Meet the Instructors & Trainers

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Rachel Burnham

Owner / Group Fitness Instructor / Nutrition Coach

Rachel is the Co-Owner of Rockstar Wellness LLC along with her husband, Scott. She is a group fitness instructor certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is also an ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and is working towards her certification through Precision Nutrition. Rachel began her journey as a fitness instructor in 2014 when she became a licensed Tap-N-Burn instructor, which combined her love of dance with fitness. Shortly after, she became a POUND Pro and is now a member of the Tour Crew (brand ambassador) and a POUND ICON (master trainer) candidate.

Rachel is also licensed to teach Generation POUND (for ages 6-12), VeraFlow, AMPD Resistance, Kettlebell AMPD, Kettlebell AMPD Unplugged, Pilates and Floor Barre By VeraFlow. In addition to fitness, Rachel teaches tap at Stacey’s Dance Studio and loves sharing her passion for dance with children and adults of all ages.

Rachel’s passion for wellness and creating a community through group exercise was the inspiration for Rockstar Wellness. She loves helping people find joy through movement and encouraging others be their best- in class and in life. She is so excited to share this new journey as a business owner with her husband to be part of the downtown Marietta community!

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Scott Burnham

Owner / Group Fitness Instructor / Run Coach

Scott is the Co-Owner of Rockstar Wellness LLC, along with his wife, Rachel, and will be teaching spin classes at the facility. Scott is an accomplished runner and especially enjoys competing at several distances. To date Scott has run seven marathons and plans to run his second Boston Marathon in April 2020. He also enjoys cycling and has completed several multi-day rides to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to his athletic endeavors, Scott is an Engineer for a natural gas distribution company. Scott is looking forward to sharing his passion for fitness with others and is excited to help those in the community reach their fitness goals.

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Amber Newlon

Group Fitness Instructor

Amber is a group fitness instructor certified through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) and is also CPR/AED certified. She began her fitness journey in 2015 when she realized that an unhealthy lifestyle was standing in her way of becoming a mother. Doctors encouraged her to improve her health to aid with her fertility goals. Amber quickly found a home within the group exercise community due to the strong family atmosphere that it provides. POUND became her first format love, followed quickly by other formats that incorporate great music to create an energizing vibe that helps to melt away the stress of the day.

Amber is licensed to teach POUND, Generation POUND, Strong By Zumba and Barre Above. In addition to teaching locally, Amber travels to various college campuses in Ohio and Pennsylvania to teach fitness classes to CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes &Actions to Recreate Girls) chapters. CHAARG is a student led organization that aims to ignite a passion for fitness in their members. Amber presents formats such as POUND and Strong By Zumba to show the girls within the organization that fitness is exciting and should be enjoyable.

When she isn’t teaching, Amber is a surgery scheduler for MMH Neurosurgery. She also enjoys spending time with her husband of 6 years, Brian, and their 2 ½ year old daughter, Calliope.

Amber is excited for Rockstar Wellness to bring so many great fitness opportunities under one roof with a welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy!

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Carisa Smith

Group Fitness Instructor

Carisa is a newly licensed Zumba instructor, but has been taking Zumba classes for more than 8 years as a participant. After her first class she was hooked, as it was a perfect blend of music and dance that made her forget she was even exercising! The support, motivation, encouragement and friendships created in a group exercise class are hard to beat! Zumba helped her lose over 60 pounds and to keep it off for more than 5 years thus far! Carisa currently teaches a few songs several times a week in the Zumba classes she attends. She is CPR certified and plans to get her group fitness instructor certification in the near future. Carisa is a registered nurse, but has been blessed to be home with her two boys now for 16 years. She has spent many hours volunteering in their schools, serving on the PTA board, chaperoning field trips, helping in the lunchroom, reading in the classroom, etc.
Carisa is excited to bring her love of dance and Zumba to those in Marietta and the surrounding areas, and create a fun, judgement-free workout environment!

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Brianna (Bri) Carson Clegg

Group Fitness Instructor

Bri is a licensed Zumba Fitness instructor and is studying for her group fitness certification through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America). Bri became involved in sports at an early age, including competitive swimming, softball, tennis, soccer, floor hockey, and volleyball. She has always enjoyed being active, but it wasn't until 2011 that she attended her first Zumba Fitness class and fell in love with it. Encouraged by her instructor and mentor, she attended training and received her license to teach Zumba Fitness the same year. Bri taught Zumba Fitness classes in the Mid-Ohio Valley for nearly 6 years before stepping down due to health issues. After a two year hiatus, she is ecstatic to be joining the Rockstar Wellness family to teach Zumba Fitness and hopes to eventually teach other formats as well. Bri is eager to continue recovering and improving her own health and well-being, as well as empowering others to take control of theirs. When she's not dancing to Latin beats, Bri enjoys spending time with her son - Oliver, trying new vegetarian recipes, and loves coffee, cats, and wine.

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Monica Hilverding

Group Fitness Instructor

Monica’s affection for group fitness classes started in college where she took aerobics and jazzercise every year. Through the years, she has been active in Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, dance and step aerobics, Pound, and VeraFlow just to name a few. Monica loves the variety of group exercise classes that she has taken over the years and that they all benefit the individual in their own way whether for cardio, toning, or increasing flexibility. She has found working out with others to be very motivating and has found lifelong friends through fitness.

In the daytime, Monica is an Associate Lecturer in Mathematics at Ohio University. She lives with her husband, Todd, in Waterford. Together, they enjoy race walking and have completed several local races and half marathons. Through the years, Monica thought about becoming a certified fitness instructor but did not want to miss any of her children’s sporting events. Now that her children, Austin and Taylor, are grown, she decided it was time. Monica is ACE certified in Cardio Kickboxing and is scheduled to become a Pound Pro in December. Monica is extremely excited to be a part of the Rockstar Wellness team and hopes to provide motivation for others to reach their fitness goals.

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Megan Lang

Group Fitness Instructor

Megan is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor. Although she received her certification in November of 2018, Megan has been practicing yoga since 2010. She has experience teaching power flow, slow flow, beginner classes/workshops, and family yoga. Megan uses this sacred practice to help balance her body from trail and road running, come back to the breath when her mind is racing, and to find peace in the chaos of everyday life. Megan is also the Wellness Coordinator for Fort Frye Local School District and helps to bring new wellness opportunities to students and staff. She thrilled to be a part of the family at Rockstar Wellness!

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Gina Wiley

Personal Trainer

Gina is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer and a Registered Nurse. Her passion lies in helping others feel vitalized through reaching their health goals. Gina believes that living a lifestyle of wholesome healthy choices isn’t merely about decreasing the risk of disease, but maximizing the quality of life in this moment of our existence with the gift of life we have been given.

Gina has always loved how exercise makes her feel, but over the years she found her metabolism beginning to slow down and cardio exercise alone wasn’t enough to help her maintain the lifestyle that she wanted to live. She noticed that she didn’t have the strength she once had to carry out everyday tasks. This realization led her to begin experimenting with lifting weights and researching the science of movement when it comes to resistance training. In addition to weight training, she enjoys being outdoors, on the river and hiking.

Gina’s experience in healthcare really opened her eyes to the great need for healthier lifestyles in our community. She believes that showing up a little bit every day with a healthy focus can result in great change. Getting stronger can lead to many incredibly valuable benefits, but her favorite is how it makes her feel and what she is able to accomplish. At age 39, she feels better than ever!

Gina’s goal is to encourage and motivate her clients to safely and effectively be the best that they can be. Whether your goal is feeling better, toning, decreasing adipose tissue, improving your balance or improving movement and posture, Gina wants to help you fulfill that desire for a well-vitalized life.

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Brooke Daniell

Group Fitness Instructor

Brooke is a licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Ohio, in which she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree in 2016 from Ohio University, and her Master of Education in Kinesiology degree from the University of Virginia in 2017.

Brooke realized her passion for health, fitness, and wellness while watching her mother workout at home, and attending fitness classes with her mom as a child. She went on to become a three-sport athlete in high school, and continued her personal fitness journey through road races during her college years, in which she completed her first full marathon, and also realized her passion for Yoga and mindful practice. As a young adult, Brooke was certified through the National Exercise Training Association (NETA) as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and worked as a personal trainer in her spare time. Following college, Brooke was able to pursue her desire to work in an environment involving athletics and wellness, as a high school athletic trainer for 5 years.

In 2020, Brooke made a career change, and currently works for the Women's Care Center, presenting in high school health classes. This change has allowed Brooke to have more time to spend with her husband and two daughters, and also to maintain a second career at Rockstar Wellness, where she is a POUND Pro, and teaches various classes.

Brooke is grateful to have the opportunity to not only continue her personal fitness journey, but to inspire others and help them gain strength, confidence and community with other Rockstars. Her favorite part of being a fitness instructor is having a "front row seat" to watch participants get stronger from week to week, and celebrating with them when they are able to accomplish new things.

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Ben Kuhlman

Group Fitness Instructor

Ben is a certified SPINNING instructor. He has been teaching spin classes in the Mid-Ohio Valley since 2003. Ben’s spin classes are a blend of positive energy and sweat, focusing on the goals of everyone in the class. He grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting. Ben has been active his entire life, playing soccer, baseball and basketball. He has also raced bicycles since 1998, winning multiple state and regional championships. The past 3 years, Ben has picked up running and completed his first marathon in Athens, Ohio in April of 2019. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his church family, running, hiking, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Semones

Group Fitness Instructor

Stephanie is a POUND, Generation POUND, and Ballet Barre Fitness instructor.

 

Stephanie’s love of fitness began at the age of 4 when she started ballet classes. She continued her journey in ballet and learning many other forms of dance until the age of 31. In those many years of dance, she also had the opportunity to instruct ballet for dancers of all ages. This led to her instruction of a Ballet Barre Fitness class at Rockstar Wellness.

 

Stephanie began her instruction of group fitness 12 years ago after she took her first Zumba class. She loved every second of the class and became a Zumba instructor. Although she only taught Zumba for two years, she continued to take classes. This led her to Rockstar Wellness to take a Zumba class. She loved the welcoming and energetic atmosphere and continued to take classes each week. On one occasion, she decided to take a POUND class. Stephanie fell in love with POUND and decided that she wanted to become a POUND instructor. She became certified in August of 2021.

 

Stephanie has her bachelor’s in elementary education and currently teaches 4th grade at Neale Elementary. She loves teaching children, which led her to become certified in Generation POUND in November of 2021.

 

Stephanie plans to continue her education in POUND and become certified in POUND Unplugged by the end of this year.

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Hannah McKain 

Group Fitness Instructor

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Allie Mattey

Group Fitness Instructor

Allie is a Group Fitness Instructor certified through ACE (the American Council on Exercise). Her passion for fitness started in early 2020 when Rockstar Wellness opened. She originally was a participant of POUND and many other formats. In September of 2020, she became a POUND Pro and started teaching right away. Since then, she has started teaching many other formats and getting other certifications. She hopes to support participants by being a positive instructor and encouraging them to be the best versions of their selves. Since Allie started group exercise, she has lost nearly 80 pounds and has gained self-confidence and countless friends within her support system. She is now certified to each POUND, AMPD Resistance, and High-Low Fitness and hopes to get many other certifications in the near future including a self-myofascial release program.

Outside of Rockstar, Allie works at Peoples Bank in the Commercial Credit department as a loan documentation specialist. She enjoys cooking and creating recipes and getting together with friends and family. Allie is excited to get to know you and help you achieve all of your wellness goals!

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Donnie Spader

Group Fitness Instructor

Donna has been a certified yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance since 2017. She is very passionate about teaching yoga and enjoys bringing the gift of yoga to our community. Donna started her own business called "Blossoming Me Health" and she invites people to let their bodies bloom! She has two grown children, and is currently raising her 12-year-old daughter. Donna has been a practicing RN for the last 11 years, with a bachelor's degree from Ohio University.

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Reginna Peckens

Group Fitness Instructor

Reginna has been a licensed Barre Above instructor since September of 2018. She began her fitness journey with The Biggest Loser program at Stacey’s Dance Studio. After being involved with group exercise for several years, she decided to expand her involvement in fitness by training to become an instructor. She strives to encourage others on their fitness journeys just as her fitness instructors have encouraged her.

Outside of fitness, Reginna is married and a mother of three children. She enjoys spending time with family, volunteering at her children’s schools and being involved in various children’s ministries within her church. Reginna has an A.S. in Early Childhood Education and runs an in-home child care program.

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Olivia Hilverding

Group Fitness Instructor

Olivia is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance accreditation. Her background in early childhood education allows her to teach her students through each step of the yoga practice, attracting students of all ages and experience levels. Olivia shied away from yoga for years because she had a difficult time quieting her mind. However, during the past few years, Olivia started making yoga a daily part of her life. She practices yoga because it allows her to focus on her breath, while inhaling the positive and exhaling the negative. Now as a licensed yoga teacher, Olivia is excited to share her practice with others so that they, too, can reap the benefits of this practice of gentle stretching. She is passionate about guiding her students in becoming the observer of themselves, to notice their breath and to listen to their body throughout the practice. Olivia's goal is to adapt her yoga classes to the specific needs and levels of each student so that her students leave feeling relaxed and prepared to take on the rest of their day. 

Olivia and her husband, Austin, grew up in Waterford and have recently moved back to the area. Olivia is excited to be part of the Rockstar Wellness family and share her love of Yoga with others!

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Britanee Hickman

Group Fitness Instructor 

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Luis Giudice

Group Fitness Instructor

Luis came to Marietta, OH in 2019. A native of Brazil, his love for fitness started early. At the age of 12, he started playing volleyball in his hometown of Pocos de Caldas - Minas Gerias, which became a lifelong passion for him, later playing for competitive teams in both Brazil and the United States. At 16, he began training in artistic gymnastics, ballroom dancing and classical ballet. He continued his dance training through college, where he choreographed and performed with the Gisa Carvalho school of dance for 8 years.

 

While in college, he received a grant to teach young emerging athletes the basics of volleyball. He also received an internship at a local gym to study weight training and fitness training. In addition, he was also certified in rhythmic dancing, Jump and HIIT courses through ENAF and was professionally accredited through the Les Mills program, receiving certifications in Body Attack and RPM (spinning). 

In 2016, Luis was invited to compete in the Mr. Brazil pageant, where he won titles in his city and country. Through the competition, he traveled to Spain, where he experienced many opportunities in fitness, fashion and modeling.

Luis continued his personal training career in São Paulo, Brazil before coming to the United States, where he eventually relocated and made a home with his family in Marietta. 

 

He is currently working on continuing his fitness education in the states, and is excited for the opportunity to share his passion of fitness and dance with his new community.

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Emily Smith

Group Fitness Instructor 

Emily Smith is a certified yoga, cycling, TRX and group fitness instructor. Emily has a passion for connecting with people through fitness, bringing out a better version of ourselves! Outside of fitness Emily loves spending time with her husband and chihuahua, hiking and fishing! You can also catch her running road races, as running was the foundation of her fitness journey. 

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Bre Turner

Group Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer
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Bre is a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Along with personal training, she also enjoys teaching group fitness classes. Many of her classes are based around strength training, bootcamp and HIIT. Bre continues learning and enjoys furthering her education through courses surrounding HIIT, Bootcamp, Strength Training, Athletic Performance Training, Aging and Excerise, Lebert Fitness, and Building Mental Muscle.

Bre started her fitness journey roughly 8 years ago and knew taht she wanted to excercise to become more of a profession than a hoibby. She has a passion for helping people find their way to becoming fitter, healthier, and more confident.

Bre also owns PurFit, LLC, her won person training business. Outside of fitness, Bre is a licensed cosmetologist at L West Salon. She's also a wife and a full-time mother. Her other hobbies include traveling, camping, hiking, boating, running, cycling and an occasional rock-climbing adventure with her husband.

Noah Williamson

Group Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer
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Noah is a combat fitness and self defense instructor. His background began when he started training in martial arts in 2008 at Shaolin Kung Fu in Parkersburg. In 2016 he became a certified instructor and currently holds a third degree black belt.

After high school, he joined the Air Force where his travels provided opportunity to cross train in several other arts such as boxing and Jiu-jitsu as well as the opportunity to provide hand to hand combat training to an Air Force CRI unit and a blended branch combatives course.

Upon returning to civilian life in 2019, Noah certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a personal trainer where he trained in Texas until early 2021. 

Outside of fitness, Noah continues to teach at Shaolin Kung Fu in Parkersburg and works part time as a pyrography artist, creating both original and custom works. Noah's strong passion for fitness and helping others learn to protect themselves has brought him here to Rockstar Wellness where he hopes to have a positive impact sharing his life's work.