Our Team

Jessica Kai McHugh Vasquez

Jessica Kai McHugh Vasquez

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Jessica has been teaching the art of yoga since 2013. Prior to her practice, she attended Delaware College of Art and Design as a photography major and later found herself closer to home in Virginia where she received her RYT-200 Multi-Style Yoga Certification at Chesapeake Hot Yoga. In 2017, she decided to continue education and is currently studying kinesiology at Texas A&M. After making herself an official Savannah local in 2014, shortly after growing her family with husband and son she decided to devote her life to full-time teaching so she could continue to share her love and passion for yoga with others while always standing by her philosophy: “My yoga. It doesn’t matter if things aren’t perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved, and free.”

Deborah Fleming

Deborah Fleming

Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer & Owner of Deborah Fleming Fitness LLC

At the age of four, I took my first Ballroom and Latin dance lesson; unquestionably this was the beginning of my pathway to health and fitness. I loved to move. I was motivated by music and I was always excited to perform and interact with other dancers. When I graduated high school I wanted to become a professional dancer, but the opportunity for a sixteen-year-old who lived in a remote village in England just didn’t arise. At this time I was attending “keep fit” classes with my mum and I decided that this could be the next best thing to being a dancer; movement to music. And so I gained my first professional certification in Group Exercise from the Royal Society of Arts in London. During my time in London, an exciting opportunity to work on a cruise ship presented itself. I auditioned and was offered a position as Fitness Director with Celebrity Cruise lines. After a fun twelve months on board, I met my husband and we now have two amazing children together. After our second child was born I decided to go back to college and obtained a degree in Further Education. This enabled me to share my knowledge and passion with students wishing to pursue a career in health and fitness. In 2007 I was loving my job at a local college as a professor of Health, Fitness, and Nutrition, but then a wonderful adventure awaited – I moved to the United States!

I have been a fitness professional for over 25 years working alongside individuals, groups, teams, coaches, and organizations globally. I am known for my dedication to providing fun, safe, and effective exercise for everyone. As an accredited personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I aim to engage people from all walks of life at all ages and fitness levels through energetic delivery, passion, and in-depth knowledge. I love being part of a strong fitness community and continually strive to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing.

Credentials

Bachelor’s Degree in Further Education
Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
Beachbody Live Trainer – Certified in P90x, Insanity, Turbo Kick, Core de Force, Country Heat, PIYO,
and Transform.
R.I.P.P.E.D Certified Trainer
SH1FT and L1FT Certified Trainer
La Blast Certified Trainer
American Heart Association BLS Certified
AFAA Stress Gets Personal course

Corey Inman

Corey Inman

To Corey fitness is more of a lifestyle, something he enjoys and looks forward to. Back in high school during a rough time of his life, exercise became something he looked forward to, an outlet or escape from the stresses of life.

“I haven’t stopped a lifestyle of fitness since then.” He wants to help others look forward to a lifestyle of fitness and maybe use it as an outlet for stress just as he does.

He specializes in different areas of strength training from bodybuilding to powerlifting or general strength training to improve health and wellness as well as weight loss. Corey is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Association of Sports Medicine. He enjoys strength training, watching Anime and riding his motorcycle.

Ace Suren

Ace Suren

“Yoga adds years to your life, and life to your years – A. Finger.” As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, Ace became a certified yoga teacher as her second act in life. She is a retired educator and nonprofit management trainer with more than 38 years in the health, physical education, and recreation industry. With a doctorate degree in education, she is an avid reader of research based content of all things yoga. Ace discovered yoga in 2008 as a way to help ease back pain and manage stress. While training in a myriad of yoga styles, Ace is a proponent of alignment-based yoga performance. She trained with Therapeutic and Iyengar certified teachers and have incorporated many techniques, from these disciplines, in her classes. Ace encourages the use of props (when necessary) to aid yogis in safely executing poses. She has been teaching since 2017, starting with private sessions then moving on to group classes. When attending one of Ace’s classes yogis will quickly notice her attention to detail, precision, and body alignment when cuing poses.

Chelsea Catagnus

Chelsea Catagnus

I have been instructing TRX for 4 years, and love coaching because I’m able to share with others the tools and teachings that I have found so transformational in my own life. Every class/format is a new journey, and with that journey, I will bring you 100% dedication, passion, great music, positivity, and a new challenge. My goal is to make you feel motivated, confident, proud, and strong. I really do believe TRX workouts are for everyone, no matter your fitness level. I also hold an AAAI Indoor Cycling Certification and have taught many years of indoor cycling in Pennsylvania before moving here to Savannah last year. But when I’m not in the gym I’m usually hanging out at Forsyth Park with my husband and dog!

Hula Pellegrini

Hula Pellegrini

I have traveled the great big world from places like Hawaii, Australia, and Florida and my love for fitness traveled with me. From studying Health and Exercise at The University of Oklahoma to teaching group fitness and personal training on my big adventures, this love for the fitness industry has grown even more! Over the years I have had the great opportunity to teach classes ranging from Bootcamp style, all the way to dance (you know I had to put some hula moves in it!! :)). As an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, my goal is to work with people from all walks of life and watch them reach heights they never thought possible, both physically and mentally. I want to help others lead stronger and healthier lives and most of all have a good time doing it!

Jessie Harris

Jessie Harris

My name is Jessie Harris. I graduated from Darton College in 2004 with a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I have worked in a variety of settings: acute care clinics, inpatient and outpatient clinics, home health, and nursing homes. During the 11 years that I worked as a PTA, I also obtained my certification through NASM as a Personal Trainer.

In the 5 years I worked as a Personal Trainer, I began working at a franchise GNC. Both of these jobs motivated me to further my education and obtain my certification in nutrition to fully help my clients and customers obtain their goals and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

I work with a wide variety of clients to develop customized diets and meal plans as part of their overall health and fitness goals. The plans are built entirely around the individual’s personal goals and preferences.

Noriko Tyler

Noriko Tyler

Noriko received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Housen Joshi College in 1981 and has worked as a fitness instructor since 1991. She has worked at many health clubs across the Savannah area including the YMCA, The Landings, and Grand Lake Club as a Senior Fitness Instructor advising members in physical fitness, wellness training, strength & conditioning. Noriko is skilled as both a personal trainer and as a group fitness leader specializing in Taiichi and Pilates. She is fluent in English and Japanese.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
– Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, (Personal Trainer)
– American Heart Association CPR Certified 12/2019
– Water Aerobics
– Yoga
– Taiichi
– Pilates
– Group Fitness Leader

TJ Schnoor

TJ Schnoor

Hey my names TJ Schnoor, I’m 26 years old and live in Pooler! My background in training stems from multiple sports related injuries in high school. After, a shoulder and two knee surgeries in a 2 year span I had to give up playing sports for good. However, I gained valuable experience of the recovery process and decided to get into training to help people rebound from injuries and get back to doing what they love.

I then went on to Georgia Southern University receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science with double minors in Nutrition and Coaching Behavior. I recently earned my Masters of Science in Sports Medicine also from GSU!

My coaching philosophy is finding a perfect plan for the individual, no two people are built the same, so why should their training be any different. All my methods are research based, functional and adaptive training designed to improve your physical performance and daily quality of life.

Certifications and Training Experience:
-NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach)
-Red Cross CPR/First Aid
-3 years of high school strength and conditioning with football and basketball
-1 year of collegiate strength and conditioning with Georgia Southern Football
-2 years of personal training and private athletic performance.

Parker Hardcastle

Parker Hardcastle

My name is Parker Hardcastle. I’ve been personal training and coaching for over 4 years. I have over 450 hours of nutritional and mental consulting. I’m compassionate about my clients and promote long-term functional health. I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist. I have a master’s degree in exercise and sports psychology as well as in athletic counseling. I’m seeking to bridge the gap between mental and physical performance. I specialize with athletes and in the psychological approach to performance enhancement (motivation, focus, confidence, and mental skills). I’m a strong advocate of mental toughness and healing through functional movement. Please let me know how I can help you reach your goals.

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