The following individuals are competing for a Top 15 spot and participate in the final round of the HOTWORX Virtual Instructor Competition at our annual franchise convention at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on July 22nd – 24th. The online voting round ends on Tuesday, June 25th and the individual with the highest number of votes will receive the People’s Choice Award

Please use the form below to place your vote!

  • NOTE: There is a limit of 1 vote per unique name/email address each day. Multiple votes submitted by the same name/email address on any given day will be excluded from the total count.

Megan Alders

(Dallas, TX)

Bio: I have experience in instructing indoor cycle, HIIT classes, yoga, pilates, and weight training. My passion is health and wellness – both in mind and body! I believe that we all have layers of potential that are just waiting to be unlocked and accessed. We never stop learning and growing, but we need the help of others to push us to become the next better version of ourselves. This is part of why fitness and wellness is such a passion of mine. I thrive most when instructing classes and helping others. I hope to join you in this endeavor!

While not teaching classes, I find myself diving into books and searching for new and interesting music. I am both a bookworm and music fanatic. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and am planning to obtain my Masters in Social Work. I love being outdoors, cooking, and hosting gatherings with friends and family.

Motivation: I believe in HOTWORX and have grown a passion for HOTWORX training. I believe I will allow clients to have an even better workout and therefore better results due to my energy, skill sets, knowledge of the fitness industry and benefits of HOTWORX, passion for the workout, teaching skills, and desire to help others grow into their best selves! I have firsthand experience of how amazing HOTWORX is and will be able to share this in my teaching.

Yasmin Anders

(Birmingham, AL)

Bio: I am a mom, UFC wife and fitness competitor. I’m from Brazil. I speak 5 languages and I’m passionate about traveling around the world to compete.

Motivation: I love the concept of the franchise and it would be a dream come to become one of the instructors, the money is not even relevant I’d accept doing it even without payment. The passion I have for the fitness lifestyle rewards me beyond that.

Jessica Angelique
(Fayetteville, AR)

Bio: I am Puerto Rican but grew up in Mexico. I was adopted by missionary parents and did not move to the United States until my early teens. I am a former dancer for the University of Arkansas pom squad and earned a degree in sociology and criminal justice. I have four children and my favorite hobby is reading murder mysteries.

Motivation: I am a former cancer patient. I know firsthand how difficult it was to battle for my health and for my life. I want people to know that they can overcome extremely hard health situations as my team of doctors and fitness regimen helped me go from being in a wheelchair due to the pain of my chemo treatments to being a fitness instructor. On top of that society tells us that once we have children, we have to live with the “mom bod”. I want women to know that there is never a cut off for being fit, healthy, strong, and in love with their body.

Jessa Arevalo

(Stafford, TX)

Bio: My name is Jessa Arevalo. I started my fitness journey in 2013. At the time, I was a girl who felt lost and didn’t have a vision. I was living life day by day and I felt as if there wasn’t a purpose. Then suddenly, an unexpected event changed my life forever. My mother informed my little sister and I that she was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. There was a brief period in my life where I fell into the restaurant industry which led me down a path of drinking every weekend and I used this as my escape from the pain I was experiencing. As time progressed, I was called in to try out a personal training session and because of this event, my life’s trajectory changed completely. I felt as if fitness gave me a purpose and helped me discover my gift in which I was meant to share with the world. I was told many times how much I had the potential to compete in bodybuilding but, I didn’t truly unleash my potential until I pursued fitness as a career. I became a personal trainer after a year and I met many mentors along the way. All of the people I have met during this journey of mine has helped me improve and contributed to the success I have achieved. I was always a skinny girl growing up and the beginning of my fitness journey was incredibly hard because although I had a vision in mind, I just had to continue to believe in myself that I would get to where I dreamt I would be. Since 2013, I was able to achieve the following: become a certified personal trainer, fitness model, be on the front page of a magazine, won model of the month, sponsored by multiple clothing companies, won first place and become a nationally qualified NPC Figure Competitor, represent 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, and I will be an EMT/Firefighter by the end of this year! I am also a social media influencer and I have people who follow me on my journey. I love to vlog because social media gives you the platform to help people all over the world.

Motivation: When I was a lost girl at the beginning of my fitness journey. I saw that social media was a big reason as to why I am as successful as I am today. I looked up to many fitness models and bodybuilders for advice and inspiration. I set fitness models as my wallpaper or lock screen to push me through a bad day and to always tell myself, everyday I am one step closer to being to where they are. I want to be that person. I want someone to look at me one day and say: “because of you.. I did not give up”. We are all able to change at least one person’s life.. and I want to cause a ripple effect. I want my HOTWORX videos to produce more success stories!

Chelsea Rae Barton
(Los Angeles, CA)

Bio: Chelsea Rae has been passionate about getting and staying active her whole life. In addition to having her BS in Nutrition and Exercise Science, she also grew up as a competitive dancer, danced as a Division 1 Student Athlete in college and later went on to be an NFL Cheerleader with the Washington Redskins. During her second year with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, she was given the honor of being selected as one of the 6 members of the Fitness Committee, where she led the WRC team workouts, nutrition and fitness educational workshops, and helped the team reach its fitness goals. Chelsea Rae was also selected to lead several community outreach events promoting getting active, where she led workouts with hundreds of participants and headed up teaching nutrition seminars at the events as well. She was also one of 12 women selected to represent the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders throughout Southwest Asia and Eastern Africa on a military appreciation tour with Armed Forces Entertainment. Throughout this time, Chelsea Rae has also been teaching fitness classes, both in person and online. She was also selected as one of 4 BMAX Fitness ambassadors to travel to Las Vegas and lead the workouts for the Money 20/20 convention. Additionally, she has modeled swimwear and fitness gear since 2014, traveling to Mexico and the Caribbean to shoot 2015 and 2016 Swimsuit Calendars. Chelsea Rae also has commercial and print work experience and has worked as a brand ambassador at promotional events all over the country for countless companies over the past 4 years. She is also a professional actor and has appeared in several award-winning films and online projects with a collective viewing of over 250 million views.

Motivation: People are what drives me. I want to empower more people to reach their fitness goals. Whether they want to improve the way they look, the way they feel or their overall health, being a HOTWORX Virtual Instructor is a way for me to do what I love for an even greater number of people!

Lorian Bates
(Indianapolis, IN)

Bio: I am a business data analyst, massage therapist, and power yoga teacher who currently resides in Indianapolis, IN. I am also currently working towards my MBA with a concentration in Health Informatics. I have been a member of HOTWORX since it opened in Fishers, IN in Spring 2018. I love the workouts. As a healer, busy techie, and overall fitness enthusiast, I recommend the HOTWORX to everyone I know- and everyone I don’t know…yet! I believe that balance is key and it can be achieved with the right support systems and wellness models in place. I believe in the power of healing through movement, and I do everything I can to motivate others to access their own potential and healing energy.

Motivation: I want to find more balance and involvement with my yoga teaching. When I relocated from Chicago to Indianapolis, I felt really boxed out of the yoga communities here. Stylistically and culturally, it was difficult to adjust and find my niche. Then HOTWORX opened. There, in the small, close, warm setting, I have found the most genuine souls the city has to offer. It was the community I was looking for. I want to use my talents, passions, and formal training to support this beautiful community. It would be such an honor.

Sarah Carlson
(Hattiesburg, MS)

Bio: I cheered in college after doing gymnastics for thirteen years. Shortly after college, I opened a 24/7 gym. Now I am a mother of two boys and work out regularly.

Motivation: Fitness has always been a part of my life and I love being able to help people accomplish their goals while allowing me to achieve mine.

Devin Chadwick
(Hoover, AL)

Bio: My name is Devin Chadwick. I am currently the General Manager at HOTWORX Vestavia Hills! But my love for HOTWORX didn’t start here it just continued! I was a member at the HOTWORX in Oxford right when it opened up. I have always been into fitness but I was so intrigued by the HOTWORX concept that led me straight to it when I was a student at Ole Miss. I moved to Birmingham almost a year ago and was an event coordinator but when Leigh Ann Allen was opening up the Vestavia Hills location I couldn’t not take the opportunity to fully dive right into the HOTWORX company. It was my love for it that made me want to be around it literally 24/7. I have loved opening up this studio and watching my members fall in love with HOTWORX just like I did. I would absolutely love the opportunity to become an even bigger role in the HOTWORX community.

Motivation: I would say my members are motivating me to become a Virtual Instructor. They have always asked me since we opened why am I not a Virtual Instructor and that I would do so great. They have pushed me to test it out, why not see where I can grow with this.

Cristina Chan
(Los Angeles, CA)

Bio: I love that training allows a way to therapeutically, holistically, and most of all a fun way to recenter ourselves and get our bodies moving the way it is meant to. I love to move because I love to play. I am an NCAA women’s lacrosse national champion, surfer, dancer, martial artist but above all those things, I’m a coach. Helping people live healthier lifestyles and get more energy to do what they love is why I wake up and put passion into my work.

Motivation: I want to step out of my comfort zone and take the skills I have acquired over the years and put them to test.

Sydney Cintron
(Wellington, FL)

Bio: I currently work at HOTWORX in Wellington FL. I originally joined as a member during presale enrollment because I needed to gain range of motion back in my arms. In May I competed in my 4th bodybuilding show and won in my class. 1 month later I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25. I went through a bilateral mastectomy with full reconstructive surgery and removal of 3 lymph nodes. It was this that lead me to HOTWORX

Motivation: I really love what HOTWORX stands for. the concept behind it and the benefits of the infrared sauna. I know HOTWORX will change my life as well as many others. It is a movement I want to be apart of and I know I will represent it well.

Julien Clark
(Atlanta, GA)

Bio: Yoga student since 2014, in the past year I have received my 200 hour registered yoga teacher training and started working at my HOTWORX in Decatur GA. It continues to excite me to share my love of health and fitness and see it evolve

Motivation: My drive for fitness, specifically hot yoga has drawn me to the virtual classes offered at HOTWORX and to have the ability to create new workouts for our members and share my work is incredibly motivating!

Colleen Coffey
(Nolensville, TN)

Bio: Colleen Coffey, EdD is a seasoned speaker and mental health advocate. For over a decade, she has been speaking life into audiences and organizations across the country. Colleen has worked with the renowned programming company, Phired Up Productions, for the last 10 years, and currently serves as a trainer and business developer with a special interest in organizational recruitment, retention, and relationship focused training. Colleen was also instrumental in the creation and training of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, serving as a leader in the Active Minds/National Mental Health Awareness Campaign bureau merger.

Colleen has a degree in Social Work from Belmont University, a Masters Degree in Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has served as principle investigator on over 10 research projects including a large project evaluating the impact of mental health programming on college students. She has also studied retention and exit voice loyalty among fraternity and sorority members and has special interests in program evaluation, qualitative research, fraternity and sorority recruitment and retention practices, and member/employee efficacy. Colleen is a published author and served as a volunteer advisor to fraternity and sorority chapters for eight years.

Colleen is the mother of three young children, the oldest of whom had a heart transplant at the age of 3. She is a passionate advocate for organ donation, parent-doctor relationships, and congenital heart disease research, and has navigated motherhood against some remarkable odds. She is an active blogger, an avid student and teacher of yoga and pilates, a dater of her husband whom she has loved for over half her life, and mentor to a variety of young professionals in many different fields. Colleen’s presence is appreciated as a loving member at South End United Methodist Church and a parent at High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Therapy Center.

Dr. Coffey challenges her audiences and clients to make a difference, with genuine warmth and strong regard for each and every person listening to her. Her presence on stage and in any organization is contagious, welcoming, and impactful and, in some instances, has proven to be life-saving.

Motivation: I get it. I bet you’re looking for someone with a perfect body, an amazing professional fitness resume and awesome photos. I don’t have all of that but I am accessible. I am a working mom and I know your clients. I know the type of person that will come to your studio and my approach and my look is unique and what you need. Yes I can stand on my head and don’t look terrible in a bikini but more importantly I will retain your clients to keep coming back. I look like their neighbor, their sister, their favorite friend from the school pick up line. I think this concept is super cool. I have three tiny kids so instructing regularly at a scheduled time doesn’t always work. I miss teaching fitness and I love the idea of virtual motivation. If you give me a chance to audition for this I promise you I will not disappoint.

Brittany Copeland
(Washington, DC)

Bio: Brittany Copeland is a fitness addicted former television sports anchor and reporter. She grew up in a gym literally, her mother was a bodybuilder and owned a gym in Pennsylvania. Brittany started her own fitness journey on foot. She’s run over a dozen marathons and just three days ago crushed her own goals, setting a new PR of 3:23:46. Brittany has also started sharing her love affair with others. She is currently a coach at Orange Theory Fitness where she leads members through interval training workouts on the treadmill, bike, strider and rower as well as weight training exercises utilizing various equipment. She also is an RRCA certified running coach and builds half and full marathon training programs for clients as well as incorporating exercises targeted specifically for runners. If she’s not at the gym or pounding the pavement you may find Brittany on set, she also is an actress and television host.

Motivation: Virtual instructors are the way of the future for the ever growing fitness industry. I want to be on the ground floor of something up and coming like HOTWORX!

Jacquelyn De Longe
(Santa Barbara, CA)

Bio: I have learned my craft directly from industry legends, such as, Rael Isacowitz (BASI), Marie-Josie Blum (Long Beach Dance Conditioning), Merideth Rogers (Pilates Anytime), Sebastian Lagree (Lagree Fitness).

I have trained celebrity clients, Jane Fonda, Kathy Ireland, and Vanessa Hudgens, to name a few. I have appeared on workshops and episodes of Pilates Anytime as an example of movement and body awareness.

Currently, I reside in Santa Barbara with my two children (7&9) and our two dogs. I work primarily with private clients and also as a pilates consultant, training local instructors looking to freshen up their repertoire. In my free time, you can find me surfing, hiking, or practicing yoga along California’s amazing stretch of coastline. IG @delonge_pilates

Motivation: Pilates has changed my body and my life. By being a Virtual Instructor, I would be able to share what I’ve learned and access a larger audience, helping others feel better in their bodies too. I think my training style is playful and engaging, and my personal style, as a mother of 2, is relatable to many.

Jenny Dean
(Frisco, TX)

Bio: I am a wife, mom of two and a yoga/bootcamp instructor by day. I love to be active and always be on my A game. My passion is helping others find their true selves, I do this with fitness as my avenue. I push people to live outside their comfort zones… because that is where the magic happens!!

Motivation: I love that I can reach and impact so many people world wide!!! That is my purpose in life to touch as many people as I can and affect them in a positive, motivating way.

Caitlin Dunlevy
(Buford, GA)

Bio: Mother of three and a group fitness and personal trainer here in Atlanta. My favorite all time format is hiit and cardio intervals and I absolutely love to sweat in the heat. It’s my ultimate outlet and me time !

Motivation: Freedom to teach freestyle and lead others all around the United States and not just Georgia !

Priscilla Elizondo
(Yonkers, NY)

Bio: personal trainer with experience in kickboxing and boxing. I beat cancer in 2017-2019. I am an auto admin and trainer.

Motivation: to keep my heart training and strong. to show everyone with pain comes great strength

Amee Fisher
(Brookshire, TX)

Bio: Amee Fisher has been teaching group fitness for over 22 years. Amee is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Myofascial Therapist and certified Sports Nutrition Specialist for over 10 years. Amee is an AFAA certified fitness professional, certified Les Mills Body Attack, R.I.P.P.E.D., Stroller Fit Associate, BTS Group Power, BTS Group Centergy, Pilates-Body, AFAA Aqua, Turbo Kick Gold, Piyo Strength Gold, Hip Hop Hustle, Piloxing, Zumba, Zumba B2, Zumbatomic, Jillian Michaels Body Shred trainer and Certified Pound Pro. Amee is also a certified Define Body and Mind Body/Barre, Yoga/Mind inversion and Define Bounce instructor.

Motivation: Teaching health and fitness is my God-given mission in life! God is giving me the opportunity to help people change their lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Leading and teaching in person for 21 years has brought so many incredible people into my life and now I am able to offer my knowledge to the virtual world, which allows me to reach more people! I am always striving to educate myself in order to bring my absolute best to my clients whether in person or virtually. HOTWORX is offering such a new aspect to the fitness world, I know if I can feel the incredible results from my session at HOTWORX then, I can offer this to so many people! I truly feel HOTWORX will impact so many lives and I am so excited to lead them in their sessions! Seeing and hearing the exciting stories of accomplished goals and healthier clients is what keeps me motivated to work harder!

Siri Freeman
(Oxford, MS)

Bio: Former NPC competitor (bikini & figure) and personal trainer. Was in a life altering accident when my foot was cut off. My thigh was transplanted to reattach my foot. HOTWORX got me back to training and saved my life.

Motivation: I want to share my passion for what HOTWORX can do with others.

Lauren Gil
(Stillwater, OK)

Bio: Hi, I’m Lauren Gil. I absolutely love health and fitness. Plus Challenging myself everyday to be a better instructor/trainer.

Motivation: I have a burning desire to set new fitness goals and reach them daily. I continue to set the bar higher to become a better instructor for you

Brandon Harness
(Prairieville, LA)

Bio: My name is Brandon Harness. I am an Agricultural Specialist by day, and an Athlete/Fitness Coach by evening. I have been training and competing my entire life as an athlete, growing up playing football, basketball, and baseball. I have always enjoyed training as preparation for sports performance and even more so for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I went through a period in my life where I had gotten lost with where I wanted to be physically and mentally in, and Fitness was the key factor in getting me back on track and ready to overcome adversity no matter what life threw at me. I got into fitness coaching to help do the same for others. I love coaching/helping people to achieve their goals and live healthier, happier lives.

Motivation: I believe HOTWORX is the most innovative gym when it comes to offering an efficient and effective workout regime, it has something for any and every type of gym goer that wants to get in shape or stay in shape. No other gym offers this type of workout setting. I have always been an avid believer in the health benefits of using a sauna for muscle/joint recovery, and the wellness it brings over your body. To have a gym like HotWorx that combines 24hr training sessions within a sauna is truly remarkable. I would love to join the HOTWORX team. I have a huge passion for training and fitness, and I think HOTWORX embodies everything that I want to represent in the fitness world.

Courtney Harness
(Prairieville, LA)

Bio: My name is Courtney “CJay” Harness, I am 31 years old, and I am currently a middle school teacher and fitness instructor. Throughout my entire life I have been engaged in some form of physical activity; I have played basketball, softball, in gymnastics, and ran/coached track, but the sport that I fell in love with was cheerleading. Since 2001, I have been involved in cheerleading in one way or another: high school and college cheerleader, professional MLS cheerleader, and now coaching cheerleading. It is by far my favorite sport. When I am not coaching cheerleaders, I am teaching. Teaching is definitely my passion and my mission. Currently, I am teaching middle school math, but I actually began my career as a Physical Education teacher. While, I was teaching PE, I convinced my principal to let me start a junior/senior women’s fitness class as an elective for the young ladies on campus. It was my favorite class. In class we were able to explore various types of workouts, learn about proper nutrition and healthy weight to lose and manage weight loss/weight gain. It was definitely a highlight my teaching career. Even though, I transitioned into teaching math, health and fitness was still a big part of my life, so last year I began my career as a certified group fitness instructor. Last summer, I began teaching a Hip Hop Cardio and Cardio Kickboxing class at a local studio. I am excited to continue my fitness career by possibly becoming a HOTWORX virtual instructor.

Motivation: I am passionate about health and fitness. I want to help other people develop a passion like mine. I want to help them develop genuine joy for working out and crave that feeling you receive (endorphins) after a great workout. I feel in love with HOTWORX after one workout and I would love to be apart of the team.

Ingrid Howard
(Trussville, AL)

Bio: I’m a journalist at a community newspaper in Birmingham, Alabama. In my free time, I enjoy studying Mandarin Chinese, binge watching Netflix and Hulu TV shows, reading long fiction novels and — of course — getting my sweat on at HOTWORX. I have two active dogs, so I also enjoy going with them on long walks after my workouts while my endorphins are still high. I have been married for seven months and will soon spend a year with him in Enid, Oklahoma, for his pilot training. My aspirations in life are to continue learning more languages, remain active and healthy and to travel to Europe and Asia.

Motivation: I have selfish reasons, such as fulfilling my competitive nature and giving me a reason to be extra active. But on top of it all, I just love this company and want to be a part of it. HOTWORX is like a family. I could spend all day at my local HOTWORX and feel surrounded by people who love and support me. I feel like I know my virtual instructors on a personal level, even before I met a couple of them. I want to be this person for other people and pay it forward.

Katelynn Hurlbutt
(Derby, KS)

Bio: Fitness has been my passion from day one. Growing up I was able to try all kinds of sports but ended up falling in love with competitive cheerleading. I cheered for twelve years which gave me the opportunity to compete against teams from all over the world, and travel to Europe to cheer on team U.S.A at United World Games. I loved the sport so much I ended up coaching while in college. I graduated with an associate degree in Applied Science, and a Minor in Surgical Technology. I’m currently working as a surgical technologist at a heart hospital. Working in surgery has given me the opportunity to see first-hand how different lifestyles can affect the body on the inside. I think this fires my passion for inspiring others to live a healthy lifestyle.

Motivation: Watching people transform physically and mentally is so satisfying to me. Unfortunately, with all the new “fad diets” and debates on what type of workouts work the best, I think parts of the fitness industry have become somewhat intimidating to a lot of people. This makes it hard to figure out where to start. I believe HOTWORX brings a new energy to the fitness industry by providing such a wide variety of effective workout sessions in inferred saunas that are proven to do more than just help you lose weight. I believe when it comes down to living a healthy lifestyle you have to focus on finding a nutrition and fitness plan you enjoy so you can stick to it. I hope to help people realize living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicating and hard. The thing that motivates me the most is being able to cheer people on, helping them realize they can find a gym that feels like a second home, and watching them crush their goals.

Victoria Jameson Krath
(Keller, TX)

Bio: Victoria Jameson Krath is a model, pageant competitor and professional makeup artist from Dallas, TX. She has appeared in national commercials for Mazda, Gold Bond, and TIGI Haircare. Victoria is a Cum Laude graduate from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Dance Performance and Exercise Science. In 2017 Victoria was Top 10 at Miss Earth USA where she won the HOTWORX Swimsuit award, which she claims as one of her proudest accomplishments. Victoria works from home as a full time business coach, inspiring and guiding women to achieve their dreams as female entrepreneurs. She and her husband Matthew met in high school and were recently married in May 2018.

Motivation: Fitness has changed how I view and accept my body. Rather than hate the things I couldn’t change overnight, I began to love the amazing things my body could do for me. This was life changing for me. I want other women to fall in love with the incredible things their body is capable of through HOTWORX.

Jacob Jones
(Oklahoma, OK)

Bio: I am a certified personal trainer that has been changing lifestyles for fifteen years. I love working in the fitness industry. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping people on their journey to become healthier in their life. I am a father of two girls. I’m a national qualified npc men’s physique competitor. I am just a simple country boy born and raised. Self proclaimed world’s fittest DJ.

Motivation: HOTWORX is a great concept and I would love to be apart of its growth. I feel it’s a perfect fit for my skill set.

Kai Kelly
(Dallas, TX)

Bio: Hi there! My name is Kai Kelly and I have over 12 years of experience as a Personal Trainer, Yoga Coach and Mindful Movement Specialist. I owned a gym and yoga studio in Irvine, CA and was featured in multiple publications. I have a burning passion for fitness that is contagious to those around me. I possess an outgoing, personable, and professional personality. I create unique exercises based on elements from yoga, pilates, and strength training.

Motivation: I feel I would be a great asset for the HotWorx brand. I possess a genuine desire to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Michaela Kenny
(Geneva, NY)

Bio: I am a NASM certified personal trainer with 7 years of experience as a group fitness instructor. I started teaching pilates, yoga, cardio kickboxing and “bodypump” strength training to students at my university Spring 2012 and did this for 5 semesters.

Motivation: I am passionate about improving lives through fitness which is why I introduced a bunch of classes to my college as a freshman 7 years ago. I believe that many people need the motivation from a coach to be successful.

Kym Klein
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Bio: Kym Klein is a pioneer as a yoga, Pilates, and fitness instructor. Her classes are designed to both challenge and encourage you whether you’re a seasoned exercise pro or just beginning your journey. She founded K2 Power Fitness, a unique approach centered around the invigorating power that fitness offers the mind, body, and spirit. Kym believes finding this connection helps create vitality, increases willpower, and enhances the capacity to bear stress.

She also developed K2Core™, a full-body, mat-based, high-intensity, low impact routine combining Pilates, high-intensity interval training, resistance/weight training, and yoga moves in a heated room where temperatures can soar to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. K2Core™ is a customized fitness class that will help sculpt lean muscle, build strength, and burn fat while moving you through a journey of empowerment. It is designed to offer seasoned exercisers a new challenge, while providing those new to exercise an opportunity to see results quickly. Kym pairs this intense and efficient class with upbeat music to keep you motivated!

Kym’s mission is to create space for you to find freedom and resonance in your body and life. Expect to leave her classes feeling stronger, more flexible, balanced, and uplifted!

Motivation: My passion for this industry is based purely on health and wellbeing, but not only on physical. My teachings and guidance are centered around mind, body, and spirit. I want to be, and push others to be, the best versions of themselves. I am passionate about using this platform to share my talent with others to the best of my ability so that I can help enhance lives, motivate, and inspire others I love the concept of HotWorx. It’s unique, creative, and innovative. I know it will be an asset to the fitness industry and I would be honored to be a part of its growth.

Keeley Kourvelas
(Dallas, TX)

Bio: I’m Keeley and I’m a 27 year old aspiring HOTWORX Virtual Instructor living in Dallas, TX. I’m the General Manager at HOTWORX Dallas (Skillman and Abrams) and I have a passion for health and fitness that began from a very young age. I feel so blessed to be working in a career that I absolutely love. I tell people all the time that there isn’t a day that goes by that I dread my job and let me tell you, it took some trial and error to get to this point.

Aside from working and getting all my friends and family to workout with me, you can find me at the dog park with my pup, taking weekend road trips, scoping out the best brunch spots in Dallas, belting songs and dancing my heart out (with my not-so-good singing voice and questionable dance moves) at any live show, or spending time at my happy place: the lake.

Lover of Jesus, all things Texas, and a regular Sunday Funday goer, I never run out of things to talk about and I’ll always be here to keep you entertained.

Motivation: My goal is and always will be to make a difference day-to-day, whether it be big or small. I feel like I’m accomplishing that as a General Manager by helping people with their health and fitness goals and being a HOTWORX Virtual Instructor would take this to the next step. I want to encourage others, share my passion, and keep people excited about working out.

I also love being involved in multiple avenues. Life is short, you have to keep things interesting. And what an amazing experience this would be!

Blake Lemmon
(Tyler, TX)

Bio: Hi, Blake is my name. I am the owner of the HOTWORX Tyler location. I am a mother to a 19 month old little boy, Knox and I am engaged to Shaun who I will be marrying this upcoming November. I graduated from Texas Tech University with two degrees, a bachelors in Human Sciences and associates in Nutrition. I am currently continuing my education at the University of Texas in Tyler as I am in the BSN nursing program. I am working towards my BSN, then I plan to continue on to become a Nurse Practitioner. My dream is to work at Children’s hospital in Dallas Texas on the pediatric oncology unit.

Motivation: I am huge into fitness and love everything about bettering yourself and your body. After completing each session I just think to myself how much I would love to be the one helping people transform their lives. I absolutely love everything about the overall HOTWORX concept. HOTWORX has not only become the business in which I own but my life and I would love to continue expanding on this company and making it the best it can be at all times.

Allison Long
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Bio: Growing up a dancer in the Chicago suburbs, Allison (Al) has always loved the fitness industry. From “training” friends for their dance company auditions at as young as 10 years old, to becoming a certified Pilates instructor at 23, Allison has always strived to share her love for fitness with those around her. Teaching an average of 12 Pilates classes and 17 dance classes a week, Al fills her days with developing new class plans to cross-train her young dancers, and spice up her weekly Pilates classes, always bringing her knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology to the forefront. Her BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University allowed her to train with world renowned choreographers and experience tastes of the professional world before graduating. Allison’s passion and dreams are to spread fitness for every type of person to show how healthy living can not only transform your physical health, but also your mental and emotional.

Motivation: I have had a huge desire in bringing my fitness instruction to more audiences than the 12 people who can come to my reformer-based Pilates class. I have recorded myself teaching a class for clients to take on vacation when they are worried about losing their momentum. I believe that everyone should have access to fitness at all times, but also, instructors are real people. Real people who need sleep, vacations, and time off. With virtual instruction, you are able to take that instructor’s class at whatever time suits YOUR schedule, instead of being at the mercy of theirs. After being introduced to HOTWORX, I am already obsessed with the feeling I got after asking the classes and the mission HOTWORX is working to provide. I currently live in Pittsburgh and am so sad that there is not a studio near me that I could belong to. I believe this company has the greater good of people’s health and fitness in mind, and that is something that I want to be connected with. This is the type of work that I want my life to focus on.

Ryann Martin
(Tyler, TX)

Bio: I am a 200 hour experienced yoga instructor, personal trainer, and ballet barre instructor. I have actively taught up to ten fitness classes a week over the last six years. My clientele base consists of fifty or more individuals, all ranging between the ages of 20 up to 90 years of age. Fitness is my dedication. While I already have a degree, I am returning to school to further my education in the study of kinesiology. In 2016 I started modeling apparel in my local area. I have participated in five fashion and runway shows as a model for E For Fashion.

Motivation: Fitness and wellness are both important aspects of life. I am driven daily to challenge and motivate others through exercise instruction and encourage them to continue to make positive strides towards their personal health. I find the greatest satisfaction in my work when I lead exercise classes that are both safe and effective, as well as fun.

I am motivated to be the next HOTWORX Virtual Instructor as a way to reach and serve others. It is a privilege to encourage countless others on their fitness journey. From beginners who are taking their first exercise class, up to the athlete who is training five days a week, there is something everyone can gain from a competent instructor.

I am choosing to apply to HOTWORX because it is a new challenge for me to face. It is an opportunity to apply my knowledge and my training as a professional leader.

Alivia McDaniel
(Clearwater, FL)

Bio: Hello I’m Alivia and I’m 28 and have been in fitness my whole life. I was an NCAA soccer player and am currently training in Florida. I absolutely love helping others achieve something they never thought they could do. I love the beach and boating.

Motivation: I would absolutely love to be a part of the HOTWORX team because I believe in empowering others to become their happiest and healthiest in all areas of life. I love the idea of being able to help people get fit all over the nation virtually!

Cole Monahan
Nashville, TN

Bio: Small town farm boy interested in athletics & nutrition becomes professional model/actor at 21 & begins to travel the globe. Cultured from travel, Cole learns what it means to create family in new cities. Forms passion for uniting community through athletics & educating those on a healthy mind, body, spirit lifestyle as he continues to grow his platform. Also building the non-profit, Green Thumb Initiative, based in Canon City, CO.

Motivation: A platform & opportunity for me to touch lives. Specifically, helping them live a healthier, more adventurous lifestyle and keeping a smile on their face in the process.

Aaron Murphy
(Chicago, IL)

Bio: I have been working independently as a personal trainer in Chicago for the past 10 years now! I grew up playing any sport I could be a part of eventually playing football and baseball throughout high school and football in college then competing in Golf Long Drive so training came very natural to me after getting my first certification. Since starting I have evolved as a trainer to stay current getting more certifications and learning more about the industry.

Motivation: As HOTWORX continues to grow I want to be able to help that growth and be a part of that growth to help as many members across the country stay active and get fit all while having fun doing it!

Holly Newman
(Fishers, IN)

Bio: L2 CrossFit Coach, looking for great recovery tools for my workouts and found HOTWORX and fell in love with it. Has been such a great addition to my overall fitness and health and I cannot get enough of it. Graduated from IU Bloomington in 1998 with a BS in Sports Management, mom of two and fitness enthusiast. Would definitely be a great addition to your Virtual Instructor staff for my knowledge of fitness and passion!

Motivation: Being able to inspire others is my goal and allowing that person to be the best version of themselves. Seeing their progress and following in their journey, even if remotely. I hope to have them feel a connection with me!

Natalie Nocentelli
(New Orleans, LA)

Bio: I am currently a senior at Tulane University, finishing my BA in Dance. As a student, I work flexible jobs, such as a versa climber instructor at Body B Fit, a model for Growhaus Studio, and a dancer for Justin Garner. My experiences in perfecting my art at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and with the NBA Pelicans Dance Team has influenced me to work in the fitness world.

Motivation: I have done HOTWORX for the past 3 years and have seen the benefits of relaxation and detoxification in my body and skin. I love doing HOTWORX because it keeps my body lean and toned. I want to be able to share this experience with others because it truly works wonders.

Szilvia Papp
(Cumming, GA)

Bio: I was born and raised in Hungary, but I moved to the US myself when I was 19. I was a competitive swimmer as a child/teenager. Training, weight lifting and yoga have been my passion for many years. Last year, I started my own yoga studio and instructor business. My mission is to get yoga to the “unusual” audiences. I am currently involved with schools and nursing homes and I am aiming to reach veterans with PTSD in the near future.

Motivation: I am hoping to spread my passion and knowledge, as well as, to travel and have a good time.

Lacey Pruett
(Coppell, TX)

Bio: Hi! I manage my own business as a speaker, yoga teacher, and author and am passionate about helping women squash their limiting beliefs to level up. I was a communications manager in corporate America for 12 years before pursuing my health & wellness goals, becoming a certified instructor in indoor cycling, kick boxing, and as a run coach. I obtained my 200 RYT in May 2017 and became a yoga teacher that same month. Part of my background is on-camera as a commercial actress and former TV Host for a local show here in the DFW area. I speak to groups of women regarding various holistic wellness topics, a role I started serving in as Mrs. Texas in 2012.

Motivation: I am a big believer in the health benefits of infrared heat! I first learned about it a while back, but it was a fairly new concept, and I recall most people poking fun of me for working out in a heated room. (I don’t hang around those people any longer…) I would love to promote a quick, detoxifying, healthy solution to people’s health goals, and show busy people that they CAN prioritize a workout around their schedules. I want to use my God-given compassion to meet people where they are at and inspire them toward their best self. That fires me up! I also love challenging myself and seeing what I am capable of. The pageant girl in me is attracted to the virtual instructor competition process. 🙂

Tyler Rice
(Oxford, MS)

Bio: Hey y’all! I’m Tyler Rice from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and am a current undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Spanish, Psychology, and Legal Studies. I am a former SEC Student Athlete as a 4-year member of the Ole Miss Rebelette Dance Team. As an Ole Miss Rebelette I had the opportunity to perform on the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during every Ole Miss Football home game. In addition to cheering on the Ole Miss Rebels, I also founded, alongside my best friend, a mental health awareness, non-profit organization at the University called Active Minds at the University of Mississippi. Active Minds is a national non-profit organization, with chapters at many universities across the nation, dedicated to promoting mental health awareness among college students in an effort to start the conversation about mental health on campuses. Most importantly, I am a daughter to my mom and dad, an older sister to my two sisters, a dog-mom to my puppy, and a member of the HOTWORX Oxford team.

Motivation: The motivation I have to become a HOTWORX Virtual Instructor is the same motivation I have behind everything I do in life, which comes from knowing that somewhere out in the world is a little girl looking up to me as an inspiration, just as I once did. I am motivated by the fact that 10-years-ago, or even 5-years-ago, my younger self never could’ve imagined the person she would become. I am motivated by the possibility that I will be the inspiration and the role model for a little girl who does not yet know what she will become. Que sera sera.

Micaela Riley
(Lawrence, KS)

Bio: I am a health and fitness junkie! Currently teaching cycling and HIIT classes at a local gym for about 2 years now and absolutely loving every moment. Being able to inspire and motivate people to reach their health and fitness goals is something that I love and have become passionate about.

Motivation: The opportunity to have a greater platform to inspire more people in the health and fitness world would be an amazing opportunity.

Theresa Salinas
(San Jose, CA)

Bio: I’m a cycling Pilates instructor but my passion is cycling, been teaching for 5 years and riding for 7 years. I’m looking to broaden my horizons with cycling and try different things. I have a lot of cyclists dependent on me and want to give them something new to try and I believe this would be a great fit.

Motivation: My students, I have a great deal of people who love me teaching spin and I just want to continue to do it but in a smaller setting.

Danielle Sturkie
(Atlanta, GA)

Bio: Hi! My name is Danielle and I live in Atlanta, GA. I am a former NFL Cheerleader and NBA dancer who has recently decided to take my love for fitness to a professional level. I am now a NASM certified personal trainer and work in the health/wellness/recovery field! I want to use my knowledge and talents to help train people and lead them to live a healthier lifestyle!

Motivation: I originally went into personal training because I had so many people reach out to me that wanted to be more fit, but didn’t know a lot about exercises to do, how to workout, proper form, etc. I want to help everyone, regardless of if you are a beginner or advanced, live a healthier lifestyle and make fitness a fun part of their lifestyle that they truly enjoy and will stick with!

Allison Wood
(Covington, LA)

Bio: Fitness is my passion, marketing & social media is where my heart belongs. Fitness has been a huge part of my life for the past 6 years and it has opened so many doors for me. I’d love to share that with the world.

Motivation: To impact people’s lives for the better. Making others happy with themselves is my goal.

Kayla Worley
(Metairie, LA)

Bio: Hi! My name is Kayla Worley and I’ve been a fitness instructor for 4 years now! I currently teach all 3 classes offered at Pure Barre NOLA and attended 3 separate training sessions and successfully tested out for each. I’ve taught yoga on my college campus as an elective in 2016/17, but I’m not certified.. just experienced in yoga. I also taught HIIT/circuit training classes while in college. I’m also currently working on my Pilates certification. I graduated from Ole Miss in kinesiology/exercise science in 2017 and I plan to continue to teach fitness classes as my lifelong career.

Motivation: I am always looking for new ways to expand my career and I love being able to help people grow stronger mentally and physically!