Group fitness trainersOur Team is Ready to Help You Achieve Your Goals
Cheryl Kirksey, Director of Group Fitness with HSHF since 2005, is certified with Fitour as a Personal Trainer, AFAA as a Group Fitness Instructor, Les Mills BODYPUMP Certified and holds a B.S.E. in Business Education from H.S.U.Cheryl has trained in the fitness industry since 1990 and is very passionate about fitness and nutrition for total body well-being. She is able to transform the entire body from the inside out and help women feel and look their BEST no matter the age.
- Director of Group Fitness, HSHF
- AFFA Group Fitness Instructor Certification
- Fitour Personal Training Certification
- Piloxing Certified
- CPR Certified
- Les Mills BODYPUMP certified
Masters of Science in Education
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Primary Pilates Certification
CPR/AED Certified through the American Heart Association
I have taught wellness/fitness classes for over 20 years. I enjoy working with individuals and groups of people to attain their fitness goals. Some of my specializations include fitness/wellness coaching, flexibility training, speed/agility training, sports conditioning, strength training, toning and overall general fitness.
Some of my personal achievements include:
• Ironman Finisher
• Regional XTerra Off Road Champion
• Completion of numerous road/off-road triathlons
• Completion of numerous half/full marathons
• Completion of numerous adventure races
I enjoy cycling, running, swimming, yoga, Pilates, group fitness classes and outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.
I look forward to working with you and helping you be the best you can be!
Susan Heath, director of Hot Springs Pilates Studio, is a certified Pilates trainer with 12 years of experience teaching the Pilates Method. Susan holds 2 Pilates certifications. She achieved her first through Physicalmind in 2001 and her second in 2010 through Centerworks Pilates Institute, a classical program honoring the work of Joseph Pilates. This 700 hour program included an in depth study of anatomy and physiology, observation, testing and apprenticeship. Susan has been featured in 2 Pilates DVDs, co-authored a set of training manuals and presented at the Pilates Expo in 2003. Susan also holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and toured nationally and internationally with several contemporary dance companies.
Sarah started out as a massage therapist with a interest in body mechanics and functional movement. She established herself as a AFAA fitness instructor in April of 2011. In May of 2014 she became Les Mills RPM certified and finally ending 2014 with her AFAA personal trainer certification. She has also served two years as committe chairman for the Spa Pacers 5k/10k in AR.
Sarah combines functional and traditional methods of working the body. Her personal training style includes a combination of strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and sports specific drills.
Let Sarah help you become the best version of you!
Elan McAfee is an NFPT personal trainer, AFAA Indoor Cycling Instructor, and RYT-200 Yoga Teacher with various specialty credentials. She also holds a Masters of Science in Psychology and is working on her doctoral dissertation. She discovered fitness in her late thirties after a divorce when she began her transformation from about 190 lbs to an NPC Bikini Nationals Qualifier. While she no longer competes on the stage, she leads an active lifestyle with outdoor road cycling and power yoga as two of her favorite activities. When she isn't working up a sweat, Elan acts as the state program director for the Reach & Rise youth mentoring program and teaches Psychology
Audra came to HSHF from Dallas, Texas in 2017. She loves the laid back atmosphere and all the outdoor activities Hot Springs has to offer. Audra teaches paddle board yoga in the summer on Lake Hamilton, beer and yoga at the local breweries, and Vinyasa at the club. Audra's yoga style is very powerful and full of movement - expect to break a sweat when practicing Vinyasa with her. You may also recognize Audra as the Director of Membership Services here at HSHF. Audra enjoys music, food, family and friends both in and outside of the health club!
- E-RYT 200
- BS in Marketing from Texas Woman’s University
- CPR certified
PFT, RYT, RCYT
• AFFA Certified Personal Trainer
• Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor
• YA Registered Childrens Yoga Teacher
• Certified Group Fitness Instructor
• Certified Water Aerobics Insructor
• Childrens Movement Coach
• CPR/First Aid Certified
A local lake hamilton graduate and mother of two leslie is an ardent community volunteer. Leslie has a varied background in fitness and nutrition and can help you with all of your needs. she is also compassionate about the fight against childhood obesity and is available for childrens 1on1 or group training.
“I am all about helping those who want to fight for a healthier lifestyle”.
Jackie brings a love of the practice of yoga and the benefits of it to each class she teaches...,the connection between the breath, posture, alignment and movement and how it lights us from the inside out. The work we do in class during yoga changes how we can make it through each day....learning to be more centered, calm, flexible, and mindful in and of our choices.
Allowing ourselves room to grow and be challenged in a welcoming and encouraging, fun environment.
"Where else can we go as adults to get our minds quiet, stretch, breathe (loudly and deeply), challenge ourselves, play, try new things AND take a nap on our mats at the end of class...?" Yaaaay for Yoga!!!
Kim Terrazas is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up speaking English and Spanish. Her grandparents came from the Basque region of Spain. She speaks five languages, including, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic and English. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish (a double major), and a Master’s Degree in Spanish.
Kim has been dancing since the age of four years old. She studied jazz, ballet, modern and tap. Also, she dances flamenco, which she studied at the University of New Mexico, and in Spain at the University if Granada, as well as with professional flamenco dancers, José Molina, Pablo Rodarte, Eva Enciñas, and María Benitez. Kim was a professional dancer throughout her 20’s, performing in shows as lead dancer, which included performing with the New Mexico Ballet Company, the Flamenco Troupe at the University of New Mexico, and professional dance shows. She has taken workshops from professional dancers, which include professional Las Vegas dancers Dave Chavez, Juliet Prowse, Renzo Luckie, Bill Potenziani, and Pumpkin Cary, as well as professional ballet dancers Eugene Tanner, Leo Ahon and Soili Arvola.
In Hot Springs Kim has taught dance at National Park College, choreographed and danced in the Baron’s Ball in 2011, and 2014, and choreographed and danced in the Shortest Parade, 2012.
Holly is another new member to our Group Exercise Team at Hot Springs Health and Fitness.
She is Yoga Certified through Yoga Alliance with 200 hours. She trained under Courtney Butler Robinson and we are thrilled she has decided to teach yoga for the club!!!
Holly will be teaching Relax Yoga on Friday at 9:30 in our yoga studio. Try something new maybe? Try yoga😊
- AFAA Personal Trainer,
- Weight Trainer
- Group and Senior Fitness Instructor
- Cardio Kickboxing Instructor
- Tai Chi for Osteoporosis Leader
- Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program Leader
- Silver Sneaker Yoga Instructor
- A Matter of Balance Coach
- Aging Gracefully Trainer/Coach
- CPR/AED Certified
Linda began her career in 1992. While looking through a magazine, she saw a picture of a young woman very physically fit and at that very moment she knew this was what she wanted to do. Linda developed a passion for exercise, living a healthy lifestyle and helping others achieve their goals. “I am high-energy, motivational person who never meets a stranger.”
“I have worn many hats in my life, but I will never take this one off. I am amazed at the tremendous benefits it provides every person, no matter what your age, gender or physical limitations. My job is to find out what works best for each individual and inspire that person to live their life to the fullest.
We are so excited to announce she’s our new indoor cycling instructor at Hot Springs Health and Fitness!
Starting in March, Noelle will be teaching cycling on Tuesday at 5:30 pm and Thursday at 8:30 am. More to come and other classes to teach as well! We are thrilled to have you on our team, Noelle