meet our instructors

lenora mathis

Hello, my name is Lenora. As a high school student, I struggled with my own weight. Exercise was a place that helped me feel better not only physically, but mentally as well. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Exercise Physiology. In 1995, I moved to Rutherford County and started teaching group fitness. This is where I found my true passion! I’ve been with Lifestyles as an instructor since 1996. During that time, I have held certifications for group fitness from AFAA, kickboxing, Tabata, Mossa Group Power, Mossa Group Centergy, YogaFit and have taught various classes throughout the years. I'm CPR and AED certified. I am dedicated to creating an environment of inclusion and success. I believe creating a fun, interactive and team-like atmosphere promotes motivation and consistency which are essential for success!

alisha

fowler

Hello! I’m excited to meet and work with you. My name is Alisha Fowler. 

I'm CPR and AED certified. I have a Bachelor’s degree is in kinesiology from UNLV and I have a yoga teacher certification, yin yoga certification and I’m a L1 Crossfit Trainer. I have been working in the fitness industry for over 5 years and love it! Having an older brother shaped me and gave me a drive for competition. He led me to play Rugby and compete in CrossFit. I started lifting weights in high school and got into yoga in college. I have incorporated these experiences to elevate my coaching and the performance of those around me. I love helping people and pushing them to see what they can accomplish. I can’t wait to see you in class!

brooke

watson

Hi, my name is Brooke Watson, a native to Rutherford County. I'm CPR and AED certified. I have been doing Zumba since 2010 and loved it so much, I got my license to teach in July of 2011. I have been teaching my own classes since 2013 and started teaching Aqua Zumba in January of 2017 at Lifestyle. Teaching Zumba has been a wonderful blessing health wise, and gives an opportunity to meet wonderful people who have become lifelong friends. My motto: Work your life around your exercise instead of working your exercise around your life. Being fit should be a way of life instead of a destination. I look forward to having you in class. Come join the party! I welcome you to the Lifestyle’s family!

tg

baker

Hello my name is TG Baker. I am a NASM trainer, a boxing trainer and I have over 20 years experience in fitness and exercise. My goal is to help as many people as I can reach their fitness goals. I'm CPR and AED certified.

shawna

hensley

Married to Donnie. Mother to Shayla and Bryson. I’m currently Probation/Parole Officer for the state of N.C. I’ve been teaching classes at gym for over 23 years.  ACE certified, also certified in Body Pump and Group Power as well as certified in TurboKick. I’m also a certified personal trainer. I am CPR/AED certified.

bethany

BLANTON

jennifer

robles

Hi, my name is Jennifer. I was born and raised in N.Y.C. and moved to beautiful western NC about 10 years ago. I'm a mother of 6 amazing children. My journey to fitness began when I was just 2. I fell in love with dance and my mother enrolled me in dancing school. I took lessons in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Belly Dancing. By the time I was in high school, I started teaching my own classes. My teacher was bringing me into NYC to train with a Russian Ballet Company. I went on to Nursing School, then got married and started a family while working as a nurse. Dancing took a backseat for a while, but being Cuban and Italian you can't keep me sitting for too long! I have been at Lifestyles for almost 8 years. I'm CPR and AED certified. I'm a group fitness instructor teaching Zumba Dance Fitness, Total Transformation, Core Floor and Booty, Total Stretch and Step class. I'm the director of our women's and men's transformation programs and I'm a personal trainer. The owners, staff and students have become my extended family. I am very passionate about helping people succeed in reaching their fitness goals! I truly care about my students and clients. I take your health and wellness journey very personal. I look forward to meeting you :)

angie

simmons

Hi, I'm Angelia Simmons. I'm a  fitness instructor with Lifestyle Wellness and Spa for 2 years. I'm CPR and AED certified. I have a Scwfit certification in personal training, nutrition coaching for fitness professional, nutrition, hormones and metabolism, Yoga and Aquatic exercise.

I love fitness. I finally took the plunge and pursued it. I love helping others. Being a fitness instructor, coach and friend is my dream job!

Hi I'm Bethany Blanton and I am currently the Cardio Dance instructor here at Lifestyle! I have been taking Cardio Dance/Zumba classes for over 10 years and have been instructing for almost 2 years now. I am also back up instructor for RIP and have been instructing that class for over a year now. I am CPR/AED certified. I love all aspects of working out and staying fit. Weightlifting, cardio, hiking, yoga and more. My biggest love of being active and fit however is being a help to those around me. It is very easy to get discouraged but my goal above all else is to always encourage and motivate those around me. Support and hard work both go a long way when reaching goals! Exercise should not only be good for the body but the mind and soul as well.

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We are open 24/7!

Staffed Hours:

Monday - Thursdays: 5am - 9pm

Fridays: 5am - 8pm

Saturdays: 8am - 3pm

Sundays: 1pm - 5pm

*pool open during staffed hours only

247 Oak St. Ext, Suite 145

Forest City, NC 28043

Main: 828-248-2947

Office: 828-202-2045

Fax: 828-202-2165

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