Our Staff

Gail DeSart

Anne McMahon

Bobbie Suchil

Claire Henning

Eleanor Wilson

Kellie Saylor

Kirby Slavin

Kris Nagatani

Meagan Wiggins

Nicole DeSart

Stephanie Janes



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Claire Henning

Claire is a certified Pilates and Spinning instructor and a Senior Fitness Specialist. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Davis in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. She has been teaching group fitness since 2006 and has background working one on one with patients in multiple physical therapy clinics.

Claire was a swimmer for years and while she continues to teach aquatic fitness, however, her true passion is Pilates. Claire was introduced to Pilates while attending college and soon after got her certification through Body Arts and Science International for Pilates mat work. As she continued to practice and teach she realized the amazing benefits Pilates has on not only the healthy population, but the injured and aging as well. She went through the Comprehensive Teacher Training course in 2014 and could not be more pleased with her choice!

Claire’s real passion is helping the limited body reach its full potential. Her love for healing and background in physical therapy causes her to be very detail oriented and place great emphasis on proper form. She is very positive and has worked with many varied clients of all fitness levels. When she’s not teaching, Claire loves to cook and spend time with her husband outdoors.

• B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 2009
• NASM Senior Fitness Specialist 2013
• BASI Pilates Mat Work Certification 2013
• Spinning Instructor Certification 2015
• BASI Pilates Comprehensive Certification 2016