Meet Our Instructors

  • Mariel Alatalo

    • Mariel Alatalo

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Mariel Alatalo teaches Zumba® Fitness on Wednesdays at 10:20am in Studio 2. She has been teaching Zumba® Fitness for six years. She is also licensed to teach Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr., STRONG by Zumba®, and is also a certified Pound Fitness instructor.

  • Todd Anderson

    • Todd Anderson

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I have been a Les Mills Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2015. I teach Les Mills Body Pump, RPM and Sprint. I have been involved in many different types of athletics including Football, Basketball, Softball, track & field, tennis and golf.

      I retired after 29 years as a supervisor in a professional field. I started a new career shortly after I retired and I am currently working in Management for Mount Carmel Health System/Trinity Health as a Department Manager at Mt. Carmel Grove City Hospital.

      I have a big passion to help others and I try to bring this passion into my teaching opportunities to help motivate others and let everyone and anyone achieve their fitness goals. Premier is a wonderful workout facility and provides all the tools for anyone's fitness level and needs.

  • Esther Avon

    • Esther Avon

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I’ve been teaching bootcamp for almost 4 years and CX Worx for almost 5 years. Bootcamp is really my focus at premier . Bootcamp gives each person the opportunity to dig deep, work each body part with a different format each week . Sometimes we use equipment, sometimes we just use weights .

  • Lucilene Ayers

    • Lucilene Ayers

      Group Fitness Instructor

      “Lucilene grew a passion for having a healthy lifestyle when she came to the United States in 2009. She started educating herself on the active and essential way of living. Lu wanted to find an activity that would naturally heal her body as well as her mind. In 2010 she found that yoga was the answer. As opposed to many other workouts, Lu feels that with a commitment to yoga it can naturally build muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and empower the mind.

      As Lu began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life, she felt inspired to share this gift with others. She is a RYT 200 graduate who has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga. Lu`s teaching style is very nourishing, yet powerful. Healthy breathing, alignment, and balanced energy flow are consistent points of focus in her practice. When you leave Lu`s class you will not only feel like you had a productive workout; you will also feel enlivened and renewed.

      When Lu is not inspiring and educating other yogis, she enjoys being a mommy, travelling, dancing and spending time with family and friends."

  • Cindy Brewer

    • Cindy Brewer

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Cindy has been teaching for over 15 years and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 meaning that she has over 500 hours of classroom training and over 2500 hours of teaching.

  • Karida Cardoso

    • Karida Cardoso

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Karida has been a group fitness instructor for 10 years. She has been a Zumba (ZIN) instructor since 2014 and has been a dance instructor since 2000. Karida was a professional dancer in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Arizona, and Donetsk, Ukraine and has a BFA in dance from Arizona State University. Karida loves teaching students of all ages the joy of dance and combines that with her love of fitness to all of her classes. Karida is a mom of three and besides spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, dancing (of course), working out, and making homemade organic skin and body care products for her family and friends.

  • Jenny Conroy
    • Jenny Conroy

      Yoga Instructor

      Jenny walked into her first yoga class in 2009 and immediately fell in love with the practice. She completed her yoga teacher training with Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh, PA in 2016 and also completed a certification in Kids Yoga in 2016. Jenny teaches a power flow class that includes high energy sequences intended to get your heart rate up and your body warm. Paired with fun, upbeat music as well as a focus on breathing - it’s a great way to work out, have fun and find some balance. Come give it a try!

  • Vicki Cosma

    • Vicki Cosma

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Certified in BodyPump on 2013.
      Employed by Michelle Lancour DDS
      Vicki loved group fitness classes so much, she was encouraged to teach by several of our remarkable instructors here at Premier. She got certified in BodyPump in 2013. These instructors were so motivating, that she also wanted to inspire others to love fitness, at any age! Vicki says it's rewarding to see others have fun getting a great work-out, and seeing results. She also enjoys the camaraderie a class offers!

      Vicki is employed by Michelle Lancour DDS. She and her husband have been married 43 years! They have two sons, and two granddaughters, ages 18 and 11. Vicki has a twin brother and a younger sister, and her "dear parents" have been married 68 years!

      Vicki enjoys working in all her flower gardens, scrapbooking, and making memories with her family and grandkids. Vicki says it's such a pleasure, and loves being at Premier! She looks forward to seeing you at her classes Mondays at 10:20 and Wednesdays at 4:30. If you haven't already, check out one of her classes- she's is a burst of energy and a fun instructor!

  • Darbie Everhart
    • Darbie Everhart

      Group Fitness Instructor

      My name is Darbie Everhart and I have been at Premier at Sawmill for about 13 years. I’ve been teaching Les Mills programs for about 15 years. I’m certified in 3 Les Mills programs, BodyPump, BodyAttack and Grit.

      Fitness has always been a passion of mine and will be until the end of time. It’s important to me that I feel good about myself not only mentally but physically. I am so grateful to be apart of Premier as we have the best Group X schedule and Instructors in all of OHIO!

  • Jenea Garrod

    • Jenea Garrod

      Yoga Instructor

       I teach yoga and barre and my absolute favorite thing about it is to help people feel great in their bodies and appreciate what they're capable of! I really enjoy teaching in a fitness club setting since people who may not walk into a studio might try a yoga/barre class at their club and realize how much they love it. My favorite style of class to teach is high energy, hip hop playing, sweaty and HIIT-inspired. I love being able to create a space where people can relieve stress, balance their minds and bodies and get those endorphins flowing!

      My husband and I have a two, four and six-year old and enjoy traveling together, are active with our church and feel so grateful to live in such a family-friendly community!

      I hope to see you in one of my classes soon!

  • Lauren Glovac

    • Lauren Glovac

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Lauren teaches spinning, has been an instructor for 11 years and works as a Relationship Manager at Nationwide. Outside of Nationwide and Spinning you will find her using any excuse to be outside! Lauren loves yoga, running, hiking, and visiting family. She enjoy spending most of her free time with her better half, Mike, their 2 small children Harper and Jaxon, and their 2 pugs.

  • Shannon Hennerfeind

    • Shannon Hennerfeind

      yoga Instructor

       Shannon began practicing yoga over 20 years ago and has been teaching since 2016. She holds an RYT-200 and is currently working towards her 300-hour advanced teaching certification, specializing in Yin yoga. Shannon is a firm believer in functional versus aesthetic alignment; she aims to help her students find comfort in each pose and release the desire to look a certain way. From safe alignment and attention to the breath, Shannon feels that every student can happily and healthfully reach his or her potential, on the mat and off.

  • Jennifer Hogan

    • Jennifer Hogan

      Zumba Instructor

      I had finally found a workout that I loved back in 2009. I fell in love with Zumba and got my first license on April 16, 2011 in Birmingham, AL while living in Columbus, Mississippi. I moved back to Ohio and haven't stopped since then. Not long after that I fell in love with the Zumba specialties like Toning (2014), Gold (2014), and Aqua (2016). When the music starts all of my stress and worries go away. It's the best way to start the day!

  • Beth Holland

    • Beth Holland

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Step - 22 years
      Kickboxing - 16 years
      Bootcamp - 16 years

  • Mayra Hoy

    • Mayra Hoy

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Mayra Hoy is a Licensed Zumba Instructor, and a Certified Les Mills Instructor in Bodypump, Barre, and GRIT. She is also an ACE certified personal trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach. Mayra’s entire healthy physical lifestyle started with a strong foundation of health and wellness from her parents, Dad being a doctor and mom being an excellent cook using organic foods. Mayra played volleyball, ran sprint events in track, but also loved the arts, such as dance, singing and theater. She graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Pittsburgh. Right after graduation she compete in Miss America as Miss Pennsylvania 1998. Mayra passion for music, fitness and dance is blended beautifully into the formats she chose to teach. Mayra is the mother of 4 beautiful children, and is married to her high school sweetheart. She also is an ESL teacher to Chinese children, where she also sings and dances frequently in class! Another strong connection to Zumba for Mayra is that she is Dominican American! Wepa!br>

  • Mary Jacobson

    • Mary Jacobson

      Group fitness Instructor

      Mary has been teaching strength and stability since around 2012. She is also certified in pilates (Stott full certification), personal training (NASM), spinning (Schwinn, Kaiser), kettlebell(RKC), NKT (Neurokinetic therapy), Silver Sneakers, and Barre among others. If that isn't enough-she has taught body pump 20 years ago (its where it started in fitness for Mary!)
      Mary used to work as a speech language pathologist specializing in adult neurogenic disorders and head/neck cancers. As a trainer she worked with clients as young as 6 and as old as 92, NHL and NFL players, elite runners, the deconditioned, pre and post op clients and every day people.

  • Matt Keidan

    • Matt Keiden

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Matt has been a group fitness instructor since 2008. His first experience teaching group fitness came when he earned his BodyPump certification through Les Mills. Since that time he has added Les Mills certifications in BodyCombat and CXWORX. In addition to the Les Mills programs he teaches, Matt is certified to teach Spinning through Mad Dogg athletics and is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA.
      When not teaching, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, their two daughters as well as their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. He is also an avid practitioner of Taekwondo and is currently working towards earning his Kukkiwon black belt.

  • Andy Kman

    • Andi Kman

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Hi my name is Andi Kman and I have been teaching Spin for just over 15 years. Along with being a certified Spin instructor, I am also a Registered Dietitian. I currently work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital part time in the outpatient clinic. I enjoy working with kids helping them achieve their best health. I have 2 kids of my own, Caroline, 10 and Ryan, 7. They keep my husband and I busy running in opposite directions. My Monday morning spin is a 45 minute express class with lots of high intensity intervals. I love starting off my week with my motivated Monday morning spinners. Their energy is contagious!

  • Bev Lee

    • Bev Lee

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I am currently certified in Primary Group Exercise Certification with Athletics and Fitness Association of America, YogaFit, SPINNING, MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, INC., Les Mills, BodyFlow, CX Worx, RPM and Sprint.

  • Jessica Lickeri

    • Jessica Lickeri

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I teach BodyPump, CXWORX, and Spinning. I have been teaching group fitness for 23 years. During the day I teach math at Columbus State Community College. I am a proud Dublin Coffman High School and OSU alum.

  • Shelley Meyer
    • Shelley Meyer

      Spin Instructor

      I have been teaching Spinning for about 20 years. I also taught all types of aerobic classes for 20 years before settling down to just teach spinning.

      I have been a Psychiatric Nurse for 32 years. I have a Masters Degree in Psych Nursing, with a speciality in Adolescent Psych. I now am a part-time clinical instructor for The Ohio State University, where I supervise students in the rotation on an adolescent psych unit.

      I am married with 3 kids: Nicki 28, Gigi 26, and Nate 20. I have two grandsons: Troy 2yrs and Gray 2.5 mons. I stay busy with all of them plus travel to warm destinations whenever I can in the winter, and am active in multiple charitable organizations.

      I love teaching at Premier! I love my spinderellas/spinderfellas! I am thankful for the opportunity to motivate people to work out hard in a fitness center I adore.

  • Laura Pappas

    • Laura Pappas

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I have been teaching fitness for the past 3 decades, including Premier at Sawmill, on and off for over 20 years. Licensed in Piyo, Turbokick, Zumba, and Strong by Zumba.
      Also professional Belly Dancer and Polynesian dancer.
      Currently teach Monday and Wednesday mornings- Piyo- 9:15am to a wonderful group of folks!

  • Amy Parton

    • Amy Parton

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Amy has always loved being active! She was born and raised in Hilliard, Ohio where she danced and played tennis as a child. She has always loved the outdoors and enjoys scuba diving, repelling and hiking. She is currently licensed to teach Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba toning and Strong by Zumba.

  • Mallory Peters

    • Mallory Peters

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Hi! My name is Mallory and I have been teaching Les Mills RPM since 2018. RPM is the only Les Mills program I teach, however, you can often find me in a BodyPump or Grit class. My favorite thing about group fitness is getting the chance to be apart of challenging ones ability; physically, emotionally and mentally.

      During the day I am a busy, yet passionate, Social Worker through a private foster care agency here in Columbus. Apart from my day to day work or being busy at the gym, you can find me doing just about anything outdoors, cuddling up with my dog and a book, seeing live music or spending quality time with friends exploring the awesome city of Columbus!


  • Mandy Plumadore

    • Mandy Plumadore

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Zumba, toning, kids, Aqua,- 4 years
      Strong by Zumba- 3 years
      Pound- 2 years 
      Sprint- 1.5 years
      Bodycombat- 1.5 years
      Bodypump- almost a year
      Sh’Bam- 6 months.


  • Stacie Potter

    • Stacie Potter

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Stacie Potter (BA, RYT 200, LC) is a lifelong resident of northwest Columbus, Ohio. She has dedicated her life to the mind/body/spirit approach of living. Her focus is to embrace with gratitude the metaphysical aspects of living, including regular practice and teaching of Hatha style yoga, putting the body with the breath and connecting with the mind and spirit.

  • Jen Marie Raven

    • Jen Marie Raven

      yoga Instructor

      I teach a mixed level vinyasa flow on Tuesday evening with options for beginners or any reason a person may need to modify a practice, as well as options for people curious to try something different. I have been teaching for 17 years AFAA and yoga alliance.


  • Jill Scott
    • Jill Scott

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Jill Scott is an ACE certified personal trainer. She also hold certifications in Les Mills Body Pump, Body Attack, And Grit as well as TRX, Mad Dogg spin and Schwin Cycle. She is a nutritional coach and endurance athlete. She loves helping her clients set, prepare for and achieve their goals.

  • Sara Seneski

    • Sara Seneski

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Sara first started as a member of Premier at Sawmill over 10 years ago. She quickly fell in love with the Group Fitness classes, BodyAttack in paticular, and decided to switch roles and become an instructor. She has been certified in BodyAttack for over 6 years and is also certified in Spinning. Sara believes group fitness is best type of workout because not only do you burn major calories but have fun and feed off the energy of all the participants in the room! Outside of the gym, Sara is a Registered Nurse who resides in Hilliard with her husband (Chris), 2 dogs (Simon & Clark) and Cat (Melvin).


  • Jackie Staub

    • Jackie Staub

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I’ve been taking BodyPump for 12 years, and teaching for 10. It helped me lose 40+ pounds, in addition to other forms of exercise. I was also able to teach and keep in shape during my pregnancy with triplets, who are now 2 (all girls!)
      In addition to being a Les Mills instructor and a Mom, I’m also a hairstylist. My husband and I unwind with our goldendoodle Phoebe by watching every show on Bravo. If I could live anywhere I’d be in either Southern California or Disney World!

  • Ellie Taylor

    • Ellie Taylor

      Group Fitness Instructor

      Ellie has been teaching group fitness for 5 years, and currently teaches Les Mills Body Pump and Grit at Premier. Her favorite exercise is the Burpee because it is challenging and hits many different muscle groups at one time. She is in school for Physical Therapy, and finds anatomy fascinating. In her free time, Ellie enjoys anything that takes her outdoors and doing puzzles.


  • Stasi Trout

    • Stasi Trout

      Group Fitness Instructor

      I’ve been a group fitness instructor for 27 years, 22 of those at Premier (obviously I love our club!). I have several diverse certifications and have taught many formats; currently my focus is Les Mills Body Attack, Spinning, and my own signature Premier’s High Intensity Interval Training (Phiit).

      Fun facts: I met my husband Dr. Wayne Trout in my spin class in 1998 ! We live in Hilliard with our two teens. An 8 year breast cancer survivor, Premier has been a huge supporter in helping my team raise over $55k for Komen Columbus. A 2x Boston Marathon finisher (years ago!) I also participate in Pelotonia century rides.


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