Instructors

FITNESS & YOGA INSTRUCTORS

Jessica Garcia
Lead Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA // Women's Fitness Specialization, NASM // Jessica is a California native who moved to Fayetteville in 2015 with her family. She started climbing to conquer her fear of heights. Though the experience initially terrified her, she was hooked on the sport because it perfectly blended her love of fitness and adventure. During her first visit to Triangle Rock Club, she became a member because she knew this was more than just a gym: TRC is a unique community. She joined the staff as a substitute fitness instructor in November 2017. She was a natural fit, and she became a regularly-scheduled fitness instructor, teaching weekly strength classes and monthly specialty fitness clinics. Jessica is now our Lead Fitness Instructor, and she continues to share her passion for fitness and climbing.
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Jay
Yoga
Background in Outdoor Living and Spiritual Health // Yoga Instructor // Route Setter // Reiki Practitioner // 2x Triangle Rock Club of Fayetteville's Summit Award // Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Certified at Neighborhood Yoga in the mountain city of Boone, NC // Jay Edge is a Route Setter and Yoga Instructor at the Triangle Rock Club in Fayetteville. Jay's passion for climbing and joy for volunteering earned him Triangle Rock Club's 2017 Member of the Year award. Jay began working at Triangle Rock Club in 2017 earning the Triangle Rock Club Fayetteville's Summit award in 2018 and again in 2019. // When Jay is not in the climbing gym or rock climbing outside, he is practicing yoga. Yoga gave Jay the ability to heal his body and take himself to a fitness level that he never thought possible. Jay also found that yoga is a major benefit to rock climbing giving more hip flexibility, and getting one in touch with the breath as well as the many other physical advantages obtained through the practice of Yoga. Jay sees yoga as a unison of body and mind as well as a great way to becoming and staying a happy, healthy, and able bodied rock climber. Jay lives in Fayetteville N.C. with his dog, Zack, and cat, Autumn.
Sarah D.
Fitness
Back in 2010 Sarah realized that wishing her physical goals into reality wasn't working out very well, so she decided to commit to the practice of food tracking and at-home workouts. That decision was one of the best she ever made. Since then, She dedicated herself to continuous learning, experimenting, and searching for new opportunities within the world of health and wellness. Sarah’s official training career began in 2014 with a Crossfit L1 certification hot off the presses. A year later she opened her first weightlifting gym in Kansas City, MO with an additional USAW Sport Coaching and Attitude Nation L1 certificate under her belt. But certificates don't equal experience and that's what Sarah valued most about her time in KC. The 3 years Sarah had in my gym were spent gaining experience and helping spread the love of movement, health, and knowledge to her clients and friends. Now that Sarah has come to Fayetteville, she gets to share that love and excitement for movement and health with the climbing community at TRC. Her goal as a trainer is to provide space and opportunity for you to feel comfortable trying your best. Sarah wants you to be strong, but more importantly, to feel capable.
David
Yoga
David Breece is a Lifelong resident of Fayetteville. He began practicing yoga back in 2015 when his mother signed him up to take a class with her at FTCC. He instantly fell in love with the clarity of mind and awareness that yoga offers. In 2018, David completed a 200HR Yoga Teacher Training program at Embrace Yoga Studio in Fayetteville. When David is not teaching he enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and playing music.
Lydia
Yoga
Lydia has been a student of yoga since it found her in 2012 her my home state of Colorado. She loves getting outside as much as possible to enjoy the sun and nature. In 2019, she married her best pal, and followed his military career to North Carolina. As Lydia adjusted to leaving all that she knew, yoga became paramount in almost every aspect of her life. This led Lydia to complete a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden of Apex. Lydia's intention while teaching is to guide your mind to the breath, allowing you to listen to what your body needs; while, moving through a fast-paced flow and slow down where it's needed most. I’m excited to tune in together to a higher level of awareness & consciousness together.
Colleen
Fitness
Colleen Flaherty, CSCS, CPT, empowers clients to tune in to the strength and mobility of their body's through intuitive movements, fun classes, workshops, and professional coach course. She's a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who's worked with people in their homes, gym settings, and corporate employee-wellness settings. As an east coast native, Colleen loves the wilderness, camping, and hiking. She also enjoys learning new skills like the martial art Aikido and most recently, horseback riding!
Elyse
Yoga
RYT-200 // LMBT 17583 // Elyse has a bachelors degree in Health and Wellness Promotion through UNC-Asheville, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She moved to Fayetteville in 2012 and met her husband in 2019. Elye's passion is empowering individuals to make time for themselves. Investing in yourself, will multiply into a greater investment for your health, wellness, and happiness on a daily basis. In February 2016 she became a registered yoga teacher after receiving her 200 hours yoga teacher training through Yoga Legacy in Cary, NC. She later completed additional specialty training in aquatic, senior, and prenatal yoga and maintain a prenatal specialty through Yoga Alliance. Elyse earned her license in Massage and Bodywork Therapy October 2018. She completed her educational and licensing requirements, additional training in advanced techniques and assessment through Sandhills Community College. She currently offers a variety of massage modalities which compliment relaxation and outcome based therapy including cupping, aromatherapy, and taping.
Brittany
Yoga
RYT-200 // iRest Level 1 // Certified Holistic Health Coach // Nationally Certified School Psychologist // Brittany's love for yoga stemmed from her first yoga class as a young professional. She was chronically stressed and turned to yoga as a way to cope. It soon became her way of life, as she noticed lower levels of stress, mental clarity, improved digestion, and more confidence. Yoga became a vital part of her career as a school psychologist and certified holistic health coach. She began practice as a certified holistic health coach in 2018 after graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, New York, and her 200-hour RYT from Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, North Carolina. At the end of the year, she will also become a level 1 iRest teacher. As a certified holistic health coach, she supports women and busy professionals with balancing hormones, decreasing stress, and improving overall clarity. She works with clients to cultivate a plan that is supportive, effective, and personalized. Brittany enjoys teaching a wide range of classes but loves leading Gentle flow, Yin, and Meditation classes. She believes yoga is more than just holding a posture, it is reconnecting with the breath, the body, and ultimately the inner self. She can’t wait to meet you on the mat!
Courtney
Yoga
RYT-200 // Reiki Master // Courtney Faiello is an Arizona native, practicing and studying Yoga in 2002. She immediately fell in love with all aspects of Yoga and immersed herself in several modalities, including Kundalini, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Restorative, Yin, Aerial, and Hoop Yoga. She received her RYT-200 certification in early 2017, and has taught in Arizona, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Courtney enjoys sharing her passion for meditation and sound healing, weaving mindfulness practices into her yoga sessions with Tibetan singing bowls, bells, and the Native American flute to encourage awakening into and marinating within the generous present moment. In addition to Yoga, Courtney is a Reiki Master and fosters a deep, abiding affinity for the outdoors. She’s new to rock climbing and welcomes any and all advice--so feel free to introduce yourself when you see her in the gym!
Chrissy
Yoga
Chrissy is a California native, military spouse, and mom. She started teaching yoga in 2016 and loves to teach the postures with a splash of philosophy thrown in. She is also a fitness enthusiast, running 5Ks with her friends and occasionally lifting weights.

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