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Kelley Atlee

Barre Instructor

Kelley Atlee has been dancing for over 40 years.

She was a long-time student and graduate of the LaPierre School of dance in Reading, where she studied under the direction of Margaret LaPierre in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical.

She was a 1989 graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and received the Marjorie Duff ballet Scholarship.

She studied dance at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent her summers at José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA and Jeanette Neill dance studio.

After graduating college she returned to the LaPierre School of Dance where she taught p re-dance, technique in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and beginner classes for adults.

Kelley has certifications through the Dance Teachers club of Boston, CORE BARRE™, and AIS-Active Isolated Stretching (THE MATTES METHOD).

She has spent the last seven years teaching Barre and Ballet throughout the seacoast. While most of her time is spent raising her three daughters, she adores her THRiVE for Women "Family" and always strives to keep her classes fresh and light-hearted!

Diane Attenborough

Pilates Instructor

Diane has been teaching a variety of fitness classes since 1988 including pilates, body sculpt, and step.

She came to THRiVE just to check it out two weeks after the club opened in 2006, and loved the vibe. She's been teaching step and pilates at THRiVE ever since, and has been a certified Stott Pilates instructor since 2004.

Diane has been a full time physical therapist for 32 years in orthopedics, and is happily married with two daughters. She enjoys cycling, hiking, and skiing in her free time.

Barbara Bergeron

Shape Your Body, and Strength & Toning Instructor

After being home full time with her young daughters for several years, Barbara returned to teaching three years ago as an AFAA Certified Instructor. With a passion for high intensity interval training, Barbara will provide you with challenging workouts every single class to get you working to your optimal performance level!

Join her on Tuesdays at 10:20am for Shape Your Body and Fridays at 10:15am for Strength and Toning. You'll be so glad you did!

Caroline Blonski

Personal Trainer

Caroline loves leading others to enjoy the benefits of exercise as she sees it—feeling your best to get the most out of life.

The Brentwood mother of three has been teaching group classes at THRiVE since 2006, and has offered personal training since 2014.

Caroline is Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She leads up to 12 group fitness classes per week, including Cardio-based HIT training, Step, Kickboxing, Pilates, Yoga, Cycle, Aqua, and Strength classes.

As a trainer, Caroline develops a safe experience for each participant by creating uplifting and appropriate exercises and movement, demonstrating and supervising correct body mechanics and correct use of exercise equipment.

Through small group training and the Weight Loss Challenge, Caroline aims to educate, mentor, monitor, and motivate women in safe exercise practices, leading them to life-long healthy lifestyle changes. These include exercise testing, disease management, physician prescription and safe progression.

She has published articles on wellness and exercise, working alongside physicians.

Caroline is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT and the University of Ulster in Belfast, N. Ireland. She volunteers as a Wellness Educator and mentor at New Hampshire State Prison for Women. She loves the culture at THRiVE. “Thrive will always be my ‘home away from home.’ It is a place of serenity that has brought out the best in me and I hope that I have brought that same gift to everyone I work with.”

Kathleen Boyd

(Instructor bio coming soon.)

Rosemary Bradley

Rose has been teaching the early morning cycle classes at THRiVE for 10 years. She also teaches on the Saturday rotation.

She is certified in Madd Dog Spin, and Les Mills RPM. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer. "The members keep me coming back!"

Vanessa Brown

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Cheryl Constantini

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Priscilla Despres

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Suzanne Dunn

Step Instructor, Personal Trainer

Suzanne Dunn has always been an athlete, so taking the step to become a group fitness instructor seemed like a natural move.

“Once I graduated high school, I took a certification to become a group aerobics instructor,” she says. “From there, it just escalated into personal training, health coaching, and a certified running coach.”

The Exeter resident has been training clients at THRiVE since 2008, where she also teaches Step Aerobics, Bosu, Strength, Cardio Mix, and Couch to 5k.

Suzanne follows a simple, but sustainable, approach with personal training clients: Eat. Move. Live. “Eat, to nourish your body with vital nutrients. Move, to be ready and able to walk, run, jump, and play. Live, to break to the chains of disease, obesity, stress, and fatigue. Everyone needs to learn what to eat so, they can move, and so they can live.”

Suzanne has several group fitness certifications, as well as advanced degrees in nutritional counseling and health coaching.

Suzanne tells new clients that fitness has many moving parts including cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. “They all count towards a stronger body and mind. Start slowly, minimizing injury and avoiding loss of motivation, until you are properly familiar with all the moving parts,” she says. “it is the small steps that will lead you to success. Don’t try to overhaul your entire life at once. Every step is progress.”

Suzanne describes THRiVE as an extremely welcoming fitness community with its members’ best interests at heart. “It’s women helping women to become greater than they ever imagined. You can’t get better than that.”

June Dunne

Step, Strength, Yoga, and Pilates Instructor

June has 28 years in the fitness industry. She loves sharing all the education she has been privileged to receive, whether it’s cardio, in the form of dance, step, drills, or the flow of a pilates, barre, or yoga class. June also is interested in nutrition, cooking (especially plant based), mindfulness and meditation, natural movement, being outdoors! NASM certified group and personal trainer 500-hour level yoga teacher, and is Barre-certified PIYO certified.

Debbie Dupont

Cycle and Strength Instructor

I have been motivating people on their fitness journeys since 2007 when I became certified in Les Mills Bodypump and RPM. Since then, being an instructor has challenged me to become more flexible in my teaching formats, which allows me to guide all levels of participants.

I enjoy working out when not teaching, especially biking outdoors. I participate in sprint triathlons annually to keep my own personal goals in check! I am also a huge New England Patriots fan, so Sundays are for football with my family!

Jessica Gutstein

Barre fusion and yoga instructor

Jessica Gutstein has been practicing yoga since 2002 and began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in the Boston area in 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification.

Jessica has practiced multiple forms of yoga and has had the extraordinary opportunity to learn from teachers in several locations around the world.

As a competitive athlete for most of her life, she found that yoga helped her find balance in a nurturing environment and was initially drawn to yoga for it’s therapeutic benefits.

After becoming Barre certified in 2017, Jessica found that both yoga and barre enhanced the powerful connection between mind and body. Her Barre Fusion classes bring together the synergistic elements of both modalities to provide a unique and challenging environment for all participants.

Leila Hanna

Step and Cardio Instructor

(Instructor bio coming soon.)

Kiira Harvey

Personal Trainer

Becoming a personal training and fitness instructor found Kiira Harvey almost by accident. She came to THRiVE as a member and loved all the classes, especially cycle, that she decided to become a certified instructor.

“It was amazing,” she says. “Shortly after joining, I became certified to teach Spinning. I loved motivating women in the classes, so I went for another certification in strength and from there, becoming a trainer just felt right, so I went all in.” That was several years ago, and Kiira is now certified through the National Academy of Sports medicine (MASM) and offers private and semi-private personal training at THRiVE.

She is also a 200-hour trained yoga teacher, and instructs Core Power and LiFT LiKE a GiRL. Her approach to personal training is simple. “Form over failure. Fuel your body and do not feed the disease.”

She recognizes that each of her clients require and individual approach. “Each person is different and has their own struggles, past, hurdles ahead and journey to set forth on,” she says. “I am here to be by their side with sound advice, and to support them in any way necessary.”

Kiira points to the community and caring environment at Thrive as a supportive place for women to belong. “If you are not there for a few days, people notice. If you are in need of a hug, there are open arms,” she says. “If you need encouragement, we will rally for you. You are never alone.”

Carrie Hill

Cycle and Strength Instructor

Carrie’s passion and success in running and triathlon led her to a career in the fitness industry. Carrie is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor and specializes in cycling.

She is the mom of two girls, with another baby due in February 2019. Balancing life can be difficult but Carrie believes that finding time for your health is very important and a great example for family and others.

Carrie is officially certified in ISSA Personal Training, ACE Group Fitness, and Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid.

Daniela Kulik

Yoga and Yoga Fusion Instructor

Daniela is a CYT350 certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher, E-CYT500 certified Classical Yoga Teacher, Y12SR certified 12-Step Recovery Yoga Teacher, certified Children's Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master with more than 25 years of teaching experience.

Daniela is always motivated to empower people going through life’s transitions with spiritual understanding and practical tools, to make life richer, easier, and more meaningful. She infuses all of her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and EASE. Her seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit creates inspiring classes and a deep healing experience.

Megan Loosigian

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Rebecca MacDougall

Boxing and cycle instructor

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Cortney Denine Marshall

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Julia McPhee

Cycle Instructor

I moved to Exeter over three years ago with a background in athletics and a spin certification.

As a "stay at home mom" at the time, I was eager to continue teaching so I decided to stop by THRiVE to see if they were looking for instructors. Cindy and Paula were so welcoming and supportive! Cindy immediately incorporated me into the cycle teaching rotation and my youngest son joined the childcare room.

I continue to teach cycle classes on Saturdays and enjoy the warm, supportive environment at THRiVE. Every member is there to do their best and achieve their goals. It is a judgement free, fun and supportive environment.

The goal for my classes is for every individual to challenge themselves and leave feeling like they worked their hardest. My fitness tip is to establish a routine based on what works for you! Do you enjoy working out in the mornings, lunchtime or afternoon? What forms of exercise leave you the happiest and most rejuvenated? Set realistic goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them!

My final tip is to have a positive mindset when approaching exercise - tell yourself you CAN and you WILL. Remember, you can always do more than you think you can!

Holly Moccia

Strength Instructor and Personal Trainer

Holly Moccia has been THRiVE since 2016, and loves the welcoming culture at the women’s fitness club. “As soon as I walk in the door it feels like family,” she says. “The members and staff are all wonderful people.”

The 37-year-old Newmarket resident became a personal trainer in 2012, due to her desire to help people attain their goals and live a healthy life. “I knew that I had personally benefitted tremendously in my life from exercise and wanted to share that with others,” says Holly.

Exercise and fitness in Holly’s own life has included competing in a figure competition in 2015, as well as physique challenges. In addition to working with clients in a personal training setting, Holly teaches TRX small group classes, Functional Fitness, and served as a trainer for Thrive’s Heart Rate Weight Loss Challenge. She has also been a functional coach since 2012.

Holly stresses to her clients that they can always do more than they think they can. “Mind over matter,” she says. “I believe anyone can work towards being better than they were yesterday, no matter what age.”

When she begins working with a new client, Holly encourages them to celebrate the journey. “You can this. Your only competition should be you,” she says. “Keep working little by little every day and you will see results. Patience and persistence is key.”

Hiro Morris

WERQ Instructor

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Kimberly Motter-McCaffrey

Cycle, strength, and pilates instructor

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Amanda Newbury

Barre Instructor

Amanda Newbury has been teaching barre and Mommy and Me Barre since 2016, and Cycle since 2014 (certified at Spinning in Boston, MA) at several locations on the Seacoast.

Certified in C-Method Barre by Cally Wickson in North Andover, MA, her lifelong passion for fitness has proven to be a solid foundation for teaching barre. She loves taking her students to the brink of their ability at the barre while working out with their little ones, and socializing with other moms!

She loves barre because of how empowering it is, and how it is modifiable for all ages and stages of postpartum. Not only does she enjoy teaching barre, her passion is on the bike, creating upbeat playlists for the classes she teaches. “I love getting lost in the beat of the music, while watching my riders challenge themselves.”

Her joy for working at THRiVE comes from the passion that the members have for their workouts, and the community that has been created.

Robyn Pagluica

Barre Instructor

Robyn grew up playing sports in New York, and became a fitness enthusiast in her adult life when she joined an early morning boot camp while living in San Francisco after college. She fell in love with the camaraderie of her workout buddies, and the fact that everyone was crazy enough to get up at 5am to get a workout in!

After years of doing boot camp classes, she pinched a nerve in her neck, so tried Barre classes, figuring it would be low intensity. She instantly fell in love with the challenging workout, and after a year of taking classes, she was teaching them.

She enjoys making playlists and using the music to up the intensity or slow it down – the flow of her classes are challenging, but just when you think you won’t get a break, you get to stretch and it feels like the best stretch ever.

Robyn teaches Barre at THRiVE, and is certified in Rasamaya Barre, Boston Body Pilates, and CPR.

Angela Petrigni

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Kristen Power

Yoga Instructor

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Sarah Ramsay

Pilates Instructor

Sarah originally became interested in pilates after her pregnancy, when she was looking to regain core strength, as well as build longer, leaner muscles, enhance my compromised alignment, and focus on developing mind-body awareness.

After years of commitment, she restored these facets of health through devoted mind body work in Diane Attenborough’s pilates classes, as well as other phenomenal exercise classes at THRiVE, and with the support of childcare and staff at THRiVE.

Thereafter she began a new career path in becoming a STOTT Pilates instructor. Through Northeast Pilates in Manchester-by-the-Sea, an award winning licensed training center, she begin an intensive instructor training program, and at the end received her Matwork certification. All of this was enhanced by her Master's in Education, dance background and continuous work toward mind body health.

Sarah constantly strives to find ways to help people reach personal goals toward health. Pilates is a foundation to all exercise; building core strength, pelvic and scapula stabilization, long lean muscles, body alignment, posture and flexibility.

Pilates is for everyone; those returning from rehabilitation, beginners, to elite athletes. Come try a Pilates class, a semi- private or private session. Sarah will work with you to create a body that feels aligned, lengthened, toned, flexible, stabilized and mobilized, with renewed mind body awareness and energy!

Melanie Riley

Cardio and Cycle Instructor

Melanie is an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor. Being a POUND Pro and an indoor cycling instructor are two of her greatest joys! More than almost anything, she's passionate about helping and empowering women to be the best versions of themselves.

She is a mother to three busy boys and three step-children with a desk job as a Performance Analyst in Boston for 18 years.

"Fitness is my outlet! I also have a wonderful fitness and health business with my husband, and am thrilled to be able to help women achieve their dreams."

Dana Rossignol

TurboKick, Pilates Yoga, and Strength Instructor. Personal Trainer.

Dana Rossignol's own weight loss journey led to her current work as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at THRiVE.

"Several years ago, I lost a substantial amount of weight and decided that I wanted to enter the world of health and wellness to help others. I understand how hard starting and staying committed to that journey can be."

Dana, a Newmarket resident, has been with THRiVE for over five years. In addition to personal training, she also teaches PiYo, TurboKick, Intervals, and Strength training.

“My goal, as an instructor, and trainer, is to help you set reasonable and attainable goals with a sustainable plan,” Dana says. “I provide support, motivation, and direction, so that you do not feel alone.”

Dana is also a certified NCCPT personal trainer, certified Weight Management Specialist, Certified Medical Assistant, certified instructor, coach, runner, and mother of boys.

“I take a whole body approach, because there are so many areas that should be factored into your plan,” she says. “My experience in the medical field also helps when dealing with unique medical needs.”

The hardest part of starting a fitness routine can be taking the first step. “THRiVE provides an incredibly welcoming and supportive environment. We are with you. We want you to succeed. You aren’t just another face in the crowd here. We will celebrate your victories with you,” she says. “It’s time to set that initial goal and make a plan.”

Caroline Ruhm

Zumba Instructor

Caroline has been teaching Zumba for the last 10 years. “It has changed my life,” she says. I get to share the love of dance and music with my students.”

Zumba is a feel-good workout, a dance fitness class that incorporates Latin rhythms, including salsa and merengue, as well as belly dancing and swing, just to name a few.

When you are dancing and having fun, it doesn’t feel like a normal workout. Zumba puts you right in the moment, and that is a wonderful thing.

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Amy Scribner

Amy Scribner’s passion for and approach to overall health and functional movement has brought her from a Classical Pilates instructor to a Certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach. She studied with Pilates Sports Center, out of Los Angeles, CA. as well as the Pilates Method Alliance.

Amy trained in Boston with ACCEPT School of Personal Training and Corrective Exercise. Her fascination for the mechanics of the human body inspired her to continue her training in Functional Movement Systems. She takes a therapeutic approach to mobility and stabilization; focusing on a balance of strengthening and lengthening muscle groups to reintroduce symmetry and alignment in the body, while sculpting and toning.

As Amy’s career in health and fitness progressed, she realized that her role goes beyond the training room. Lifestyle change, and accountability are a necessity. A shift in belief systems is a universal struggle; whether it is body image or, career confidence. Guiding and coaching is the missing piece for many. It has been a missing link for several of her clients, and others, outside of the training room.

Kayoko Tazawa

(Instructor bio coming soon.)

Amy Ward

Amy grew up as a classical ballerina starting with lessons at the age of 4. She began her group fitness instructor career 2009 and today is part of the POUND® ICON team leading Pro and Amplify trainings, as well as fitness conventions.

Amy hopes to continue to raise awareness around the power of human unity, emotional connection, heighten confidence and self-worth, lead by example, and change lives in a positive way. She holds both ACE & AFFA Group Fitness Certifications as well as AED/CRP. She currently teaches POUND.

Debbie Zimmerman

Step and Strength Instructor, Personal Trainer

Debbie has been a Group Exercise Instructor for over 30 years. Her certifications include ACE, Strong by Zumba and PiYo. She loves teaching any kind of cardio and strength class including Step aerobics, Boot Camp, Strong by Zumba, Cardio Sculpt, Intervals and Pump. In addition she will throw in an occasional Pilates/stretch class.

Debbie is also a personal trainer and enjoys working with small groups of 1-4 clients to help them achieve their fitness goals.

When Debbie is not teaching or training at the gym she is working full time as a Human Resource Consultant. Recently she was just hired as an adjunct professor at UNH and was asked to put a class together on how to build a Wellness Program at work.

Valerie Berezin

Owner

Val Berezin was a member at THRiVE for Women for several years, and loved it so much that she and her husband decided to acquire the business in November 2018.

Val is an RYT200 and youth certified yoga instructor. She has practiced yoga in a variety of forms for many years, but discovered Power Yoga in 2016 and has been hooked to the mind and body benefits ever since.

After working as an investment professional for nearly a decade, she decided to leave the field in September 2017 to spend more time with her two young children and figure out her next pursuit.

Always interested in health and wellness, she completed her 200hr yoga training in 2018. Her focus is on empowering others to take risks, live big, and be open to new possibilities.

Val is a board member of SATYA, which is a non-profit with a mission to increase access to therapeutic yoga for at-risk and vulnerable populations in our Seacoast community. She is on the finance committee for the New Hampshire Women's Foundation and is also involved at Portsmouth's Krempels Center, an organization that supports people living with traumatic brain injuries.

Val treasures her family the most, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their dog, and has a passion for traveling and adventure.

Brenda Towne

Founder

Brenda Towne founded THRiVE for Women (formerly Elements) in 2006, with a dream of creating an environment where women of all ages could find a path to wellness (body, mind, and spirit), and support and empower each other to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.

Brenda’s extensive business background and savvy entrepreneurial spirit enabled her to grow THRiVE to become the premier women’s fitness center in the Seacoast New Hampshire.

A huge part of Brenda’s life is her Christian faith, which fuels her philanthropy. In addition to supporting over a dozen local charities, she and her husband Rod currently fund an all-girls orphanage in Sangareddy, India.

Brenda retired from THRiVE in November 2018 to spend more time with her four children and seven grandchildren, handing the reigns to Valerie Berezin, who shares Brenda’s passion for empowering women and giving back to the community.

Paula Cilia

Business Manager

Paula has been an integral part of the THRiVE team since its inception, and in a variety of roles from childcare to payroll and everywhere in between. She can help you with everything relating to your membership.

“I have been lucky enough to have been employed at THRiVE from the first day our doors opened. I love meeting all the wonderful members and adorable children come through. It is truly a community of women who care. Please stop by the front desk to see me with any questions from membership, billing, insurance or childcare, or just to say hello!”

Janice Cuddy

Front Desk Support

Jan joined the THRiVE team in 2013 when the gym where she had been employed at for many years closed their doors. She has extended years in customer service, ten of which were specifically in the “gym” arena, but many more were in the “horse” arena as she and her late husband owned and operated a local horse-training facility.

You’ll find Jan to be quite the doting grandmother, fabulous team supporter, a bit of a dog lover (who else keeps doggie biscuits behind the front desk!), and most definitely a lover of people. She feels best about herself at the end of her shift when she has been able to help a THRiVE member feel better about herself!!

Kathleen Gallo

Childcare

Kathy joined the THRiVE team in 2014. You will find her in the childcare room at the club. “In childcare we provide a safe and fun environment for your children so you can relax and enjoy your workout time. We will entertain them and they will entertain us! Come visit and see all of our wonderful toys and the beautiful decorations that the kids have made for us. I look forward to meeting you and spending time with your children!”

Cindy Govoni

Club Director

Cindy has been working at THRiVE from the beginning, and has been involved in the fitness industry for close to 40 years, going back to teaching the original Aerobics classes of the early 80’s. She especially enjoys supporting and working with women, and helping them to see their potential and achieving their goals.

Cindy has done everything from marketing, sales, class scheduling and hiring fitness staff. “I feel so lucky to be part of this amazing team of women I work with every day, and truly blessed to have such a talented team of instructors who are always willing to help out each other! I am especially grateful to have had the privilege to get to know so many wonderfully caring and generous members. I am excited for the future of THRiVE!”

Cheryl Lambrecht

Director of Membership & Community Development

Cheryl is a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother with over half a century of experience investing in women! She is passionate about inspiring women of all ages to believe in their potential and embrace each challenge in life as an opportunity to improve themselves as well as their sphere of influence.

She joined the leadership team of THRiVE in December 2006 as it was just welcoming the founding members. Intending to stay long enough to help establish a “thriving community of women”, she finds herself twelve years later still passionate about the ever-expanding “family” of women called THRiVE!

In Cheryl’s own words, "I know the joy of serving side-by-side with a small, devoted team of women in the leadership of THRiVE and it excites me to see firsthand the positive influence for better that we as a team are able to make in the lives of literally hundreds of women ranging in age from 13-93! For me, the joy is in the journeying together and the reward is in inspiring women to value health, fitness and diversity throughout every season of life!"

Terri Mancini

Front Desk Support

Terri joined the THRiVE team in 2012 after being a stay-at-home mom for 23 years.

What she loves most about THRiVE is its wonderful members and their inspiring stories, its welcoming atmosphere, and its top notch trainers and instructors that really care about the success of our members.

Kelly Palmer

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Barbara Provost

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