Meet one of Goddess Fit's Sales Associates, Dee Ellsworth!
Dee began dancing in the early 80's as one of the featured dancers with a group of New York musicians. Her performance as a dancer in a Boston night club was featured on a local television station as a facilitator and choreographer of a new dance craze sweeping the country. These experiences, together with a love of dance, inspired her to obtain several fitness certifications in dance, i.e. jazz, latin, body-mind-spirit, NIA, both individual and group. My goal as an artist is to inspire others to connect to the dancer within, in addition to a recent development of a workshop to empower others to release creative capabilities which resides within each one of us through movement and dance. In addition, she has studied with the Pioneer of Emotional Dance Movement, Anna Halpin, as well as dance organizations, receiving a number of certifications in the field of movement.
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Group Fitness Instructor, Danielle Chu !
Cait was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She grew up doing gymnastics and competitive cheerleading, and has always led an active lifestyle. Cait graduated from Arizona State University in December 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. During the day you can find her teaching 2nd grade and coaching middle school cheerleading.
"I’m a teacher at heart, and became a certified PiYo Live instructor in 2017. I love teaching PiYo Live because if hits all of my favorite parts of a workout – strengthening, stretching, and sweating!"
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Jen O’Neal, comes to you with well over 20 years of experience as a fitness professional certified in AFAA & other various fitness formats. For her, it’s the perfect escape from the real world and gives her the opportunity to "pay it forward". Surprisingly as a kid, she wasn’t known as an “active child”, rather, she was the “chubby kid’ and teased a lot in school. Like the vast majority of fitness instructors, she began in the world of exercise as a participant in a Step class and was encouraged by her teacher to consider instruction and the rest is history! Today, she loves seeing people discover their inner & outer strengths and has been able to successfully inspire others through her classes she teaches :: CardioKickboxing, Weight Training Classes, Pound, Zumba, and Bootcamps. Jen has traveled throughout the country as a past master educator but now devotes her time to her locally taught classes & to her career as a pharmacy technician. Her commitment and passion for fitness and serving others is apparent the moment you meet her and her motto says it all, "Learn fitness. Love fitness. Live fitness."
Lindsay is an outstanding current senior at Chaparral High School here in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was born and raised as a native residing with her two amazing parents and yorkie, Bailey. In her free time she models with Agency AZ, has walked in 6 fashion shows, likes to create films, travel, write, and study the environment. Back in 2014, she had a major spinal fusion to correct her scoliosis and still enjoys to go back and volunteer guiding same patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She hopes to change the world and is very passionate about everything she does. Come say hi to her at our desk and she'll take care of you!
Wendy has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years. She trains clients through water fitness therapy and Pilates , in particular those recovering from sports related injuries. She is a Pilates Mat certified instructor with Balanced Body and holds certifications from Restorative Exercise Institute and the Bender training academy. Wendy also teaches locally at the Village clubs, where she has worked since 1999. She teaches mat based Pilates classes and deep-water fitness. She has held a certification with AEA-Aquatic Exercise Association since 1994. Her passion is working with and teaching young ballet dancers about alignment and injury prevention. In the summer, she instructs young ballet dancers who attend the Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive and Vail Valley Dance Intensive programs in New York and Colorado. One of her favorite hobbies is training for beautiful Arizona hikes like the Grand Canyon and National Park hikes. Wendy and her husband are the parents of three daughters and two very energetic English crème retrievers.
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Group Fitness Instructor, Jen O'Neal!
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Group Fitness Instructors, Cait Corrigan!
Danielle was born and raised in Hong Kong. She is an outdoor adventure girl with a city girl heart! She loves boot camps, obstacal courses, snowboarding as well as biking and hiking. She spends her free time either shopping or finding some way to stay active. In 2016, she completed her first half-Iron Man in Houston. She also became certified in Turbo Kick, her soulmate workout, and began instructing. Currently she is living in Desert Ridge with her husband and two boy hamsters. And when she's not at the gym you can find her at the children's hospital as a pediatric hospitalist.
*Turbo Kick coming to Goddess Fit this September!!
8260 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 105A, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Brit grew up in Southern California and moved to Arizona in the summer of ’92. She enjoyed a long career in the hospitality industry, working at several hotels and restaurants throughout the Scottsdale area.
Having struggled with her weight for much of her life, Brit is a veteran of many diet and exercise crazes of the past. But after the birth of her son, she decided to try a different approach to losing the excess pounds. Focusing on healthful eating, along with a balance of cardiovascular and strength training, she not only saw the weight come off, but also felt stronger and healthier than ever. Read More
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Pilates Intructors, Wendy Arendt!
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Group Fitness Instructors, Becky Willkinson!
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Trainers, Tiff Johnson.
Tiff moved to Arizona in 2013 after having served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for nearly a decade. Her military occupational specialty (MOS) was 8552—Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor-Trainer—instructing and training thousands of Marines, Sailors, and LAPD officers (USMC reservists). She spent time in the ring fighting Muay Thai in the USA, Thailand, Malaysia, and France—finally hanging up her gloves in 2009 with the birth of her daughter.
Tiff’s civilian education and certifications include: BA in History from Cal State University, San Marcos, California; National Wellness Institute, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS); ACE Certified Personal Trainer (CPT); ACE Group Fitness Instructor (GFI); additional ACE specialties in Mind Body (mat-based Pilates and yoga practice) and Fitness Nutrition; TRX Suspension Trainer Instructor; and Ballerobica Barre Instructor.
Tiff has extensive experience working with teens to 80+. She has worked with special populations who have had joint reconstruction/replacement, live with MS, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, ADHD, suffered from stroke, and first & second trimester pregnancy moms as well as postpartum moms.
As well as being a Rotarian since 2006, Tiff values the ideals of community and integrity, and she truly believes: “You are braver that you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,” A.A. Milne.
Who Got Us Fit?
Jodi Books-Stokes born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ received her BS degree in Exercise Sciences from the U of A. Yes, in a sorority and a cheerleader, not the best student ever but loved being a social chairman and working on cadavers.. eww but totally cool. Out of college immediately worked for the World Renown Canyon Ranch Spa and soon after became the Fitness Major opening the Scottsdale Princess Resort at age 25. Five years after being a manager and teaching at Scottsdale Family Fitness and the “Q” club, her husband (now X, but still great buddies), w/ their 2 boys Clark and Reece (not named after candy) moved to Valencia, California. READ MORE
Laurie Korp comes to us with over 20 years experience as a fitness instructor. She teaches Yoga Therapy classes, along with Les Mills Grit, PiYo, Turbo Kick, Treat While You Train, Aqua, Interval and Strength Training, Pilates, and Cycling. She found an intense passion for fitness, anatomy and physiology at an early age, and has dedicated her life to these passions. She has made Yoga DVDs and audio CDs that have reached people around the globe. In addition to her fitness instruction, Laurie is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She is an avid runner, with 3 half marathons under her belt, as well as numerous 5 and 10Ks. She lives in Phoenix with her amazing husband, daughter, dogs, and tortoise.
Meet Goddess Fit's Front Desk Girl, Lindsay Thorson!
Meet one of Goddess Fit's Fitness Instructors, KJ Brown.
Kj has been an AFAA Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for 23 years and also works as a full time Licensed Massage Therapist. She is very passionate and enthusiastic about promoting health and wellness for herself and others. Although her background is fitness her love of dance at a very young age has made an impression on her approach to fitness. She believes that fitness should be fun in order to keep you coming back for more. You can expect there to be no judgments or expectations present in her classes only a willingness to participate for the love of our bodies.
Her Certifications include: AFAA Group X and Personal Trainer, Licensed in Basic Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Step and Zumba Circuit, Certified Tabata Bootcamp Instructor and Barre Above Instructor. Her specialties include: Bellydance – Kj has been bellydancing for over 15 years and has performed in several local troupes in Arizona.
Kj continues to educate herself and appreciates being a student. She feels that she learns just as much from her students as they learn from her. She encourages everyone to “listen and love their body”.
Becky is a dedicated wife and mother of two, Naomi 5 and Elijha 2. She has worked as a nurse for 12 years, mainly in the ICU at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in downtown Phoenix but has always been a lover of all things group fitness! Becky finds joy in the progress of others and helping people meet their fitness goals.
She became a certified Pound instructor in October of 2016 and plans on adding Tabata to her training repertoire as well as getting group fitness certified through ACE this coming fall! She believes that her faith and love of fitness has greatly improved her life and helped her overcome many obstacles and thanks God every day for finding this passion and love and ability to share the joy of fitness with her community.