Get to know us
FIT Studio is a gym that provide clients with the guidance and tools that enable them to surpass their individual fitness and wellness goals. We train beginners and workout warriors of all fitness levels. We offer a high-energy environment, music and fun, ongoing support, goal setting, motivation, and opportunity to transform your body.
Our team of talented certified instructors and trainers are proud to offer innovative fitness programs for the men, women and teens in our community.
Certified Fitness Trainer and Owner
Since 1998, her areas of expertise in group fitness include: BODYSTEP, Barre, Core, BODYPUMP, TRX Suspension Training, Spin, Athletic Conditioning and Interval Training. She holds three certifications with Les Mills, including BODYSTEP, BODYPUMP and CXWORX, and is a certified Schwinn Cycling Instructor. Jodi is an ACE certified personal trainer offering one-on-one and small group personal training, including TRX, for clients of all ages and fitness levels. In March of 2018, Jodi completed her 200 hour Yoga training program and is registered as a Yoga Alliance registered instructor. Jodi’s prior years as a senior management executive reinforced for her the importance of client satisfaction – something she feels is essential in running a truly client-centered studio like FIT. An avid skier and outdoors person, Jodi makes fitness an integral part of her daily routine. Jodi, her husband and two daughters love being a part of the Coastside community.
CLASS FORMAT: BODYFLOW, CXWORX, Pilates Mat
Lele has been taking Pilates instruction for 20+ years and has been teaching since 2006 when FIT first opened it’s doors. She is a Balanced Body Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor as well as a Certified Balanced Body Barre Instructor. She is also a Les Mills certified BODYFLOW and CXWORX instructor as well as SCW certified for Pilates Matwork, Pilates Small Apparatus and Group Strength. Lele is very passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates. Her big thing is FORM FORM FORM!!! Her enjoyment of teaching is clear to anyone taking her class, and she is always eager to share her knowledge, having received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education. Lele is a longtime resident of El Granada and is happily married with 2 twenty-something young men. Lele is also co-owner of HMBPilates in Moss Beach www.hmbpilates.com.
CLASS FORMAT: Cycle,Core, HIIT, Tank Top Arms Abs & Glutes
Melissa has always had a passion for clean-eating and exercise and is thrilled to be part of the FIT Studio team. Her enthusiasm and positive energy for creating a well-balanced, healthy, and happy lifestyle for her clients and class participants can be felt throughout the studio. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is trained in both TRX and Schwinn Cycle programs. Her love for full-body workouts makes her a great leader in both cardio and strength-based classes.
Melissa also leads ReBoot @ FIT, a 28-day guided nutrition, exercise, and wellness program designed to help you reset and rethink your nutrition choices while giving you a jumpstart on your weight loss goals. Melissa is accomplished in helping others find ways to make small changes to their daily habits that will have long-lasting effects.
CLASS FORMAT: Personal Training
Dawn became a certified personal trainer in 2012 and holds a Personal Fitness Trainer certification and a Sports Nutrition certification from AAAI (American Aerobic Association International) and ISMA (International Sports Medicine Association). She holds specialty certifications in Tabata and Bootcamp.
Dawn loves motivating and working with clients to help them reach their personal fitness goals. She believes fitness is a way of life and when she is not at the FIT Studio training with clients, she is working out herself. Dawn enjoys time with her husband and friends and she is a doggy mom to 3 dogs, Skipper, Widget and Teddy.
Karina lives by the belief that movement is medicine for both the mind and body. Years as a multi-sport competitive athlete inspired her to become a trainer and rehabilitative exercise specialist through ACSM. In addition to a degree in Exercise Physiology, Karina holds a degree in Psychology from UCSB. Certifications include Foundation Training, Restorative Exercise with Katy Bowman, and BASI Pilates. Dancing is her favorite way to move!
Paula Belloni, PhD
CLASS FORMAT: Body Pump, CX /CORE, Body Step, Freestyle step, Tabata cycle
Paula has balanced her passions for fitness, science and people, with dual careers in Personalized
Medicine/Drug Development and Fitness training for more than 40 years. She initiated her career as
group exercise leader with Jackie Sorenson’s Aerobic Dancing in 1979 and over time developed her own
freestyle fitness classes that have evolved with the industry. She has received certifications in group
exercise by AFAA, ASFA and the YMCA, Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, CX/CORE, Tabata Bootcamp
and Tabata Cycle. Paula is committed to creating fun, safe and effective fitness experiences, good for
body, mind, and spirit.
CLASS FORMAT: Cycle
Mishelle has been an instructor since her first job in high school. Through the last 30 years fitness has been one of her greatest accomplishments. As a fitness instructor teaching Aerobics certified by Reebok, she had her first taste of helping other better their mind, body & soul. Mishelle ran x-country for the University of Washington, so her desire to stay fit and help others be the best they can mentally and physically came naturally. Bodystep, Bootcamp, Spin, Cycle Core, Kick Boxing, Athletic Conditioning and her favorite-Interval Training to the Navy Seals/Aviators at three different Naval Air Stations. She holds many certificates IDEA, NIKE Elite training, Schwinn Cycling, REEBOK, ACE certified personal trainer/instructor to name a few. Mishelle has donated her time to teaching young boys & girls at certain clubs or community’s which is one of her greatest joys.
CLASS FORMAT: Boot Camp, Yoga, Cycle, Personal Training
Margaret has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She got her start teaching PE and coaching elementary school children while attending college. She is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer through NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine), E-RYT® 500 and is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through AAFA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). She holds specialty certifications in Tabata Bootcamp, Schwinn Cycle, Body Training Systems Group Ride and Centergy, and Les Mills Cycle. In addition to fitness, Margaret resets her body through yoga, connecting to the physical and mental aspects of the practice. Margaret is committed to helping people push past their own mental barriers to achieve their fitness goals
Amy Lin Thomas
CLASS FORMAT: Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Instructor and Teacher Trainer
My path with yoga has delighted and informed me with each twist, turn, hill & valley. I first discovered yoga in 1984 when I took an extra-curricular class at Indiana University. As a collegiate soccer player, I was looking for something to help me stretch my muscles and be physically flexible. Later as a graduate student in psychology at Sonoma State, I again explored yoga as an avenue to study the mind.
It wasn’t until 2002 when I found my teacher, Nancy Schalk, and completed her YA200 Teacher Training that I experienced the true and infinitely deep Heart of Yoga. I have been teaching (and learning) since.
In 2011, I founded Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing in Indiana as well as an accredited Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training School. I sold the studio and moved myself and my Great Pyrenees, Padma, to Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. There, I taught at the lovely Metamorphose Yoga studio for 3 years.
During that time, I had a near death experience and my healing came through my loving community, yoga asana, mudras, and meditation. Each experience and beings that I intersect with on this life path are my teachers.
In my classes, you will hear me remind you that “your greatest teacher is within and to follow the compass of your heart”. My intention is to be of service by empowering others to believe in possibility and choose to live a vibrant, flourishing life however you uniquely create it.
It is with humility, gratitude, and excitement that I am teaching in the beautiful Coastside yoga community.
Photo credit: Seth Harris
CLASS FORMAT: Vinyasa Flow Yoga
In 2006 Deb became immediately hooked on yoga when a friend invited her to a hot-style yoga class. Once an avid runner and marathoner, Deb hung up 26 miles of running for 26 postures of yoga! Her teaching journey began in 2014 after completing her 200-hour certification and shortly thereafter received her 300-hour certification. Deb is a Yoga Alliance 500 hour Experienced Register Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500).
Deb teaches and practices many different styles of yoga as she loves to share her passion for health+wellness in addition to her yoga experience with others. Deb is an energetic morning person and loves being able to serve her community with the blessing of yoga.
Since first practicing yoga it has been her dream to open a yoga studio in her community and now that dream has become a reality. Deb is the Founder of Coastside Yoga Collective (CYC) in HMB.
“Jodi and the FIT team have done an outstanding job this past year keeping my group fitness goals in check. I love the energy and community from group fitness whether it’s in person or via Zoom. I have also loved accessing the virtual library to try out new formats. I truly don’t know what I would do without the FIT Classes to give me social, mental, and physical stability!”
I found the perfect personal trainer at Fit Studio! After my knee surgery, I desperately needed to work with someone who knew how the body functions and heals because I did not want to reinjure myself. My trainer (Jodi) coached me to build full body strength, flexibility and confidence. After much encouragement, support and guidance, I returned to my favorite activities: yoga, cycling and hiking. Annually, we set goals together and create a measurable plan to determine progress. I love the accountability! Now four years later, I know I will never leave Fit Studio. Health and fitness are truly a lifetime commitment and I have a strong desire to maintain what I have accomplished. My entire body is stronger and currently my coach is helping me to fine-tune other features of fitness and health like further strengthening my core and focusing on my posture. The close relationship that my personal trainer (Jodi) and I have built will last a lifetime. I feel truly blessed.
"I started working out with Jodi about a year and half ago. I did not have any prior experience with either weight training or a personal trainer. Jodi immediately took away my anxiety about trying something new and has always been encouraging and motivating. I really look forward to my workouts and enjoy seeing more definition, strength and flexibility!
I enjoy the variety of the classes offered at Fit. I appreciate the commitment from Jodi in particular to keep us safe while offering virtual classes during the shutdown. The instructors are committed to offer a great experience to all and offer options during the classes for various experience levels."