Instructors

Instructors

Brandon Lee Thomas

Brandon Lee Thomas

Yoga Instructor
Brandon is fully dedicated to providing a path of greater awareness, endurance and balance through the art of Yoga and Thai Yoga Therapy. Teaching since 1988, he is certified by both Chrysalis Yoga and Two Suns Rising and has special training in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.

Michaela Ariana

Michaela Ariana

Fitness Class Instructor
Michaela is a fitness instructor and a physical education student at UNC Wilmington. She holds certifications as an ACE group exercise instructor and Les Mills BodyPump instructor, and also has experience teaching a variety of classes from Pilates to dance. Michaela loves to find new ways to stay active and believes that movement is a way of life and that exercise should be fun for everyone. She strives to bring positive energy to all the classes she leads and hopes to have every person leave her class feeling better and brighter than when they stepped through the doors!

Jennifer

Jennifer Taginski

Fitness Class Instructor
Jennifer is well-versed as a fitness instructor, yoga instructor and athletic trainer. She loves outdoor activities like tennis, but especially enjoys being on the water paddle boarding and sailing. Jennifer says the fresh salt air energizes her! In college Jennifer studied sports medicine and became an athletic trainer, working with all types of athletes from high school kids to international rugby teams. Safety and function are her main focus. Jennifer began practicing yoga and loves the strength and balance it brings to her life always enjoying the challenge of a new pose. She is very excited to be teaching here at The Crest Fitness Club and hopes to help everyone find a good fitness program.

Morgan Anderson

Morgan Anderson

Yoga Instructor
When Morgan found her love for yoga in 2008, it changed her body and life in ways that she never imagined possible. Through a regular practice, Morgan has found healing, self-acceptance and strength on an emotional and physical level. Her wish is to share this physical practice and healing energy with every soul she meets. It is Morgan’s intention for participants to leave class feeling relaxed, renewed and uplifted and she looks forward to meeting you on the mat!

Morgan practices and teaches Foundations Aroma Yoga which is an Ashtanga-inspired set sequence that integrates the core principles of traditional Bikram yoga with a Vinyasa flow. Morgan integrates and offers modifications and advancements so this class can benefit both beginners as well as advanced students.

Morgan also specializes in Goddess Yoga. This is a unique fusion of yoga and dance designed to ignite a true sense of feminine freedom, passion and creativity in the participant’s life. This class incorporates essential oils and movements that will help strengthen and stretch the body while providing a fun cardiovascular workout. Offering modifications and advancements, this class is also designed for beginners as well as advanced students.

Whitney Noble

Whitney Noble

Fitness Class Instructor
Whitney’s fitness journey began as she decided to further her education in medical and learned how exercise is an important aspect of your life to maintain health. Her passion is to help others in all aspects of their lives through physical fitness. She is certified in Yoga (YTT 2016) involving group exercise fitness as well as personal training. She incorporates the medical benefits of the exercises while doing them. Her goal is to meet the needs of others while having a great time. She hopes to have a positive impact on the community and spread exercise as therapy also. Be Well!

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