Kirstin Czernek | Owner, Founder & Instructor
When working with Kirstin in a class, you can expect to be challenged but also given a lot of modification options, as well as breathing techniques throughout the workout. She also works hard to make her class feel comfortable but challenged!
Some of her favorite things include her husband Tomas, writing, and interior design.
Ruthie Tait | Co-Owner & Instructor
During a class with Ruthie you can expect to be challenged to push yourself while having fun! Ruthie’s classes are intermediate to advanced with options for modification throughout.
Three of her favorite things include her husband Justin, traveling and parties!
Stephanie Garrison | Director of Operations & Instructor
Stephanie’s favorite part about being an instructor is empowering people with “normal schedules” to live extraordinary lives through health and wellness. During Stephanie’s classes she will incorporate the moves of dance, the posture of pilates and the low impact nature of yoga and stretch. Her classes will improve your endurance, strengthen your lower body and bring enjoyment to the workout at any age or fitness level.
Three of her favorite things include: vacuum lines, organization, and traveling!
Carolina Vander Poel | Instructor
Carolina’s classes bring emphasis on breathing techniques, proper form, injury prevention, endurance and most importantly learning to smile through the pain!
Some of her favorite things include her husband Alex, son Eli (1 year old), her two labs, photography and traveling.
Sabrina O’ Gorman | Instructor
Group fitness has become an outlet for her to help women enjoy working out while learning how to care for themselves and build their confidence. Sabrina designs her various classes to be energetic, challenging and effective; emphasizing proper form while targeting both the larger and smaller muscle groups. She is certified through the Athletics Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Group Fitness instructor.
Some of Sabrina’s favorite things include outdoor activities with her husband, spending quality time with family, and eating all the breakfast food possible.
Kalya Kapp | Instructor
As a health and fitness enthusiast, Kayla enjoys working with women to help transform themselves bringing their fitness game to another level. Fitness should be fun not boring which is why she likes to create varied yet challenging work out routines.
You will most likely find Kayla shopping, reading, and enjoying a venti coffee.
Tara Koleniak | Instructor
While participating in a class with Tara you can expect to sweat a lot! Her workouts are cardio intensive, fun, and challenging, but modifications for all levels are always given, as well as a few water breaks!
Tara’s favorite things include her 3 year old daughter Hallie, her boyfriend Troy, her Great Dane Winston, and her cat Sheldon.
Esther Spence | Instructor
When she is not teaching Pilates, Esther can be found spending quality time with her husband and their 3 daughters, preferably by the pool or at the beach.
Kayln Cambers | Instructor
Kalyn has a degree in social work and believes strongly that her health and fitness plays a huge part in managing her emotions and stress while in the helping field. Kalyn is certified under Aerobics Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and instructs Barre classes. While attending Kalyn’s class you can expect lots of encouragement, form correction, modification options, and naming of muscle groups targeted in each exercise.
Three of her favorite things includes cooking with color, hand lettering, and traveling!
Annalee Mutz | Instructor
While practicing yoga with Annalee, you can expect to feel good. She intends for you to be challenged through a simple and fluid approach to yoga.
Annalee loves getting lost in books, aimlessly exploring art museums, writing, and traveling the world with her husband.
Alyssa Chamberlin | Instructor
Alyssa has been a part of The Balance Culture since day one. It’s her favorite place to workout because The Balance Culture is more than just a gym or another fitness studio – it is a place for women to come together in a healthy and fun environment to be encouraged and challenged together in our fitness journeys.
In Alyssa’s classes, you can expect an atmosphere of encouragement, energy, and fun while completing a challenging workout that will push you to reach your personal goals and fitness growth. Barre provides a well-rounded and full body workout that will move at a steady pace throughout the class but also allows for modifications so you can catch your breath or push yourself further. Alyssa loves seeing people meet their goals and feel healthy through fitness; exercise plays such an important part in our mental, emotional, and physical health, and Alyssa loves being able to help people make space for their health by exercising together.
A few of Alyssa’s favorite things are the beach, matcha, and traveling!
Erin Kennedy | Instructor
Erin’s yoga classes tend to be slower paced, designed to help to increase strength, balance and flexibility; and reduce anxiety. She is a RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance.
Her favorite things (besides yoga) are being in nature (mountains, hiking, beaches, gardening) and spending time with her family, friends and bulldog!
Natalie Younger | Instructor
Natalie is certified as a group fitness instructor through AFAA and through Mad Dogg Athletics as a spin instructor. She is also licensed as a registered dietitian in the state of Florida and through the CDR (Commision on Dietetic Registration).
Natalie’s favorite part of being an instructor is encouraging others to grow and work towards his/her healthiest self. During a class with Natalie, you can expect to be challenged yet motivated, all while jamming out to great music!
Three of her favorite things are being on or near the water, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Erika Elsinger | Instructor
Erika loves sharing the practice of yoga with everyone who takes her class. You can expect to be encouraged to listen to your own body, to be offered several variations of poses, and to be reminded to follow your breath in a class with Erika. Her goal is for you to find that balance between effort and ease, and to help you develop your own practice.
Three of her favorite things include: yoga (of course), watching soccer, and traveling.
Emilee Hill | Instructor
The Balance Culture community has been a main contributor to Emilee and her health journey. Consistent encouragement and motivation has allowed Emilee to break through doubt and fear to become an instructor. As an instructor, Emilee strives to encourage each lady to push themselves a bit further than they think they can and will be right there with them as they push to new limits in their health journey. Emilee loves a good sweat sesh to clear her mind, and get energized.
Emilee is a Spin instructor and is Spin certified through Mad Dogg Athletics. When taking a class with Emilee you can expect to get your sweat on, be encouraged and have fun. Emilee loves to bump up the music, give a challenge and cheer you on as you ride through that finish line. Modifications are always given and all fitness levels are welcome. Emilee enjoys helping others find their passion for working out.
A few of Emilee’s favorites are exploring new places with her husband, Tim, loving on her pups, Ace and Lola, and getting crafty with paper.
Serena Sinos | Instructor
Joining The Balance Culture was one of the best decisions Serena has made. She found her passion for group fitness after attending classes for over two years. Through support from fellow instructors, took the leap to became an instructor herself! Serena is Spin certified through Mad Dogg Athletics. As an instructor, Serena’s favorite part is seeing each woman’s satisfaction and happiness after finishing a workout. She enjoys seeing women interacting with one another before and after a workout and loves becoming friends with the women in her classes as well. Serena has fun finding new motivating songs to ride through class. Any fitness level is welcome!
Besides working out, Serena loves traveling (specifically to Greece where her family is from), her rescue dog Keia and Black & Brew lattes.
Meghan Conkel | Instructor
Meghan’s favorite part about being an instructor is getting the chance to interact with an amazing group of women, while helping them to challenge themselves to achieve their fitness goals. During Meghan’s classes, you can expect to sweat! Her classes will strengthen your total body, all while having fun! While you can expect to be challenged to push yourself, Meghan also offers injury modifications, as well as various levels of modifications so you can get the best out of your workout!
Three of her favorite things include her sons, Remington and Crew (shoutout to her hubby Ryan too!), traveling, and anything Harry Potter.
Grace Chandler | Instructor
Before working out at BC, Grace had a difficult time keeping up a consistent and effective fitness routine. She remembers how hard it was to get through those first few classes, and never would have dreamed that she would one day become a fitness instructor. Three years later, after a lot of hard work and endless encouragement from the BC team, Grace got her Barre Intensity certification and is now teaching Barrelates.
You can expect a lot of encouragement as well as modifications throughout Grace’s classes, because she wants everyone to know that if she make it through a workout, so can you.
Grace enjoys practicing mindfulness, anything to do with personality psychology, and being with her family and friends.