Personal Trainers and Instructors
Melissa Aldeborgh has over 20 years of fitness industry, and holds a personal training certification with American Sports & Fitness Association. In addition, she is certified in multiple group fitness forums, ICSA Kickboxing, and Les Mills programs. Melissa enjoys helping her clients to keep a balanced and active lifestyle by keeping them challenged and motivated them to surpass their mental and physical boundaries.
Griffin Hughes Douglas is a certified and licensed Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist. She graduated from the International Professional School of Bodywork in La Jolla, California, where she earned her certificate in Integrative Bodywork and Somatic Psychology. After graduation Griffin worked as a clinical massage therapist and a bodywork technician at Gaia Day Spa in La Jolla. In 2006, she moved to Martha’s Vineyard to work in a Sports Medicine Clinic in West Tisbury for 3 years performing soft tissue manual therapy and leading exercise rehab programs. Griffin sees nutrition and fitness as vital components to optimal health and living the best life possible.
Luis Hernandez is a master trainer who has helped hundreds of clients increase athletic performance, improve overall movement and manage pain and physical ailments. Luis began training as a competitive fighter at the age of 6. By age 12, he had earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. From there he went on to become an accomplished boxer, winning 2 Golden Glove Championships and Southern New England Championship titles. With over 15 years experience as a Functional Health Coach, Luis has studied under some of the leading strength and rehabilitation experts in the world. By applying the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, motor learning and neurology, he performs individual health assessments for clients and develops customized health programs that integrate personal training and supplementation aimed at the enhancement of movement, function and athletic performance in the areas of sport, recreation, work and exercise.
Brad Hill has been a certified personal trainer for over 25 years. Originally from New York, he moved to Martha’s Vineyard at the age of 10. Brad works with various types of athletes including football players, tennis players, basketball players and weekend warriors. Brad offers individual training as well as small group training, in an effort to reach his client’s workout goals. He is creative in his training techniques, often thinking “outside the box”, to build exciting workouts that impact results for each individual’s needs.
Johanna Hynes aspired to teach yoga while living in NYC, as a means of deepening her own understanding of the practice. Intrigued by the philosophical system that asana stems from Johanna was drawn to the Jivamukti Yoga School where she completed a 300 hour certification. During that time, Johanna gained a strong foundation of anatomy, philosophy, Sanskrit and sequencing. Johanna’s teaching reflects the Jivamukti, Iyengar, and Benagh methods.
Emily Phillips holds a Masters in Fitness Management, another in Clinical Psychology, and a BA in English from Tufts University. In her role as Fitness Specialist at Reebok Headquarters, she designed and implemented individual fitness programs and taught group exercise. In LA, she was the personal trainer to exercise video star, Kathy Smith, and in Boston she worked as a yoga teacher for Equinox Health Clubs, Exhale Spa, and New Balance. For her work as a group exercise teacher, Emily received a ”superior” rating from City Sports Magazine and is known for her challenging, yet safe, program design. Emily holds a certification from The American College of Sports Medicine, and passed the National Academy of Sports Medicine exam. Her work is most influenced by that of sports physical therapist Gray Cook and strength and conditioning coach Michael Boyle; as such she brings knowledge of cutting-edge research and protocols along with a deep respect for alignment and safety to her work as a fitness trainer and group exercise teacher.
Max Sherman is a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist and certified yoga instructor. He was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, and being active has been his way of life since a young age. His passion for fitness and health grew when he began training seriously himself. Max coaches the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Boys Varsity hockey team and also trains many children and young adults, ages 10 and up.
Sian Williams is originally from Manchester, England and moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1988. Sian began her yoga teacher training certification with renowned teacher, Shiva Rea, and completed in the fall of 2008, certified by Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour RYT. Sian has been teaching yoga to kids ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. She created Pandavine, Yoga for kids program, which has become a popular fixture on the Island.
Personal Training and Class Instruction 2013
Personal Training Sessions $90.00/hour. – $50/30 minutes
Private Yoga / Pilates Sessions $90.00/hour
Group Training (4 max) $55/hour per person
Private Yoga, Pilates & Kettlebells $150/hour