Our Team

 
Best Napa Valley Personal Trainer

DONAVAN ALMOND, CEO
CSCS, ACSM 

Donavan was voted best personal trainer in Napa Valley by North Bay Bohemian and is one of wine country's most sought after fitness professionals. As Owner and CEO of Donavan's Wellness Solutions he provides fitness & wellness coaching, nutrition support, residential & commercial gym design, as well as consulting with award winning hotel brands.

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JACQI ALMOND, CMO
SPIN, CIRCUIT 

Jacqi's has over 15 year experience in marketing, the majority of that working with luxury hotel brands and fitness related businesses. Her fitness instructor experience began 10 years ago at Velocity Sports Performance where she provided strength and conditioning workouts to young, high school and college level athletes. 

 
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CASEY MILLER
director of Programming
CSCS, NSCA

Casey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and fitness professional with over 5 years of experience at Napa Valley’s top fitness studios. Casey also has multiple certifications for group training and fitness.  She finds herself an expert in pre, post, and seasonal training for athletes.

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JEN JAIA
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS-CALISTOGA FIT
Lead Yoga Instructor

Jennifer has been teaching Hatha yoga for the past 8 years. She studied with many teachers, the most influential being Shiva Rea. Jennifer seeks to provide balanced and creative class with emphasis on the eight limbs of yoga.

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LINDA BURQUEZ
Director of recruitment & Instructor DEvelopment
PILATES, TRX, D.M.Q

Drawing from 20 years experience, Linda offers private Pilates equipment training, personal  strength training and medical qigong classes and teacher certifications. The breadth and depth of her experience allows her to customize private sessions and small group training to the unique needs of her clients.

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MICHAEL SKALLA
Sales & Member Relations
AQUA, SPIN & TENNIS

Michael is a certified personal trainer, aqua instructor and tennis pro. He leads a high energy water aerobics class for both Calistoga Fit and the City of Calistoga.  When he is not teaching poolside he can be found on the tennis court teaching conditioning or leading one of our spin classes. 

 
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JORDAN BEHRMAN
YOGA INSTRUCTOR

After practicing therapeutic yoga for over 10 years, Jordan received her RYT200 in 2014. She recently received her Relax & Renew Certification with restorative yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T. She aims to help others find mental, emotional, and physical improvement in their lives through Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Prenatal Yoga.

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MARIA COGGIOLA
YOGA

Maria became certified as an instructor through YogaWell of San Diego, while earning her Master's degree in education. She is proficient in several disciplines of yoga and also cross trains to gain a more balanced workout regimen. Regardless of your experience level, you will stretch, strengthen, and gain muscle awareness in her classes. 

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DENISE HENQUET SPRENGERS
PILATES

Denise has been teaching mat pilates for over 15 years. After traveling the world for Stott Pilates certification and workshops, Denise emphasizes on alignment in her positive upbeat classes. Passionate to transform your mind, body and life to become a better athlete, a happier version of yourself and to find your strength, balance and flexibility.

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PILAR CASO
YOGA

Pilar is a certified Baptiste yoga instructor. She teaches this style of yoga to inspire, encourage, and help others get in touch with who they really are. This style is not rigid, but intuitive. I encourage my students to find the balance, strength, and clarity within. 

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Mia Johnson
PILATES, TRX

Mia got her certification as a Yoga Sculpt instructor through CorePower of Minneapolis. Yoga has helped her find her true self and what is most important to her. Challenging the body, finding the edge and respecting the body’s limits. Her classes are high pace, and guaranteed to make you sweat and you will leave feeling refreshed!

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Helen McGee
Yoga, Barre

Helen completed her Teacher Training program with Erich Schiffmann and has done Advanced studies in Anusara with John Friend, Viniyoga with Sri T.K.V. Desikachar and Power yoga with Bryan Kest.  Helen joyfully blends these styles into a Vinyasa Flow practice that improves flexibility, strength and awareness. 

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LIESE SCHNEIDER
PILATES, TRX

Liese is a senior Pilates Instructor, Holistic Health Counselor, Rehabilitation Specialist, TRX trainer. My approach is one of balance:  Fitness is a foundation that when aligned with our own everyday rhythms creates authentic health.

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LESLIE TIPPELL
Yoga, Bootcamp

Leslie has taught yoga for 10 years and studied with renowned teacher Sianna Sherman in San Francisco.  Holding a Psychology degree from UCI, she realizes the profound effect Yoga has on healing the body as well as the mind.  Her classes flow through strong sequences linking breath and movement to build strength, flexibility and balance.

 
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RIKKI WICKMAN
SPIN

Rikki's prior experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the Army Reserves has influnenced her style as a spin instructor. With a focus on self-improvement and steady progression, her classes incorporate elements of H.I.I.T, tabata, and resistance drills. 

 

NOEMY ZAVALETA
BOOTCAMP, MYZONE

Noemy is a crossfit, bootcamp, hiking, volleyball and long distance running fanatic. She received her degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2010. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer certificate and brings her enthusiasm for high intensity circuit training and 4 years of crossfit experience to all the members of the community.

Carolena Coley
Yoga

Carolena is a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor. She began her yoga journey in 2008 while
studying to become a mental health therapist. As a therapist and yoga instructor she shares the
gift of yoga and all that yoga encompasses with a focus on mental and physical well being.  Her yoga teacher
training is in ViniYoga under the work of Gary Kraftsow.

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MICAELA SCARPULLA
PERSONAL TRAINER, NASM
SPIN, FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Micaela is a professional wellness coach, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritionist. She holds a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science/Dietetics and completed a fellowship in nutrition at UCSF. She is certified by NASM, TRX Suspension Training, and Mad Dogg Cycling. Additionally, she completed training as a Corporate Athlete ® Facilitator at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute to teach the Corporate Athlete course.