Ohio

Anne Laing

Anne Laing

Anne Laing is a fitness instructor from Akron, Oh. Specializing in Yoga, Pilates and Barre. Anne Laing started practicing yoga in 1999. She fell in love with the movement, breath and flow of a class. Through yoga, she found her way to pilates and began teaching at The Tom Smith Pilates Studio in 2003. Inspired by her yoga teaching clients, Anne earned her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate with T.R.Y. for Life, her 500 hour certificate with One Love Yoga, is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Specializing in alignment, form and flow, Anne uses her classical ballet background to bring exercise to beginners and seasoned practitioners. 

Sarah Gillenwater

Sarah currently lives and works in Tipp City, Ohio with her husband and two kids. With a background in dance, Sarah took an interest in the Barre technique because of the familiar fundamentals. What she didn’t expect was the overall passion it would plant for a healthy lifestyle. She feels that health and mental wellbeing are a crucial part to life balance. With every student that enters a class, she tries to understand their lifestyle and purpose for being there. Sarah believes that everyone walks through the studio door for a different reason and wants that reason to be fulfilled. She loves when her students start seeing progress in their bodies and the confidence that builds. 

Sarah’s class motto is “It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.” 

Sarah is currently a Barre Intensity instructor at Salsa City Fitness and the Miami County YMCA. She also holds a day job as the Director of Marketing for Pink Ribbon Girls; a non profit organization created by women, serving clients currently battling breast and gynecological cancers with free meals, rides to treatment and house cleanings. 

Cassandra Bizjak

My love for physical fitness started at a young age being involved in all kinds of sports, such as figure skating, track, volleyball, and horseback riding. The past four years is when I really fell in love with fitness classes especially yoga and Barre Intensity, they soon became a way of life for me. I decided to take my personal fitness to the next level by becoming certified in Barre so I can teach classes at my college. There is no better feeling reaching your own goals and it's an even better feeling helping others achieve their own. I believe fitness is important for everyone because it brings positivity and over wellbeing into someone's life.