Lexa Chernin - Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Lexa Chernin [Co-Owner Yoga Secrets] is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor as well as a Yoga and Sanskrit teacher. She discovered through personal experience that big changes can be found by small shifts in daily regimen, diet and herbs. She shares this knowledge in her teachings, trainings and private consultations and hopes to inspire others on their path to wellness.
Elizabeth Gehrt - Yoga
Elizabeth Gehrt [Co-Owner Yoga Secrets, ERYT500, RPYS, AYS] brings over a decade of experience to her teaching which focuses on how yoga can serve each individual to bring about balance and health in body, mind and spirit. Utilizing knowledge and techniques from both the Yogic and Ayurvedic schools, Elizabeth encourages each student to be curious about and committed to using the transformative power that lies within to embody their best selves.
Michelle Vahey - TRX
"Believe in yourself. Take time to become a healthier and happier YOU, doing so will make everyone around you happy too." Michelle’s passion for fitness started at a very young age, as a gymnast and dancer she was always worried about her weight and what to eat, that led her into seeking a Culinary Degree and minor in Nutrition from Johnson and Whales University. Michelle is a Certified Health Coach with IIN (Integrative Institute of Nutrition in New York City), Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) Certified TRX Instructor, Certified Personal and Group Personal trainer with AFFA, a 200 Hr. Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Aqua Fitness Instructor and VBarre Instructor. She is the co-founder and owner of VIDA Performance where she applies all of her passions (studies) in helping others achieve the life they are meant to have. Michelle strongly believes that adding healthy foods, movement (exercise) and purpose to your life, will help you become the Best Version of Yourself.
Abi Pacinelli - BJJ Self Defense
Abi Pacinelli is a multiple time Pan American champion in both Gi and NoGi and Master World Champion. She currently holds the rank of brown belt. Abi is not only a successful competitor, but also a business owner, wife and mother. She travels across the United States to compete, and plans to travel to Europe and Brazil to test her game there. Abi runs a women's program out of Revolution BJJ affiliate of Robson Moura. Abi started training in her mid 30’s and her only regret is not starting sooner.
Tyler Held - Sports Psychology
Tyler is 25 years old with a masters degree in Sports Psychology. As a full time professional groom, she helps manage and prepare international level sport horses for competitions across the globe. A fitness enthusiast in her own right, Tyler keeps a rigorous training schedule of CrossFit and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before and after work and adds in running and yoga when her schedule allows.
Robin Lickliter - SPARKS
Robin serves as CXO at Sparks, a global brand experience agency. She is responsible for directing all aspects of Sparks’ Event division, including client relationship development, business operations and team growth. Sparks’ experiences and activations range in size, scale, scope, audience demographic and industry verticals requiring a diverse team with a variety of talents. People are her passion; Robin prides herself on the ability to create the right teams for brands across many platforms. Robin has over 20 years of agency experience in experiential marketing, PR and advertising. She’s worked with top brands ranging from Google, Budweiser, LEGO, Salesforce, SAP, T-Mobile, TED, YouTube and more. Prior to joining Sparks she worked in a production role at a digital design agency in New York and later a fashion publication. A lover of found objects, fashion, gardening, culinary creations and her family, Robin is passionate about life, human behavior and big ideas. She’s happiest at home in Philadelphia (or enjoying off the grid adventures) with her husband and dog-hter, Margie.
Danielle Hopko - Run Coach TRX Instructor
Danielle Hopko was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. The importance of athletics, fitness and health was instilled in her at an early age. She has participated in a wide variety of sports, including swimming competitively year round, since the age of six. Danielle discovered her love for running later in life, and has since competed in numerous races of all distances, from 5K's to Marathons. She has also competed in a range of triathlon distances, including three 70.3 and a 140.6 full Ironman. As a result, fitness has become a cornerstone in her life. She believes that fitness and health can be fun and exciting and strives to energize and inspire those around her. She passionately challenges others and herself to create and reach health & fitness goals, because at the end of the day it’s all about Fitness, Fun & Friends.
Dr. Brianne Scott PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Runner Health
Dr. Brianne Scott is a physical therapist and endurance sport enthusiast who has been working with endurance athletes for over 10 years. Her physical therapy treatment and coaching philosophy centers on keeping athletes healthy and happy for the life of their running without sacrificing health outside of running.
After running DI cross country and track in college, Brianne went on to compete in various road races and triathlons, including a marathon and several half-ironman events. However, injuries and illness kept her from stringing together any amount of successful training or racing. What she thought was “cutting back” on training was not enough. Fatigue, extreme anxiety, and illness eventually took over and resulted in an inability to continue training.
Through this trialing experience, her own return to health and training, and through treating hundreds of motivated athletes like herself, she has learned the keys to balancing the stressors of life and training. It is her goal to help runners realize they can achieve even greater performances in running and endurance all while staying healthy and happy for a lifetime of movement.
She is now co-found of Omega Project in Wilmington, Delaware and treats runners and endurance athletes through a mix of cutting edge technology and holistic treatment approaches that focus on the fundamentals of health, wellness, and movement.
Instagram - @dr_scott_pt and @omegaprojectpt
Facebook – www.facebook.com/omeprojectpt
Website – www.omegaprojectpt.com
Jenifer Besten - Running Health
Master Personal Trainer HAC
USATF Running Coach
Jen’s specialty is in Competitive Running. She works closely with her coaching clients to help develop their individual running goals. She believes runners must cross train and do sport specific exercises to help prevent injury, especially as they get older. Jenifer has coached many clients from beginner to Boston qualifiers. Her focus is working with the athlete to develop an individualized plan that fits into the person’s life and results in running success.
Jenny Borgwardt - Yoga
Jenny is a yoga teacher and music therapist serving the Kennett Square community and Philadelphia. She teaches a breath-based flow, encouraging students to make the practice their own.
Cara Lehmann - Yoga
Cara Lehmann -ERYT 200 & Reiki Master- has been offering Reiki since 2008 and teaching yoga since 2013. In May of 2015 she completed a 30 hour course in Yin Yoga, which has taught her the beauty of surrender and balance. Cara strives to offer all of her students a nurturing, healing environment which often entails combining the physical stretch with an emotional and energetic one.
Kendi Opdahl - Yoga
Kendi Opdahl, RYT500, is passionate about teaching yoga to anyone who is open to self study. She believes the yoga mat is a sacred space to explore the physical and energetic body, the breath, mind, and spirit. As a life-long student, Kendi continues to learn and grow as an instructor and brings that love of learning and yoga to her students.
Natalie Trait - Pure Barre
Natalie Trait, a long distance runner who competing in The New York City Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon and several others, took to Pure Barre 4 Years ago and hasn’t looked back. Come experience what so many people have come to love about this incredible workout.
Ellen Davies - Self Reflection & Journaling
Ellen Davies has been teaching since 2004 in Kennett Square. She is certified to teach Hatha, Gentle, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, as well as Meditation. She completed her teacher training at The Spirit of Yoga in West Chester, PA, and online with The Kaivalya Yoga Method.
Ellen is a writer and loves teaching writing. She has led Yoga and Writing workshops, which combine yoga poses to unlock creativity with writing exercises to get your story onto the page. Ellen has an MA in English composition from Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught freshman composition and business communication. She writes a blog (With Heart and Humor) and is currently writing a book of meditations.
Dory Graham- Vannais - Holistic Healer
Dory Graham-Vannais, RYT200 & AYS is a professional horse woman who moonlights as a holistic healer. She is a traditionally taught herbalist, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Health Coach. Combining all of these loves brings a joyful variety to her clients, classes, and creations.
Winden S. Rowe, MS, NCC, LPC - THE CENTER FOR CHANGE
Winden Rowe, MS, NCC, LPC maintains a private practice in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania where she works with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Her education, clinical experience, and passionate interest center around the study of and work in the field of stress and trauma. Ms Rowe's approach to securing sustained improvement and recovery for clients dealing with the effects of stress and trauma, centers around linking the biological, psychological, and social implications of traumatic stress and the identified challenge. In addition to counseling, Winden lectures, teaches, and consults in the field. Ms. Rowe has been a guest on a variety of media broadcasts including National Public Radio 'Morning Edition', 'Radio Times' and lectures at Jefferson University in the Community and Trauma Counseling Graduate Program. She works with children, teens, and adults. And loves her work.
Beth Sabia - Physical Therapy
Beth Sabia has been instructing classes in kennett square for 10 years. She is certified in a variety of fitness classes including, kickboxing, bodyCombat, TRX, GRIT and bootcamp.
When she is not working as a physical therapist assist. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as running and going to CrossFit. Beth is a firm believer that strong is beautiful and that exercise should be a daily part of of life to balance health and mind.
Marcy Mackey - THE BUNGALOW
Marcy's experience in the healing arts ranges from practicing and teaching yoga, meditation, reiki, and therapeutic bodywork of numerous types.
Enjoy a sample of the healing bodywork: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports & Injury Rehab, Thai Yoga, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Pre/Post-Natal, Aromatherapy and Crystal Healing, and ASHIATSU; at the Bungalow, a healing space that she opened in the heart of Kennett Square.
At the end of the event, Marcy will bring it all to completion with a light, meditative closing ceremony, connecting us all heart, mind, and spirit!
Jen Opdahl - Owner & Designer at PowerBeads by jen
PowerBeads by jen hosts over 100 boutiques across the country and are featured on QVC and Coldwater Creek catalogs and stores. They are the official bracelet of the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge, Beau Biden Foundation, The Kinney Center for Autism Research, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Cuddle My Kids and The Sonderhouse.
From the ashes come love and inspiration.
After a traumatic cycling accident, a dear friend gave me a beautiful Blessed Mary medal to wear when I ride on the roads to train for my triathlons. I placed this special piece on some gemstone beads and wore it to bring me comfort and calm at all times. It brought me so much relief and renewed my confidence that I made a few bracelets for dear friends that were in need of some positive energy in their lives. Their enthusiasm and serenity was the inspiration to design a line of handmade, unique jewelry that merges the powers of vintage medals that people have prayed and relied upon with natural gemstone beads that have holistic meanings such as healing, forgiveness and calming.
Victoria Inverso and Courtney Harrison - TEXTILE
TEXTILE owners Victoria Inverso and Courtney Harrison opened the doors last November to showcase unseen, ethically made, and female owned contemporary lines. They blend carefully selected designers with one-of-a kind vintage pieces to bring Kennett a fresh take on boutique shopping.
Kara Gibbons - Health Coach
Kara Gibbons is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She has been educating children and adults for the past 20 years. Kara grew up in Massachusetts and has lived in England and California prior to finding her roots more than a decade ago in amazing Kennett Square, PA.
Kara wants YOU to become an expert on YOU. Her passion is creating long-standing, powerful connections with clients, listening and understanding each person’s truth.
Kara has been an athlete all her life, from playing three sports in high school and collegiate-level soccer. She found a love of clean eating and running as one of many modalities of therapy after the loss of her sister to colon cancer. Kara is also a runner; striding the 26 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon and completing more than 10 half marathons across the country. While continuing to explore her own path of health and wellness, Kara discovered her passion and dream job in health coaching.
Through Health Coaching with Kara, you will navigate your mind and align your body to be true to you and exploring what may feel impossible. Kara will help you create new lifestyle and nutritional goals and hold you accountable to the priorities in your life. Once you accept the balances and imbalances in your life, you can then create goals that will allow you to begin to see the beautiful transformations that will happen along the way, as long as you are true to you.
So, what speaks to you today? Bootcamp or yoga? Or both? Journaling or self defense? Meditation or Crossfit? TRX or 5k? Massage or connecting with other women? Eating for health and wellness? Whatever it is, in this moment you are the expert on aligning your body with your mind. It may also be stepping out of your comfort zone and learning something new and all the while supporting UNITE FOR HER.
Kara coaches you to be true to you.
CROSSFIT Kennett Square
“The coaches at CrossFit Kennett Square come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care. Their passion and commitment to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals is what separates us from other gyms. We know every member and their fitness goals, and strive to provide the training, education, support and motivation to meet these goals. As a coaching staff, we are committed to pursuing excellence and pushing you to thrive, not just survive. We are invested in taking care of you and take pride in helping you to enjoy life. We are in the business of getting you prepared for any obstacle or task life may throw at you.”
CFKSQ Head Coach - General Manager / CrossFit Level 2 Trainer / CrossFit Mobility
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CrossFit Level 2 Trainer / CFKSQ Administrative - Membership Coordinator
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