Kelly McQuade Kinzinger,
NSCA-CPT, Owner of Zinger Fit
The College of William and Mary ’04
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 and a girl who keep her on her toes!
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 and has a little girl named Lena.
Heidi, graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1997, where she was an All- America basketball player scoring 1,674. She was inducted into Elizabethtown College Hall Of Fame in 2010. Heidi followed her passions after graduating college and coached collegiate basketball for 12 years. After coaching she started working for UPS as a preloader and worked her way up to becoming a HR Employee Service Supervisor. When living in Charlottesville, VA she was a top trainer at 9Round boxing kickboxing gym, where she always loved dedicating her extra time to coach, train and motivate others.
Heidi loves working at Zinger Fit where she can inspire females to reach their fullest potential. She works hard to motivate and keep classes fun and energetic! Heidi enjoys spending time with her wife, working out, running, playing tennis, walking and hiking with their dogs.
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.
Barre and HIIT Instructor
A self-described “late bloomer,” it wasn’t until her late-twenties that Emily discovered she doesn’t hate exercise. She discovered she LOVES it when she found Zinger Fit. After several months as a client, Emily was thrilled to join the Zinger team as an instructor.
Litigator by day, Emily loves that being a Zinger instructor allows her to step out of that typically adversarial role into one of motivator and cheerleader. “It’s so important for women to support each other, not compete with one another in a detrimental way. We really do need to push one another by building each other up! Women don’t always realize how strong they are; Zing shows them.” In addition to teaching and cheering on the Zinger ladies, Emily loves making killer playlists and sporting her out-of-control collection of funny tank tops.
Emily is an ACE certified barre instructor and is AED/CPR certified.
Yoga Instructor and Thai Body Work Specialist
Since moving to Richmond in 2001, Julia’s focus has been fitness and wellness, beginning in in small studios, large gyms, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. In 2009, she opened her own studio FIT Richmond- a Personal Training and Group fitness company. After 7 years and realizing that her self-care had taken a back seat to her business and everything else in life. So she stepped back from business owner and dove into student mode eagerly in search for more holistic ways to heal from the inside out. She went through the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and continued the momentum with Thai Healing Arts, which has proved to be a game changer for the way she moves through life.
Julia brings her joy of movement and knowledge of the body into each session. Leaving you feeling more aware of your body in space, finding muscles you didn’t know needed released or strengthened, and alignment to move you through your days with more ease and efficiency.
Bike to Barre Instructor
Janelle began training in both classical ballet and hip hop at an early age and enjoyed a successful dance career earning both local and national recognition. Her love of dance naturally evolved into a passion for fitness. After running multiple marathons and becoming a certified instructor with Les Mills International, The Dailey Method Barre, TRX Suspension Training, Schwinn Cycling and Zumba (among others), she retired from a 12-year career in Biotech Sales to pursue her dream of working within the wellness field. In 2013, Janelle curated and founded her very own fitness studio, RISE Fitness + Cycle, while living in the Chicago land area and recently sold the business in 2018 after multiple moves (Charlotte, Nashville) with the family before settling into the RVA area.
Zing has allowed Janelle the opportunity to do what she loves the most; teaching and connecting with clients to motivate them to achieve their fitness goals. For those who have encountered Janelle, they know this is her passion and are guaranteed a fun, high-energy and challenging full-body workout filled with great music and an occasional curse word. Her high impact workouts and personal style are a welcomed addition to Zing’s already impressive lineup of classes.
“We often strive for perfection and honestly, we know that is not realistic. I want my classes to be a place where you come to practice, make mistakes, and leave feeling great about who you are both inside and out.” Janelle is so excited to continue her journey with you here at ZING and hopes to find you in her class.
HIIT Instructor and Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sport Medicine Personal Trainer
PAI Mat Pilates
STOTT Pilates Reformer
Olivia strives to create a training environment that not only motivates but also empowers individuals to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way. Her passion for health and fitness led me to becoming a certified personal trainer with NASM. Olivia strongly believe in the necessity for an active lifestyle, encompassing a balance of all the components of fitness. Over the years, it has given her great satisfaction to pass along her knowledge and enthusiasm with the highest standard of service, safety and professionalism to those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being. In addition to being an avid personal trainer, Olivia has embarked on a journey to teach Pilates! Olivia believe not only in fitness but also in repatterning faulty alignment and correcting muscular imbalances. Fitness is here to be enjoyed!!
Hobbies: Zing!! Running, playing with my three dogs, Pilates, adventures, food, warm sunny weather, hiking in the mountains :-)
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!