Many members of our team have been with us for more than 10 years. Together our management team has over 75 years of experience (and we’re not that old!) helping people get fit and stay healthy. We know our members’ stories and are committed to creating a comfortable place for people to lose weight and reach their goals.
Jessica Evans, Owner
Mendy Dimanoff, General Manager
Years in Business: 20+ years
Certifications: The Cooper’s Institute – Physical Fitness Specialist, Dallas, TX
Specialties/Focus in Training: I enjoying working with clients that want to improve their overall fitness at any age. I like pushing clients outside their comfort zone so they see improvements and progress towards their personal goals while keeping fitness fun, safe and effective.
Highlights/Accomplishments: I am the mother of 3 beautiful children: daughter and twins (male/female), graduated from Concordia University of Austin (long time ago), and have worked for BodyBusiness for 24 years.
Favorite Pastimes: I love watching my children play extracurricular activities, getting to go for a run is definitely down time, hanging out on the beach with family and friends, playing black jack in Vegas and shopping with my mom and sister.
RP Stuart, Director of Small Group Training
Certification/Training: ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, lvl II & Corrective Exercise Specialist
Personal Training Since: 2008
Clients who train with me can expect a mixture of free weights, plyometrics and machines, along with balance and stability exercises to improve their overall well being.
Training Specialties: Power Lifting, Adult Strength Training, Athletic Performance, & Mobility Improvement
Mark Brown, Master Trainer
Certification/Training: M.Ed. in Exercise Science, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer with Biomechanics of Resistance Training Specialty, TRX Group Trainer, Kettlebell Concepts Level 1, Group Power Instructor, Group Kick National Trainer and video presenter.
Personal Training Since: 1995
Clients who train with me can expect… to feel better after our workout and ready to make the most of the rest of their day. Each client has a particular set of needs and we will work with those to create an individual routine that is both effective and fun.
Training Specialties: Resistance training for all levels, boxing and kickboxing from novice to advanced.
Hobbies/Interests: Chasing my children!
Aubrey Hawkins, Membership Director
Personal Training Since: 2014 (in the industry since 2010)
Clients who train with me can expect…: Personal training – the way it should be. 100% customized programming based on your specific goals/needs, and focused on sustainable results! I also place a huge emphasis on the connection between your psychology and your physiology as well as improving/creating positive habits!
Training Specialties: Corrective exercise, HIIT, Strength Training, Functional Training, Holistic Coaching, fat-loss optimization
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my wife and two sons, being outdoors, watching/playing Football! (Go Falcons!!!)
Classes/Sessions/etc. Currently Teaching: I perform a majority of the Fitness Assessments
Mike Ormand, Facilities Director
Certified Personal Trainers
Andy Perez, Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Training Since: 2014
Clients who train with me can expect… A very positive and encouraging atmosphere. I believe in building on strengths and working hard to eliminate discrepancies (I don’t like the word weaknesses). I’m a very detail-oriented person, so a heavy focus on form is the biggest emphasis of my sessions. Workouts will be challenging, engaging, and purposeful. We’ll build on exercises and make sure each session is centered around your goals and the goals we establish together.
Training Specialties: Strength and Conditioning, weight lifting including power and compound exercise based programming, corrective exercises, functional training
Hobbies/Interests: Movies, video games, collecting art-based movie posters
Classes/Sessions/etc. Currently Teaching: Tribe: Life, All In Conditioning
Brady Ryan, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: AFAA Certified Personal Trianer, BS in Exercise Science
Personal Trainer Since: 2009
Clients who train with me can expect... to gain knowledge and hav a well-balanced workout. We will focus on functional, personal needs, while keeping it light and fun.
Training Specialties: Cardio and distance training, strength training, as well as functional and athletic exercises.
Hobbies/Interests: Outdoors doing anything from hiking to biking or hanging out by the pool. Watching sports, the news, movies, or a good TV show.
Carrie Keith, Certified Personal Trainer and Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer since: 2014
Clients who train with me can expect... a challenging and fun workout that will help you reach your goals. Weight loss, strength, balance and flexibility are all important factors to address in maintaining the body we are given.
Training Specialties: Weight loss, strength training, boxing, kettlebells, impact and aerobic kickboxing.
Hobbies/Interest: Music, spending time with my family, puzzles, film and my dogs.
Danette Ormand, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Training since: 2007
Clients who train with me can expect… a workout to fit your individual needs, goals and fitness level so you can acheive the results you want. I will focus on proper form, resistance training and core strength.
Training Specialties: Training for all ages and fitness levels.
Hobbies/Interests: Home remodeling and decorating. Spending time with my family and friends
Eric Hopkins, Pilates Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer
Marcy Allen, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer since: 2000
Clients who train with me can expect... an exercise program to fit your goals, lifestyle and time commitment. From strength training to cardio, we will use a variety of equipment to make your workout successful!
Training Specialties: Train all ages, Pre-Natal, Post-Partum, Post-Rehab
Hobbies/Interest: Travel, hiking
Rachel Ross, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACSM certified Personal Trainer, B.S. Sports Medicine, MEd Sport Science and Nutrition
Personal Training Since: 2004
Clients who train with me can expect... fun and challenging workout geared toward your specific goals. We will utilize a variety of tools including weight machines, stability balls, weighted medicine balls, and kettlebells as well as your own body weight to achieve your desired level of fitness.
Training Specialties: Lifestyle changes including nutrition and exercise, sport conditioning, small group training.
Hobbies/Interests: Chasing my two boys, maintaining an active lifestyle, running, reading and traveling.
Shandy Smith, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, 20 years of teaching martial arts
Personal Trainer since: 2014
Clients who train with me can expect... a safe and effective workout based on everyday movements and tailored to your specific goals. I emphasize proper form and technique before increasing weight so that you stay injury-free.
Hobbies/Interest: Dancing, martial arts, writing, solving puzzles, learning, playing and listening to music, and playing games of all kinds.
Sibylle Hohendorf, Pilates Instructor and Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She has been comprehensively certified in the Pilates Methodology through the internationally recognized company Peak Pilates, where she was trained and certified under second generation master teacher Coleen Glenn.
Personal Trainer since: 2002
Pilates Instructor since: 2003
Clients who train with me can expect… a dedicated, compassionate and detail oriented instructor who will guide her clients safely and effectively. I take your goals and individual needs such as proper alignment, joint health, spinal decompression, core strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, very seriously. I will challenge you to your fullest potential to help you gain an increased body awareness (which is essential for good posture), perform better in life, look better and feel better!
Hobbies/Interest: My dogs, rescuing stranded marine mammals, snorkeling, hiking, world traveling, Flamenco, workshops in Pilates, Yoga, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.
Suzanne Shearman, Certified Personal Trainer
Certification/Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Training since: 1996
Clients who train with me can expect… to learn how to tune into your body so you can maximize your workout and still keep it safe. Emphasis on proper form, strength gains, fun and stress relief.
Training Specialties: TRX Small Groups, weight loss, post rehab for joint and spine, breast cancer survivors, balance and core strength, water exercises.
Hobbies/Interests: Needlework, macrame, jewelry making.
Tanner Rhodes, Certified Personal Trainer
Frances Zopp, Nationally Certified Instructor
Gillian Redfearn, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: AFAA Certified, NIA White Belt, Dance Minor
Instructor since: 2000
People who take my class can expect to feel successful no matter their level of fitness and/or overall strength.
Currently Teaching: Strength, NIA, Step
Hobbies/Interests: Dance (Modern & Samba), Travel, Austin Samba School (Percussion), Social Justice Work & Fundraising, Watching Football, Live Music
Greg Easley, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: Professional ballet dancer/choreographer
Instructor since: 2000
People who take my class can expect: a lot of muscle building, balancing, endurance, fat burning FUN
Currently teaching: Center Barre
Hobbies/Interests: spending time with my family and 2 dogs, Gus & Winnie
Jennifer Lenich, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification: AFAA certification-group exercise, step, Low-impact, kickboxing, cycling since 1986.
MOSSA certified in Group Power since July 2009
Instructor Since: January 1984 (which must mean I was 2 when I started😜)
People attending my class can expect to be challenged, included, have fun, and leave feeling better than when they walked in the door!
Currently Teaching: Group Power and Cycling
Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, ANYTHING crafty-especially scrapbooking/paper crafting and bullet journaling, traveling and spending time with family/friends.
Jeremy Devens, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: ERYT 200
Instructor since: 2011
People who take my class can expect to release tension in the shoulders, back and hips. Expect simple and effective ways to strengthen the core, back and glutes. You’ll see continual progress in your practice, at all levels of experience. Each class includes posture, breathing and meditation practices personalized to your requests.
Currently Teaching: Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, Yin, Restorative
Hobbies/Interests: I’m a geek for all aspects of health and wellness and spend most of my time there, though I still make sure to make time for hobbies. My step dad is a tattoo artist, so I grew up interested in art and still love to draw for fun. I was a music producer for many years and still write songs in my free time. I love finding any great creators body of work (film, music, art, etc) and learning everything I can about their work and what inspired them.
Mary Esther Middleton, Certified Yoga Instructor
Certification/Training: RYT 200
Instructor since: June 1993
People who take my class can expect a relaxing experience!
Currently teaching: Eclectic Hatha – a blend of a number of yoga practices.
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, hiking, kayaking, reading, watching sunrises and sunsets. Being outside.
Megan Chambers, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer / Schwinn and M.O.I Cycle Certified
Instructor since: 2005
People who take my class can expect to sweat A LOT! ….a welcoming and friendly class culture; an indoor ride that pushes all fitness levels to your personal cardiovascular limit; individual one-on-one bike set up; occasional post-class social nights (involving food, of course)
Currently Teaching: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m. Cycle Stamina classes
Hobbies/Interests: Middle School Spanish teacher by day, sprint triathlete by night. I love to spend time with family and friends, especially my sweet nieces and nephews. I am a huge sports fan of both the collegiate and professional levels. I completely geek out about organizing.
Sean Riley, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Onnit Academy Certs: Foundations of movement, Durability, Kettlebells, Steelmace
Instructor since: 2015
People who take my class can expect alignment-based slow flow with attention to posture as well as functional cues to address our modern habits of sitting/texting.
Currently Teaching: Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga
Hobbies/Interests: Any kind of yoga, breathwork/meditation, gymnastics rings, body weight exercise, weightlifting, rastlin, learning more about health and fitness through books/podcasts
Tracy Brown, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification/Training: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, YogaFit Certified, Zumba & Aqua Zumba Certified, TRX Trainer
Personal Training Since: 2007; Group Fitness Instructor since 1985
Clients who train with me can expect… A safe, effective and creative workout tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are a mom looking to lose weight after pregnancy, a weekend warrior trying to increase your performance or an individual trying to increase bone density, balance and stability it is my goal to assist you in achieving your specific fitness goals.
Training Specialties: Weight loss, small group weight training, boot camp training, agility, speed and flexibility, creative interval and functional strength training, Zumba!
Hobbies/Interests: My family, decorating, painting, gardening, music and dance.
Tracy Walker, Nationally Certified Instructor
Certification: AFAA Certified
Instructor since: 1999
People who take my class can expect: a customized class for every level that’s fun and will get your heart pumpin and your booty shakin’! My motto is “We’re here for progress, not for perfection.” We’ll have some laughs and guaranteed fun.
Currently teaching: Step Challenge, Strength and Core
Hobbies/Interests: A beagle named Scout, population health communications (my day job), cooking southern style, watching Ole MIss football!
Katie Lee, Group Fitness Instructor
Kari Fox, Fitness Instructor
Group Fitness Instructor Since: 2016
People who take my class can expect: A safe, effective and unique workout every time
Group Fitness Specialties: Strength, Cardio, Core, Dance Fitness, Barre, Step
About me: Kari is a dedicated and versatile group fitness instructor with a passion for being healthy, fit and active. She uses her strong dance background to create unique and engaging classes.
Hobbies/Interests: Dance, Fitness, Dogs
Wendy Gaspard, Lead Massage Therapist
Certification/Training: Licensed Massage Therapist (550+ hours); The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School; B.A. (Communication), Southwestern University
Massage Therapist since: 1994
Clients who receive a massage from me can expect: A blend of all my massage training from which I can tailor your experience according to your needs and expectations ensuring that you leave feeling better than when you come in!
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair Massage, Structural Bodywork, Shiatsu, Hot Stone Massage, Craniosacral Therapy
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family, baking, photography, traveling, reading, watching movies.
Darci Barton, Massage Therapist
Certification/Training: Licensed Massage Therapist (500 hours); The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, LMSW (Master of Social Work); University of Utah
Massage Therapist since: 2017
I look forward to customizing your massage to fit your individual goals. I strongly believe in preventative maintenance as well as assessing and treating the body to identify problem areas. Addressing chronic pain with a goal in mind is my ideal way to work with you towards feeling like your best self!
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair Massage, Orthopedic, Mobility/Stretching, Pain Management and Aroma Touch Technique
Hobbies/Interests: In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, especially to hike, camp, and play in water. I also enjoy playing and listening to music, along with spending quality time with family, friends, and my dogs.
Hannah Barton, Massage Therapist
Certification/Training: Licensed Massage Therapist (500+ hours); The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School
Massage Therapist since: 2013
I believe in the healing power of movement and connection. My goal is to work with you to bring balance, pain relief, comfort and mobility to your body through massage therapy and post-session education. I look forward to working with you to create table and chair sessions based on your unique needs.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Sports/Stretching, Swedish, Chair Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Orthopedic, Oncology Massage, AromaTouch® Technique
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family, working out, volunteering, listening to podcasts, reading and exploring nature in ATX!
Tom Bentz, Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist since: 2019
Clients who receive a massage from me can expect:
To me, every massage client presents a unique challenge: how can I make your life better? Whether it’s through deep myofascial work to help rehabilitate injuries and compensation patterns, or a relaxing swedish massage designed to help you unwind, it’s my goal to help get you back to your best self.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Orthopedic, Myofascial Release
Hobbies/Interests: I spend my time competing in grappling and jiu jitsu, working on my podcast (Say What You Will), and reading trashy fantasy and mystery books.
ACE – American Council on Exercise
ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
AFAA – Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
ARC – American Red Cross
BTS – Body Training Systems
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine
NSCA – National Strength and Conditioning Association
All staff holds certifications in CPR and AED that are updated every 2 years.