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Group Fitness Classes are INCLUDED in Every Membership.

What to Expect...


Class Instructors


Erin Kay Anderson

Erin’s life work is centered on the importance of diversity, inclusion, and culture, and Yoga has become her main tool for personal healing and social change.  

Conversations on belonging have been at the forefront of her life, finding teachable moments in all spaces: the service industry, banking, youth work, nonprofits, social organizing, & social media. She has her 200 YTT from David Vendetti’s Liberation Yoga curriculum and her Masters is in intercultural youth and family development from the University of Montana.

Her style is a blend of all level vinyasa flow and the 26 and 2 series focusing on strength, flexibility, and processing & releasing of trauma.   

Clients can expect a full-body workout, breath-work, meditation, and techniques to process intergenerational and racialized trauma. 

Her favorite activity is consuming good food, long walks, and laughing with friends.  

Peace, by any means necessary. You dig?” -Nelson Stevens  

Instagram: @ErinKayAnderson 



Bethany Hilzendeger

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

Education: Barre Above certified.  

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.    

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

Muscle Pump, HIIT, Silver Sneakers

Steve Alaniz

The name is Steve, or Stevo as some people know himSteve is adventurous, outgoing, fun, and an awesome person to get to know. Steve teaches Muscle Pump, HIIT Strength, Silver Sneakers, and Boom Muscle.

If you come to one of Steve’s classes expect to be WORKED! Strength or Cardio – he has created a workout designed to put you through the Ringer! If you want “Body Change” then you’ll love his classes. Steve trains hard and teaches hard because one of his favorite things to do is Obstacle Course Racing (AKA Spartan Races! AROO!)! 

Steve’s favorite quote is his own: ” Learn to be a matured immature adult and live life having fun but taking care of business.” – Steve Alaniz

High Fitness, HIIT Strength

Anne Belldina

Anne is a quality assurance chemist in the pharmaceutical industry with a passion for health and wellness. She began her fitness journey in 2018 after an accident that left her with two broken ankles and a renewed commitment to care for her body. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and certified High Fitness Instructor.

Participants in Anne’s High Fitness classes will experience a modern twist on aerobics in a non-stop action-packed hour of cardio and toning tracks that will take their fitness to the next level. Adaptable to all levels of fitness, you can go high or you can go low but you will always leave feeling HIGH!

Her favorite activities involve anything with good friends, fresh air, or a good book. 

 ”Those who dare to think and act with a plan will eventually prosper.”  – Wilbert Wynnberg 

Dance Cardio Conditioning

Alet Taylor

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


Nikki Asay

Nikki started practicing yoga more seriously after she was faced to acknowledge negative self-perceptions of her body, emotions, and mind, and I found internal strength and acceptance I hadn’t known before. Nikki is currently in the Master’s program for Counseling at the University of Montana.

Nikki primarily teaches Flow Yoga (200-RYT trained), otherwise known as vinyasa-based yoga. She loves teaching restorative practices as well, although I always sprinkle in restorative poses in vinyasa classes. Because let’s face it, rest is good for our nervous system! Nikki focuses on alignment, fluid movement with breath, and playful, accessible sequences for any level of practitioner.  

Nikki’s hope for students/clients is a gained sense of self-awareness, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally. Her intention is to create space for you to notice the nuances of your body in stillness and in movement, develop strength through proper alignment, and honor what you bring to the mat on any given day.  

In her free time, Nikki loves yoga, of course, but also loves to throw pottery on the wheel, read, play music, spend time outside hiking, playing, and chasing the sunshine.  

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver 


Jamie Esh

Hi, I’m Jamie!  My family and I have been in Missoula for 6 years, and I have been an instructor for 8. 

I teach Power Yoga at VRTX Fitness.

I have certifications in Les Mills Bodyflow, Born to Move, and am a certified Yoga instructor.

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 


Becky Lupold Moody

My name is Becky Lupold Moody, and 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.    

I teach Gentle Yoga at VRTX. Students can expect a soothing, centering, breath-focused practice that will provide all-over stretching and strengthening. 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  

Kickboxing, Cardio Sculpt

Carrie Greer

Hi, I’m Carrie! 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. 

I teach Kickboxing and Cardio Sculpt. 


  • AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification 
  • AFAA 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 
  • Les Mills 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 adventurewith 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 

Cardio Sculpt

Alexis Olson

Hi, I’m Alexis! 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  

Dana Johnston VRTX Fitness Classes
High Fitness, Barre, Yoga

Dana Johnston

Dana has been teaching a wide variety of group fitness modalities since 2012. She can’t choose a favorite format, because 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 is a new mom and enjoys spending time with her family, hoping to inspire her little one to love fitness as much as her mom!


OULA Dance Fitness2012 

AFAA Group Fitness2013 

Prenatal Fitness2013 

Bender Barre2013 

PIYO Live2014 

AFAA Personal Training2015 

Silver Sneakers Classic2015 

AFAA G.E.A.R Indoor Cycling2017 

ACYA 200 Hour Yoga2017 

Barre Above2017 

High Fitness2018 

BloomFit Body Positive Coach2018 

AFAA Practical Pilates2019 


High LOW2020


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

Muscle Pump

Kelly Davis

Kelly (she/her) 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, VRTX formats including Total Body Strength and HIIT, and 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 

Katrina Angelina VRTX
Cardio Sculpt, HIIT

Katrina Angelina

Katrina Angelina was born and raised here in the Garden City and loves exploring new adventures daily.

She found a calling in teaching fitness when she was looking for a workout that would keep her inspired and accountable. She found strength in mind and body as an instructor in 2007. Now a powerhouse for HIIT and strength classes, she encourages her participants to push hard through resistance, sweat through doubt, and leave with a feeling of growth and accomplishment.

Katrina has been an instructor for over 13 years and is certified in HIIT, Bootcamp, Cycle and Lesmills Grit. She teaches HIIT Strength, Cardio Sculpt and HIIT Express and loves to encourage participants to have fun while working hard. Always inspired by music and making every movement matter, Katrina will help you lose yourself in the moment and challenge you to overcome limiting beliefs.

Katrina enjoys life to the fullest and owns Amplify Film Group and started a non-profit called Be The Light International. In her free time she loves to fly planes, roll jiu jitsu, play guitar and sing as well as travel and adventure outdoors. Ask her about aviation and she will not stop smiling!

Her workouts are strong, the energy is stronger, and the time will fly by. You’ll leave feeling physically and mentally empowered with a dedication to make the most of each day.

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”  – Amelia Earhart

Angie VRTX Instructor
Muscle Pump

Angie Woody

Hi! I’m Angie. I have a passion for health and fitness. I love to EMPOWER others to enjoy wellness as much as I do. 

I teach Muscle Pump at VRTX Fitness.  

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 

Sarah Creech VRTX Fitness
HIIT & Flow, Yoga

Sarah Creech

Sarah grew up as a competitive dancer for most of her life before transferring her energy into yoga and fitness in her early 20’s. Although she’s originally from Texas, her love for the great outdoors drew her to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. Sarah’s enduring passion for all things wellness fuels her career and personal life. In her past life, she was a Marketing Coordinator for EPIC Provisions and later Primal Kitchen before she shifted into a career in fitness.

Joining us in Missoula from Breckenridge, CO, she has been an instructor of HIIT & Flow, Spinning, Strength & Conditioning and Power Yoga for the past few years. Sarah has received her 200-hr YTT, 100-hr YTT Power Sculpt, Spinning Brand Certified, and additional work in expanding her yoga knowledge through Bhava Yoga teaching training program. She is currently working on her Functional Nutrition Certification through Primal Health Coach and studying for her NASM Personal Training Certification.

In her spare time, Sarah spends time outside with her two doodles Sydney and Ralphie. She loves to snowboard/splitboard, mountain bike, hike, and will never turn down a good happy hour or trip to the beach.

“Dream big, love deep, and be a good human.”


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