Barre

Pat Monska

Pat has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and currently spends part of her week teaching a variety of classes at in Lenox. She is a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, passionate about teaching anyone and everyone, from those who are just beginning their fitness journey to seasoned athletes. She believes classes should be interesting, fun and challenging. Pat encourages everyone to work to their full potential and to have the confidence to push themselves out of their comfort zone and achieve their fitness goals. She believes cross training plays a very important role in staying healthy and injury free.

Pat has enjoyed participating in several charity rides in the area with her son, and recently completed a 72-mile ride in Northampton. In addition, she has completed several 5k races with her children which benefited local charities, as well.

Certifications:

  •  AFAA Personal Training
  • NETA Group Exercise
  • Certified Spinning®
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • TRX Rip Trainer
  • Kettlebell X
  • Zumba Certified
  • Vipr Personal trainer
  • Athletic and group certified
  • Indoor Row Certified
  • Silver Sneakers Certified
  • CPR/AED 

Ali Shumway

Ali has a passion for empowering others to find their mental, emotional and physical strengths inside the studio and out. A recent graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, Ali works to empower young people in the pioneer valley to find their resiliency and passions. Ali grew up in the pioneer valley and danced ballet with several local companies for 15 years. She fell in love with barre classes during her time in Philadelphia, where she instantly connected with the high energy, faced paced and challenging nature of the classes. She loves the positive, lively vibe at Energia that encourages members to come to class as they are, to live in the moment, and to recognize their great potential. Ali invites her students to come to the barre with a lightness and silliness that allows everyone to not take themselves too seriously, but to still work hard to “embrace the shake”. Come to class prepared to feel the burn, laugh and let go!

Sarah Blackmore

Sarah has always lived and worked in the Pioneer Valley, where it is easy to develop a passion for a fit and healthy lifestyle. Her lifelong interest in fitness began with gymnastics and continued through high school where she ran track. As an adult, she continued to run, but explored other fitness programs. She was introduced to spinning and it wasn’t long before she was certified and instructing. To provide a fitness experience for her clients where she can motivate people through life changes and transitions while witnessing the growth and confidence they develop is one of the things she loves about instructing.

She is continually challenging herself and has received many awards for her performance at local races. She loves to push herself in and out of the gym; and loves that moment of accomplishment in what seemed impossible only a short time ago. To Sarah, the 50/50 Community has shown her a ton of support and encouragement through her own personal growth. Sarah passes that on to her clients in her classes providing progressions so that members see their own growth and strength as well. In addition to her 50/50 Instructor role, Sarah has been a hairstylist in Northampton for the past 13 years.

 

Certifications:

  • Certified Spinning® Instructor, CPR/AED
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