Church Street

Carolyn Bever

Carolyn's passion for fitness and nutrition blossomed in conjuction with her interest in running, which began 17 years after the birth of her first daughter. In high school, Carolyn always identified as a musician (violinist), not an athlete; it was challenging for her to muster up the courage to step into the world of fitness. She did find that courage as an adult, and now running and fitness is a way of life. Once she began running, she was immediately hooked. After completing over 20 marathons, including Boston, NYC, Chicago and Portland, Carolyn decided that to maintain an injury free body and become even faster, cross-training and overall body strength was necessary. She started teaching group fitness classes and got certified to be a Les Mills Body-Pump and Body-Attack... Read the profile >>

Jade Jenny

Champlain Valley CrossFit

Jade is the head trainer and co-owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit. Like most CrossFitters, Jade developed an instant addiction to CrossFit when he discovered it in the summer of 2009. In his pre-CrossFit days, Jade followed the traditional globa gym, body builder routine, but after going through "Fran" as his first workout, he knew he would never re-visit the dreaded curls and leg extensions. Shortly after finding CrossFit, Jade realized that there was no affiliate in Vermont and therefore took it upon himself to open Vermont's first CrossFit affiliate. CVCF is the second affiliate in Vermont, and the first in Chittenden County. Jade dedicates most of his life to the entire lifestyle of CrossFit— reading, watching, training, learning— so that he can ever improve himself as a... Read the profile >>

Joshua Ferenc

Joshua has been an athlete his entire life. Some of his earliest memories are of attending sports events with his dad. Although all sporting events caught his interest from an early age, Josh took up running at an early age and has remained passionate about it ever since. In fact, he’s immersed in the running lifestyle that he sees it as part of his mission to spread the fun and healthy lifestyle to VT youth. Josh coaches cross country and track at Bellows Falls Middle School and spends his day teaching 5th and 6th grade science. As an educator, he believes his job is of the utmost importance. According to this inspiring ambassador, true education begins to blossom once the students make a genuine connection to nature. Joshua graduated from Keene State College with a degree in... Read the profile >>

Justina Wentworth

University of Vermont

Justina Wentworth, MBA, RYT has been involved with athletics and fitness for over 10 years. As a formal Physical Education Teacher and Coach, she is passionate about the development of mind, body, and spirit through exercise. She is a well-versed ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist and trained in a variety of fitness modes such as Yoga, Personal Training, Mat Pilates, TRX, Bootcamp and Spinning. As the Assistant Director of Fitness Programs at the University of Vermont and a Lululemon Ambassador, Justina believes in continually expanding her heart and mind to benefit others who thrive to holistically improve. Justina has a Masters in Business Administration from Plymouth State University and a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Keene State College. She is an ACSM Health... Read the profile >>

Malaika DosRemedios

Burlington Yoga

Malaika grew up in Warwick RI, and has always had a passion for anything physical. A gymnast from the age of 3, she was also a Little League baseball player, one of the very few girls on the team. A torn ACL during a high school gymnastics meet and subsequent long recovery ended her competitive gymnastics career but led Malaika to discover a myriad of other enjoyable activities. Today, Malaika is an avid marathon runner, and her greatest race yet was in May of 2010, completing ‘The Great Wall Marathon’ in China in 6 hours and 33 minutes. For Malaika, running far distances is a truly pure and meditative practice. While obtaining a degree in Social Work at the University of Vermont, Malaika started to join group fitness classes and was exposed to yoga. After taking her... Read the profile >>

Sofi Dillof

Laughing River Yoga

Sofi is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor and LifeForce Yoga practitioner who has been teaching Yoga since 1997. Since her earliest experiences with the Yoga, Sofi has felt the profound transformative benefits of the practice and continues to use it on a daily basis to meet the emotional and physical challenges she experiences in her life. Sofi brings to her teachings the wisdom and psychology of Yoga philosophy derived from her many years of scriptural study as well as the ancient art of Vinyasa Krama - the sequencing of poses linked together with breath and intention in order to move the practitioner to greater states of happiness and freedom. Sofi is the Co-Founder and Director of the Vermont Community Yoga Project, an organization that brings the healing practices... Read the profile >>