Fitness Staff

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    Mary Piper, CHC, Director of Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist and Group Fitness Instructor
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    Mary was born and raised in New Orleans and obtained her BS degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. She moved to Mandeville in 1984 and has been on the Northshore ever since. The owner and publisher of Louisiana’s Health & Fitness Magazine for 18 years, Mary has always been obsessed with health and fitness. After selling the magazine in 2016, she decided to pursue certifications as a Health Coach from Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and Personal Trainer through AFAA, as well as a group and individual certification in TRX. She also has acquired her certification as a Specialist in Senior Fitness through ISSA. Mary loves motivating and educating people on living a healthy lifestyle through eating whole foods and exercising, and offers one-on–one personal training and small group training. She teaches all levels of fitness, from the novice to the experienced. In addition to teaching HIIT, Sculpt, and TRX classes throughout the week, she is the director of group classes and personal training. She also is the administrator for the Beau Chêne Fitness Facebook group, sharing healthy recipes, tips, challenges, and general health and fitness facts.  If you would like daily health and fitness inspiration, be sure to “like” the Beau Chêne Fitness group on Facebook. 

    For group class schedules and reservations download the Beau Chêne Country Club app and reserve your space. For information or to schedule a personal training session call the Beau Chêne Fitness Desk at 985-845-3504.

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    Matt Peale
    Director of Sports & Personal Training
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    Matt Peale comes to Beau Chene after eight years at Franco’s Athletic Club as a personal trainer and ends his tenure as their Fitness Director. He graduated from Mandeville High School in 1993, and The University of Southern Mississippi in 1997 with a BS in Marketing. Matt is excited to bring new programs and personal training techniques to the fitness center from his experience as a personal trainer since 2008. As the author of The Athlete in the Game of Life, available on Amazon, and a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and Stretching & Flexibility Coach, Matt has experience working with golfers, tennis players, and athletes of all ages, in addition to those stiff and lacking flexibility from sitting at their desks for long hours. When not working, Matt enjoys playing golf, is a Saints season ticket holder, and can be found at many local events and festivals.
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    Tara Condon, Yoga Instructor

    Tara Condon fell in love with yoga in 2013 when she began practicing regularly and experienced the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the yoga practice.  She completed a 225 hour instructor training in the spring of 2016, becoming a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor.  In July, 2017 Tara completed 300 more hours of training to become Masters Level Holy Yoga Instructor. Tara considers herself a lifelong student of yoga, and is passionate about bringing yoga to people of all ages and levels of physical fitness.

    Tara teaches a Slow Flow Yoga and a Gentle Stretch Yoga throughout the week at Beau Chêne Fitness Center. Reserve online on the BCCC app or call the fitness desk at 985-845-3504.

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    Katie Lee Hughes, Zumba and Aqua Instructor

    Katie began practicing Yoga at the age of 13 and Zumba at the age of 14. At 17, Katie was licensed to teach Zumba.  Since then she has earned AFFA Certification  (Group Exercise) and USWFA Certification (Water Aerobics). She has also completed AFAA trainings in Yoga and Pilates. She enjoys teaching Zumba Gold, a low impact, dance-style class and Aqua Fitness.

    Students always enjoy great music in Katie’s classes. Katie teaches our Aqua Fit classes in the summer and Yogalites throughout the week. Reserve in the BCCC app or call 985-845-3504.
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    Marie Jaz, Yoga Instructor

    Marie has always been into fitness. This married, mother of two, grandmother of 5, was a New Orleans Saints cheerleader after High School. After staying home for 10 years with her children,  Marie taught pre-kindergarten for 20 years. In 2006, Marie began taking Hatha Yoga classes and found her passion in life.  Marie has her 200 hour RYT with Annie Carpenter's SmartFLOW Program, is certified in Group Fitness and Kids Yoga.  When she isn't teaching, she loves to practice Yoga.
    "Just take a deep breath and enjoy your life!"
    Marie teaches our Vinyasa Yoga and Chair Yoga class. Reserve in the BCCC app or call 985-845-3504 for more information.
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    Keri Cannizzaro, Certified Barre Instructor

    Keri is a University of Louisiana at Lafayette nursing graduate with a BSN. She has a strong background in competitive gymnastics and cheerleading, as well as collegiate wakeboarding. Keri also has a background in teaching group and individual fitness through CrossFit and has competed in the CrossFit regionals both on a team and as an individual. Having been a student of Barre for about 10 years, she absolutely loves incorporating this style of work-out into her routines. Kerri married her college sweetheart, Louis and has 2 kids and 1 fur baby, Salvatore (6), Olivia (1) and Zeke (10). She loves exercise and how it improves not only your physical wellbeing, but also your mental wellbeing. Keri is excited to share her knowledge and love for Barre in the group fitness setting.

    Check out the BCCC app to reserve or call 985-845-3504 for more information.
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    Amanda  Gallo, Certified Barre Instructor and Group Instructor

    Amanda is Barre Above certified, and quickly moved on to Les Mills being certified in BodyFlow, BodyPump, CORE and her favorite RPM. Amanda started teaching in 2018 and has taught a variety of classes which include Yoga, Cycle, Power Sculpt and Kids Club Health. Amanda will be assisting us with a variety of classes in the near future and will be teaching Barre on some Saturdays. Amanda has been married for 6 years to husband Rich and has 2 children. We are excited to have her join us at the Tennis & Fitness Center.

    Please check the BCCC app to see when she will be teaching classes and to reserve or call 985-845-3504 for more information.
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    Virginia Bollinger, Yoga Instructor

    Virginia Bollinger is a Certified Yoga Instructor and has been living in Mandeville for 27 years. After taking yoga classes for twenty years she developed a passion for the many benefits it provides and decided to obtain her certification to teach. In 2015 Virginia received her 200 hours certifications in both Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga and has been loving teaching ever since.

    Virginia teaches our Slow Flow Yoga, please check out the BCCC app to reserve your space or call 985-845-3504 for more information.
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    Jamie Munaco, Certified Group Instructor

    Janice Munaco, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker TEC in Beau Chene, is an ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor and a Certified Les Mills Grit Coach. With a Youth Exercise Specialist Certification from NASM, she also shares her love of fitness with children, coaching youth running and fitness seasonally through the year. Outside of the gym, she finds joy in hiking, running, biking, and embracing the great outdoors with her husband of 18 years, her two children, and their Golden Retriever. Jamie is excited to be part of the fitness team at Beau Chene!

    Jamie teaches every Wednesday and Friday at 8am. Please check the BCCC app to reserve your space or call 985-845-3504.
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    Jessica Robicheaux- Certified Group Instructor

    Jessica spends most of her time in her Bushels & Pecks Photography studio in Mandeville where she specializes in newborn and child portrait photography. Jessica grew up in Beau Chene with her parents and has just recently moved back to Beau Chene with her husband of 9 years and two children. She is AFAA certified, as well as Spinning certified. Jessica was a coach for the Beau Chene Country Club’s swim team and for Crawfish Aquatics in Baton Rouge. She also taught third grade and worked as a Literacy Interventionist with the STPPS. She is looking forward to being a part of the BCCC fitness team and connecting with and giving back to our Beau Chene community.

    Jessica will be teaching every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am. Check out BCCC app to reserve your spot.
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    Gretchen Dubourg- Certified Group Instructor

    Gretchen is an ASFA certified group fitness instructor as well as a Les Mills BodyCombat instructor. She lives in Covington with her husband, Zachary, and two young children. Gretchen had always struggled to have a healthy relationship with food and fitness. After her first-born child, she knew she was in an unhealthy place and needed to make a change. She decided to put in the work and as a result lost over 90 pounds! Most of this was accomplished through attending group fitness classes and healthy eating. She fell in love with fitness and decided she wanted to pursue helping others achieve their goals! Gretchen is happy to share her journey and knowledge with others!

    Gretchen teaches on Monday mornings at 8:30am. Check out the BCCC app to reserve your space.