Our Fitness Pros

All of our staff possess years of experience working with the general population, preparing competitive athletes and pursuing their own personal fitness goals. We're very proud of our accomplished staff and we're confident that whatever your goals our team is capable of guiding you to them.

Denise Mitchell, CPT

Denise is a NASM certified personal trainer who began her fitness path with cardio and running. While she still runs every day and competes in marathons, she has a passion for resistance training and weight lifting that drives her to be a great personal trainer.

Brent Bareham CPT, PES

Brent is the Founder and Training Director at Lion & Luxe. He is a NASM certified PT, Performance Enhancement Specialist and has also coached aesthetics athletes to first place and Pro Card victories. His desire to help others build strong, beautiful bodies is where Lion&Luxe gets its name.

Jennifer Cichello, CPT WLS

Jenn is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer who started her journey as a client of Lion and Luxe. After losing over 50 lbs. she decided she wanted to change careers and become a trainer herself. She has gone on to become a Certified Weight Loss Specialist and is passionate about using the education she's received to help people accomplish their fitness goals.

Samuel Guider, CSCS

Sam is our Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He completed his B.S. at Fredonia and received his Masters in Exercise Physiology from Cortland in 2017. He is passionate about helping those around him be the healthiest version of themselves.

Tatyana Samodurov

Tatyana is our Yoga Director and is a Sivananda and YogaWorks certified teacher. She is also certified in Thai bodywork and brings her passion for combining modern techniques with classic practices to each class.

Andrea Pazda LMT

Andrea uses her knowledge of massage and the human body to promote the mobility, recovery, pain relief, relaxation and overall wellness of our studio's members.

Katie Shanken

Years of experience as a Wellness Advisor has given Katie the unique ability to connect with people on a personal level and uncover their once vibrant passion for personal health and wellness. She specializes in helping clients develop sustainable fitness plans that fit their lifestyle and guide them to their goals.

Alyssa

Alyssa Jett

As Chief Heart Administrator, Alyssa, keeps a finger on the pulse of the Lion&Luxe community, understanding the needs of our clients and teammates and remind them that they matter to us as human beings first and foremost. She's also the new member welcoming committee so if you reach out to us she'll make sure you're taken care of.

"Civilize the mind, but make savage the body."

Chinese Proverb