Daniel has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 21 years. He received his yoga certifications at The Santa Barbara Yoga Center in 1997 for both hatha yoga and therapeutic /restorative Yoga. He has also studied basics in ashtanga, Iyenger, dynamic flow and vinyasa Yoga.
Daniel has received two consecutive grants from the Balm Foundation to teach restorative yoga at the Sweeney Youth Home for delinquent adolescent boys in Carpinteria, CA, and is currently teaching senior yoga at Woodglen Hall, an assisted living community. Daniel uses different yoga techniques and experiences to teach in an intuitive way. This provides a full spectrum and spontaneous approach that is based on the individual needs and ability of each student.
Restorative yoga: healing and supportive for body and mind using props and therapeutic techniques.
Dynamic yoga: a system characterized by constant change, activity and progress.
I’m Angie Cook, a wife & mother of 3 beautiful children, and I LOVE ZUMBA! If you like to have fun, dance and try something new, my class is for you!!
Zumba is a dance-based fitness class that caters to all levels of fitness for an exciting and energetic workout experience. See you in the gym!
Janine is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, 2010) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT, 2013).The only thing you need to bring is a willingness to make a few small changes which you consistently practice over time. A commitment to your own strength, cardiovascular and core training will lead you to a stronger, more flexible body and a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. By working out with Janine, you will enjoy the benefits of bringing some or all of these into your beautiful life: Cardiovascular Exercise, Dynamic Warmup, Core Strengthening, Resistance Training, Static Stretching, Yoga, Balance, Flexibility and time for Rest. Janine's focus is to support you in your fitness and nutrition goals so that you can become your best self.
Janine teaches 40+Fitness:
Fitness at any age! 40+Fitness at Rincon Fitness is a Fun Fabulous Fitness hour. Warm up on cardio, practice high intensity interval training (HIIT) for strong healthy heart, get timed in circuit training with weight lifting, core, balance and Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) training. Sweat and have fun!
I started taking yoga when I was 14 to help my asthma and fell in love with it. Not only did it help my asthma but helped me to stay healthy in all aspects of my life, physically and mentally. I believed in it so much, I knew I wanted to share it with others and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to start teaching when I was 19. From there I also started teaching all sorts of fitness, including mat pilates classes and loved it!
Now, in my mid-30's, I believe in yoga and fitness more than ever. Yoga and fitness is for EVERYONE and anyone can benefit; whether you just need to relieve stress and unwind or work and stretch your muscles for mobility and health. My yoga teaching is based on Iyengar and Vinyasa, but I enjoy teaching all levels and encourage everyone to listen to their bodies and modify if necessary. I don't like anything about yoga to feel intimidating to anyone, so I kept it simple and honest! I also teach cardio sculpting, which is a fun, energetic class that gets your heartrate going, and helps burn calories! My classes are for both beginners and experienced people. Yoga, as well as fitness, is the best thing you can do for the rest of your life.
Susie's love of yoga was definitely not immediate. The quiet and stillness made her uncomfortable and she was overwhelmed by the how the practice made her glaringly aware of weaknesses in her body and mind. But she likes a challenge, so kept showing up. Now 20 years later, and while still challenging in many ways, yoga has ultimately become an incredible source of healing and heart-opening. For a long time, teaching for Susie seemed unlikely, as she was always the shy student hiding in the far corner of the room. But eventually, she decided that the best way to embody the gratitude she felt for the practice and her many amazing teachers, was to share it with others.
Sayre Macneil teaches tai ji quan and qi gong (t’ai chi ch’uan and ch’i gung) He has practiced since 1983, working with a variety of styles and forms, constantly searching for the best teachers and transmission of the physical, energetic, and philosophical virtues of this ancient art.
Class Description: Sayre offers instruction in Wu (Hao) style tai ji and qi gong, which is comprised of simple, soft, therapeutic movements that help reduce stress through relaxation, balance, and energy enhancement. Wu Hao focuses on the feeling of energy flow, body awareness, and mind-body connection.
Classes are 50 minutes, twice weekly—taught in 13-week cycles—learning and refining Wu (Hao) 49 postures while cultivating and activating the feeling of qi flow.
Benefits: The gentle movements, meditation, and philosophy entailed in tai ji have proven to benefit the body and spirit. This ancient form of exercise is taught in a way that leads you on a journey of self-discovery to gain more energy and promote inner peace. The practice improves circulation and promotes longevity. Recent medical studies have shown that tai ji is excellent for stress reduction, better balance, pain management and the ability to boost your immune system. Master Liu Jishun teaches that the body heals when energy flows.
As a former tennis player and instructor, lifeguard and swim instructor, and ski instructor, John Pasini is now a seasoned Zumba and Spin instructor. He is bringing Cycle 45 to Rincon Fitness Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Benefits of being in John's spinning class:
"Join me to play with resistance, pace and position to get stronger and leaner with a smile on your face!"
My passion for sports and fitness began very early in life, by playing soccer in Brazil. In 1983,I left Brazil for NYC. There, I started taking jazz dance class, and became fascinated with biomechanics and movement, which led me to participate in a choreography workshop. Then, I started teaching a stretch and tone class, called Nickolaus Technique. But I really found my calling in 1992, when I began weightlifting, bodybuilding and became a personal trainer.
In 2003, I moved to California, continuing personal training; a few of my specialties include, biomechanics, postural alignment and strength training. Here, I also created some unique fusion classes like combining yoga with weights, core exercises with yoga, and my newest addition, that I am now offering, at Rincon Fitness USA, fusion cycling, combined with hand weights. A great full body workout! I became a bike enthusiast when doing the AIDS Lifecycle, 545 miles from San Fran to LA. It was a blast! In addition to being an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, I have an Associate degree in Applied Science. After 25 years, as a fitness professional, I still remain passionate for my field, and dedicated to helping people achieve their goals!
Sandra's spinning class:
Fusion Cycling is a challenging, full-body interval workout that will promote great cardiovascular and muscular endurance. It's a combination of spinning with light weights & high repetitions. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Kathleen began her athletic career at the age of eight when her mother enrolled her in Russian ballet technique classes. From there she studied ballet for a number of years. In her teens she trained diligently to become a skilled competitive figure skater. In college she was part of the SIU Dance Company and graduated with a minor in Dance and Theater. FYI: She majored in Journalism and Political Science. Relocating to the West Coast Kathleen continued her dance training with Denon Rawles Paramount Studios and auditioned for Rock Videos and commercials in Hollywood. If you look real close her dance happy legs appear in the background of a few videos. In 1984, she was selected as an Olympic Rhythmic Gymnastics warm up coach. She then trained and appeared with Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet where she was first introduced to yoga and pilates under the tutelage of Naomi Goldberg. After becoming a mom, Kathleen continued her studies in dance, movement, Yoga and (mat) Pilates, obtaining certification as an instructor in both disciplines.
It is with pleasure she joins Rincon Fitness staff and hopes to bring whole body wellness, balance, strength agility and flexibility to the Rincon Fitness community.
Kathleen's yoga and mat pilates classes:
In attending Kathleen's yoga and mat pilates classes, you will experience a deeper sense of connection to your body, mind and spirit. You will have a greater feeling of whole body wellness, greater balance (both physically and emotionally/spiritually), greater overall body strength and flexibility.
Carrie rides on the beat, Soulcycle style, so no monitors required - unless you like them. During the day, she teaches high school English; but that ain’t no matter, she also has two Master’s degrees, and is a Doctoral Candidate in English. See you in the gym!