Born and raised in Louisville, KY my husband and I moved to gulf shores, AL in 2005 and then to Destin in 2015. I started using fitness after the birth of my second daughter as a way to combat postpartum depression. I quickly fell in love with group fitness and became a certified Spin instructor in 2012. I began teaching yoga shortly thereafter and eventually finished my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Destin Yoga Academy in May of 2018. In November of 2018 I also completed my Buti Yoga certification and began enthusiastically teaching Buti in January of 2019.
My goal as a spin and yoga instructor is to help my students get stronger from the inside out. To stop focusing on how our bodies look and instead bring the focus to how they feel. That through movement, practice, discipline, and learning to live grounded in the moment we can bring strength and positivity into every facet of life.
Olga grew up in Russia, learned and performed ballet/russian folk dance in Russia for 10 years. Her practice and interest in ballet and just any type of movement, holistic healing and spirituality brought her to Pilates, and in early 2014 started studying Pilates and completed her certification training in both Primary and Advanced Mat Pilates. In 2018 Olga decided to expand horisons and got certified as a Group Fitness Instructor though ACE and now enjoys teaching strength and conditioning classes as well.
Olga believes that movement is a path to personal health and spiritual freedom. As an instructor, her aim is to create an atmosphere of present-moment consciousness, a playful, safe, and joyous practice for everyone, where students can explore and be curious, build strength in and outside of the excercice room, break down boundaries and start living more fully, moving free and without pain.
Olga is a forever student herself and always learning something new, deepening her knowledge though continuous readings, webinars, and attending various programs.
Grace Scruggs, a native of Mississippi, moved to the Emerald Coast in 2011. As a mom of three young girls she quickly became interested in health and fitness so she could not only be the best version of herself, but also to teach her girls the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Grace is a newly certified Beachbody Turbo Kick instructor and is excited to continue to expand her knowledge and education and bring that excitement to her classes. When she’s not teaching Turbo Kick, you can find her in many other Grand Fitness classes. She believes a healthy lifestyle is found in a physical and mental balance. And don’t forget, mistakes burn calories too!
Anna is a charismatic instructor with a passion for movement and wellness. An Alabama native, Anna has been teaching in the fitness industry for over seven years. She’s spent much of her life rooted in performance, dance, and music, so Anna brings her love of rhythm and great playlists to her classes at Grand Fitness. Anna is dedicated to a teaching style that empowers people to honor their body and appreciate how strong they are, both in fitness and out in the world.
My Name is Monique Utomi, married and with 3 beautiful kids. I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
I was a Professional Swimmer in my young age. And I have a Bachelor Degree in law. Fitness change my life, in the last 5 years I lost 180lbs, I love to motivate people and love to see the results.
I am Schwinn Cycling Instructor Certified, and a ISSA Personal Trainer. I am a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and I am a Preschool Teacher. I am very Passionate about fitness and loved what I do.
I’m Sarah, an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. In college, I studied Athletic Training, and am constantly learning through various fitness certifications. In addition, I am a Maddog Athletics Lifetime Spin Instructor, 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and Sid Yoga, Mind-Body Specialist, Turbo Kick Live and Buti Yoga Instructor. I also specialize in Pre and Post Natal Fitness from Knocked up Fitness. I am super stoked to be apart of this team since we opened and am committed to bringing you challenging, safe and encouraging workouts.
Born and raised in Destin, Fl. Tiffany has two young children and enjoys staying active. A competitive athlete since adolescence Tiffany became an instructor to challenge others to reach their own athletic accomplishments.
All classes are based on heart rate training in order to maximize fat percentage and caloric burn rates. Strength training classes focus on accomplishing muscular hypertrophy in circuit formats.
Certified AFAA group Fitness Instructor
Certified NASM Cardio Respiratory Fitness Training
Certified Maddog Spinning Instructor
Heart Rate Monitoring Enthusiast
Rachel has been teaching Group Fitness classes for over 20 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She specializes in HIIT classes, group strength and conditioning and Cardio Kickboxing classes. Rachel is motivated by the energy she receives from the participants in her classes and does her best to return that energy and motivation to them.
Cindy has been a group fitness instructor since 1987 and has continually participated in continuing education workshops and conferences to stay on the cutting edge of what’s new in the industry. Her style is a multi-muscle, functional flow that works the entire body in the way it is designed to move. Cindy teaches to all levels of fitness, so everyone can participate and get a safe and effective workout.
I take a personal, and individual approach to teaching Gentle, Yin, Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga, relying on my 30 years of experience in the medical field as a retired Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant to adapt my classes to student’s needs and capabilities. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach, with my moto being Yoga for Everyone, with individual attention paid to each student. In addition, I am certified to teach Spin and PiYo.