Jennifer Lynn, Owner
Jennifer started her career after graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University, which led her to pursue additional training with MaddDogg Athletics in Spinning, The Physical Mind Institute for Mat Pilates, YogaFit for her 500 RYT, NASM for Personal Training, TRX, Concept 2 for Indoor Rowing and Ski Erg, Gravity EFI for Personal Training and Piloxing. Jennifer is a Master Trainer for Balanced Body in Movement Principles and MOTR, Barre Above, and Tabata Bootcamp. She is certified in YogaFit Warriors Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Emotional and Physical Trauma, Indo-row, Shockwave, and PlyoYoga, and PIYO. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Fitness Nutrition Specialist and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist.
She holds a Balanced Body University Comprehensive Certification which required 488 hours of training and is Pilates Method Alliance certified.
“Everyday is an adventure and it’s wonderful to share the journey with my clients and friends”!
Sarah Vogelpohl, Pilates Instructor
Sarah began her career in fitness After earning her bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Northern Kentucky University. She currently works full time as a Health Fitness Professional in a corporate wellness center where she also works as an ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Sarah is a certified Pilates Reformer instructor and also holds a TRX instructor certification. Sarah uses her education, experience, and passion for fitness and exercise to educate and inspire those who are working to lead healthier lifestyles.
Jessica Muehlenkamp, Yoga & Barre Instructor
Jessica has been practicing yoga and floor pilates for over a decade. She has thoroughly enjoyed the positive physical, mental and emotional benefits of her practice, and is excited to share it with you! Jessica recently became certified to teach Yoga and Barre classes. In her classes, you will learn how to breathe correctly and stay in the present moment to attain focus and stamina. When Jessica isn’t on her mat, she loves spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Marcellus has a B.F.A. degree in dance that he received from Northern Kentucky University. While pursuing his degree, he took an interest in fitness. Marcellus is currently a NASM CPT, NETA Group X, Barre Above, PIYO, and TRX instructor who is en route to becoming a Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates trainer.
Erin Harrington, Pilates Instructor
Erin received her education from the Ohio State University in Fitness and Nutrition Education. She is a busy mom of 3 who is committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle. She earned her Pilates certification from Balanced Body University and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is also a Barre Above and Plyoga certified instructor. She is very passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals thru positive encouragement and experienced guidance.
Gerry has had a very long career of studying the marital arts. He learned basic karate from his father at the age of 5. This sparked his interest for a lifetime. His official training started with Tae Kwon Do during the late 80’s at a Hong Kong Kim school in Newport, KY where he received rank of red belt/black tip. After his great success in Tae Kwon Doe, he decided to broaden his knowledge by pursuing a new style of training. At this time, he met Eldon Clem at the Cincinnati Academy of the Martial arts (later I.M.B. of Cincinnati) from around 1991 to sometime into late 90’s. The curriculum incorporated Jeet Kune Do concepts, kickboxing and trapping, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali/Escrima, some Shoot Wrestling, while also incorporating Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While he religiously studied with Eldon, he was afforded some tremendous opportunities to study with some of the great martial artists of our time.
Throughout the course of the 90’s, Gerry supplemented his training by taking seminars with Guro Don Edwards, Cliff Derry (Doce Pares), Dan Inosanto (Jeet Kune Do), and private lessons with Eric Haycraft (Muay Thai), Saksem Kanthawong (Muay Thai Kickboxing), and Carlson Gracie (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He was an instructor at Impact Martial Arts where he taught Progressive Fighting Systems as a Phase 1 instructor. While continuing to teach, he also pursued his interests in Handgun Training at the Tactical Training Center (now Tactical Defense Institute). He progressed through the Level I, II, and III courses and graduated in 1997 from this school. He continued his teaching at FITE in submission grappling for several years. Gerry is now a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after spending the time studying with Bill Peace (Son of Siam), Nick Albin (BJJ Black Belt), and Alex Miller (BJJ Black Belt). We are very honored and lucky to have such a qualified instructor at Fit Philosophie!
Hannah grew up dancing and was looking for a way to stay active in college so she became a group fitness instructor. She loves keeping the energy high by using music! She is certified through ACE, Barre Above, PiYo, and has experience teaching Pilates and high energy cardio classes. Hannah enjoys empowering her participants to feel motivated and strong!
Jennifer Voegele, Meditation and Yoga Instructor
Jennifer Voegele is a Meditation & Yoga Teacher in addition to working full time at P&G as an Innovation & Design Leader. In all her work, Jennifer teaches and practices being guided by connection to self and others through yoga, breath work, journaling, self-inquiry and curiosity. She is certified in Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” mindfulness methodology and YogaFit: Level 1 Foundations.
Jaime Pflum Villegas, Yoga Instructor
Jaime Pflum Villegas began practicing yoga just a few years ago and immediately was hooked because of the many emotional and physical benefits she received. For the purpose of deepening her own personal practice, she completed her 200-hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance in 2020, studying Rasa Yoga, a modern yoga school that honors the traditions of yoga and is committed to the inclusion of all. She is honored to share her practice with others in a welcoming space.
Jill Heltman, Yoga Instructor
Jill discovered yoga in college while trying to find a physical exercise that also helps with stress. She quickly realized she could get a great whole-body workout with yoga and it also alleviated her chronic neck pain and helped her to manage stress. She received her yoga certification in 2007 through It’s Yoga in Cincinnati, 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher Training. She also holds a certification in Pre and Postnatal yoga through Yogafit and Pilates Reformer certification from Balanced Body.
Jill also loves live music, spending time outdoors and with family.
Bio coming soon!
Jamie Hoffpauir is a seasoned health and wellness professional with a broad range of transferable, cross-disciplinary skills in Personal Training, Corporate Wellness Programs, Group Fitness Instruction, Wellness Coaching and Public Speaking. She has a unique ability to blend business acumen with a distinctive understanding of people and behavioral change, resulting in being innovative in implementing plans and programs. Jamie’s personal breast cancer diagnosis afforded her the ability to understand the physical and psychological changes individuals face when life throws them a curve ball. Jamie has completed numerous Century Bike Rides, half and full marathons, and is a self-proclaimed ‘body-builder-wannabe.’
Her certifications include Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA; Certified Group Exercise Instructor, AFAA; Certified Spinning Instructor , Mad Dogg Athletics; TRX Suspension Training Certified; Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches School of Coaching; PLYOGA Certified, PLYOGA Fitness; 20+ years of experience in group fitness instruction; Step Aerobic, Aquatics, Bosu, BootCamp and Group Strength Training.
Emily Edwards grew up in Rockville Centre, New York where she started dancing at the age of two. She just moved to Cincinnati and is now dancing with DE LA Dance Company as a company member. In May of 2020, she graduated summa cum laude from Adelphi University with a B.F.A. in Dance under the mentorship of Frank Augustyn. Following graduation, Emily became a company artist with Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet and performed a wide variety of pieces. While at Adelphi, she performed works by Frank Augustyn, Christopher Fleming, Paul Taylor, Juan Rodriguez, Orion Duckstein, Rasta Thomas, Mia Michaels, and others.
Emily’s other performance credentials at Adelphi include principal roles in Les Odalisques, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, Cloven Kingdom, Ballet Russe and Play Ball! She spent her summers training at various intensives including BalletX, Orlando Ballet, Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, American Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey Ballet School. Emily is also finishing the process her Power Pilates Certification!
“My pledge to you as your self-defense instructor, is to provide the most up to date, efficient and effective means to protecting yourself and the ones you love. You’re not coming to me to go through rituals, wear a uniform, or learn old techniques that might have worked a very long time ago. You want the hard truth and how it applies to the situations of today. Let’s face it, when it comes to unarmed Combatives, no one single style or system holds a patent on the truth and as you learn new skills there should be no doubt in your mind about the effectiveness.”
– Coach Clyde M. Arnold
As the creator of Thrive, it is no secret that Cassie is enthusiastic about fitness, nutrition & living a healthy lifestyle. Her passion for combining exercise and nutrition has inspired her to teach fitness classes for over 10 years, grow her knowledge of health and wellness, and serve her clients today as an instructor, nutrition counselor, and motivator.
Cassie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fitness and Health from Purdue University. As a knowledgeable and experienced leader of the Thrive team, she is always happy to teach clients and other trainers about fitness and nutrition improvements.
Cassie is Master Trainer for Savvier Fitness™. As a Master Trainer, Cassie certifies instructors throughout the Midwest in Barre Above™, Tabata GX™ & Successful Bootcamp Business™. Additionally, she is a certified Personal Trainer through AFAA, One Day To Wellness Coach, Bootybarre & Balanced Body Pilates, and TRX.