Kelly Creel, Inspire Coach and Owner
Kelly Creel is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Spinning® Instructor, and Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA). Kelly’s interest in a mind/body approach to physical fitness incubated during her yoga training and accelerated during her martial arts training. She practices contact-style karate and is currently training for her brown belt. Kelly is also an avid practitioner and teacher of Vinyasa-style yoga and enjoys meshing strength training, Spin®, yoga, and karate together in her training plan. Aside from coaching others and building her own physical fitness, her passions include cooking, reading, studying Eastern philosophy and meditation, breaking things with nunchuks, brainstorming about fitness topics with husband and Inspire co-owner Stephen Creel, and just being Mom to their nine-year-old son.
Stephen Creel, Inspire Coach and Owner
Stephen Creel is a Certified Spinning® Instructor and avid road cyclist. Stephen brings real-world experience to indoor cycling, designing challenging, entertaining rides that simulate an outdoor experience. Stephen’s wackiest accomplishment was a solo ride on his Seven titanium-steel frame bike to Orange Beach from Birmingham. His hobbies include following professional cycling, watching college football, hiking with his son and dog, and designing SPIN® rides to follow professional cycling races such as the Tour de France and Giro de Italia.
Gabe Rios, Inspire Coach and Owner
Fitness junkie Gabe has been a certified Spinning® instructor since 2008 and also holds a Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ certification. Before his Inspire days, it wasn’t unusual to find him teaching group ex classes almost daily at either the Birmingham YMCA or the UAB Rec. Adding to his credentials, Gabe was a DJ in college and continues to channel his inner-DJ through his Spinning® classes. He loves putting together playlists that create synergies between music and cycling movements. A practitioner of what he preaches, Gabe started his Spinning® journey more than 7 years ago and has enjoyed the weight loss benefits, boosted by a complimentary diet of cardio and strength training. Off the bike, Gabe digs hiking, running races, mountain biking, and spending time with his lovely wife Laura, a pastry chef, and his 2 girls. In addition, he’s been a medical librarian for nearly 20 years and is Deputy Director of UAB’s Lister Hill Library.
Sarah Moody, Inspire Coach and CERTIFIED SPINNING® INSTRUCTOR
Staying fit and being active has always been a big part of Sarah’s life. She loves sports and exercise and has been an avid Spinning® enthusiast since trying out her first class almost ten years ago. A Nashville native, Sarah relocated to Birmingham in 2009. She and her husband Matt love living in the Highland Park area and being part of all that the ever-growing and increasingly vibrant city has to offer. When she’s not on the bike, you’re likely to find her running (her second favorite form of exercise), working on her cooking skills and traveling the world as often as she can get away.
andrea walker, Inspire Coach and certified yoga teacher
Andrea Walker is a certified yoga teacher, strength training enthusiast, avid blogger and photographer, fitness software designer, entrepreneur, and all-around bundle of energy! Andrea’s love of learning and lifetime mission of sharing her passion for helping others motivated her to begin her yoga teacher training in 2012. Andrea brings her knowledge of the fitness world – she loves pumping iron by participating in tough workouts at CrossFit Rebellion – to her yoga instruction, emphasizing safety and proper form in balance with the spiritual aspects of pranayama (breathing) and meditation techniques with her class participants. She’s been teaching a community yoga class at Freshfully Market since Spring of 2013 and joined the Inspire Fitness yoga team in Summer 2013. Andrea is originally from Gadsden and now lives in Birmingham with husband and fellow entrepreneur, Joe. Aside from fitness, Andrea is also a foodie and loves eating fresh, local, and nutritious fare to support her activities and lifestyle. Her fitness journey continues today and beyond as she continues to expand her boundaries and learn alongside her students.
Atheena Walters, Inspire Coach and Licensed Medical Neuromuscular Therapist, Athletic Personal Trainer, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Nutritional Consultant
In 1999, Atheena initiated a personal mission to improve her personal health, seeking to set an example for her two children. During her mission, which continues today, Atheena has accumulated over 3100 hours of training and countless hours of experience working with a diverse clientele, ranging from beginner to advanced athletes. She integrates all aspects of her training to provide individuals with the knowledge to improve their health – beginning within. Atheena will be teaching FuncFit and Boot Camp classes at Inspire Fitness, and her mantra is “Let’s treat the body as a Whole! Balancing Your Mind, Body, Spirit! Teaching you how to Love your self!” Atheena is a 40 Year Old Mom of 2, Licensed Medical Neuromuscular Therapist, Athletic Personal Trainer, Physical Therapy Assistant, and Nutritional Consultant.