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serving our clients with the highest level of professionalism.

Reception

Erica Blankenship
Erica Blankenship
Olivia Franklin
Olivia Franklin

Olivia has a passion for living a full and healthy life. A yogi at heart, she hopes to become a certified teacher someday! She enjoys a vegan lifestyle, traveling and dance. With a BA in Sociology, she also loves to work with non-profits meeting people from all walks of life.

Maeve McEwen
Maeve McEwen

Maeve McEwen will graduate in the spring from the University of Michigan with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Movement Science, and she hopes to dance professionally with a contemporary/modern company.  Maeve is an advocate for a living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  She has held the position of Body Image Chair for her sorority and was a representative for a health/wellness club on campus.  While she is not dancing, Maeve also enjoys playing the cello, Yoga, teaching/choreographing, and chocolate.

Alex Perion
Alex Perion
Priscilla Livingston
Priscilla Livingston


Personal Training

Marta Scheenstra
Marta Scheenstra

Marta is an ISSA certified personal trainer ready to do what it takes to help you reach your fitness goals! Growing up overweight drove her to seek fitness and nutrition to help lead a healthy and confident lifestyle. While in college she played varsity lacrosse and was part of the equestrian team and running club. She competed at the national level with her horse and has run 3 marathons. After graduating with honors from Calvin College she has been assistant coaching Cross Country and Track at Saline High School and currently loves helping clients lead healthy lifestyles at Vie.

Ashley Tauscher
Ashley Tauscher

Ashley has a passion for helping individuals create lasting positive lifestyle choices that improve both the body and mind. She encourages small steps towards change and uses bodyweight exercises, minimal equipment, interval and circuit training styles to keep workouts fun and efficient. Ashley has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oakland University, and a Master’s degree in Public Health with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and is also a certified TRX small group instructor.

Kate Mulka
Kate Mulka
Kate has a devotion to, and love for fitness, health, and nutrition. She
has been a runner for years, and loves weightlifting, and kickboxing. She
strives to help clients achieve and maintain long-term physical and mental
health. Helping her clients see the joy and empowerment that comes out of
exercising is important to her. Kate has an immense passion for blues and
swing dancing. She loves it because it’s great exercise and allows for
physical artistic expression.

Certifications:
NASM CPT
NASM Nutrition
Red Cross CPR & AED

Abe Colwell
Abe Colwell
Abe earned a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University and loves the challenge of guiding individuals from various backgrounds toward new heights in personal fitness.  As an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Abe uses an array of testing methods and fitness program designs to help clients attain a variety of goals whether it be athletic performance, body composition, flexibility or general conditioning.  Outside of training, you can catch Abe staying active playing hockey, soccer or just about any social team sport!

Certifications:

ACSM (EP-C)

Precision Nutrition-PN1

Red Cross First Aid & AED

Heather Dupuis
Heather Dupuis
Heather is the founder of Vie and is active in every facet of its operations. She brings over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry to the studio having become a certified personal trainer while completing her degreein human kinetics at the University of British Columbia. Heather has competed in numerous adventure races, marathons and road races.

Certifications:
ACSM
NY Pilates
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
ViPR

Lauren Casanova
Lauren Casanova
Lauren received her BS in Architecture at the University of Michigan. Lauren stays active in team athletics, and has participated in the Detroit Marathon and several half marathons. As a Personal Trainer, her goal is to help clients achieve fitness success and fulfillment through fun and fresh work-outs and to help establish health and fitness as an attainable lifestyle choice. “Those who say it cannot be done should not get in the way of the person doing it.”

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
ACSM
Red Cross CPR & AED
NY Pilates
ViPR

Angie Zill
Angie Zill
Athletics have been a part of Angie’s life since an early age. Her experience running Track and Field at the collegiate level and coaching young athletes led her to a career in Personal Training. As an enthusiastic runner, Angie has competed in events from the 5k to the marathon. She believes a positive attitude and a balanced lifestyle are the keys to reaching one’s goals, and she loves helping others find their own success. Angie has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Albion College.

Certifications:
AFAA
Red Cross CPR & AED
RRCA Running Coach
ViPR Certified

Emma Jurado
Emma Jurado

Rain or shine, indoors or out, Emma is enthusiastic about health and wellness. After many years in public service, she believes strongly in the importance of fun and enriching physical activity for every age, skill level, and background.  A high school and college rower, Emma is currently training for her 19th marathon with her dear pals of the Vie Running Beasts and her fearless dog Mighty Mouse. Her new favorite mode of cross training is road biking. Trying to keep up with the Beasts on Bikes is excellent spin class inspiration!  Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government Affairs from Georgetown University and a Masters of Science in Public Administration from Arizona State University. She holds a certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Certifications:

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Johnny G Spinning + SpinPower
Vipr
Red Cross CPR + AED

Acacia Shanklin
Acacia Shanklin
Acacia has has been interested in health and fitness since she was young. From running, basketball , volleyball, to tennis Acacia enjoys participating in a range of activities. Outside of Vie Acacia enjoys working as a photographer.

Certifications:
ACSM
Red Cross CPR & AED

Molly Smith
Molly Smith
It is second nature for Molly to reach out to help others. Her positivity and high energy help her to work and manage reception. Having a lifelong interest in exercise science, Molly graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology with a Bachelor of Science. Molly has found personal training a great way to put her interest for exercise science and high energy to work.

Certifications:
ACSM
ViPR

Chelsea Moryc
Chelsea Moryc
Chelsea has always had a strong passion for fitness and overall health. After high school, she moved to LA to study and work as a professional dancer. There, she began to work at gym where she fell in love with personal training. She began studying under celebrity trainers and earned her certification through NASM. She truly loves what she does!

Her most recent discover in health and wellness has been in massage therapy where she continues to be enthused in spreading health to everyone!

Certifications:
NASM
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga
Barre Intensity
Johnny G Spinning

Elin Walters
Elin Walters
Elin brings a passion for fitness, health, and body awareness to Vie. Her 10 years of experience in Classical Ballet set the stage for a lifetime of fitness and grace. She has been a runner for years, participating in multiple races to keep herself motivated. Elin has a natural love of engaging with people and finds personal training to be the perfect union of fitness and social interactions. While not teaching or training, she is busy buying for and managing Vie Boutique. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Higher Education.

Certifications:
ACE personal trainer
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
ViPR
AED and CPR

Zachary Maghes
Zachary Maghes
Zachary applies scientific knowledge to train athletes and non-athletes alike for the primary goal of improving healthy life styles and athletic performance. Zachary conducts sport-specific and non-sport specific tests, designs and implements safe effective strength training/conditioning programs and provides guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Zachary has a background in Personal Training, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Yoga. He has been training clients and coaching athletes for 15 years. Zacharyís main focus is to assist an individual in reaching their highest potential through empowerment. Zachary holds a Bachelors from Eastern Michigan University in Physical Education (minor: coaching).

Certifications:
NSCA
Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
Red Cross CPR and AED

Melissa Walcott
Melissa Walcott
Melissa has worked as a personal trainer for over 9 years. Melissa specializes in weight loss, sports & conditioning, wellness, and strength training, with a strong emphasis on corrective exercise. She believes a well balanced workout is important for clients to reach their goals in order to remain healthy and injury-free. She has great energy and motivates others to make long-lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

Certifications:
ACE
PTA Global
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
Current training: Pilates


Pilates

With an immense passion for all things design and a great love of fitness, Liz is an Interior Designer at a local firm by day, fitness instructor and student by evening/weekend. She finds that good music and fun help us all get through the challenge of a fitness class.

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
NY Pilates




Donna Collins
Donna Collins
Donna’s love for Pilates has evolved into training other instructors in the discipline at Vie. She lives a healthy lifestyle by eating organic and raw food and exercising daily. Donna is a wife and mother of two.

Certifications:
NY Pilates
Yoga
Barre Intensity
Red Cross & AED CPR
AFAA
ViPR

Lisa Huddleson
Lisa Huddleson
Cindy Pohlman
Cindy Pohlman
Cindy received her Masters of Education from the University of Michigan and is certified by the U.S.P.A. as an Authentic Pilates, 3rd generation instructor. As a private Pilates instructor, she incorporates her background of health and fitness in designing workouts that focus on strengthening the core as it relates to body alignment and injury prevention. She is convinced that Pilates is the key to maintaining strength, balance, and grace as we age. When she’s not training, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Certifications:
NY Pilates

Leslie Sapp
Leslie Sapp
Leslie believes fitness needs to be a priority for everyone. It is the most positive thing you can do for yourself, and the benefits you reap spill over into every aspect of your life. As a runner, with three marathons under her belt, setting and attaining goals is second nature to her. Leslie’s mission is to fuel each client’s passion for fitness with programs that are challenging, effective and full of variety.

Certifications:
Stott Pilates
Barre Intensity
ViPR
Red Cross CPR & AED

Melissa Walcott
Melissa Walcott
Melissa has worked as a personal trainer for over 9 years. Melissa specializes in weight loss, sports & conditioning, wellness, and strength training, with a strong emphasis on corrective exercise. She believes a well balanced workout is important for clients to reach their goals in order to remain healthy and injury-free. She has great energy and motivates others to make long-lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

Certifications:
ACE
PTA Global
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
Current training: Pilates

Patty Kersch
Patty Kersch
Patty believes strongly in the power of physical exercise for the body and mind. She loves to teach Barre for it’s efficiency in building strength and flexibility while having fun! She is equally passionate about the profound benefits of Pilates and loves how the mind and body work together to achieve coordination, endurance, and improved posture. She is an avid runner and outdoor cyclist and (in the warmer months) stand-up paddle boarder. Patty brings energy and enthusiasm to her teaching, and is thrilled to be a part of the inspiring team at Vie!

Certifications:
Barre Intensity
NY Pilates

Jessica Hoard
Jessica Hoard
Jessica considers herself to be a very active person; active in fitness, work and life. A few years ago, Jessica discovered a passion for indoor cycling and the emotional and physical changes that it brought to herself and her students! In addition to spinning, she loves running outside, pilates, and barre. She hold a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University.

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
NY Pilates
Red Cross CPR & AED

Brooke Tomlin
Brooke Tomlin

Classes

Ronda Guimond
Ronda Guimond
Ronda started practicing yoga in 2009 after running numerous half and full marathons as a way to supplement her overall workout routine. She was focused primarily on the physical benefits of yoga and how it challenged her body. But after a severe humeral fracture resulting in hand surgery and restricted movements often taken for granted, she realized her physical body is not what makes her strong. It is finding patience and choosing how to react to challenges. Yoga elicits both of these personal disciplines. She trained under the tutelage of yogis with 20 years of experience in Ashtanga to become a RYS 200 certified yoga teacher.  She is a member of Yoga Alliance.  She has completed Classical 8 Limbed Path of Ashtanga Yoga with in-person instruction by world-renowned yogi Beryl Bender Birch, who studied with Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga.  She teaches primary series, Yoga Flow, and Vinyasa classes – all of which are under the Ashtanga style of yoga – and she has over 150 hours of teaching experience.  She has attended various workshops on Yin, meditation, yoga nidra, and adjustments.

 

Certifications:
RYT 200

Scott Haber
Scott Haber

Scott has had a passion for fitness and living an active lifestyle from a young age. He has practiced many different forms of activity, including weightlifting, long distance running, calisthenics, yoga, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Scott was a competitive tennis and baseball player in high school, and continues to play whenever possible.  Scott is especially passionate about yoga, meditation, and any outdoor activity. He has done several meditation retreats, and teaches mindfulness to local organizations and fitness centers.  He believes that in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being, there should be a balanced approach at both physical and mental health. Scott thinks that we not only need to workout our physical bodies, but we also need to workout our minds in order to maintain good mental hygiene. He holds certifications in NASM, CPR and is training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Scott is currently a Masters student in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan.

Stan Bradbury
Stan Bradbury
Stan has been teaching spinning for over 10 years after knee surgeries forced him to retire from running and volleyball.  He returned to Michigan recently after many years living in California but still prefers riding his bicycle as much as possible – even in the winter.  He knows that indoor cycling translates to the open road after completing a 100 km bike race in Mexico for the seven-day AIDS/Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.  He enjoys teaching group fitness and developing a sense of community in his classes that helps keep clients motivated.  His classes feature popular music and a philosophy that a serious workout should be fun.

 

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
American Heart Association CPR and AED
Pro First Aid

Caitlin Shneider
Caitlin Shneider
Caitlin is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She fell in love with spin while in Manhattan two summers ago and has been teaching ever since. She has a deep-rooted passion for health and fitness, and she seeks to inspire the same passion in others. Beyond spin, Caitlin loves to stay active by kickboxing, running, and playing lacrosse.
Certifications:
Spinning
Red Cross CPR/AED
Annie Rubin
Annie Rubin
Annie brings a wealth of training and education to Vie. In addition to teaching classes, she is the Fitness Director for the MPSA Crush Soccer Academy, and works with selected teams at Ann Arbor Greenhills, Pioneer and Huron high school sports teams doing athletic training and ACL Injury prevention. She has certificates in Designing Interval Training Programs, Advanced Strength Training, and Women, Exercise, and Metabolism, in addition to taking Masters level courses in Physiology and Educational Psychology.

Certifications:
ACE
Johnny G Spinning
Barre Intensity
Positive Psychology for Health and Fitness Professionals
Sports Nutrition
Strength Training for Young Athletes

Cindy Liao
Cindy Liao
Cindy fell in love with group fitness while attending the University of  Pennsylvania. She loves teaching at Vie because of her passion in health and fitness. She is committed to helping her clients create a body that matches what they are up to in life. What is most important to Cindy is how safe, effective, and fun a workout is. Cindy believes that living an active lifestyle not only transforms your body but it carries over to all aspects of life building mental toughness and confidence.

Certifications:
Barre Intensity
Body Pump
Body Combat

Katherine Peretick
Katherine Peretick
Katherine believes that regular exercise really can transform one’s life, and she strives to provide that opportunity in a fun format with a positive attitude and a little encouragement. As a rowing coach for 10 years, she has a deep understanding for both the physical and psychological side of training and understands the challenge and reward of individual motivation. She has a passion for both indoor and outdoor cycling, competing regularly in triathlons and group rides. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and now works at a local startup company developing a fuel-free energy storage system.

Certifications:
Spinning
Red Cross CPR and AED

Paige Kyle
Paige Kyle
Paige received her BS in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. Paige is now at the University of Michigan pursuing her master’s degree in Public Health, Human Nutrition & Dietetics. During her time in Colorado, she fell in love with personal training and instructing group fitness classes. Training for long distance cycling rides and triathlons has been a passion of hers, and she enjoys incorporating these principles into her class designs at Vie. She believes that engaging in routine exercise goes beyond an individual’s weight status. Maintaining long-term physical and mental health is invaluable. Paige emphasizes that there is no “quick-fix”, and will always encourage her clients to find something that they enjoy, and can realistically adopt as a lifestyle.

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
ViPR

Kelly Davis
Kelly Davis
Kelly came from Maine to Ann Arbor to receive her degree from UofM. She  loved it so much she stayed! Kelly believes in minimum time and maximum effort- a great workout can happen in 50 minutes. When not teaching Spin she loves to ride her bike outside.

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning
AFAA group exercise
CPR/AED and first aid

Maia Farrar
Maia Farrar
Maia is a doctoral student in English at the University of Michigan and a former National Team athlete, having competed at World Championships and Junior Olympics for Kayaking. She has a passion for all forms of fitness and athletics, and is excited about sharing that at Vie. She came to Spinning 3 years ago and fell in love! She tries to keep workouts fun and challenging as the best way to meet fitness and health goals.

Certifications:
Johnny G Spinning

Brooke Tomlin
Brooke Tomlin
Alexandria Strother
Alexandria Strother
Certifications
Barre Intensity
Red Cross AED and CPR

Spa

Breann Mulligan
Breann Mulligan

Breann has always had a love for health, beauty, and fitness. Growing up with three sisters meant days of dress up, mixing different products together for face masks on girls night, and prepping each other for proms, senior pictures and weddings. Although she may seem like a “girly girl” in her spa environment she also enjoys playing sports, being on the lake in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter. Her love for esthetics was sparked after experiencing an Eminence facial and from that moment she knew it was something she would passionate about doing every day. She attended the Douglas J. Aveda Institute and graduated with her Esthetician license, and is continually educating herself in all things in the health and beauty industries. She strives to help her clients leave relaxed and knowledgeable on how to achieve healthy looking skin at home.




Peri Revnell
Peri Revnell
Peri is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. Her calm demeanor lends itself to a relaxing massage experience.

Certifications in Massage:
Relaxation
Deep Tissue
Myofascial
Hot Stone
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

Chelsea Moryc
Chelsea Moryc
Chelsea has always had a strong passion for fitness and overall health. After high school, she moved to LA to study and work as a professional dancer. There, she began to work at gym where she fell in love with personal training. She began studying under celebrity trainers and earned her certification through NASM. She truly loves what she does!

Her most recent discover in health and wellness has been in massage therapy where she continues to be enthused in spreading health to everyone!

Certifications:
NASM
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga
Barre Intensity
Johnny G Spinning

Sarah Dovin
Sarah Dovin

Sarah is a licensed Cosmetologist, and has been a practicing Esthetician for 13 years. She is constantly educating herself on current trends and new products to provide clients with the best experience and results possible. She is truly passionate about what she does, and makes sure you leave Vie glowing!

Kirby Smith
Kirby Smith
Kirby fell in love with body work several years ago and decided to fulfill her love for it by becoming a massage therapist. She is passionate about massage as she believes in the healing power of touch and using specific work to help acute as well as chronic pain issues. She believes the parasympathetic system is crucial in aiding the body’s ability to naturally fight of disease and stress.

Certifications:
Neuromuscular Therapy
Swedish Massage
Myofacial Release
CPR

Nutrition

Beth Cotter
Beth Cotter

Beth is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, focusing on Human Nutrition and Dietetics, with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Notre Dame. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, she has found nutrition as a route to apply her passion of supporting and empowering people to liberate their authentic selves. Beth provides nutrition counseling at Vie and practices a holistic approach to dietary patterns and nutrition counseling. Beth believes that everyone has a unique relationship with food, and supports clients in getting in touch with their inner cues through the introduction to concepts of balanced eating, mindful eating, and intuitive eating. Outside of Vie, Beth works as a Dietitian at the Inner Door Center, a yoga-based eating disorder and substance use disorder treatment center, where she provides nutrition education, meal-planning and support to clients in both individual and group settings.

Lara Kross
Lara Kross

Lara graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree

in Psychology and a minor in Nutrition.  She completed her Masters degree in

Clinical Nutrition at New York University.  She has had over 10 years of experience

working in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting, counseling both adult and

pediatric patients on a variety of nutrition needs including weight management,

cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and maternal and infant nutrition.  In

addition, she has been consulting for Vie since 2008, helping clients to achieve their

personal nutrition goals.  She enjoys working with clients to create healthy and

realistic lifestyle changes using a non-diet approach to eating. Lara is an active

member of the American Dietetic Association and the Michigan Academy of

Nutrition and Dietetics.