RANGELEY — The Wellness Pavilion on Dallas Hill Road has opened its doors to new instructors with varied backgrounds and experience.
Heading the list of newly added staff are spinning instructors Birgitta Parker of Oquossoc and Kerry McMillan of Rangeley.
Parker, who also taught spinning on Martha’s Vineyard, started teaching classes in March, and McMillan began to help with classes for the Biggest Loser competition in February. Both are Madd Dog certified spinning instructors.
Jeff Hawksley is offering personal training services and teaching integrated dynamic circuit training, functional full body fitness. Hawksley also instructs in Superfit, an hour and a half hour session focusing on strength and agility.   
Hawksley, also of Rangeley, is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds certification as a performance enhancement specialist and a corrective exercise specialist.
For 12 years he worked as a coach and physical trainer at Carrabassett Valley Academy with local, regional and national teenage alpine skiers. Hawksley has recently been hired as the director of competition, junior programs and wellness at Saddleback Mountain ski area.
Seasonal resident Dawn Barnes of Oquossoc will offer classes in pilates and zumba during July and August. Zumba is an exercise form fusing resistance training and cardio exercise with Latin dance steps in a one-hour calorie burning workout.
In addition to being certified in pilates and zumba, Barnes is also a certified personal trainer and teaches yoga, spinning classes and has extensive dance experience.
Local resident Sarah Roy is scheduled to return the Wellness Pavilion in July to offer aerobic-based exercise classes such as step aerobics.
Fitness Coordinator Erin LaRochelle of Vienna, also a certified personal trainer, will offer yoga classes along with Flex ‘N’ Flow and 45-minute core class that combines pilates, yoga and aerobic exercises.
LaRochelle holds a degree in community health education from the University of Maine at Farmington with a minor in exercise science and is a certified yoga instructor with YogaFit.
For more information, a schedule of new classes or class descriptions, contact LaRochelle at 864-2900.


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