Fitness Instructors

The City of Pelham along with the Pelham Park & Recreation Staff would like to welcome the Fitness Instructors to our team. They are a great addition to the Pelham Recreation Center Staff and a variety fitness classes. 
Alesia Aaron
Mimi (1)

Alesia Aaron

Alesia began her lifelong love of dance at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her in a ballet class. She eventually expanded her dance knowledge to include jazz, hip hop, and tap. When the opportunity to teach dance fitness presented itself, she "jumped" at the chance.

Alesia is certified as a REFIT® instructor and has been teaching at a local church for the last 3 years.

Mimi Birk

Mimi is a AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor specializing in REFIT®, REV+FLOW® by REFIT® and Intrinity.

Lorie Flanegan
Sandra Thompson (2)

Lorie Lee Flanegan

Lorie began dancing at age 3, training in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Gymnastics until age 18. Her introduction to ballroom began in 2007 with a choreographed bride and groom dance. She returned to ballroom again in 2012 and has been teaching ever since. She has performed locally in both student and professional exhibitions. Along with teaching, she also co-manages Champion Latin and Ballroom in Vestavia, Alabama.

Sandra Thompson

Sandra is a retired military Veteran who began teaching fitness classes after becoming a US Army fitness expert and Master Instructor in 1999. In her 20 years of experience Sandra has been AFAA and AAAI/ISMA certified in Group Fitness Exercise. She is also a certified personal trainer and licensed to teach a variety of fitness classes to include: Zumba Fitness, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip Hop, Boot Camp, and Line Dancing just to name a few. Sandra has a very energetic personality and participants love her classes! She welcomes you to join her & guarantees you will burn lots of calories, lose weight, feel great & have a blast while doing so because EVERY class feels like a PARTY!


Rec Fitness Instructor 2

Courtney Pierce

Courtney is an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, specializing in REFIT®, REV+FLOW®, Zumba® and Zumba® Kids.

Rec Fitness Instructor- 1

Tresa Turner

Tresa is an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, specializing in REFIT®, STRONG®, Zumba® and Zumba® Gold.


Fitness Class Registration

To guarantee the class will be held, registration is required by the day before the class is scheduled. Register online, via phone (205) 620-6426 or in person at the Recreation Center before the day of the class.

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