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Heidy is an enthusiastic, hard worker, and dedicated to all the endeavors she engages in. She is passionate about teaching and dance. She is also a certified elementary teacher and taught for ten years before she decided to become a stay at home mom. Dance has been a hobby of her all her life. In 2006, she had the opportunity to bring two of her passions together by becoming an aerobics instructor. She took her aerobics instruction to next level by becoming a licensed Zumba instructor in 2011. She continues to be an diligent participant in the community by volunteering her time at her children's schools and church. She is always searching for new challenges to create a fun environment for her Zumba class participants. She looks forward to helping her class participants reach their fitness potential with great music.
Hey, I'm Jill. I love to dance as much as I love to teach. I am certified in Zumba and Body Pump. I also love teaching Hip Hop. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy taking HIIT and boxing classes.
After 9/11, Beth Evans stopped sleeping. Desperate for something to relieve her insomnia and anxiety, she turned to yoga. She learned that yoga’s quiet peace and joyful expressions were always present, no matter what life offered. In 2012, Beth completed Anusara Yoga Immersion at Capitol Hill Yoga in D.C. She went on to earn her RYT 200 in alignment-based Hatha yoga at the Yoga Center of Columbia in 2014. As a teacher, Beth delights in helping students discover new ways to open to yoga’s grace, freedom, and strength. She’s a fan of sweaty vinyasa practices and balance postures. Happily raising four kids with her husband Trent Evans, Beth divides her time between teaching yoga and working for Baltimore County Recreation & Parks.
Tanisha is an avid Les Mills fan who is passionate about helping others reach their fitness goals. She rocks it out with Body Combat and loves connecting with members.
Hello! My name is Sandra! I became a Zumba certified instructor in 2016. My love for Zumba began during my journey to weight loss back in March 2015. I decided to teach Zumba to give back to the program that allowed me to breath again and finally enjoyed fitness. With Zumba along with other fitness classes, I have been able to finally enjoy fitness and obtain the incredible weight loss benefits from it. This amazing fitness class makes cardio fun and easy!
I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Rockville, Maryland. I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BS in Business Administration. When I am not on the dance floor, I work for a non-profit organization as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and the COO. I got married to the love of my life in 2013 and I am a mom to a wonderful, cheerful and fun 5-year-old son. I am currently working towards obtaining my MBA at Southern New Hampshire University. Come join the Zumba party at Brickhouse Cardio Clubhouse!
Hey, I'm Cat. I graduated from UMBC with a BA in American Studies and Communications. After working in radio event promotions for several years, I completely changed my career path to fitness, got a job working the front desk at a gym and obtained 8 fitness certifications in a 1 year period. I love to teach classes and help people become the best version of themselves.
In my spare time I love to do anything involving art and drawing/painting, attending pop music concerts (anyone have a hookup to see Britney Spears in Vegas? Lol) and exploring new parks and places. My favorite holiday is Halloween and I love to make my own costumes (I’ve won several costume contests). I got married to my wonderful fiancé in September 2016 and looking forward to married life involving many random car rides with the windows down and music up heading to nowhere in particular with our pup in the backseat.
Certified AFAA group exercise instructor, Certified ACE personal trainer, Certifications in R.I.P.P.E.D., PiYo, BodyShred, Pound, and Les Mills CxWorx
Kéarsha Saxon was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She started dancing at the age of 12 in BSA’s TWIGS Program. In 2002, she graduated from The Baltimore School for the Arts with Honors and in 2006 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of South Florida. One of her greatest achievements was performing in Castano Primo, Italy in June 2006. She has danced principal roles in the City Nutcracker, Paquita, Raymonda, and Missa Brevis to name a few. She has worked with three professional dance companies The Stephanie Powell Ensemble in Baltimore, Maryland, Premiere Dance Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, and Eisenhower Dance Ensemble in Rochester, Michigan. Kéarsha became a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor in October 2010 and has enjoyed every minute. She is licensed in: Zumba® Step, Zumba Sentao™, Zumba® Gold, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, and Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr. In October 2012, Kéarsha became a Licensed Zumba® Jammer for the state of Maryland, which is her highest promotion in the corporation.
Hi, my name is Greg and I love teaching Zumba at Brickhouse Cardio Club! I want to make sure that every class feels like a party and that you're having a blast moving to the rhythms of salsa, Afro-Caribbean, and meringue. I possess over 20 years of professional dance experience, from performing at venues around the country, to dancing at the White House and the Kennedy Center. By day, I work at Johns Hopkins University to support community initiatives in Baltimore City and beyond. I hold a BA in Clinical Psychology from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Adriane Morrow has over 20 years of professional dance training and experience as a teacher, performer, and entertainer. She became a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor in 2009, and has continued to teach Zumba® Fitness classes at many highly respected fitness facilities in Maryland. Adriane is licensed to teach Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, and Zumba®Sentao. Her passion for music, movement, dance, and instructing offers a platform to share the exhilaration of Zumba® Fitness with participants along their fitness journey. Connecting with the community in an effort to raise awareness and give back is a privilege for Adriane. Over the years she has participated and hosted events such as Party In Pink™ Zumbathon® Charity events and master classes to raise money for local non-profit agencies.When Adriane is not on the dance floor, she works full-time as a Physician & Community Relations Coordinator at Carroll Hospital, A LifeBridge Health Center. She is from Morgantown, West Virginia, and loves college football.
Angela Franklin has been impacting lives through Zumba for over 4 years. Her Zumba journey began in 2011 when she was on a mission to find an exercise program that she would stick to and not get bored. That’s when she found Zumba. She was hooked from the very first class, and eventually decided to become an instructor. The weight loss Angela has experienced from Zumba is evidence that it works! The best thing about Zumba is that it is for EVERYBODY! You do not need any dance experience to do Zumba. All you need is love for music and moving your body. That’s it! Angela encourages you to give Zumba a try. Join the party!!!Angela aka “Ang” was born in Baltimore and raised in Columbia. She has three older siblings, and is the proud aunt of six nephews and one niece. She is very excited about her 7th nephew, who is due in November. Angela was educated in the Howard County Public School System. Her undergraduate studies began at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA), where she was unable to finish due to Hurricane Katrina. She completed her studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) earning a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Angela earned a dual teaching certification in Special Education and Biology, and taught for 3 years at the secondary level (high school). Through teaching, she discovered her passion for counseling therefore she attended Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master of Science in Clinical and Community Counseling. She currently works as a Career Counselor/Assessment Specialist for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. Angela’s leisure activities include dancing, listening to music, reading and traveling.
Hi, I am Karen and I am a Zumba and Fitness fanatic!
I absolutely love teaching Zumba. It has truly changed my life. I grew up taking classes in my grandmother’s dance studio and I became a dance teacher at the young age of 12. I have been dancing and teaching ever since. I was in a professional dance company for many years where I specialized in jazz and tap dancing. I graduated from the University of Maryland with B.S. degrees in Physical Education and Dance and then later in Computer Science. During college, I was fortunate to be a member of the cheerleading squad at the University of Maryland. After college I got certified as a Personal Trainer and continued teaching group fitness and children’s dance classes. As soon as I attended my first Zumba class, I was immediately in love with the program. It was so much fun and I loved learning all of the Latin rhythms and dances. It wasn’t long before I got certified in Zumba and started teaching. I suddenly realized how much I missed dancing and how happy it made me. I am so thrilled to have my own Brickhouse Cardio Club so that I can keep dancing and share my passion for Zumba and Fitness with my students.
I live in Ellicott City where my husband and I raised four wonderful children. I am a Software Engineer by day and a Fitness Instructor by night. I look forward to going to Brickhouse every day. It is a place for friendship, fun, and fitness.
I am certified in Ballet, Zumba®, Zumba Toning®, Kick Boxing, Personal Training, Zumba Sentao®, Strong by Zumba®, Body Pump®, CXWORX ®, R.I.P.P.E.D ®, Zumba Step, Yoga, Aerial Yoga
I love the variety of the classes and the instructors are amazing!!! After breaking my knee in five places six years ago and since it grew back crooked (always get a second opinion) my balance and agility is better now than it was before the accident. I only wish I had joined a long time ago. I have wasted money and time at other facilities that do not give you a quarter of the workout as BHCC. I am almost sixty so do not be afraid to give it a try - you will NEVER regret joining!!!
I joined Brick House after about 4 mths of no exercise post-foot surgery – so I wasn’t exactly in shape to start! So far I have taken Body Pump, RIPPED and Cx Works and I love all these classes. Brick House offers diverse sessions and they are all challenging! Karen (owner) is awesome. She loves her job and genuinely cares about her clients. Case in point: I met her the first day I signed up & didn’t see her again until a week later and she remembered my name and reminded me of modifications I needed to do during class. With all the people she sees every week I really appreciate that she takes the times to make each session personal for everyone. She’s an engaging and tough teacher – totally recommend her Body Pump class. Kat is also fantastic. She teaches high energy RIPPED & Cx Works. I haven’t had a class with Aaron yet but I hear he’s famous for his grueling sessions – I will update after I’ve survived a class! Overall, this is a friendly gym with welcoming staff and classmates. It’s a positive place to work out and even if you don’t enjoy exercise you will enjoy being put through your paces with the team at Brick House in Ellicott City.
Name a diet? I’ve done them all! Exercise routines, I’ve tried most. The Bodypump class by far has given me the best results. I am addicted! I feel so strong, lifting more weight than I ever thought I could and cannot believe how my body is changing. It is fantastic!!! I love my Zumba classes but I adore my Bodypump class. Come join me, I promise you will feel the same.
Zumba and Brickhouse have been a lifesaver for me! I joined a year and a half ago on a New Year’s resolution and haven’t stopped since. I was inspired to get my teaching certificate but I’ve found I much more enjoy being on the floor and having a great time. I’m 58 years old and this is the first time in my life I’ve got muscles and have never been in better shape in my life! It also helped me lose 65 pounds and keep it off for three years. All of the instructors are professional but fun and wonderful. I do all of the classes and believe in the full workout schedule to build strong muscles to keep from injuries that can come with aging. It’s never too early or too late to start building a strong body.
I have been working with Karen Linnekin Taitano for more than 3 months and have seen amazing results in that time. I have never felt my self healthier and stronger. I lost almost 17 pounds and 15 inches from my whole body wowwwww:). I have incredible energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely and I’ve got great new muscles. Karen is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy she brings to every session.Her easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. She makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! She also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. She motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results. If you are serious about changing your life for the better,Karen will lead you every step of the way.
Thank you Karen you are the best
Sometimes the hardest part of the journey to any goal is keeping motivated.Whether you are trying to get fitter and slim but through VIP Transformation program i lost 23 pounds and 33 inches from my whole body which is make me so proud and believe in myself. Karen is a truly excellent trainer. She is the perfect combination of tough and warm, and she works with the whole person — mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of her efforts, I am stronger and more flexible, I have better balance and most importantly, working out has become fun. I recommend her without reservation.
I felt more motivated. My clothes fits better. I stopped worrying about my weight. My arms felt tighter and my waist line are definitely more toned. I just noticed it this weekend when I can actually put my Thai Dance costumes on without any modification. I also bought new clothes. It is not because I can’t fit into old ones. I actually love how I look when I try them on. There was the time where I just stick to T-shirts and jeans bc I hate how I look in cute sweaters. My fat bulging here and there. You know what I mean.
As far as exercise goes, I know what to do when I hit the gym or when I’m at home. I’m happy overall.
My goal was to lose weight but I got a lot more from these sessions. I’ve lost around 12 pounds, I can fit my pre-pregnancy clothes and I look great. My arms and legs are toned and I’ve been getting complements from my husband and other family members and friends. Additionally, I feel energetic and strong. As we know being healthy is not just exercising but also eating well. Karen Linnekin Taitano helps with that too. I got very detailed feedback regarding my eating habits.
Thank you Karen for helping me achieve my goals of transforming my body and getting into healthy habits.