Atlanta
Perimeter Mall

Heather Ambrosi

Lifetime Fitness

Heather was first introduced to yoga by her mother at the age of 13 when she began practicing some asana and meditation to help cope with moving and adjusting to a new school. Heather dabbled with Yoga and exercise for several years but didn’t really bring Yoga into her life until a back injury and the death of her mother at the age of 25. After 10years of continuous yoga practice and strongly influenced by her Yoga Teacher in Las Vegas and meeting Seane Corn, Heather decided to become a registered yoga teacher upon moving to Atlanta in 2008. Heather received her first 200HR teacher training from Sivananda Vedante Center in Canada and furthered her trainings in Prenatal Yoga, Grounded Kids Yoga, attending Yoga Journal Conferences and various workshops, and is currently completing her... Read the profile >>

Michael Buckelew

Zulu Racing

"Michael was born in Florham Park, NJ and raised in Roswell, GA. Michael and his wife Allison both graduated college on the plains of Auburn University (War Damn Eagle!). He has been blessed with the passion to run and race as a lifestyle! Michael has completed over 50 triathlons, marathons, ultra-marathons, 1/2 Ironman and the Florida Ironman! Running is seen as his God given gift and uses it to give back. Michael and Allison are active members of World Harvest Church in Roswell, GA; where they have developed their passion for God and compassion for people around the world! Michael is the race director for the Big Pumpkin 5K and the Matthew E. Russell Foundation’s AREA 13.1 Half Marathon, both events raise money for social and mission work in Honduras, Dominican Republic and South... Read the profile >>

Ryan and Laura Hart

Crossfit Indulto

Ryan Hart Owner and head trainer at CrossFit Indulto. Ryan have been using CrossFit methodologies in his personal training for the past 5 years and has been training CrossFit athletes for the past 3 years. Ryan is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit trainer as well as having attended the CrossFit Gymnastic seminar hosted by Jeff Tucker. Ryan has competed in CrossFit competitions since 2010. Ryan has qualified and competed in the CrossFit Dirty South Regionals since 2010 and competed 2011 (Individual) and 2012 (with team Paragon). “I had just joined CrossFit East Cobb in January 2010 after doing CrossFit on my own at the local GloboGym for the past 2 years. One of the traines talked me into joining him in competing at the 2010 Rumble at the Rock (Stone Mountain) Sectional. I was terrified... Read the profile >>

Samentha Carpenter

Samentha grew up in Bavaria, Germany and is a first generation immigrant to the United States. Her family moved to upstate NY at age 10, where she learned English and quickly became aware of the cultural differences that separated her from her peers. She bridged the language barrier by diving into organized sports. She found that basketball would be the closest substitute to replacing her beloved handball team left behind in Germany. Multiple moves later, Sam and her family ended up in Atlanta where she attended school and cultivated her passion for theater. Sports started to take a backseat, and Sam entered the workforce right after school where fitness fell by the way side. At age 25, Sam found herself in a quarter life crisis. Taking care of herself physically and spiritually... Read the profile >>

Sava S.

Lifetime Fitness

Sava is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He took his first yoga class at a health club, after which his daily workout routine was slowly replaced by yoga classes. Sava has realized an enormous range of not only physical, but also mental and psychological benefits that this ancient practice gives. He has observed how consistent practice made people much more thoughtful, patient and aware. Now he has started traveling to Mysore, India, home of Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute founded by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, to deepen his knowledge of the traditional method and share his experience with his students. Ashtanga is the most physically demanding method of yoga that builds strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Sava’s background in gymnastics gave him discipline and dedication that’s... Read the profile >>