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After graduating from California State University Sacramento in 1993, Andre truly committed to his personal training career. While in California from 1994-2006, he worked as a personal trainer at 24Hour Fitness, Golds Gym Rancho Cordova, the Sacramento Court Club, the Elk Grove Racquet Club, and for his own company.
Andre’s clientele range from people who have never lifted a weight, to athletes wanting to improve fitness for team/individual sports. He came from a heavy athletic background including having played intercollegiate football. He has trained seasoned athletes who want to get bigger, faster, and stronger for an upcoming season, to the beginning athletes getting ready for his or her first season of team/individualized sports.
His personal training philosophy is super simple. He tries to make training fun. The training programs vary every single session. Andre never wants his clients to get bored with their training, nor does he want to get complacent in training them. He believes in constantly researching new training methods and techniques. He has a Fitour certification and also teaches indoor and outdoor boot camps.
Mark Cinq-Mars grew up in Waterville, Maine and played sports and loved competing at the highest level. While working at Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, he discovered his passion for health and wellness.
Mark studied exercise science and nutrition at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. He then studied Biblical Studies at Zion Bible College. Later he attended Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. and received a Masters Degree in Biblical studies with a concentration in counseling.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mark’s experience includes working with inner city youth, managing a fitness center, personal and group training and serving as the strength and conditioning coach for the Norfolk Admirals an ECHL hockey team. His certifications include NASC, ACSM, ACE, IDEA Bio Mechanics and he is also a Reebok Master Spin Instructor.
Mark is passionate in helping people reach their fitness goals. His clients range from children and young adults to amateur and professional athletes. He is also a specialist in post-rehab therapy and assists getting clients back to their everyday life activities. Mark is inspired by clients who change their lives in body, mind and spirit!
John discovered his passion for helping people get fit while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Early on in his career, he was chosen to be a Physical Training Leader for his squadron, a position not usually held by young recruits. As a PTL he assisted fellow servicemen who were not reaching their PT scores, which was necessary for advancement within the squadron. John worked with participants in small groups as well as one-on-one until they were able to reach their goals.
A certified personal trainer since 2013 with the International Sports Medicine Association, John’s style of training is high intensity with cardio while incorporating weightlifting. He enjoys training clients of all ages and tailors each session to his client’s goals. His main objective is to have fun, sweat, and his clients to look forward to coming to the gym.
certified hatha & vinyasa yoga instructor
While attending college, Jayla chose Yoga as her physical education class. At the time, she knew very little about Yoga but was fortunate to have an inspiring teacher who cultivated her love for Yoga. Aside from the physical practice of Yoga, her teacher incorporated into her class meditative aspects as well as breathing techniques. Soon Jayla discovered that there is much more to Yoga then just the physical part. She began to feel inner peace and balance and an overall sense of well being while practicing Yoga, which slowly expanded into her daily life.
Jayla started teaching Yoga in 2010. She received her 200-hour certification in Hatha and Vinyasa styles from Atma Bodha Yoga School in Virginia Beach, Va. She then received her 500-hour teacher certification the following year. She continues to maintain her certification with the National Yoga Alliance. Jayla also attended workshops with world-renowned Yoga Teachers such as Amy Weintraub’s, “Yoga for Depression and Anxiety” and “Yoga of Devotion” with Krishna Das. She also has studied with Graham Schweig, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Beryl Bender Birch and Swami Asokanada.
Jayla enjoys helping people find peace within and letting go of their busy lives during Yoga class. She believes it’s important for people to find time for themselves in this fast-paced busy world. As a Yoga teacher she wants Yoga practice to be an enjoyable experience for beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
Jayla is originally from Bosnia where she lived through the Bosnian war in the 1990s where she endured and witnessed unforgettable atrocities of the war. She later immigrated to the United States where she met her husband while working as an interpreter for the US Army, which was part of the NATO peacekeeping forces in Bosnia.
Jayla is also the mother to two wonderful sons and enjoys the ocean, nature and gardening.
Julie is a certified Star 3 Spinning Instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics and AFAA trained. With six years as a certified Spinning instructor, Julie creates a fun, energetic indoor cycle class using motivational techniques directed toward individuals of all fitness levels.
Julie believes that anyone can improve their fitness level no matter what their physical condition. She feels that workouts that are functional and complement your lifestyle will make daily life more enjoyable and will improve your quality of life.
Howard has been into fitness and team sports all of his life. He moved back to Virginia Beach in 2004 and is a native of the area.
If you like a skilled trainer with a motivating personality, Howard is your guy. Howard specializes in cycling and strength training to improve athletic performance and endurance. Be ready for an innovative and tough workout in every class!
- Howard has the following certifications:
- Group Fitness IFTA
- Madd Dog Spin
- Les Mills Body Pump
- Cycle IFTA
- Powercut IFTA
- CPR and AED certified
Alyce has taught fitness classes since 2006. After attending Pilates classes, she was inspired to pursue her fitness certification. This opened the door to teaching Pilates, Chisel, HIIT, Spin, and Core n More. A new found passion for motivating others led her to obtain a certification as a personal trainer. At Fitness 24-7, she teaches Spin and Core and More classes which focus on cross-training and maintaining overall cardio endurance. She believes everything emanates from the core and building on that foundation is what led her to teach these classes.
She encourages those who attend her classes by bringing a level of awareness of how simple tweaks and modifications can make all the difference to a successful workout. She also loves the energy the members bring to the classes.
Alyce has certifications from National Exercise Trainers Association, Interactive Fitness Trainers of America and World Instructor Training Schools. She is also is CPR certified.
Enjoying the outdoors, SUPing, biking, boating, running and hiking are some of her other interests. In addition, Alyce has also completed the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. and numerous half marathons as well as climbed Mt. Fuji when she lived in Japan.
When Alyce isn’t teaching classes, she works as a Community Relations and Wellness Coordinator where she implements employee wellness programs for a large mortgage subservicing company.
A former high school swimmer and lacrosse player, Julie Allen first began working in a gym at age 15 as a lifeguard. She moved to Virginia Beach in 2006 to pursue her master’s degree in education at Old Dominion, and has stuck around ever since.
Outside of the gym, Julie is a middle school teacher, where she has coached cheerleading, helped with the track team, and serves as a teacher leader. She enjoys reading, running, cycling, and group fitness classes at 24/7. Julie is a mom to two daughters, Lily and Avery. Her husband Brian is also a middle school teacher in Virginia Beach.
Julie received her cycling certification through Mad Dog in 2018. As a busy mom, Julie believes everyone can make time for what is important – and wellness should be a top priority. She enjoys the atmosphere and energy that the members bring to the classes, and she looks forward to continuing her fitness journey with 24/7.