Maria was a competitive swimmer and diver from Connecticut. She holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. A swim instructor since college, Maria has been coaching the local swim team since 2009. Maria encourages hard work and improvement along with a strong emphasis on learning technique and having fun.
A competitive swimmer from Santa Barbara, California, in her youth, Margie Caldwell-Cooper, B.A. Ed., Aquatic Exercise Association Global Fitness Professional of the Year 2006, loves learning as much as teaching all levels of exercise participants and instructors on land and in the water. Now certified by ACE (gold), AEA, AFAA and Yoga Alliance, she has grown with the fitness industry, moving from group classes taught in leg warmers to the current focus on core fitness, balance, and fusion workouts.
A Sun Valley resident since 1985, Ed Flory has been involved in swimming as a competitor and coach for more than four decades. Ed was a nationally renowned swimmer at Kutztown University, a NCAA Division II National Champion and 15-time Coaches All-American. He trained with USA Swimming for the World Games in Berlin and the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow (which the United States ended up boycotting). In 2002, Ed earned a master’s degree in natural health from Clayton College. He launched the Zenergy Masters Swim Program in 2001.
JENNIFER HUBBARD, GERONTOLOGIST M.S.G., M.S.N.
Jennifer is our valley’s resident “brain trainer.” With her academic background in gerontology, neuroscience and longevity (two master’s degrees from USC) and her certifications as a Memory Care Coach and Brain Trainer (UCLA), she works one-on-one with Alzheimer and Parkinson’s clients and teaches Zenergy’s Parkinson’s classes. Jennifer is also certified in Pilates, Spinning, Movement Therapy and Hydrofit, so you will indeed see her name as an instructor for a variety of Zenergy classes.
Suzanne is a registered nurse, ACE Gold Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer, Schwinn Certified Instructor, and an I.D.E.A. member. Suzanne has taught group fitness since 1979. Suzanne was a member of the winning Danskin Triathlon team “Carpe Mammae. *” Her therapeutic teaching approach is an artistic blend of her nursing degree, her career in the fitness industry, her experience as an oncology patient, and years as a competitive athlete. Suzanne enjoys skate skiing, alpine skiing, hiking, swimming, and offering volunteer time to Expedition Inspiration as well as the SVSS Music Conservatory. *This team was composed of breast cancer survivors. The literal translation of the team name is “Seize the Breast.”
Missy has a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary education and a minor in Art. She was an elementary school teacher in Oregon before moving to the valley. She is currently a substitute teacher and swim instructor, with a focus on younger children.