Matt Sternberg was born to be an athlete. Participating in organized competitive team sports his entire life, his love to compete lead him to many successes. He served as an All-American collegiate player in the College Baseball World Series and even holds a brown belt in Taekwondo. Matt loves meeting and talking to new people while encouraging them to become the best they can be. A graduate from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business and Economics, Matt went on to coach middle school, high-school, and travel baseball, helping young athletes conquer their future and obtain scholarships. One of his proudest accomplishments was to work alongside physicians in a surgical setting on the implantation of a nerve stimulator, which helps reduce seizures for patients with Refractory Epilepsy.
When not teaching, Matt loves playing sports, relaxing on the beach, and spending quality time with his wife and two children.
With a lifetime of competitive sports, health and fitness has always been an integral part of Dani Lanza’s upbringing. After studying Exercise Science, Dietetics, and Public Health, at Florida State University, she has devoted her career to educating and bettering others holistically. She believes that optimal well-being is about balance: physically, mentally, and nutritionally. To Dani, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing a student reach a goal they never thought achievable. Her experience spans from instructing individuals of all ages and abilities, to youth sports teams, and multiple forms of group fitness.
When not teaching, Dani enjoys live music and traveling to new destinations. She also loves using her knowledge of nutrition to experiment with different recipes in the kitchen.
Trent is an ex-college football player turned yogi. After a career ending injury his senior year of college, he turned to yoga to bring him back both mentally and physically. He has been practicing yoga for over five years now, and was certified locally in South Florida. Trent enjoys teaching a more athletic style vinyasa yoga, and sharing his passion of the practice with anyone open to receive.
When not teaching, Trent practices acro yoga around south Florida, spends as much time on the beach as possible, and enjoys cooking for his friends and family.
Randi is a nationally recognized Cycle Instructor and has been leading classes all over the country for more than 13 years. One of her greatest accomplishments is leading a class to over 100 people in the middle of Times Square in New York City to raise awareness and funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her love and passion for people, their health and well-being as well as their happiness has her leading the most fun, yet challenging classes to push her students past limits they only set on themselves.
When not teaching, Randi loves practicing yoga, going to the movies and spending time with her family. Her favorite role outside of making you sweat, is being a first-time aunt to her niece Adley.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adrianne and her family moved to the USA in 1998. She has always had a passion for fitness and exercising, primarily running. After checking off a full marathon and too many half marathons from her bucket list, Adrianne was forced to give up running due to a knee injury. Soon thereafter, she was introduced to indoor cycling. Adrianne has been teaching indoor cycling for eight years and loves to share this passion for fitness with her riders. Her class is a high energy, challenging ride where the Number One Rule is to have FUN.
When not teaching, you can find Adrianne spending her free time with her husband, three kids and their animals.
The art of movement is an integral part of Savannah’s teachings as a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor. She is an alumna of Florida Atlantic University cheerleading team with a dual degree in Biological and Psychological Sciences. Upon graduating, she followed an ayurvedic path into physical medicine marketing while dancing professionally.
One of her most notable accomplishments was performing as a technical dancer for Mark Anthony at the halftime show of El Classico in Miami. Her experience in the performance industry thus lead her into the healing hands of the practice of yoga.
Savannah is unequivocally dedicated to promoting a mind, body, and spirit connection through holistic care. She is a proud graduate of yoga hOMe’s ® hOMe School U Teacher Training and was selected amongst a plethora of applicants to be the class 01 Intern. She is experienced in teaching YinYasa, Vinyasa, and In-Trinity yoga classes. While taking a class with her, you will feel your highest self radiate with balance, strength, and intuition. Her sequencing flows like water, thus bringing you in alignment with your true nature. The healing current is your breath, the vessel is your body, and your roots are found as a student of yoga. She welcomes you with a kind spirit to meditate, move naturally, and elevate.
When not teaching, catch her practicing AcroYoga with Trent, or busting out a dance move. She always has a smile on her face and is ready for an adventure... or an Asana!
As a dancer since the age of five, teaching group fitness became a natural progression for Amy as she began her studies undergraduate student at University of Central Florida. Her body instantly recognized indoor cycling. Around that same time, she chose to pursue dual careers in both fitness and mental health. After obtaining her master’s degree, Amy began working full-time as a therapist specializing in treatment of eating disorders of PTSD and as a fitness instructor because her passion was to change people’s lives for the better. After more than ten years of working in two careers, she transitioned to a full-time fitness instructor. Amy calls upon her vast amount of experience and education in order to coach and motivate both her private and group clients. She specializes in strength, indoor cycling, functional and STEP aerobics training.
When not teaching, Amy treasures her time with music, adores her cats, and enjoys cooking and relaxing at home with her husband.
Justin began his training in Yoga and the Martial Arts nearly 20 years ago, his journey taking him from the silent heights of the Himalayas to the bustling streets of Tokyo and everywhere in between, studying, teaching, and practicing with many different masters across the world. Certified as a yoga instructor since 2015, formally trained in India, graduate of Tulane University, and an award-winning Jiu Jitsu competition fighter both in the USA and Patagonia, Justin is also proud to be an entirely plant-based athlete for over 6 years. After many years of a life on the move, Justin is honored and super excited to join the team and share his knowledge and experience with our entire RISE31 family.
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Kindergarten teacher by day- spin instructor by night! Jumping in my class is a guaranteed 45 minutes of work, growth, fun, and connection. From the first to last song we ride TOGETHER! The energy in the room is contagious and allows you to get more out of yourself than you ever thought was possible. My jams are loud, my beat drops are big, and I can't wait to see you in class soon!
Brie's positive outlook, zest for life, and relatable humor has enhanced the lives of many throughout her 11 years in the group exercise instructing community. Brie utilizes her experience, passion, and compassion to motivate others and help them achieve their personal goals.
In 2008 Brie earned certifications with Mad Dogg / Johnny G and AFAA and began teaching classes in New York City. After five years in the Big Apple, Brie moved back home to South Florida, where she continued leading students on their journeys. When Brie tried her first Vinyasa flow class, she fell completely in love. Brie went on to study different styles of Yoga including Vinyasa, Yin, and Prenatal. She earned her certification in 2011 through Yoga Journey (Yoga Alliance RYT 200).
Brie continues to learn through practice, workshops, and retreats so she can continue to improve her knowledge and skills as a teacher.
When not teaching , Brie loves to be with her husband and three kids. She is active in the community and loves to travel. You can usually often catch her in front of the camera whether she's interviewing someone for her video production company or posing for her blog (via Instagram).
Mary Joe Rivas is a Florida Native RYT 200 level certified yoga instructor. Since she completed her training 2015, her mission has been to assist and inspire her students to connect to their bodies, feel good, and live a healthier lifestyle: mentally, physically, and spiritually. In 2014, she became a Brand Ambassador for Miami Wellness Club assisting to promote health and wellness in the South Florida Community. In addition to her experience with yoga, she also holds a master’s degree in the field of psychology which leads to inclusion of modalities such as mindfulness, visualizations, and grounding breath work into her yoga classes.
When not teaching, Mary Joe loves spending time outdoors exploring nature and learning about holistic wellness.
Tamara has been practicing the art of Yoga for 18 years. Her very first Yoga class was on the very morning of her wedding day, 18 years ago in 2001. From that strong, grounded and peaceful moment, she was hooked. For the last seven years, Tamara has been teaching all ages, activity levels, mental wellness and learning abilities different types of yoga.
Her yoga journey then led her to work with yoga studios all over Palm Beach and Broward county. She helps students, from beginner to advanced, to develop and strengthen their practice and take it to the next level not just physically but also helping her students strengthen their mental stamina and clarity of mind and spirit. Tamara guides you through a strong practice to a deep meditative rest and self-realization.
When not teaching, Tamara loves to spend quality time with her husband of 18 years and three children, traveling, spending time in nature and visiting local hotspots. She is a self-taught artist and looks forward to every free moment to spend time painting and being creative.