255 S Russell St Missoula, MT


Hours: M-F 5AM - 10PM / Weekends 8AM - 8PM

255 S Russell St

Unlimited Classes / Yoga / HIIT / Dance / Strength / Oula / Barre

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Meet Our Class Instructors

Alet Taylor

Alet Taylor

Dance Cardio Conditioning, Absolute Booty

Alet has been a licensed/certified dance cardio and zumba instructor forever. Having taught in both LA and NYC since 2002, she developed an intense style that is strong and sensual, but meant for all dance abilities.

Alet’s classes will keep you smiling, laughing, and sweating as you move your body to an energetic upbeat playlist. Experience full-body toning as you move and dance your way to complete happiness.

Alet is an actress, writer, and mother.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” – Arthur Ashe

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Bethany Hilzendeger


Bethany was born and raised in Montana. She’s passionate about family, friends, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Results:  From her class, you can expect to get a full-body, joint-friendly workout.  Mostly low-impact, barre is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.  With barre, you’ll gain strength, muscle tone, better balance and posture, strong core, and greater flexibility.   Flow and stretching segments will leave you feeling relaxed and less stressed.   Choreographed by Bethany to the beat of awesome music makes it fun too!

In her free time, Bethany loves chilling by the river, admiring the views at the top of a mountain, or just playing games and watching movies with the fam and her two pups.

  • Barre Above Certification 

“Be happy with what you have while working toward what you want.”  – Helen Keller

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Hayle Sundquist

HIIT, Glutes & Core

My name is Hayle Sundquist. I have a ton of passion for the outdoors, good food and fitness. Fitness and Athletics have been a huge part of my life . After being Injured from college track, I had to get out of my comfort zone and navigate fitness on my own. I found a different kind of passion for fitness through coaching and helping others reach their goals. My coaching style is empowering and challenging. I want people to have confidence to push themselves while finding a deeper purpose for moving their body.

I want everyone to feel good inside and out!!

In my classes you will find a circuit style, athletic training with some cardio, core and good vibes. I hope to see you soon!!

Jenny Vande Hei – Secor

dynamic flow yoga

Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Ra Yoga and Ra University in Southern California, Jenny Vande Hei – Secor has been teaching Yoga for 16 years and has certified more than 300 hundred teachers in her Yoga Alliance accredited training program.  She has over 20,000 hours of teaching experience and is trained in Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, Meditation, Budokon, Pilates and E.L.D.O.A.  She is recognized as E-RYT 500, RYS 200, RYS 300, RPYT and YACEP.  Jenny is also an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist.  Having moved to Montana 3 years ago, Jenny began Watershed, a retreat and training facility in Rock Creek Montana.  She might wear many hats, but her passion still lies in the class room with Yogi’s of all levels.  She began teaching Yoga while working in East Africa, where her classes were filled with relief workers and the community they served. For her, Teaching Yoga was always about community and these principles are what created Ra and has now brought her to VRTX, another community driven organization where all are welcome.  Please join her for an inspirational and dynamic class where you can find YOUR yoga.

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Angie Woody

Muscle Pump, Silver Sneakers

I have a passion for health and fitness. I love to EMPOWER others to enjoy wellness as much as I do.

I am a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutrition Coach.  I have been teaching at VRTX Fitness for over a year.

My classes are personally designed to make everyone feel welcome.  The workouts are made to be easy to follow with options for every body. You will leave feeling challenged and accomplished.
When I’m not training, you can find me hiking with my dogs.

“Life is a Journey that’s measured not in miles or years but in experiences.”  – Jimmy Buffett

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Jess Monis-Hernandez


Jess is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga with others, as it is a valuable tool that she uses to heal past trauma in her own life. Her mission is to create accessible opportunities for all people to experience various wellness modalities.A yogi since 2012, Jess pursued a formal education to teach yoga by attending the Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness where she cultivated an awareness-based practice that includes fluid dynamic movement, breathwork, meditation, wellness, self-care and ritual for health and awakening. In addition to the immersive training, Jess enjoys continuing to expand her knowledge by taking courses in functional movement and trauma-informed wellness with local Missoula teachers, Selena Garefino and Kendra Potter. Jess is an advocate for showing up and making the practice your own and using her cues through class as a suggestion. Jess aims to weave her passion for personal healing, play, and community care through all of her work on and off the mat.

“Organizing is to the community what spiritual practice is to the individual.”

-Adrienne Marre Brown

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Jamie Esh


My family and I have been in Missoula for 6 years, and I have been an instructor for 8.

  • I have certifications in Bodyflow, Born to Move, and  Yoga.

When you come to my class you can expect a similar Power Yoga routine for at least 3 weeks in a row.  I believe when you start to know what poses are coming, then you are able to focus less on the form and more on getting deeper into that pose and building your confidence as a Yogi.  After consistently coming to class, you will notice yourself becoming physically stronger and leaner, but you will also notice yourself becoming mentally stronger too.

I love to be outside enjoying the warm Montana weather; either golfing, walking and hiking, or doing yoga!

“Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” – Dr. Seuss

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Becky Lupold Moody


I am a proud yogi and Montanan who originally hails from the mountains of Pennsylvania.  My yoga journey began in a post-college summer spent working in Grand Teton National Park, and both yoga and the outdoors have always offered me deep peace and grounding.

I received my 200-hour teacher training here in Missoula through Kendra Potter’s Sister Moon Wellness, and this training transformed my yoga practice and my life.  In addition to numerous additional special workshops, I have been following my path of yoga for nearly twenty years.  I’ve been teaching here at VRTX since August 2019.

My greatest desire is for class participants to connect to their bodies and breath and begin to develop their own personal yoga practice, nurturing and stoking their inner light in their own unique way.  Cultivating this light within is why we say Namaste at the end of each class—we recognize and honor the light within ourselves and those around us.

When I’m not practicing yoga, I love to be in nature—trail running, hiking, or sitting under trees with my family.

“I am standing on my own altar.  The poses are my prayers.”
– BKS Iyengar

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Carrie Greer

Strength +cardio

I have been evolving with health & fitness for 17+ years, being open to doing and trying new things with a growth mindset. With the right mindset, you can energize the whole of your life.

  • AFAA™ Primary Group Exercise Certification, Personal Fitness Trainer Certification, Aerobic/Cardio Kickboxing Instructor
  • Tabata GX™ Trainer, Barre Above™ Instructor, Total Body Strength, Total Body Conditioning/Tone & Burn, HIIT & Tabata Instructor

From my classes, you can expect systematic and total body training focused on improving performance and overall health, with solutions for every fitness level.

I love outdoor adventures with family and friends, as well as plenty of snuggles w/Sloan (my precious Cocker Spaniel)

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” ~ Nelson Mandela

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Alexis Olson


I have been passionate about becoming the best version of myself since I was 19. Health and fitness have always been that place I can turn to that I can control when the rest of my life feels out of control.

I am a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. I have been helping people with their health for 9 years now.

My clients can expect in RESULTS: build strength, while burning fat, if that is your goal. You will be burning energy far after class has ended. Expect better energy, mood, focus, and overall quality of life.

My favorite activities are traveling or binging on zombie movies.

“Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand.”
– Bob Proctor

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Dana Johnston


Dana has been teaching a wide variety of group fitness modalities since 2012. She believes variety is key in keeping engaged and improving overall fitness performance.

As a participant of Dana’s classes, expect to leave feeling the best version of yourself by enjoying a motivating, high-energy and FUN class experience that allows all levels of abilities to feel challenged and successful.

Outside of teaching, Dana enjoys spending time with her family, hoping to inspire her little one to love fitness as much as her mom!

  • AFFA, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Prenatal Fitness, G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling, Practical Pilates, BloomFit Body Positive Coach.
  • OULA, Bender Barre, PIYO Live, Silver Sneakers, ACYA 200hr Yoga, Barre Above, High Fitness, High Low, Boom, Tabata GX, Upbeat Barre, and Surge Strength.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kelly Davis


I moved from Denver, Colorado to Missoula in 2019 to start her Ph.D. program. She currently teaches Muscle Pump at VRTX Fitness and has been teaching group fitness in a variety of formats for seven years.

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012, her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Kelly is certified in Les Mills BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT. She teaches VRTX strength formats. Kelly  has a certificate in Human Performance and Personal Training from the Community College of Aurora.

In her classes, Kelly strives  to create a positive, inclusive, and fun environment for clients to engage in effective and safe workouts. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her dog, Cooper.


“Courage is fear walking” – Susan David

Melissa Kirk

OULA & Power Oula

I love dancing, singing, jumping jacks, chocolate, and ALL dogs.

I love meeting new people from our wonderful, open-minded, fun community.

In my ‘day job’, I spend my time training people how to follow rules and regulations.

When I teach Oula and Power I let it ALL out. One of my goals is to create a space where EVERYONE can feel FREE to break ALL of society’s perceived rules. Yell, scream, sing, flip your sweaty hair and dance your heart out; I love it all!


“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof. ” Alice Walker


Bernice Johnston


Bernice is excited to share the magic of Oula at VRTX! She is the mother of 4 kids, has a degree in mental health counseling, has been an avid dancer since she was in her teens, and has been a certified Oula instructor for 10 years. Bernice gets bored easily so when she found Oula, she was excited to find a program that not only held her attention but also helped her to stay fit both physically and mentally. An entertainer by nature, a dancer at heart and a lover of human nature – Bernice is honored to share the benefits of Oula at VRTX. If you’re looking for a full body, full being workout – complete with laughter, sweat, empowerment and strength – join Bernice.

Olivia King

Olivia King

Kick Fit

Olivia is a lifelong athlete who discovered a love of all things fitness while training as a D1 Volleyball athlete in college. She discovered a love for martial arts along the way and has earned her blackbelt and been practicing Taekwondo for over 6 years. Olivia is also a NASM certified personal trainer. Olivia’s class focuses on building strength in fundamental movements through the incredibly fun medium of Taekwondo Kicking. Expect to learn Axe Kick, Snap Kick, Roundhouse Kick and many others with lots of fun and competition along the way. This class will work to strengthen all the necessary parts of kicking including: balance, agility, flexibility and lateral stability. Olivia dedicates any free time to long hikes or long books.

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Paisley Thornton


Originally from Granville, Ohio, Paisley Thornton graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a degree in Vocal Performance. After graduating, Paisley sang with the Indianapolis Opera before getting picked up by Missoula Children’s Theatre in 2012 to tour domestically and internationally teaching kids theatre. In 2015, Paisley moved to Missoula to become the Director of Performing Arts Camps for MCT. Paisley can still be found onstage from time to time.

Paisley has been an Oula instructor since 2016 and absolutely LOVES to share the dance floor with anyone willing! Paisley’s classes are known to get a little rowdy and ridiculous. If you have never tried Oula before, it’s a dance cardio workout with a lot of heart. In Oula it doesn’t matter how it looks, just how it feels! You’re encouraged to yell, laugh, scream, and cry in class if that’s what feels good. If you need to let loose and dance it out, Paisley’s class is for you!

“Don’t dream it, be it”
-Frank N Furter


Randi Nelson


Randi is an artist about town who’s obsessed with practice!She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Montana, where she practiced several types of performance, including Shakespeare, opera theatre, jazz vocals, and clowning.Because yoga taught her so much about her own creative practice, Randi received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in 2020 to supplement her performance training and has been teaching ever since. She is certified in vinyasa and yin yoga.Randi’s classes treat the mat like a dress rehearsal for life. Practice is a time to get curious about what our bodies need to move more freely OFF the mat! With a focus on recovery and the“pause and prepare” between power workouts, her classes are an opportunity to explore perspective, spatial awareness, sensory experience, and what it means to be a person who practices.Randi believes that exclusivity in yoga keeps us from reaching our full potential and firmly stands for accessibility in fitness spaces. We are better when we practice together.

Alet Taylor

Caitlin Dwyer


Originally from the Blue Mountains, Australia, Caitin is proud to now call Montana her home. Her yoga teaching journey began in 2017 when she completed her yoga teacher training in the city of Mérida, Mexico. Since then, she has taught in gyms and yoga studios both in Australia and here in the US.

Outside of yoga Caitlin works as a licensed massage therapist which gives her great insight into human anatomy and its movements. This allows her to teach a safe, knowledge-based yoga class. Caitlin’s classes range from restorative to power but typically fall somewhere in the middle. There are always lots of variations offered so you can truly make the practice your own. In her spare time Caitlin is usually found hiking, traveling or downtown with her friends.

“You don’t have to wait until life isn’t hard anymore to decide to be happy”

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Debbie Zary

Silver Sneakers, high fitness

As a NASM-certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and nutrition specialist, I’ve always enjoyed supporting people on their journey to better health. But a recent cancer scare taught me that exercise and nutrition are an important part of the equation.  Now in addition to teaching fitness classes and nutrition coaching, I have learned whether you’re eight or 80, you can make positive changes to your health. If you’re brand new to exercising or  want to improve your muscular endurance and flexibility, try Silver Sneakers. It’s a fun full-body workout set to upbeat music. And you’ll have the greatest cheering section doing it right along with you!I live with my husband Keith and puppy Oliver, who joins us on outdoor adventures all over beautiful Missoula.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky” -Michael Scott

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 Jan Schweitzer


A CPA by day, Jan loves to let her true personality shine while she is dancing.She discovered Oula in 2016 when she felt something was missing in her exercise routines, and has never looked back. She loved the format so much she became certified in Oula in 2019 and in Oula Power, a strength and conditioning format, in 2020. Both of these formats are set to high energy songs that will have your heart pumping, put a smile on your face, and have you leaving class feeling better and stronger than when you arrived. That, andJan’s infectious energy, will add to the overall experience of feelings, fitness, and fun while taking her classes. Both Oula and Oula Power are designed to create a safe space for all, so please join her to experience it for yourself!In her free time, Janloves to read, hike, dance with her fellow Oula friends, (of course!) and spend time with her husband and teenage daughter, who is soon to be college-bound. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”-Misty Copeland

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Emily Straw


I was born and raised in California and recently moved to Missoula. I am so excited to be at VRTX as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. I grew up as a competitive gymnast and have loved being active my whole life. If I’m not in the gym you can find me running with my puppy, hiking, snowboarding or doing pretty much anything outdoors. I am a NASM certified personal trainer, ISSA certified nutrition coach and have been a group fitness and spin instructor for a couple of years. My classes are for everyone no matter your fitness level. I always want you to feel accomplished and proud when you leave my class.  My goal is to make working out fun and something you look forward to! I believe that pushing through workouts that challenge you, gives you the skills you need to overcome things in life that are challenging. My goal is always for you to get stronger both mentally and physically and discover that you are capable of more than you knew. I can’t wait to see you in class!

“To uncover your potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
Picabo Street

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Amanda Taylor


An introvert at heart, Amanda found Oula to be a way to express herself and gain trust and comfort in her own body. She is a firm believer that our bodies store feelings and that it is crucial for our health to allow those feelings to move through us.

She has dabbled in various forms of dance for most of her life, but the magic of music, movement, expression, and community of Oula captured her heart. A fitness and outdoor enthusiast, you are likely to find her choreographing songs in her head while she’s out on trails around Missoula, MT.

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Jessica Viscovich


Jessica is a New York native who holds a 200 hour YTT, specializing in vinyasa. Jessica received her training from Always At Aum yoga school. You can expect to have a mixture of strength, stability, flexibility, effort, ease, pranayama (breath work), and meditation for a well-rounded and balanced practice. She encourages her students to be exploratory with their movements and to trust what their body is asking for, to develop a deeper connection with themselves.

Jessica believes yoga should enhance all other aspects of life. In addition to yoga, she loves training in other movement modalities and finds her yoga practice compliments her training. She believes yoga is a powerful tool both mentally and physically and has a passion to share its gifts with others. She practices and teaches because it is in her nature to do so. Whether it’s your first time stepping onto the mat or you’re a seasoned yogi, all are always welcome and safe in the space Jessica creates for her students to practice. “Liberate your mind and revive your soul.”

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Angie Wright

Strength + Cardio TRX

I’m Angie Wright, aka “the evil pixie.” I’ve been a certified AFAA Group Ex Instructor for over 20 years and teach Circuit, Tabata, and TRX to name a few.

In my spare time, I’m running my kids around Missoula; love to be outdoors – hike, bike, walk – you name it! My life is my kids!

My classes are challenging, but all levels are always welcome. We work hard, but we work together. I’m interested in helping people make fitness a lifestyle; finding enjoyment in taking care of your body as you change your mindset and challenge yourself.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan

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Hanna Gresko


I’m originally from Philadelphia but have been making Missoula home for the past few years. Power yoga is typically my main jam, but these days I like any yoga that helps me get into my body and leaves me feeling strong and stretched.

When teaching, I like my yoga classes to be fun, flowy, and leave you feeling worked (but not too worked)! I encourage students in my class to make their yoga class whatever they need that day. I’m here to offer suggestions and encourage you to expand on your practice and go deeper into poses or take inversions that you haven’t tried. All in good fun and while being safe with our bodies. My class is so open to everyone, and I would love to see you there!

“Ships are safe at harbor, but that’s not what they are for.” –John A. Shedd

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Bryce Hallam 


Bryce is a certified group fitness instructor with a foundation in competitive sports. He also has a decade of experience and passion in dynamic muscle building and injury prevention exercises.   

Bryce’s class is a seamless workout that will not just build the “Glamor Muscles”, but also work stabilizing muscles, train flexibility, joint strength, and cardiovascular stamina. The ever changing exercises will keep your mind occupied and your body moving. Step into some good vibes and heavy beats every class! 

Bryce is an EMT, cold plunge enthusiast, and adventurer. 

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Watts

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