Santi has been an avid athlete all his life. He played tennis at the collegiate level, at Spring Hill College. He feels that having a healthy diet and active lifestyle is crucial to achieving balance and happiness. Santi is a Private Banker at Avenue Bank in Nashville, but also shares a passion for fitness with his wife, Anna. After experiencing the workout and hearing success stories, he too fell in love with the method. Santi is warm, energetic and motivating, allowing for a fun, yet challenging teaching style. He brings a load of energy to each and every workout and he is excited to bring this new fitness concept to the people of Nashville!
Fitness has always been a central component of Anna’s life. She’s been a life-long athlete, as a collegiate soccer player at Spring Hill College , a recreational tennis player and a dedicated runner. With fitness always being a strong passion, she decided to make a career change from the world of development and event planning into the world of fitness. She began to learn about the Lagree Fitness method and just couldn’t get enough. After learning about the effectiveness of the unique workout, she had to try it out for herself. After one class, she was blown away by the intensity of the workout and the day after, the amount of soreness. She found herself making excuses to go to Atlanta (the nearest city with a Lagree Fitness studio) and inevitably squeezing in a workout or two. Needless to say, she was hooked. It was clear that this method was the next big evolution in the fitness world and she is thrilled to be bringing this unique workout to Nashville, TN!
Anna’s passion and deep understanding of this method allows her to teach in way that’s methodical, with an emphasis on proper form, while also providing her clients with energy, motivation and encouragement during each and every exercise.
Lisa has always led an active and healthy lifestyle playing competitive golf, running, hiking, skiing and tennis. She constantly seeks to find new challenges that keep her physically fit while also increasing her strength and stamina. The connection between mind and body has long been something she loved from her dedication to Pilates, as well as the role it played in helping her to rehab chronic lower back pain that she suffered many years ago. Pilates, though, played a secondary role to her intense cardio and weight lifting regiment. Then, she found the Sebastien Lagree Method and was astonished by the intensity she so craved was all right there! The Lagree Fitness Method offered everything she loved in one workout! So inspired by the experience, and now having earned the certification, she can't wait to share her love for fitness and this life altering workout with others.
Morgan Crosson Schofield
Growing up in a health conscious home made it easy to decide the career path Morgan was going to pursue for her future. She has always been drawn to fitness and nutrition, as well as helping others succeed. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Exercise Science, her first occupation was in weight loss education. Through time spent directing and counseling in a local weight loss program, she began to understand the need for a more comprehensive approach to individuals' health concerns.
Morgan is a certified Integrative Health Coach, personal trainer and group fitness instructor. After trying the Lagree Fitness Method once in her hometown of Nashville, she was hooked and knew this method needed to be added to her repertoire. The Lagree Fitness Method has made a significant impact on her personal fitness and she is excited to be able to share it with others. She was trained in and taught at Studio Novo before relocating to Los Angeles. Morgan has spent the last 3.5 years teaching the Lagree Fitness Method full time along-side seasoned LA instructors. She believes the time spent in California has been an invaluable learning experience.
Though LA proved to push and stretch her in new ways, Morgan, and husband Ben, are happy to be back home in Nashville. She takes great pleasure in the opportunity to guide clients towards increased personal fitness, a holistic lifestyle and to motivate positive behavior changes that will help their overall well-being. And Studio Novo is the perfect place to start!
Anne Marie Peterson
Anne Marie spent seven years working in the television industry, in New York City, LA and Nashville, going through her own journey with losing weight and learning to live a healthy lifestyle. Upon officially relocating to Nashville in November 2010, she felt called to pursue a career in health & fitness to help others find health and happiness.
Anne Marie is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Tennessee Titans Cheerleader & Team Captain, Barry's Bootcamp Nashville Instructor, and a key leader at lululemon athletica. Additionally, she has her Business Degree from Belmont University specializing in Entertainment Business.
She discovered Studio Novo & the Lagree Fitness Method while training for auditions for her fourth year as a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader. Immediately hooked, Anne Marie has adapted this method as a regular part of her own fitness regimen, and absolutely loves teaching at Studio Novo.
"After suffering from numerous leg injuries my whole life, the Lagree Method has been one of the only training programs that has truly worked to strengthen my legs."
Joy loves a challenge. Actively pursuing new experiences is one of the greatest thrills in her life. She has a passion for fitness, motivating others, and constantly evolving into a more fit and healthier individual. Joy plays competitive tennis and she has a passion for outdoor sports. She is a certified SCUBA diver, with a love of deep, drift dives. During the winter, nothing makes her happier than being on a pair of skis in deep powder. An avid exerciser from a very young age, Joy earned a minor in Health in college. Since then, she has tried all forms of fitness from Crossfit to barre classes, finally meeting her match at Studio Novo. The Lagree Method challenged her body in ways that she did not know were possible, and the results came quick. She is a true believer in the method and its benefits and it shows in her teaching. If you want to challenge yourself, and get results, don’t miss out on Joy’s classes.
Kortni Koutrakos is originally from Columbia, SC and has been a Nashville resident since late 2015. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Master’s in Public Health Policy. Her full time job is a Territory Business Manager for the Orthopedics division of BSN Medical for the state of Tennessee. She has been a fitness instructor and trainer for 13 years – teaching bootcamp, kickboxing, weightlifting, endurance, and coaching cross country at the high school level. Her big fitness goal is to complete a 10k race or more in every state by the time she is 40 years old!
“My passion for Lagree Fitness was after my first month taking classes at Studio Novo. I noticed within about 15-20 classes – my core was so much stronger, my posture was taller, and my legs were leaner. I was hooked. I take Lagree in every city I visit to learn new movements and teaching techniques from instructors all around the country. The Lagree method is so powerful and effective, yet so gentle on the joints – which is very important to me as a runner. My running times have improved, I have zero back pain, and feel stronger than I ever have! My greatest enjoyment as a coach is seeing clients, regardless of age or fitness level, push past their comfort zone and set new goals for themselves!”
Brianna grew up cheering competitively and always enjoyed working out. Over the past few years her love for all things health and fitness evolved in to a true passion. As a nurse and spine specialist, Brianna knows the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Even while traveling 3-5 days a week for her career, she always makes her workouts and nutrition a priority.
Brianna loves all types of fitness, from boot camps and weight lifting to barre and hot yoga, she has tried it all. After hearing about The LaGree Method at her local Lululemon store, she decided to try it out and was immediately hooked. The method gave her the high intensity workout that she craved, while elongating the muscles, which is such a great supplement to lifting weights. She’s loves that the workout cannot be mimicked in the gym, and that the shake it gives can only be felt on the Megaformer. She loves leaving a class feeling like she accomplished something. She always gives her workouts 100% and motivates her clients to do the same.
Mandi has always been passionate about fitness!! Her love for fitness began when she discovered TurboKick (a high impact cardio kickboxing class) back in college. She knew she needed to do more so she became a certified instructor and has been teaching ever since. It was from here she found her passion for teaching and motivating others to a healthy lifestyle.
As Mandi continued to explore other fitness programs/classes, she found Studio Novo and immediately fell in love with the method and how it made her so much stronger. The results and the intensity are what kept Mandi hooked!
For a high motivation and energetic class you have to check out Mandi's classes!
This Nashville native has always had a strong passion for living an active lifestyle stemming from her days as a competitive cheerleader. She didn’t discover the amazing results that group fitness could have until she discovered the Lagree Method while getting in shape for her wedding. After her first class she was hooked. She loves how much stronger she has become through the method! A cheerleader at heart, her high energy, upbeat classes will guarantee you an intense workout!
In addition to the Lagree Fitness Methodology, Sara is a middle school technology teacher. She enjoys all things Nashville, from the restaurants to the live music! She also enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with friends and family.
Danielle found her passion for fitness through sports, which she played from an early age through college. After an extremely successful track/cross country career in which she also earned a degree in Exercise Science, she knew being involved in fitness was what she wanted to do.
She found a way to merge her competitive spirit and love of fitness by becoming a bikini competitor. Then a friend introduced her to Studio Novo, and she was immediately hooked. After her first class, she knew teaching the Lagree method was something she would love.
Danielle truly enjoys being able to help clients learn the Lagree Fitness Method. She has seen firsthand the changes people can attain in their bodies and lives by coming to Studio Novo. She loves to challenge her clients according to their abilities, whether they are an advanced student or are in class for the first time. When Danielle teaches, you will always leave knowing you got a great workout!
Wake up. Sweat it out. Eat Clean. Pursue your passions. Sleep. Repeat. To me, those are the necessary elements of a successful, balanced and happy life. I spent four years living in LA, where I discovered the incredible benefits of group fitness, with a heavy emphasis on the Lagree Fitness Method, Bar Method, Bootcamps and Spin classes. It recharged my life and brought out a healthier and happier me! I started at my worst and have slowly worked to create the best me! It wasn’t easy but it’s one of my most prized accomplishments. Relocating back to Nashville (Belmont Alum here!) from LA, I have brought my passion for fitness and the Lagree Fitness Method to Studio Novo. After showing up for my first class, I joined as an unlimited member and haven’t left since! Becoming and coach, seeing your accomplishments from week to week, month to month and over the past year has been inspiring and I’m so lucky to call this a job, because coaching is one of the highlights of my week! Come see me Wednesdays at 630pm or Sunday’s at 10am and 11am at the Nashville studio!
Alexis is always up for trying something new but some of her favorite things to do are going for long hikes, cooking and traveling.
Growing up Alexis always loved playing sports and being a part of her neighborhoods pick-up games but it wasn’t until after college that she got into a health and fitness routine. She quickly realized that boutique fitness was right up her ally and got certified to teach high interval training at Shred415 in St. Louis. She was teaching, taking yoga multiple times a week and always on the hunt for a new class to mix up her routine. Alexis found the Lagree Fitness Method when St. Louis’ first studio opened and immediately fell in love! She moved to Nashville the summer of ’16, found Novo, got certified and started teaching quickly!
Catch her behind the mic at both of our locations!
Throughout his life, Matthew has amassed a true conglomerate of experiences within the athletic realm. From soccer to baseball, and now a developed fitness enthusiast, he understands the importance of living a healthy, meaningful lifestyle.
Being involved in music, Matthew emerged himself in management, plays the occasional gigs as a musician and even is an accomplished publicist (representing A-level acts for Sony Music from national television appearances to multiple GRAMMY red carpets). Now, as he has been taking on roles of marketing within the Nashville fitness community, he knows how crucial it is to cultivate an active, yet balanced lifestyle.
His passion for the Lagree Method stemmed from one single visit. After getting some classes under his belt, he believed in the program and isolated movements so much, he pursued his certification to become an instructor and set out on the process to motivate and help people realize that, no matter where they are at, change can happen. He is excited to continue introducing the workout to Nashville and brings his energized and lively take on each routine, making it a fun, unique experience.
Bridgette Butler MS, RD, LD/N
As a Licensed Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian health and wellness are cornerstones of Bridgette’s life. Exercise has always played a central role in these goals of health and wellness for family, friends and clients. While she has participated in many many fitness methods over the years, Lagree Fitness stood out as an exceptional method with a workout open to every age and fitness level and with truly amazing results. Her love of Lagree Fitness lead her to become certified as an instructor and she now works to bring these amazing results to everyone who participates. From the fitness beginner to the most experienced athletes, the Lagree Method will advance your fitness level and Bridgette will help you get there.
From the early ages of Megan’s existence, the value of a healthy lifestyle has been instilled on multi-dimensional levels. Growing up in different geographical parts of the world, fitness has been ingrained in her as she played sports and developed advanced skills as a dancer. Through each culture adjustment and years of continual refinement within the scope of fitness, she has set out to live a full, healthy lifestyle each day.
Megan is not only a trained interior designer and visual merchandiser, but helps lead one of the most esteemed fitness apparel companies in Nashville. One of her best traits include steady leadership for others while maintaining a fitness/life balance.
Lagree Fitness clicked for Megan from the earliest stages of Studio Novo. Over time, she began to notice both extensive strength and physical changes in her body that she had never seen before. She believed in it so much, that she decided to become certified in the method to help inspire others to see the same change. Megan’s infectious spirit and inspiring qualities, combined with one of the latest and greatest methods in the fitness world, make for an unsurpassed experience.
Stephanie has over 20 years of coaching, training and teaching experience in the fitness & running community. She studied ballet and modern dance, and danced and acted in professional theater. Stephanie was with The Delta Fitness for 14 years as a strength coach, and also designed and facilitated “Girl Power” summer camps, promoting young women’s health and body image.
In addition to coaching at Studio Novo, Stephanie is a strength coach at STEPS Fitness, where she trains several long-time, loyal clients. She preaches that “Fitness is the fountain of youth, and consistency is the key!”
Stephanie came across Lagree Fitness at Studio Novo and fell in love with the low-impact, high-intensity method. She immediately recognized that the Lagree Fitness Method, practiced on Studio Novo’s Megaformers, puts minimal impact on the joints while being extremely intense and effective on the muscles—ideal training for maintaining an active lifestyle and a strong body.
She knew she had to become certified and coach at Studio Novo to share this safe, effective, long-term fitness method with others. Stephanie is full of energy and knowledge and we know you will LOVE her classes!