I am a certified Zumba Instructor and have taught it for 3 years. Originally certified as an ACE aerobics instructor, I have taught dance aerobics and tap dance. I LOVE teaching Zumba because it brings smiles, and it is a great workout for the body and mind with fun rhythmic dance moves!
Mitzi is originally from Mexico City, but has been living in Concord, NH for 11 years. She am a mom of two beautiful children: Zoe 6 and Maximiliano 9. Kids and fitness are her biggest passion. Mitzi has a Preschool Kindergarten degree. She started instructing Aerobics 20 years ago, in her home country and has been instructing Zumba and Aqua Zumba at The Wellness Complex since its opening. She loves dancing and has appreciated all of her students who come to class. They make it so much fun!
Pam has lived in many places, but currently resides in New Hampshire. She attended water aerobics classes for 7 years and was asked if she would like to be a substitute water instructor. This started her to become an instructor here at TWC. She enjoys teaching Aqua Tabata and Aqua Barre. Pam is an Air Force Veteran and retired nurse anesthetist.
Kathy is a New Hampshire native. She has been a certified Water Aerobics instructor for 28 years. Kathy joined the TWC staff in July 2018. She enjoys teaching Aqua Aerobics, Aquacise and Aqua Splash where she also creates wellness of the heart, mind and soul through laughter and fun! When she is not at the gym teaching, you will find her volunteering for a dog rescue group or kayaking with the love of her life!
Sherry moved with her family to New Hampshire, from Massachusetts, in 2003 to be closer to the mountains. She is married with one daughter and four amazing grandchildren. Sherry worked as a travel agent until 2018 and became a licensed Aqua Zumba instructor in 2017. She began teaching at the Health Club of Concord in March of 2018 and then at The Wellness Complex in August of 2018. She really enjoys her classes and the opportunity to meet some really wonderful people.
Exercise and sport is a lifelong passion of Sean’s. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, in Exercise and Sport Physiology, from Plymouth State University. Sean is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also certified in Yoga 1 teacher. Sean works one on one as a personal trainer, teaches Yoga and Full Body Bootcamp here at The Wellness Complex.
Kendra is a certified Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor, which means you will see her in the pool all the time! Growing up on a lake, swim lessons were a must. She swam competitively, coached Varsity High School, and taught private swim lessons for children with Autism. Kendra graduated from Colby-Sawyer with a B.A in Child Development and teaching certification. She taught toddler/preschool for 2 years in private day care before transitioning into the public school as a one on one for children with Autism and children with behavioral needs for the last four years. Kendra and husband made Franklin their home in 2016. They are excited to build our life together in the lakes region.
As head coach for the Wavemakers, Coach Dave oversees all of the workout plans and works closely with our assistant coaching staff. Dave is looking forward to our upcoming season of swimming and continues to emphasize: endurance training, stroke structure, racing strategies, team spirit, and working together in an atmosphere of support and fun. He employs video analysis to help swimmers truly see what their strokes look like. Coach Dave has been a classroom teacher for 32 years and has enjoyed coaching with the Wavemakers for over 14 years. He has been swimming competitively for over 40 years. As a swimmer he continues to compete both Masters swim meets. He is grateful for the opportunity to combine his love of teaching and swimming into coaching.
Christine Woodland is a health and physical education teacher and assistant coach on The TWC Wavemakers. She has taught swim lessons, swims with Masters Swim, and has participated in triathlons. Her daughter swims with the team.
Katie started swimming on a team when she was 6 years old and swam daily throughout the summers of her youth. She also swam for my high school team back in St. Louis. Her first job was working as a lifeguard, then teaching swim lessons at the local YMCA. She worked for the YMCA throughout high school & college years and also ran an ARC swimming program at a camp in Alton Bay for many years, ending up in New Hampshire. Katie met her husband while working at the summer camp and they still work at the same camp.When not coaching, she works as a Nurse supporting computerized charting for fellow nurses.
Val will start his second year coaching, but is not new to swimming. Val swam in age-groups, high school and college. While at Rensselaer Val was a team captain and vice-president of the water polo club. Summers were spent working as a camp waterfront director. As his sons grew up Val was a Boy Scout leader and swim-team parent. After swimming on and off, Val has rejoined US Masters Swimming and competes several times a year. Val is a retired environmental engineer having worked for AT&T, federal government and consulting. He enjoys helping the kids to swim better and faster while they grow as individuals on a great team.
Katie is a lifelong swimmer who started year-round swimming on a team at the age of 7 and was the daughter of swim coaches for the Lake Champlain Waves. She swam competitively for Clarkson University achieving Academic All-American and graduated with Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Pre-Physical Therapy in 2003, Master of Physical Therapy in 2005, and obtained her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2008. Her involvement in athletics and the bio-mechanics of sport led her to the profession of physical therapy. Katie has worked in outpatient physical therapy for over 14 years. This is Katie’s first year as a coach for the Wavemakers and is excited to integrate her knowledge of bio-mechanics with her first love of swimming to help kids reach their life goals.