Teaching & Support Staff


Susan Rappaport -- Posture Cycle®, Pilates, Spine Align, Zen Warrior, Body Language, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor, Transition To Fitness Coach

Just about everyone has the ability to feel better about their bodies. Honoring our physical selves helps us stay connected to our bodies and care for it in ways that will benefit us for a lifetime. Having struggled with obesity and decades of diet failures, I thought I could never succeed with fitness.  Not only did I succeed, I thrived.  I learned that with commitment and consistency, exercise will keep us healthier and happier. Now a mentor to those who are ready to live better, with a gentle hand and heart, I help budding athletes raise the bar far beyond anything they ever imagined, helping them be better one workout at a time.

Lisa Gurley -- Posture Cycle®, Body Language

I believe everyone should feel comfortable moving in their own bodies. Fitness can be scary, challenging, even daunting. But with nurturing and guidance, we can all get there. I have journeyed through injury and weight loss experiencing the positive effects of exercise realized while working with caring instructors. Focusing on core strength and posture, I will help you on your own journey to become fit and active. I look forward to building your ability, mentally and physically, as you move to the rhythm of great music... revving you up from the inside out, as you realize your own athletic self. 



Francesco Pireddu -- NuYuga (Hatha Yoga)

Yoga teaches us to nurture and explore the most powerful instrument we have: our breath. Breathing, slowly and deeply, allows us to be present at any given moment: there is no past, no future. We are here now. That is all that matters. By combining breath and asanas (Yoga postures) we have the chance to heal ourselves and see things differently. We are truly transformed, both physically and emotionally. In my class I pay attention to alignment. There is no rush, and nothing is forced … it all comes naturally.

Elisa Dragu -- NuYuga (Hatha Flow)
Yoga has been therapeutic for me.  For over a decade, it has guided me through difficult times with grace and sunnier times with a sense of gratitude.  Through asana/the postures, breathing, and meditation I guide my students to find a sense of openness, to explore something new, and to simply appreciate being in their wondrous bodies. The world’s great mystical and wisdom traditions have been an influence and inspiration, and have shaped the way I teach.  I encourage stillness in movement, a beginner’s mind, and whole body strength in every move. I look forward to sharing my practice of Yoga with you in person.


Melissa Nicholas--Posture Cycle®

Born the bookworm in a family of very tall fellas I watched lots of sporting events from the sidelines. However I beg you to avoid calling me an athletic supporter! I finally learned how to ride a bike in my late 30's. One day I accompanied a friend to a cycling class as she said she sits in the back and just listen to the music. This seemed achievable. It was a challenge and I loved it! My exercise dream is that all folks feel comfortable and welcome working out. Exercise is rewarding for everyone!




Grace Yee -- Posture Cycle®

Fitness is more than just an activity; it's a lifestyle.  It's transformed my life, making me a better friend, sister, and teacher.  As a school teacher by day, I want to use my expertise to meet you where you are and help you achieve your fitness goals.  With persistence, dedication, and hard work, you'll be amazed by what your body is capable of! Fitness is just as much mental as it is physical. Getting out the door and to your workout is the hardest part!  You'll never regret how you feel afterwards.  Together, let's make a commitment to be stronger, happier, and healthier!

Riley Rappaport -- Posture Cycle®

Creating new habits that are out of our comfort zones can be hard for people, especially when theydon't know if they will succeed. That was a problem that occurred in my life repeatedly because I was too scared to try. When I was participating in team sports I never felt comfortable and therefore never tried my hardest. I kept telling myself that I was not as good as the other kids on the team and never performed to my full potential, even though I may have been just as good as the other kids. It took me a long time to find my way to feel comfortable in my own skin. Everyone should be proud of who they are, and it shouldn't take as long as it did for me. So now I'm a sprinter on a track team, and a certified cycling instructor.  Come take my class and I will guide you to fulfill your potential in fitness.


Jake Rappaport -- Posture Cycle®

Entering the world of fitness as a novice is scary. Not only is it hard, it gets you out of your comfort zone.  Nevertheless, this is something you must do in order to be great at being you.  There is no reason not to give being strong and healthy a good run for it's money.  I have struggled with being overweight as well as with learning that certain things I do and have done are not good for me.  I am a work in progress and I always will be.  We get better from being open to better for ourselves.  Let me be an example and a leader to you as we discover what today has to offer, together.

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