Meet  Our Team

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Stephanie Rice, Fit Fab Life Founder


Personal Trainer, Pilates & TRX instructor

Originally from Colorado, Stephanie moved east as a student athlete, attending Jacksonville University as a starting softball player. Her love for physical fitness and academics dovetailed into a B.S. in Exercise Science. She graduated Cum Laude and received the Exercise Science Student of the Year award in 2008.


Stephanie moved to Thomasville in 2011 and founded Fit Fab Life in 2014.  She lives in the country with her husband, two children and many animals.


  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • ACE Weight Management Specialist

  • TRX Suspension Trainer

  • MBG Advanced Functional Nutrition

  • Balance Body Pilates Reformer Instructor 


Fit Fab Life Instructors

Matti Higginbotham,
Pilates Instructor

Matti is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She holds certifications in Polestar Pilates, Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension Training, and Pilates OOV. She enjoys helping her clients understand and connect with their own movement practice by guiding them in awareness of how their individual body functions in a safe and efficient manner. She fell in love with Pilates with the approach of whole body wellness, healing through movement, and mind-body-spirit connectivity.

Lindsey Pyle,
Yoga & Barre Instructor

Lindsey feels that Yoga found her as she was finding herself well over a decade ago. She earned her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training through YogaWorks, while earning her masters in Holistic Health. She was later certified specifically for children's yoga and earned her 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance as well. A few years ago, she became a YACEP provider for Yoga Alliance, teaching continuing education for existing yoga instructors. She has trained and taught from coast to coast, owned and operated her own business for years. Yoga and life are simple to is all about loving yourself  and others, and helping others find union of the mind and body. She believes that if you show up for your body, your mind will eventually follow. She also believes that if you show up for your mind, that your body will eventually follow.

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Dori Gonzalez, Pilates & Barre Instructor

Dori holds a Classical Pilates Education Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat Certification, as well as a VAULT Barre Certification. Dori grew up dancing and cheering. She first fell in love with Pilates as a teenager when she took weekly classes at the YMCA in her hometown of Winter Park, Florida. After graduating from FSU, she worked in the Public Relations industry for a few years before turning her passion of Pilates into a full time career. Dori loves helping her clients achieve their Pilates goals of becoming stronger, leaner, more flexible and confident in their bodies. She believes the core principles of Pilates transcend into everyday life!

Katherine Hanson,
Yoga Instructor

Katherine Hanson is a Registered Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, holding both a certification in trauma-focused somatic care and a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification.  She specializes in helping her clients to use the body to heal the mind and calm the nervous system as they seek to overcome stress and heal from trauma.  She is passionate about working with students to give them the keys to their own health and healing by cultivating mindfulness and joy through movement.

Elle Smith, Yoga Instructor

Elle has been practicing for 15 years and teaching for 5 with a 200 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance. Her philosophy of yoga is simple, encouraging her students to approach their own practice with love, excusing any thoughts of self doubt or ego. She believes that the breath is just as important as the posture and that when both are incorporated the practice of yoga allows for a deepening that can change your every day life.

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Jamie West, Yoga & HIIT Instructor

Both a teacher and a student, Jamie's love for yoga is unwavering. Her yoga journey began in 2006 as an avid student, which soon turned into a quest for instructing. By May of 2011, she had completed her 200 hour RYT. While she loves teaching, her personal practice is a priority. She believes that teaching keeps her honest in her personal practice, while her personal practice fuels her teaching. She is also the owner and creator of Be American , a hat and clothing line that honors those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom. Jamie is also a certified TRX instructor, and her high energy HIIT class is a

Fit Fab favorite! 

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"Not only is health a normal condition, but it is our duty
to not only to attain it but to maintain it.”


Joseph Pilates