Brenna Joyce
Yoga & Fitness Program Coordinator: bjoyce@morganparksportscenter.net

Brenna has been teaching group fitness classes since 2008. She has an AFAA certification in both group fitness and personal training, certifications in yoga fundamental, cycling, Pilates and Barre. Brenna has taught a variety of classes including yoga for kids, athletes and adults, Pilates, cardio kickboxing, Tabata, indoor cycling, strength training, body shred, bootcamp and water aerobics. Her certifications, years of continued education in health and fitness and her passion to help others achieve their mental and physical fitness goals has led her to a career in fitness. In her free time she enjoys running with her dog, sailing and practicing ukulele.

Kimberly Rudd

Kimberley Rudd is a dance workout instructor. She has been a certified Zumba instructor teaching consistently since 2011, and a licensed BeMoved instructor since 2017. For 11 years, she owned and managed two women’s fitness centers in Blue Island and Auburn Gresham, and has held group exercise, personal fitness and wellness and nutrition certifications.

Susie Garcia

I first began doing yoga 5 years ago when I realized how much my anxiety and lack of concentration was beginning to disrupt areas of my life. After noticing the subtle changes in my mood, level of awareness and connection with my body as well as with something beyond me, I had discovered the true healing power of physical discipline. This led me to deepen my practice and travel to Bali, Indonesia for my 200 hour vinyasa flow teacher training intensive through Frog Lotus Yoga (Yoga Alliance Qualified). An inner truth I knew deep inside had reawakened during my experience in Asia and all I knew was that I had to share it. In my style of yoga I like to create a practice that allows healing not only in the body, mental and emotional state, but the very core being by focusing on natural breath awareness followed by rhythmic movement, and strengthening asana (pose) holds. By encouraging the student to focus inward he/she will begin to unlock energies held within parts of the body allowing disconnection from one’s habitual self in order to reconnect with one’s authentic self.

Cheretta Hill

Cheretta Hill-Botchwey began taking dance and fitness classes in 2009. During her journey, it became apparent that she loved being a part of the fitness and dance world while losing 85 pounds. She launched her fitness career in August of 2009 while studying dance and teaching dance-oriented fitness classes around the Chicagoland and Suburban areas. Her mission is to continue to raise awareness of cultural dances while inspiring others to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Cheretta’s dance studies include dance styles such as Belly Dance, Brazilian dance, Indian dance, Caribbean, West African Dance and others. She has traveled to West Africa to study Senegalese and Ghanaian dance. She has also studied under many instructors learning dances from Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and the West Indies. Cheretta is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Her dance fitness licenses and certifications include Bokwa Fitness, Flirty Girl Booty Beat, HOT HULA Fitness, Masala Bhangra, Pound Fitness, Street Vybe, Timbuk Fitness, and Zumba Fitness. She has also served as 1 of 2 Bokwa Fitness Education Specialist Trainers in the state of Illinois.

Coudra Costict

Coudra Costict has been a certified yoga instructor since 2012. Trained by Mitchel Belier and Sean Johnson from Wild Lotus Yoga interdisciplinary teacher training program Soul School in New Orleans, LA. Coudra’s classes offers a combination of vinyasa flow and restorative poses in a fun and loving atmosphere where students can connect to their mind, body and soul.

Meg McDermott

Meg McDermott has been involved in sports and fitness her entire life. She started gymnastics at an early age, then became a competitive gymnast and tumbler. She moved on to figure skating at the age of 11 years old and was a competitive figure skater through high school. Meg has always had a passionate interest in fitness which lead her to attend NPTI (National Personal Training Institute). For the past five years she has been working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She currently holds an AFAA group fitness certification. Meg has also taught several different disciplines, including yoga, yogalates, step aerobics, functional training and Silver Sneakers! She loves working in the fitness field and being a part of helping others achieve their fitness goals. Meg is very happy to be teaching fitness at the Morgan Park Sports Complex, and being involved in helping her community!

Donisha Reed

Hi! My name is Donisha Reed and I teach group fitness (yoga + cardio & strength). I teach these classes in hopes that it will help my participants push past any fear or insecurities they may have about their bodies and enjoy it for what it was made to do: MOVE. I also hope that once they move past that fear, the confidence they gain can translate into other sustainable wellness practices that further feeds their mind, body, and spirit. Boiler Up & Go Hoosiers!

Kimberly Vihon

Kimberly Vihon grew up in Beverly, IL. She went to Beverly gymnastics and was always interested about the body and the way it worked. After high school and college she became a licensed massage therapist. She studied yoga in a Shivanada ashram, and also is a certified children's yoga teacher.

Margaret Barrett
Yoga & Meditation Instructor:

Margaret’s journey to awakening began in 2002, when introduced to meditation by her dad, a dedicated and seasoned meditator. Since then, she has cultivated a strong meditation practice which has led to greater mental clarity, improved self-awareness, calmness and joy in her life.
She began her yoga practice in 2006, quickly seeing the amazing results that it had on the body, mind and spirit. She earned her 200-hour certification from Prairie Yoga, through the Beverly Yoga Center, in 2016. An intrigued student herself of how the body stores emotion, Margaret teaches mindfulness, pranayama (breath work), yoga and meditation to help students tune into their own healing needs, creating more balance and harmony in their lives. Her intention to live each day in awareness from a level of higher consciousness has become a life-long and purposeful journey.
With more than a 20-year career working for corporations amidst change and transformation, Margaret has keen insights into the wellbeing needs of employees in that environment. She leads mindful meditation sessions in the workplace to help employees reduce stress and anxiety, and create calm, mental peace for personal growth and overall better health.

Liezle Garcia

Liezle discovered yoga after she was recovering from the birth of her 2nd child and a wish to lead a more active lifestyle. While her goal was an interest in overall fitness, she found that her true passion was yoga. She did her RYT 200- hour training at Reflections Yoga in Homewood, Il.
The training opened a whole new world of health, fitness, yoga styles, meditation and spirituality. She attends workshops and continues teaching and training to build on her knowledge of body and mind practice. She is an E-RYT yoga instructor, pre-natal yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, children’s instructor and a cycling instructor. Over the years, she has taught at various locations in the area.

Victoria Smith

Victoria started playing sports and practicing dance at the age of 7. Her BS is from Valparaiso University with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Human Biology. She manages women's basketball for 4 years and enjoys running 5Ks in her free time. She is a great motivational coach and love teaching strength conditioning and (HIIT) high intensity interval classes.

Robin Griffin

Robin has been practicing yoga since 2011 and enjoys many styles of movement including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Hatha and Restorative. In 2018, Robin completed her 200 hour yoga Teacher Training in the Vinyasa flow style at Inner Jasmine under the guidance of Katya Sidelnik, and her mentor Liz Smith of Serendipity Yoga and Wellness.
When Robin went searching for a practice to honor the needs of her body, what she found was a whole new world of possibilities in yoga. As she continued her practice, it became apparent that yoga was exactly what her body needed to continue to enjoy her active lifestyle. Robin’s introduction to yoga quickly became a life-long love affair.
Robin is dedicated to her continuing education and, knowing that yoga is so much more than a physical practice, she continues to attend workshops and special events. She is excited to be able to share her knowledge of yoga and its benefits to both the body and the mind.
Robin enjoys hiking, bike riding, traveling, home design, gardening, cooking and her dog, Oliver.


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