Jazzercise Kelowna

MEET OUR TEAM

INSTRUCTOR

Sara Eddy
Owner and Instructor

Sara has been teaching dance fitness since 2007 and yoga since 2010. She has been attending classes as long as she can remember (actually her mom attended aerobics classes before Sara was born). Dance was a big part of Sara’s life throughout her childhood and during university Sara was looking for a way to get back into shape, she started attending yoga classes at the YMCA and found the local Jazzercise location and signed up. A few years later she got certified to teach and feels so lucky to be able to share what keeps her healthy and sane (mostly) with others. Originally from the states, Sara has taught in Ohio, Iowa, and California, but she hopes to stay in Kelowna for good. When she’s not teaching, Sara can be found spending time with her little boy, Calvin, baby girl, Madeline, and her husband, Chris.

ASSOCIATE INSTRUCTORS

Andra Aslan
Andra Aslan
Dance Fitness Instructor

Andra is one of our newer instructors and we love the joy and enthusiasm she brings to her classes. You will notice she has a fabulous accent from Romania, a great sense of humour, and a passion for dancing.

Jessica Baynton
Dance Fitness Instructor

This hardworking mom of three knows how important it is to prioritize her health so she is at her best for family and friends. Jessica always finds a way to make time for workouts and will help you enjoy a fun break from your daily life. You will leave a happier/healthier version of yourself.

Laura Bensler
Dance Fitness Instructor

Laura is so excited to start her journey as a Jazzercise instructor. She brings her enthusiastic personality to all her classes so you are sure to have a great time! When not at Move & Flow, Laura is a busy mom of 2 little girls.

Lorraine Clarke
Lorraine Clarke
Instructor

Lorraine is a long time instructor who is new to Kelowna. She became certified when she lived in Ontario and most recently lived in Saskatchewan where she taught for a while and then spent some time where she had no opportunity to do Jazzercise. She is so happy to be with us in the Okanagan and back to the workout she loves. When she is not teaching, you can find her sharing her amazing energy as a student in other instructors’ classes.

Shawna Gibb
Shawna Gibb
Instructor

Shawna is a fun-loving, hard-working instructor. She has taught at several locations in Kelowna and has a following wherever she is. When she is not teaching she is working as a dental hygienist or spending time with her family.

Kat Grootjes
Kat Grootjes
Instructor

Kat has been teaching dance since she was a teenager and made the shift into dance fitness after discovering Paula’s Jazzercise classes in 2009. Dance has always been a large part of Kat’s life from competing as a child to teaching it both at the studio and in the high school to performing as a part of a dance troupe as an adult. She loves sharing her passion for dance and fitness with others and over the last few years she has become certified in a variety of fitness based classes to add to her knowledge base. Kat is a full time elementary school principal and a single mom of three amazing children.

Mackenzie Olson
Dance Fitness Instructor

Mackenzie is probably most known for her beautiful ballet-inspired technique. Don't let her amazing posture intimidate you. This retired dancer is one of the sweetest, down-to-earth people on our team and she wants to help you have an amazing workout no matter your background.

Tristin Speed
Dance Fitness Instructor

Tristin is one of our fabulous new instructors with a flair for Latin dancing due in part to her Mexican heritage. She will leave you feeling "caliente" after class! Tristin is excited to help people of all abilities reach their goals. When she's not dancing, she's spending time with her family or enjoying her crafting hobbies, from card making to crocheting.