Meet our team of fitness class instructors!
MEGAN GRENNANMegan lived in Chicago prior to relocating to Martha’s Vineyard. She started teaching yoga 20 years ago specializes in classes for all levels. She works seamlessly with beginners, people with injuries, and intermediate and advanced practitioners. Her approach allows her to safely guide students into correct alignments or more challenging variations using knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic adjustments. She is inspired by life experiences and the people in her classes. Each class is geared towards what participants need in the moment, as Megan helps each person find inner balance through conscious embodiment. Her offerings include Yoga for Everybody and Gentle Yoga. Classes are Basic Hatha style yoga (not Vinyasa).
KYE HOWELLKye is from New York and Martha’s Vineyard where he began Personal Training over 15 years ago. He received his certification from the National Council of Strength and Fitness. His specialties include: Core work, Strength, Stabilization, Cardio, Boxing, Kick Boxing, PNF Stretching, TRX training, Sports Team & Group Training. Generally, recruiting more muscle stabilizers in order to increase power. Kye is inspired by the observation of how the body works. Challenging the body and mind can improve daily life, inside and out, by promoting overall body and mind awareness. He offers Personal Training, Pump Fit classes, Trx training, Cross training, Tabata, and Cardio Kickboxing.
KAREN CULINANKaren Cullinan graduated from The National Ballet School of Canada. For 39 years, she trained and competed as a dancer and coached professionally. Her class, Beyond Pilates, focuses on total body conditioning to improve alignment and physical awareness as a means to promote overall well-being.
Alyson is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer with a background in athletics, dance and, more recently, yoga. She teaches “Moves and Grooves” on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. As a professional nutritionist, she has worked in many kitchens from the local co-op to Kripalu. Her dream is to become a certified dietician and to continue training and teaching for many years to come.
JANNETTE VANDERHOOPJannette Vanderhoop is a Taoist with a passion for teaching, the arts and the environment. Born and raised on the Vineyard, like any true islander, she wears many hats! She is a professional artist, owner of Island Naturals jewelry, she sells her jewelry at the Vineyard Artisans festival and is also co-owner of NV&NV Gardens. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years.
EMILY PHILLIPSEmily has more than 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and another in Fitness Management. She holds fitness certifications in Barre,Yoga, BodyArt, and Cycling. She combines a mind/body approach to teaching; students will learn proper bio-mechanics and alignment, as well as how to be more mindful of “self-talk.” Emily combines cutting-edge movement with carefully curated playlists, humor, and plenty of personal coaching to create a workout that is fun, challenging, and engaging. She creates a dynamic community that allows participants to benefit as much from social support and interaction as from the personal attention she provides.
TORY DOLANTory Dolan has been teaching fitness classes for the last 20 years. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is certified to teach Spin, Bootcamp, Barre, Pound and Yoga, on top of her Precision Nutrition Level 1 training and her American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certifications.
In class, expect Tory to motivate you, teach you to move properly, and get you inspired to dig a little deeper and push a little more.