Meet the people that are the heart & soul of the Lyft Fitness Community.
Antonia Henry, Helping to demystify nutrition and maximize effort
Damon King, Head trainer of IN THE ZONE Fitness
Stephanie Mortensen, Personal Trainer and Health & Fitness Enthusiast
Stephanie graduated in 2014 with a BS in Exercise Physiology, and her specialties include weight loss, exercise as a prescription for health, and sport-specific training. She loves helping people achieve their goals and offering the tools they need to succeed.
Tracy Morris, Fitness Trainer and passionate about helping others
Kris Myers, Personal Trainer for Special Populations and Group Ex Instructor
Kris is a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Special Populations, has studied Myofascial Release and Manual Stretch Therapy, is a Group Exercise Instructor specializing in Cycling, Yoga, and Aqua and earned an Exercise Science degree.
“Fitness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, starting in the outdoors with Hiking, Cycling, and Backpacking, I learned to take my outdoor fitness program inside during my offseason which quickly developed into coaching. My passions include empowering people to become aware of their movements and staying active through corrective exercises.”
Julie steagall, Trainer, Massage Therapist and licensed Hypnotherapist
Julie received her first certification in water rehabilitation 28 years ago. Immediately after, she trained to specialize in stroke recovery. After a year of working exclusively with injuries in the water, Julie realized that fitness could be the best preventative medicine, so she trained and certified to teach water fitness.
Shortly after, she finished Massage school and became a Massage Therapist. Julie is also a licensed Hypnotherapist, a past- and forever- student of Emotional Anatomy, and Body Mechanics. The body often requires de-hypnotizing of learned, dysfunctional mechanics, in the same way the mind does, of programmed, dysfunctional behaviors.
“Life on this planet is a journey of healing. The process can be challenging, so we create community and make the journey together.”
Hailey, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Hailey is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and a 200-hour certified yoga instructor, with over 12 years of practice experience. Hailey takes a holistic approach to wellness that encompasses a yoga practice as well as consistent cardiovascular training and weight lifting. As a lifelong competitive distance runner, she has learned the benefit that yoga can have on athletic performance and is intentional about offering poses in her yoga classes that may help athletes of all disciplines. Hailey is currently obtaining an MSW and as a result, brings the values of Social Work to the mat by welcoming people of all walks of life and offering modifications to make yoga accessible to all levels. Hailey practices a variety of styles of yoga including but not limited to Iyengar, Kundalini, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Jivamukti
Anita Tomlin, 20 Years Strong with Group Fitness
Ashley Lopez, Group Fitness Coordinator, Dancer, & Contortionist
Gary Marcum, Resident Boxing Instructor and Toughman Champ
Jennifer Warren, Group Fitness Instructor and Motivator
Jill Russell, Yoga Instructor and Community Inspirer
Mary Furness, Aquatics Instructor
Mary has been teaching water aerobics for over 20 years now. She carries a CPR, Life Guard, and Arthritis Foundation Water Exercise certifications. She has taught rehabilitation classes in the water for numerous years and enjoys working with clients one-on-one as well as in a class setting. She teaches a strengthening conditioning class in the shallow water and really targets the older active members.
“Keeping fit after retirement is a priority for me, and engaging in activities in the water with others is my dream come true. My hobbies include anything outdoors, especially photography and gardening. I try to get in as much traveling in as possible (with a camera of course) and lots of family time.”
Kathleen Rynevich, Yoga Instructor focused on pain relief
Kathleen worked for 32 years as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant for Portland Public School, helping students with motor impairments to improve access to their education all the while raising 3 beautiful daughters now grown! She retired in 2016 with a goal of losing weight and getting in shape (continuing…always a work in progress)! Kathleen began to practice yoga as well as other forms of exercise. As she increased her yoga practice, years of chronic pain began to go away.
“As my love of yoga began to grow I wanted to share it with others! This led me to take the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training fall 2018, earning my certification May 2019. I’ve been teaching since spring 2019 and love sharing yoga with my students!”
Barbara Stratton, Senior Fitness and Water Aerobics Instructor
Barbara Stratton has been a fitness instructor teaching for 30 + years, specializing in Senior Fitness and Water Aerobics. She maintains an ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification and an AEA, Aquatic Exercise Certification. Barbara has been married to her husband for 42 years and they have two daughters. She lives in Boring, Oregon on 5 acres and has an older home; their “fixer-upper”.
“I love the outdoors, working in the yard, walking, hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing. I also enjoy making cards (stamping).”