Kristi’s love of fitness began early in life when at the age of nine she started running with her Dad before school to accompany him as he was training for a marathon. She ran competitively throughout her school years in cross-country and track, among a slew of other sports—you name it she’s probably played it. In addition, she fell in love with dance and still practices ballet and hip hop today. Kristi incorporates her dance training into her fitness instruction using rhythm to inspire deeper muscle work. In addition to teaching and personal training, Kristi can be seen in the workout video series for “Skinny Bitch” and “Fit Into Your Jeans By Friday” sweating alongside the lovely Kim Kardashian. Kristi has a passion for helping people to love their bodies while making them healthy and strong. As someone who struggled with her weight and body image for 14 years—yo-yo dieting, overeating, under-eating, over-exercising, etc.—Kristi has great compassion for those living with the same struggle. She believes the journey of physical fitness begins with loving yourself. Starting from there anything is possible!
Mark Martinez Started his fitness Career about 10 years ago when he was introduced to fitness from BILLY BLANKS tae boo international center here in the Los angel as area. He studied under Billy and his brothers for 2 years before he was offered a spot at the Tae boo center where not only did he step in when Billy was off touring he was also a working Dancer/choreographer working with artist as Janet, Justin timberlake and Jennifer Lopez to name a few… His history of dance inspired him to connect the Fitness world and the dance world together to create a very unique but successful fitness regimen called Cardio Dance. He’s not the first to create this, but is proud to have been as successful as its been…He teamed uo with Shaun T and created Hip Hop abs which was the number 1 selling fitness video in 2008 and still selling on TV! “I am so proud to have worked with such a great star” mark says “working with Shaun gave me a fitness direction to motivate the world” Mark is a certified Trainer and life coach, and has been inspiring the world with his unique way of fusing Cardio dance, Tae boo, and plyometrics into one…He’s worked with Nike, puma, Reebok, and just recently was asked to train celebrities for Disney for upcoming projects… With his energy and fun style you’ll be sure to not only break a sweat but you’ll gain yourself back to be ready for some more CARDIO DANCE…..
Born and raised in Las Vegas where his father produced and choreographed shows, Sky Hoffman was always around the industry. With an extensive background in the martial arts and equal experience in classical and jazz piano, Sky, as he explains it, “indirectly developed the skills necessary to pursue a career in music and movement”. As with most children growing up in the 80′s and 90′s, Sky admired such artists as Michael and Janet Jackson, New Edition, MC Hammer, and the like. He tried to emulate these artist by impersonating them, and as a result this brought him to a whole new world called Culture Shock -a hip-hop dance troupe with a focus toward inner-city youth. With no prior formal dance training, Sky flourished along a new path of unfathomed dreams. Beginning in 1995, he trained consistently with the troupe for 3 years, was cast in a show, Splash, at the Riviera in Las Vegas as a chorus dancer/M.C., and performed in various conventions throughout, all the while teaching and choreographing for Culture Shock. In 1998, he made the big move to Los Angeles to see if he had what it took to be successful in the entertainment industry. Eight years later and multiple tours, commercials, videos, stage performances and awards shows running the majority of his resume, not to mention his teaching roster that includes nearly 20 different countries, Sky has done and is still doing what every person dreams of–doing what you love. Aaliyah, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith, Britney Spears, and even his childhood idols Michael and Janet Jackson are just a select few artists that he has worked along side with.
Matt relocated to Los Angeles in 2010 after spending the last seven years working as a dancer on the east coast. Matt’s style combines commercial hip hop and isolations with old school funk (popping/locking/boogaloo) to create a fun, unique blend of movement. Matt is currently signed with Clear Talent Group, is choreographing for EMI artist Fawni, and has worked with artists such as Chris Brown, DJ Tiesto, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne.
High impact workout with all of the conditioning elements as well as the essentials of the art of Muay Thai Kickboxing. About the teacher: Jeff Cole is not just a pretty face! Jeff is an amazingly positive and motivating force at Rock It who loves to see you sweat! Jeff’s kickboxing class includes all the cardio-intensive, body toning elements that a great workout should deliver combines with and incredibly eclectic mix of amazing music will keep your motors running for the whole class! Jeff’s main priority is to see that everyone who enters (visitors, participants, instructors, and anyone else) leaves feeling challenged, refreshed, appreciated, and part of an amazing family.
Born and raised in Orange County, Christina graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in theatre. During her time at USC, she took dance classes and spent a summer abroad, studying movement at Oxford University. Upon graduating, Christina became certified in group fitness through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and worked several years as a barre instructor. Her experience instructing, in sports training, and in dance, has enabled her to perfect the Barre technique and combine all the elements needed for a class to kick your booty and have a good time. She is proud to introduce “Barre Fly!”
Christina motivates us to challenge our body. She continuously changes her choreography and surprises us every week with something new and challenging. She also teaches a Rock-it Fuse it class, incorporating sliding discs and some moves she learned as a certified “Piloxing” instructor. In every class, Christina will push you to your limit but always with a smile on her face. Her energy is infectious and you will be sure to feel the burn…. “It burns so good!” If you haven’t taken one of Christina’s classes yet, what are you waiting for? The time to transform your body is now!
Originally from Kansas, Jenny is a certified Pilates instructor and classical ballet dancer most recently seen performing with the City Ballet of Los Angeles and American Contemporary Ballet. Professionally she has performed with the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, CA and Colorado Ballet of Denver, CO. She earned her BS from Indiana University where she trained professionally as a ballet dancer on scholarship in the Jacobs School of Music and danced many leading roles with Indiana University Ballet Theatre. Prior to IU, she attended high school on scholarship and graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts as a ballet major. Her passion for movement encouraged her to teach Pilates and group fitness and she is thrilled to be a part of the Rock It Workouts team teaching Barre Fly!
Dante is an accomplished fitness trainer and cycling instructor who understands and communicates the values and benefits of the Kinetic Chain and how it relates to functional movement in condition and fitness training. He has abundant experience with all ages – from very young children to the octogenarian – and can accommodate special needs of either group. Dante’s clientele always cite his warmth and ability to immediately set them at ease.
Dante holds various certifications and works to continue his education in safe and rehabilitative training techniques. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Schwinn, Stages indoor cycling, and also has professional recognition by the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.
Cycling Instructor has coached and trained all levels of athletes for over 10 years, practicing and teaching the values and benefits of the Kinetic Chain and how it relates to functional movement in condition and fitness training. He has finished 17 marathons and competed in the North America IronmanCanada in 2005, and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is recognized by IDEA Health and Fitness Association. Don’t miss out on Eddie’s class! He’s a crowd favorite, so make sure you reserve your spot early.