Meet the Team

Like all Tahoe residents, our staff of trainers and instructors have combined their love of the outdoors with their profession. Whether it is assisting elite athletes train for the next level of competition or helping you find your rhythm in a foreign landscape, we have the team to motivate your next evolution.

 
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Andrew Finkelstein

General Manager / Trainer / Instructor

With a passion for the outdoors and love for adventure, Andrew found himself headed to Tahoe after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports and Health Education. He continued his passion for fitness to become a certified personal trainer through National Academy of Sport Medicine and now focuses anywhere from postural alignment, body building to weight loss. 

 
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Dave Jack

Fitness Director / Trainer / Instructor

With more than 7 years experience as a health and fitness professional, Dave believes in teaching the body how to move properly in the gym in order to move well and avoid injury outside the gym - certified specializations in Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement, and Nutrition give every client professional and comprehensive results.

 
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Chris Cloyd

Trainer / Instructor

Since the gym's inception in 2010, Chris has specialized in work with performance athletes in the winter sports world, triathletes, and endurance athletes, working as a personal trainer and coach since 2007. Movement/mobility and functional strength guide his philosophy, and it shows in his group exercise classes as much as his 1-on-1 training.

 
 
 
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Cicely Smith

Instructor

With graduate degrees in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, and Culinary Arts along with the completion of yoga teacher training, Cicely utilizes a holistic approach to her practice and classes when she isn't busy teaching and participating in triathlons, culinary seminars, and collegiate courses.

 
 
 
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Claudia Calvert

Trainer

The first eight years of Claudia's career were spent at Tahoe Forest Hospital training clients from 8 to 94 and taught classe. Claudia participated in wellness programs for North Tahoe Fire, Cal Fire, Town of Truckee, and local schools before focusing on personal training here for the last two years. She holds certifications from NSCA and NASM.

 
 
 
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Randy House

Instructor

With 20 years of group exercise instruction, Randy has shifted focus to every level of indoor Cycling/Spin classes. He's ridden dozens of century rides, 5 Death Rides, competed in several X-Terra triathlons and an Iron Man 70.3. Also a current member of the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, Randy holds certificates from the  Aerobic Fitness Association of America and in Spinning.

 
 
 
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Kim Ligman

Instructor

Excited to incorporate her Bay Area-grown spinning and group exercise experience with PacWest Athletics Outdoor Bootcamp prowess in Tahoe’s beautiful environment, Kim runs her own programming for the early risers and is a formidable substitute instructor for any of our classes.

 
 
 
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Shelley Nielsen

Instructor

Avoiding anything that feels like punishment for the sake of health (e.g. dieting), Shelley likes to get out of her comfort zone and utilizes her ACE Certifications as a Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor for High Intensity Interval Training programming. 

 
 
 
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Devine Noe

Instructor / Trainer

A former college athlete and a lifelong passion of health and fitness, Devin has been working as a Personal Trainer and Sports Performance Coach since 2011. She can be found applying the ideas of movement, nutrition, and recovery / regeneration using fun, innovative techniques both in her classes and personal training sessions. 

 
 
 
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Mario Vazquez

Trainer

As a lifetime athlete,  Mario knows what it take to be in peak physical condition; 12+ years of dedicated experience combined with exercise and conditioning knowledge allow provide him with top tier training abilities. Whether it be general health, sports conditioning, bodybuilding prep, losing weight, or  getting lean, you can be sure Mario will help you reach your goals. 

 
 
 
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Martha Simon

Instructor

Anything and everything related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is at the top of Martha's list.  Certified in Schwinn & Spinning, Martha brings her love for music and road-cycling into the spin room to guide, motivate and inspire riders in her class.  While not on a bike indoors or out, Martha serves as the Executive Director of Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation raising money to support our local hospital and community health.