DANIELLE ALMEYDA   With more than 10 years in the fitness and health promotion industry, Dani has found her place as a sought after coach. With many years of competitive sports behind her, her body was beaten up and she was feeling broken. She opened her eyes to new forms of training outside of her love for volleyball and discovered Pilates, kettlebells, and the power of bodyweight exercises. This brought her into a new world and she helped discover and grow the  Original Strength System as well as open the doors of the  OS Institute in North Carolina.  Dani is constantly driven with a fierce passion, to make the world a better place through introducing people to movement and hope. She is traveling the world teaching for Original Strength as the only female Master Instructor and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog.

DANIELLE ALMEYDA

With more than 10 years in the fitness and health promotion industry, Dani has found her place as a sought after coach. With many years of competitive sports behind her, her body was beaten up and she was feeling broken. She opened her eyes to new forms of training outside of her love for volleyball and discovered Pilates, kettlebells, and the power of bodyweight exercises. This brought her into a new world and she helped discover and grow the Original Strength Systemas well as open the doors of the OS Institutein North Carolina.

Dani is constantly driven with a fierce passion, to make the world a better place through introducing people to movement and hope. She is traveling the world teaching for Original Strength as the only female Master Instructor and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog.

JAIMIE LEE   Jaimie is a North Carolina native with over ten years of experience as a dancer before trading in her leotards and transforming her body into a weapon. Jaimie is a certified Krav Maga instructor, close-combat instructor, personal trainer, and instructor in Pilates/Barre. Jaimie holds Instructor certifications under the Krav Maga Worldwide Federation, the Alliance Krav Maga Federation, and Atlas Krav Maga Federation. Jaimie has also completed instructor certification at the esteemed Wingate Institute in Israel. Jaimie trains and coaches clients with various degrees of physical and emotional health, and assists them with developing a healthy physical and nutritional lifestyle. Through self-defense training, Jaimie is passionate about empowering adults, children, former professional athletes, law enforcement, military, and survivors of assault or PTSD.  Jaimie enjoys finding connections with people, no matter how diverse their backgrounds or experiences. Jaimie embraces exchanging ideas and exploring development strategies to enhance the self-defense community’s ability to empower all citizens despite age and ability. Her sessions are intense, but she maintains a spirit of joy and positivity.

JAIMIE LEE

Jaimie is a North Carolina native with over ten years of experience as a dancer before trading in her leotards and transforming her body into a weapon. Jaimie is a certified Krav Maga instructor, close-combat instructor, personal trainer, and instructor in Pilates/Barre. Jaimie holds Instructor certifications under the Krav Maga Worldwide Federation, the Alliance Krav Maga Federation, and Atlas Krav Maga Federation. Jaimie has also completed instructor certification at the esteemed Wingate Institute in Israel. Jaimie trains and coaches clients with various degrees of physical and emotional health, and assists them with developing a healthy physical and nutritional lifestyle. Through self-defense training, Jaimie is passionate about empowering adults, children, former professional athletes, law enforcement, military, and survivors of assault or PTSD.

Jaimie enjoys finding connections with people, no matter how diverse their backgrounds or experiences. Jaimie embraces exchanging ideas and exploring development strategies to enhance the self-defense community’s ability to empower all citizens despite age and ability. Her sessions are intense, but she maintains a spirit of joy and positivity.

MONSERRAT ALVAREZ   Monserrat was born in Ventura, CA but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina  where she she fell in love with community organizing and the outdoors.  Monse is a climber, outdoor educator, community organizer, all around  outdoor chingona currently based in Boulder, CO. She does consulting  around inclusion, equity, and diversity in the outdoors and has  presented at conferences like PGM ONE and AORE.   Monse  believes in the power of climbing to heal and reclaim our bodies,  uniting our physical body and mind.  She has worked in my women centered  spaces and believes in the power of creating these affinity spaces. As  an instructor for Women's Wilderness, she facilitates outdoor  experiences for girls, women, and queer folks. She is a leader for Brown  Girls Climb, an organization that uplifts women of color in rock  climbing. She is an ambassador for Natives Outdoors and grassroots  athlete for Outdoor Research. 

MONSERRAT ALVAREZ

Monserrat was born in Ventura, CA but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where she she fell in love with community organizing and the outdoors. Monse is a climber, outdoor educator, community organizer, all around outdoor chingona currently based in Boulder, CO. She does consulting around inclusion, equity, and diversity in the outdoors and has presented at conferences like PGM ONE and AORE.

Monse believes in the power of climbing to heal and reclaim our bodies, uniting our physical body and mind.  She has worked in my women centered spaces and believes in the power of creating these affinity spaces. As an instructor for Women's Wilderness, she facilitates outdoor experiences for girls, women, and queer folks. She is a leader for Brown Girls Climb, an organization that uplifts women of color in rock climbing. She is an ambassador for Natives Outdoors and grassroots athlete for Outdoor Research. 

 
KIMBERLY ALEXANDER   Kimberly brings an enthusiasm to her coaching based on the belief that a strong community depends on having positive, fit, and healthy members. Oh yeah… and that moving is fun! Hard work, intensity, and tenacity tempered with the ability to laugh at yourself, have fun, and not take life so seriously are standards for her.  Kimberly’s idea of fun involves anything active, and preferably outdoors. From traditional sports like soccer, biking, and trail running to other outdoor adventures like SUP, mountaineering, rafting, and skydiving, she is always down to try something new.

KIMBERLY ALEXANDER

Kimberly brings an enthusiasm to her coaching based on the belief that a strong community depends on having positive, fit, and healthy members. Oh yeah… and that moving is fun! Hard work, intensity, and tenacity tempered with the ability to laugh at yourself, have fun, and not take life so seriously are standards for her.

Kimberly’s idea of fun involves anything active, and preferably outdoors. From traditional sports like soccer, biking, and trail running to other outdoor adventures like SUP, mountaineering, rafting, and skydiving, she is always down to try something new.

KIRSTY GOSSART   In her youth, Kirsty was national gymnastics champion and a competitive coach in Scotland. A severe elbow injury ended her career as a gymnast. But, in her thirties — and now living in Canada — she rediscovered the joy of handbalancing and bodyweight fitness... in her garage. It took a while to strengthen and trust her elbow, but she now shares her passion for balancing and bodyweight with an online community of students in her online handstand course, in gymnastics classes in Toronto and in workshops and events, worldwide.  She loves helping people develop strength and flexibility at the same time as learning cool moves and tricks... plus she thinks this stuff makes you a flat out better person.

KIRSTY GOSSART

In her youth, Kirsty was national gymnastics champion and a competitive coach in Scotland. A severe elbow injury ended her career as a gymnast. But, in her thirties — and now living in Canada — she rediscovered the joy of handbalancing and bodyweight fitness... in her garage. It took a while to strengthen and trust her elbow, but she now shares her passion for balancing and bodyweight with an online community of students in her online handstand course, in gymnastics classes in Toronto and in workshops and events, worldwide.

She loves helping people develop strength and flexibility at the same time as learning cool moves and tricks... plus she thinks this stuff makes you a flat out better person.

VENUS LAU   Venus Lau has been a Movement coach & trainer since 2007 in Los Angeles. She has over 15 different certifications (including AnimalFlow, Yoga, Kettlebells, FRC, etc) & has trained a wide range from professional athletes to recovery clients. She is the creator of the VenusFit Strength+Flow online program which focuses on creating strength & connection through the body at all angles with guided flow workouts... for the body, mind, & soul. For more info checkout VenusFit.com

VENUS LAU

Venus Lau has been a Movement coach & trainer since 2007 in Los Angeles. She has over 15 different certifications (including AnimalFlow, Yoga, Kettlebells, FRC, etc) & has trained a wide range from professional athletes to recovery clients. She is the creator of the VenusFit Strength+Flow online program which focuses on creating strength & connection through the body at all angles with guided flow workouts... for the body, mind, & soul. For more info checkout VenusFit.com

 
STEPHANIE WEBB   Stephanie Webb has a PhD in Communication, with a specialization in Interpersonal and Family communication. Her research and work focuses on sexuality and nontraditional romantic relationships. She owns Unscripted Relationships, an educational resource for individuals who think differently about connections. She is also a co-owner of GenFit, and is obsessed with recovery, pain management, and pole dancing. She is certified in Functional Range Conditioning, Buti Yoga, and Yoga Sculpt, and she is trained in Floor Flow©, and pole dance instruction. She believes that movement connects people, and she has a proclivity for professing in class with educational monologues about why you are doing what you are doing.

STEPHANIE WEBB

Stephanie Webb has a PhD in Communication, with a specialization in Interpersonal and Family communication. Her research and work focuses on sexuality and nontraditional romantic relationships. She owns Unscripted Relationships, an educational resource for individuals who think differently about connections. She is also a co-owner of GenFit, and is obsessed with recovery, pain management, and pole dancing. She is certified in Functional Range Conditioning, Buti Yoga, and Yoga Sculpt, and she is trained in Floor Flow©, and pole dance instruction. She believes that movement connects people, and she has a proclivity for professing in class with educational monologues about why you are doing what you are doing.

 
LAURA MEEKS   Shy as a child, Laura stuck to spelling bees, science fairs, band and biscochito bake-offs rather than anything that required her to move her body in public. As a challenge to herself, she took on learning kettlebells for her 30th birthday and quickly fell in love with learning her strength, owning her space and wanting to help other women feel the same way.   As a native born New Mexican, she transplanted to North Carolina in 2015. That move brought her to exactly where she was meant to be - and began her career as a coach. She loves helping people realize their power and taking back their lives. She continues taking on a new challenge every year as a nod to what kickstarted her passion with movement and loves to try new things. You can often find her on a Razor scooter with her kids, hiking or itching for a new adventure.

LAURA MEEKS

Shy as a child, Laura stuck to spelling bees, science fairs, band and biscochito bake-offs rather than anything that required her to move her body in public. As a challenge to herself, she took on learning kettlebells for her 30th birthday and quickly fell in love with learning her strength, owning her space and wanting to help other women feel the same way.

As a native born New Mexican, she transplanted to North Carolina in 2015. That move brought her to exactly where she was meant to be - and began her career as a coach. She loves helping people realize their power and taking back their lives. She continues taking on a new challenge every year as a nod to what kickstarted her passion with movement and loves to try new things. You can often find her on a Razor scooter with her kids, hiking or itching for a new adventure.

JEANNIE LANDIS   As a Professional Exercise Specialist Jeannie has spent her life learning about movement and how it affects the human body in both academic and practical settings.  She’s passionate about helping people to explore, discover and embody the flow of energy and strength that comes from letting the moment take over and the body lead.  Her training techniques use art, light, video, and music in various ways as inspiration to achieve a spontaneous, unrepressed spirit of playfulness to reconnect the brain and body, unlock human potential, and expand possibilities.

JEANNIE LANDIS

As a Professional Exercise Specialist Jeannie has spent her life learning about movement and how it affects the human body in both academic and practical settings.

She’s passionate about helping people to explore, discover and embody the flow of energy and strength that comes from letting the moment take over and the body lead.

Her training techniques use art, light, video, and music in various ways as inspiration to achieve a spontaneous, unrepressed spirit of playfulness to reconnect the brain and body, unlock human potential, and expand possibilities.