Caryn – Indoor Cycling + Yoga Instructor
After retiring from a 20 year career as a Teacher of the Deaf, it was a natural progression for Caryn to become a fitness instructor. Blending her lifetime passions for teaching, spinng and yoga, a perfect recipe for happiness was created. Caryn received her certification in teaching spin and yoga from YAS Fitness Center in December 2016. Her education is currently being continued in a strong anatomy and alignment based 200 hour Yoga Alliance program at Kaya Yoga Studio, in HB. Born and raised in New York, you’re sure to hear the accent in her spin, yoga and 30/30 combo classes! Fun, fierce and challenging, her classes are sure to satisfy.
Angela Samuels – Indoor Cycling + Yoga Instructor
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified
Growing up in southern California, Angela is no stranger to an active lifestyle. After seventeen years of competitive swimming, she was looking for new physical activites to engage her body and mind. Through friends, she started taking cycing and yoga classes in Los Angeles in 2008. Cycling coupled with great music was the fun cardio workout she had always been looking for. Ironically, her love of yoga was not instant. After years of over working musles, she found growth and engagement studying under Gilbert Naungayan of Kaya Yoga Remedy in Huntington Beach. During her time at Kaya, her physical practice blossomed as did her interested in the power of the mind and a cleaner, more holistic life. In 2015, Angela left her corporate job and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Kaya Yoga Remedy and began teaching indoor cycling and yoga classes shortly after. Whether you are looking for an interval based, fun and challenging cardio class or to stetch and strengthen through yoga, Angela will guide you with an easy spirit and detailed verbal cues. When she is not spending time practicing or teaching, she enjoys her catering & cake business with her husband Wes, her home garden and her adopted cat Junior.
Lisa Funderburk – Yoga Instructor
500 hr Certified Yoga Instructor
I am originally from Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University, with BS in Merchandising Management. I moved to Orange California 15 years ago and I lived in Maui for a year where I found and fell in love with yoga.I love the mountains and the ocean, I love nature.I love sharing my passion of yoga with others. I like to bring essential oils and lavender masks to class to share. I’d like to think that my classes are challenging but relaxing. I’m very nonjudgmental!When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my loving husband and two dogs, and cat. I love taking photos outside, going to movies, and eating at new places. I also enjoy traveling and scuba diving and going to the beach.
Kellie Morgan – Bootcamp Instructor
Kellie brings a vast knowledge of fitness and nutrition expertise to her classes. Certified as a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Functional Training Specialist from National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association (NESTA), Kellie can help meet the individual goals and training needs of her clients. Along with personal training, Kellie is a Les Mills Instructor, Schwinn Cycle instructor, Children’s Yoga Instructor, Barre certified, Silver Sneakers trained and Gluco Fit certified Instructor. On her personal time you can find Kellie enjoying the outdoors with her family or challenging herself physically like running in the Long Beach Marathon or hiking at Mammoth Mountain.
Jessica Barlow – Spin + Yoga + Bootcamp Instructor
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jessica’s favorite part of group exercise is the community. Her fun, high energy classes encourage others to focus and connect with their inner strength. Her classes are driven by her background as an endurance athlete, trainer, and NPC competitor. She will push your limits and encourage you to to be the best you possible!
Riley Costello – Zumba Instructor
NASM certified Personal Trainer & Zumba
Riley Costello is a NASM certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor who loves to share her high-energy and enthusiasm for fitness with others. While she enjoys teaching all types of fitness classes, she feels Zumba is the best type of workout because it’s fun, you stick with it, and it really makes you sweat. Outside of the gym, Costello is a women’s fiction novelist and lifestyle blogger at sincerelyriley.com.
Carol Knaeps – Spin Instructor
I have been an avid runner for most of my life and started spinning 9 years ago as a way to improve my running. Fell in love with the sport, noticed a huge improvement in my running and started teaching after the first year. My class is a high intensity mixture of running, sprints, tension and tension sprints. I also utilize hand weights to tone and strengthen your upper body. The goal is help you burn calories while gaining strength and endurance. My favorite part about teaching spin are the people to take my class. Many have been with me since the beginning and we are like one big happy ever-growing family.
Maddy Ackley – Bootcamp Instructor
NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
I have embarked on the journey of my passion for health and wellness. Growing up, I swam competitively over ten years, played soccer and volleyball. In my free time I love to workout at Curl Fitness, run at the beach, practice heated yoga, eat/cook healthy vegan food, and love on my new yellow Labrador retriever puppy! I graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Recreation and Leisure studies. I am a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer and strongly believe in persistence and passion when it comes to working out. I strive to share my passion and drive with people so they can be the best version of themselves inside and outside of the gym. I truly believe the secret to a happy/healthy life is eating wholesome foods, staying active, and being passionate with your intentions every day! When teaching boot camp, I thrive when I see people work hard, sweat, and walk out of my boot camp with a smile full of accomplishment, bursting with endorphins!
Nancy Higley – Zumba Instructor
Nancy has been in the fitness industry for over thirty years. She has her AA from Orange Coast College and postgraduate classes in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology at Long Beach State University. As a certified Pilates instructor, she has been dedicated to teaching Pilates for over ten years. She first owned and operated her own exclusive fitness studio in Corona Del Mar in the 80’s and 90’s, as well as starring in The Aerobic Network TV show on cable.
Nancy created a conditioning class combining Pilates and aerobics called HeartCore for ballet dancers at the California Conservatory of Dance in Mission Viejo who were under the tutelage of American Ballet Theatre’s Melissa Allen Bowman.
Nancy has been involved with dancing and theatre for many years. She began her extensive career as Peter Pan at the Disneyland Resort, and over the years has been involved with OTE’s Shakespeare in the Hills, as well as portraying Cinderella’s Stepmother in “Into the Woods.” She contines to spread her passion and knowledge of fitness and the arts everyday.
Marine Mattei – Spin + Yoga Instructor
A lifelong athlete, Marnie has found the combination of indoor cycling and yoga, with occasional light weightlifting sessions, to be the perfect mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility training, without creating the kind of muscle tension and potential injuries that high-impact forms of exercise can (running, heavy weight-lifting, etc.) The life-changing experience she had after adding the practice of yoga into her exercise routine has inspired her to pay it forward. Before finding cycling and yoga she suffered from severe neck and back tension. Upon the advice of her massage therapist and trainer, she reluctantly tried yoga again after many years. To her surprise, she found yoga to be very physically and mentally challenging, and it resolved her neck pain! What she loves about yoga is that it is non-competitive, healing and—best of all—a judgment-free zone! She enjoys instructing both new and advanced students and strives to make the class accessible to everyone. Passionate about music, she loves creating playlists and is always open to requests! Her favorite class to teach at Curl is the indoor cycling and yoga combo class—30 minutes each, one hour total. She recommends challenging your body, but also treating it with love and acceptance. It is her belief that indoor cycling and yoga do just that.