Our Instructors

Melissa Gorham

Creative Director

Melissa began her training as a dancer at Raskin Dance Studio at age 9. At age 18 she was hired as a backup dancer to Aretha Franklin for a charity ball in New York City. During her time in college she was a rehearsal coach with Hard Drive Productions for Celebrity Cruise Lines, and began to learn the art of silks. Melissa’s dancing has taken her worldwide, beginning in New York where she danced and toured with Push Factory Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Company, and assisted with A Few Good Men Dancin’. She was also an assistant to Jeff Amsden, as well as an assistant to choreographers for Broadway Bears and taught at Broadway Dance Center. Melissa’s teaching and performing has taken her around the world from New York through Ireland and Australia.

Through the study of pedagogy, kinesiology, and being a “movement educator” while instructing and choreographing at Raskin Dance Studio, Melissa found a renewed love for the body through massage therapy. She has now spent the last five years focusing on releasing the everyday tension, emotional, and physical injuries through the healing power of touch and breath.

Melissa had been suffering with back pain for years and turned to practicing yoga for relief, however a few years ago one of her closest friends began losing flexibility, range of motion, and experiencing extreme pain in her right hip. Melissa was determined to find a way to help alleviate her friend’s pain other than just massage. Having had the silk training in the past, Melissa came across AntiGravity® Yoga and signed up to return to New York and become certified to instruct aerial yoga.

The last six years Melissa has worked with the hammock and the techniques taught by AntiGravity Fitness®  to release stress, improve flexibility, decompress the spine, and lengthen & tone the body. Through one on one private sessions, performances with Voci Dance Company, and now in a class setting at Studio Zero G; Melissa has realized that AntiGravity® Yoga is a great new way to heal and condition the body using breath, meditation/prayer, and visualizations while most importantly having FUN.

“Live Every Moment, Laugh Everyday, Love Beyond Words”

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Kelly Hadley

Kelly has had a love for dance since she was a little girl. She took Jazz classes for seven years which only made that love grow. She spent her teenage years and early adulthood playing volleyball and dancing whenever she had time. As an adult she, unfortunately, had to give those up in her pursuit of a degree in Health Sciences, which she did receive in 2009.

Kelly spent several years trying various workout regimens only to fall out of them after just a few weeks. When she discovered AntiGravity® Fitness at Studio Zero G she was immediately hooked. In an effort to get herself ready for her upcoming wedding, she took as many classes as she could.  She finally found something that kept her coming back. Studio Zero G has an atmosphere that can instantly bring a smile to your face, free of judgement and ego. Always encouraging you to do your best, never saying anything negative about anyone.

She has now been involved with AntiGravity® for almost 2 years and completed the AntiGravity® Fundamental Instructor Training in October 2015 so that she could help inspire others to be the best person they can be; instilling the philosophies and ideas of AntiGravity®, hopefully making somebody’s day that much better. Kelly has plans to take the Restorative and Aerial Yoga I trainings in 2016, which is only the beginning of her journey into the world of AntiGravity®.

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Kristi Olson

Kristi is our newest instructor here at Studio Zero G.  Growing up a military brat (Air Force) she has lived in Texas, Georgia, Germany, Arkansas and Florida.  Moving to so many diverse locations, she found being an athlete was a great way to challenge herself as well as connect and make friends with like-minded people. The many sports and activities she has loved through the years are soccer, gymnastics, cheer, drill team, softball, basketball, track, swim team, and skiing (water and snow), and walking 10k’s with her family in Europe.

 

A back injury from barefoot skiing in her early 20’s came back to slow her down years later.  Having four extremely active sons, she is no stranger to injuries and recovery.  Looking for answers to alleviate pain as well as get back into a fit lifestyle, Kristi found Studio Zero G in March 2017 and she was immediately hooked! The staff, setting, and practice of AntiGravity Fitness and Yoga were the answer to all of her needs body, mind and spirit.

 

In July 2018, Kristi obtained her certification in AntiGravity Fundamentals 1 & 2 and will be also teaching Body Firm and Flexibility classes. There are many more certifications she intends to add to her repertoire in the near future.

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Carla Flaherty

Carla is a Retired Navy Veteran, and during her time, she was a Command Fitness Leader in which she helped keep Sailors in shape. In April of 2014 Carla found Studio Zero G looking for a new workout. She came a few times a week and found that she really enjoyed the classes and liked the way her mind and body felt after each session.

 

She likes running, and has run in numerous 5k's, 10k's, and 1/2 Marathons. Carla has also tried various fitness workouts including Aerobics, Zumba, Dance, Step Aerobics, Weight Training, and also has been certified as a Spin Instructor. Even with all of her background in numerous fitness regimens, she has found her new home at Studio Zero G.

In October 2014, Carla completed our 1st AntiGravity® FUNdamnetals 1 & 2 training course and became one of our first instructors. Carla currently teaches our AntiGravity FUNdamentals classes and helps with our Stretch & Strength classes. She is also working towards becoming one of our BOUNCE® fitness instructors and is looking into advancing her skills with AntiGravity®. Carla enjoys the challenge the Harrison Hammock brings to her workout by just using her body. The Anti-Gravity Harrison Hammock has helped her body and mind through the meditation and workout which has helped her flexibility and strength.

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Allie Speis

Allie is our newest instructor at Studio Zero G. In the midst of working full time and being a college student, she fell in love with AntiGravity® and our studio. She has always been very active in lifestyle, enjoying various activities such as running, biking, kayaking, weight lifting, and many more. 
After growing tired of the gym setting, she stepped foot in our studio in September of 2016 and within a month of class was hooked.

She decided early on into her own practice on the hammocks that she wanted to become an instructor herself. The connection and security she felt in mind, body, and spirit was a feeling she wanted to share and try to inspire others with. 

Allie is a student at the University of Central Florida, working on her bachelors in Health Science to then continue through for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She eventually wants to become a certified medical massage therapist and incorporate her growing AntiGravity® knowledge in her future career. 

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