- Zumba Certified Fitness Instructor
Val Trainor has been teaching Zumba for over 4 years in various locations throughout the state. With a background in music and dance, Val loves the Zumba program and is delighted to create new fans of the exercise. When she is not teaching, she works as an Academic Advisor at the University of Rhode Island, and she is also mom to 3 children. Please come try Zumba today!
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
- IDEA Certified Instructor
- Mad Dog Certified Spin Instructor
- Certified Kickboxing & FRA Yoga Instructor
- Total Barre & Stability Barre Certified Instructor
- STOTT Pilates Mat & Equipment Trained
Maribeth is a graduate of URI with a double degree in Kinesiology and Psychology combining her passion for how the body moves and how the mind works. In addition to her formal education, she has an extensive background as an accomplished company dancer-a student for 17 years with the RI State Ballet, as well as captain of the URI Ramettes, and a kickboxing instructor for a exclusive college promotion with HBO Sports/Rollingstone Magazine. At age 9 she performed in “The King and I” with Yul Brynner and Betsy Plamer. Her work as a photographer’s model won national acclaim throughout the USA and Europe. Prior to 20 years of teaching in the fitness arena, Maribeth worked as a Public Relations and Graphic Design Director at RI State Department of Elderly Affairs. Today she is currently working on her first book, entitled "Identify, Develop, and Preserve your Greatest Assets for an Ageless Future". Married for 25 years with three children.
Kristin White Loughlin has been involved in dance, performance and physical transformation for more than 20 years. After receiving her Dance degree from Dean Collage in Franklin MA. Kristin went on to a successful career as a dancer/choreographer, performing on stages of Busch Gardens, Opryland USA, Norwegian Cruise Lines and stage productions in China, New York, and throughout the Western US. She was also involved in many commercials, industrials, and country music videos. Upon returning to her home state of Rhode Island, Kristin joined the family business at Warwick Dance and Gymnastics Academy in Warwick, where she is currently chief choreographer and Dance director. In 2012 she received her Pilates certification from the United States Pilates Association, which owns the original rights and archives to the authentic Joseph Pilates method of body conditioning. Kristin is the mother of two wonderful boys, who are extremely active in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. She has studied the art of movement for several years and would to share her love, knowledge, and passion with others.
- AFAA Group Exercise & Zumba Instructor
Exercise has always been a part of my life, but I never imagined such fun as Zumba! In early years I rode horses and took ballet. Later, I found cheering and cheered through college for the UMaine Black Bears. I wanted to be a group exercise instructor but became immersed with career, a move from Maine and raising four children. Now, I'm returning to where I left off and Zumba is my motivation. Come join the fun at CBX!
Jen Santos has been in the fitness industry for over 18 years. A former dance teacher in Virginia and Massachusetts, she began her career teaching group fitness at dance studios. After falling in love with group fitness, she decided to educate herself in other areas of fitness that interested her. She went on to receive certifications in Personal Training, Nutrition counseling, Stott Pilates, Dot Fit, Kettlebell, and others.
As a Master Trainer , she has taught many master classes, and instructor trainings in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She enjoys teaching various types of classes, such as, step aerobics, functional training classes, interval training, and weight training. Her background in personal training enables her to teach safe and effective classes for all fitness and ability levels.
She is currently the Group Fitness Director at Fitworld of Cranston. She supervises a staff of 12-15 instructors, creates and formats all schedules, as well as instructs many classes there. Her work will be featured on a reality show currently being filmed.
Her counseling degree from the University of Rhode Island, aides in her nutrition counseling and personal training clients. She has certifications from, AFAA, ACE, Stott, Kettlebell Concepts, Dot Fit, Turbo Kick, and has participated in countless workshops in training, including Perform Betters Functional Training Summit. She is passionate about fitness, and loves introducing fitness instruction to others.
Kelly has been a group exercise instructor for many years at Luxe Fitness of South County and Westerly. She earned her Group Exercise certifications through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and her Spin Certification through Madd Dog Athletics. Kelly has also completed an intensive Barre training with BarreCoast of Westerly and is a Barre teacher there as well. She is excited to bring her passion for health and fitness to CBX. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and all outdoor sports, including paddle boarding, skiing, biking, and golf.