Meet the Instructors & Trainers

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!

Scott Burnham

Owner/Group Fitness Instructor

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

Renee Kornmiller

Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer/
Nutrition Specialist

Renee has been a fitness professional since 2002. She is a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, certified through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise). She currently holds several additional fitness certifications including Cardio Kickboxing (All Star Family Karate & Ju Jitsu), Jillian Michaels Bodyshred, Sport Yoga (NESTA), Silver Sneakers and PiYo (Beachbody Live).

Her additional training includes First Aide/CPR/AED through the American Heart Association, Youth Fitness (AFAA), Telexercise Resistance Training (AFAA), FuzeCraze (AFAA), G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling (AFAA), and Group Rx RIP (Power Music/AFAA).

Through teaching a variety of challenging fitness classes, as well as personal training, Renee has helped a broad range of participants to achieve their individual goals so they may lead a healthier lifestyle.

Renee is passionate about fitness and health, as well as working with children. She has been an elementary school teacher for over 21 years, and is currently a physical education teacher for Wood County Schools.

Renee is dedicated to help you on your fitness journey.

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.

Missy Shea

Group Fitness Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Mary Huggins

Group Fitness Instructor

Mary is a group exercise instructor certified by NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association). Although she had been interested in fitness since college, Mary’s commitment to fitness grew stronger after the birth of her twins. Mary wanted to be able to keep up with her twin toddlers and set a good example for them when it came to health. She started working out with in home exercise DVDs and fell in love with resistance training after completing the original P90X with Tony Horton. As Mary’s confidence in her fitness abilities grew, she expanded her workouts to group fitness classes and running. She completed the Parkersburg Half Marathon in 2011. With the encouragement of her group fitness instructors, Mary decided to become a group exercise instructor in 2018 and take her love of exercise to the next level. She has also obtained NETA Specialty Certifications in Kettlebell and Fitness Yoga. Mary is a licensed P90X Live instructor through Beachbody. She is a stay at home mother of teenage twins, a boy and a girl, and is enjoying her journey as a group fitness instructor. One of Mary’s favorite fitness quotations is, “Remember to enjoy the process while working towards your goal.”

Rhonda Hower

Group Fitness Instructor

Rhonda is a group fitness instructor and holds several certifications through NETA (National Exercise Trainer Association) and ACE (American Council on Exercise) and the YMCA. She enjoys teaching a variety of group fitness classes including Yoga, Strength Training, Aqua Fitness, HIIT Interval Training, Outdoor/Indoor Bootcamp and Cycling. Rhonda also has her CPR and First Aid Certification through the Red Cross. When Rhonda isn’t teaching group exercise, she enjoys spending time outdoors and participating in activities such as camping, walking, boating and biking.

Rhonda believes that staying active should be fun and part of a healthy balanced lifestyle. She recommends trying a variety of activities, modifying movements as needed and focusing on correct form. Rhonda enjoys encouraging others as they work towards achieving their personal goals.

Shelby Tait

Group Fitness Instructor

Shelby is a licensed POUND instructor. She started her journey in 2013 by changing her lifestyle and attending group fitness classes. Shelby enjoyed POUND from the very first class that she attended and became a POUND Pro in October of 2018. She has been teaching at various locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley since becoming licensed and is very excited to bring her class to Rockstar Wellness. Shelby is working towards obtaining her group fitness instructor certification through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America).

Shelby is a mother of three beautiful children and is happy to pass down a love of fitness and help them create healthy habits. In addition to teaching fitness classes, Shelby works full time as a medical assistant in the Neurosurgery Department at MMH. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid and BLS through the American Heart Association. Shelby has a very full life and is full of energy and enthusiasm. 

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.

Sara Stutzman

Group Fitness Instructor

Bio coming soon!

Donnie Allen

Line Dancing Instructor

Bio coming soon!

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