Stuart Nuckols, HIIT Instructor
University of Virginia
Stuart grew up playing field hockey, lacrosse and tennis and has always had a love for sports, the outdoors and staying active. After graduating from college, Stuart turned to small-group exercise classes and running to stay in shape. Stuart has been working out at Zinger Fit since early 2013, soon after Kelly opened her doors, and turned her love of Zing into teaching in 2016.
Stuart works at a non-profit, Viridiant, that advances energy efficient, sustainable housing in Virginia. She loves that her career allows her the flexibility to teach at Zinger Fit, because she finds her time with the ladies at Zing rejuvenating. She enjoys sharing her passion for physical fitness and helping women feel strong and confident. Stuart was born and raised in Richmond, has two dogs (Duane and Loretta), and is married to her high-school sweetheart.
Natalie Robles, HIIT Instructor
Natalie grew up in a very active family, which kindled her love for sports, being outdoors and an active lifestyle. Three of the four eldest sisters went on to play D1 sports in their respective sport. Her youngest sister, 9 years old, is still having fun playing all types of sports. Natalie played D1 Women’s Soccer at VCU for 4 years and is a former co-captain. She graduated with Honors from VCU with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. Due to an injury during her senior season, she decided to take her last year of eligibility to finish out her soccer career. She is currently finishing out her last year along with a B.S. in Biology. She is an aspiring pediatrician and has hopes to attend medical school in the near future. In her free time, she loves to travel, be with family and friends, and being outdoors.
She joined the Zinger Fit family in 2016 and has loved getting to know everyone. She finds the opportunity to be an encouragement to the ladies as they push towards their fitness and health goals for an active and more confident lifestyle so worthwhile.
Anna Hingst, Cycle Instructor
Anna has been a group exercise instructor since 2011. As an avid long distance runner, Anna understands the importance of cross training to increase overall strength and endurance as well injury prevention. She is certified through AFAA as both a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. Cycle is one of her favorite classes to teach as she enjoys pushing participants to their maximum effort while motivating through great music and energy. Anna lives in the Tuckahoe area with her husband and their two sons.Type your paragraph here.
Claire Gillman, Cycle Instructor
Claire grew up in Radford, Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. She has been a stay at home mom for 12 years, raising her three children ages 12, 10 and 6. Claire has been teaching group exercise classes for 6 years, focusing on indoor cycling and body sculpt. She has her AFAA Group Exercise Certification as well as the Group Exercise Certification from the YMCA. Claire loves music and enjoys putting together awesome playlists for her cycle classes!
Bronwyn Otten, Barre Instructor
In 2001, Bronwyn began teaching group exercise classes when she was a student at Virginia Tech. After earning her bachelors degree from Tech, Bronwyn continued working in the fitness industry and later earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Training from VCU. In 2011 Bronwyn opened her own fitness studio, which she ran full time for 6 years. In 2017 she sold the business so that she could spend more time with her family. Bronwyn lives in Tuckahoe with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys teaching classes, working on home projects and reading in her spare time.
Riley Shaia, Barre Instructor
Riley has been teaching group exercise for 24 years and loves to inspire her students to go just a little further than they think possible. She has her masters in physical therapy, although she is not currently practicing, and is a master trainer for Tabata Bootcamp and Barre Above. As a wife and mom of 3 kids, she understands that workouts need to be efficient yet effective!
Natalie Schimick, Cycle and Yoga Instructor
Natalie began teaching group exercise back in 1988 while a student at Clemson University, and she became certified as a Group Exercise Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 1991. Having led group exercise for almost 30 years in a variety of locations (Clemson, Washington, DC, Denver, Madison, WI and Richmond), Natalie has seen all sorts of exercise fads come and go (who wouldn’t love to see Clemson’s football team doing old-school floor aerobics?). She particularly loves to lead indoor cycling and is a Schwinn-certified cycling instructor. Looking for something fitness-related to do with her two daughters (now 15 and 13), Natalie began Tae Kwon Do in 2006, earning her black belt in 2009 alongside her then 8-year old daughter.
Yoga also plays a large part in Natalie’s life. Her passion for yoga was born out of a desire to learn and to understand how to utilize the physical body to improve overall health and well-being. Having practiced yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2001, Natalie earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in 2005 through Scott Anderson’s Alignment Yoga in Madison, Wisconsin and completed her 500-hour training through Alignment Yoga in October, 2010. Understanding that everyone is unique, Natalie’s classes focus on the amazing intelligence of the body through a grounded approach, letting the breath and the body’s intuitive nature be the guide. Inquisition into a harmoniously balanced mind and body led Natalie towards the connective-tissue-based practice of Yin Yoga to complement the foundation of her Hatha practice.
Beth Buckbee, Cycle Instructor
University of Richmond
As a cycle instructor for the past 8 years, Beth loves to encourage her riders to be the best they can be, challenging themselves with each ride and hopes that they leave inspired and of course sweaty!
A University of Richmond graduate and a mom of 3 busy boys, Beth loves to stay active, keeping up with her boys and challenging herself with new activities!
Gabby Dyer, HIIT Instructor
Gabby, former co-captain of VCU's women's soccer team, has returned to join the Rams as a graduate assistant with the Sports Performance staff.
Her certifications include NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CPT and the American Red Cross CPR/AED certification.
She plans to graduate this May with her M.Ed. in Sport Leadership. Upon graduation, Gabby plans to pursue her vision of opening a private sports performance business that offers an elite service to underprivileged high school athletes. She wishes to provide hope and opportunity to those who need it the most and change the world one life at a time.
Annie Deutsch, HIIT and "RPM's and Reps" Instructor
Annie played sports all through her childhood, but her real love of fitness began in college; where her outdoor bootcamp class led her to distance running. Annie's numerous half marathons and five full
marathons showed her the importance of putting in hard work everyday. She loves the hustle of a hard workout, but also the positive mental and emotional changes that come after pushing your physical limits. When Annie isn't at Zing, she's either managing a spin studio, teaching Megaformer classes, or at a restaurant eating! Annie loves her family, her puppy and kitten, and being at her family's house on the Chesapeake Bay!
Annie is AFAA Group Ex Certified.
Lauren Boykin, HIIT and Cycle Instructor
Mary Baldwin University
Lauren has been AFAA certified since 1993 while teaching group exercise through college. As an active snow skier, past tennis team and track team member, Lauren has kept fitness and wellness an avid part of her life. After graduating with a BA degree in Biology, she made fitness and health care a career. Lauren has been part of the YMCA since 1996 and enjoys helping others help themselves. Lauren’s goal is to push people harder than they push themselves and to remind them that it’s not just about weight loss but to be “strong, happy and healthy” Lauren is a YELite coach & teaches KidFit classes to ages 5-10. Lauren will be adding Personal Training to her certifications this Spring.
Excited to add Zinger Fit to the resume, Lauren looks forward to meeting new members and bringing her challenging workouts to a fresh new group of people.
These days you will find Lauren in the Real Estate business as an active realtor and if you are reading this…..don’t hesitate to contact her for your real estate needs (I’ll even throw in a few home training sessions as your realtor!) She and her husband make up the Boykin Real Estate Team. She has two active, wonderful boys that keep her on her toes.
Certifications also include: Aqua, Johnny G Spinning, Schwinn, TRX CPR/AED/First Aide
Liz grew up playing soccer and sports culminating to four years of D1 soccer consequently catapulting her love for fitness and an active lifestyle. Liz played soccer all four years (Virginia Tech and Hofstra University) and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Geology. Immediately after college, she spent five years working as a Geologist for an International Environmental Consulting firm. Unsatisfied not only with the impact and transformation she was providing career wise; but she was also struggling with no longer competing and identifying as a high level athlete. Liz made changes in her career and lifestyle to utilize her background in sports mixed with her insatiable passion for coaching, training, and helping others. Liz is now a Firefighter and EMT with Henrico County, a coach for the Richmond Strikers soccer club, and has found happiness and fulfillment in traveling to surf, hiking, and running (full and half marathons). She is excited to share her passion for fitness, belief in transformation, and to help other women find their inner confidence and strength.
Fitness has always been a big part in Kelly’s life, starting at an early age with involvement in sports. She played Division 1 Field Hockey and Lacrosse at The College of William and Mary and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2004. During her playing career, Kelly received national recognition as an NSCA Weight Lifting All-American, and was the first woman to earn this honor at W&M. Following graduation, Kelly became an assistant coach for both Field Hockey and Lacrosse at her alma mater and remained there for two years. She was then an assistant Field Hockey coach at VCU for three months before being promoted to Head Field Hockey Coach. After five years of serving as the head coach, leading her team to tie a record for the most number of wins in program history, and receiving the Colonial Athletic Association “Coach of the Year”, she decided to pursue another avenue in her passion for coaching. Kelly has been involved in personal training at all levels and is now focusing her attention to empowering and improving women’s lives through exercise. In June of 2012, she opened Zinger Fit, a women's personal and small group training facility located in the Tuckahoe Shopping Center. Kelly is a Certified Personal Trainer, earning her certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She works with women of all levels of fitness as well as high school and middle school athletes. Kelly loves to see her clients realize their potential and watch them grow in strength and confidence. Kelly is married and has two boys: Jake and Tyler who keep her very active outside of Zing!
Gina Bombere, Barre Instructor
Originally from Dallas, TX, Gina has been enjoying teaching Barre in various Richmond studios since 2012. She is trained in Core Barre and Barre Works as well as being an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. Gina has a passion for fitness and teaches other classes including strength training, dance cardio, PIYO and pilates. She loves to incorporate fun music into her classes!