Meet The Team
Allie aims to share her passion for connection and heart for community! Allie began her yoga journey in 2015 with self practice. She fell in love with the lifestyle of yoga and was determined to get certified in 2018 with her 200RYT through Jaimis Huff Yoga when she was living in North Carolina. Continuing her education she advanced her training with a Rocket Vinyasa Certification from Baba Rocket and Jaimis Huff Yoga and a CHAKTI Yoga training from Lauren Mcabee. What she loves most about yoga is that it holds the power to help us become present to the divinity within, connected with ourselves, and the world around us. "Radical self acceptance can transform you and seep into all areas of your life. When you become aware of your power and how truly magical you are everything starts to shift. It is my goal to spark a glimmer of that in every class." It lights my soul up when I get to help someone through movement, holistic wellness, and love. Learn more about allie here.
Amy "Kiyaana" Limbrick
Amy combines her love for dance and staying healthy with her specialty Bellydance Fitness class at Bodyworks. She teaches this course exclusively at Bodyworks and has done so for over 10 years. Amy's background in Middle Eastern Dance styles plus her AFAA certification make for an all-around fun, unique way to stay fit.
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Byron was born and bred in California where being active was integrated into his lifestyle; working out, yoga and meditation have always been a passion. Byron firmly believes in the positive effect a daily exercise routine can have on the body, overall wellness, and sleep patterns. Over the years at Bodyworks Byron has have had the good fortune of substituting for classes when needed and now holds a weekly Move It class! Byron is grateful beyond words to have developed relationships through group fitness over the years that now feel like family. In his own words, "We always welcome newcomers in and make them feel at home. In each class I try to focus on every muscle group while incorporating a good cardio workout at the same time. We push ourselves to the best of our abilities and usually have a good laugh along the way. Breathing and deep stretching take an important role in every class I lead. Come on, Move it!"
Carmenza is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. She has an education in the Biological Sciences and Public Health. Carmenza has been practicing as a scientist for over 20 years in many different specialties ranging from molecular biology to cancer research and drug development. Her most rewarding job as a Scientist has been teaching her trade-craft to others. She is also a certified Nutrition coach!
Since her youth, Carmenza has been interested in health and fitness. As an adult, she has enjoyed functional fitness and strength training.. Teaching PITAIYO Circuit, which is Pilates, TAI Chi, Yoga combined with the cardio of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Plyometrics has offered a more recent challenge.
Carmenza focuses on proper and safe execution of exercise movement as she would rather see quality over quantity. She loves teaching and working out so what better hobby than a PITAIYO instructor? She is also the proud Momma of a very protective and cuddly Puggle named Molly.Her class has heart, power, and will give you one heck of a workout!
Dan is a Retired Navy Special Operations Officer with a passion for fitness! This passion led him to become a Maddog Spinning Instructor and an American Council on Exercise Certified Group Instructor in 2006, Since then Dan has been leading, encouraging, and instructing those who are ready to step fully into their fitness goals! We are stronger together.
Dewey currently teaches high school in Stafford County and has been a local cyclist for over twenty years, either as a Cat 4 road racer, avid mountain biker, or cycling instructor. As such, Dewey teaches his classes with an eye toward long-term fitness goals: improving cardiovascular health through concentrated stress and recovery work, increasing power through a focus on watts training, and trying to have fun pedaling. Kindly he expresses, "I want people to enjoy their experience on a bike as much as I do and invite clients of all fitness levels to my class."
Emily has a passion for teaching and for helping others achieve their fitness goals. She incorporates functional movements in her classes because she believes in the longevity of being active, not just in achieving temporal results. Emily is certified in Group Exercise, Bootcamp, HIIT, Zen Barre, and Pitaiyo. She loves challenging her students to move in different ways, and her classes are always fun and accessible to every fitness level. She believes that movement is important for every age and a gift that should never be taken for granted.
The physical challenges of yoga are what brought Maggie to her mat, but it was the mental benefits that led her to complete a 200hr training in 2017. Maggie continued her teaching, becoming a Credentialed Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor and completing her 300hr training in 2019 with Cleveland Yoga.
For almost a decade Marcus Lawrence has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Holding certifications in Water Aerobics, Kettlebell Instruction, as well as TRX Instruction.
The fitness industry was a calling to Marcus, and not just due to his genuine love for exercise. Achieving goals was an addicting feeling, one that he just had to share with others. Allowing individuals to feel better, get healthy and not only meet their goals, but blow them out of the water has suddenly become not only his passion but his living.
Getting others healthy has always been a source of drive for Marcus. In 2004, he was diagnosed with Adult Onset Still’s Disease. This rare form of inflammatory arthritis can be permanent and cause permanent damage to the joints. He was treated for AOSD until 2010, when it seemed his immune system would regulate itself. Suddenly, working out wasn’t just for enjoyment, it was vital. With daily episodes of joint attacks, the muscles would have to be stronger in order to compensate for the joint failure. Luckily having a strong body kept the damage from being far worse according to the VCU doctors. However lucky he was, it wasn’t without side effects. High doses of steroids (Prednisone) confused, irregular sleep patterns and fatigue. Throughout the process exercise was the best thing Marcus could have done for his physical and mental health.
Marcus met numerous people who had lots of different health issues and diagnoses, so he sought out to make it a career to help people become physically functional. It could be a severe disability like CMT, or just post - rehab for minor surgery. He has trained high - school football players, bikini competitors, and cardiac patients. Knowing the medical recommendations or overall needs of the clients in order to implement them in program design is a sort of specialty, and understanding where they need to be, that there is always a goal to be reached. There isn’t much he hasn’t learned to use, and tends to travel with sets of CAP Kettlebells and a vast knowledge of exercise variation with said kettlebells and bodyweight, and sometimes a modified Gold’s Suspension Trainer.
Maria is a certified weight and fitness trainer, aerobics instructor and nutrition specialist.
With credentials from the International Sports Sciences Association, American College of Sports Medicine, American Sports & Fitness Association, International Fitness Association, The LEARN Education Center, International Correspondence School, Exercise Safety Association, Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, California Aerobic Dance, Nike Corporation and Aerobic Pipeline International.
Maria has been in the fitness industry for over thirty years, currently providing personalized training at BodyWorks Downtown and other private locations in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the past, Maria has trained at locations in Tampa, Florida; Manila, Philippines; Mount Vernon, New York; Tel Aviv, Israel; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cairo, Egypt and Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more about Maria on her website!
Nancy was born and raised right here in this area and has a heart for community and bringing people together. She is outgoing, outspoken and fell in love with Zumba! In 2013, she found herself weighing 252 lbs, feeling depressed and miserable. Knowing she had to do something, she ended up in the back row of a local Zumba class. An hour later, she was hooked! She made lifelong friendships and connections and lost 90 lbs in a year!! She became a certified Zumba instructor in 2015 and now brings Zumba, Zumba Toning & Black Light Zumba to BodyWorks!! "You burn just as many calories going left as you do going right!"
Patty is one of our longest-running instructors and has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry. When she teaches a class or works one-on-one, her goal is always to inspire you to keep training and working through barriers. Promoting hard work, dedication, education, motivation, and discipline—with a good dose of laughter—goals can be accomplished. "As an instructor it is gratifying to see members of all fitness levels develop their physical abilities and knowledge."
Patty recently left her career in accounting with the City of Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation to focus 100% on her commitment to fitness and share her energy with you—when she’s not scuba diving or running after her lovely little granddaughter Isabella Grace.
Patty is certified in AFAA Group Fitness and Personal Training, Yogafit, Pilates, Muscle Pump, and Senior Fitness.
Sarah Jennings a is one of the most sought after personal trainers in the Fredericksburg Virginia area. Sarah’s number one objective is safety and correct form and technique when training her clients. She believes patience is key to gaining strength, power and endurance and changing unhealthy choices into healthy habits. Sarah became a personal trainer to help people realize their God given gifts and talents and loves to watch people thrive after they realize their capabilities. Sarah is easy going and understands her clients’ personalities and individual needs. She encourages rather than discourages and is always willing to go that extra mile for any client. For more info email email@example.com
Sarah’s Certifications: National Personal Training Institute – CPT (NPTI), Suspension Training (NPTI), Kettle Bell Training (NPTI), Nutrition (NPTI), and Mobility (NPTI)