Meet our team of fitness class instructors!
Kye 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: Life Coaching, Core strengthing, Stabilization, Cardio, Boxing, Kick Boxing, PNF Stretching, TRX training, Sports & Group Training.
Fitness Trainer and Class Instructor
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.
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.
Barbra has been a Reiki master and crystal healing therapist for over 15 years. She is a certified AFAA trainer and specializes in group fitness and teaches Senior Fit. Her passion is Mindfulness Coaching, teaching wellness from the inside out, mind body and spirit.
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.
MARIA MCFARLANDMaria is from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She began instructing 20 years ago and is certified in cycling and group training. She focuses on weight loss and body maintenance in her Interval Cardio and Total Body classes.
Kris Martin has been a fitness instructor for 30 years. She received a Bachelor’s of Health Science from St. Mary’s College of California. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed teaching Balletone, Zumba and Conditioning to name a few. She has been practicing massage therapy for 20 years and is both a Certified Health Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She received her Health Coach Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a Corrective Exercise Specialist through The Biomechanics Method. With a diverse background and years of experience, Kris has been an integral part of our team here at Airport Fitness and we’re so glad to have her.