Court House Family Fitness & Athletic Edge Staff, Instructors, & Personal Trainers

 

Kristina Allard
Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Kristina is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Yoga Teacher, and Certified Nutrition Coach. Kristina is also a certified Tribe Coach, Barre teacher, and Cycle Instructor through Spinning. She loves inspiring others to find their inner passion for health and wellness. Her goal is to reach every person’s heart that comes to her class and help them find their inner fire to keep working towards healthy goals. Specialties: Working with all types of people, with a variety of goals. Reaching the hearts of people to inspire, motivate, and create change. Motto: Your health is an investment, not an expense.
About Kristina
Nicholas Atkinson
Athletic Edge General Manager
Nick is the Athletic Edge General Manager.
About Nick
Caiti Barrie
Volleyball Instructor
Volleyball is Caiti’s first love: from the first practice in 7th grade and all through college. She played 3 years on the varsity team for North Medford High School and continued playing all 4 years of college. After playing middle blocker for the Linfield College Wildcats she gained some coaching experience at the high school level.Caiti’s main position was middle blocker and opposite but she also has some experience as a back up setter. She feels it is so important for every player to have a well rounded skill set, which is why her training sessions are so heavily focused on fundamentals! Motto: “You can be as good as you want to be IF you want to put the time and work in.”
About Caiti
Jen Beck
Group Fitness Instructor
Jen is a wife, mom, cosmetologist, and fitness enthusiast! She truly believes that taking care of yourself is an essential part of taking care of your family. Whether it's hiking through the mountains or running along the coast, fresh air is liberating for her. Team races, such as Spartans and Ragnar, are right up her alley as well. Jen finds it beneficial to have a goal she is working toward and looking forward to, while still making a conscious effort to 'enjoy the ride'! Specialties: Creating a come as you are, just come feel approach and bringing energy, entertainment and bonding that comes with group fitness classes. Jen is a certified High Fitness instructor. Motto: Wherever you are, be all there!
About Jen
Lindsey Blesse
Group Fitness Instructor
Lindsey is a Master Degree certified Physical and Health Educator, an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, a certified soccer coach with 15+ years of experience, and a certified PiYo instructor. She dreams of a society where people of all ages and sizes, are driven to become the best person they can physically and mentally be. She dreams of a world where parents and their children workout side-by-side.   Specialties: Lindsey is a full time Physical and Health Educator in the Medford School district, and have been for 5+ years). She has specialized in instructing people in all walks of life, including special abilities (Adaptive Fitness). Lindsey has been a soccer player throughout her life reaching an elite level in college and this passion has now translated into coaching soccer U-5 up through high school. Watching people achieve their goals is her desire, and she wants to see you achieve yours too. Motto: Commit to working hard, be kind, take chances, and REALLY live!
About Lindsey
Brooke Burroughs
Child Care Instructor
Brooke currently attends RCC with the goal to graduate with a degree in early education. She has worked with children for over five years, all leading up to being a teacher's assistant at Jackson Elementary. Motto: “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching." -C. S. Lewis
About Brooke
Amy Clevenger
Group Fitness Instructor
Amy has a bachelors in exercise science and is an RN, MSN. She is a runner and enjoys running half marathons and marathons. She is also certified as a High Fitness instructor. Amy loves motivating others to discover the mental, physical, and health benefits of exercise. Specialties: Motivating people with high energy fitness while having fun at the same time. Motto: Take care of yourself first. Then you will have the energy and love to care for others.
About Amy
Tyler Cochran
Basketball Instructor
Tyler is a 20 year old born and raised in Medford Oregon. He grew up doing gymnastics at ABK before moving gyms where he won multiple state championships. Tyler started playing basketball when he was 10 and went to the state playoffs 3 out of the 4 years of high school. He played 2 years of college basketball and went to the NWACC tournament his sophomore year. Tyler has been coaching and refereeing basketball for 6 years. Tyler’s specialties include: youth camps, basketball personal training, and teaching kids to develop a good sense of integrity and strong moral compass in order to face life head on. Motto: “You don't get better on the days you want to. You get better on the days you DON'T want to.”
About Tyler
Ursula Hollon
Group Fitness Instructor
Ursula is a Certified Group Fitness and indoor cycling instructor. She is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA and a certified Cycle Instructor through Spinning. After a year of participating in group fitness and losing over seventy-five pounds she decided to teach group fitness and indoor cycling- the two classes that changed her life. This motivation has led her to teach for the last eight years. When she isn’t teaching, she is spending her time with her five children. They love to go hiking, kayaking, biking and do other physical activities. Specialties: High energy motivation and enthusiasm in every class. Motto: “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” -Thomas Jefferson
About Ursula
Amy Ibarra-Kirkland
Group Fitness Instructor
Amy has always been around sports and the gym all of her adolescent and adult life. She loves to help the community and the ones around her. In the most recent years, she refereed basketball for middle school students, has helped with special olympics, and has competed in a bodybuilding competition. Amy competed at the junior olympic level in track and field and now really enjoys helping others find their true potential through movement. When Amy isn’t at the gym or helping others, she teaches Early Childhood Special Education. She prides herself on helping others and knows that not everyone learns or moves in the same way. Specialties: Helping people realize that through movement they can become a better version of themselves, no matter their abilities. Motto: Through movement and exercise you can become a better version of yourself! Move everyday!
About Amy
Crystal Ibarra-Kirkland
Group Fitness Instructor
Crystal is a certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor and has been teaching/coaching group fitness and small group training in the Rogue Valley for eight years. She also holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and has training in TRX, and is certified in Beyond Mat Science, Core De Force, BODYSHRED, Insanity Live, and Tribe. Crystal loves all elements of physical fitness and the creativity that comes with fine tuning those skill sets. Physical fitness can be fun. It’s rewarding showing people how to make it enjoyable, in a way that challenges them beyond what they knew they could do. Specialties: Sports conditioning is where Crystal started, and still specializes in. Her specialties have evolved further: there is a regression and progression for every movement, no matter the level, goal or even injury. Crystal works with people at their level. Motto: Anyone can be a well-rounded athlete.
About Crystal
Carla Idrogo
Group Fitness Instructor
Carla started martial arts at the age of 7 at her father’s dojo and she is a second degree black belt. She also spends time training people in martial arts and boxing classes for competitions. Her other love is dance and she began teaching Zumba at the age of 18. Zumba is a great part of her life and she loves to encourage others to dance and have fun! Carla is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through SCW Fitness Education. Specialties: Carla has a keen ability to motivate and inspire new and advanced students alike to simply let loose, have fun, and enjoy life through movement. Motto: You are better today than you were yesterday!
About Carla
Luis Idrogo
Group Fitness Instructor
Luis teaches Zumba classes at Court House Family Fitness
About Luis
Ty Jones
General Manager, Court House Family Fitness & Athletic Edge
Ty is a husband of one and father of three. He enjoys working with people and loves the company he works for. Ty is devoted to making members happy and encouraging fitness for the whole family. Motto: "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." -Henry David Thoreau
About Ty
Sarah Karnatz
Group Fitness DIrector
Sarah is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through SCW Fitness Education, a certified PiYo Instructor and certified Indoor Cycling Instructor through AFAA. Sarah is most recently certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She has devoted much of her time over the past 18 years in the fitness industry including several bodybuilding competitions. She loves teaching group classes and finds great reward in motivating individuals to move past what they believe to be unachievable. Specialties: Sarah customizes moves to challenge each member while keeping in mind their fitness level. Understanding the everyone cycles through a regression before a progression, she encourages and creates an inclusive environment for all. Motto: “The only bad workout, is the one you didn’t do.
About Sarah
Emily Miller
Group Fitness Instructor
Emily has been an AFAA certified Group Instructor for over 8 years and recently added Barre Intensity to her certifications list. She teaches Mat Pilates as well as Athletic conditioning and Boot Camp classes. Emily played four years of collegiate level soccer where her passion for training and conditioning really began! Emily received her US Soccer level E coaching license and coached Varsity level soccer for 6 years at North Medford High School. She enjoys seeing a diverse range of abilities come into class and gain quality movement. Emily's goal is to empower, strengthen, improve mobility and have fun! Specialties: Working with a wide range of ages and abilities; modifying to fit everyone’s needs and challenging you where you are. Motto: “If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.” Fred DeVito
About Emily
Rhiannon Nelsen
Child Care Leader
Rhiannon is a veteran ABK Preschool teacher who recently returned to Court House to take the lead in our Child Care Department. She has a two year degree in early childhood education and a passion for working with children and watching them learn. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two awesome kiddos together. Motto: “The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.” -Elbert Hubbard
About Rhiannon
Emily Pariani
Athletic Edge Customer Service Specialist
About Emily - Emily has always had a passion for fitness and she loves helping people learn and incorporate new healthy habits into their daily lifestyle. Emily is a certified personal trainer and currently in school for a nutrition certification as well. She is also a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor going on her 3rd year pursuing a bodybuilding career.
About Emily
Tim Preston
Maintenance, Facilities, & Cafe Manager, Court House Family Fitness
Tim is the father of 3 kids and has been working in the America's Best Kids organization for nearly 20 years in multiple capacities - from teaching karate and gymnastics to maintaining the equipment and overseeing construction projects at all three facilities.
About Tim
Matthew Pronesti
Court House Lead Personal Trainer, SST Coach, & Customer Service Specialist
Matthew Pronesti BS, NASM CPT, native of Medford, OR as well as a South Medford Alum. He is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Former NCAA Division II athlete for Merrimack College, and Division I athlete for Portland State University, where he received two degrees in Health Studies and Physical Activity & Exercise. Matt has experience in sports performance training as well as speed/agility development with a concentration in youth athletes. He also has clinic experience in rehabilitation exercise as well as injury prevention strength training.Motto: “Your attitude affects your effort, and your effort will affect your results” & “With a bit of desire, a small amount of work, and perseverance, no goal is unattainable”
About Matthew
Nicole Rosanelli
Remote Support
Nicole supports the organization remotely from Iowa, in the areas of marketing, billing and administration.  Since 2011, she has worked in customer service at ABK and as a general manager in our fitness facilities.  Nicole also holds a U.S. Soccer Federation National D License and helped launch and develop our soccer skills program. She enjoys her new role in remote support and loves that she gets to remain part of the staff family. Her favorite thing about the organization is the way it supports fitness in the community and instills confidence in its youth. Her favorite quote is: "I have no special talents. I am just passionately curious." -Albert Einstein
About Nicole
Jack Singler
AE & CH Customer Service Specialist
About Jack - Jack is a 27 year old Medford native. He is a football coach at South Medford High School and joined the ABK team in 2020. Jack is a former college athlete and collegiate football coach that enjoys helping and motivating people and kids through sports and exercise. Motto: "Control what you can, let go of what you can't, but always keep a smile."
About Jack
Julimarie Thomas
Group Fitness Instructor
Julimarie is an AFFA certified Group Fitness Instructor and also has RIPPED, Core de Force, Turbokick, P90x, Tribe & Cardio Yoga certifications. She chose to share her enthusiasm and love of exercise with others after she lost 40 pounds and never wanted to gain it back!  Now 15 years later, she has stayed at the same weight and want others to have a great quality of life! Specialties:  Bringing high energy and motivation with 10 years of being a Group Fitness Coach! Motto: 1 Body! 1Life! 0 Excuses!
About Julimarie
Jayson Tonkin
Personal Trainer
Jayson Tonkin, BS, NASM CPT, has over 30 years of experience in athletic and personal training. A prior collegiate athlete at SOU (SOCS), former competitive power lifter and bodybuilder, Jayson enjoys all areas of fitness from athletic sports conditioning, post rehabilitation, special populations to general health. Jayson’s main focus will be, emphasizing sports specific/athletic training, personal training, nutrition coaching. Motto: “The body isn’t lazy; the mind is.”
About Jayson