Fitness & Spa Staff
Fitness Staff

Ann Ray
Ann is currently the Director of Fitness at the Entrada Sports and Fitness Center and has been a certified fitness professional for over 18 years.  Ann is an Evolutionary Fitness enthusiast and a Paleo Diet advocate. Ann especially enjoys all forms of exercise done in bare feet, whether it is yoga, dance, or Kettlebells; and loves hiking all over Southern Utah. She is ACSM CPT, ACE certified Fitness Instructor, Crossift Level 1, AEA, Nia Blue Belt, 200+ Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Power Pilates and Physical Mind Institute Mat Certified, Power Pilates certified Apparatus instructor, and Johnny G certified Spinning instructor.



Ian White
Ian began his journey into Hatha Yoga at the age of 22 when he was experiencing major back and hip pain. After trying yoga, based on advice from his osteopath, the relief from the constant pain was amazing. Ian has studied many styles of yoga since 1989 and has been teaching Sivananda style since 1996. . Ian has led workshops all over the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Japan as well as teaching at the Red Mountain Spa in Ivins, Utah.



Marium Kroft
Has over 30 years of experience as a fitness professional and is certified through IDEA. She has been an instructor here at Entrada Sports and Fitness Center since first opening in 2001. Marium is currently the Fitness Director at Green Valley Spa and teaches fitness classes through Dixie College Extension Center. Marium is a Power Pilates certified Mat and Apparatus Instructor and is available for private sessions. She specializes in body structure and nutrition counseling. Marium has vast experience in teaching all types of fitness classes including, aquacise, yoga, fitball, stretch and toning classes. Marium loves being outdoors with her husband and five children and grandchildren.

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Lori Newell
Lori Newell holds a Master’s  degree in Exercise Physiology/Health Promotion from Norwich University VT.  She is a certified IYT yoga teacher, LaBlast Dance Fitness Instructor and Arthur Murray Ballroom Instructor.  Lori has over 35-years experience teaching dance and fitness to the general public as well as those with physical challenges.
 



Sharon Read 
Has 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. Her areas of expertise are kickboxing and body pump classes. Sharon has been an instructor at Green Valley Spa and is currently an instructor and Assistant Fitness Director at Desert Palms Health and Racquet Club as well as teaching here at Entrada. Sharon is an AFFA certified fitness instructor and personal trainer. She is very active and loves to hike, bike and run!


Cindy Boyce
Cindy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from BYU with a BA in Dance and has taught dance and fitness for 31 years, being Certified ACE fitness Professional for 25 years. Classes taught in past years include: dance fitness, cardio, strength, circuit, core conditioning, Pilates, spin, yoga/stretch, Water fitness, TRX, Tabata Training, Bosu, ballet barre, Zumba, and Melt. Cindy moved to Santa Clara Utah 13 years ago, Teaching at Entrada, Red Mountain Resort and Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. Cindy has been married to her sweetheart Chad, for over 30 years and has 4 adorable grandchildren. Her hobbies include teaching Fitness and Dance, swimming, boating, spending time with husband and an amazing family!!


Megan Young
Megan has taught Tappercize at Entrada since 2011. She earned her BA in Dance from Brigham Young University. Megan has taught several genres of dance to all ages across the state and currently is an Adjunct Dance Instructor at DSU. You may have also seen her tappin Tuacahn's 2013 production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Come try out a Tappercize class! We have so much fun, we don't even realize we're exercising!



Alma Peraza-Hess
Alma is originally from Mexico City. She has lived in St. George since 2015, and loves it here! She is married with 5 children and 1 adorable dog! When she isn’t dancing, she can be found reading, teaching, and motivating. Outside of dance, Alma loves the study of Psychology and earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology then practiced in Mexico City. She now leads a Spanish Support Group at the Dove Center, as well as a parenting class. She is planning on getting her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alma looks forward to making a fun and enjoyable experience for you, and helping you smile and feel the music! She is confident the Zumba rhythms will make you an expert in dancing in no time!
 


Rob Davidson
Rob lives in St. George, UT. and is a recognized as one of the top players and instructors in pickleball. He is a full-time instructor and is one of the first instructors certified by the IPTPA.  Rob has won numerous tournaments as well as being a medalist in the US Open and USAPA National Championships. He is also a regular instructional writer for Pickleball Magazine.


Vickie Simmons
Vickie has been a certified Fitness Instructor since 2003. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Lifestyle Management with an emphasis on Fitness and Health. Vickie has four young kids that keep her very busy. When she’s not spending time with her family she can be found running, hiking, or biking. Vickie’s favorite part of being about teaching is helping others achieve their fitness goals.


 

James Anderson, MPT, PRC
James received his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy From the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 1998. He completed his Undergraduate studies in at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he majored in Kinesiology. He has used PRI throughout his career in a wide variety of setting, most notable in Spine Rehab, Chronic Pain, Human Movement and Sports Performance.  James was a member of the first class to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute®.



 


Spa Staff
Tiffanie Simpson
Tiffanie has worked in the spa industry for over 25 years starting as a bath attendant at Green Valley Spa. She did massage therapy at Green Valley Spa and at Red Mountain Spa and has now found her place here at Entrada. Her joy is working with people and helping them find their own unique therapy for comfort and healing.



Rachelle Bird
Rachelle has over 17 years experience as a massage therapist. She moved to St. George 3 years ago to attend DSU. She graduated in 2017 with a Respiratory Therapy degree. Rachelle truly believse the benefits of massage therapy are endless.She is blessed and grateful for the ability to share her talents with others.


Aubrey Newbold Hanson
Aubrey graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in March, 2011. She has worked in the Spa industry for over 5 years as well as had her own practice.  Aubrey originally started schoolf for nursing, but realized she wanted to help people in a more hands-on and natural way. Throughout her years of experience she has learned how to adapt her massages to individual needs of the client, depending on their occupation, injuires and activity level. Aubrey loves learning and developing new techniques to better the experince of her clients.



Cassie Sampson
Cassie attended esthetics school at Taylor Andrews Academy in St. George, Utah in 2015.  She has been working as a Master Esthetician for almost 3 years and has loved her time at the Entrada Fitness and Spa.  Cassie is a highly skilled esthetician on all aspects of the skin.  Cassie loves to get to know the members and visitors to the spa,
learning their stories, and helping them look and feel their best.  Cassie loves to spend time outdoors hiking, biking and traveling with her family.  






Louise M Browne, CMS-CHt
Louise is a certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist on staff at Entrada, and provides a class at the Fitness Studio in Hypnotic Relaxation. This is not meditation, but rather an hour-long session guided by Louise to take your mind and body into deep relaxation.Louise also provides private one-on-one sessions with members at their home using the techniques of therapeutic hypnosis and NLP to help members with any issue that keeps popping up and blocking them from enjoying their best life. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, and no issue is too big or too small. Please allow 2 hours for these therapeutic one-on-one sessions, as well as relaxation time before and after the session.