OUR TEAM

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.
Damon King, Head trainer of IN THE ZONE Fitness
He has been involved in sports his whole life, starting with basketball at the age of 3 then moved on to football and other sports during school to playing basketball in college and eventually made a career of playing professional basketball internationally. He has a deep understanding and passion for sports, fitness, and training which has helped him create a structure with his own physical fitness. When not training hard you can find him indulging in a good book, watching movies or spending quality time with his son.
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
Tracy has been a fitness trainer since February of 2018 and absolutely loves it! She has been working out regularly for 4 years and has learned her passion in life is to help people and make them feel more comfortable with themselves. She grew up in Gresham and hopes to one day open her own gym!

GROUP FITNESS AND YOGA INSTRUCTORS

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.
Annaliesje Trees, Group Fitness is my Life
Annaliesje is so happy to be now teaching at Olympic Gym.  She has always been involved in fitness. Her mother started Aerobics in 1972 in Boise, Idaho.  Annaliesje is certified to teach Step, Cycle, Strength Training, Pilates, Aqua, Boot Camp, and Power Circuit. She also has experience as a Dental Assistant, Actress, Model and Tour Guide, which has helped her become a fitness instructor that can relate to people.  She is currently studying for her ACE Personal Training Certification and Exam. She loves helping people get fit. Fitness can be fun..come and try a class! “Group Fitness is my life! I absolutely love it!”
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.
Daprice McGuiness, Group Fitness and Pilates Enthusiast
Daprice is a STOTT PILATES certified instructor with Total Barre training. Daprice found Pilates after her second spinal surgery. Along with decreased pain, she felt the benefits of increased mobility, flexibility, and strength, and knew she would be doing Pilates the rest of her life. Daprice enjoys hiking, dancing and trying new restaurants with her husband.
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.
Heather Powers, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Lover of Movement
Heather is a lover of movement in all forms. She explores this passion through being a dancer, personal trainer (NASM), Pilates, yoga, barre & fitness instructor. Heather is an expert instructor, where you can expect an emphasis on form and a deeper awareness of the body.
Janessa, Resident Zumba Instructor and Dancer at Heart
Janessa is our resident Zumba instructor! Janessa lost 30 pounds doing Zumba! Dancing has helped her through some of life’s challenges, and she loves how fun and accessible the format is. She became an instructor because she wanted to share her joy with others. All you need to do well in Zumba is the heart of a dancer.
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.
Justice Knepp, Yoga Instructor specializing in seniors and disabilities
Justice Knepp earned her 200-HR certification at unfold studio in Portland, Oregon. She has completed 320 hours of continuing education for Restorative Yoga from Aura Wellness Center. Justice has received certifications for Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga from Yoga to You, Children’s Yoga from Yoga Playgrounds, and Adaptive Yoga from Mind Body Solutions. She specializes in teaching seniors and people with disabilities. She enjoys teaching gentle and restorative classes.
Kelly Carsley, Yoga Instructor with 500-hr certification
Kelly Carsley has been teaching yoga for nearly 10 years. Styles ranging from Gentle, Restorative, Yin, Flow, Hot Yoga and even Aerial Yoga. She has her 500 hr certification as a background in trauma-informed brain sensitive yoga. Kelly is currently working to be an internationally certified yoga therapist.  Expect classes with Kelly to be taught in accordance with the seasons. She often states that there’s a reason we do what we do and when. She keeps in mind the seasonal practices and stays in alignment with Ayurveda (sister science of yoga and also the traditional Chinese medicine chart.)

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