MEET THE TEAM
Amber is one of the Twisted Sisters! She began her journey into fitness with her Bodyflow certification in 2009. Since then Amber has become a 200 hour certified Hot Yoga instructor, a Master Trainer in bootybarre, she has certified in bbarreless, is a certified Spin instructor, and is a UGI fit certified instructor. She is also trained in Level 1 Mat Pilates and Pilates Reformer. She is a Nurse Practitioner by profession and feels very passionate about helping people feel healthy. She hails from Missouri, but considers Houma her home now. She is happily married to her husband Chris. They have three beautiful and active children named Neal Grace, Caraway, and Pierce.
Hot Yoga, bootybarre, Spin, Reformer
Ashley is one of the 3 Twisted Sisters that helped bring this Twisted dream to life. She is a highly experienced fitness instructor and lover of all things healthy and fun! Ashley is certified in Level 1 Hatha Yoga, Level 1 Mat Pilates, Booty Barre, Ugi, Spin, as well as several other group fitness programs. Ashley has always had a deep love of yoga and chooses to focus her attention on teaching yoga at Twisted. She is very passionate about her husband, 3 boys, 2 cats, 1 dog and Twisted. She loves sharing her passion for yoga and fitness with her Twisted family.
Hatha Yoga, Yoga Shred
Gena' is one of the three Twisted Sisters who is very excited to be part of the Twisted Studio! A mother of three and an elementary school teacher, Gena's heart is her family. She and her husband Brent, are passionate about health and fitness and feel it should be a family affair. She is a certified BODYFLOW instructor, Spinning instructor, Pilates instructor, and Booty barre instructor. Gena' loves bringing a personalized fitness atmosphere to our community.
Spin, Pilates, Reformer
Jen is one of our certified Spinning instructors. She has been a competitive runner and swimmer most of her life, and in the last 8 years, has combined her love of those two things and cycling, her newest passion, to start competing in Triathlons of all distances, including an Ironman 70.3! If Jen is not working out or at work as a radiology technologist you will find her and her husband fishing. She is a transplant from the East Coast (her husband Kurt was born and raised in Houma) but feels very much at home in South Louisiana, and is looking forward to helping Houma and YOU become healthier and happier!!!
LeeAnne Deroche is originally from New Mexico by way of Washington state. LeeAnne is an advanced BODYFLOW instructor, who has a deep passion for the peace and many mind/body benefits yoga can bring to anyone's life. LeeAnne's heart was filled at an early age by the service of caring for those with special needs. She spent many years as a direct care professional. She is a believer in healthy eating and making it a lifestyle! LeeAnne is the blessed mother of two children. She is very excited to be part of the Twisted family!
Restorative Yoga, Yoga Flow
Shelly became a certified Zumba instructor in 2011 and has been teaching it ever since. Zumba has fulfilled her passion for music, fitness, and dance and combined them into a dance fitness program for all ages and levels to enjoy and benefit from! She loves all genres of music.
Her full time job is a Pre-K teacher in the Terrebonne Parish School system since 2001.
She is married with 2 kids.
Her favorite hobbies are Zumba, but she also enjoys Triathlons, running, yoga, and other fitness related activities.
Mona started as a student when Twisted opened its doors in October 2013. Once she started Spinning, she was instantly hooked and became a certified instructor in November 2014. She is thrilled to be part of the Twisted Team. As a physician and clinical educator, the transition to fitness instructor came easily.
As a runner and triathlete, Mona is committed to finding new and fun ways to offer total body workouts for both youth and adult members. She is passionate about promoting health and wellness for her children, her students at Twisted, her patients and throughout the local community.
Spin, Pilates, Reformer
Nicole graduated from ULL in 1987 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Choreographic Design degree from the School of Art and Architecture. Owned and operated Contemporary Studios for five years then returned to school to become a Special Education teacher. Upon completion of course work and training in both Pilates and Group Reformer Instruction she began teaching at Twisted in 2016. When not teaching, Nicole enjoys serving in the community through various outreach and mission projects. ￼
Casey graduated in 2006 from NSU with a Bachelors in Nursing. She began her fitness journey in 2013, but only started teaching in 2016 when she became certified in Pilates Reformer. Her classes consist of high intensity athletic reformer training. When she's not teaching she's usually driving one of her three children to one of their many activities.
Coleen has instructed group fitness for nine years and became part of our Twisted family, first as a client, then as a Spin Instructor. Coleen realized the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle at a young age and being a group fitness instructor was a dream for many years. Her dreams became reality when she certified in Body Pump and and then in CXWORX. Coleen’s love of music and passion for exercise empowers her to create fun and effective cardio training while guiding you through her one hour spin class. While Coleen is not training, she works for a local CPA is and raising her two incredible kids, Emma and Michael.
Sunny is a wife to Blair, stay-at-home momma to Lola and Huntington, turned Spin instructor. Her journey to a healthier lifestyle started 8 years ago when she would go out for runs to lift her mood. Then, she found Spin and Yoga at Twisted! She fell in love with the Twisted community and their classes. With a love for spin and the encouragement of many, Sunny got Spin certified and began teaching. She hopes to bring mental clarity and spiritual fullness to her classes and believes the physical aspect is an added BONUS!! She's a people person and loves interacting with others. In her spare time she is always looking for the next opportunity to be of service to others. "I believe anything is possible as long as we commit and are willing to do the work. LIFE is the REWARD !!"
Megan has been teaching fitness classes for 6 years. She has experience teaching Bodyflow, Spin, Yoga and Pilates Reformer. She is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and is trained in Pilates reformer. She is also certified in Art of Assist and Kids Yoga through the Baptiste institute for yoga. Megan is a former nurse pursuing an MBA and has three daughters. She enjoys hot power yoga and is anatomy focused in her teaching. She teaches for the reward of helping others find their power.
Megan McGough Yoga, Pilates Reformer
My journey as an instructor began twelve years ago with a commitment to being a Les Mills certified Instructor of Body Combat, Body Flow, RPM (cycling) and Sprint (cycling). Most recently, I completed a 200 hour yoga alliance certified power yoga teacher training at Root2Rise in Houma. This six month immersion intothe study of yoga changed my life significantly. Practicing Power yoga daily allows me to focus, decompress and build both mental and physical strength. I am dedicated to bringing high intensity, strength, power and recovery into my style of teaching both yoga and cycling. I strive to leave my students feeling inspired, accomplished and strong.
Tami Charbonnet Spin
Laure is thrilled to be a part of Twisted's Team. She has been teaching group fitness for close to 10 years, and is passionate about instructing. Laure is a devoted runner and triathlete. She has competed in all distances of triathlon, and most recently jumped off a perfectly good ferry into San Francisco Bay to compete in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. When not at Twisted, Laure and Her husband Cade are spending time with their 2 girls and traveling. In addition staying active, Laure is a high school Business teacher at H.L. Bourgeois in Houma.