Jill Danielle Goodwin is passionate about fitness and especially about group exercise. She has been in the fitness industry for 25 plus years. She has been certified by ACE and AFAA. Jill has appeared in numerous fitness infomercials, Starred in FIT TV and Fox Sports West “BodyWaves”, ESPN’s Morning Fitness Shows, videos and more. She is a published author for multiple fitness publications including JUMP, TEEN and SEVENTEEN. She has a strong dance background as a national dance competitor. Jill holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine. She has been honored as Instructor of the Year on two occasions for Sports Club LA/OC.
Mariko Crane is a California native. She worked as a dancer in California, New York and Texas. Her dancing career ended prematurely due to a fractured hip. This injury inspired her to further her studies in pilates which developed into a full time career in fitness. Mariko teaches all fitness disciplines and is also a personal trainer. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of fitness which includes aerobics, zumba, sculpting, pilates and yoga. Her many certifications offer members a myriad of benefits and her pilates training allows her to use good judgment with all types of injuries. Mariko has won many awards and was also a scholarship recipient after earning first place from the National Margot Fonteyn Competition. Mariko also appeared on the 1998 U. S. Postage Stamp representing American Ballet.
Emily Loftiss, After graduating from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) she moved straight to New York City to try her hand at being a dancer. For 8 years she worked non-stop as a professional in the industry. A few of her credits include Radio City Rockette, Broadway National Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Broadway workshops of Josephine, Leap of Faith and many regional shows across the US. On television she has danced on every major station from VHI, MTV, CMT, NBC, ABC, from David Letterman to National Commercials. She has worked with brands like DKNY, Ferrari, Lexus, Nexxus, Mattel, Lucille Roberts, ERIOS Vodka, Hard Rock, Bowlmor Bowling and Knockout Abs Informercials. Also she won National choreography awards, pageant winners have performed her rountines on national tv and choreographed for Ralph Lauren's campaign and Lisa Lamepalli at Radio City Music Hall. Emily has taught dance and fitness for over 17 years and is well versed in all types of dance, barre, spin, weight lighting and boot camp. Emily is thrilled to be apart of the Studio Fixx Family. www.emilyloftiss.com www.loftisssays.com
Katie Dunlop was born and raised in San Diego where she grew up enjoying endless outdoor activities. From learning to surf at a young age, to more recently taking up snowboarding, physical activity has always been a part of her life. Katie also spent several years participating in dance and singing groups which sparked her interest teaching barre classes. Despite all her activities, like many, Katie struggled with weight management. After beginning to practice yoga, she found a deep passion for over all health and wellness and decided to seek a life and career in fitness. Now, you can catch her teaching high energy Ab and Booty Bootcamps, Yoga Sculpt, and more at Studio Fixx in Irvine, CA
Allison Nasser is an OC native, USC grad, and Zumba fitness enthusiast. She grew up taking/competing in dance (tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop) and has loved it her whole life. She discovered Zumba fitness while whipping her body into better shape for her wedding and was astounded at the amount of fun she had even though the workout is fierce! She is so ecstatic to have dance in her life again and would love to spark that passion in you!
She became a certified Zumba instructor to inspire others and prove it is possible to have fun while getting an exceptional workout! Zumba class is like an upbeat dance party with your friends yet accessible to you daily! And, rest assured, no formal dance experience is necessary to be successful! Whatever your goals (lose weight, tone muscle, maintain a healthy lifestyle, improve cardiovascular endurance, be more social, decrease stress, or just to let loose for an hour :)), she guarantees her Zumba class will help you achieve them!
John Manacmul is a 200-hour vinyasa flow yoga teacher, obtaining his certification through CorePower Yoga. John dedicates his time to providing students an unparalleled experience characterized by fun and intense, high-energy yoga classes with an emphasis on alignment. Through his infectious passion and unbridled enthusiasm, John strives to ensure students leave class feeling stronger, healthier and more balanced, both inside and out. A practitioner of Iyengar yoga, he is currently undergoing an intensive Iyengar method teacher training with Megan Bello.
Carolina Cohen has been teaching Zumba for more than 3 years, and has certifications in Zumbatonic, zumba, and Zumba Toning. Carolina has taught Samba and jazz a well. Her passion originates from watching her students take part in the healthiest, most gratifying, fitness party around, Zumba Fitness! , Carolina has a strong appreciation for music and dance and has experience teaching kids zumba in Israel at Movement Arts Academy. She now teaches her classes at the hottest fitness studio in the OC. Studio Fixx.
Sean Goodwin has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. He has been certified through NASM and NCCPT as well as being a wrestling coach (bringing his students to State), top personal trainer and boot camp instructor. He was the top contestant on American Gladiators, has appeared in numerous fitness infommercials and fitness magazines. Sean is also the founder of Fitness Super Pass. He brings some intense workouts to Studio Fixx - come try his Tabata Class.