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Fitness Center

NCRD Fitness Center offers an indoor facility to enjoy exercise in North Tillamook County.  It provides a convenient, fun, and stress-free environment for your workout needs.

About the NCRD Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is located in the lower level of the NCRD building. You will find a range of amenities and group exercise classes for all fitness levels. The center offers a cardio room, weight training room and a stretch room. The rooms are designed to meet the fitness needs of our community members.

Our professionally trained staff oversee the Fitness Center and equipment during center hours. The Fitness Center has a strong commitment toward personalized service and attention for those members who are seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Fitness
Center
Hours

Monday - Friday: 6 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Fitness Center Classes

Before attending your first class at NCRD, please submit a liability waiver form.
• Download waiver here

Please submit a TBCC registration form before attending classes:
• TBCC Registration Form

Pick a category to sort classes

AM Bootcamp

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

Cardio and toning in an intense workout that incorporates a variety of modalities. Running/walking, HITT and Tabata style formats.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Core Pilates

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

The benefits of Pilates include a strong and toned core, improved flexibility and balance, long and lean muscles and enhanced relaxation and stress relief. Standing and floor movements incorporating light weights, rings, balls are used. All levels of expertise from beginners to advanced are welcome.

Instructors:
Wendy Bakker

Group Strength

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

This class utilizes dumbbells, balls, ropes, and your own body weight for a non stop, low impact workout targeting the entire body.. Designed for all fitness levels.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Group Strength for Seniors

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

10:00am - 10:45am

When this event is happening

Gym

This class encourages a total body workout for all fitness levels. All movements are adapted for standing or sitting and are safely performed using a variety of modalities. Benefits include muscle strength/endurance, aerobic conditioning,increase in balance, joint flexibility, range of motion, decreased loss of bone mass, increased core strength and elevated mood levels. Friendly and fun for all.

Instructors:
Debbie Crosman

Intro to Pi-Flow

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:30pm - 6:30pm

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

All levels of fitness welcome. This class combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of adding movement , all while working on balance. It is a low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.

Instructors:
Wendy Bakker
Michele Churchill

PM Boot Camp

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:30pm - 6:30pm

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

If you are looking for a challenging workout that will take you to a new level of fitness, then this is the one for you. A mixture of calisthenics, body weight, strength training, core development and intervals will leave you feeling exhausted, yet exhilarated.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Steady at the Barre

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am – 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

Wellness starts with a strong body. This class will guide you through a series of exercises that stabilize and strengthen the core, increase flexibility and balance, and define your body by challenging your mind/body connection.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach

Stretch / Flexibility / Balance

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

10:00am - 11:00am

When this event is happening

M-W: Gym; F: Lower Lot

This class is designed to increase dynamic balance while improving core strength, flexibility, and overall strength. Movements flow gently from one to another with deep breathing as a guide. You will walk out of class feeling relaxed and revitalized.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach
Jane Knapp

Tai Chi

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

11:00am - 12:00pm

When this event is happening

Gym

Movement for Better Balance: This ancient mind-body.discipline consists of movements that can substantially decrease the risk of falls in older adults, improve balance and result in better health. The coordinated movements are conducted in a continuous flowing motion. Other benefits include social and mental well-being, balance and daily functioning, along with self-confidence.

Instructors:
Debbie Crosman

Zumba

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

6:30pm - 7:30pm

When this event is happening

Gym

A fun, energizing, Latin-inspired cardio dance class that gets you moving. Easy to follow movements create an invigorating workout. Come have fun and burn calories in the process.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach

Chair Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30 am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

For those wishing to experience yoga with the support of a chair, this class offers classical hatha yoga postures and breathing to awaken the senses, stretch the spine, infuse energy and expand a feeling of well-being. No prior yoga experience necessary, simply a curiosity about the benefits of this ancient practice and the willingness to give it a try.

Instructors:
Janet Paulson
Lucy Brook

Classical Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Start your weekend off right with a yoga practice which emphasizes classical postures, pranayama and guided relaxation. Appropriate for all levels.

Instructors:
Lorraine Ortiz

Feel Good Flow Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

4:00pm-5:00pm

When this event is happening

Gym

Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. We begin with stillness. Then build strength and flexibility by moving into flow with rooted foundation and curiosity. Then, we put it all together and end where we began—shavasana. Level I-2.

Instructors:
Liz Carroll

Mid-Life Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am - 9:00am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Taking you into the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond! Approaching practice with steadiness and awareness, move safely into being ready for the day’s activities. Creative stretches, classical yoga poses, & simple explanation of anatomy combine to promote flexibility, balance, strength & increased energy; to further integration of body, breath & mind. A guided relaxation ends each class. Bring a mat & wear comfortable clothing that allows easy breathing & freedom of movement. Class is available to all levels of practice, adjusting & modifying poses to suit your experience.

Instructors:
Janet Paulson

Restorative Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

6:00pm – 7:00pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

The restorative yoga practice goes deep into the connective tissue and releases tension around the stretch. Postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes. Deep breathing techniques and relaxation cues are given. We end the practice with deep relaxation in savasana leaving your body feeling “restored” and open.

Instructors:
Liz Carroll

Very Gentle Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Ready to explore yoga? Starting very slowly and gently, we’ll learn body awareness while focusing on breath. Using the classical yoga poses as our guide, each session will explore the flexibility of the spine, inner strength throughout the body and the new possibilities that yoga offers. Each class ends with a guided relaxation and short meditation.

Instructors:
Lucy Brook

Yoga 4 Vets

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

4:00-5:00 pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

A chair-oriented yoga practice accessible to those who have limited movement, and to any level student who wants to create a strengthening practice with slower movement. Our goal is to facilitate, encourage and improve alignment, strength and balance. Quiet centering and warm-up asanas are followed by strengthening and balance poses, using wall or chair for support as needed. Practice is concluded with savasana, a time of relaxation, synthesis, nourishment, and healing. Our goal is to leave the practice calm and energized, and to have encouraged union of body, breath, mind, intuition, inner joy.

Instructors:
Lucy Brook

Yoga Level I

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:15pm – 6:45pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

A nurturing environment provides inspiration, patience, and breath awareness while practicing beginning classical yoga. Release tension, stretch and strengthen muscles, increase balance and flexibility and let your spirit soar!

Instructors:
Theresa Hanks

AM Bootcamp

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

Cardio and toning in an intense workout that incorporates a variety of modalities. Running/walking, HITT and Tabata style formats.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Chair Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30 am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

For those wishing to experience yoga with the support of a chair, this class offers classical hatha yoga postures and breathing to awaken the senses, stretch the spine, infuse energy and expand a feeling of well-being. No prior yoga experience necessary, simply a curiosity about the benefits of this ancient practice and the willingness to give it a try.

Instructors:
Janet Paulson
Lucy Brook

Classical Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Start your weekend off right with a yoga practice which emphasizes classical postures, pranayama and guided relaxation. Appropriate for all levels.

Instructors:
Lorraine Ortiz

Core Pilates

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

The benefits of Pilates include a strong and toned core, improved flexibility and balance, long and lean muscles and enhanced relaxation and stress relief. Standing and floor movements incorporating light weights, rings, balls are used. All levels of expertise from beginners to advanced are welcome.

Instructors:
Wendy Bakker

Feel Good Flow Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

4:00pm-5:00pm

When this event is happening

Gym

Vinyasa is a flowing, dynamic practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. We begin with stillness. Then build strength and flexibility by moving into flow with rooted foundation and curiosity. Then, we put it all together and end where we began—shavasana. Level I-2.

Instructors:
Liz Carroll

Group Strength

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am - 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

This class utilizes dumbbells, balls, ropes, and your own body weight for a non stop, low impact workout targeting the entire body.. Designed for all fitness levels.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Group Strength for Seniors

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

10:00am - 10:45am

When this event is happening

Gym

This class encourages a total body workout for all fitness levels. All movements are adapted for standing or sitting and are safely performed using a variety of modalities. Benefits include muscle strength/endurance, aerobic conditioning,increase in balance, joint flexibility, range of motion, decreased loss of bone mass, increased core strength and elevated mood levels. Friendly and fun for all.

Instructors:
Debbie Crosman

Intro to Pi-Flow

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:30pm - 6:30pm

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

All levels of fitness welcome. This class combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of adding movement , all while working on balance. It is a low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined.

Instructors:
Wendy Bakker
Michele Churchill

Mid-Life Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am - 9:00am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Taking you into the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond! Approaching practice with steadiness and awareness, move safely into being ready for the day’s activities. Creative stretches, classical yoga poses, & simple explanation of anatomy combine to promote flexibility, balance, strength & increased energy; to further integration of body, breath & mind. A guided relaxation ends each class. Bring a mat & wear comfortable clothing that allows easy breathing & freedom of movement. Class is available to all levels of practice, adjusting & modifying poses to suit your experience.

Instructors:
Janet Paulson

PM Boot Camp

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:30pm - 6:30pm

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

If you are looking for a challenging workout that will take you to a new level of fitness, then this is the one for you. A mixture of calisthenics, body weight, strength training, core development and intervals will leave you feeling exhausted, yet exhilarated.

Instructors:
Gina Grasseth

Restorative Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

6:00pm – 7:00pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

The restorative yoga practice goes deep into the connective tissue and releases tension around the stretch. Postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes. Deep breathing techniques and relaxation cues are given. We end the practice with deep relaxation in savasana leaving your body feeling “restored” and open.

Instructors:
Liz Carroll

Steady at the Barre

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

9:00am – 10:00am

When this event is happening

Lower Lot

Wellness starts with a strong body. This class will guide you through a series of exercises that stabilize and strengthen the core, increase flexibility and balance, and define your body by challenging your mind/body connection.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach

Stretch / Flexibility / Balance

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

10:00am - 11:00am

When this event is happening

M-W: Gym; F: Lower Lot

This class is designed to increase dynamic balance while improving core strength, flexibility, and overall strength. Movements flow gently from one to another with deep breathing as a guide. You will walk out of class feeling relaxed and revitalized.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach
Jane Knapp

Tai Chi

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

11:00am - 12:00pm

When this event is happening

Gym

Movement for Better Balance: This ancient mind-body.discipline consists of movements that can substantially decrease the risk of falls in older adults, improve balance and result in better health. The coordinated movements are conducted in a continuous flowing motion. Other benefits include social and mental well-being, balance and daily functioning, along with self-confidence.

Instructors:
Debbie Crosman

Very Gentle Yoga

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

8:00am – 9:30am

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

Ready to explore yoga? Starting very slowly and gently, we’ll learn body awareness while focusing on breath. Using the classical yoga poses as our guide, each session will explore the flexibility of the spine, inner strength throughout the body and the new possibilities that yoga offers. Each class ends with a guided relaxation and short meditation.

Instructors:
Lucy Brook

Yoga 4 Vets

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

4:00-5:00 pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

A chair-oriented yoga practice accessible to those who have limited movement, and to any level student who wants to create a strengthening practice with slower movement. Our goal is to facilitate, encourage and improve alignment, strength and balance. Quiet centering and warm-up asanas are followed by strengthening and balance poses, using wall or chair for support as needed. Practice is concluded with savasana, a time of relaxation, synthesis, nourishment, and healing. Our goal is to leave the practice calm and energized, and to have encouraged union of body, breath, mind, intuition, inner joy.

Instructors:
Lucy Brook

Yoga Level I

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

5:15pm – 6:45pm

When this event is happening

Online-Zoom

A nurturing environment provides inspiration, patience, and breath awareness while practicing beginning classical yoga. Release tension, stretch and strengthen muscles, increase balance and flexibility and let your spirit soar!

Instructors:
Theresa Hanks

Zumba

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

When this event is happening

6:30pm - 7:30pm

When this event is happening

Gym

A fun, energizing, Latin-inspired cardio dance class that gets you moving. Easy to follow movements create an invigorating workout. Come have fun and burn calories in the process.

Instructors:
Rosa Erlebach

Fees & Membership

Discover the benefits of becoming a member of the NCRD Fitness Center today! We offer individual options for using the facility on a daily drop-in basis, purchasing a 10-visit punch card, month, three-month pass or annual pass. Couple memberships are also available. Military and Veteran discounts are offered.

Current NCRD Fees are administered and collected by each department. There are drop-in fees, membership fees and class fees. Refer to the information below for further detail.

Drop-In
In-District
Out-of-District
Yoga Class Drop-In
$
8
$
13
Fitness Center Daily Drop-In
$
8
$
13
Individual
In-District
Out-of-District
Student 1-Month Membership
$
25
$
33
1-Month Fitness Center Membership
$
40
$
53
3-Month Fitness Center Membership
$
108
$
144
1-Year Fitness Center Membership
$
360
$
480
Fitness Center Adult 10-Visit Package
$
65
$
86
Couples
In-District
Out-of-District
1-Month Fitness Center Membership
$
72
$
96
3-Month Fitness Center Membership
$
184
$
245
1-Year Fitness Center Membership
$
648
$
862
Fitness/Aquatics Combos
In-District
Out-of-District
Student 1-Month Membership: Fitness Center & Pool
$
35
$
47
1-Month Membership: Fitness Center & Pool
$
60
$
80
1-Year Membership: Fitness Center & Pool
$
600
$
800

Scholarships

NCRD is pleased to provide scholarships to help provide access to programs and activities. Scholarship funding aids children to participate in sports and receive care while parents are working. Scholarship assistance is extended to individuals in need of rehabilitative therapy due to injury or illness. The scholarships are funded by generous donations and grants from individuals and organizations. Scholarships are administered through each department. To apply, inquire directly with the department of interest.

Facilities

The NCRD Fitness Center offers an indoor facility to enjoy exercise in North Tillamook County. It provides a convenient, fun, and stress-free environment for your workout needs. The Fitness Center is located in the lower level of the NCRD building. You will find a range of amenities and group exercise classes for all fitness levels. The center offers a cardio room, weight training room and a stretch room. The rooms are designed to meet the fitness needs of our community members. Our professionally-trained staff oversee the Fitness Center and equipment during center hours. The Fitness Center has a strong commitment toward personalized service and attention for those members who are seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Weight Room

Paramount Multi Station, Pec Deck, Smith Machine, Leg Press, Leg Extension/Curl, Roman Chair, Preachers Bench, Free Weights, Multi Hip Station, Chin/Dip Station, Freemotion Dual Cable Crossover

Cardio Room

Treadmills, Ellipticals, Rowers, Upright Bike, Recumbent Bike, Elliptical Strider, Precor AMT

Stretch Room

Stability Balls, Bosus, Versa Discs, Dyna Bands, Bars, Medicine Balls, Kettle Bells, Versa Cuffs, Versa Tubes, Jump Ropes, TRX Suspension Trainer

Gymnasium

The multi-use gym is a perfect place to break a sweat. Dance and a variety of other fitness classes are offered in this area. The renovated gym is large enough to accommodate sports such as basketball and volleyball, as well as other special events, banquets and fundraisers.

Riverview Room

On the main floor of the facility, this peaceful studio, with large windows and a picturesque view, is the perfect location to relax into a yoga class or group fitness class. Carpeted and equipped with a variety of fitness and yoga equipment, you will leave this space feeling revitalized.

Important Fitness Center Reminders

Help keep the Fitness Center safe and enjoyable for everyone with the following workout tips!

  • Please do not wear dirty or sandy shoes while working out, as equipment is sensitive to dirt.
  • Proper workout attire must be worn at all times in the exercise areas. This includes athletic pants/shorts, shirt and closed toe athletic shoes. Shirts must be worn at all times.
  • Water and sports drinks are allowed in exercise area but must be contained in non-glass spill proof bottles. No food is allowed in exercise areas.
  • Youth under the age of 14 are not allowed in the Fitness Center areas.
  • Youth 14-18 years of age must be directly supervised by a responsible adult 21 years of age or older. A “Child’s Medical Release Form” must be completed by a parent or guardian.
  • Fitness Center staff is the final authority on all center regulations. If necessary, Fitness Center staff has the right to ask anyone to leave.

Fitness Instructors

Debbie Crosman

Debbie Crosman

Debbie has been with NCRD since 1997. She began dabbling in fitness classes when she was in her 20s. In 1989 she attended a Step Workshop. It didn't take long before she was hooked. What started as a curiosity for fitness ultimately inspired a career dedicated to supporting others on their journey to discover their potential strength. Throughout her time Debbie has been certified as an ACE Personal Trainer, AFFA, Pilates and Tai Chi instructor as well as spending many hours in fitness industry workshops. Movement has been a key element in her life and her passion to share that is evident in her teaching and coaching. Debbie endeavors to ensure that those she works with feel safe, heard, and understand that we are all unique and it is important to work at your own pace. She designs her classes to foster an environment of getting the benefit of working out while also having fun and feeling like you are amongst family and friends. Debbie's family has had roots in this community since the 1930s. She and her husband raised both their children here and are happy to call the Pacific Northwest home. Debbie feels grateful everyday that she is able to give back to her community through health, fitness and wellness. Debbie's expressions of gratitude come through movement.

Rosa Erlebach

Rosa Erlebach

Rosa comes from a family of passionate fitness enthusiasts. Rosa likes to experiment with physical fitness and the challenge of trying new movement through sport, fitness modalities and life experiences. As a licensed Zumba instructor and balance/stretch instructor at NCRD, she enjoys connecting her experiences with people’s needs and sharing her love for wellness. When she moved to the Oregon coast in 2012, she discovered a new community at NCRD, first as a student and then as an instructor. In 2013, Rosa earned her Zumba certification and her teaching journey began. Rosa has earned her Group Instructor and Personal Training Certifications from the American Council on Exercise and Barre Instructor Certification through Barre Above. Rosa finds inspiration in her contact with clients and sees her classes as a springboard to their own fitness and wellness journeys.

Wendy Bakker

Wendy Bakker

Wendy has had a lifelong passion for physical fitness. She was first introduced to Pilates in 2007, when she discovered the Winsor Pilates Reformer Machine and video series. Wendy was hooked instatally to the movement of Pilates and the reward of core strength it added to her body. In the summer of 2015, Wendy and her family moved from San Diego to Manzanita. She then found NCRD and joined the Core Pilates class. Wendy gained a new appreciation for mat Pilates, much different from the reformer work she had been doing for years. She attended that class like clockwork and soon was asked to take over the class because the instructor became injured. Wendy has always been open to new experiences and this felt like a great one. By November of 2017, she became a certified Spencer Pilates Instructor. Wendy was dedicated to keeping the structure of the Core Pilates class while also bringing in new material. In 2018, she launched a second class Pyflow. A class with more physical demand of the flow of movement and incorporating core Pilates routines. The strong energy that Wendy brings to her class is contagious. She has genuine love for helping people achieve their full potential, within an effective class experience. Wendy believes that strengthening the body and mind have a direct impact on one’s overall happiness. You will leave her class with your “Pilates Smiles On,” and be awaiting the next class.

Jane Knapp

Jane Knapp

Jane has been in recreation for 40 years, teaching dance, fitness classes, childhood development classes, etc. As part of the work, she developed activities and events in other aspects of recreation, leading trips to performances in Portland, baseball games in Seattle, whale watching off Newport, wine country tours, flower arranging classes, using your new tech classes, basically whatever enough people wanted to do to support an instructor. Locally she sponsors/leads groups that sketch, do needlework, and do college level lectures via dvd.

Gina Grasseth

Gina Grasseth

Gina believes when people find fitness fun they are more likely to reach their personal fitness goals. Her passion is to help people fall in love with fitness and find the joy in the process. The results will follow! She has worked at NCRD Fitness Department since 2013 and is local to the area. Gina is a NESTA certified Group Exercise Instructor. In 2017, she took over Boot Camp and Group Strength classes. With her wide smiles and ever so positive attitude, Gina is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people you will ever meet! She believes that exercise is always fun and all her classes are structured that way. Gina ensures that you have a great workout experience, with abundant joy, and you will leave class with a boosted morale! When Gina is not working, she is an avid equestrian. Her horses Kayla and Beans are her heart and soul, with the exception of her beloved Sammy (a miniature pinscher ) . Her love of animals is almost equivalent to her love of fitness.

Jennie Meyers

Jennie Meyers

Jennie Meyers moved to Nehalem in 2014 from Arizona. She was born in Tillamook. Her first family home was in Manzanita so the move was her "homecoming". Jennie began work in the office of the Fitness Center at NCRD in March of 2015 as Membership/Fitness Attendant. She is very active in the community in various non-profit organizations. The Warm Welcome Drop In Center at the Methodist church that began in 2015 is one of the many community organizations that she was instrumental in starting. The Food Pantry in that same location is an outgrowth of the Drop In Center. She has served on the boards of CHILD, the local group that helps children in the community for back to school needs and Christmas clothing and gifts; and Nehalem Senior Lunches that serves seniors twice a week with home cooked meals at a reduced cost. Jennie is the recording clerk for two of the area non profit boards and attends all board meetings in order to keep careful notes and creates the official minutes of those meetings. She is the Accompanist at the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church and was the featured soloist in the first Lunch Time Concert in the Fireside Room at NCRD.

Michele Churchill

Michele Churchill

Michele Churchill began weight lifting in 2013 and became hooked. What was once intimidating instead grew into a passion. While always active with hiking, tennis, Zumba and dog walks, weight lifting provided a motivator for consistent work outs. In 2015, Michele began taking yoga classes at Core Power Yoga in Portland, which had a profound impact on her life. One class offered by the studio combined Hot Yoga, Strength Training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Although the class proved challenging, students and teachers provided inspiration and support for one another, making the experience rewarding both physically and mentally. The experience was so fulfilling that Michele decided to channel her passion and become a certified instructor in 2019. This new career path was life changing after leaving behind her long-held position as a Juvenile Probation Officer for over 20 years. While Michele has been a part time member of the local coastal community for 14 years, she has consistently attended and utilized the offerings of the NCRD Fitness Center. She is now a full-time resident, as well as an NCRD instructor, and is excited to share her fitness class with the local community. She encourages her students to take every opportunity to try something new, challenge themselves to grow as individuals, and have fun making friends along the way who share a passion for fitness!

Yoga Instructors

Lucy Brook

Lucy Brook

Lucy is in her 25th year practicing yoga, and 15th year teaching. She has lived on the north Oregon coast, zip code 97131, since 1972. She has owned a business, serves on a non-profit board, gardens, walks, and loves to teach yoga. She finds joy as a yoga teacher sharing her deep personal gratitude and commitment to the practice of yoga. From the modern paths of yoga, she has Iyengar and Ananda strongly in her background. Stemming from that, Lucy completed a 200-hour teacher training in Purna yoga with Brad Waites in 2016-2017. Lucy presently teaches Very Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!

Tom Janac

Tom Janac

Tom Janac is a 200-hour RYT, teaching a hatha style yoga. He did his teacher training with Brad Waites, from the Purna Yoga College,in Cannon Beach. The training was developed by Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri. Purna’s asanas are based on Iyengar’s system of alignment. Tom works on strength and flexibility with a focus on alignment to ensure safety and progress. He is continually inspired by the improvements and growth of his students and the changes yoga brings to their daily lives.

Theresa Hanks

Theresa Hanks

Theresa Hanks’ journey into yoga began many years ago in a Portland State PE class. And it continues today as she prepares, teaches, and attends yoga classes at NCRD. Ten years ago, as a retirement project, she attended the 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Mount Madonna Center in California. Two years later, returning to Mount Madonna, she earned the 300-hour certificate. Living in Forest Grove, for six years she taught a variety of yoga classes in different locations. Today, spending most of her time in Manzanita, she is enjoying sharing the joy of yoga with students at NCRD. She is hoping her students leave the class feeling refreshed, brought home to themselves, and ready for another day of possibilities.

Lynda Chick

Lynda Chick

Lynda Chick began exploring the vast worlds of yoga over 30 years ago and quickly discovered that yoga is far more than exercises for the body. Her first experience with yoga was in Amsterdam where she initially learned in Dutch. Later upon returning to the US, she continued her studies with Iyengar teachers, Pablo Jimenez and Gabriel Halpern. She also studied in the Sivananda tradition with Debi Buzil and others. Most recently, Lynda completed two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings through the Purna Yoga College in Cannon Beach and in Pondicherry, India, with her teacher, Brad Waites. She has also attended a Pelvic Floor Yoga training with Leslie Howard. She assisted Brad Waites at the 2019 Toronto Yoga Conference. Lynda is grateful for and honors the founders of the Purna Yoga College, Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri.

Lorraine Ortiz

Lorraine Ortiz

Lorraine Ortiz has been a student of yoga since 1986 and has been teaching since 1991. She is a certified, registered yoga teacher, trained in the Iyengar method of alignment- based yoga by her first teacher Marguerite Tyrell of the Better Life Institute in San Diego, Calif. and was subsequently introduced to the inspiring poetic teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, a direct student of Mr. Iyengar. Lorraine also holds certifications in Yoga of the Heart (yoga for cardiac patients) and Restorative Yoga. In 2017, she gained an additional certification through the Purna Yoga College with teacher Brad Waites. The institute which combines Iyengar’s alignment-based yoga and the philosophy or Sri Aurobindo was founded by Aadil Palkhivala, another direct student of Mr. Iyengar. Lorraine focuses her practice on awakening the energy of the spine and is inspired to maintain the lineage of Iyengar’s teachings amidst the natural wonders of the mountains, rivers and trees that surround the Nehalem Bay area community.

Liz Carroll

Liz Carroll

Liz Carroll began practicing yoga in 1997. She decided to deepen her practice in 2016 by attending a weekend teacher-focused workshop. Captured with the idea of growing her yoga knowledge, she registered for Purna Yoga College’s nine-month RYT-200 training in Cannon Beach. Upon becoming a certified yoga and meditation teacher in 2017 she began teaching at NCRD and hasn’t stopped learning! Liz trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in San Francisco to become a certified Relax and Renew Level 1 Restorative Yoga teacher in 2018. As a result, Liz is known for gifting her classes with long Savasana. In 2020, Liz certified as a Barre Above instructor. She incorporates Barre movement into her Feel Good Flow yoga class. Liz is registered with Yoga Alliance, Registry ID: 224940.

Janet Paulson

Janet Paulson

After years of practicing yoga, five years ago Janet completed yoga teacher training through Radiant Health Yoga, a nondenominational hatha yoga that blends ancient yogic practices with contemporary mind-body science. She teaches Midlife Yoga and Chair Yoga through the NCRD yoga program. She spends winters in Baja, Mexico, where she also teaches yoga. “Through my yoga practice and teaching, I want to help others improve quality of life, and by extension, contribute to the health of our planet,” she says.

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