after just moving to Tucson in 2001, and spent a short few months leading a kickboxing class after being identified by the gym owner as someone who had a great sense of postures and how to move within the framework of the sequences. This was a pivotal point for Sara who decided to pursue a Certification as a Hatha Yoga Teacher. She completed a 250-hour training at Providence Institute of Yoga in 2006, and went on to teach up to 20 weekly classes in various settings (including gyms, corporate spaces, conferences, yoga studios and in her home), and also has acquired Certification as a Restorative Yoga Teacher.

Sara has returned to her native state of Maine to reside in Lisbon Falls with husband and their two sons, Baxter (5) and Harlow (3). She currently teaches H.I.I.T., indoor cycling and yoga in the area and is exploring the notion of advancing credentials in all areas. Currently, she is working towards obtaining certification as a Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She feels a deep sense of satisfaction promoting a healthy body image and helping people to work within their limitations to achieve a personal sense of empowerment through moving the body. When she has the opportunity to work out, she always incorporates some sort of interval training in conjunction with a complementary yoga practice and just loves to teach these classes as a pair. Sara is excited to be in the process of registering as an E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance and has just a handful of hours of teaching before she reaches the 1,000 hours taught level.


BEA BLAKEMORE |

Béa was born and raised in Paris, France.

She studied Ballet, Modern Jazz and was part of a Samba troupe in Paris.

She continued studying dance in Los Angeles, CA, and taught step aerobics and private trained at the Sports Connection in Santa Monica and Spectrum Club in West La.

She is a certified Zumba Fitness and Zumba Toning instructor.

She is also certified in Pulse Pointe Barre.

She loves sharing her passion for dance and a healthy lifestyle.


SHARI CHANEY |

(Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Gold Toning)

Shari has been involved with dance in one form or another since the age of 3 tap, ballet, jazz, ballroom and even a little belly dancing. Simply put, she loves it all! Shari is a long-time member of a tap dance company, called the Happy Hoofers, at the Centre of Movement Performing Arts in Gorham.

A few years ago she found Zumba, and was hooked from the moment the music started! She says, “I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to gain both cardio conditioning and toning.” With its zesty Latin/International music and easy-to-follow choreography, Zumba is truly “exercise in disguise”!!! Shari has been teaching regularly since fall 2011, and loves sharing her own passion for Zumba with others.


HEATHER STAEBEN |

First certified in 1998 as AFAA Group Fitness instructor and taught Step Aerobics and Strength Conditioning at Kadena Air Base Okinawa Japan.  Heather returned to her love of being a fitness instructor early 2016 and re-certified with AFAA as a Primary Group Fitness Instructor.  At present, she maintains an active Zumba license and certifications in Beyond Barre, Silver Sneakers Classic, and AFAA G.E.A.R.  She’s also currently enrolled in the AFAA Personal Trainer program.


TRACEY GEYER |

(ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA Certified Step and Personal Trainer, Mad Dogg Athletics® Spinning® Instructor and Schwinn Indoor Group Cycling Instructor, TRX Team Blocks Instructor, former Les Mills BodyPump Instructor for 12 years)

Tracy has been a fitness professional for 23 years, both as a group fitness instructor and as a personal trainer. She has taught a variety of classes in local venues since 1992, becoming certified in 1993. Her teaching experience has encompassed hi-lo aerobics, Step, circuit training, interval, indoor group cycling, strength, bodysculpting, TRX suspension training, and senior fitness. As a personal trainer, she develops programming based on individual client needs and goals (along with any necessary modification for special circumstances), while continuing to provide motivation to “get ‘er done!”

Her personal interests include reading, gardening, snorkeling, and traveling to any place warm, but her primary personal interest resides in her family life having married the love of her life and having raised two kids: a daughter who graduated from Northeastern University and is a practicing doctor of pharmacy and a son who is finishing up his tenure at West Virginia University in strategic communication for sports broadcasting.