James Hollenkamp | Boot Camp + Personal Training
James discovered his love of fitness after leaving the business world some eight years ago. He became passionate about circuit training and immediately felt at home as a boot camp instructor and personal trainer. In the past few years, he has added indoor cycling and yoga to the mix — and learned that the balance between these varied workouts is essential to good health. James has earned certification in Functional Movement Systems, NASM personal training, and NASM Weight Loss, equipping him with the tools to find the very best approach for each and every client. “I know exactly what it feels like to be behind a desk all day. My goal is to make my clients feel energized, stronger, and pain free — all while having fun at Crisp!”
Debbie Duryee | Yoga
Debbie has always been drawn to physical fitness, but her workout routine didn't address an underlying anxiety. That's where yoga came in. Discovering yoga some 20 years ago completely transformed her life, bringing her the inner peace she'd been seeking for so long. She wanted to share this discovery with others, and left a career in the financial industry to study and teach yoga. Debbie completed her first 200-hour teacher training course based on Ashtanga Yoga in 2003. She later studied with David Swenson, and then in 2011 went on to complete her second 200-hour teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga with Jacqui Bonwell. A few years ago she completed training in Creative Kids Yoga at Kripalu. And in 2016, she immersed herself in an intense 500-hour training session with Jacqui Bonwell. Debbie's goal is to help her students not only become stronger and healthier physically, but to gain the inner peace, confidence and happiness they deserve.
Faye Maier | Boot Camp + Personal Training
Faye has been a personal trainer for the past five years. After having children, she began working out to get back into shape. She discovered a love of fitness — and triathlons! She continues to compete to this day. Faye enjoys challenging herself to be active in a variety of ways. Whether trail running, playing soccer, swimming, triathlon training, or lifting weights, she loves to move and feel strong. She's passionate about sharing this love of health and fitness with her two daughters and her clients. She hopes she can encourage all women to believe in their strength and learn to revere their bodies for giving them the capability to do the things they love.
Erin Perry | Cycling + Personal Training
Erin has been a leader in the Portland fitness scene for over a decade, instructing cardio kickboxing classes, yoga classes, boot camp classes, and extensive personal training. Although she loves all sides of fitness, her true passion is cycling. When instructing on the bike, her excitement and enthusiasm are at their peak! Erin has competed in numerous triathlons in the last four years, including three half Ironman events and various sprints and Olympic distances. She’s also completed the MDI full marathon, and multiple half marathons throughout New England. Erin recently welcomed her second son. When she's not teaching or training, you can find her outdoors with her family fishing, hiking, biking or paddling. Erin is also passionate about farming and bringing fresh, local foods into the kitchen. She believes that health and fitness are part of everyday life, and strives to help her students and clients find balance between work, home life, health, and fun!
Jennifer Shumway | Yoga
Jen’s yoga journey began in 2005 when she was pregnant with her first child. She immediately connected with the physical practice of yoga, and quickly began to resonate with the powerful emotional and energetic benefits that the practice offered. Jen’s yoga practice has allowed her to move through life’s ongoing challenges and transitions with greater ease, confidence and authenticity. In 2011, Jen completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Sacred Seeds Yoga School under the direction of Jacqui Bonwell. Jen further explored her interest of yoga and pregnancy and received her prenatal yoga certification in 2012. And in 2015, she completed her yin yoga training with Sagel Urlacher. Jen strives to teach classes that are a balance of challenge and fun. She encourages her students to trust their own instincts to help to create their own inner awareness to help move through the ups and downs of life.
Robbie Woodsum | Cycling
Robbie is an indoor cycling enthusiast with almost ten years as an instructor under his belt. He's taught everywhere from college campuses to senior gyms to even the White House. Robbie is all about positivity, optimism, and energy. He wants to push you, challenge you, all while playing anything from his favorite Cher songs to pop music you want to sing or dance to. Oh, and don't mind him as he sings along in between cueing and telling jokes. Robbie is very excited to be part of the team here at Crisp!
Alice Riccardi | Yoga
Alice is a 500-Hour Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher as well as an Established Registered Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) teacher. She has taught yoga for 15 years. Alice was an assistant and teacher at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Boston from 2002-2005. She also traveled and assisted Baron Baptiste in more than 20 boot camps, teacher trainings, and immersion weekends. She has led and co-led 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings both in Portland and DC. In April of 2018, she led a weekend workshop entitled Journey into Power in Reykjavik, Iceland. For eight years, Alice was the co-owner with her husband, Charles Terhune, of Portland Power Yoga, the first heated vinyasa Baptiste affiliate studio in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Dance and Movement. As a modern dancer, she has performed in NYC, Boston, LA, and Jacob’s Pillow in Lee, MA. She is also a certified Alexander Technique teacher.
Emily Compson | Cycling
Emily prides herself in her diverse teaching style that keeps training fun and exciting while maintaining the quality of each session. Whether you are taking her cycling class or joining her for a training session, her motivation will you keep you on track to hit your goals. Emily will push you to places where you step out of your comfort zone and enter in to a place where you can see yourself grow both mentally and physically. Be prepared for lots of dancing and singing in her cycling classes as well as in her training sessions, too. "If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong." Even though there may be moments where you question the amount of fun, Emily can promise you that you will always leave the building feeling proud.
Lori Gower | Boot Camp + Personal Training
Lori graduated from University of New England in 2003 with a BA in Exercise Science. From there she earned her personal training certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT). She is also certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and has completed workshops focused on pre- and post-natal fitness. Over the last 15 years, Lori has worked with a wide variety of clients from athletes to first timers, teens to elderly, those looking to lose weight to those looking to gain muscle, brides to be, pre- to post-natal clients, post rehab clients, and others with a variety of medical diagnoses. In addition to training, Lori teaches boot camp classes. She believes that teaching allows her to reach more people at a time, and to work toward clients’ goals with the added benefits of camaraderie and fun. Although Lori is completely passionate about health and fitness, she is also passionate about being with her husband and two kids and spending as much time as possible outdoors. "My goal every day is to impact as many people as possible in a positive way. I truly believe in leaving people better than you found them, therefore I always want my clients to feel better after a training session with me than before.”
Stephanie Beattie | Cycling
Teaching indoor cycling is just one of Stephanie's many talents. As a personal trainer and certified Boxing, Body Pump, GRIT, and Indoor Cycling instructor (with a BA in Sports Medicine and a concentration in Health Fitness), Stephanie has made her life’s work her passion for strengthening and elevating the wellbeing of others these past 16 years. She wants everyone to know how great they can feel by living an active, fit and healthy life — and it shows in her fun, high-intensity indoor cycling classes. When she’s not teaching or training, Stephanie is spending time on an outdoor adventure with her family or training for a competitive event, such as a triathlon or road race.
Sandy Bechard | Yoga
Sandy has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 8. Her love for people and yoga comes across in all of her classes. Her personable approach to teaching will make you feel at home and at ease immediately. Whether new to the practice or a seasoned practitioner, Sandy will meet you where you are. Her classes will challenge you and honor you. There are always modifications and a big reminder to listen to YOUR authentic self and what YOU need from your practice today. You will feel comfortable to ask questions and to dig deep into your practice, as well as back off if that is what you need on that day. Sandy’s background is in Iyengar yoga, so alignment is an important part of her teaching. Her initial teacher training was with Jacqui Bonwell, and at the Sacred Seeds School where she was certified in teaching vinyasa flow. Sandy continues to broaden her studies with several Seane Corn trainings, including Off The Mat into the World leadership training. She has enjoyed workshops with Sadie Nardini, David Vendetti and Amy Wren, to name a few. So whether it is her invigorating Vinyasa Flow or her nurturing Restorative class, you will leave feeling good in your mind, body and spirit!
Jenna Greenleaf | Cycling
Jenna fell in love with cycling in 2008 when her mom introduced her to the high intensity exercise. She instantly became addicted! By 2012, she took the plunge to get Mad Dogg Spinning certified and never looked back. Over the past several years she’s taught cycling and group exercise in multiple facilities around the Portland area. In her classes, you can expect a high energy, high intensity work out with a mix of good music and a lot of sweat. She is thrilled to be part of the Crisp community and its awesome team!