By the time she was 12 years old, Shelby Skaggs was an athlete, gymnast, dancer, and a Christian. So a decade later when it was time for Shelby to choose a career path, it is natural to see why she chose the fitness industry. By combining her love of athletics and people, Shelby Skaggs aspires to help others reach their fitness goals. Shelby believes in 1 Timothy 4:8 (“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”) Becoming physically fit has value, yet there is more to life than just this. Shelby is a certified ACE Personal Trainer, NETA Barre Instructor, NETA Spin Instructor, and Zumba Instructor.
Thomas has been learning about the human body and self-discipline since before he could read. He began learning martial arts at age 4, and continued progressing in to karate then beginning wrestling at 12 years old, Thomas wrestled through high school, then began practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu along with Muay Thai, kickboxing, and MMA. During this time Thomas learned what it truly means to take care of your body. He became a personal trainer in 2011 and immediately started implementing rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises in his and his clients’ routine. With this training and years of Yoga for athletic performance with his wife, his training is well rounded adding stability and flexibility to strength and conditioning. He enjoys encouraging people to be the best version of themselves through discipline, diet, and proper exercise.
Shelby has been teaching modifiable and therapeutic Yoga since 2010 as an addition to her therapeutic massage practice. She is the founder of Balanced Bodies and is a nationally certified massage therapist and an internationally certified Yoga teacher. Shelby became interested in natural healing after struggling with minor health issues in her teens when medicine stopped working. Shelby has taught yoga in Oklahoma City and finished an international yoga certification in Tulsa at the Yoga Spirit Academy. She has experience teaching athletes in sports from football, motocross, & MMA to dance, gymnastics, & running. She also knows what it is like to be a beginner and knows how hard it can be to start something new, which is why she enjoys teaching slow flow & modified Yoga. Her focus is to help athletes, beginners, and even advanced Yogis achieve full range of motion, rehabilitate injury, and improve flexibility by utilizing the breath, body mechanics, and alignment exercises.
I am Jenny Joy; my true purpose in life is to bring JOY out of each individual’s world where it is dim. I have been practicing Zen Meditation for 13 years from Philippines under the umbrella of Sanbo Kyodan School in Japan. It helped me discover my true identity, enhanced my great potentials and keeps the fountain of my JOYfullness flowing. I have been a teacher for students with special needs and by integrating mindfulness in breathing as part of a lifestyle made me become a better teacher. I graduated with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Oral Roberts University. I self diagnosed myself with ADHD (Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder). Mindful breathing helped me sit still; staying focus enhanced my memory and developed my patience. Despite of my disabilities, I am able to overcome it with the help of this energy inside me. It is called Pneuma in Ancient Greek, Chi in China, Ki in Japan, Holy Spirit for Christians and as I call it Joy Chi.
Kelly is a stay-at-home mom of 4 kiddos. While building a successful health and wellness business 4 years ago, Kelly lost over 33lbs. She has gained knowledge, wisdom, and team building skills through nutrition and fitness. Kelly is an ASHI certified group fitness instructor who currently teaches our Power Play classes. Modifications are given in each class. “It is my personal goal to show you your capabilities, your limitations and develop a stronger YOU physically, spiritually and emotionally. I want to encourage and inspire you to take the initial steps of change and transformation.”
As a Men’s Health Magazine fitness advisor and writer, he has spent years helping others pursue fitness and has coached a number of novice level to professional level athletes and teams to greater levels of performance. Sean is a certified strength and conditioning personal trainer, FMS Certified, as well as a certified Olympic Weightlifting coach. He specializes in a joint-by-joint approach when training individuals and athletes for optimal health and performance. Coach Sean is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Tulsa Oilers. As a former firefighter and paramedic, Sean knows what it means to serve others and continues to do so by helping others to reach new levels of health of fitness that are literally changing people lives!
Nicole Peltier has been teaching her eclectic, musically motivated, creative yoga classes for 14 years to all ages and levels. Nicole draws a lively following of teens and young people who are inspired by her young, fresh attitude and easy to follow instruction. Being “mature” also makes Nicole an ideal teacher who inspires students well over thirty to let down their hair and move without reservation and with a focus on meditative moments that surround us. Her classes are always different and creative, she has never taught the same class twice, so if you’re looking for something fresh, she will take you there. Nicole’s studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma is The Yoga Room, where she has been owner and teacher since 2001. She has a wildly passionate heart and her energy is contagious.
Whitney started practicing yoga in 2009 when she was training for her first full marathon and instantly saw it’s benefit in keeping the body healthy and balanced for strenuous exercise and endurance activities. She practiced in her living room with a “Yoga For Athletes” DVD for a few years (before ever taking a class) and never looked back! She recently obtained her 200-hour certification studying in Jamaica during a two-week retreat and has become fascinated by the anatomy of yoga asana and the implications of yoga off the mat. Her goal is to help others build a strong foundation in proper alignment and knowledge of functional anatomy (and to have fun!). Whitney is also a Schwinn Certified Cycle Instructor and loves her full time job working with her church.
Todd has been doing Group Fitness for over 15 years. He is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA and is currently earning his CPT through the National Association of Sports Medicine.
Somer began practicing yoga in 2010 after a friend brought her to a Bikram yoga class in Colorado. She continued in this tradition for less than a year before her work & travels would take her elsewhere. After a few years away from the mat, Somer began seriously practicing vinyasa yoga in 2013. With a foundation in dance, she found it to be a natural extension of her being to be stretching and moving in such a dynamic way.