StudioFit TD is committed to helping you feel well, no matter what that looks like for you. Our schedule of unique and professional group fitness classes are taught by certified, experienced instructors. We've got barre, dance, strength, yoga and yoga trapeze (and we're adding more all the time). Our studio focuses on integrated wellness, because feeling well isn't about the way you look in your leggings. Our goal is to deepen connection with our members and the wider community by providing safe and healthy movement in a body-positive environment.
Meet The Team
StudioFit Owner, Instructor
Hannah comes from the north coast of Oregon. Her passion for fitness comes from her beach roots of surfing and volleyball. She began her fitness career in 2011 leading group exercise classes in southern Europe. Her pursuit to learn more about exercise science lead Hannah to become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2014. She enjoys working with all ages and levels! As a group fitness instructor she loves to mix it up and offer variety. Her favorite classes are Barre, HIIT Training, Restorative Stretch, Cardio Core, and Zumba Kids. Hannah also enjoys leading wellness programs and integrative-nutrition workshops. Her passion is people and her goal is to motivate and make movement a fun, safe and rewarding experience.
My name is Lindy McDonald I was born and raised in The Dalles, Oregon. I graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a bachelor’s of science in Exercise and Sports Science. I have worked in varies health and wellness areas including cardiac and pulmonary rehab, physical therapy, medical exercise, chiropractic care and corporate wellness. Currently I have the following certifications: Exercise Physiologist (ACSM), Functional Training Specialist (ACE), and Fascial Stretch Practitioner (STW). In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and playing with my dog, Frank.
Lexi Stickel has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Originally she started practicing as a way to destress while in grad school, but instantly fell in love with the connection between mind and body through breath and intentional movement. Lexi is just finishing up her 200 RYT with Jaya Yoga School with Flow Yoga in Hood River. She is a firm believer that yoga is for everyone and the power of building community through yoga. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her partner and dogs while enjoying the beauty of the Columbia Gorge.
It is my privilege to meet you and I am happy you are choosing yourself by reading my bio in hopes of furthering your relationship with yoga. I am looking forward to meeting you. I value community, connection, joy and play. I use a lens of curiosity, openness and importance of focusing on fostering a return to your inner wisdom. You are the expert in your own body. I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to share the knowledge, from the tradition of yoga from indian, with focus on neuroscience, mindfulness techniques and meditation practices. I found yoga in 2011 at a place in my life where I needed community, unconditional love and calmness. I often explain yoga as a safe place that we can always turn to. I hope this is what I can offer to you. I encourage people to come to the yoga classes I offer as you are. No experience is necessary for attending my classes as I am happy to be a part of your introduction to the beautiful practice of yoga or your ongoing learning with yoga. I am committed to making yoga accessible to everyone through dedication to social justice and continuing my dedication to be an ongoing learner with humility.
Hi I am Desiree, you can call me Dez!
I am looking forward to meeting you at StudioFit.
Fitness has been a part of my daily life since the age of 10. My fitness journey began when I took fitness classes for children at a local gym, and haven’t looked back. I participated in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading when I was young and found my niche when I discovered I could combine my passion for dance and fitness. I discovered Middle Eastern Dance in 2002 and began performing and competing as a Bellydancer. In 2012 I became an ISSA certified personal trainer and was introduced to Zumba® while teaching a Bellydance class for a local gym. I teach a variety of dance and fitness classes. I am always retraining and looking for new and exciting ways to stay healthy and fit. I love meeting each and every person that comes into one of my classes. Outside of the fitness studio I am a full time Dental Assistant of 25 years and love working with patients to keep a healthy smile. My favorite classes to teach are Zumba®, Zumba® Sentao, STRONG Nation®, Bellydance and Pole Fit.
JC, with his relentless drive and unwavering passion, has carved a remarkable path in the fitness industry, establishing himself as a visionary. With a burning desire to transform lives and create a lasting impact, he immersed himself in the world of fitness, seeking to uncover the true potential of the human body. Through years of dedication and perseverance, JC emerged as a champion in men's physique competitions, showcasing not only his physical prowess but also his indomitable spirit. But JC's journey doesn't end there. He possesses a mind that constantly seeks new challenges, new horizons to conquer. When he's not pushing the limits in the gym JC finds solace in the beauty of nature. Whether it's casting his line while fishing, embarking on exhilarating hiking adventures, or finding tranquility through practices like yoga and meditation, he embraces the harmonious connection between mind, body, and the world around him.
Whitney completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher vinyasa teacher training at North Main Yoga in 2008. Her training focused on restorative breath practice incorporating the Qi Gong breathing techniques of teacher Max Strong. Whitney has enjoyed teaching yoga as a healing modality to the general public and clinical populations. She believes in making yoga accessible and approachable to all persons and this philosophy inspired her career choice as an Occupational Therapist. When she’s off the mat Whitney adores music, reading plant-based cooking, knitting, writing, drawing and exploring the beautiful PNW on foot or two wheels with her dog Sophie and partner, Jay.