Ryan and Sam are the owners and founders of Crossroads Fitness Studio and Boutique.
They have of 3 kids, Kenzli (13), Jasper (9) and Brylan (6).
They decided, after much prayer and guidance, and 6 years of leading classes, that it was time to open their own fitness studio instead of being in multiple locations through town. Being centrally located opened up class times and styles to better serve their clients. So with the help of family and friends Crossroads Fitness was born! They bought an old excavating company garage on Emory Road and renovated it into a beautiful studio. Then they enlisted the expertise of fabulous instructors to come along side them and build the business in their hometown.
They are so thankful and grateful for the members that trust Crossroads to walk, dance, sweat, scream, cry and celebrate them in their fitness journey. Your trust and success mean everything to them.
7 years ago after Jasper was born Sam decided to go to a Zumba class at her church and fell in love with this style of exercise. She was licensed 2 months later and has been teaching ever since. Through the years she has also gotten licensed in Zumba Gold, Zumba Step, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Toning, Strong by Zumba, and Aqua Zumba. The different formats of Zumba work your muscles in different and challenging ways to help you accomplish your goals and achieve overall health, creating strong, lean muscles. She is also certified in group fitness through AFAA and is a certified Barre Instructor through Barre Above.
Ryan didn't exactly love all the dancing involved in Zumba but when Strong by Zumba (now called Strong Nation) came out he knew it was something he would enjoy. It is a mix of high intensity intervals and bootcamp style moves. He had always enjoyed Insanity and P90X and Strong by Zumba is all that but driven by great music to motivate you to push yourself harder than you thought was possible. Trust us when we say there is no dancing involved! Ryan and Sam teach Strong by Zumba together so we can offer modifications and switch outs to help you get the best workout for you.
Brooke is a nursing professor at the University of Tennessee by day and a Pound Pro by night. She co-teaches our Pound classes with her sister, Sam and she helps lead our Pound Down Bootcamp groups. Brooke also is the creator of our C3 - Crossroads Circuit Class. She makes every class from scratch and gives us all the feels! She is currently in school at the University of Alabama getting her Doctorate in Nursing Education. Brooke is married to Jon and has 2 kids, Noah and Allie.
Chasitey is a full time working mother of 5, with children ranging from 16 years to 1 months old. After the birth of her second child she became more focused on her health and fitness goals. She followed several at home programs before deciding to give PiYo a try. She instantly knew that PiYo would forever be her program of choice. Chasitey is also a Barre isturctor and teaches our Sculpt&Burn class. She began teaching at Crossroads when baby 4 was only 3 months old and taught through her entire 5th pregnancy. She is proof that exercise during pregnancy is possible and beneficial.
Stephanie is our newest Barre Instructor. She took the Barre Above Instructor Certification with Rachel in September 2018. She is growing her confidence in teaching and leads a killer class. Stephanie is also a full time nurse. She is married to Geoff and has a son named Dylan.
Leslie moved to Tennessee in 2000 to attend The University of Tennessee where she received a BS in Psychology. Leslie has always been active. She started ballet at 2 years old. She continued with several dance formats all the way through high school as well as other sports including gymnastics, softball and basketball. Dance is the only thing that stuck. When Leslie started college, she joined a gym and fell in love with group fitness! After two babies, Leslie was looking for a way to get back in shape when she found Zumba. She fell in love with group fitness all over again and found a passion to help others get motivated and get fit. Leslie has been a fitness instructor for 6 years (since June 2014). Leslie has obtained certifications in several group fitness formats including Zumba, Strong Nation, Barre, and Cardio Kickboxing! Leslie has been married to Michael since 2004 and is mom to Nolan(10) and Nora(8)!