To view a schedule of Club fitness classes, go to the Fitness Calendar

Nancy Chontos
Chair yoga

Nancy has practiced Hatha Yoga, Restorative/Yin Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga for over 12 years. She is a Certified Chair Yoga Teacher, and has completed continuing education through the Restorative Teacher Training course. Nancy has a certificate in Fundamentals of Gerontology from the USC Davis school of Gerontology, and currently teaches at Sierra Canyon, The Club at Town Center and for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) through UNR. Nancy has 2 dogs, 2 birds and 1 cat, and she enjoys photography and gardening in her spare time. Nancy and her husband, Lance, have lived in Sierra Canyon since 2014.

Cindy Payton
Cardio Step

Cindy has been a group fitness instructor for over 25 years and has taught a variety of classes for all ages and fitness levels. She loves teaching group fitness and is truly passionate about health and wellness. Cindy is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor. She strives to teach a safe and effective class while motivating her students to have fun!

Christy Santos
Group fitness

Christy was born and raised in Reno, and she has been working at the Club at Town Center for 12 years. She started her fitness journey 17 years ago as a gymnastics coach and then moved on to becoming a fitness instructor. Christy also worked in the dental field for 14 years working with children. She has three children of her own and loves spending her free time with them in the outdoors camping and boating.

Bruce Knowlton
Mind-Body Wellness

Bruce has been active with the Internal Healing Arts for over 12 years. His expertise in energy work and relaxation techniques have helped many in their quest for internal peace and happiness. Bruce is a Certified Natural Health Coach, a National Certified Master in Tai Chi Easy and a Chi Kung Instructor. He has worked with many groups and individuals in helping them recognize solutions to lifetime stresses. His program of Chi Fit – Mind-Body Wellness covers many topics on how to live a healthy life in a relaxed world.

Linda Morgan
Yoga, AquaFit and Massage Therapy

Linda is a graduate of the Bodhi Tree Center for Healing Arts. She likes to incorporate several massage techniques in order to target her clients’ individual needs. Her specialties include soft and deep tissue massage, relaxation, rejuvenation, and sports stretching techniques. Linda also offers lymphatic and Reflexology treatments. Additionally, Linda is a certified yoga instructor who can help design a home routine that will help bring relief to your problem areas.

Leslie Brown

Leslie has been enjoying Zumba for nearly 10 years. After falling in love with it herself, she knew she wanted to become an instructor. Leslie has an extensive background in Zumba fitness and is certified in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and Sentao. She grew up in Mexico and began training in classical ballet at the age of 4. Leslie is passionate about helping people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds feel great.

Karen Hambleton

Karen is a lifelong enthusiast of Yoga as a therapeutic holistic therapy and has been teaching for 16 years. She loves that yoga can be personalized to any individual no matter what their challenges may be. Karen has taught in India and trained in Brazil with yoga therapy teachers Joseph & Lillian Le Page. She enjoys teaching yoga throughout Reno; at UNR, the VA Medical Center, independent & dependent living centers in Spanish Springs, and private lessons. Karen has a BA in Psychology and an AA degree in Elementary Education, Psychology & Health. She enjoys spending time with her three grandsons, reading, watching movies, dancing & music.

Kerry Dickinson

Kerry began her yoga journey by teaching yoga to children of all ages through YogaKids. She then became a certified adult yoga teacher at YogaWorks in the Hatha tradition. Kerry’s
gentle, fundamental yoga class complements active lifestyles of all ages and abilities. She enjoys seeing her students try yoga for the first time, especially in the 60 plus age range, and loves to see her students open up to all of the beneficial lifestyle attributes that yoga can offer them on and off the mat. Kerry has a genuine love of yoga and it shows through her nurturing, positive teaching style.

Leslie Haye
Group fitness

Leslie has been instructing fitness classes for 22 years. She was the fitness director and senior instructor at True Martial Arts. As a second-degree black belt in both Tae Kwan Do and Arnis, she conditioned the black belt classes to prepare them for their upcoming tests. Leslie’s favorite group classes are: cardio kickboxing classes, butts and guts, cardio strength, boot camps, HIIT, spin boot camp and PIYO. She is passionate about fitness and helping others reach their fitness goals, no matter how lofty those goals might be.

Marian Miller
Massage Therapy

Marian has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006 and has been working in Somersett since 2007. She loves the people here and the opportunities to make lasting connections with residents. Marian has extensive knowledge of the different forms of massage through her 13 years of experience and consistent continued education – she finds new and fascinating information all the time and combines her expertise with her passion for the healing arts to meet her clients’ various needs. Whether looking to relax or find healing, Marian can cater to both!

Angela Francis
Group fitness and AquaFit

Angela’s fitness journey began over a decade ago in graduate school when she needed a way to destress that wasn’t coffee and cheesecake. The positive energy and wide variety of group fitness classes was just what she was looking for. Fast-forward to today, she is still a fan of coffee and cheesecake but she’s moved from the back of the class to the front. Angela strives for her class participants to sweat with a smile. When she’s not at the gym, she can be found hanging out with her husband and son, dressing her cat up in cute outfits, and staying up way too late watching Netflix.

John Matthews

John has been a certified tennis coach since 2003 through the United States Professional Tennis Association. After retiring as a teacher for the Washoe County School District, John began teaching skiing and tennis. For John, teaching tennis is the best of both worlds because it provides him with the opportunity to teach, but he also gets to do it in a fun and recreational setting. John grew up in the Reno area and has strong ties to his community. He loves to create a relaxed learning environment for his lessons and helping his students grow as tennis players.

Beth Cunningham
Group fitness and personal training

Beth has been involved in the fitness industry for over 35 years, with experience in group exercise, personal training, program design and management. She is a licensed physical therapy assistant and uses a holistic approach to health and wellness. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management – Fitness and Wellness, she is a certified in Pilates, group exercise, personal training, wellness coaching, indoor cycling, Body Pump and performance enhancement specialist. In her free time, Beth enjoys running, cycling, hiking, snow-shoeing, snowboarding, and watching motorcycle racing and rugby.

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