Alexius Benedict

B.S., NASM-CPT,  CFO (Chief Fit10n Officer)

Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Medical Anthropology.  Alexius enjoys running and cheering on the Tar Heels.

Scott Anspach

MEd., CEO (Chief Exercise Officer)

Earned his Exercise Science degree from the University of Dayton and Masters in Adult Fitness from the University of Georgia. He has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. Scott participates in many duathlons (run, bike, run) and 5ks. He recently set his 5k PR of 19:59 at the age of 50 and normally places in the top 3 in his age group.

 Alicia Castrogiovanni

I live in Raleigh, NC. I’ve been a student of Zumba since 2007 and a licensed instructor since December 2009. I am passionate about teaching Zumba. I love sharing as many musical rhythms from around the world as I can in a fun, sweaty, multi-cultural, 1-hour fitness party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions, don’t hesitate to drop me a message! See you on the dance floor!

“Every soul desires to move. It’s a matter of discovering your unique way.”

Caroline Schmelzer

I live in Apex, NC. I attended my first Zumba class in 2013 and was instantly hooked! I love Zumba because it brings together people of all backgrounds. My favorite part of teaching is seeing everyone smile, regardless of dancing ability. In addition to Zumba, I am a licensed for STRONG by Zumba, NASM CPT, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I hope to see you in class soon!

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”

Jim Ray

Yoga is not about the fancy pose. It is about getting into your head, and your heart. It is about taking what you learn on the mat out into your life off the mat. The practice may include meditation, inversions, back bends, and balancing poses. I encourage everyone to listen to your own body, and to go at your own pace. All are welcome. No judgment. Expect to hear some music, move through some sun salutations, and breathe in time with your movement. Jim completed RYT200 teacher training in 2015 at Republic of Yoga in Cary, NC, and is currently enrolled in RYT300 teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center.

Kathy McPherson

CPTO (Chief Physical Therapy Officer)

Kathy has been a physical therapist for 15 years, and has a variety of experience with acute rehab, hippotherapy, ergonomics, and outpatient orthopedics. Kathy moved from the Boston area with her family to North Carolina, and enjoys spending time with her family, playing with their dog, baking, hiking, exercising, swimming, pilates, meditating and going to the beach.

Beth McDonnell


Beth is a registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition and 25 years of nutrition counseling experience in a variety of clinical and community settings, including both individual and group sessions. She is the owner of Make Better Choices, LLC. Beth was a casual runner – occasional 10k or 5k until she ran her first marathon at age 40. Since then she has run 8 more marathons including Boston twice and New York City one of the same years she ran Boston.

Danielle Andolina


Danielle is a Registered Dietitian with a special interest in plant-based diets. Her expertise includes patients with diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, cardiovascular diseases, and general nutrition with weight management. Danielle is a competitive runner, racing in distances including half marathon, marathon and ultramarathon.