Instructors and Staff

kristin@thefusefitnessstudio.com

KRISTIN RIOS, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Certified Kickboxing Instructor
  • TRX Certified Instructor
  • B.A. UC Berkeley

Kristin has a strong athletic background that includes being a lifelong skier turned snowboarder, and competitive tennis and softball player. She developed an affinity for fitness at a young age, doing step-up power aerobics with her dad in the living room. This turned into a passion for seeking out and creating unique, challenging and fun exercise alternatives and led Kristin to explore gymnastics, rock climbing and kickboxing. She kicks butt in her powerful little 5’3” package, just ask any of her three brothers!

Kristin now kicks butt for a living. She makes sure that getting a tough workout doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Coaching classes and training clients is her passion, and she loves making a positive impact on people’s lives. Kristin is a dedicated motivator whose rapport with her clients leads to real friendship.

pascha@thefusefitnessstudio.com

PASCHA BROWN, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Pilates Instructor (Balanced Body University)
  • TRX Certified Instructor
  • B.S. California State University Fresno

Pascha brings life, creativity and positive energy to help members and clients achieve their ultimate fitness goals.

As a mother she has been her own best client, exercising off more than 45lbs in only four months after delivery. With eight years in the fitness industry, she currently teaches Bootcamp and TRX Power classes and conducts personal training for individuals, partners and groups.

While Pascha’s programs are packed with variety and fun, you will still feel every bit of your workout. Her specialties include functional training, core conditioning, athletic training, and weight loss. Pascha excels in working with young people, the elderly, as well as women who are pre/post natal.

rafferty.kelly@gmail.com

KELLY RAFFERTY, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

  • RYT-200 Yoga Alliance
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. Tulane University

Kelly is a certified yoga teacher, competitive powerlifter, and personal trainer. A life-long athlete who also brings a unique background as a performer and professor of theater and women's studies to her work, Kelly is particularly skilled at helping clients understand and inhabit their bodies in more empowered ways. She supports the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement and welcomes bodies of all sizes in her classes. When she's not training, Kelly makes performance art and writes.

fuquafit.adventures@gmail.com

FANA FUQUA, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR certification

Fana has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 10 years, and has an extensive background in high school, collegiate, masters and international athletics as both athlete and coach. She works with a wide range of clientele looking to achieve fitness through hard work and fun. Variety is the key for her clients, and she loves to design personalized programs and help clients measure their progress.

Fana offers core strengthening, cross training, and sports-specific training for all fitness levels and goals. Some of her group fitness classes include indoor cycling, core work, adult swim fitness, outdoor cycling sessions, Moms and Kids boot camp as well as sports conditioning for adults and teens. Her personal clients include everyone from older clients looking to maintain good health, to new moms, to athletes with conditioning goals.