Jovante Hayes

General Manager/ Personal Trainer/ Class Instructor

Jovante (“Jojo”) is a certified Personal Trainer who specializes in weight loss, sport performance, Hydro ryder, and Aqualogic training.

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite way to stay active: Working out/ outdoor sports

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Frozen Yogurt

Best part of working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The members are always encouraging one another. Makes class feel like family.

Personal workout philosophy: Temporary pain brings everlasting strength.

“Let’s reach for success together!”

Interested in personal training with Jovante? Contact us for more information.

Karen Burdge

Office Manager

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite way to stay active: Swimming

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Graham Crackers and milk

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The people

Khandice Worth

Personal Trainer and Instructor

Khandice specializes in weight loss, nutrition, senior fitness, youth exercise, women’s fitness, balance, core, and flexibility.

Favorite color: Green

Favorite way to stay active: Hike/walk outside

Favorite cheat day mean/snack: Mexican food

Favorite thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: Family atmosphere

Personal Workout Philosophy: MOVE. EVERYDAY!

“I know that exercising makes people feel better physically and emotionally. I love helping people deel better and feel happy.”

Interested in personal training with Khandice? Contact us for more information.

Marion Booth

Yoga Instructor

Marion is a 500 RYT Certified yoga instructor who has 6+ years of experience. She specializes in Yin, Restoritive, Chakra, Hatha, and Slow-Flow yoga.

Favorite color: Water Blue

Favorite way to stay active: Walking

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The people Including the students and the fact that it is locally owned

Personal Workout Philosophy: Find an activity that is sustainable on a day to day basis and for the rest of your life. Something that is enjoyable and supports you physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, if you are seeking more flexibility and balance, and less stress in your life, this class is for you!

Ceilah Barnes

Yoga Instructor

Ceilah is certified in Reusi Dat Ton, Thai Yoga, Cacaoga, Lvl 1 Yoga Shred (Yoga + HIIT), Lvl 1 Reiki, and sound Healing.

Favorite color: Violet

Favorite way to stay active: Yoga

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Pizza

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The gym members! Everyone is amazing and friendly!

Tatiana Ramirez-Hiller

Zumba Instructor

Tatiana has 4+ years of experience and specializes in basic, intermediate, and advanced Zumba classes. Tatiana brings an authentic Latin flare to class so each one feels like a party!

Favorite color: Red

Favorite way to stay active: Zumba

Favorite cheat day mean/snack: D’lites Chocolate shake

Favorite thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: Friendliest staff and great facility!

Personal Workout Philosophy: Working out is more than looking good. It’s having fun and feeling good both on the inside and the outside. Never forget that we are all a work in progress!

“Come join me, I bring an authentic Latin flair to my class and I guarantee you will have a blast! Can’t wait to dance with you!”

Anne Young

Qigong Instructor

Anne is certified by Flowing Zen Qigong in Gainesville. She teaches a form known as Medical Qigong.

Favorite color: Turquoise

Favorite way to stay active: Walking on my wooded property for an hour at dawn with my Goldendoodle Cody.

Favorite cheat day mean/snack: Tacos from Cilantro Taco or Raspberry sorbet

Favorite thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: THE PEOPLE! A beautiful group of people come to Qigong classes, where we support each other in healing the body, mind, and spirit. We also have FUN!

Personal Workout Philosophy: Qigong can be very gentle, can even be done from a sitting position, while offering challenges with balance, agility, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and coordination.  Relaxation, clarity and focus are bonus results from practicing Qigong.

If you want to reduce stress, release tension, increase mobility, get your Qi (energy, life force) moving better while building better balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, and resilience, come join us for Qigong on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:30.  Beginners are always welcome! 

Lee McAndrew

Zumba Instructor

Lee has 5+ years of experience and focuses on creating a fun, motivational, and exciting atmosphere for each one of her classes.

Favorite color: All the colors

Favorite way to stay active: Going on nature walks and taking pictures

Favorite cheat day mean/snack: Donuts or Twinkies

Favorite thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: AHFC is a friendly, family-oriented and so clean!

Personal Workout Philosophy: I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party

Karen Parker

Step Instructor

Favorite color: Green

Favorite way to stay active: Ride my bike, go swimming, walk fast and far

Favorite cheat meal: Pasta or popcorn and pop

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The people I work with

Personal workout philosophy: Just move, do the best you can and put in the work … its an investment in you and your health. Sweat-don’t regret

“Let’s MOVE together”

Malik Spivey

Front Desk

Favorite color: Red

Favorite way to stay active: Working out, hiking, staying outdoors with his dog.

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Zaxby’s or Moes

Best thing about working at Alacha Health & Fitness: Working while doing something you enjoy doesn’t feel like work at all

Devyn Boyett

Front Desk

Favorite color: Black

Favorite way to stay active: Soccer

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Chick-Fil-A and Sour Patch Kids

Best thing about working at Alacha Health & Fitness: The friendly environment

Darrius Powell

Front desk

Favorite color: Dark blue

Favorite way to stay active: Working out and playing basketball with friends

Favorite cheat day meal/snack: Oreos and chips

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: Greeting people and talking to the regulars

Cassidy Burdge

Social Media Coordinator

Favorite color: White

Favorite way to stay active: High Jumping

Favorite cheat meal: Pizza or pasta

Best thing about working at Alachua Health & Fitness: The community atmosphere