At Bella Forza Fitness, you can depend on studio classes that get you the results you're looking for. Our certified professional trainers have the experience and knowledge needed to teach and motivate its members. With higher expectations of today's group fitness professionals, the fitness industry has evolved traditional aerobics to include an array of diverse group fitness programs. Understanding effective communication, teaching techniques, and motivational skills enables our group fitness instructors to successfully develop and implement safe and effective group exercise programs for our members. Plus, our instructors work hard engaging their participants by using personal passion, creativity and enthusiasm!
Hi! My name is Helen and I am a Pole Fitness instructor. I developed my passion for pole in Jacksonville, FL after I put on some weight when I injured my ankle. After four months, I dropped from a size 8 to a size 2 and became hooked on Pole Fitness. I started taking pole in 2009 and have taken classes and workshops from a variety of studios and professionals. I am all about the fitness side of pole and consider myself a true pole addict. I am looking forward to sharing my passion with you and showing you how fun working out can be!
Hello! My name is Danelle and I’m one of the many instructors here at Bella Forza Fitness. I have an extensive background in many different forms of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, hula, Tahitian, belly dance, burlesque and pole dance. I have also competed in country, ballroom and swing dancing for many years winning several titles. In 2006, I attended my first Zumba® Fitness class and was hooked. I became a licensed instructor and have been teaching in gyms and studios around the greater Cincinnati area ever since. I have since obtained my licenses and certifications in various other Zumba® Fitness programs, Hip Hop Hustle, AFAA and Pole Fitness. I recently auditioned and was approved to be a licensed Zumba® Jammer (ZJ), allowing me the privilege of touring the country and teaching other Zumba® Fitness instructors amazing choreography that will assist them in becoming better instructors, teaching fun and safe workouts and building bigger classes. This is a huge honor as there are only 185 Zumba Jammers (ZJs) around the world out of hundreds of thousands of instructors.
Hello there! My name is Danielle, and I have been pole dancing since September 2009. I was starting to gain weight after college and was feeling rather down about it, when I saw an advertisement online for pole fitness. I took that first class and was hooked from my first spin! Since then I have taken classes, workshops, and online lessons to advance my pole journey. I love the amount of strength, agility, coordination, confidence, and fun that results from pole dance and fitness!
Hi, my name is Kristen and I am one of the pole fitness instructors here at Bella Forza. I started my love for pole in 2009 when my husband and I moved to Jacksonville, FL. I was not the type to work out at all but I loved how pole fitness was challenging and fun without feeling like I was working out! I also love how it makes women feel confident and determined. Come join us for a class and you will love our fun positive atmosphere!
My name is Michelle Sneed. I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor. I received my certification in 2009. I am certified in CPR and AED. I have received training and a certificate in TRX ® Suspension System through Fitness Anywhere. I also hold a 1st Dan Black belt in U.S. Tae Kwon Do. Recently, I've received training and a certificate to teach seniors through the SilverSneakers Program offered through Healthways. My style of training consist of muscle confusion/fatigue, core strength, shaping, toning, muscle gain, weight-loss, boot camps and progression workouts by using free weights, bands, balls, body weight, some machines, and TRX® Suspension. I look forward to helping everyone to challenge themselves in training their bodies. I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best training service and products in the industry.
Hi, I'm Jennifer Ahoni and I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!
Hello my name is Terri and I am a hula-hooping, guitar-playing, yogi, school teacher, mother, and the President of Hoop Roots, Inc. I was inspired to hoop three years ago at Floydfest and have been making hoops and enjoying hoop dance since. Drawing on what I have learned from my teachers, Caroleeeena, Wendy Andersen and Leslie Kreines, I’ve taught hooping classes to children and adults throughout the city. I also lead a free hoop jams at neighborhood parks during the warm months and teach workshops at festivals. My hoop classes focus on proper posture, breathing, dancing, feeling beautiful, and having fun. In addition to the health benefits of this cardiovascular exercise, hula hooping improves self confidence, generates joy and laughter, and clears and quiets the mind. Hoop Yourself Happy is an introduction to basic hooping and hoop dance and can be differentiated for hoopers of multiple skill levels.
Hey! My name is Chelsey. I was born and raised in a small town called Elida, Ohio. I started dancing at Steppin Out Dance Center as a young girl. I came to Cincinnati to join the University of Cincinnati Dance Team and major in Exercise and Fitness. I am extremely passionate about learning new ways to keep the body fit and healthy. I am currently a cheerleader for the Bengals and have been with the team for four years. I love dancing and it has been a part of my life for many years. I hope that I can inspire women to embrace their inner self and express their feelings through dancing. “You can become whoever you want when you’re dancing!”
Hi my name is Mandy! I began dancing at the age of three, and haven't stopped since! While in high school, I served as Captain of the dance team and during college, I choreographed and coached a local high school dance team. I have performed on numerous All-Star Dance Teams, even performing during a New Year's celebration in Paris, France. I've also been seen on stage in Cincinnati in numerous professional musical theatre productions and at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas. In 2000, I found my way to Latin dancing and sparks flew! Soon after, I received training in Ballroom dance through Arthur Murray International. I danced professionally in Rising Star American Rhythm dance competitions across the country, consistently placing in the top of the finals. I have been invited to perform at dance events throughout the region, such as the French American Chamber of Commerce Beaujolais Nouveau and at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards at the Taft Theatre. As Co-Founder of Cin City Burlesque, I am passionate about educating and empowering people through the art and fun of Burlesque! I truly enjoy working with students of all experience levels - growing my students’ love of dance while sharing her own. I am also a certified Zumba® and Zumba® Toning instructor, fusing a variety of dance styles into a fun and intense workout! I am also the creator of Broadway Blast - a dance filled hour of fat scorching, muscle toning, health building fun, choreographed to exciting songs from Broadway and movie musicals. You'll have so much fun, you'll never know you are working out!
Hello Ladies! My name is Julie Stem and I have been teaching at Bella Forza since April of 2011. I discovered my passion for physical fitness when I was laid off from my full time job in 2009. I decided to go back to school and get my Associates Degree in Heath and Fitness Technology as well as obtaining certifications in Personal Training, Group Fitness, and TRX. I teach two types of TRX classes which include a total body workout or cardio class for you to choose from. I also like to teach Circuit based classes to keep your heart rate up while increasing muscle tone and strength as well as classes that target the gluteal muscles and abdominals, or better known as Butts and Gutts. I never teach the same class twice so you will never get bored with your workout. Why not try them all?!
Hi my name is Eileen! I have been studying and teaching Hatha yoga since 2002. I received my certification in California from Yoga Studio Carlsbad. In 2002 I also received my certification in Pregnancy yoga from Kripalu. I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance with over 1,000 teaching hours. I have a keen awareness of the body, blending my background in yoga with my training in meditation, massage, shiatsu and kinesiology. As a classic Hatha yoga instructor, I thrive on creating a balanced and challenging practice environment. My sessions are innovative, with modifications that are mindful, allowing students of all levels to practice fully.
Hi, my name is Diana and I just moved to Cincinnati about a year ago. I have a ferocious passion for teaching Les Mills, and I am so lucky to teach at the only studio in Cincinnati to have these classes! I would love to see you in my Body Combat or Body Pump class - Come try it out!
Hi Everyone, my name is Tracy and I've been a licensed Zumba instructor since July of 2012, however, I've been a Zumba fan for over 2 years, taking classes under the wonderful tutelage of Danelle and Jennifer. I'd like to say, as for now, I'm not the typical looking fitness instructor as I am a work in progress. I've always know what was needed to get in shape but never wanted to put in the work needed to get it done. I have now been committed to my health for over 2 years and down almost 40 pounds! When I'm not teaching, you will see me in a number of fitness classes, working extremely hard to reach my goal. What is that goal: I'll know it when I see it. I may even slow down a bit; NOT!! I'm having too much fun!!
Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I have ALWAYS had a deep passion for physical fitness and living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Feeling good about yourself and your body builds great self-confidence and I truly believe it also helps anyone see just how POSSIBLE the impossible IS! I attained my certifications in Power Yoga and Pilates in 2012. I love working with people and helping them achieve their fitness goals, while of course, having some fun doing it. For when you are able to develop a strong body, you build strong a mind, and most importantly, live the most powerful life you can. So come move and flow with me at BFF in Yoga, Barre, and Pilates!