What do you get when you put over 30 years experience in community event planning, youth fitness and high energy fitness classes? Physical fitness and awesome activities...PHYTIVITY.
The goal of Phytivity is to help unite communities through fun and fitness.
Meet Our Instructors
Laurie Coughlin, founder of Phytivity, started teaching classes in 1986. She is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and a Youth Fitness Specialist. She has been working in the fitness industry her whole life, motivating others to move. She was a full time activities director for 30 years and then started Phytivity in 2019. She is full of energy spreads her energy through her classes.
She believes that fitness should be fun and should help you relieve stress.
For Anne, yoga is a way of life.
Yoga helps us feel centered, balanced and in touch with our authenitc selves. Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Hatha style yoga, Anne brings a peacefulness to the poses and flows she leads in her classes. Focus is on alignment, movement with breath and also a little fun!
Anne strives to cultivate a safe and accepting environment where students can try new poses and explore going deeper into poses they have practiced over and over.
Jamie is the newest instructor to our team.
Jamie embraces the mantra that yoga is a journey not a destination. She believes that every time we step onto the mat, every time we move through the asanas, every time we breathe we have an opportunity to start anew. As a former Division I athlete, runner, and sports enthusiast, she values the balance and harmony between the physical strength and mindful peace that yoga cultivates. Her classes are soulful and
energetic while providing students with opportunities
to center and focus internally.
Jamie completed her RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance and is certified by Sytera Yoga in the Nadi Ball method. She loves to explore the many styles of yoga and you will often find her practicing in the studio. She welcomes people of all experiences and levels to join her classes. When not on the mat, you may find Jamie cheering for her college and high school-age children at soccer matches, volunteering in her community, dancing at Zumba classes,
and working as a public defender.
Deb is our art instructor extraordinaire and does a fabulous job with our Sip and Paint Nights, Kid's Craft Hour and school art classes. She has worked in the Fairfax County School system for 20 years. In her free time, she loves to travel and
has visited 20 countries so far.