Instructor Bios

Jody Vise

Jody Vise

Jody Vise has been certified to teach a variety of fitness formats for over 30 years. She is currently certified by US Water Fitness, holds both certifications in Group Fitness & Personal Training through ACE, and holds a 200 HR RYT in Yoga.  As the CAC Group Fitness Liaison, Jody  developed the Aqua Program at the CAC and enjoys working with the enthusiastic  members who come take classes in both the Aqualite & H2O Fit.

She teaches on Wednesday both 8 am Yoga & 9 am Pilates, Barre & Tone class she developed based on a variety of current formats.  Her goal, in all her classes, is to impart health education to help her students achieve their fitness goals and have fun doing it.

Jill Jermann  

Jill Jermann

Jill is certified by Zumba Fitness in the following: Basic Steps Level 1, Basic Steps Level 2, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Pro Skills. She is certified as a Silver & Fit Instructor, as well. She was involved with group exercise classes at the Kona International Market Place from 2009 to 2015. She currently teaches Kid’s Zumba classes at Yogi Kids, Zumba Gold at the Flower Mound Senior Center, and various schools in the Highland Village, Denton, and Lewisville school districts.

Karen Hollister

Karen has over 25 years of experience and certifications in Aqua, Low impact/High Impact Cardio, Strength training, Step, Kickbox, Nutrition, Senior Fitness, Yoga and Tai Chi. Karen is an AFAA/NASM (Athletic and Fitness Association of America/National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 1996 and hold certifications through IDEA, SCW Fitness and other national fitness associations.


Karen Jones

Karen has been an aerobics instructor and personal trainer since 1990. She has instructed a variety of fitness classes such as water aerobics, strength training, cycle, treadmill, step, Hi/Lo, aqua zumba, and seniors. Karen became a registered yoga teacher in 2011 and a RYT500 in 2014, as well as, a certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist. She is also a certified CPR/AED instructor.


Heather Padgett

Heather’s passion is helping people find their own passion and goals for fitness but making it fun and a part of their lifestyle. Her specialties include Resistance Training, HIIT, Bootcamp Training and Beginner fitness. Heather likes to create diversity with every workout, enhancing each person’s strengths and building up their weaknesses. Make no mistake, a training session with her will be rigorous but it is result driven and it may even put a smile on your face.
Angela Wood

Angela Wood

Angela has been certified by: Cooper Inst. and YMCA for Group Fitness, and Personal Training, Cycle, Aquatics since 2004. Current Certifications: AEA considered the highest level of achievement for those leading Aquatic group Fitness and personal training in Water. 500 hr Balance Body Pilates certified, Basic Life Support (CPR and AED), Emergency Oxygen, Basic First Aid.

Dawn Maynor

Dawn Maynor

Dawn is an E-RYT 200 hour Yoga Teacher, Reiki II, and a teacher of Dream Board Workshops. She is passionate about helping others use yoga to deal with the struggles of stress, anxiety, or depression. She's learned that yoga is a healing journey that is great for the mind and body. In her classes, you can expect to not only move your body but to use your breath and visualizations to connect the mind and body.

Melissa Dixon

Melissa is certified in the following classes of Zumba: Zumba Step, Zumba Gold Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba kids and Zumba Kids Jr., and Zumba Pro Skills. She’s instructed Zumba at the Cross Timbers YMCA, Yogi Kid and Fit Family, and for the city of Lake Jackson. She is CPR certified.


Carolyn Martinez

Carolyn holds her Water Fitness Instructor certification from the United States Water Fitness Association and is also a registered 200RYT Yoga Instructor. Her experience includes teaching children's gymnastics & yoga, as well as, aqua fitness and yoga at active senior living communities. She believes strongly that group exercise and community support plays an important role in achieving fitness goals. She is CPR/AED certified.

Linsi Neal 
Linsi earned her Group Exercise Instructor Certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and is certified in Tabata Boot Camp and Zumba.
Samantha  Samantha Olson
Samantha is licensed to instruct Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning, Zumbatomic, and Zumba Toning. Throughout the nine years she has taught group exercise, she has focused her path to teaching Zumba and Toning. Samantha is also CPR certified.