Helping employees live happier, healthier lives through the delivery of quality corporate wellness programs.
Wellness often takes a back seat to the demands of professional and personal life. With today's fast-paced work environment, making time for exercise, proper nutrition and stress management can be difficult. Over time, neglecting these essential elements to a healthy life can take their toll, reaping havoc on the mind, body and spirit.
Here at LWS, we take a holistic approach when considering the ideal workday.
We bring all our wellness services directly to your business, offering on-site fitness classes, massage therapy and health fair event planning. We believe increasing access and minimizing barriers to a healthy lifestyle yields a happier, healthier, and more productive employee.
Meet The Team
Tiffany Morgan, MHSA
Tiffany feels right at home here at LifeStyle Wellness Studios. As a health and wellness specialist, she has worked in both the non-profit and private sectors. She implemented community health education programs in Central Florida and has also worked here in Gainesville as health and wellness manager for a dietary supplement company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration/non-profit management and a master’s degree in health services administration.
As Executive Director for LWS, Tiffany has wed her passion for fitness and nutrition with her professional interests in health education.
She's also a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer who actively teaches classes and clients. Tiffany believes wholeheartedly in our mission and knows how powerful a healthy life can be. She is overjoyed to be able to share that knowledge with our clients!
Specialties: Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi Ch'uan, Cardio Kickboxing, Personal Training
Heartsaver® First Aid/ CPR/ AED certified
Yoga Instructor & Blogger
Returning back to Gainesville after 10 years, Lori was busy finishing her Bachelors of Science in Electronic Media at the University of North Florida, married, and had 3 beautiful children! In October of 2011, Lori completed her Yoga Teacher training through the highly accredited school Yoga Den under the teachings of Allison Foreacre herself. Lori later became a teacher at the studio while also sharing the practice around her community. The YMCA for 5 years and other private gyms teaching up until the day she moved here!
Being an identical twin is what fueled Lori's love for yoga. We all have those feeling of being judged and compared and it is always taunting. Yoga showed Lori that we are all our own unique imprint on this journey, and yoga lets us celebrate that! No judgments! Lori is very excited to be a part of the Life Style Wellness team and meeting and practicing with everyone! Shanti!!
Specialties: Power Yoga, Yogalates, Barre, Personal Yoga Coaching
Adania Flemming, BSc
Adania’s passion for fitness began as a youth, sprinting professionally in her home country off the coast of Venezuela, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Her studies brought her to the University of Tampa, where she earned her BSc in Marine Science and Biology.
Being an athlete early in life, Adania knew the value of regular exercise as a stress reliever and energy booster from her studies. While she had enjoyed her sprinting days, Adania found herself more attracted to group fitness, “it’s much easier and more enjoyable than running on the treadmill or taking long runs” she says.
In college, she fell in love with Zumba. She found herself regularly attending classes, buying DVDs to do at home and when she moved to Gainesville with her husband in 2012, she immediately sought out a Zumba-fix. Seeing her passion and love for Zumba, her instructor here in Gainesville encouraged Adania to become certified and it was a match well made!
As an instructor for UF Graduate housing, the majority of Adania’s students are international, coming to UF from all over the world (Chinese, Korean, Spanish-Latino, Trinidadian, Jamaican, Portuguese, African etc.). This pairs perfectly with her passion for music from around the globe (Soca especially), as she incorporates these international beats into her high-energy classes.
Specialties: Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids/Kids Jr., Zumba Toning
Nicole has been a Zumba enthusiast for four years and Certified Zumba Instructor (ZIN) for six months. She is currently a substitute instructor at Alachua Health & Fitness, Northwood YMCA, and various Zumba-thon events.
She moved to Gainesville in 2005 and started her career as an adjunct history professor at Santa Fe College in 2006-date. She has two wonderful children 15 months apart, one in 2011 and the other in 2013.
After two C-sections, she found her body was in need of time in the gym, but motivation and her abdominal muscles made it challenging. When she found Zumba she was captivated, motivated, and her body has responded.
She brought in her partner, Jonathan Williams, who has since become a ZIN and they have shared their love of dance ever since. Nicole Zumba’s six days a week and she hopes anyone who takes a class with her can share the fun involved in group fitness, music, and moving our bodies.
Group Fitness Instructor & Advanced Pilates Instructor
Merrill was born in Maine, raised in Florida and is currently an Accounting Major at the University of Florida. She is a former USA Swimming Olympic Trials qualifier who swam competitively for eight years. Merrill turned to Pilates and yoga after suffering stress fractures in her back, forcing her to end her time as a competitive swimmer.
Since then she has become an avid Pilates participant and advocate. Now, Merrill is a daily runner, and completed the San Francisco 1st Half Marathon in the summer of 2014. Her interests include art, writing, literature, languages and fashion. She has traveled extensively and believes that controlling stress and practicing good lifestyle habits are essential for ultimate mental and physical health.
Specialties: Advanced Mat Pilates, Yoga
Colleen Mahoney, PhD
Zumba & Pilates Instructor
Since early adulthood Colleen has had a passion for wellness and helping others reach their goals. She has an advanced degree in health education and is a certified Wellness Coach and Cognitive Fitness Facilitator. She was introduced to Zumba several years ago and fell in love with the format, people, fun and optimism! She followed her passion and instincts and became a licensed instructor in fall of 2013 in both Zumba Basic and Zumba Toning. She has completed online courses in Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes, and Zumba Bursts. Colleen has recently added licenses as an instructor for Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning, Strong by Zumba, and Plate by Zumba.
In addition to LifeStyle Wellness Studios, she teaches Zumba classes at Thelma Boltin Center (City of Gainesville) and Anytime Fitness-Alachua as well as a Zumba Toning class for Gainesville High School teachers and staff. Colleen is also certified as a Red Warrior Instructor and by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in group exercise.
In addition to Zumba Colleen keeps fit through the practice of Pilates, both personally and professionally with LWS. She writes a blog on wellness topics and is the proud Mother of a son who is presently a college graduate student.
Specialties: Zumba Basic, Zumba Toning, Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes, Zumba Burst, Zumba Gold, Zumba Gold Toning, Strong by Zumba, Mat Pilates, Chair Pilates, Adult CPR/AED certified
Cindy Dyal, 200 RYT
Cindy Dyal is a Florida native, born and raised in the small, quaint town of Arcadia. She moved to Gainesville, FL. in 2013 where she currently lives with her partner. Her interests include Tibetan Buddhism, spiritual meditations and practices, lifestyle-diet and health, nature, and photography.
Deeply pulled towards meditation and yoga she lived some time at an ashram where she studied Sampoorna Yoga under the guidance of renowned Shri Yogi Hari. During this immersion she experienced an intense healing crisis that completely transformed her perspective on lifestyle and health. She realized how important a simple Ayurvedic lifestyle is for proper diet and health.
In May of 2017 she graduated from Yogi Hari’s Ashram with a 200hr Sampoorna Yoga teacher training certificate. As a yoga teacher her aim of each class is for students to leave feeling peaceful, energized, and rejuvenated. This is why Sampoorna Yoga is so different from other branches (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, etc.).
The specific sequence and structure of Sampoorna Yoga was created by Yogi Hari’s 50 years of yoga experience and meditation. Because the focus is on mind, body, spirit, and breath, this class is like no other. Cindy is currently working towards her Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist degree to be able to spread this knowledge and experience to others.
Specialties: Sampoorna Yoga
Jennifer MacNeill, 200 RYT
Born in Boston, MA and growing up along the CT shoreline, Jennifer's introduction to yoga was a weekly Vinyasa power class at the gym in 1999. Through the years, she developed a love for the tradition of yoga, uncovering its' rich spiritual history and finding it to be an amazing tool for dealing with her own stress and chronic pain.
Jennifer's teaching passions include creating a strong foundation for further yoga practice and promoting health through yoga. Her classes focus on alignment, mind/body connection, physical and emotional restoration and strength-building.
Jennifer has lived in Gainesville since 2011 and received her 200 hour Hatha Yoga and 60 hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga certifications from Shambhava Yoga Shoshoni in Rollinsville, CO.
Specialties: Hatha Yoga, Power Flow Yoga
BSN, MSHA, 200 RYT
Lynn has enjoyed 32 years employed in the Health Fitness/Medical fields, including Health club management, Nursing in intensive care, home health, hospice and nursing home administration before retiring in 2006.
Following her desire to continue helping others to achieve and maintain optimal health and vitality, both for the young and the aging adult, she completed a 200hr. RYT with YogaFit, Inc. Now, teaching Hatha, Vinyasa Yoga is a joy for Lynn. "The benefits of Yoga seem endless and it really helps people at every level."
She lives with her husband who shares her love for animals and they run a small rabbit rescue in Hawthorne, Fl. Other interests include; oil painting, music, vegetarian cooking and gardening.
Specialties. Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Chair Yoga
Group Fitness Instructor
Lanie was born in College Station, Texas but spent the majority of her life in the Ocala and Gainesville area. She grew up in the thoroughbred business. Inspired by her father, who rides horses, competes, works outside and at the gym, riding horses and competing to working outside or in the gym, Lanie has always been physically active.
Lanie has taught step- and high-impact aerobics and has recently become a certified yoga instructor. She realized the significant and positive impact yoga had in her life and wanted to share the well- being she has found by practicing yoga.
When she is not working as a property manager, Lanie enjoys endless reading on her Kindle and enjoying the outdoors with the love of her life, her dog Gothic.
Specialties: Yoga, Pilates, Step Aerobics, High-Impact Aerobics, Cardio Fusion
Jonathan was born in Atlanta, GA, but has spent most of his life in Gainesville, FL. A die-hard Gator fan, he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Florida in 2006.
Jonathan entered the wonderful world of Group Exercise when he was introduced to Zumba in 2013. He had found his calling. His energy and enthusiam made him loved by other instructors, as well as students. He was then inspired, with the support of his follow classmates, to become Zumba certified, which he did in March of 2015.
He didn't stop there. Four months later, he also became Group Exercise and Kickboxing certified through Fitour.
When not working up a huge sweat, Jonathan spends his less rambunctious times in the insurance world at Nationwide (although he does keeps weights at his desk for a mid afternoon pump)
Specialties: Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold, Kickboxing, CPR/ AED certified
Esthela Gaston, LL.M.
Group Fitness & Zumba Instructor
Esthela is a passionate dancer. She comes from Mexico where she was born and raised. While growing up, Esthela practiced gymnastics, ballet, and folklore dance -always living an active life since her early years.
When Esthela came to Gainesville (UF) she joined the Dance Program that Santa Fe offers, and right after she joined an LL.M. in Comparative Law at the Levin College of Law. Esthela graduated from her Master of Laws at the University of Florida and while job hunting, she started Zumba.
Esthela found out how much she likes to help women. She worked for the Law Clinics advocating for women victims of domestic violence, among other tools, she would share her passion for dancing and staying healthy as an option to nourish their souls and body. She encouraged them to exercise starting with Zumba.
Esthela has been practicing Zumba since 2010 and started teaching it in 2011. Esthela is certified in Group Exercise from Fitour and is working on a couple more specialty fitness certifications. Esthela hopes to further her fitness education and continue dancing to stay healthy and fit.
Specialties: Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing
Erin’s experience with Lifestyle Wellness Studios started when she was the worksite wellness coordinator for a Gainesville insurance company. She loved being able to offer lunchtime and evening classes to employees and was herself an avid participant. Now, Erin is excited to be the one leading classes as a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Erin began practicing yoga more than 20 years ago and used her practice to restore her health after battling metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. She is currently continuing her yoga education under Master Yoga Instructor Edely Wallace and working towards certification as a Lymphatic Yoga ® instructor.
When not on the mat, Erin enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, preparing meals with local foods, and any activity on the water, especially SUP yoga!
Mackenzie is originally from Louisville, KY but grew up mostly in Ocala, FL. She went to Coker College in South Carolina on a soccer scholarship and earned a B.S in Fitness Programming.
After a few years being a stay at home mom of 3, she is pursuing her passion for fitness! She has been teaching Zumba since February 2017 and loving every minute of it! Recently, she has also become a Personal Trainer.
She can't wait to help as many people as she can to live a happy, healthy lifestyle and make fitness fun!
Specialties: Zumba Basic, Certified Personal Trainer, CPR Certified
Group Fitness Instructor
Salina was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii and has been dancing hula since age 3. She graduated from the University of Hawaii and moved to Florida in 2001. Gainesville has been home since 2007.
Salina enjoys dance fitness and is passionate about strength training. Her interests include exploring trails in Gainesville, enjoying the springs and beaches, reading, live theater, and enjoying time with her four children and two grandbabies.
During a difficult period in her life, Salina started working out as a healthy coping outlet. She discovered that she loved how exercising helped her on so many levels--not just physically but also with her emotional and mental clarity. She was hooked for life!
Salina hopes to inspire and help others embrace a life of physical activity and strength building to enhance their lives as well. She is proud to be a 40 year old grandmother of two who looks and feels better than she did 10 years ago!
Specialties: Mat Pilates, Hot Hula Fitness, ChairCore Classes
Mike & Megan,
Massage Therapist Team
Michael Withee has been passionate about massage therapy since his late teens. What started as a simple interest in Chinese medicine – the result of being an avid martial artist – led him to enroll at the Florida School Of Massage, one of the nation's top five massage schools, in 2005. Mike has fine-tuned his abilities to offer a style of massage all his own: A balanced mixture of Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy. Whether you’re training for a marathon, recovering from an old injury, or just easing the tension after a long day, his style is sure to leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and empowered.
Megan D’Andrea started her study of holistic healing modalities while attending her first yoga class at the age of 16. She quickly realized a lifetime of supporting your health begins with learning to breathe deeply, stretch daily, and eat well. She enrolled in the Florida School Of Massage in 2010 and has since enjoyed learning and experiencing various styles of massage, including Acupressure, Thai Massage, and Reflexology. But her style of bodywork consists mainly of long, gliding strokes flowing between deeper and pain-relieving point work. She most enjoys giving foot massages and tension-releasing neck work.
Together, Mike and Megan’s unique and individual styles of massage, skill sets, and experience complement each other seamlessly. As a married couple, they very much enjoy providing couple’s massages, creating a warm and inviting sanctuary for couples who want to melt their stress away.
Specialties: Massage and Yoga
Elizabeth DiVito, 200 RYT
Elizabeth completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Mahadevi Ashram in Guatemala, studying classical Hatha yoga as it was done by the yogis thousands of years ago. Today, however, she enjoys incorporating this ancient tradition into a more modern, gentle flow class that helps students connect mind, body, and spirit.
Elizabeth's love for yoga stems from its healing and peace-making power, and she feels passionately about making the practice accessible to all people.
A recent graduate of the University of Florida, she hopes to incorporate the philosophy of yoga as she continues her studies in language, history, and culture. In her free time, Elizabeth loves reading, traveling, vegan baking, and spending time with her dog Nash.
Specialties: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga