Meet The Team Behind Stellar Bodies
Amy is the owner and founder of Stellar Bodies, the first Megaformer studio in the state of Georgia founded in 2011. She inspires friends, family and clients with her love of fitness and fashion. Amy is ACE certified in personal and small group training and Lagree certified on the Megaformer. Amy is constantly creating new ideas to challenge and educate the Stellar Bodies team with the workout and style. Amy enjoys selecting and curating the boutique collections for all the Stellar Bodies locations, and she hopes that you will depart feeling fabulous and fashionable at the same time!
As the daughter of a ballet teacher, Anna’s passion for dance and movement started early. Growing up just outside New York City, she began intense ballet training at a young age, continuing through high school and spent the year after high school touring with the San Diego Ballet. Throughout college, Anna developed a love of fitness which led to training for a number of half marathons, triathlons and running the New York City Marathon. Upon moving to Atlanta, she discovered Stellar Bodies and it was love at first wheelbarrow! She is so excited to share her love of the Megaformer and the Lagree Fitness Method with anyone ready to take their fitness routine to the next level!
Kaitlin was born and raised in the city of Atlanta. She has always lived an active lifestyle and was involved with various sports growing up including gymnastics, track and cross-country. In high school, Kaitlin discovered yoga and was introduced to group fitness. This eventually led her to pursue her yoga teaching certification in 2016, while working towards her undergraduate degree in public relations at Georgia State University. Shortly after she began teaching yoga, Kaitlin was introduced to Stellar Bodies. She was immediately drawn in by the challenging classes and engaging instructors. She finds herself at the studio more days of the week than not and has proudly been part of the Stellar team since 2017. Fun fact: Kaitlin’s little sister, Ava, works the front desk in Buckhead!
Outside of the studio, Kaitlin is a legal assistant at The Sessions Law Firm, an expert paloma maker, travel enthusiast, red wine lover and dog mom to her small doberman, Dexter.
Kim is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor with a lifelong passion for exercise and fitness. She also teaches Cycle, Body Conditioning, and Mat Pilates classes. As an avid long-distance runner, Kim has experienced the benefits of Stellar classes. The combination of improved core strength, flexibility and endurance improves recovery and reduces the potential for injury. Kim enjoys sharing her passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle with her clients, family and friends. She believes in always challenging the human body and not limiting its potential.
AFAA and group training-certified, Tiffany has been a fitness enthusiast since the ripe age of 13. She grew up attending & taking Jazzercise classes with her mom (Yes, Jazzercise — grapevines, box steps and leg warmers galore)! This quickly developed into a passion for fitness-oriented classes, weightlifting and eventually distance running.
Over the course of her fitness career, Tiffany has taught everything from step aerobics to spinning, kickboxing and interval/weightlifting group classes. When she’s not teaching classes at Stellar Bodies, she works for Avtex as a Software Sales Representative. Outside of Stellar and Avtex, she loves workouts of all kinds with a special affinity for weightlifting. She also loves spending time with her friends, family and her little dog, Tito. Tiffany truly loves teaching and helping clients push the limits each and every time they come through the studio doors!
Danielle is happiest when on a field, court or at the gym, and it’s been that way since childhood. She learned at an early age that exercise and other healthy habits benefit both the mind and the body. Her focus on the preventive nature of consistent exercise led her to pursue a Masters of Public Health at Georgia State University. She brings this passion for fitness and overall health to Stellar Bodies where she strives to guide each client through an efficient and powerful workout. When she is not teaching or working as the studio manager, you might find her on the Megaformer right next to you.
Caroline has always loved all types of fitness, with a special place in her heart for cross country and track. She has competed and placed in marathons and half marathons, recently coming in second in the North Face Endurance Half Marathon and third in the Publix Half Marathon. Stellar Bodies continues to improve her strength, flexibility, balance and increased running speed. She believes the Megaformer is the best workout in Atlanta — and she’s tried many!
Keir was born and raised on Lake Hartwell in Georgia and has always enjoyed an active and fun lifestyle. She firmly believes that a healthy work-life balance is essential for achieving personal bests, meeting professional goals and reaching optimal outcomes every day.
Keir began her fitness instructor journey in May of 2016. She is passionate and dedicated to expanding her knowledge base and bringing power, resiliency and fun to every aspect of your workout. Keir began her fitness journey before she attended University of Georgia for a bachelor’s degree in Family Science. She enjoyed being a part of fitness oriented sports such as UGA synchronized swimming league and Georgia Dance Team. Keir competed in multiple sprint triathlons, Olympic triathlons and a half Ironman with her sister before continuing her educational journey at Kennesaw State University to complete her Bachelor’s Science of Nursing. She loves to see the evolution of clients’ fitness journeys but also their personal journeys to self-awareness and confidence both inside and outside the studio. Keir works as a full-time labor and delivery nurse at Northside Hospital. When she’s not working or instructing you can catch Keir out enjoying new adventures around Atlanta!
A classically trained ballet dancer, Katie jumped into the fitness scene 8 years ago and hasn’t looked back. After pursuing a BA in Dance from KSU, she discovered her passion for fitness and enjoyed taking classes around Atlanta. Once she discovered Stellar, she was hooked. Stellar Bodies was a game changer, not only for her physique, but her mental health as well. The physical, mental and even emotional intellect you can acquire on the Megaformer is still mind blowing to her. Katie began teaching at Stellar Bodies in 2015 and looks forward to many more shake inducing years!! In addition to Lagree, she teaches spin, cardio dance, and dance technique at studios across North Atlanta. When she’s not teaching or taking class, you might find her on the field at Mercedes Benz Stadium cheering on the dirty birds. This is her fifth season as an Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader. She can’t wait to have you in class to sweat, shake and leave with a smile!
Originally from Upstate New York, Melinda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and has her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Psychology. Melinda began her fitness career teaching fitness part-time and received her Group Fitness certification with AFAA.
As a client of Stellar Bodies, Melinda found her passion in the slow and extremely challenging movements. Melinda wanted to take her teaching certifications to the next level and share her love of Lagree. She received her Lagree certification in 2015 in California at Sebastian Lagree’s headquarters in Burbank, California. With high energy, a loud voice, and a bit of humor, she is ready to make your Stellar Bodies experience fun and memorable.
Inspired by a new rec center on campus, Michelle has been making exercise a part of her daily routine since she was in college. However, her love for Lagree began when she visited LA and attended classes taught Sebastien Lagree. She was hooked! When she heard that Stellar Bodies was set to open in Atlanta, she immediately signed up. Michelle is one of Stellar’s first clients and has taken over 2,100 classes to date.
Shortly after starting Stellar classes, she took fitness to the next level and began training for an NPC figure competition in 2016. All of her hard work and dedication paid off when she came in 2nd place in her age group.
In addition to teaching, you can find Michelle helping out at the front desk, taking walks around Sandy Springs or cooking healthy, new recipes.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Savannah’s love for fitness began when she was only seven years old and joined a competitive gymnastics team. She was inspired by the power of the movements and that there was always something more challenging to work towards. Since then, health and fitness have stayed a top priority, which led her to become a yoga and group fitness instructor in March 2018 right after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Savannah loves Stellar Bodies because she is able to apply so many of the key principles she adopted as a gymnast and alignment fundamentals she continues to learn as a yoga teacher to her Lagree workout. When not teaching or sweating at the studio, Savannah keeps busy working on the JLL Retail Leasing team and running her freelance Graphic Design business on the side.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Bella has always loved fitness. Whether it was running cross country, playing volleyball, or competitive cheerleading, she was always staying active. She fell in love with running and started doing long distance races at Vanderbilt, where she got her degree in math, Spanish, and higher education. Bella fell in love with Stellar Bodies in 2016 and always dreamed of becoming an instructor. Classes were a new way that she could feel strong, and focusing on the movements helped clear her mind. Outside of the studio, Bella is a data analyst.
Jenn’s passion for fitness started at a very young age when she played every sport imaginable (thanks, mom and dad!). She fell in love with running and continues to be an avid runner, mostly long distances completing multiple half and full marathons. She’s carried her passion for fitness into a career as a physical therapist and currently works at Kennestone hospital. Stellar bodies has been one of the most humbling yet rewarding workouts she has found, and trust her, she tries almost anything! Nothing has challenged her more than this workout and she is very excited to be teaching at Stellar so she can help others achieve their goals. There’s nothing more rewarding than pushing past your own boundaries (whether big or small) and she is here to help you along the way! When she isn’t teaching, Jenn enjoys embracing the outdoors and loves spending time with her family, especially spoiling her nieces and nephew.
Cori is originally from Indiana (go Hoosiers!) with a background in fashion spanning 20+ years with Nordstrom, which led her to multiple locations (MIA/SEA/ATL/SAN DIEGO) and eventually where she met her husband, Tony. Her most recent location was in La Jolla, CA where she quickly embraced the healthy CA lifestyle and fell in love with the Lagree method. Her passion for taking classes (she’s taken over 1200) led her to teaching 4 years ago. Cori is all about good form, quick transitions and pushing yourself past your limit while having FUN! When she’s not teaching or taking class, she enjoys making creative/healthy meals at home, spending time with Tony and her rescue Chihuahua, Cali.
Grace is a South Carolina native but has now called Atlanta home for over a decade. Always an advocate for fitness and life balance, she first discovered Lagree fitness during her surgical fellowship in Seattle in 2017 and immediately fell in love with the slowness and the shakes! Upon her return to Atlanta she continued to cultivate her passion for Lagree at Stellar Bodies, and found it to be the most challenging and rewarding workout she had ever taken. She is excited to share her love for the Megaformer with the Atlanta community! Grace firmly believes in the mind-body connection achieved in Stellar, and when she isn’t teaching in the studio or taking class she is incorporating the same health-driven mindset in her practice as a bariatric surgeon. Her focus is on solid technique, quick transitions, a great playlist, and having fun along the way! Outside the studio and hospital, you can find her spending time with her husband, Eric, and their golden retriever, Indi.
Evelyn grew up in Rome, GA where she was always active, either running or playing club soccer. After graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Atlanta and was on the hunt for group fitness classes – in 2018 she found Stellar Bodies and has been hooked ever since. The Megaformer has completely changed her body and allowed her to get back into long-distance running. Outside of the studio, you can find Evelyn running around Midtown or sharing a drink with friends on the beltline.
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Melissa is a Georgia native, originally from Cumming, Georgia however she attended middle and high school in Birmingham, Alabama. Growing up, Melissa played competitive soccer, and won three state championships on her high school soccer team. Unable to play collegiate soccer due to an injury, Melissa fell in love with long distance running while attending Auburn for undergraduate and hasn’t stopped running since. Much like distance running, Melissa was drawn to Stellar Bodies because of its physical and mental challenge (and killer results!). Melissa has channeled her passion for health and fitness into her career as an outpatient physical therapist. As a concierge physical therapist, Melissa focuses on non-pharmacological pain management, injury prevention, and treatment to keep her patients active and healthy!
When not in the clinic or at Stellar Bodies, you can find Melissa hiking, traveling or hanging out with her golden retriever fur baby, Stevie.
Sarah is an Atlanta native who has been coming to Stellar Bodies for almost 5 1/2 years. She lives in Brookhaven and works full time as a Software Sales Executive. In her free time, Sarah likes spending time with her friends and family, taking walks with her dog Tucker, and loves to play tennis. When she’s not in Atlanta, you can find her checking off her bucket list items in cities around the world.
Originally from Maine, Lindsey grew up dancing and playing team sports. She has always loved exercise and being part of a team. She formally dove into fitness after college when she became a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through ACE Fitness.
Lindsey has taught several fitness modalities but fell in love with Stellar Bodies after having her son, Wallace. The pace, the people, and the protocol make her feel strong and capable. She wants everyone to leave her class feeling proud of themselves and their accomplishments.
Originally from Coronado, CA, Jenna has 14 years of training as a competitive dancer and 6 years of experience as an all-star championship cheerleader.
She first fell in love with the Megaformer in Hollywood where she was trained to teach. Jenna’s focus is on form, balance and burning out muscles with long holds, in addition to putting together fun playlists for her clients to enjoy during class. She incorporates her training from dance and cheerleading into her Stellar Bodies routines. Before starting her fitness career, she received her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing & Management and later worked in entertainment PR for actors and actresses.
When she’s not teaching, she enjoys exploring Atlanta with her boyfriend and Goldendoodle Alfredo.
Neale grew up in Atlanta and started attending Stellar Bodies after graduating from Clemson (go tigers!) in 2019. She was first introduced to the Lagree method by a physical therapist who suggested it to her and she was immediately hooked. Neale has always been passionate about health and enjoys finding new recipes, walking her dog Watson, and of course — Stellar!
For her “9-5”, Neale works for an advertising agency in Midtown and loves getting to collaborate with her team and clients, where she gets to combine her creativity with her love for organization.
Having lived in 5 different states, Kathryn considers Atlanta home having moved here in 2016. She has always pursued an active lifestyle, but became particularly interested in physical + mental well-being while pursuing a degree in medicine, health & society at Vanderbilt University. Kathryn then attended Emory University to earn her master’s degree in nursing and has been practicing as a cosmetic dermatology nurse practitioner since. She started teaching fitness during graduate school and quickly fell in love with teaching as a creative outlet. She loves empowering clients to look & feel their personal best through both her aesthetics practice and fitness instructing.
Kathryn began her fitness journey at Stellar Bodies leading up to her wedding and has been obsessed with the workout ever since. She is confident there is no workout like a Stellar class due to the physical & mental stamina required and the immersive experience one has on the Megaformer. Stellar has been transformative for Kathryn in many ways, and she is excited to share her passion for Stellar Bodies through teaching!
Born and bred in New Orleans, Danielle is an accountant by day and a lover of most things fitness, friends, sports and food at all other times. Her passion for learning, teaching and motivating led to her teaching group fitness classes almost a decade ago. Both teaching and long distance running have become her lifeline for health and wellness – physical and mental. She has met so many wonderful people on her fitness journey, and it has taken her to so many fantastic locations. Stellar Bodies is such a hard, invigorating workout that allows for 50 minutes of strength building with no distractions from the outside world! She wants everyone to leave class feeling strong, proud and ready for more!
Has been active her entire life which led her to a career of teaching many fitness modalities for the past 20 years, including yoga, barre, HIIT, personal training and now Stellar Bodies. Helping others through their fitness journeys feeds her soul. She is excited to share the challenge of Stellar Bodies with the community and become a part of this amazing team of teachers.
Grew up playing multiple sports and cheerleading competitively all throughout her youth. She became more serious about fitness and long distance running when she was in college and medical school with a focus on internal medicine.
Movement allows her the time away from her to-do list, especially Stellar Bodies which she started taking (and loving) in 2017 and quickly became her most challenging, yet favorite workout.
When she’s not teaching or taking class at Stellar, you can find her practicing medicine, running marathons and spending time with her 4 kids, 2 dogs and husband.