JoAnn Dawes

JoAnn was involved in sports and athletics all through high school. While in college studying Athletic Training, she took up running and added weight training to her routine. After college, her focus was on starting a family. As a wife and mom she lost track of taking care of herself. After her youngest was born she decided that in order to be the best wife and mother she could be, she needed to pay more attention to her health. She found her way to an indoor cycling class. She discovered she loved the group atmosphere almost as much as she loved the exercise! Using the energy and support of the group to help power her through each workout helped her to stay committed. Soon enough she got certified to teach indoor cycling. From there she added certifications in several Les Mills programs, Pound Fitness and went on to become a Certified Nutrition Coach as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. Certifications: Les Mills GRIT (2017), Les Mills TONE (2018), Les Mills BODYCOMBAT (2018), Les Mills RPM (2019), Pound Fit (2020), Les Mills BODYFLOW (2021), NASM-CNC (2020), NASM-CPT (2021)

Sarah Cawrse

I am a mother of twin girls, I strive to lead by example with my girls. I started my journey with Les Mills over 10 years ago by telling my sister that I was not someone that did group fitness classes. She talked me into trying one of her classes and I was hooked! I had finally found a workout that was more fun than workout and looked forward to every day! I became certified in Les Mills BODYCOBMAT and BODYPUMP within the next two years. I am a working mother that is working her way to strong. I am so excited to continue my journey with ONE Fitness and Wellness and the amazing instructors that are becoming my family!

Tomlinson Rauscher

After competing in three sports as a student at Glens Falls High School and graduating from college, I undertook a career as a computer software executive. To complement my professional life, I competed across the U.S. and around the world as a masters athlete. Wanting to continue this avocation and maintain a high level of fitness for a long time, I undertook the study of exercise and nutrition science. What a profound difference they make on quality of life and longevity! Having taught numerous classes in a variety of exercise disciplines, I love working with seniors to optimize their functional fitness. I look forward to being part of the ONE team, providing development opportunities to the community.

Dr. Tomlinson Rauscher is a Certified Personal Trainer who has earned certifications in senior fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. He is also a Certified Pilates Instructor, Nutrition Advisor, and Cross Fit Level 2 Trainer. Rauscher has competed in Masters Track and Field, earning All-American honors in the pole vault, sprints, and hurdles, and winning 5 National Championships in the pole vault.

Raquel Speers

Raquel is a single mom, who wants to be able to keep up with her two amazing boys. She was active in high school, but then life changed with college, adult responsibilities and starting a family. She stopped taking care of herself, focusing her energy on caring for others in her family and through her work as a Community Care Coordinator. She gained weight and became uncomfortable in her own skin. Then she recognized how much stress relief came with exercise and started a journey toward taking care of herself. Raquel became a certified Zumba instructor, which was totally outside her comfort zone. Seeking a new challenge, Raquel found Pound Fitness and fell in love with the program. She became certified to teach Pound in June 2015 and loves the full body workout with modifications to suit anyone! She now loves to teach classes and enjoys to run.

Favorite quote: “Fitness is 100% mental…your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.”
Raquel says, “I love the welcoming atmosphere at ONE Fitness and Wellness and the dedication that all the instructors have toward making sure everyone is comfortable and classes are modified to fit everyone’s needs.”

Tony Nassivera

Tony has coached sports for over 20 years. A 3-season athlete in school, Tony’s passion for being active pushes him to run, hike, kayak, and even obstacle races. In the past few years, he has found the fun and motivation of group fitness. Tony discovered the strength that is built from people working together and how forces once unseen come beaming from participants and leaders as they push to achieve in health and fitness.

Certifications: Les Mills GRIT, Les Mills BODYPUMP

Hayley Leclaire

Hayley Leclaire

After being a 3 season athlete as well as playing travel softball I went on to play D2 college softball. In college I pursued a degree in elementary education and now teach at my alma mater as well as coach multiple sports.

Having been part of a team for most of my life I saw the value in group fitness and that special something that happens by drawing strength from others to achieve your fitness goals. There are days that without my fitness family I wouldn’t have achieved my dreams of becoming an instructor to be able to help others realize their dreams and goals as well!

Noelle Stevens

Noelle is a wife & mother. She discovered later in life that the best medicine for her chronic back pain and depressed feelings is exercise. And even later discovered that good nutrition helps too 🙂

Why does she love group fitness classes so much? Because of all the exercise routines she tried, this is where she found the greatest benefits. And this is where the best of friendships were created.

Favorite quote: “None of us are as strong as all of us.”

Certifications: Les Mills BODYCOMBAT (2008), CXWorx (2011), RPM (2012), GRIT (2015), TONE (2018), Pound Fit (2019). Culinary Medicine (2019). Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician (2020).

Kait Davidson

Kait Davidson has always had a passion for fitness and exercise. From the age of five Kait played soccer, which evolved into track and cross country in college and running full and half marathons today. Although Kait enjoys running, her passion is group fitness. Kait enjoys participating in and leading group fitness classes. She believes there is something magical about having a fitness family who supporting each other on their fitness journeys.

Emily Sausville

Emily found group fitness a few years ago at a time in her life when she needed everything group fitness has to offer: community, encouragement, and motivation. Through group fitness she was inspired to push herself physically and felt encouraged to exceed her own expectations.

Training to become a Les Mills Body Pump instructor made her stronger and more grounded, but most importantly helped defy her own limitations. She is passionately devoted to helping people live happy, healthy lives. Emily’s fitness journey has changed her life and she is dedicated to inspiring others to make positive changes, so they too can defy their own limitations!

Certifications: Les Mills GRIT, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health/Life Coach

Megan Houde

If you don’t love what you do, why do it? I’m a musician, bartender, training to be a boxer, and hobbyist mechanic. I love to keep moving. As the lead singer, I travel with my band and have always been one of the boys…but with a woman’s flair! I became a BODYCOMBAT instructor in 2014 and I still can’t believe it really happened! I fell in love with boxing and haven’t looked back yet. My family is my soul; whether it’s blood or chosen, I love hard. I believe that if you love something, it becomes a part of you for a purpose. I love boxing, I love BODYCOMBAT, and I hope to share that joy with you! I wanna have some fun and kick some booty!

My weakness – pizza, cookies, beer and Everybody Loves Raymond – don’t judge!