Education & Certificates
I love to move and feel strong! My passion is to motivate women to see fitness as a lifestyle. I believe that being able to move and feel strong will help you feel more confident, lead to being and feeling more healthy and setting yourself up for a lifetime of functional fitness that will encompass your everyday life. I started Grass Roots Fitness because I wanted to start a community where fitness is a lifestyle and we can all be accountable to one another.
Grass Roots Fitness..Where Fitness Meets Community!
National Strength Professional Association Personal Training Certification, Road Runner of America Adult Running Coach, Certified Barre Above instructor Certification,PLYOGA Certification WSC - personal training program, Body Fusion Training, Nutrition for Professionals, CPR, First Aid and Archery Certification. Boot Camp, Body Sculpting, Cardio Strength Training, Body Fusion, Barre. HIIT, SHRED
RYT200 Yoga Certification
Kerry (RYT200) has been active her entire life, running, swimming, biking, hiking, skiing and engaging in other physical activities. She began doing yoga in 2004 to counteract injuries brought on by running and as an alternative to ice baths. She found that yoga brought benefits beyond the physical release of stretching, helping her to find calmness and grounding and deeper connection to herself. She looked for ways to deepen her practice and share her love of yoga with others. Kerry’s alignment based classes emphasize breath awareness and conscious intention to promote ease and stability in each pose. Her goal is to help her students find and maintain a peaceful mind and body, find balance both on and off the mat, and have fun with yoga.
Fitness has always been an important part of my life. During my younger years, I played soccer and basketball in high school, and then went on the play intramural sports in college. As a new mom, I brought my babies with me to Stroller Strides classes up until they each grew out of the stroller! I have three boys ages 10, 7, & 5 who keep me busy and active (on the sidelines). I believe that staying physically fit and healthy shows my boys how important both these things are to living a fulfilling life. I have been a fitness instructor for over 10 years, and I have always been passionate about inspiring women and mothers to feel and be their best!
While I have spent recent years training as an endurance athlete, training primarily for marathons and ultra-marathons on road and trail, I spent most of my formative years as a gymnast. I was a 4 year college athlete and competed as a NCAA Div I varsity gymnast at the US Naval Academy. There, I specialized in Rings, Floor Exercise, and Vault – training primarily with body weight exercises. I have always enjoyed teaching and l have a passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals. Let’s get stronger together! My classes will focus on high intensity training to improve core strength, agility, and endurance. We’ll primarily use exercises that leverage your own body weight, but will periodically add dumbbells, kettlebells, heavy ropes, or resistance bands help you increase your explosive power.
Lissette Saad (Dancer), is a Cuban dancer, who graduated from the National School of Dance in Havana in 2008. After graduation, Lissette joined Codanza Dance Company of Hoguin, Cuba, where she performed and traveled nationally and internationally, including Switzerland, Corsica and Venezuela. She joined Malpaso Dance Company from Havana 2 years ago where she performed works by numerous artists including Maricel Godoy,Susana Pous,Norge Cedeño, Osnel Delgado. She has won three Awards, Best Female Interpretation in Hoguin in 2014, Best Coreography Award in Havana in 2016 and a scholarship in a contest sponsored by Vladimir Malakhov’s International Festival in 2016. The scolarship made it possible for her to come to the U.S. In addition to performance, she also enjoys teaching and coreographing. She performed in the Kennedy Center with Company E, PrioreDance and Kyoko Dansu the last season.
Liset Saad Godoy studied dance in the Professional School of Dance in Holguin, Cuba, 2000-2005. When she was 15 years old she got accepted as a student in the National Dance School in Havana, Cuba graduating 3 years later with a Teacher-Dancer degree. After graduation in 2008 she started teaching Ballet, Contemporary and Dance Composition in the Professional School of Dance to 9 to 15 year olds. She worked as a Teacher, Regisseur and Choreographer in Codanza Dance Company from Cuba for 4 years.
She won a scholarship that brought her here to USA and she performed in the Kennedy Center with Company E, PrioreDance and Kyoko Dansu.
She has been teaching Salsa and Ballet to 3 to 17 years old kids, Salsa, Bachata and Barre for adults in Washington DC and Virginia.
I love to teach Pilates Fusion and Salsa at Grass Roots Fitness.
I’m a mom of two boys (7 and 5) and love running and yoga to keep me sane. I love running long distance and how my body feels releasing energy through the miles. On the flip side of running, I love the quiet energy of yoga. I have been doing yoga since 2003 as a way to relieve stress, develop strength, and quiet my mind.
I received my RYT200 certification in 2017. I’m a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and I noticed the benefits of yoga in helping my patients with depression, body struggles, and anxiety.
I also love teaching yoga to children and adolescents. Mindfulness with children and teens is so important. I have the fun opportunity of teaching once a month to my oldest son’s second grade class and watching them develop their balance and breathing.
I’m so excited to teach yoga at Grass Roots Fitness and help others find their calm, strength, and balance!
My name is Kierra Sweeney and I’ve been an athlete my whole life. While attending Madison High School I earned 8 Varsity Letters for Field hockey and Lacrosse while also playing AAA Ice Hockey nationally/internationally with teams in Pittsburgh and St. Louis. I received All-State and All-American Honors both my Junior and Senior year. I was also named Captain and Player of the Year in my final year of High School. Later, I was awarded the honor of an Under-Armor All-American in Lacrosse and played in the national senior game. I am now a Junior at Dartmouth College and am playing lacrosse, there I have consistently been an impact on the field. Being both a High School Varsity and D1 athlete I am excited to share my passion for fitness and sports with the community.
I was a four-year collegiate athlete and currently coach men’s lacrosse at the Catholic University of America (CUA) where I assist with the CUA men’s lacrosse strength and conditioning program. I am passionate about fitness and a firm believer that an active lifestyle is the foundation of a healthy life. I love to run, hike, travel, and watch and/or play pretty much any sport! I am CPR/AED certified, in addition to my certification in strength and conditioning from the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA). I
My name is Johnny Corish. I currently go to Madison High School and will be attending Indiana University in the Fall. I played Basketball at Madison High School for four years and also help coach kids at Evolution Basketball.
My favorite part of basketball is dunking! I look forward to helping at Explosive Sports Conditioning and sharing my knowledge with athletes as to the discipline and perseverance it takes to succeed at a High School sport.