A list of all the fitness instructors of the Spring 2018 semester.

Brent Shultz

Brent fell in love with fitness in college where he studied weight-training, yoga, running conditioning. He received his Yoga Teacher Certification from YogaWorks in Los Angeles. After moving to New York, he received his MFA from The New School for Drama where he studied Alexander Technique and other body forms. He has taught kickboxing fitness, fight choreography, and also teaches at TrampoLean here in the city.

Irisha Brown

Do you want to:

-Reduce body fat
 -Tone, tighten and firm-up
 -Increase energy
 -Manage stress

Whatever your fitness goal is I am here to help you Make It Happen!

I design fitness programs that will challenge and energize you while steadily moving you forward-toward your goals.

Bring your “I can” attitude and together we will achieve the success you’ve been dreaming about.

Natasha Cucullo

Natasha is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University. As a diver and competitive soccer player since the age of 10, Natasha was exposed to Pilates as a means of cross-training. Pilates became a huge part of her life while at school and she became a certified Pilates instructor for WesBAM!, the student-run Wesleyan Body and Mind fitness group, where she taught an intermediate level Pilates class. Natasha is eager to continue teaching students at the college level, inspiring other young individuals to improve their bodies through health and wellness, regardless of experience.

Nicole Mitsch

Before stumbling into a Pilates class in 2005, Nicole couldn’t even touch her toes. It only took one class to change her path and life forever. After earning her masters from NYU she did the corporate thing while fighting the urge to follow her heart. When she was unable to resist any longer, she got certified in Michigan to teach both Pilates and Yoga and has never looked back. She has taught in gyms, studios and at corporate locations across the country. Spreading her love of movement and fitness along the way. Nicole feels like she can relate to her students who may feel intimated or unsure about doing Pilates because of not having an athletic background. She truly believes it’s better late than never and that Pilates is for everyone. Her philosophy is “Listen to your body, because it’s telling you the truth.” Whether that means pulling back or pushing harder. She likes to teach classes that challenge and inspire but are full of acceptance and growth.

Reem Abdou

Reem is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified Power Vinyasa and meditation teacher. She is also an alum of Lang College, and knows intimately what it is to work and study in a city so riled up – yoga and meditation helped her keep her sanity and fed her constant inspiration, strength, healing, and joy. Her intensive studies have spanned across yogic philosophy, health & wellness, anatomy and kinesiology, and mind-body centering. Her teaching is unwaveringly dedicated to empowering students so that they might find their own inner teacher – the goal is always to help students develop affective tools to uncover the intelligence of their own body, access their own intuition, and deepen their relationship with their authentic self in the present moment. Reem teaches for New York Health & Racquet Club, Yoga to the People, NFC Amenity, private clients, and any and everywhere there is a body in need of balance! Besides getting down on her mat, she loves to read and write, take photographs while wandering, dancing, eating, and meeting new people – always!

Shannon Stowe

Shannon is a New School graduate has been teaching dance for Athletics and Recreation since the program began in 2009. Prior to that, she taught dance based fitness classes for ten years in California. Shannon teaches many forms of dance. When you come to her Dance Fitness classes, you will get a little ballet, jazz, hip-hop, street jazz, musical theatre, and modern. She is also an AFAA certified group-fitness instructor and an ACE certified personal trainer. In addition to all that dance, Shannon enjoys exercising her hardcore side and teaches boot-camp and various sculpt and strength training classes. As a personal trainer, Shannon loves to work with body weight exercise and HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Her fitness philosophy is all about creating a balanced body, combining strength, balance, and flexibility with a sense of enjoyment and the experience of fitness through conscious movement.

Anastacia Tucker

Anastacia aka “Dutchess” is a native of Chicago’s southside, currently residing in the NYC area as an artist. She has studied (and still studying) various forms of dance throughout the years, such as Dunham Technique, African, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Afrobeat, Bellydancing, and Latin Dancing. Anastacia has performed and choreographed for various productions. She is passionate about dance and fitness. She wants every person who walks into her class to most importantly have fun, feel safe and comfortable, be sexy and confident, and admire their beauty and bodies through the dance movements so that they leave feeling empowered.