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Meet your instructors

 All of the instructors at Studio LivFit are real women with full time jobs, families and lives. They have learned that being healthy and fit is not an option ~ it's a necessity to living a full life. They are here to inspire, motivate and show you that everyone at every size, age and stage of life can be healthier. Life is busy, but ~ It's not about "having time," it's about MAKING time. Making the decision to exercise, not only makes you look and feel better, it can improve the quality of your life.

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Danielle O'Connor

Owner, Instructor

Danielle is Co-Owner of Studio LivFit and a full-time employee at Cornell University. Exercise has always been an interest and passion of hers. In April of 2012 she decided to take that interest to the next level and became a Certified Zumba instructor. Since then she has become a Certified ISSA Personal Trainer and holds an ACE Group Fitness Leadership Certification. Other licenses & certifications include: Team Beachbody Coach, Barre Fitness, P90X Live, Piloxing, Piloxing Barre, PiYo, POUND, TRX, Zumba, Zumba B2, Zumba Burst, Zumba Gold, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Toning, Zumba Glutes, Zumba Core, Zumba Proskills, STRONG by Zumba™, and Red Warrior .

Danielle enjoys using her knowledge to help guide people towards healthy, permanent lifestyle changes. "I believe that being fit and living healthy is a lifestyle - you need to set goals, commit, push your limits and BELIEVE in yourself!"

This quiet little powerhouse has earned quite a following for her easy-going, yet intense teaching style. You can join her for Barre Fitness, Core de Force, Piloxing Barre, Piloxing, P90X Live, POUND, Strength & Balance, Tabata, TRX, STRONG by Zumba™ and Zumba

Jolene Fenner

Owner, Instructor

Jolene is Co-Owner of Studio LivFit and has been active her whole life, playing volleyball, basketball and competing in several 5K. As life got busier, she needed to find a form of fitness that better suited her busy life. She joined LivFit in June of last year and was immediately hooked. She has now turned her love of taking group exercises classes into a passion for inspiring others. Jolene is currently certified and teaches PiYo, POUND, Tabata, Turbo Kick, and Strength & Balance. She is working on her Personal Trainer Certification.

Amanda Atkinson

Light Done Right Instructor

Amanda is a new instructor with LivFit as well as an overnight vet tech at Cornell University. Amanda joined LivFit in January, just as a member, and it was the best decision she ever made. In April, she decided to take it to the next level and become certified in PiYo. With the help of the instructors at LivFit, she started teaching classes in July 2016. Amanda is excited to see where this new journey takes her and hopes to inspire others along the way.

Join Amanda for Country Heat, PiYo and Tabata.

Gretchen Bachner

Light Done Right Instructor

Gretchen grew up in Dryden, but after living away from the area for 17 years, she decided to move back to her hometown. She joined LivFit when it opened in April 2014 and enjoyed it so much that she got the teaching bug in 2016. She is certified to teach TurboKick Live and is preparing to receive a second certification in Piloxing Barre this November.

Join Gretchen for Turbo Kick Live, Piloxing Barre and Strength & Balance.

Erin Houppert-Singer


Erin's whole life has been surrounded by some sort of physical activities- primarily swimming. Swimming created a foundation for her passion, dedication and success in athletics and fitness. Erin moved to the Ithaca area to start her teaching career as middle school reading and writing teacher. She had a hard time finding the right gym to meet her needs and expectations when moving to the area. She joined LivFit in 2015 and about a year later became an instructor for TRX. Erin also teaches Tabata and leads morning classes for those who like to wake with the sun.