Instructors

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 first 20 pounds ...
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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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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 and ...
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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, active ...
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Lisa Burns

Lisa Burns was born a Navy baby and grew up in Virginia Beach.  By age 12 she was a competitive AAU/USGA and Jr. Olympic gymnast. In High school she won Regionals and top State Competitions. She earned a scholarship to the University of Florida and was coached by Earnestine Weaver, a Canadian Olympic Champion gymnast. An injury brought her back to Virginia where she attended Va. Tech. Lisa moved to NC in 1999, where she became head coach of the Apex Gymnastics team. In 2002 she and another team coach brought the level-4 team to the NC State Championship title. In 2004 she became an IFTA Personal ...
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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 Circuits ...
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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 am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Aya

Hi!!  My name is Aya, and I've been taking classes at Excel Body Fitness for a few years, so I’m so excited to become part of the Excel team, and bring Zumba to you!  I was born and raised in Cary, NC – yes I’m a native!!  And I’m so blessed to call this area home!  I graduated from NCSU with a Computer Science degree, and worked as a developer for IBM for 10 years.  My husband and I have 4 kids, and after having our last, I decided to stay home and take a break J  All my life, I've had a passion for dance.  ...
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