I’ve been a personal trainer in the Valley for thirteen years. I also worked at Canyon Ranch as a fitness instructor. I presently teach TRX, P90X, and bootcamp classes at the NAC. I also train clients with free weights, body weight training, TRX, boxing, kick boxing, kettlebells, bosu, stability ball, and speed and agility drills. My specialty is boxing as well as weight loss, toning, and helping clients to achieve overall muscularity.
BA Westfield State University
National Academy of Sports Medicine Person Trainer
TRX Group Instructor
P90x Personal Trainer
NAGA New England Grappling Championship 2003 – 2nd
New England Judo Championship 2013 – 1st
Mountain biking, Skim boarding, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kick boxing, MMA, Cross Country Skiing
I have also taught several clients to stand on the stability ball.
E-mail: [email protected]
Jamie began working at NAC in 2006 as part of the childcare staff. In 2015 she became a certified Spin Instructor and enjoys teaching at the Club. Aside from teaching spin Jamie works full-time as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Jamie received her Bachelors in Biology from University of Massachusetts in Amherst and then went on to receive a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
While Jamie is not working at NAC, she enjoys living a very active lifestyle including running and biking around the Valley.
B.S. Biology, University of Massachusetts ’12
A.S. Dental Hygiene, University of New Haven ’15
Heather is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the exercise industry. She graduated from UMASS Amherst in 1996 with a BFA in Dance, moved to NYC and attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance intensive. Heather then became more involved in teaching fitness classes and personal training in order to make a living. After a brief move out to Boston, teaching and training out there, she found her roots back here in the Pioneer Valley. She has been at NAC since 2000.
Heather’s passion is fitness and moving the body. She enjoys working with people, making them feel good about themselves and helping them to realize that exercise can be fun! Her goal for each of her classes is to put a smile on every participants face, and to have them leave wanting more.
Heather enjoys being outside. She loves cycling–especially hills! Highlights from this past year include: the Berkshire/Highlands Pentathalon, the Great Hyannis Half Marathon, and the Mount Washington Auto Road Hillclimb– where she won her age group! Heather believes in setting goals for herself to keep her motivated and to give her something to work toward.
When Heather is not teaching or training, she keeps busy with her 4 children, Luke, Ava, Cody and Joey. She bakes every Sunday night, enjoys her dark chocolate just about every day, and can often be found at the Woodstar or Bueno y Sano.
Johnna Paulsen has been a student and lover of dance since she was a child, studying ballet, modern, jazz, tap, African, Latin, and ballroom dancing. She has been dancing for almost 30 years, performed here in the Valley and in New York City with a local company, and choreographed for local theater productions.
She graduated from Smith College with a BA in Dance in 2005 and shortly thereafter, received her Personal Trainer Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She later became licensed to teach dance fitness through Zumba, and senior fitness through Zumba Gold and Silver Sneakers. As a dance instructor, Johnna taught dance locally in the school and studio settings before devoting her career to fitness in 2009.
Her passion for dance, movement, and fitness brought her to Northampton and Hampshire Athletic Clubs in 2012, offering personal training and teaching dance-inspired group fitness classes. Johnna draws upon her dance background and knowledge of kinesiology to bring a special focus to proper form and a well-rounded workout. “I get the joy of passing on my love of movement and the positive benefits of exercise to others. I love my job!”
Johnna enjoys working one-on-one with members through personal training, as well as in the group setting, teaching classes such as Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Barre Body. She works with all ages, but one of her special areas of experience is in working with seniors.
Rosalie is an RN, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with 20 + years of experience. She is a Registered 200 hour Yoga teacher, Certified in Personal Training by NSCA, Certified in Pilates Matwork, P90X and PiYo. Rosalie has worked at NAC for 22 years and has helped develop our extensive group fitness programming.
Rosalie is also adjunct faculty at Smith College and teaches both credit and non-credit courses for Exercise and Sport Studies and Athletic Departments at Smith College.
Beth is a native of Northampton. She graduated from Northampton High school in 1976 and UMASS Amherst in 1981. She works for her family business in Hatfield.
“I have been working at NAC since dinosaurs walked the earth. I have also been employed as a Mom since 2001. I have two daughters who assure me I’m due for a raise soon! I love to walk and hike and mow my lawn, but being a group fitness instructor at NAC is one of the most fun, gratifying jobs I know!”
In 1990, while a student at UMass, Andrea began teaching aerobics. Four years later, in 1994, after completing Rosalie Peri’s Fitness Instructor Training program, she became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and began teaching classes at Northampton Athletic Club.