Instructors

“Excellence is not merely a skill. It is an attitude.”
…Ralph Morrison

Beth Pelton :

Beth Pelton

Education and Training

  • Master’s in Dental Hygiene Education and Admin
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Nia Black Belt Teacher
  • Nia 5 Stages Teacher
  • Ageless Grace Educator
  • Functional Aging Specialist (FAS)
  • Barefoot Training Specialist

Additional

  • Owner, Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Professor Emeritus in Health Promotion, The University of Iowa
  • 8 years teaching Nia in Iowa City area

Classes

  • Nia
  • Nia 5 Stages
  • Ageless Grace
Sarah Neary :

Sarah Neary

Education and Training

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), University of Iowa
  • Certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
  • Certified Yoga Wellness Coach
  • Employed with Iowa City Hospice
  • Member, National Hospice and Palliative Professionals
  • Level One Veterans Yoga Project Instructor

 Additional

  • Organic farmer in Iowa City for 15 years
  • Artist
  • Reiki Level II Practitioner

Classes

  • Gentle Yoga
Julie Pedrick :

Julie Pedrick

Education and Training

  • A.A. Degrees in Accounting and Computer Support
  • Licensed Zumba Basic 1 and Zumba Toning Instructor

Additional

  • Business Manager, Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center
 
Classes
  • Zumba Toning
Karla Schmidt :

Karla Schmidt

Education and Training

  • Master’s in Nutrition
  • Registered Dietician
  • Certified Nia White Belt Teacher

Additional

  • 28 years as Certified Nutritionist
  • 8 years teaching Nia in California
  • Director, Lean4Life

Classes

  • Nia
John Jadryev :

John Jadryev

Education and Training

  • B.A., The University of Iowa
  • Certified Registered Yoga Teacher (200 RYT)
  • Yoga practitioner over 16 years
  • Yoga teacher for 4 years

Additional

  • self-described ‘yoga junkie’
  • has led over 500 yoga classes since 2011
  • has participated in over 2000 yoga classes from over 50 teachers
  • teaching style respectfully presents principles from several yoga forms in a measured, gentle context

Classes

  • Gentle Yoga
Kate Jochum :

Kate Jochum

Education and Training

  • M.A. Library and Information Science
  • B.A. English with minor in Spanish
  • Licensed Zumba Basic Instructor 1
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional

  • 1 year teaching Zumba in Iowa City area
    20+ years dance training and performing around the U.S.
    Tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and swing dance instructor
    Vocal performer

Classes

  • Zumba
Fawn Boston-Halter :

Fawn Boston-Halter

Education and Training

  • BFA in Dance
  • Licensed in Zumba Basic 1
  • Licensed in Zumba Toning

Additional

  •  3 years of Zumba teaching experience
  • 1st grade teacher for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Schools
  • Choreographer for CCA High School and Community Theater musicals
  • 2 years professional dance experience with Poetic Rebound Dance Company

Classes

  • Zumba
Kim Young :

Kim Young

Education and Training

  • B.S. Medical Biology
  • Licensed Zumba Basic 1

Additional

  • Licensed in Zumba since July 2013
  • 4 years Zumba experience
  • Collegiate athlete

Classes

  • Zumba
Kaci O’Brien :

Kaci O’Brien

Education and Training

  • Licensed Zumba Basic 1 and 2 Instructor

Additional

  • A.A. Degree
  • Zumba Licensed since August 2012

Classes

  • Zumba
Michelle Clark :

Michelle Clark

Education and Training

  • Licensed Zumba Basic 1 and 2
  • Licensed Aqua Zumba
  • Les Mills Certified Body Pump and Body Step
  • Certified Spin Instructor
  • Core, Abs, and Back instructor, AFAA Trained

Additional

  • 8 years experience teaching aerobic exercise
  • Multiple years teaching Zumba in Iowa City area
  • Proud mother of six children

Classes

  • Body Sculpt
Robin Ungar :

Robin Ungar

Education and Training

  • Master’s Degree in Preventive Medicine, specialized in International Environmental Health
  • Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 hours, International Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Laughter Yoga (TM) Leader

Additional

  • Yoga practitioner for 20 years
  • Teaching yoga classes (private, studio and workplace) since 2007
  • T’ai Chi Chu’an Practitioner for 16 years, member of T’ai Chi practice group for 6 years

Classes

  • Yoga
  • Chair Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga
Angie Madlock :

Angie Madlock

Education & Training

  • AFAA Group Fitness/Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills Sh’bam and Bodyattack
  • Yogafit
  • Silver Sneakers

Additional

  • Water Aerobics
  • Lemme Elementary Track Coach

Classes

  • Body Sculpt
  • Hip Hop Fusion
  • Vinyasa Yoga
Sue Campney :

Sue Campney

Education and Training

  • Graduate, Spencer School of Business
  • T’ai Chi practitioner, Cheng Man-Ching 37 posture short form, 16 years
  • Leader, T’ai Chi practice group, 10 years
  • Teacher, T’ai Chi, Oaknoll Retirement Residence, 1 year
  • Provider, Spiritual Direction

Additional

  • Seminar student, Inner Research Institute, School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, California
  • Trained at Institute for Spiritual Guidance
  • Specialized in creative rituals to honor life events
  • Certified wedding officiate

Classes

  • Introduction to T’ai Chi
  • T’ai Chi Level One
  • T’ai Chi Level Two
Catie Comella :

Catie Comella

Education and Training

  • B.A., Elementary Education (anticipated graduation, Fall 2015)
  • Certified Zumba Basic 1

Additional

  • 2 years as Zumba instructor at University of Iowa Recreation Center

Classes

  • Zumba