Our instructors are committed to helping our clients live well‑balanced lives.
Marie is a mother of 3 and a third generation native of Huntsville whose roots run deep in our local school system, community and city. She never meets a stranger and thoroughly enjoys working with folks to maintain fitness and balance abilities as they age. She has worked in senior care for the past 6 years and has taught balance classes during that time.
She is CPR certified and is working to complete her certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her goal is to help participants in her classes improve balance, strength, and flexibility.
While writing an article for Shattered, Inc.’s Community Journal, Jill discovered Steady for Life's programs and was inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor and Senior Fitness Specialist.
She is teaching Advanced Balance and Move to the Music classes at our Monrovia location as well as teaching Zumba classes for the Wellness Centers.
Monte Sano and Mt. Zion
Alan is a Registered Yoga Teacher. He has maintained a consistent yoga practice for more than ten years. He teaches Gentle, Hatha and Yin Yoga classes, and works with students on connecting movement and breath in ways that are accessible and beneficial to students new to yoga, as well as those experienced.
Before retiring and becoming a yoga teacher, Alan worked in higher education for 25 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in History. His goal is to continue learning balance techniques and serving as a resource to all of his students. He is delighted to be teaching both Balance & Yoga classes at Steady for Life’s Monte Sano location.
Sara has been an educator working with both children and adult students for over forty years, in the United States and Europe. She has been a part of our classes as a student and a teacher for two years and holds the “Ageless Grace” certification—training in senior balance and exercise and is ABLE Bodies certified. A nurturer by nature, Sara has a special relationship with all members of her class members.
All Saints and Valley
Amy has been an educator for over twenty years. She is certified in both Ageless Grace and Yoga Fit and also teaches at the YMCA. She genuinely enjoys working with seniors as they have fun and stay fit together. Amy teaches at two of our locations and enjoys travelling with our group.
Beth grew up in Mississippi where fitness and exercise was an important part of her life. Her game was tennis. She has recently completed the Senior Fitness Specialty training through National Association of Sports Medicine, as well as her CPR training. She is excited to be part of our Steady for Life mission of helping others stay fit and balanced….while having fun. She is married to Dr. James Flatt and they have 2 sons.
Susan has been a yoga instructor, senior fitness trainer, and personal trainer for many years. She is also a Fall Proof Certified Balance Instructor. Before retirement, she taught science in middle and high school. She has worked at Bradford Health Services, PRSM gym, and the YMCA. Susan loves the seniors in her Yoga and Balanced Body III Classes at Steady for Life. The teachers appreciate her role as Lead Instructor.
We welcome Chris Irrgang to our SFL staff! She is the new Yoga/Balance instructor at our Monrovia class. Her passion for Yoga began nine years ago. In 2013, she received her Yoga certification and has taught in various gyms and studios in the area. To further her education, she completed a 500-hour Yoga certification program. Our 50+ Steady for Life Yoga/Balance class will enjoy the practice she has created for you!
"Yoga should be accessible to everybody, no matter their background. I hope to be able to help people meet their goals on their mat while bringing a sense of fun to the class." ---Chris
Debra's goal for her class is to improve breathing, balance, flexibility, strength and movement. She is a certified Pilates instructor, Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, and a certified RedCord specialist. She also has a senior fitness specialist certification. Debra has been teaching Pilates for the past 20 years and was a Pilates Studio owner in Huntsville for 10 years. She teaches Pilates at southeast YMCA and Core Connection Pilates in Huntsville.
Downtown/Holmes St. and Main Location
Shawna has been involved with fitness and outdoor activities her entire life. She was inspired to become an instructor while participating in Steady for Life's Gentle Yoga classes. She finds working with seniors especially rewarding. Shawna is a yoga teacher and a senior fitness specialist who holds certifications with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Paula’s love for fitness began when she was 8 years old working out with her mom in the family living room to Jane Fonda albums. As a child and teenager, she was constantly doing something...ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, racquet ball, softball, track, majorette, cheerleading. That love for fitness carried through to her young adult years when she got her first “real” fitness job as a step aerobics instructor. Since that job over 25 years ago, she has taught pump, hip hop, tae-bo, water aerobics, Zumba and PiYO, to name a few. Currently, she is a certified group exercise instructor, Zumba Instructor, Personal Trainer, PiYO Live Instructor, and a BeachBody Coach. We welcome her to the new Steady for Life Balance Class in Meridianville!
Kim’s 20-year career has been in Healthcare Marketing with her focus and passion being the senior-aged adults. She enjoys assembling a dynamite team of balance instructors and seeing the class participants progress and become more confident in their everyday living. “As we all work toward preventing falls, life-long friendships have been made as an extra benefit to our program.”