My name is Coren Anderson. I have lived in Albuquerque for 39 years. My passion for running and fitness came from my decision to learn how to run at the age of 37, and after a few years of running I was mentoring new runners. I obtained my Fitness Certification through Central New Mexico Community College and am also a USATF Level I Coach. I love teaching circuit training as everyone can get a full body workout no matter what your level of fitness may be. I also love coaching walkers and runners, especially my beginners who have no idea the potential they have to accomplish new
goals. The happiness that comes from anyone I work with is such a great benefit to being a fitness instructor.
Hello everyone! My name is Nikki Cordova and I have been dancing for a little over 12 years now. I started dancing when I was 10 years old. Since then I have either danced or taught for a number of local dance studios and programs, including high school dance teams. I have also worked with and performed with a number of well-known dancers in the Albuquerque dance community. I dance because it is what makes me feel the most confident in myself. It is an escape and release and a beautiful form of expression. I teach because I want others to know what that feels like.
My class, XCITE, has one goal, to help you to feel the most confident you have ever felt. It is a stylized movement (choreography) class geared mostly toward females, however males are always welcome to take class. Anyone is welcome to join as it is an open class, all I ask is that you be 16+ years old. It is a chill class with great vibes and great people. It is sassy and fun and I can guarantee you will walk out feeling better than you did walking in! I hope to see you there!
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Stacy Hedges started her Pilates practice at Engage Pilates LLC/Engage Movement Institute in 2006 as a dedicated student, then trained and mentored under master Pilates teachers Alexander and Jennifer Garcia. In 2009, she earned her Pilates Matwork Certification. Stacy has also completed Momentum’s 450hr Comprehensive Full Studio certification program with Aline Alexander, and is fully certified in Matwork and all Apparatus through Momentum Studio.
Stacy's training gave her the opportunity to practice under the most inspired minds our community has to offer. She focuses on steady breath with an emphasis on alignment and core integration. She uses music to achieve higher energy and flow. Stacy's goal as a teacher is to help people find physical and mental wellbeing. All levels are welcome.
We proudly use Balanced Body Pilates equipment.
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Sarah has an extensive background in dance, fitness, and yoga. She fell in love with the transformative powers of Pilates in 2005 and has been teaching mat classes since 2008.
Students say they appreciate Sarah’s classes for the precise, careful instructions, the fun and focused atmosphere, and their resulting fitness and freedom of movement.
Come to class prepared to be challenged and to leave feeling relaxed and energized. Beginners through advanced students are
welcome and will benefit from Sarah’s mixed-level classes. Modifications and amplifications are offered and encouraged, so whatever your level, you can expect noticeable gains in strength, flexibility, balance, and grace.
Licensed Zumba® instructor Bentley Laaksonen brings Zumba® Fitness to Form Studio in Nob Hill, Albuquerque! I've been a Zumba® Fitness addict since 2008, and started teaching in 2012. Prior to discovering Zumba® Fitness, I studied modern dance, hip-hop, African, flamenco, Mexican folk, and ballroom. Zumba® fitness brings movements from many of these styles into the classroom in a high-
energy package that’s easy and fun to follow. Whether you’re a newcomer, or seasoned dancer, front row or back, everyone has a great time in class! I'm a high energy instructor so please bring your water bottles and be prepared to burn those calories, sweat, and feel great! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!
For members only. Contact Stacy Hedges at info@formstudio-Abq.com or (505) 730 -6122
Mysore-style ashtanga yoga in the tradition of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Beginners and new students are welcome. The only requirement is a willingness to learn. New students are encouraged to observe a class prior to committing to practice. No classes on moon days.
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Kara has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2011. She received her teacher certification from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and did further training at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre in India. Kara is also certified as an instructor in Somatic Meditation by the Dharma Ocean Foundation. After having taught yoga and meditation in Mexico and Guatemala for several years, she recently relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to teaching yoga, she is also studying to be a Certified Personal Trainer.
Kara brings to her private and group classes a passion for yoga as a holistic health care system that balances body, mind, and spirit in order to achieve optimal physical and psychological well-being. Through her open and flexible approach to teaching, Kara invites each student to develop a more intimate relationship with their bodies, minds, and hearts. Her classes are open to all skill levels (from beginners to long-time practitioners), with more challenging variations and modifications regularly being demonstrated and explained along with the basics. She is continually inspired by seeing people of all ages, sizes, and physical abilities benefit from a regular yoga and meditation practice.