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Tessa Sandberg

I am an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and started The Fit Xchange in Kailua Kona, Hawaii in 2013. Married to my high school sweetheart, Ben, and mother of two little girls, I am living the dream doing what I love in the most beautiful place on earth. I specialize in Circuit Training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), body building, yoga fusion, mat ab workouts, body weight barre and mat workouts, and macro counting services. I am a fitness blogger, novelist, nutrition guru, and lover of people, dogs, and sunshine. I am committed to pursuing an active, healthy, and content lifestyle, and educating others to do the same. Give me a call or text if you need a personal trainer, would like to join a group class, have any questions about fitness and nutrition, or just need a motivational kick in the ass.

Contact me at  808-494-9504 or tessavanwade@gmail.com

Owner and Operator

Jordan Forth

I began lifting at my local YMCA at 12 then working there at 16. I've been training and teaching in some capacity ever since and have worked at organizations such as Goldman's Sachs, the Four Seasons, New York Sports Club, Golds Gym, YMCA and YMHA. I hold a BA from the University of South Carolina where I studied Communications and Corporate Fitness. I'm certified with Strongfirst, the American Council on Exercise, Functional Movement Systems and Madd Dog Athletics. I'm a certified hatha yoga teacher of the Shambava lineage and tai chi chuan instructor where I apprenticed under Grandmaster William CC Chen receiving the title of Sifu. I've trained in san sou (Chinese kickboxing) with Grandmaster Chen, Golden Glove finalist Tiffany Chen and world champion san sou fighter and professional MMA fighter Maximillian Chen. I've also studied nutrition with author, teacher and healing arts pioneer Tom Monte and have published articles and given lectures on health, nutrition and fitness.

 

For more information and to book a training session, visit: www.jordanforth.com

 

Katie Danaher

Aloha, I am an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga instructor licensed through the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.  I have lived in Kailua Kona, HI since 1995 and have trained clients that come from all over the world.  My overall approach to fitness is living a healthy lifestyle, and I offer that through classes I teach and the personal connection I make with each and every client.  It’s more than what I do, it’s who I am.  One of the highlights of my career was teaching a yoga segment on the national TV show “The Little People”, at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort, working with the stars of the show.  I am a runner at heart, completing 3 half marathons, and even ventured into triathlons here on the Big Island, completing 3 Olympic distance Lavamans. I am proud to have my own fitness business, and invite you into a class or join in a small group training session.  I look forward to meeting you soon!

To book a class or small group training session, please visit www.omfitnessandtraining.com.  

Tammy Tolaas

I grew up in Southern Virginia then moved to Hawai’i in 2005.  From a young age my passion for movement was sparked through dance - from hiphop to ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary.  Dance has taken me around the world and the USA.   Throughout many moves and a high demanding physical career — like so many of us — my over all health took a back burner to my career and life.   I forgot about taking care of my body & health.  Through various wake up calls, sustaining and stewarding my body became increasingly important.  I tried acupuncture, regular massage, saw different types of physicians, but nothing has restored my body like Pilates!  I completed my Comprehensive Pilates Certification through BASI Pilates in California.  (I have since had a baby and can still testify that Pilates is an amazing way to restore the body!)  I love offering that same restoration to my clients.  When they finish a session with me and tell me, “I feel better, I feel taller”, I know I have given them a true Pilates session.

Don’t let your body become a forgotten body.  

To book a class with Tammy call 757-714-3083, visit www.forgottenbody.com/, 

or email pilateswithtammy@gmail.com, Click for the CLASS SCHEDULE

Bettina McCullough

I am a Certified Pilates Instructor. I was born and raised in Toluca Lake, Ca. I moved to the Big Island In 1999 after graduating from Loyola Marymount University and receiving my degree in Psychology. I was introduced to Pilates very shortly after I arrived to the Big Island by a friend of mine. I took my first mat class in December of 1999 at Pilates of Hawaii. I  was blown away and instantly in love with everything about Pilates. I suffer from scoliosis and I could immediately feel the benefits and the tremendous relief from this method of movement. I spent the next 2 years studying with Karen Santo, the former owner of Pilates of Hawaii. She took me under her wing and taught me a highly comprehensive Pilates education. I received my Pilates Certification in Nov  2002. I am very much focused on alignment and safety. I love giving my clients a great workout while relaying pertinent information to them regarding safety and how to avoid injury.. My clients often comment that they utilize their Pilates principles all day long. They know how to stand correctly, sit tall, shoulders back and down and of course abdominals engaged. It makes me very happy!!. I taught Pilates for 15 years at The Four Seasons Hualalai and Kukio Spa.  I have 4 fantastic children ages 13, 11, 8 and 4 who keep me very busy. I am married to a very funny, awesome man and great father named LJ. We have been married for 18 years. We spend a lot of time outside playing with our children and just enjoying our lives. 

A full body conditioning program that will offer you a challenging workout while stretching, breathing and mind body awareness will promote a deep sense of well being and stress relief. You will leave feeling refreshed and revitalized and ready to take on your day. 
Please contact me at (808) 938-3750 for your private session. 

Suzy Mac

Suzy was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the beautiful Land of Enchantment. Surrounded by seemingly endless skies and immersed in nature at 7500 ft., her love of being in the elements has been a lifelong affair.  Her curiosity of movement began at an early age first in gymnastics, then dance for many years. Suzy's deep connection to movement eventually led her to yoga in 2008. Suzy took Billy Goldman's classes at Richard Freeman's former studio, The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, one of the oldest ashtanga studios in the United States.

Suzy and her husband Neil moved to the Big Island in October, 2017 and live on a 14 acre coffee and avocado farm in South Kona. Suzy completed her RYT 200 certification in March, 2018 at Kalani Oceanside through Yoga Centered, east side of Hawaii’s first yoga school. Suzy continued her studies and received her certification in Yoga S.A.F.E. (Sustainable & Safe Adaptations of Yoga for EveryBODY) through Soma Yoga Institute in November, 2018. Suzy has worked with Jim Bennitt, co-owner of Tejas Yoga in Chicago and Tantric Vinyasa Teacher influenced by ParaYoga, Universal Yoga, the Himalayan Institute, and the Krishnmacharya Lineage, attending several of Jim's annual yoga retreats. Most recently, Suzy completed her Barre Above® instructor certification in March, 2019.  Blending these trainings, Suzy teaches a variety of classes and offers a dynamic experience for every level of student.

Suzy teaches in North & South Kona.  She offers weekly classes and is also available for private one-on-one yoga sessions, small group sessions, and corporate trainings.

Learn more at www.suzymcintyre.com