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Alyssa Buckheit

Owner & Founder, Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in nearby Ridgefield, CT, Alyssa is a 29 year old fitness enthusiast who has grown up living an active and healthy lifestyle, starting in sports from a young age. After creating her own training plan that led her to completing the 2015 Nashville Half Marathon and 2017 Boston Marathon, she took her passion for fitness to the next level. She is now an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Fitness Specialist, and a previous Fitness Coach with Orangetheory Fitness in Kingston, MA. In 2014, Alyssa completed a Spinning Certification that she actively held for two years, which trained her in class design, bike mechanics, riding form, and coaching tactics. Alyssa holds a B.A (Cum Laude) in Communications, Business Operations from the University of New Hampshire in 2012.

Melissa Streaman

Certified Group Fitness Coach

Melissa first began teaching fitness classes in 2012 while working at a local gym. In 2016 she continued her fitness coaching journey and became certified through AFAA and began teaching multiple formats of group fitness classes. Melissa lives in Bethel with her son Grayson, husband Matt, and Australian Shepherd Sadie.

Emily Murphy

Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutritionist

Emily grew up in Wappingers Falls, NY and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Creative Writing degree. She worked in several fields, including the veterinary field, until she ultimately decided to get her NASM certification in 2017 right after her daughter was born. Emily is prenatal and postpartum certified, and is experienced in balancing both her mom and fitness life. She also holds her Fitness Nutrition certification, which goes hand in hand, when it comes to obtaining fitness goals. In her spare time, Emily enjoys writing, reading, nerding out over videogames, superheroes, and Harry Potter. She is a proud mom to a 3 year old girl, new baby boy, and 3 dogs, and 3 cats!

Dena Laursen

Certified Personal Trainer

Dena is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, lover of movement and encourager. Exercise has brought tremendous healing to her life, and her passion is to help others find mental and physical healing through movement. Dena has a contagious love for teaching and supporting others on their fitness journey and enjoys seeing others get physically and mentally stronger.

Kristina Desimini

Certified Personal Trainer

Kristina was born and raised in Carmel, NY and is a wife to her college sweetheart, a mommy to her son, and has an all-around love and passion for empowering and helping others on their wellness journey. She worked in Public Relations for over 10 years and decided to change careers in 2019 and become a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer after her and her husband lost 90 lbs. combined. She completed her first half marathon in 2019 at the Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon, loves being silly and making memories with her family, enjoys running on her free time outside and living a balanced lifestyle with her family. Kristina holds a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Advertising from SUNY Oneonta in 2008.

Kayla Roach

Sales & Brand Associate

Kayla Roach is 21 years old and grew up in Bethel, CT. She is currently in her third year at Western Connecticut State University studying to be an elementary school teacher. She has a passion for helping children grow their heart and minds, fitness, health and spreading kindness. A couple of fun facts about Kayla is that she lived in Los Angeles for 6 months where she modeled, and she is left handed.

Emily Bogues

Sales & Brand Associate

Emily is the newest member of our team! Catch her behind the front desk and say hello to her next time you are in studio!

Full bio coming soon.

Melissa Lucas

Sales & Brand Associate

Melissa is 24 years old and has been around fitness her entire life. She has been on several dance teams as a child and cheerleading teams throughout high school and college. She enjoys going on hikes and spontaneous adventures in her spare time with her fiancé, and dogs Nemo and Pewter. Melissa has a passion for working with children and has a background in childcare and babysitting. Her long term career goal is to become a Physical Therapist for dogs.