Mary Bogart, massage therapist of 18 years, always takes time with her clients, listening to what their needs are and following through with a customized massage. Mary's customized massage integrates Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, reiki and reflexology, working at the client's desired level of pressure, creating a relaxing yet therapeutic experience. Creating this experience by listening to her client's needs is incredibly important to Mary for she wants her clients to gain all the benefits of massage, especially reducing stress and allowing the body, mind, and soul to go "ahhhhhhh". Mary believes to nourish yourself and to be at your optimal state is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself as well as to others.
As a massage therapist, Sharita Davis believes in helping people find a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit. Sharita is an avid proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being
GiGi Gardner is passionate about helping her clients feel physically and emotionally self-ware, addressing the body as a complete system while focusing on a each client’s specific needs. She has a dynamic approach, integrating multiple modalities to get the best results possible. GiGi encourages and empowers her clients to be active participants in their health and well-being.
With a diverse background in massage therapy and personal training, Amy Whittle believes in helping people find a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit. Nothing motivates her more than empowering people through physical fitness to help achieve life-long wellness. Amy is an avid proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.
Melani Glassman is passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the body and mind and her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to your busy life. She believes that the most important thing a therapist can offer, which is beyond any technique, is a mindful and compassionate presence which can further facilitate the innate healing ability of massage.
Jenna Jackson has chosen Massage Therapy as her profession because she finds working one-on-one with each client very rewarding. Jenna blends her knowledge of personal fitness and different therapeutic techniques to build body awareness, bringing ease to her client’s busy lives.
Nancy Henson is passionate about massage therapy and believes that massage creates a balance of mind, body and spirit. She works relieving the body of tension and stress. Nancy believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get the best results possible.
Fluent in Hungarian and well versed in multiple other languages, Justin has traveled the world learning about other cultures and sharing his passion for adventure. With over fifteen years of experience in the outdoor industry and a degree in history, Justin brings an expansive knowledge of adventure programs and solid detail oriented trip planning skills as well as an awareness and understanding of world cultures to the Thrive team. "I want to ignite a spark and passion in people for the outdoors."
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and well-regarded work experience as a physical therapist assistant, Bryant Meeks shares his knowledge of fitness with his clients. As a former varsity football player at Georgia Southern University, assistant to the head strength coach, and white water raft guide, Bryant has a true passion for sports, team building and adventure.
James brings over 14 years of professional experience in personal training and fitness education. After years of professional soccer and living a life of wellness, he received his BS in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic. James understands that everyone's body and journey is unique and he is prepared and able to make a specific training and lifestyle routine for you and your specific needs. His excitement for fitness and a healthy lifestyle is genuine and motivates you to be your best self.
With 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry, Kellie Pioch brings experience and expertise in sales, marketing, private and group fitness instruction, wellness coaching, and corporate wellness to her role as Director of Business Development. Kellie appeared on TV in a weekly segment called the "Fitness Minute" while living in Tampa, FL. Kellie's primary focus is to continually increase brand awareness and manage the day to day operations of the studio. She has daily oversight of the Web site, social media and marketing strategies.
Tanya Brackman has been active in the wellness industry for over 20 years. As both a group fitness instructor and a licensed dietitian, Tanya works hard to help her clients achieve their goals.
There is something about teaching a great class while working up a good sweat myself that leaves me rejuvenated, not to mention the reward of watching others get stronger as they reach their fitness goals. You'll leave her classes feeling like you had fun, worked hard and can't wait to come back for more.
Jason Jones understands the effects of weight gain - physically, mentally, and emotionally. After losing over 90 pounds and keeping it off for almost a decade, Jason recognizes the importance of lifestyle balance. Drawing from his own experiences and a newfound passion for fitness, Jason helps people create their own healthy lifestyle changes. He uses a multitude of training techniques to motivate, educate and support clients in achieving their personal goals. His enthusiasm for fitness is compelling, making work outs enjoyable and rewarding experiences.
When teaching yoga, Rachel hopes for her students to find balance mentally, physically, and spiritually providing them with a practice that they can embody in their daily lives off the mat.
Back in the 1990's Kelley noticed stress taking a toll on her body as she worked in a high-pressure TV journalism job. With wrists aching, poor sleeping patterns and unexplained stomach pain - she turned to yoga. It worked! Now she feels better than ever and loves sharing the gift of yoga with her students. Kelley has studied with master teachers around the world and enjoys teaching students brand new to yoga, as well as those seasoned practitioners. Her mottos is "if you can move you can do yoga." What could be better than helping guide students to discover their own healing powers and live their most vibrant life? Kelley's classes are a blend of the many styles of yoga she has studied - from Vinyasa Flow to deep relaxation that leads to meditation and a calmer, clearer mind and a stronger body.
With a passion for fitness and living well, MaShelle Dean focuses on keeping classes FUN for participants. She leads through motivation and encouraging her students to push beyond their perceived limits while emphasizing safety and proper form to maximize results. Students leave class feeling strong and successful!
With a degree in advertising from the Art Institute of Atlanta, Rhonda Rawls brings experience and expertise in marketing, communications and graphic design to her role as Director of Marketing and Special Projects. Rhonda's primary focus is to continually increase brand awareness. She has daily oversight of the Web site, social media and marketing strategies.
We simply couldn't exist without the technical support so graciously provided by Michael. With humor, a clear vision in sight, and an uncanny ability to remain calm and collected, Michael sets a high standard for everyone at Thrive to follow.