Meet  Our Team

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Stephanie Rice, Fit Fab Life Founder

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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.

Certifications:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • ACE Weight Management Specialist

  • TRX Suspension Trainer

  • MBG Advanced Functional Nutrition

  • Balance Body Pilates Reformer Instructor 

   

Fit Fab Life Instructors

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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.

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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.

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Cheryl Bozeman,
Yoga Instructor

Cheryl has found confidence and courage through her own yoga practice. In 2019, yoga played an important role in a journey that transformed both her physical and mental health. Through her personal practice she became friends with her body again, learned the power of the mind-body connection in health and healing, and has found that much of what she learns on the mat transforms life off the mat. She recently completed her C-HYI 200 certification and desires to share her love of yoga as a physical, mental and spiritual discipline.

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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!

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Grace Marie Knowlton,
Pilates Instructor

Grace Marie has been a Pilates enthusiast for almost five years. While attending the University of Georgia, she trained through Pure Ride + Pilates and taught at Athens studio Pure Balance. She is a Thomasville native and glad to be back in her hometown.  She enjoys incorporating upbeat music with movement, and her Music Reformer classes are a Fit Fab Life favorite!

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Stephane Ughetto, Yoga Instructor

Stephane views yoga as lengthening, strengthening and listening to music. It is that simple to him; he loves yoga. He believes yoga is an opportunity in self inquiry—

by continuing to come to the mat, your inquiry may grow into other areas of your life. He earned his 200 Hour YTT Certificate with Awakened Life School of Yoga, at Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica, and recently completed his 300 Hour YTT at Nexus Yoga Institute, also in Nosara. He is a 500 RYT registered with Yoga Alliance. He loves how individual a person’s practice can be – it can be on their own mat, chair, even in a group class. Stephane specializes in the ever-evolving practices of modern postural yoga and gentle vinyasa flow – he hopes to see you in class soon!

Jamie West, Pilates & Yoga 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.”

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Joseph Pilates