We've assembled the best team of instructors in the area!
Our fully-certified instructors are trained to meet you where you are, and develop a unique workout for your ability, all in a no-judgement zone.
During her off-time, Ashley likes to spend time with her fiance, Colin, and daughter, Ellarose. When she’s not chasing after her toddler, Ashley enjoys going to concerts and experiencing live music. During the day, Ashley is a Project Manager at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. She has also been a spin instructor for almost 3 years. She is certified through Stages and was originally
house-trained at Compass Cycle in Rochester, New York.
“Turn Down for What?” by DJ Snake and Lil John because she’s loud and full of energy just like the song!
This spinning mama resides in Boston, NY with her husband, Michael, and her two daughters Mallory and Olivia. Having a love of fitness (that continues to grow!) Nicole has 2 spinning certifications through Mad Dogg and Stages. When she’s not at the gym, or being a wife and
mother, Nicole is the Operations Manager at Buffalo MRI. In their spare time, the Monins love to travel, enjoy nature, and go skiing.
“Viento,” by Gianluca Vacchi. As she likes to say...Live life to the fullest always and Giddy Up!
Jenea was born and raised in the village of Hamburg and continues to reside here with her wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. Jenea is a 2nd grade teacher at Union Pleasant Elementary School and a certified Personal Trainer. She also holds certifications in Mat Pilates, Apparatus Pilates, Beachbody Insanity Max30, and Stages Bikes and is a 2nd degree black belt. Her passion for health and fitness, and desire to be a strong, positive role model to her daughter drives her motivation daily. She also enjoys baking, reading, and singing/dancing with her daughter!
“Run the World (Girls),” by Beyoncé because it makes her feel empowered!
When she’s not at Rise and spending time with family and friends, Lindsey works at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory. In her spare time, Lindsey and her fiance, Kevin, love to attend Buffalo Sabres, Bills, and Bandits games!
Lindsey is an experienced horseback rider and is hoping to get back into competitions with her horse, Ally!
Lindsey is a certified Stages spin instructor
“Shut Up and Drive,” by Rihanna. It's a solid mixture of Pop and Rock that gets her excited to grind through a tough workout!
Sarah is a Buffalo native and grew up in the competitive dance world. She trained under many award-winning teachers and choreographers across the U.S. Coupling her professional training and love for dance, she began teaching barre-style classes for the past 5 years. Her classes are energetic, fast-paced, and are guaranteed to incorporate at least 2 Beyonce moves! Sarah and her husband have two baby boys. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and cooking clean, healthy meals for her family. She’s always eager to share her recipes with the class!
“Lose My Breath,” by Destiny’s Child.
Christie Gleason has been a group fitness instructor and trainer for over 25 years! She has been trained and certified in 22 different fitness programs. Group Fitness has given so much to Christie over the years including wonderful friendships and the opportunity to light a "spark" of health and fitness in others!
Christie keeps active by doing things like running marathons, obstacle courses like the Tough Mudder, paddle boarding and other fun activities! She works full time as a sales representative for Vertical Pharmaceuticals in the Women's Health Division. Christie and her husband, Tom, have a 3 year old daughter, Maeve Elizabeth, who is the love of their lives!
A former Division I swimmer at Cal State Northridge and currently training for two Half- Ironman events, Beau is a huge fan of any form of pure competitive punishment (especially if it helps him
avoid the epic ‘dad bod’). Beau is a sucker for his girls: his beautiful wife, Lindsay, and his adorable daughter, Chloe… plus another viking on the way! He is a Stages certified spin instructor and, by day, a Financial Advisor for Northwest Bank.
“No Easy Way Out,” by Robert Tepper from Rocky IV. “Dedication and hard work will outperform talent any day of the week” (anonymous).
Paige is a Baptiste Certified Teacher and works at a telecommunication company called Vaspian. You can also catch her teaching down the street at Shine Yoga. Other than doing yoga, Krav Maga, and hanging with her dogs, one thing Paige loves doing is throwing parties.
She’s always had a dream of being a wedding planner so throwing parties and celebrating everything is her outlet.
“Dancing in the Sun (Remix),” by MC
Yogi because she misses summer!
Matt, has been living, working and competing in Hamburg his whole life. A local teacher here in the village, you’ll find him working out with his 3 kids and wife, Kara at the track, trails, slopes and gym. A lifetime competitor he has completed multiple road and trail marathons, Tough Mudders, Ragnar races, earned a black belt and has completed Iromman 140.6. Living his mantra “ Get comfortable doing the uncomfortable.”
He has worked as a martial arts, boxing, and bootcamp instructor. Needless to say functional lifetime fitness is his passion. He is always looking for the next big challenge. Hop in his class and build the strength, skills and passion to accomplish any goal.
Nick is a Baptiste certified teacher. He has taught all over Buffalo for about four years. Nick's interest in yoga started in the physical practice and has grown to include the psychological benefits as well. His approach has evolved from a very aggressive physical challenge, to an awareness of what the body needs from day to day. Yoga has helped Nick through struggles with anxiety, depression, cancer, and everything else that life throws at him. You can call him a survivor, but he prefers the term WARRIOR. When he's not teaching or practicing yoga, Nick loves running the trails at chestnut ridge, spending time with friends and family, and watching too much Netflix with his girlfriend.