Meet the people that are the heart & soul of the Lyft Fitness Community.

Personal and Team Trainers

Antonia Henry, Helping to demystify nutrition and maximize effort
I grew up playing soccer throughout college and afterwards, I hired a personal trainer who challenged me to compete in bodybuilding. After that I was inspired to begin powerlifting and really enjoyed pushing my body to its limits in a different manner. I’m now taking a break from competing to pursue working with people to demystify nutrition and maximize their time and effort in the gym.
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
As a wife and mother of 2 sons, Anita became certified to teach aerobics back in the late 80’s and has been teaching at this club for over 20 years. In 1999 she achieved her yoga certification through Yogafit Inc. She remains active and passionate about sharing her love of fitness with others.
Ashley Lopez, Group Fitness Coordinator, Dancer, & Contortionist
Ashley López is our group fitness coordinator and regular instructor at Lyft Fitness. She holds certifications through the American Council on Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Johnny G Spinning, Stott Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates, Zumba, Les Mills, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She’s a professional dancer and contortionist and has toured through over 25 countries internationally and has developed her own teacher training program for dancers: Integrated Dance. When not on tour or certifying other instructors, Ashley loves to share her passion for fitness at the club.
Gary Marcum, Resident Boxing Instructor and Toughman Champ
Gary is our resident boxing instructor and has been boxing since 1987. He’s a Golden Gloves boxer, Army boxer, and Toughman Champion. Gary has been instructing over the past 21 years. He also likes to run, lift weights, stretch. He has 3 kids who are outstanding in their sports of baseball, softball, and basketball and also likes the outdoors and enjoys writing. A passionate instructor and boxer, he doesn’t look at boxing as a sport but a way of confronting his self, whether that’s ego or fear.
Jennifer Warren, Group Fitness Instructor and Motivator
Jennifer is an ACE certified group fitness instructor. She has taught group fitness since 1994 and has worked with Olympic Gym since 2000.  She is very passionate about weight training, HIIT training, Pilates, cycling and running. She continues to study and learn new techniques to challenge her students and she strives to improve her personal fitness to motivate others.
Jill Russell, Yoga Instructor and Community Inspirer
Jill has a passionate desire to serve her community through sharing the teachings of yoga and to demonstrate that yoga can be accessible for anyone.  She has been practicing yoga since 2006 and became a RYT 200 (registered yoga teacher 200-hour) in June of 2016. She enjoys teaching a variety of styles of yoga including, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Gentle, and Intro.  She welcomes and supports all levels to her classes.
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).”

Sophia Miller, Yoga Instructor
Sophia Miller completed a 200-hour teacher training program in 2013 with Casey Coda. By combining ingredients from the Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Viniyoga systems, it afforded her a well-rounded snapshot of the depth and breadth of yoga and the positive impact it can have on our modern world through individual transformation. She is currently studying at Epidavros Yoga School, where she will complete her 500 RYT in September of 2020 under lead trainer, Patti Stone E RYT 500, C-IAYT 1000, TIYT, AYS.
“I love teaching lots of different class styles, from Yin, to Aerial, to Hot, to kids
yoga, and everything in between, and welcome opportunities to work more in depth
with clients one on one.”