Motivators

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West Texas’s leading instructors inspire our exclusive Group FLEXER’S to achieve results beyond their expectations –all while having a BLAST! Become connected with the instructors and your fellow co-FLEXER’s! FLEX 24’s Group X instructors are a hard-working and motivating bunch that not only get to know you, but will hold you accountable! NEVER TRIED A CLASS? NO WORRIES! Instructors modify choreography to fit beginners to advanced class-attenders. Meet our instructors below:

GROUP X INSTRUCTORS

Lisa Gibson

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HOMETOWN: Odessa, TX

I have been a certified Les Mills instructor since 2010. I am certified in Bodypump, Bodycombat, Bodyflow, and RPM. I love group fitness. It's so much more motivating when you're working out as a big group! I have never worked out with a more inspiring group than at Flex. I love being an instructor and pushing people to give it their all. I love to see how much better they feel about themselves when they see results. Les Mills classes are the best group fitness classes I've ever experienced! My first class I ever took was in 2008 Bodypump. I was a little scared, but after it was over I was hooked and have been going ever since! I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls and 1 handsome boy. They are my world! I try my best to show my kids that it's very important to exercise and eat healthy. Also never give up and believe in yourself, anything is possible!

Favorite Quote- You is kind, you is smart, and you is important.

Doreen

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HOMETOWN: Brentwood, NY

CREDENTIALS: BODYPUMP/BODYCOMBAT/BODYSTEP/RPM/CXWORX/BODYATTACK Certified
My fitness journey began in the mid to late 80's, think leotards and leg warmers, if you can picture that. I started taking classes, which lead into teaching "Free style" floor and step aerobics. I taught for a while, but due to gym closings, family, full time job with the Postal Service, and having to come up with my own choreography, I decided to take a break from teaching. I kept in shape after that, by running and lifting weights. Then one day, a friend told me about this gym that had a class called LesMills BodyPump. I took one class, and that's all it took, I was hooked. I took the class for a couple of years and then decided to start teaching again in 2005. Since then one by one, I have added my other certifications. I love being a part of a person's health and fitness journey, by encouraging them to, push themselves, not give up, and feel proud of what they've accomplished.
Instructing classes, is not my only passion, I also love to run. I have ran a few marathons and half marathons, and I have actually bested personal records as I've gotten older.

Favorite Quote: "You're only as old as u feel, age is just a number"

Amy Barker

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HOMETOWN: Odessa, TX

LesMills Body Pump-6/2013, LesMills Body Combat-3/2014, LesMills Body Attack-5/2015, LesMills Body Step-5/2015. –One stop body shock Group Fitness Leader. CPR/AED Certified. My husband and I have been together for 15 years. After my third child was born, my mother in law purchased me my first gym membership. We started attending the gym together regularly in the evening. We would run on the treadmill and do the weight machines to the best of our ability. All the while we would notice a group of ladies going into a room to different classes. We were a little intimidated at first but we finally gave the classes a try. That's all it took and we were hooked. Doreen instructed us through Body Pump and Combat. I even started attending classes on Friday (Body Step) Doreen has always been a great inspiration to me. Eventually I became a certified instructor. Now I get to inspire other women on their fitness journey. I look forward to more certifications and more classes with the wonderful friends I have made in the group fitness world.

Favorite Quote: The first WEALTH is Health. Strong is the new skinny!

Jennifer Douglas

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HOMETOWN: Odessa, TX

Credentials: Les Mills Body Pump, CxWorx, and RPM.
I love to lead group exercise classes because of the joy it brings me to see people change their lives for the better. When a person becomes healthy and feels good, they can do so much more. They can also influence a new generation of healthy. When I am not exercising with my friends at Flex 24, I am a speech language pathologist for ECISD. I have run numerous 5K and 10K races, 6 half marathons, and completed a full marathon as a personal challenge for my 40th birthday. I also achieved the rank of "green belt" in Kajukenbo Martial Arts at the school of Matthews Martial Arts.I have been married to Gary since 1999 years and we have 2 amazing daughters, Halie and Hannah. I am a proud alum of Texas Tech University.

Favorite Quote: "If you still look good at the end of the workout, you didn't work out!!" Let's all leave the gym ugly so later we can look great!!!

Mirna Rodriguez

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HOMETOWN:

My name is Mirna Ivonne Rodriguez. I'm currently a certified Zumba Instructor for Flex-24. I've been teaching Zumba for a total of 6 years and have been with Flex-24 for 3 years. I love to learn all facets of physical fitness. I'm certified in Zumba Toning; Core & Glutes. CPR & AED. I love to incorporate all styles of music and dancing into my Zumba routines. I'm still busy with my three kids, husband and my two shitzshu. Zumba to me is an everyday lifestyle, a "party" without the hangovers but with healthy results & benefits that you see day to day! I love to teach Zumba to all types of people regardless of age group! Come and try Zumba and you will learn to love it! Follow me thru Facebook or my personal website att www.mirnarodriguez.zumba.com

Favorite Quote: Don't tell people your dreams — show them!

Mia Edwards-Nelson

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HOMETOWN: Born and raised in California, Texan by Choice.

Credentials: Les Mills certified in Body Pump, CX, RPM, and Body Attack. Teach free style step, kick n jab and boot camp.

Favorite Quote: I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Agatha Molina

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HOMETOWN: Van Horn, TX

Credentials: Body Pump Certified 2006, Body Combat Certified 2010, CX Works certified 2012, Body Flow Certified 2015. I'm a proud parent of 1awesome son who motivates me to continue living a healthy life style on a day to day basis!! Lead by example! I am a part of an amazing organization who promotes healthy life styles to anyone who's willing to push themselves to become better #FLEX 24! I work with an amazing group of leaders who also flourish with expertise in group fitness motivation and have the drive to become better every single day! When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.

Favorite Quote: "I AM"-Two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.

Brenna

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HOMETOWN: Odessa, TX

Credentials: Body Attack Certified, Body Flow Certified. I am a proud parent of two beautiful children! My husband and I have strived to bring a fabulous Health and Wellness facility to the Odessa area! It's a passion to see individuals strive for success in their own personal health journey. I have a passion to promote Group Fitness and strive to help others around me succeed in making the most out of themselves! Fitness is not about being better than someone else; it's about being better than you use to be.

Favorite Quote: "When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

Caris

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HOMETOWN: Odessa, TX

Credentials: Body Flow Certified
I've always been physically active from the time I was a little girl. I was involved in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. I have a passion for dance and for this I've had so many wonder opportunities throughout the years! I started dancing as the age of 3 and started to teach dance at the age of 16. I was the captain of my high school dance team and was also a member of a studio competition group. I have danced all over the nation and attended Radio City Rockettes intensive in New York City. This is where I first fell in love with yoga/Pilates. After high school, I attended The University of North Texas were I held the position of co-captain of The North Texas Dancers. I moved back to Odessa and graduated from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. I started my career as a dance teacher in the school district at Blackshear elementary in the magnet program. Then, move to Odessa High School where I was the coach of the JV Showgirls dance team and eventually became the Varsity Showgirls dance team coach. I lead them to a State and National dance team title in 2013. I am happily married and blessed enough to get to stay at home and raise 3 beautiful children and am expecting my 4th in July. I love working out and am excited to be teaching Body Flow at Flex 24!

Favorite Quote: "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." –George Bernard Shaw

Georginna Coss

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Hi, my name is Georginna Coss but everyone calls me Ginna! My husband and I have been married for five years now and we have a beautiful daughter whom means everything to us and we hope to continue growing our family and have more beautiful children. I stay at home with my daughter and love every second of it. My second home is the gym! I absolutely love my gym and all the people there. Everyone is so inspiring and motivating that you feel like you are a part of a whole other family! Fitness was not always easy for me. I was always overweight and struggled a lot during junior high and high school with being healthy. It was not until after I got married that I discovered group fitness. In fact it wasn't until after I had my daughter that I truly found what worked for me and that was RPM! Instantly I was hooked and loved the euphoric feeling I had during and after every class. I have been certified for about a year now and it's the best thing that has ever happened to me! I have never felt better! My energy is great and I have been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Never beyond my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a group fitness instructor and leading a class. It makes me proud that now I can motivate and inspire other people the same way I was inspired when I was struggling sitting in the back row of a class and just not happy at all. We learn something new every day and every day is a chance to get better at whatever we do. I love my family, I love my gym, and I absolutely love being an RPM instructor!

Favorite Quote: "Strength does not come from winning, your struggles develop your strengths, when you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." – Mahatma Gandhi

Marissa

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HOMETOWN: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Credentials: Body Pump 2002, Pilates 2003, Zumba 2009, CX Works 2011, Sh'Bam 2012, Body Attack 2012. I was born in San Jose, CA but was raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I have been happily married for 25+ years, have 3 beautiful children and a handsome grandson. After God and my family comes my love for working out. I was six years old when my grandfather put me in dance, if it wasn't for him driving me to and from practice, I don't think I'd be so attached to dance. I fell in love dance and continued to pursue dance through my high school years by joining the dance team my JR and Senior year. My family moved to Odessa in 1990. In 2000, I started teaching Step at the YMCA, I figured it was the closest thing to dance and I was able to get a good workout in at the same time. I enjoyed it so much that my dance moves I would add in to the middle of my Step routine would get me into a little bit of trouble. I then entered the wonderful world of Group Fitness with Les Mills in 2002. This is when I went to training for Body Pump. It was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life. The feeling of accomplishment was the best feeling ever! I then pursued Pilates in 2003, Zumba in 2009, CX Works in 2011 and Sh'Bam 2012. In November of 2012, I joined an awesome group of ladies who all went to get certified in Body Attack. This program assisted in the Launch of Group Fitness classes for Flex 24! I couldn't ask to be part of a better gym, this is not only my second job but my home away from home. There is nothing better than to leave work and come unwind with amazing people. I can honestly say that I started teaching maybe for the wrong reasons, struggling with weight is not easy, I wanted to be skinny and toned, until one day it hit me. Why am I doing this? (Life of an instructor is NOT easy!!!) I realized that it might be hard learning a new routine every three months, might suck the life out of you but will never be better if you don't give the members your best effort. Les Mills gives us the tools to do that. I feel in love with the people. The beautiful women that give me an hour out of their busy lives, who come in to feel free, relaxed, becoming healthier and stranger are the best! I love to workout with other people. I love to make people feel connected with one another and just be happy. Zumba is my first workout love but I also love all the classes that I teach and my friends/sisters teach at this gym. Classes are fun, they may be tough at the start but the toughest part is walking into a class! Always give it a go, come in and have fun in a class! Can't wait to see you at Flex 24!

Favorite Quote: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." –Les Brown

Angela Simons

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HOMETOWN:Arboles, Colorado

 

I've been teaching group X for 10 years now. I started with free style classes like kickboxing, ski training, and step n' tone. I then got certified in Body Combat, Body Pump and Body Flow. My passion for small group fitness classes grew quickly when I saw people put aside differences and uplift each other. Tight groups encouraging and supporting each other in all areas of life and regaining strength not just physically but mentally. Whether I'm training in or outside of a gym with someone- the inspiration I get from being apart of ones battles and accomplishments has always been the reward. 

 

TRAINERS

Kevin Homsey

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My name is Kevin Homsey; I am an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and Certified Strength and ConditioningSpecialist. I have 15 years’ experience in Exercise Science, including an extensive background in Bodybuilding, Powerlifting and Martial Arts. As well as an extensive knowledge of sports and general fitness nutrition. I enjoy working with anyone from beginners to seasoned athletes or people who just want that extra push.

 

Shane Davidson

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Hometown: Odessa, TX

I started my fitness journey 30 years ago and earned my ISSA Certified Fitness Instructor 4 yearsago and ISSA Fitness Nutrition Certification 2 years ago. I have been CPR certified 20 plus years. I have an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences and I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). I have a passion for helping people. My specialty is teaching people to lift with proper form and technique, and designing training plans with precise workouts to fit their fitness level. I also offer personalized nutrition and supplementation advice based on individual needs and goals.