Charlene Richardson

owner, coach + training director M.Ed, ACSM-CPT, SFG2, SFB, SFL, Iron Maiden, FMS, PN1, TPI Certified

Charlene received her Bachelors in Exercise Science from Immaculata University in 2008 and went to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for her Masters in Exercise Physiology in 2010. Since then, she has been a certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor committed to changing people's lives through strength, conditioning, and healthy lifestyle changes. She enjoys hiking and reading in her spare time. 

Renee Richardson

owner + designer

Renee has worked for 17+ years in the architectural design world as a Project Manager and Designer.  She designed our unique space to help make each client feel at home. The quality of the design and materials is reflected in the ANCHOR core philosophy through the foundation of making each movement precisely correct.  Her passion for perfection has led her to help achieve the concept behind ANCHOR life + fitness.   Like how ANCHOR looks?  Check out her website for more inspiration and to contact her. 

Leigh Anne Emrich

general manager, coach BS, BA, NASM, SFG1

Leigh Anne is a certified personal trainer with over 14 years of professional experience.  She has been active through sports her whole life.  She started playing soccer at a very young age and continued on to play varsity level lacrosse in high school ultimately obtaining a scholarship to the University of Delaware.  During this time, she was introduced to and developed a strong passion for strength training and Olympic lifting.  Upon graduating from the University of Delaware she pursued a career in personal training.  Leigh Anne is a Coach and the General Manager of the ANCHOR life + fitness facility.  She is currently working towards her StrongFirst Bodyweight and Barbell Certifications.  Leigh Anne loves strength training and the positive side effects it has on herself and her clients.  She truly believes in the mantra “Strong Body, Strong Mind".

Diana Hoscheit

yoga director, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Curiosity is what brought Diana to her first yoga class in 2003. The immediate physical benefits of the practice, including a complete remission of a hematological disorder, kept her coming back. After years of study, Diana is now an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been leading yoga classes since 2006 and has been developing Yoga Therapy based wellness programs for individuals and special populations since 2013 with an interest in Yoga Therapy for recovery from addiction. Her classes and programs draw from her extensive study of anatomy, physiology, psychology, yogic philosophy, yoga asana, pranayama, Ayurveda, the chakras, meditation, yoga nidra, deep relaxation, and guided imagery techniques. When she is not teaching, practicing, or studying yoga, Diana enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with her family (including five cats and a dog!)

Liam O'Donnell

coach + director of sports performance, SFG1, FMS1

Liam is a StrongFirst Level 1 instructor and overall fitness enthusiast.  He calls Ireland "home" and was a professional “footie” (soccer) player, for the Philadelphia Atoms for two years. Playing soccer most of his life, he naturally fell into the role of being an assistant soccer coach for Wilmington Friends.

 

Liam has always had a passion for fitness and after training with kettlebells at ANCHOR life + fitness, he knew this was something he wanted to pursue further.  Recently completing his SFG1, Liam is eager to share his knowledge with others by helping make his clients the best possible versions of themselves. He is looking forward to reaching more StrongFirst goals in the future and to start working with the amazing coaches and clients at ANCHOR! In his spare time, Liam enjoys painting, golfing, and fishing with his children.

Dominick Martino

yoga instructor E-RYT 200, LMT, FMS, ACSM

Dominick's background in bodywork gives him a unique perspective to movement. With 18 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist, he has worked in several professional settings including Chiropractic offices and Physical Therapy centers. Dominick received his 200 teacher training in 2012 with Empowered Yoga and is currently working towards StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell certification. He has a keen eye for movement and is a talented teacher and coach. His intention is to help students understand how to move correctly and efficiently so that they feel empowered to take full advantage of body, mind, soul, and live a happy, healthy life. 

Christine Pieretti

coach, NASM-CPT

Christine is a certified personal trainer with a Bachelor's degree from West Chester University. She graduated and began working as a high school math teacher, though quickly realized that she was meant to teach in a different way. She has always had a passion for movement; she was a dancer from the age of three which continued through college. It was there she found a passion for yoga. Over the years her passion evolved to encompass many types of movement, including strength training. She joins ANCHOR with the goal of helping others find balance and happiness in health and fitness. Christine is currently working towards her Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell certification.

Tracey Miller

yoga instructor, RYT-200

A 1st degree black belt in martial arts with over 10 years of teaching experience with adults and children, Tracey's yoga journey began in 2015 when a yoga instructor was brought into the fitness studio that she managed. After her first encounter, she was hooked! As she began to feel the transformational effect yoga had on her life, she felt inspired to share the gift of yoga with others. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2017. Tracey believes the mind, body, soul connection is a sacred one and one that should be nurtured and inspired. With that mentality, she teaches her classes from her heart, creating an uplifting and safe environment for students of all ages and backgrounds. Tracey also enjoys music, travel and spending time with family.

Aly Labes

coach, RN, BSN, NASM-CPT

Aly is a Pennsylvania State University graduate who received her Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Nursing and is currently a Registered Nurse. Aly was involved in sports growing up, but her health and fitness journey really began when she was introduced to strength training at Penn State. She strongly believes that her entire life has changed because of fitness. She is passionate about people prioritizing their own health and decided to venture into the preventative side of healthcare. After graduation, she became a certified personal trainer and is now working towards her StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell certification. Aly also enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and dining out in the streets of Kennett Square. 

Amy Griffin

yoga instructor, RYT-200

Amy Griffin came to yoga from a background in long-distance running looking for a way to “gain flexibility”. Little did she know that the “flexibility” she would gain would be accompanied by a profound appreciation for the healing practice of yoga for her body, mind, and spirit. 

Amy has been practicing yoga since 2007 and teaching yoga since 2014. She completed her yoga teacher training through Empowered Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware in 2014 and is currently working toward her 500-hour certification. She is also a certified meditation instructor who leads meditation classes targeting the “twentysomething” age group. She is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware where she does research on the brain mechanisms of memory. She teaches a popular course called “Mindfulness and the Brain” along with other neuroscience undergraduate and graduate courses. Amy brings a calm, healing energy to her yoga classes. She encourages her students to, in Pema Chödrön’s words, “start where you are” and to allow the yoga practice to acquaint them with their inherent goodness.

Danielle Bukowski

yoga instructor, RYT-200

Danielle is a graduate of Empowered Yoga’s  200hr YTT program. She has been a devoted practitioner of yoga and meditation since 2002. She has been a dance instructor throughout the tristate area for over 20 years, specializing In contemporary ballet and modern dance.  
Danielle delights in bringing new perspectives to her classes and her own practice by continuing to study and grow herself. She has gained so very much from being a part of the Yoga community, and is deeply grateful to her teachers and to the students who teach her at least as much as she teaches them. Danielle’s classes are lighthearted and full of energy and smiles. She enjoys sharing poses, pranayama, and thoughts that are inspiring to her own practice. 

Danielle is the Mom of an amazing, energetic 5 year old boy and when she is not in a studio you can find her enjoying her time with him! 

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ANCHOR life + fitness

112 S. Broad Street

Kennett Square, PA 

Telephone: 610.444.5433

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