OUR FORTIS FAMILY

MEET THE TEAM THAT MAKES IT HAPPEN!

Michael Shaughnessy – TRAINER

Michael is a personal trainer, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and holistic lifestyle coach with over 10 years working in the fitness industry. He’s worked with Olympians, Professional Fighters, Surfers, and thousands of clients over his career. He is a Biomechanics expert, utilizes Applied Neurology and a myriad of other methods to eliminate road blocks and create solutions for his clients. Michael is a published author at testosteronenation.com, the world’s biggest hardcore training website. In Michael’s free time, he enjoys spending lots of time in nature, surfing, working out, and playing guitar.

Kate has taught several forms of group fitness including Barre, HIIT, bootcamp, Yoga and is a FlowLIFT Master Trainer. Her classes are dynamic, fun, and highly motivating (with killer playlists!) Kate loves watching her students tap into their fullest potential and walk out of class shining – no matter where they are on their yoga or fitness journey.

Yoga has taught Kate that there is no finish line, just a continual, beautiful journey of growth. Kate is married and a mother of 3 kids (+ a fluffy dog.) She loves food, hiking, travel and anything that involves the ocean.

Griffin Van Zanten – TRAINER & INSTRUCTOR

Griffin, a local San Diego native, was always drawn to the outdoors and grew up surfing, snowboarding and bike riding. After 8 years of being heavily involved playing Lacrosse and Football, he decided to stop in order to shift towards another direction. Griffin found his passion for fitness in 2015 when he took the knowledge of strength and weight training and applied it to himself and friends with his own twist on things. Holding a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification, Griffin specializes in functional resistance and strength training. He is excited to continue his passion for helping people improve their overall health and strength.

Kate Moynihan – INSTRUCTOR

Yoga began for Kate 20 years ago as a supplemental workout; she actually left her first class feeling frustrated and somewhat embarrassed given her lack of flexibility and her inability to do most of the postures. Having heard so many friends talk about the power of Yoga, she stuck with it – and it soon turned into something her body craved daily. Yoga has become her life’s passion, showing Kate a whole new path of discovery that has enriched and transformed her body, mind & spirit – and she knows it can do powerful things for you too.

Kate has taught several forms of group fitness including Barre, HIIT, bootcamp, Yoga and is a FlowLIFT Master Trainer. Her classes are dynamic, fun, and highly motivating (with killer playlists!) Kate loves watching her students tap into their fullest potential and walk out of class shining – no matter where they are on their yoga or fitness journey.

Yoga has taught Kate that there is no finish line, just a continual, beautiful journey of growth. Kate is married and a mother of 3 kids (+ a fluffy dog.) She loves food, hiking, travel and anything that involves the ocean.

Brittan Matthews – INSTRUCTOR

Brittan grew up in Solana Beach and her passion for fitness began with dance and swimming. She wanted to share her joy of health and help others by becoming a Certified Water Safety & Swimming Instructor. Her zest for fitness continued to grow with avid running and the practice of yoga. She fell in love with yoga – the mind, body, spirit connection.
Brittan is a Certified Yoga Instructor E-RYT 200 and is also Certified to teach Yoga Sculpt, Yoga Barre, Agility Barre, and HIIT.

Russell Wooten – TRAINER & INSTRUCTOR

Russell Wooten is a former Division 1 collegiate athlete for Villanova Men’s Basketball. After earning his master’s degree, he became an American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer in 2012. Russell competed in 3 physique bodybuilding shows during 2013-2014.
In 2017, he earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Russell worked as an athletic performance coach for Villanova University and La Salle University. He has had the pleasure to coach multiple athletes and sports such as men’s and women’s basketball, football, track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, and cheerleading.

Emily Finnegan – INSTRUCTOR

Emily Finnegan was born in Northern California and moved down to San Diego 13 years ago for school, the sunshine, and the beach. Fitness became a huge part of her life when she signed up for her first marathon. Yoga became equally as important to running to balance out her activities. She continues to stay healthy by taking as many Barre, Yoga-Sculpt, Spin, and Yoga classes she can fit into her schedule. She also completes a few half marathons every year, and meal preps every weekend. Emily obtained her RYT-200 Yoga Certification, as well as a certificate to teach Yoga-Sculpt and HIIT classes. Emily’s Yoga classes are challenging, yet accessible to all levels with clear instruction and options for each pose. Her flows are a purposeful sequence of dynamic movement, including Sun Salutations, stamina building standing postures, and balance practice. Come prepared to work up a sweat, but leave feeling well balanced and refreshed.

Tiffany Newlin – INSTRUCTOR

Tiffany Newlin is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer with a specialty in Corrective Exercise Training. Tiffany’s specialized fitness program designs focus on proper biomechanics with mobility training, strength training, athletic performance (agility enhancements), and weight loss goals. Along with personal training, Tiffany is also certified to teach cycle/spin, strength training (Tone & Sculpt), Zumba, Boot Camps, and more. Always bringing high energy, progressive results and helping you feel strong from the inside out, she want every client to look and feel confident and proud of their fitness performance.
Tiffany’s fitness philosophy is to: “Positively reinventing the lives of people by improving fitness potential.

Jenny Eddo – INSTRUCTOR

Jenny Eddo is a 500-hour certified Yoga Instructor based out of North County, San Diego. She grew up on the sunny beaches of San Clemente, south Orange County. Having always enjoyed a healthy active lifestyle, Yoga was a natural fit for her. She walked into her first class 20 years ago and has never looked back! Jenny continues to study and practice various forms of Yoga and fitness to keep her mind and body balanced. She teaches classes that are challenging yet accessible to all levels of students. Jenny believes with mindful breath and movement that her students can feel energized and live every day to the fullest!

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