Meet Our Team
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Michelle Gomez

Owner, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

Michelle has been involved in the Fitness Industry for over 20 years teaching group fitness classes like Spinning, Kick Boxing, Boot Camp and holds a special certification in Stability Ball, TRX Suspension Band Training, Real Ryder Spinning and Zumba. She studied Dance which led her to choreograph for professional dance teams and fitness competitors over the years. She has studied Muay Thai for over 10 years, skated with the Midland Figure Skating Club and holds a Green Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her passion in the Fitness Industry has allowed her to motivate others to push themselves to their limits while having a good time doing it. Michelle is constantly researching and studying new ways to improve herself as an Instructor as well as keeping on top of the latest trends in the fitness Industry.

 
Rey Guerrero Buhat

Yaw-yan Martial Arts Instructor

Born and raised in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines on July 29, 1970 and started taking formal Martial Arts lesson in high school at the age of 17 at the National Judo Karate Association of the Philippines for one year. Went to practice in private with a close Chinese friend who had a background in Kung Fu for a couple of years until I graduated from High School.

Moved to Cebu City in 1990 where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the University of San Jose – Recoletos in the year 1995. CEBU, the Queen City of the South, was where I began my Full-contact Martial Arts career in 1990 at the age of 20 in the Yaw-Yan Temple under Master Julius Villaflores the first generation and original disciple of Grand Master Napoleon Fernandez (founder and originator of the art).

My chief instructor at that time was Master Benigno “Ekin” Caniga who now owns his own gym in Cebu City and has the largest number of students in the region due to the adaptation of MMA and Stick Fighting system incorporated into the Yaw-Yan form. This system is now known as the ArDigma System of Yaw-Yan. I was promoted to the position of Assistant Instructor in 1991 was given the Loyalty Seal of the Yaw-Yan brotherhood, a signature branding in the chest of the Yaw-Yan Symbol, a very significant event in my life that made me a full-pledged Yaw-Yan brother.

I started fighting in the ring in 1991 and fought several times with different stables around the country. During those times where MMA was not yet recognized as a legal sport, we would challenge different groups to come to our gym or us going to their gym for a one on one combat to test out skills, boost the confidence and the experience of having tested one’s ability to apply the techniques.

 

Currently holding a Blue Belt level in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and expanding my knowledge in ground fighting techniques to effectively adapt to different fighting situations

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Kristen LeClerk

Instructor

Kristen is a multi-talented trainer certified in Kickboxing, Cycling and Boot Camp. She is constantly studying all disciplines to make her classes more interesting and challenging. She is our triple threat.

 
Larry Costa

Instructor

Boot Camp is his game. Larry brings strength and endurance to his challenging all level Boot Camp classes. He keeps it moving with his unique approach to strengthening and conditioning.

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Brooke Stemas

Instructor

Brooke’s enthusiasm and passion for cycling has given her an edge for motivation and the love for making you sweat off the pounds.

 
Lindsey Potterack

Instructor

Lindsey has recently joined our team but has quickly become a fan favorite. She has a sweet but killer instinct for moving on that bike. Don’t let that smile fool you.

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Jen Thompson

Instructor

Jen has a love for fitness, and it shows up in her high energy cycle classes but don’t be intimidated she is happy to show you the ropes from beginner to challenging the advanced.

 
Ty Fomby

Instructor

Ty has that rhythm you have to be born with and we got her at 6 Degree Burn. She is currently teaching Zumba but is certified in group fitness. You just might see her leading more classes soon.

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