Heights Intensity Training


This class is taught by:

leeMarieme priestly

1. What is your fitness philosophy?
As an experienced Fusion Dancer, I expanded my range of training by broadening my education in fitness. I am a certified AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor. I understand not everyone enjoys working out and that we all have different concerns. I am a firm believer that one can better achieve her/his goals with a workout strategy that is tangible and best suited for the individual. Finding the fitness training you can love is equally important for your motivation. I encourage moving as many different ways as possible to keep the workouts interesting and the body challenged. Working out can and should be fun!

2. My favorite class(es) are?
CoreFlex! "You are only as strong as your core" and every body benefits. I love the components of this class from the detailed warm up to the breakdown of how to use the deep core stabilizing muscles and the application for the circuit training, to the flexibility exercises as you cool down. This workout is intense and sort of sneaks up on you as you leave feeling like you've just concurred the world!

3. What classes do you teach?
CoreFlex, B.E.S.S.T, Belly Dance Fusion.

4. Why do you like to teach them and what they can expect from you in your class.
I thoroughly enjoy each of the classes I coach. With CoreFlex, I love the compartmentalized guided training this class offers. It's challenging yet fun.
If you're not sure where to start your workout regimen, B.E.S.S.T. is a great introductory class and also serves well those needing maintenance. Balance, endurance, strength, stretching and tranquility covers the full body experience. Belly Dance Fusion is always a journey in motion. It is low impact and cardio driven. We dance, we laugh, we sweat!

By keeping an educated, safe, positively supportive environment, coaching is a joy!...Did I mention I'm also an awesome cheerleader? :-)

Clare O'Malley

Clare is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, with specialities in Corrective Exercise Training and Sports Performance. Clare is a Singer/Actor from Dublin Ireland, currently working Off-Broadway. Combining her theatrical training with PT, Clare believes in a systematic, periodic, safe and most importantly enjoyable approach to working out.
Fun Fact! She recently trained in Circus Skills; the Lyra, Silks & Rope for a new musical production!

Alison Whitehead

1. What is your fitness/yoga philosophy?
Work hard and have fun! I also really like this quote by Dr. Kenneth Cooper: "We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising."

2. My favorite class(es) are?
I guess that depends on the day and what I need. I like to find a balance between strengthening, cardio and yoga classes throughout the week. I really love the small group circuit/boot camp style classes like Heights Intensity Training and most any yoga class I can get myself to!

3. What classes do you teach?
At Studio in the Heights I teach Yoga for Athletes.

4. Why do you like to teach them and what they can expect from you in your class?
Growing up as, and continuing to compete as, an athlete, and more recently incorporating yoga into my life, I understand how training and yoga really can (and should) complement each other. My classes focus on proper alignment to avoid injury and breath to stay focused during intense moments both on and off the mat. I try to incorporate my philosophy of "work hard and have fun" into each class.

Katelynn Cooper

Katelynn Cooper is a NASM certified personal trainer and a FIT CHICKS(R) Holist Nutrition Weight Loss Expert. Katelynn went into Fitness & Nutrition because she wants to spread the good word around food and exercise, and how it can change your life for the better. Currently, Katelynn is a personal trainer and a freelance stage manager. She is based in NYC. For more info: CooperFitnessAndNutrition.com

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Priestly
  • Thu Dec 13 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with leeMarieme priestly
  • Fri Dec 14 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Clare O'Malley
  • Fri Dec 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Priestly
  • Sat Dec 15 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Priest (R.Priestly)
  • Sat Dec 15 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with leeMarieme priestly
  • Sun Dec 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Clare O'Malley
  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Clare O'Malley
  • Mon Dec 17 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Priest (R.Priestly)
  • Thu Dec 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Priestly
  • Thu Dec 20 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with leeMarieme priestly
  • Fri Dec 21 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Clare O'Malley
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa Priestly
  • Sat Dec 22 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Priest (R.Priestly)
  • Sat Dec 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with leeMarieme priestly
  • Sun Dec 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Alison Whitehead
  • Mon Dec 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Katelynn Cooper