Instructors

Carolee Auslander at Excel Body Fitness

Carolee Poythress

Sharing my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, helping others achieve their goals, and motivating others to change their bodies and their lives is where I find happiness. Here at Excel Body Fitness, we believe that if you excel in fitness, you excel in life. Excel Body Fitness was born out of this passion, to create a welcoming, family atmosphere along with the dedicated, hands-on instruction and attention of a personal trainer in a group fitness setting. Fitness is my passion. My goal? To design a world-class fitness program that delivers real results, but to build it around people by investing in community and relationships. I ...
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Angie Fernandez at Excel Body Fitness

Angie Fernandez

Fitness has always been very important part of my life; I've been an instructor for over 25 years. I've taught a variety of classes, such as Boot Camp, Strength Training, Cardio Challenge, Circuit Strength Training and Cardio Circuits Training Classes. I believe in making workouts exciting, fun and challenging: the best part about my job is seeing smiles at the end of every hour! Certifications: Primary Group Fitness Certification Zumba CPR ...
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Lisa Burns

Since growing up in Virginia Beach, fitness has always been an integral part of my life. My love and dedication to gymnastics earned me a scholarship to the University of Florida where I had the honor to train under Earnestine Williams, the esteem coach of the 1976 US. Olympic team. I'm a mother of three lovely daughters and I continued my passion for gymnastics by coaching my daughter's Apex gymnastics team to a 4A State Championship. I am an energetic and knowledgeable Personal Trainer with over 11 years of experience designing and monitoring programs to accommodate my client's needs. I have a passion for designing programs ...
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Vanessa Mese at Excel Body Fitness

Vanessa Mese

Work hard and you will get results! The best part about my job is the smiles I see at the end of every hour! I believe in making workouts exciting, fun and challenging. Fitness has always been an integral part of my life. I played collegiate volleyball for Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale as an undergraduate. I was also on the University of Florida Club team while working on my Master’s in Education. I received my Primary Group Certification from AFFA in 2005 and I have taught a variety of classes such as Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Strength Training, Cardio Challenge, Circuit Strength Training and Cardio ...
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Eric Yandian

Eric is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor with 20 years of experience in the industry. Other areas of expertise include: Aquatic Fitness, Aquatic Personal Training, Indoor Cycle (spinning), Step Aerobics, Pilates, High Intensity Interval Training, Sports and Endurance Training, Plyometric Clinics, Bootcamps, Body Sculpting, Crossfit, Senior Fitness, Active Older Adults (AOA), Silver Sneaker/Splash Classes, Lifestyle/Weight Management, and Weight Loss. Eric also has experience in Cardio Respiratory Fitness, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and exercise for Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer treatment, Poliomyelitis, Lupus, and Bone Density. He prides himself on designing personalized exercise programs, his ability to work with all age groups, and the satisfaction ...
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Maria Winans at Excel Body Fitness

Maria Winans

Fitness and competitive athletics have been an integral part of Maria’s life for the past 20 years. She takes pride in her training programs, workout discipline and on staying current in the fitness industry. In the last year, she earned her certification in Russian Kettlebell and in TRX. Her priority is her clients' fitness and safety, while pushing them to transform their bodies by becoming leaner, stronger and functionally fit. She makes every workout personal and ensures that her classes are effectively structured to challenge beyond limits, while keeping them fun! Maria’s motto is “work-life-balance” with her own focus on balancing a professional career with IBM, ...
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Hope Walker

HOPE I WALKER: YogeyBear Yoga In the yoga community, I like to be called YogeyBear. Because of the fierce dedication of my own healthy lifestyle transformation, my objective is to motivate others with their very own transformation. Much like the characteristics of a bear, I roam from class to class across the Triangle area, with a specific goal in mind. In my classes, my goal is to provide students with positive energy and motivation where "you can be focused on you'. I am very passionate about the health and well being of my students. It is most important for me to teach students how to obtain ...
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Andreia Dimino at Excel Body Fitness

Andreia Dimino

Playing soccer through out my life played a vital role in building my love for fitness. I took up kickboxing after the birth of my first daughter and immediately began seeing results in both weight loss, endurance, and strength. I've done it all, from Boot Camp training to yoga and pilates. Because of this, I've started competing in Extreme Obstacle Course racing (Marine Mud Run, Gladiator) but my main fitness focus has been indoor cycling/spinning. I've been indoor cycling for the past 12 years and recently obtained my certification through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America). I've also taken up road/outdoor cycling earlier this year ...
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Dan Young

Coming from a swimming/running background, converting over to a beginner triathlete was easy. Seven years as a competitive triathlete, winning age group 25-29 North Carolina Triathlon Series (IOSTS) my first year racing. My hobbies are working out and staying fit. I like to incorporate yoga, stretching and weight lifting into my weekly routine of swimming, biking and running. My Class I offer a tough, different and unique class to Excel Body Fitness. Using my skills I’ve learned throughout my own training, I like to put the rockstar/athletic enthusiasts to the cycling test. Indoor cycling is an individual sport, where you have to push yourself to gain ...
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Tricia Zamora at Excel Body Fitness

Tricia Zamora

Excel Body Fitness has changed my life! I started in the X-Series program as a size 12 and with hard work and the encouragement of Carolee and others in my classes I lost over 25 pounds and found a true love for fitness! I have fought with my weight my entire life, trying diet after diet and at my heaviest I was a size 16 weighing over 200 pounds. I have always been active, playing competitive sports through high school and college, but once I had kids I didn't have time to exercise...or rather didn't make time. I started doing a run/walk program and lost the ...
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Fei

My name is Fei. I was born and raised in Malaysia. In 1996, I moved to the United States to study at college. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Accounting. I am happily married to a loving husband, David, who I met in Memphis, Tennessee. We have two beautiful daughters. We moved to Cary, North Carolina a few years ago in 2010. I wasn't an athlete before in my life, and because of my lack of physical activity, I began to feel knee and back pain in my late 20s. I often blamed it on the mattress and pillows I slept on, thinking ...
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Laura Prudhomme

Laura Prudhomme grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was involved in indoor and outdoor sports and activities until she moved to the Triangle area. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Textile Technology from NCSU, with minors in Industrial Engineering and Graphic Design. During her years of school, work, mothering, and home-making her love for staying fit and active grew. Over the past ten years, Laura has develop a passion for getting people moving. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to live an active and healthy life. When she is not at a pool or fitness center lifeguarding or teaching swim lessons and fitness classes, ...
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Excel Body Fitness James Barrington

James Barrington

With practically a lifetime of experience as a competitive athlete and more than a decade of coaching high level athletes, I am no stranger to the health and fitness field. I have coached with the Carolina Flames Fast Pitch Softball organization for going on 13 years now. In this time, I have helped to develop the skill level of the athletes that were in my charge. All in all, more than 90 young ladies have gone on to have collegiate careers on the diamond during my tenure with the Flames. This coaching experience combined with my passion for living a healthy lifestyle have led me to ...
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Aaron Kline

You’re reading this because you want something to change. Through the years I’ve heard so many reasons: I’m sick and tired of feeling of feeling sick and tired. Jeans…. Once a 32 now a 42. Unacceptable. I might be middle aged, but I’m NOT old Can you make it so my ex regrets leaving every time he sees me? My workouts are okay, but I’m so bored I don’t even want to do them anymore. Two words: Swimsuit season. I watched my Dad go from working to feeble, I can’t bear the idea of retirement looking like that for me. My doctor just scared the hell ...
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Terhi Mengel

Terhi moved from Finland to the United States in 2005. She took her first 200-Hour YTT in Appleton, WI with Suzy Weyenberg in 2008. She then enrolled in her second YTT with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York in 2011. Terhi believes that yoga should be for everyone, regardless of age or past experience. While her classes can be physically challenging, she teaches them in a safe way, offering a lot of modifications to encourage students to honor their body and boundaries. Terhi honors the traditional yoga philosophies and ancient texts of yoga. She incorporates them into her teachings ...
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