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  • Meghan Pflepsen Zender

    I'm Meghan Pflepsen Zender, owner/instructor of Baby Boot Camp Albuquerque and Mindful Movement & Wellness. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know and help so many amazing women to be their best. I strive to create a welcoming and supportive community full of challenging classes and fun events.
  • Maya Lessen

    Maya Lessen is a registered yoga instructor certified through Yoga Alliance. She is a certified Dharma Yoga Instructor. Additionally, she is a certified Advanced Buti Yoga, Buti Sculpt, and Buti Hotcore instructor. Maya has a Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Maya has a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, body motion and body mechanics from educational and experiential background.
  • Danielle Verlanic

    My name is Danielle, I have a daughter, Kerrigan, and a dog named Champ. My husband, Jimmy, and I were both born and raised in Montana and met in college at Montana State University. We recently relocated to ABQ by way of Nevada for my husbands surgery residency program.

    Growing up I was a multi-sport athlete and loved anything outdoors and active. After high school I started running road races. I have participated in 30 races ranging from 5ks, multiple half marathons, relay races, a century ride, and 2 full marathons.

    I am a PE teacher and spent 6 years teaching high school PE in Las Vegas and Reno Nevada. While teaching I was the head softball coach, head tennis coach, and assisted in the basketball and volleyball programs. I loved coaching and will get back into when Kerrigan starts playing. I have taught fitness classes, swim lessons, run programs, and weight lifting in Montana and Nevada. Right now I am an elementary PE teacher at Wherry Elementary and feel like I have a dream job!

    I am a certified group fitness instructor and just recently became a certified Buti Yoga instructor! I really enjoy teaching boot camp and getting my Buti on!

    My husband and I love all there is to do in New Mexico. We love white water rafting, hiking, camping, and green chili!

  • Tessa Wagnild

    My name is Tessa and I am an ACE certified group fitness instructor and a certified Buti Yoga instructor. I was born and raised in Washington state, and love traveling back home to visit my family. I played volleyball and basketball at Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, and after receiving my Master’s degree, I returned to my alma mater to coach volleyball for 4 seasons before my husband and I moved to Albuquerque in 2012. I am the mother of 3 beautiful and very active girls, and I enjoy coaching them in T-ball, soccer, and basketball in my free time. I also enjoy playing volleyball, hiking and camping with my family, and running 10K races.

    I was so grateful to find Baby Boot Camp Albuquerque and Mindful Movement and Wellness shortly after moving. As a stay-at-home mom with a 5-month old baby, this community was truly a “life-saver” for me, and the classes exceeded my expectations in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. Being able to connect with other moms and give my children a chance to be social with other kids, has proved to be just as important to me as the physical fitness aspects I was seeking. I am thrilled to get share my passion for fitness and well-being with other women, moms, and their families.
  • Molly Cowan

    Molly Cowan is certified as an instructor in both Pilates and Buti-Yoga. As a practitioner of various forms of movement she strives to create a space that is both empowering for women and an opportunity to celebrate the self. She is honored to be part of the Mindful Movement & Wellness team!
  • Emily Aikins

    Emily is a MOVEMENT ENTHUSIAST! Growing up, she always loved dancing alone in her room. In college, Emily started learning international rhythms with Zumba DVDs, and she was hooked! After traveling all over the world, she brings international flavors and music that will move you! Emily helps you unleash your inner dancing machine, getting your body in shape while letting your mind and spirit soar! She loves connecting with her students and encouraging silliness and self-expression.

    Emily started teaching Strong by Zumba last year and has seen a transformation in her body and confidence! A mix of cardio and strength training, Strong by Zumba is a great way to get in shape while toning your muscles! Every week we get a little stronger, while the music drives our movements.
  • Maya Feliz

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  • Nichole Jaramillo

    Nichole is a certified Buti Yoga instructor who has a passion for learning and sharing Buti Yoga with others. At her classes, she strives to bring the energy and cultivates an atmosphere that supports you in your quest for health and happiness.
  • Nicole Bridges

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  • Brittany Espinoza

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  • Devin Marquez

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  • Jordan Farfan

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  • Lynzee Gilbert

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