Instructors

FITNESS FUSION ONLINE

903 So. Walker St., Burgaw, NC 28425

Phone: (910) 259-0422


An Introduction to Our Staff Instructors

Fitness Fusion has a great variety of classes that are offered on a regular basis. These programs vary in intensity and workouts.

AMY COLEMAN

Amy returned to her native Hampstead, NC in 2003 after a twenty-something career working as a dancer/actress in Europe. Her journey with Pilates began in 2001 after sustaining knee injuries and being rehabilitated through Pilates. She became a certified Pilates Practitioner through Polestar Pilates of Germany in 2002. In 2004 she was certified through Coastal Carolina Pilates in Wilmington, NC. In 2007 she became a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor. To maintain this status she attends continuing educational seminars on a regular basis.

BETHANN CARTER

Bethann teaches BODYPUMP™ at Fitness Fusion. She received her certification in 2007, and is a BODYPUMP™ enthusiast!

COURTNEY DONATHAN

Courtney is certified group fitness instructor and she has certification in Les Mills BODYPUMP™ and RPM™ as well. She received all three certifications in 2014 and 2015.

She has been an active member at Fitness Fusion since 2010. She is very energetic, and loves helping people meet their exercise goals.

When not teaching, she keeps fit by running and kickboxing.

DAVID POPULUS

David received his BODYPUMP™ certification in 2009 and already has a great following. He keeps fit by participating in a range of group fitness classes. He's in great physical shape, and has a passion about keeping healthy and fit and passing his knowledge on to clients!

JESSICA SMITH

Jessica has been teaching Group Fitness for 6 years, and is certified in group fitness exercise through SCW Fitness. She currently teaches Fit Over 50 and Cardio Kickboxing.

Jessica believes teaching group fitness exercise is very rewarding. She truly enjoys assisting people to meet their goals, and improve in areas they did not think was possible.

She enjoys working with the senior population through fitness by keeping them active while challenging them. Jessica also enjoys teaching cardio kickboxing where she fuses basic kickboxing moves along with toning.

KATHERINE YAKIMOVICH

Kathy teaches a variety of yoga classes at Fitness Fusion and at the Topsail Senior Center. She has been teaching yoga since 2002. She also is a certified Spin instructor and arthritis water instructor teaching at a variety of locations in Pender, Duplin, and New Hanover counties. Kathy is the race director for the Blueberry Run in Burgaw, North Carolina and is an active runner and cyclist.

TERESA MILAM

Teresa, a Burgaw native, is an avid fitness instructor. Certified in Group Fitness Instruction, she teaches our Cardio Blast. Her friendly personality, combined with her personal dedication to fitness, make her an asset to our Fitness Fusion gym.

TRISH BUERGER

Trish teaches Yoga at Fitness Fusion and holds an MSE degree in Health Education. She has taught a wide range of fitness classes for more than 20 years. She currently teaches in the Dept. of Health and Applied Sciences at UNC-W. Trish maintains an active lifestyle through running, BODYPUMP™, kickboxing, yoga, and exercising with her dogs. She is Yogafit I and II certified.

WESLEY DAVIS

While Wes has been the Executive Director of Pender Adult Services, Inc. for more than 20 years, he is also passionate about fitness. His certifications are in BODYPUMP™, Personal Training, Kickboxing, and Group Fitness. Wes keeps fit through running, teaching BODYPUMP™ and chasing after four kids.