Fitness Instructor Bios
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|Megan Beers||Ashley Dias||Roseann Loia|
|Carol Gernat||Pam Sheldrick|
Megan is excited to be bringing Pilates to Drew! Megan has studied Pilates under Pam Sheldrick and teaches Pilates at Studio Yoga. She is also a former ballet dancer who trained at New Jersey Ballet and has received her teacher training certification from American Ballet Theater. Megan teaches adult ballet at the YMCA in Madison and has started her own children’s dance program at the Gibson’s Gym in Washington NJ. She has also received her certification in Floor Barre under Zena Rommett and looks forward to bringing it to the Madison area in the near future. Megan’s class focuses on working pass your limit to help achieve your best self through challenging Pilates matwork exercises. This sometimes includes the use of props like the Pilates ring and hand weights.
Jane began practicing yoga in 2001, to relieve problems with a knee injury that resulted from years of long distance running. She has been hooked on yoga ever since. She began weekly Iyengar Yoga classes at Studio Yoga in 2005, entered Teacher Prep in 2006 and has been in the Teacher Workshop Program with Theresa Rowland since 2007.
Jane volunteered her time and taught weekly yoga classes to women from domestic violence shelters through Women Aware of Middlesex County, and to stressed-out mental health counselors and social workers through Catholic Charities in East Brunswick. Currently she teaches classes in Yoga Basics, Open Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Plus Size Yoga at both the Madison and Chatham locations of Studio Yoga. Her teaching style reflects her love of yoga and her genuine desire to share its benefits with her students. She has been inspired by, and tries to impart to her student the message of the sage advice, “To Begin Where You Are”.
Ashley got involved in Zumba after taking a class and realized how much fun a workout can be! The music and the upbeat feeling are incredibly contagious! She trained formally in dance for 16 years and danced competitively for 8 years. After college, Zumba was a way for Ashley to get back to dance. Zumba allows participants to get a full body workout by dancing and just having fun. Ashley currently teaches Zumba to her colleagues at work and Curves. Ashley is a Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate with a Bachelor degree in Studio Fine Arts and a Master degree of Art in Teaching. In addition to teaching Zumba, she is also an Art Teacher in the Summit Public Schools.
Carol Gernat, Ph.D. is a staff counselor/psychologist in the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services who holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She has worked in the Center since 2004. Prior to her position at Drew, she has experience in corporate and hospital settings.
Following more than twenty years in the corporate world and “aware“ of a change in the path ahead, Roseann’s journey led her to the Starseed Center for Yoga and Wellness in Montclair, New Jersey. At one of New Jersey’s highly regarded traditional schools, she found a sense of “coming home” and knew her life was changing in a very significant way. Upon receiving her certification, her life’s purpose to share the knowledge of yoga was unquestioned.
Teaching yoga is Roseann’s primary vocation. She is passionate about its ability to allow us to live as our truest, whole self. When not teaching or learning about yoga, she enjoys the company of longtime friends, the spiritedness of her niece and nephew, and the pleasures of the everyday. Roseann is grateful for the balance yoga has brought to my life and the opportunity to help others on their own path to wholeness!
Pamela Sheldrick, a resident of Morris Township, has been a fitness instructor for over thirty years. For the past eight years she has specialized in Pilates matwork. Pamela incorporates the use of various props in her classes, including hand weights, resistance bands, mini-stability balls and the Pilates rings. She currently teaches in Madison at Studio Yoga and the YMCA, as well as the Chatham Club and the Somerset Hills YMCA. Pamela is certified by PhysicalMind Institute, New York City.