Marlene Martindale has worked in the ﬁtness industry for over 20 years. She not only works in the ﬁeld but is a lifetime enthusiast, having run marathons, dozens of road races, triathlons, and duathlons. She began teaching group exercise classes when she left her full time job to raise her four children. Her next step was to become an ACE Certiﬁed Personal Trainer, with additional training in TRX, Pilates and Yoga. Most recently Marlene received her certiﬁcation as a Lifestyle Weight Management Coach. Although running has been her lifelong passion it has been barre class that has kept her healthy and happy on the road. When not teaching barre classes and working, Marlene loves time with her family and friends. If she has the chance to get away you’ll have to look for her in either the mountains or on the coast.
Elizabeth James comes from a strong dance background and has always loved fitness. Barre is a way for her to bring these two loves together! Elizabeth studied at Tulsa School of Ballet for 13 years. She continued her love of ballet by taking college dance classes and teaching ballet to elementary aged children. Practicing Yoga and pilates was the next logical step in her fitness path. Though a Tulsa native, she had moved away for a while with her family. Upon returning to Tulsa Elizabeth finally found barre. Elizabeth is certified as a group fitness instructor and started teaching at Sculpt Tulsa in October 2012. When not teaching classes you can most often find Elizabeth at her full time job as a stay at home mom. When she does find a moment of free time you might catch her attending a barre class, walking or running in midtown, hanging out with her girlfriends, or you won’t find her at all, she will be traveling.
Jennifer McConnell is a certified TRX instructor and has an additional certification in TRX Sports Medicine which incorporates TRX Suspension Training exercises as part of therapy for injury rehabilitation, prevention, and overall fitness programs. As a fitness fanatic Jennifer strives to motivate her clients to challenge themselves while encouraging them to respect their limits. The goal being improvement, not setbacks from injuries. When not teaching classes at Sculpt Tulsa you can usually spot her running along Riverside Drive or through the neighborhoods of Midtown. Jennifer has completed 11 marathons to date and is still counting. All that running allows her to indulge in chocolate (in moderation of course). Name a restaurant in town and she’ll tell you the best dessert on the menu.
As a certified Crossfit trainer Lindsey came to Sculpt Tulsa initially as a participant. After seeing the results Sculpt Tulsa’s Barre classes Lindsey began training at Sculpt Tulsa to become an instructor and also became certified through ACE as a Group Fitness Instructor. Lindsey brings her lifetime love for fitness to each of her classes. You can find her on the Sculpt Tulsa schedule most days but if not she is likely spending time with her husband and kids. In her free time Lindsey enjoys traveling, cooking, great wine and simply being outdoors. One of her most remarkable accomplishments is climbing Mt. Wilson with her husband.
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A graduate of OU, Sharon has worked in the Health/Fitness industry for 20 years. While residing in California she fell in love with group fitness and hiking. Upon returning to Tulsa she began teaching classes and personal training. She is certified by TRX and NAFC for Personal Training. Sharon’s first Sculpt Tulsa Barre class with Marlene hooked her immediately. She saw instant results in strength, and positive changes in her body and energy level. Sharon has practiced yoga for over 16 years. When not teaching, training or volunteering she can be found coaching middle school basketball, volleyball, and tennis. She loves to play tennis, hike, bike and travel with her husband. Sharon’s three children are sports enthusiasts. Sharon and her husband Brad have been married for 27 years.
Shannon brings her extensive dance background to Sculpt Tulsa. Not only did she dance most of her life but she also taught ballet, pointe, tap and jazz. Growing up in Northern Colorado she naturally developed a love for being fit and maintaining an active lifestyle. In 2007 Shannon moved to Tulsa with her husband where she works professionally as a Registered Interior Designer. She joined Sculpt Tulsa first as an avid participant and eventually as one of our staff. She teaches and loves both barre and TRX, finding the results give her the muscle tone and strength that she had while dancing. When not busy with design work or teaching Shannon is not afraid to get dirty, four-wheeling with her husband in their jeep, if it’s too hot you may find her boating on one of our area lakes.
Angela comes to Sculpt with a background in music and dance. In college, she studied music and performed with a lyrical dance company before earning her degree in Apparel Merchandising. After leaving her career as a Corporate Recruiter to stay at home with her two boys, she began searching for a fitness routine that would give great results and also feed her love for dance. Once she experienced barre and saw the quick results it delivered, she knew that was exactly what she was looking for! Barre gives her a workout that not only tones and sculpts her body but also incorporates her love for dance and movement. Moving from a client of Sculpt to an instructor was an easy decision! In Angela’s classes, you will sense her passion for helping people achieve their greatest results. When not in the studio, you will usually find Angela busy with her boys’ activities, however, when she does find the time, she enjoys traveling with her family, shopping (of course), or enjoying a nice bottle of wine with girlfriends.
Cetina brings her lifetime of dance training to Sculpt Tulsa. Dance began for Cetina at age 5 and continued competitively throughout high school. She was accepted into the dance program at Long Beach State in Southern California where she minored in dance. Cetina moved to Tulsa with her husband where they began their family with, her 3 stars, Charles, Carter, and Taylor. Throughout those early years of having and raising babies running became her number one method of exercise. Missing ballet she longed for the day she would be able to meet the barre again. When she found Sculpt Tulsa, it was an instant fit! Once again she was developing the strength and lean muscle lines she had as a dancer. Teaching for her was the next step. Cetina absolutely loves sharing her passion for barre and helping clients obtain their fitness goals. Although rare, in her spare time you may see her on a run with her dog Addy, working in the yard or she’ll might be tucked away doing a bit of online shopping.