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James
Hess

Director

  • Various classes
  • Experience: 15+ years
About James
James grew up in south Texas, where he attended and played football for Southwestern Assemblies of God University and transfer to University of North Texas. James started his professional career in fitness in 2001. Since then he as worked with multiple large fitness chains as a personal trainer, regional fitness manager, and general manager. James and his wife Patty have been married for 15 years and they have two daughters Victoria and Kailey. James enjoys spending time to participating in triathlons and lifting weights.
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Eric
Mitchell

Coordinator

  • Coordinator
  • Experience: 1 year
About Eric
Eric grew up Durham, North Carolina and has (almost) literally been a Hope member his entire life. He started attending Hope when it was launched in 1994 and grew up through the youth programs. He grew up a huge Duke fan, and although he graduated from North Carolina State with a degree in Sport Management in 2008, he never lost the royal blue roots. He can be found serving in KidCity on the weekends and loves acting like a big kid with his son Hudson and wife Morgan.
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Skye
Saltsman

Instructor

  • HIIT
  • Experience: 1 year
About Skye
Skye Saltsman is a former health and physical educator and fitness enthusiast.  Currently, she's a mentor for "Inside-Out Strong",  focusing on encouraging teen/tween girls to be strong on the inside and the outside.  "Let's get stronger today" is her personal motto.  While tough workouts are her love language and her past consisted of rigorous activity like marathon running and Division I lacrosse at Penn State, lifelong fitness is her focus.  A strong and flexible body is a happy body.  In her past, she used her degree in Kinesiology and collegiate experience from playing Division I lacrosse to coach the top High School varsity programs in both PA and MD and taught middle school PE and Health at the coveted, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD). Fitness, athletics, and nutrition have always been a huge part of her life, however, her biggest love is her family. She met her husband, Dan Saltsman at Penn State where he also played Division I lacrosse.  They have three children, Boaz, Storm, and Sunrise. Together, they love family walks, swimming, and movie night.
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Emily
Tadepalli

Instructor

  • Zumba
  • Experience: 7+ years
About Emily
Emily Tadepalli became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2009 and has taught in West Virginia, Ohio, and now here in North Carolina. An elementary teacher by day, Emily is an avid reader and runner, and she has finished 15 half marathons. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
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Sarah
Schall

Instructor

  • HIIT
  • Experience: Founded Inside-Out Strong
About Sarah
Sarah Schall is a motivator for healthy families. As a mom to 4 beautiful children, she's passionate about walking along side other parents as they learn how to model and lead a healthy lifestyle.  She desires to build up the hearts, minds and bodies of others to be strong and healthy inside and out.  In addition to her work at Sarah Schall Wellness, she has developed a mentorship program called "Inside-Out Strong" where she teaches teen/tween girls how to be strong on the inside and the outside. She is a former volleyball athlete, Health and PE teacher, volleyball coach and a strength and conditioning coach at Triangle Volleyball Club.
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Tiffany
Greene

Instructor

  • Yoga
  • Experience: 2+ years
About Tiffany
Tiffany Greene began practicing yoga several years ago after attending an outdoor yoga class. She loved the challenge of the postures, the breath work and especially the extreme relaxation at the end of class! She began her journey through books and focused on developing her personal home practice. Then she began taking group classes and went on to earn her RYT-200 with Dharma Richards at Yoga Garden of Apex in 2014. Tiffany has a background in social work and her heart is service focused. She enjoys delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteering at church, going on mission trips and leading Bible study groups. As a yoga teacher she loves watching the journey unfold in her students' lives, on and off the mat. She values the transformation that yoga can provide in strength, flexibility and overall wellness. Her classes are Vinyasa style and usually include an eclectic twist. She strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment while providing plenty of opportunity for growth. Tiffany has a wonderful husband, two beautiful girls and a sweet old dog. She believes yoga is a special tool that allows us to thread together our lives. Tiffany likes to consider life as a moving meditation that connects her to Christ through prayer, breath, body and mind.
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Gwen
Collins

Instructor

  • 20/20/20 & Bootcamp
  • Experience: 15+ years
About Gwen
Growing up on a farm in Harnett County taught me the value of faith, friends and family. My fitness career started in 1990 and I became a personal trainer in 2001. I have taught step, cycling, water aerobics, swim lessons, jazzercise, pilates, Zumba, weights, kettle bells, TRX, treadmill classes, HIT and Children's classes. My favorite classes are Boot Camps and Kickboxing. I have trained over 200 people of all ages and skill levels.
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Patera
Foye-Fuller

Yoga Instructor

  • Experience: 2+ years
About Patera
Patera Foye-Fuller lives in Holly Springs with her husband and 2 children. She attends Hope Community Church in Apex. Patera has been a yoga practitioner for 11 years. In 2015, she completed her Yoga Teacher Training through InnerLight Yoga School in Cary, NC. She also teaches yoga at the WakeMed Health Park and within the community. Additionally, Patera is a Registered Nurse at WakeMed and a candidate for graduation in December 2017 from Duke University as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
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Michelle
Huddleston

Floor Monitor

  • Experience: 4+ years
About Michelle
Michelle developed a passion for fitness later in life while training for her first mud run. Inspired by Romans12:1, Michelle went back to school at The National Personal Training Institute and became a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. She is also a nutrition coach and has certifications in Kettlebells and Suspension Training.  She believes in making the best version of you from the inside out through nutrition and training.  She enjoys lifting weights, scuba diving, cooking, and going to the beach. 
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Leana
Deuel

Zumba Instructor

  • Experience: 2+ years
About Leana
Leana is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and a licensed Zumba® & STRONG by Zumba® Instructor. She is also a licensed physical therapist in NC and enjoys bringing that knowledge and education into the fitness & wellness setting. Leana is passionate about helping people of all fitness levels to feel comfortable and successful in her classes, and always provides further instruction and modifications when needed. Her goal is to always have her Zumba® participants sweating and smiling, and having fun! She loves the friendships and sense of community that group fitness creates, and always reminds her participants and clients; “You’re stronger than you think you are!”. Leana is originally from Upstate New York, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
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Caroline
Schmelzer

Zumba Instructor

  • Experience: 1+ years
About Caroline
Caroline attended her first Zumba class in 2013 and was instantly hooked!  After being a student for several years, she became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2016, and an AFAA certified in 2018.  Caroline strives to create a supportive, high energy environment in her classes for people of all backgrounds.  Her favorite part of teaching is seeing everyone’s smiles, regardless of dancing ability.  Additionally, Caroline is a licensed Strong by Zumba instructor.  Caroline has over 15 years of formal dance training, is a former elementary school teacher, and is the owner/designer of a faith-inspired jewelry line, Runs On Grace.  Both Caroline and her husband are North Carolina natives, and they live in Apex with their two children and two dogs. 

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