Shevon Hoover
I believe in self-care, self-love, and that health and wellness go beyond your workout. I strive to make fitness fun, accessible, and effective because your workout should never be a punishment! I developed my love for health and wellness starting in high school, participating in both Tennis and Lacrosse. High school is also where I took my first psychology class, which inspired me to pursue an education, and one day a career in the field. I love connecting with people and helping them live their best life. I've been doing yoga and pilates for years, and love any activity that includes being outdoors. Despite this, a healthful, active lifestyle has not always come easily to me. It is through my own struggles to find balance in my health management that I was able to explore the complex emotions and experiences that come with establishing a health and wellness routine.  I hope that though my personal experiences and education that I can help guide others through their own challenges. I understand what it is like to feel like living a truly healthy lifestyle is impossible, but the good news is that there is no one "right" way to live it! In my classes I hope to create a safe space to explore, create, laugh, discover, and grow as a community of amazing people. slkrahn1@gmail.com

Molly is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has a minor in Exercise and Sports Studies. She has a passion for helping people feel good. Whether it’s your first time in the gym or your thousandth, Molly can help you learn something new. She has been active all her life starting with dance, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, which shifted into running, strength training, salsa dancing and rock climbing as time went on. Her interests include music, hanging out with friends, trying new recipes, and playing with dogs. As a trainer Molly helps clients see big picture goals and also smaller weekly ones. She focuses on functional fitness, generally combining strength with cardio, balance and power exercises. Most of all, Molly believes in the importance of laughing and breathing during a workout. Contact Molly at (530) 219-9538, molly1gordon@gmail.com, or text ‘getstarted’ to 77094 and watch the transition to a healthier you begin!  

Shannon Krahn

Regarding fitness, running was my first love. However, it didn’t stand a chance when I discovered “aerobics” with its upbeat music, high energy dance-inspired moves, and group setting that felt more like a party than a workout. I was hooked and it wasn’t long before I was asked to become a teacher, an offer I couldn’t refuse and a decision that I have not regretted for one minute as I am now over 35 years into a fitness career. Most of that career was spent at “Studio E”, where over the years, teaching “aerobics” expanded into hip hop, cardio funk, kickboxing, spinning, circuit training, yoga, and HIIT, to name a few, and where I also added personal training to my repertoire. Fitness has been a central part of my life and the benefits-physical, mental, and even spiritual-that I have experienced are something that I am always excited to share with anyone who needs help realizing their fitness goals. 

Shevon prides herself on my strong work ethic, being a fitness enthusiast and a mom.  Born and raised in Santa Barbara, my memories of being introduced to exercise was through my mom's "Buns of Steel" VHS tapes and going to the track to run with my dad.  I was always active in high school playing various sports and moved to the DC Metro Area for 3 years after graduating. After another year spent in Texas to finish up school, I decided to come home and stay put.  After the birth of my two children I participated in a 12-week fitness challenge that I won!  From that experience, it planted a seed and I realized that transformations truly come from within.  In order to change your fitness level, you must first strengthen and conquer the mind. I was hooked on health and fitness from that point on.  I even competed in a bikini body building competition to test my limits.  Always struggling with my own body image, my focus is not so much one's aesthetics but more about what the body can do. 
One of my goals as a trainer is to help one realize the strength that comes from within.  Your strength and accomplishments are my joy!  My passion is to be a trainer who uplifts and inspires those to reach outside of their comfort zones.  There is nothing more beautiful that a woman who is confidently and authentically herself.  And I aim to bring that out of everyone whose path I cross. shevonhooversb@gmail.com (805) 280-1245

Lexy Getschel
Molly Gruenberg
Deborah McGowan

My background has been in the arts.  As a child, I studied ballet, tap, jazz and piano.  I received my Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Fine Arts in Toronto, Canada, went to England to complete my study of Benesh notation, and worked with the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet for 10 years as the company dance notator. Since I moved to Santa Barbara, I have been teaching ballet technique, repertoire and Benesh notation at various dance studios. I became very interested in Pilates when I realized the benefits to injured dancers. In 1996 I enrolled in the certification program with Rael Isacowitz through Body Arts and Science International (BASI).  I received my certification the following year and have been teaching Pilates ever since. While teaching, I focus on proper alignment as I believe that is fundamental to working safely without injury. Pilates can be a calm and meditative workout, as well as being a challenging one and I like to combine both in my classes.  I am happy working with all ages, and all levels of fitness.  I tailor my classes to the needs of the participants.                              

Molly has been a staple in the SB fitness community for over 25 years.  She is very well versed in several group instruction disciplines.  This includes Spin, Zumba, Mat Pilates, Step, Strength Training and more.  ​An instructor you don't want to miss out on.

4141 State StSanta BarbaraCA 93110, USA   wac@womensathleticclub.net   (805) 845-4545
Molly Gordon
Dani
Tervo-Schiffman

I was an extremely athletic and active child, I enjoyed gymnastics, ballet, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, competitively riding Dressage and Show jumping horses, as well as trail riding all over the hills and beaches of my native St Thomas, USVI. Parlaying that energy and love of sports and physical exercise into a career occurred naturally.  After getting my BA in Biology from UCSB, I found that I really enjoyed teaching fitness, and it became a passion.  I have worked for 17 years in the fitness industry not only as a personal trainer and an instructor, but also as Group Fitness Program Director, a pilates studio owner, and I have provided local businesses with Fitness and Wellness Programs via my company, Life Motion Fitness Training Services.  Currently I have chosen to further my career by re-entering college and am attending classes to achieve my Masters Degree in Health Education/Human Movement.  We all struggle with fitness, health and body issues – no matter who we are.  I remind my clients to keep it all in perspective, to love their bodies every day, and to remember that exercise is the best prescription for keeping their body healthy. I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful people over the years, and I feel blessed to be able to help my clients live a healthier and more active life.  lifemotion@cox.net  (805) 698-8075

Alice Huang

I have never had a plan.  I would be a hippie if I could afford it.  I have always liked being physically and mentally strong. The fitness field is something that I have been a part of since 1985.  I moved to Sacramento after college from South Dakota.  My idea of the California dream was to join a gym and spend my life savings of $600 going to bartending school.  27 plus years later, I own Women’s Athletic Club and I am the bar manager at the beautiful Arlington Theatre. I know I am a rare person in this world who truly appreciates and loves their job.  I opened a gym because I truly knew that I could do it better than what I have experienced in attending many gyms around the US.  I also had a very good idea from years of personal training what kind of environment women needed to be successful in the exercise arena.  What women need is what we all need, a place to always feel supported and included.  Also I saw a huge lack of customer attention and service in Santa Barbara.  Lastly, I wanted to give women what they deserved in the fitness world: high end, up to date equipment that did not set a ceiling for their abilities.  Taking risks is in my DNA.  This is my biggest roll of the dice.  Please come along for the ride.  I guess this ‘is’ my plan.

PERSONAL TRAINERS & INSTRUCTORS

for women, by women
Cindy Ebadi

Women's Athletic Club

WAC
​​It is my passion to help improve the wellbeing of others so that they can be the best that they can be.  I believe that regular physical activity helps people build confidence and pursue the things they love, both in and out of the gym. I fell in love with fitness through many years of soccer, basketball, and tennis. This love grew into a desire to know how the body functions and how I can use that knowledge to help people. I pursued this passion at Iowa State University where I studied Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Psychology. I later continued this journey by becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Over the last couple years it has been an amazing experience to grow with my clients and help them reach their goals and feel proud of their achievements. No matter what someone’s goals may be, there is always a routine that will fit their needs. Finding this personalized routine is what changes exercise from a chore to a treat! I believe exercise is something that everyone can enjoy and it is my goal to be there to help you find what makes you excited about fitness.

Santa Barbara, CA