MEET OUR TEAM

Christina VanDam - Pole, Silks & Lyra   Growing up, Christina always wanted to fly. When she moved to Utah for a job, she found a gym that gave her that feeling. She fell in love with Aerial Arts from the minute she stepped up to the mats. Her goal is for everyone to find a form of fitness that they love, that inspires them, and motivates them to be the best version of themselves.  “Through aerial fitness, I found a way to truly connect to my soul and I wish to open that door to others and to change the culture and stereotypes around this type of fitness.”

Christina VanDam - Pole, Silks & Lyra

Growing up, Christina always wanted to fly. When she moved to Utah for a job, she found a gym that gave her that feeling. She fell in love with Aerial Arts from the minute she stepped up to the mats. Her goal is for everyone to find a form of fitness that they love, that inspires them, and motivates them to be the best version of themselves.

“Through aerial fitness, I found a way to truly connect to my soul and I wish to open that door to others and to change the culture and stereotypes around this type of fitness.”

Kendra Garcia - Flexibility & Hammock   Kendra Garcia brings 9 years of experience as a competitive artistic gymnast to her study and performances in the circus arts. Kendra specializes in aerial silks, hammock, Lyra, static trapeze, rope, chandelier, cube, and partner acrobatics. She has been performing locally since the beginning of 2016. In addition to her passion for the circus arts, Kendra is currently obtaining a degree from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in hopes of pursuing a career as a specialist in allergy and immunology.

Kendra Garcia - Flexibility & Hammock

Kendra Garcia brings 9 years of experience as a competitive artistic gymnast to her study and performances in the circus arts. Kendra specializes in aerial silks, hammock, Lyra, static trapeze, rope, chandelier, cube, and partner acrobatics. She has been performing locally since the beginning of 2016. In addition to her passion for the circus arts, Kendra is currently obtaining a degree from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in hopes of pursuing a career as a specialist in allergy and immunology.

Carlie Boeve - Silks & Lyra   Carlie has an extensive background in fitness. She more recently discovered all things aerial and absolutely fell in love. For the past two years Carlie has been working with Bangarang Circus focusing on Silks, Lyra, Hammock, and Acro Yoga. She also enjoys swing dancing and anything to do with adventure!  When she's not flying high she can be found rock climbing, surfing, or working at Holland Hospital.

Carlie Boeve - Silks & Lyra

Carlie has an extensive background in fitness. She more recently discovered all things aerial and absolutely fell in love. For the past two years Carlie has been working with Bangarang Circus focusing on Silks, Lyra, Hammock, and Acro Yoga. She also enjoys swing dancing and anything to do with adventure!

When she's not flying high she can be found rock climbing, surfing, or working at Holland Hospital.

 
Amy Skinner - Pole   Amy has an extensive background in dance and fitness. She has competed, performed and placed nationally in figure skating, swing dancing, and pole dancing. She has been pole dancing since 2009 and loves the artistry and strength of the sport.  When Amy isn’t dancing she works with her husband, Colin, at their business Skinner Masonry and Concrete. Amy also barrel races horses and is a mama to two beautiful girls.

Amy Skinner - Pole

Amy has an extensive background in dance and fitness. She has competed, performed and placed nationally in figure skating, swing dancing, and pole dancing. She has been pole dancing since 2009 and loves the artistry and strength of the sport.

When Amy isn’t dancing she works with her husband, Colin, at their business Skinner Masonry and Concrete. Amy also barrel races horses and is a mama to two beautiful girls.

Faith VanderZwaag - Strength & Conditioning   Faith has been passionate about health and fitness since she was a young girl and has long been an avid runner and soccer player. In 2014 she obtained her personal trainer certification through American College of Sports Medicine and she loves helping other people achieve their fitness goals. She also enjoys music (singing and playing piano and violin), the outdoors, hiking, plants, dabbling in photography, and spending time with family and friends. Faith also enjoys a good challenge - especially when it comes to exercise!

Faith VanderZwaag - Strength & Conditioning

Faith has been passionate about health and fitness since she was a young girl and has long been an avid runner and soccer player. In 2014 she obtained her personal trainer certification through American College of Sports Medicine and she loves helping other people achieve their fitness goals. She also enjoys music (singing and playing piano and violin), the outdoors, hiking, plants, dabbling in photography, and spending time with family and friends. Faith also enjoys a good challenge - especially when it comes to exercise!

Bernice Mitchell - Yoga   Yoga began for Bernice when she decided to live a more authentic life. When she enrolled in Yoga Teachers training, she started with introducing herself to her body. Yoga helped her build a loving, compassionate respectful relationship via mind and body. She is a third year clinical psychology ph.d student who truly believe in yoga psychology and how it plays a role in everyday life. Helping others introduce themselves to their body and make that mind/body connect is a service she hopes to bring to Zeal.

Bernice Mitchell - Yoga

Yoga began for Bernice when she decided to live a more authentic life. When she enrolled in Yoga Teachers training, she started with introducing herself to her body. Yoga helped her build a loving, compassionate respectful relationship via mind and body. She is a third year clinical psychology ph.d student who truly believe in yoga psychology and how it plays a role in everyday life. Helping others introduce themselves to their body and make that mind/body connect is a service she hopes to bring to Zeal.