Group Fitness Bios
A self-proclaimed nerd and tomboy, Sheridan first fell in love with group fitness while working her first (and last) cubicle job after studying Russian Literature and Architectural History at Brown University. When her lunch breaks for BodyPump became the best part of her day, she decided pursuing certification and teaching were the next step. When she isn’t singing her way through painful bicep tracks, you can find her glued to the computer as a wordsmith–writing, transcribing, editing, tutoring– and taking frequent breaks to watch teen dramas and animal GIF’s. She currently teaches BodyPump and BodyCombat.
Yvette has managed fitness programs and facilities in Boise and Sun Valley since 1990.
Yvette is currently an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, RYS 200 Certified Instructor and StagesFlight Cycling Certified Instructor with a Kinesiology/Health Promotion degree from Boise State University. Since 1984, she has taught everything from ski conditioning to gentle yoga. Yvette’s enthusiasm and knack for teaching proper motor development and technical movement has made her a highly regarded instructor in the industry.
Yvette is the 2008 NGA Northwest Natural Masters Figure Champion and has trained several medalists in the field. As a competitive cheerleader, gymnast and track athlete, she ‘amped’ up her interest in running and has teamed up with a group of friends to win the Masters Division of the Sawtooth Relays seven times.
If she isn’t cheering you on in the PIVOT, Fitness, Cycling or Yoga studio, you’ll find her hiking and camping with husband, Dave, and her crazy dogs. Her motto is “Life is short – make it fun!”
Born in Sun Valley, Peter Burke returned to his magical roots in May of 2013. A graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Burke studied musical theater, classical theater, experimental theater and dance in both New York and Amsterdam. He has appeared in several Off-Broadway productions including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and John Patrick Shanley’s Fire Burning Rain. Burke’s film and TV credits include Blood and Love, HBO’s Mildred Pierce, Terry Richardson’s Last Hours (65th Annual Cannes Film Festival), Hellaware (BAM Film Festival), See You Next Tuesday, Alicia Key’s music video New Day and Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Burke is Ballet Barre instructor for Zenergy Thunder Springs and a founding member of The Spot where he serves as Director of Education as well as core company artist.
Erin, a Physical Therapist, joined Sun Valley Sports Rehabilitation at Zenergy in 2010. Prior, she worked for the world-renowned Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. There she gained expertise in evidence-based treatments for both pediatric and adult patients with extensive orthopedic and neurological impairments. Erin received a grant from National Parkinson Foundation and is committed to implementing the most innovative strategies to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease. She is an athlete who has earned USA Triathlon All-American honors and competed in the Ironman World Championships. Erin is compelled to help athletes of all abilities prevent and recover from injury, embrace an active lifestyle and accomplish their sport-specific goals.
As an NASM-certified personal trainer and ACE-Certified Health Coach, Tim is your ultimate guide to wellness, fitness and lifestyle change. His inside-out approach to fitness develops core stability and balance before progressing into dynamic strength and power. His programs produce results that will leave you strong and smiling.
Heather is an ACE certified personal trainer, Body Pump, TRX , and CX certified instructor, and children’s yoga instructor. She holds a Masters in Elementary and Special Education and B.A in Geography – Environmental Science & Geology. Originally from upstate New York, Heather found her home in Sun Valley in 2010. When not teaching, working at the spa, or managing Stone Art Gallery, you can find her rafting, running, kayaking, cooking or walking her dog, Scout, to the top of a mountain. However, her passion is travel and she often embarks on adventures to far and remote places.
After a career in five-star hotels Anna decided to bring her high energy, and interpersonal skills to the fitness industry. As a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, she can fuse a sense of hospitality with her workouts to achieve a highly motivating and memorable experience. When Anna’s not bouncing off the walls at the gym, she enjoys time with her family skiing, hiking, biking and paddle boarding.
Casey has been a Valley resident for eleven years and works as Director of Gilman Contemporary. When she isn’t hitting the slopes or the mountain bike trails, she spends her time pursuing her career as a fly girl. She brings her spark and energy to the dance floor teaching ZUMBA at Zenergy.
Emily is a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor. Her certifications include A.C.E Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor, Authentic Pilates Instructor, and Les Mills Certified Instructor. She has been working in the industry since 1998. Emily enjoys working with people who are overweight and having a tough time getting motivated – that is her specialty, and she loves to share the secrets she’s learned over the years to attaining a fit and healthy body.
Priscilla grew up in NYC where her love for dance began at age 8 when she was accepted into the American School of Ballet and danced with the New York City ballet in many performances at Lincoln Center. At the ripe age of 12 she hung up the toe shoes. After years of tearing up wedding dance floors Priscilla found a more regular expression of her passion in the booty shaking moves of Zumba. Priscilla’s approach to teaching is that everyone has a hidden dancer in them and it’s her goal to release them all with a pumping beat and a huge smile.
Personal Trainer Zack Taylor is an ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer who also has his B.S. in Exercise Science from Boise State University. Through his years of schooling, Zack gained experience in group fitness instruction, bodybuilding contest preparation for both men and women, as well as a bio-mechanical perspective on fitness that carries over into his personal training sessions.
In addition to personal training, Zack is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist for Zenergy Sports Rehab Clinic. He assists the Physical Therapists with gym related programs when a patient has progressed to a point where they need more resistance training.
Zack is also one of our tennis instructors. He played tennis at the collegiate level, participated in Men’s 4.5 level city league tennis and was the assistant coach for Bishop Kelly High school, 2014, and Wood River High School, 2017.
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.