Certified Instructors

Lovie Leach, KBIA

Lovie is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ Instructor (KBIA) in the DMV (DC, MD and VA) area. She has also earned her Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Certified TRX Suspension Trainer. Lovie always had a passion for fitness…from gymnastics to cheerleading, softball, and tr...

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Lauren Schubert, KBIA-2

Lauren is a certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in Staten Island. Lauren can also be found training in Dasha’s flag ship location in KB classes several times a week! It was love at first swing, for energetic Lauren Schubert, who was looking for something to help release the pent-up energy she always had whirring a...

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Meredith Lawson, NASM-CPT, KBIA

Meredith is a Certified Kettlebell Kickbxing instructor, teaching in our NYC flagship, as well as traveling to teach Dasha’s contracted private gyms. A native Texan, Meredith moved to NYC nearly eight years ago after graduating from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Her passions have been split, though, between the crea...

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Justine Rose, KBIA

Justine is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our flag ship NYC location. Justine has a Bachelors in Science in Human Development from Binghamton University, she currently works with children in the NYC school district. Originally a Yoga buff, Justine was exposed to martial arts through her husband. She bega...

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Alex Zulnova, KBIA-2

Alex is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing Instructor (KBIA) currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. Besides her love for fitness Alex is an avid Muay Thai practitioner. She has competed in amateur Muay thai kickboxing, thus earning her place in the AMAA competition team and representing Andersons Martial Arts Academy at the WKA (World Kick...

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Natanya Mitchell, KBIA-2

Natanya is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. A Brooklyn native – born and raised – Natanya received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. She currently works as a client relationship manager for...

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Diane Lee, KBIA

Diane (Dee) is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. Originally a Toronto native, Dee has been interested in working out for what seems like her entire life! With over a decade of dedication Dee found herself getting deeper and deeper into her Yoga and Strength training practices. Loo...

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Christina Mamangakis-Evans, KBIA-2

Christina is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. A tri-state area native, Christina graduated from Georgetown University, where she majored in English and minored in Psychology, and then moved back to New York to pursue a career in book publishing. She’s had a passion for fitness ev...

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Blue Jung, KBIA-2

Blue is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our flagship NYC location. Born in Korea, Blue’s fitness career bagan when she started cheerleading in college. It was in 1989 that she got deeply into fitness and in 2000 Blue found Tae Kwon Do and began training the art. After mastering the system she wanted to ta...

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Emily Straub, DPT, KBIA-2

Emily is a is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching in our NYC flagship facility. A New Orleans native, Emily attended Marquette University, where she received a BA in Spanish Language & Literature and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. After graduation, she moved to NYC and currently works as a physic...

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Jénel Stevens, MS, CSCS, MKC, Pn-1, TFW-1, M-KBIA

Jénel is a Master Level Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (M-KBIA) instructor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a (MS) Master of Science in Sport Administration. Additionally she holds a (CSCS) NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutritional Counselor. Jenel also has a pre/post na...

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Patricia Quesada, KBIA

Patricia is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching a popular (co-ed) Kettlebell Kickboxing class in Long Beach, CA. Patricia considers herself a bit of a Gypsy only because she was born in Nicaragua but raised in LA and grew in up in NYC. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor in Fin...

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Sandra Mendez, KBIA-2

Sandra is a certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor. Once Sandra found Dasha and her Kettlebell Kickboxing™ program she was instantly hooked into the whole body aspect of this form of training. Sandra, is a former missile specialist for the United States Navy. After leaving the military she knew how to do two things-fitness and blowin...

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Courtney Roland, KBIA

Courtney is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching classes in Altoona, PA at Sports Evolution Gym. Courtney graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011 with Bachelors in Business Administration, management & marketing concentration. It was during a summer internship in New York City that she first ...

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Cindy DeMarsico, PT, KBIA

Cindy is a certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching a very popular Kettlebell Kickboxing class in Pennsylvania. As a licensed Cosmetology Teacher after working many years in a busy salon, she decided to take her interest in health and beauty in a different direction. Cindy attended Mount Aloysius College where she rece...

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Maegan Hille, KBIA

Maegan is a certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, anxious to bring this incredible workout to North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She discovered Kettlebell Kickboxing™ through a friend and was immediately hooked. She was also introduced to Muay Thai through Dasha, and quickly became a dedica...

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Christan Moy, KBIA-2

Christan is a Certified Kettlebell Kickboxing™ (KBIA) instructor, currently teaching semi-privates, privates and group Kettlebell Kickboxing ™ in Amsterdam (starting Jan 2013). Christan originated as an instructor in our flag ship NYC location, spending over a year teaching directly under Dasha. Christan is a graduate from Pratt Institute with a Ma...

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