Our Development Coaches and Master Instructors are considered experts in The willPower Method®, having climbed the ranks of the willPower education system. Each Master Instructor teaches courses – to prepare aspiring willPower instructors. Our Development Coaches mentor and develop willPower talent through our rigorous evaluation process. The Education Team also assists SLK with national presentations and regional educational events. This team is available for willPower instructor trainings, master classes, community events, willPower instructor coaching and one-on-one private sessions.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, MAMMOTH LAKES, CA
Sarah began her Fitness Career in 2005, and holds an M.S. in Sport Psychology from CSU Long Beach. She is a certified personal trainer through the NAFC, ACE®, ACSM, and an ERYT 200 with Yoga Alliance®. Sarah found her home when she was introduced to willPower & grace®, as it infused her passion for sharing the benefits of barefoot movement, smart training, and inviting clients to empower through positive philosophy. Combining her own athletic background with a love for sport, Sarah has contributed to the development of willPower ATHLETIX®. She is also a National Course Presenter & Marketing Representative for the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC).
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jes is an ACE + AFAA certified group fitness instructor with specialty training in willPower & grace®. She has been teaching group fitness part time since 2008. Jes works full time as a podcast producer/host for a social justice non-profit. Her approach to willPower, and fitness in general, is influenced by her lifetime involvement in and passion for team sports. Jes believes that willPower & grace® is more than a fitness program—it’s a way of healthy, strong, and smart living, from which people from all walks of life can benefit.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Kent, United Kingdom
Louisa began in the fitness industry in1998 after completing her BA (Hons) Dance & Related Arts degree. She is a freelance Fitness Instructor, with Level 3 diplomas in Personal Training & Pilates, as well as a Nike Training Club Trainer. She specializes in prenatal fitness and also presents Health, Energy & Performance at Work workshops for the corporate sector. Louisa was amongst the first willPower & grace® instructors in the UK and finds it to be an evolving and exciting fitness pathway.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Foligno, Italy
Claudia has trained to become professional dancer at London’s Trinity Laban. She’s completed her BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre, and further specialized in dance through a Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies. She is currently a contemporary dance teacher. Claudia is a certified Polestar® Pilates instructor, a certified Yamuna® Body Rolling practitioner and other Yamuna® modalities and a EBFA Level 1 Barefoot Training Specialist®. Claudia is proud to be a willPower Method® Master Instructor and Italian speaking ambassador for the program. She also teaches willPower IGNITE® and willPower Barre-Fusion®. Shas always been passionate about movement and believes that The willPower Method® best represents believes in with regard to teaching and guiding others through exercise movement.
Contact Claudia for schedule and info.
Development Director, Syracuse, NY
Cindy Frary is the Development Director for willPower Productions; overseeing instructor evaluations for our USA team, guiding our interns into Official Status and beyond. Cindy also trains and guides the team of Development Coaches to ensure that our evaluation process is standardized throughout the world and a comfortable experience for our instructors. Cindy’s keen eye for precision enables her to set a high bar, and maintain the integrity of The willPower Method. Cindy is an AFAA Certified, Level II willPower instructor and Graceful with over 20 years of teaching experience.
Contact Cindy for schedule and info.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Denver, CO
After teaching outside of the fitness industry for over fifteen years, Jen chose to follow her passion for The willPower Method® and worked to become a Teacher Trainer to share that passion. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, an EBFA certified Barefoot Specialist, and a National Course Presenter for NAFC. A busy mom of 3, Jen is also the co-founder of a non-profit organization promoting fiscal wellness through financial education. She is an active runner and sports athlete; mindful of the importance of balanced wellness for a lifetime, and loves infusing The willPower Method® through everyday fitness.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Flagstaff, AZ
Jennifer Kotalik is a willPower Method Master Instructor and a RN at Northern Arizona Healthcare, in Flagstaff AZ. Her fitness career began in Westchester, NY in 1988 as a group fitness instructor and a business owner for in home personal training. Jennifer holds certifications with ACE and has been a National course presenter for the NAFC. She brought The willPower Method to Flagstaff in 2012 and launched the program at Flagstaff Athletic Club and Northern Arizona University among many of the local studios and fitness facilities. The team in Arizona has grown from her enthusiasm for the Method and many new instructors have launched fitness careers for the first time under her guidance. Jennifer Kotalik can be found teaching the multiple offerings of willPower & grace, willPower for girlPower, Ignite, Barre-Fusion at various times throughout the year.
Development Coach, Liverpool, NY
Maurita is a Development Coach for willPower Productions, overseeing all instructor evaluations for our UK team. Maurita has been teaching group fitness since 2001, and has been with the willPower team since 2005, she is a Level III Instructor and a Graceful. An educator at heart, Maurita teaches a variety of fitness disciplines, but has a special passion for willPower & grace®, as she feels it transforms bodies and inspires emotional well-being.
Contact Maurita Marley: Maurita@willPowerMethod.com
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, West Caldwell, NJ
Renée graduated with a BA from Rutgers University and after working 7 years in international fashion marketing, her creative drive and desire to MOVE led her to the fitness industry. Renée is an ACE & AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor whose practice spans throughout NYC and NJ. With over 10 years of fitness management experience, she is currently the Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Summit, NJ. She teaches Schwinn Indoor Cycling, BOSU, efi Gravity (The Total Gym), and all signature formats for Equinox. Renée has been teaching willpower & grace® since 2006, and now trains and mentors instructors for The willPower Method® as a National Master Instructor.
Brenda L. PiñEYrA
MASTER INSTRUCTOR & Development Coach, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Childhood performer, Brenda L. became a Fitness Instructor in 2004, to fulfill her active lifestyle passion. She began her formal training through Stott Pilates®, later approaching Circuit Training, Indoor Cycling, Bosu®, TRX® and willPower & grace® of which she felt in love. Shortly after her Phase I training Brooklyn, New York, she introduced the willPower Method® to her home island, Puerto Rico, where she currently leads a group of over 40 instructors and manages the brand as solely distributor. Brenda is also the Spanish speaker ambassador for the program.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Marian began working in the fitness industry in 2005. A group exercise instructor and personal trainer, she is certified as by NASM, YMCA, Lifetime, EFBA (Barefoot Specialist) and is a Pre/Post Natal specialist. Marian also teaches Spinning®, Body Pump, Anti Gravity Yoga and other branded programming. She worked as a Group Exercise Manager for Holmes Place and Virgin Active (UK) for 8 years. Marian is a Master Instructor for The willPower Method®, as well as a tutor for Level 2 gym instructors. A quintessential teacher, she has a passion for instructing movement in both her consumer classes and teacher-trainings, and she loves exploring the positive philosophy aspect of The willPower Method®.
DEVELOPMENT COACH, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Darlene Silva, with a background in dance and sports, began working in the industry in 1993. She is AFAA certified, with several specialty certificates, including: TRX, Pound, Spinning, Zumba, PiYo, Stott Pilates and BOSU. In addition to teaching and training private clients, she also worked as a Club Manager and Fitness Director for prestigious gym in Puerto Rico. Currently Darlene is working wit a team of medical doctors and developing an exercise therapy program specializing in Pilates & Aqua training, as well as a program to improve motor skills for children with special needs. She began teaching The willPower Method® in 2007, and recognized the therapeutic benefits that her clients experienced. Darlene is now a Development Coach for the program in Puerto Rico.
Stephanie Stebbins Sandherr
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Atlanta, GA
Stephanie Stebbins Sandherr is an Occupational Therapist, with an emphasis in pediatrics and holds an MA from NYU. An ACE certified instructor, she teaches Indo-Row, Kinesis, Spinning, and willPower. As a former volleyball player, Stephanie teaches wPg to athletes, and has developed the willPower ATHLETIX® program. Combining her skills as a therapist and athlete along with her strong faith of higher positive power, she has also taught willPower to incarcerated young women; assisting in the development of the girlPower program.
MASTER INSTRUCTOR, Bloomington, IN
Suzy Yeagley is a willPower Method® Master Instructor, EFBA Certified Barefoot Training Specialist®, and a Master Trainer for NAFC, for whom she presents national group exercise certifications. She holds various certifications including ACE group fitness, Indo-Row®, TRX®, BOSU®, Trigger Point Performance™, as well as a 600-hour Pilates training. A former biology teacher, Suzy owns Bloomington Body Bar, a mind-body training studio in Bloomington, Indiana, where she provides clients with fitness methods that translate into their everyday lives and overall wellness.