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.”


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

MS, RD, LDN

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

MS, RD, LDN

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.


Vanessa Roca

Hello! I’m Vanessa Roca and I’ve been part of the Zumba community since 2013.  Since the first Zumba class I took, I loved the energy, the music and just how AMAZING it was!  I became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2014 and never looked back. Teaching Zumba brightens my week. The big bonus for me is seeing real people enjoying it so much and benefiting in so many different ways.  I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr.  Come dance with me, get fit and have FUN!  See you soon!

” If you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl under it, or dance on top of it.”