Kandi is originally from Warsaw, Indiana and has her education in computer science and graphic design. She currently lives in Markle with her husband of eleven years, Mark, and their two children, Peyton, age 12 and Kendall, age 11.
In January of 2009, Kandi made a life changing decision to get healthy. Her efforts resulted in over a 100 pound weight loss, increased energy and a better quality of life. She received her Zumba certification in 2009 and began teaching immediately. She then continued her fitness eduction with her Group Fitness Certification, as well as Spinning, Zumba 2, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and HipHop Hustle.
Before having children, Kandi coached Middle School and High School cheerleading in Warsaw. Once her children were no longer newborns, and she found her home away from home at the gym, she made the switch to All-Star cheerleading. She has been with the competition cheer program for 8 years.
Mary Fink has been with our family for 10 years and has been coaching here for since 2012. She is a Junior and is currently studying Health and Exercise Science at USF. She is a graduate of Bishop Luers, where she was involved in many sports including Cheer. Mary has a passion toward helping athletes reach their fullest potential in athletics and life. Mary coaches all tumbling levels from the 2 year olds to the level 4/5 classes at Stealth Athletix and is one of the coaches for the competitive cheer teams.
Tifani began gymnastics when she was just 3 years old. She has always had a passion for tumbling and cheer. Throughout the years she cheered for her middle school, high school, and competed in all-star cheerleading for 5 years. While cheering all-stars she was an assistant coach for the youth team. After aging out of all-star cheer she taught teams of her own. Tifani has had 6 years of experience coaching various level 2, 3, 4, and 5 all-star teams. Currently a senior at IPFW, she will have her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice in December 2018. Tifani currently is teaching tumbling levels 4 & 5, trains school teams as well as part of the Stealth cheerleading coaching staff
Carlee has been with the gym since the Summer of 2017. She is currently studying Marketing and Communications at the University of Saint Francis. She is also a member of the universities cheerleading squad. Carlee cheered on many competitive cheerleading teams before retiring from All-Star cheer in 2016. Starting her All-star career at the age of 9, she competed on a junior level 3 team, junior level 4, and a senior level 5 team that had the opportunity to perform at the Worlds Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Carlee can be found teaching bees, bugs and level 1 classes at Stealth Athletix and is also apart of the competitive cheerleading coaching staff!
My name is Noah Vorndran and I was born and raised here in Fort Wayne! I have been involved in sports ever since my parents started me in gymnastics classes at age 4! I started coaching tumbling at age 17 and got involved in cheerleading a year later. Since then I have coached multiple All Star teams, helped instruct over a hundred highschool and middle school teams, and even helped coach Carroll High School to a State Championship in 2018! I am also a former cheerleader at Indiana Tech and the University of Kentucky.
As an instructor, I believe it is important to make a personal connection with each of my students which allows me to adjust my coaching style to best resonate with them. I believe in strengthening the whole body to prepare it for the types of activity involved in cheer. With this philosophy paired with working drills to master the various aspects of skills, as well as my knowledge from studying psychology, I try to make my classes and lessons joyful, educational and enriching to all of my students!
Nicole started tumbling when she was 10 years old. She has many years of experience in cheerleading from middle school, high school, all-star to college, where she cheers at the University of Saint Francis. As a cheerleader on the USF team, she has competed in the NAIA division where they were the runner-up for the 2016-2017 season, and third place for the 2017-2018 season. While attending college, Nicole assists in coaching the New Haven High School cheer team. Cheerleading and tumbling has always been a big part of her life. Nicole currently coaches levels 1-3 tumbling classes and is a part of the competitive cheerleading coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season.
Kierra has been with gym since the summer of 2017 but has previously tumbled there as a student for many years, she is currently a freshman at Ole Miss. Before leaving for college, Kierra graduated from Homestead High School and had been on the cheer team all 4 years. She has competitively cheered at HHS for 2 years. Kierra has a passion to help athletes gain the dedication she has and to also reach the students full potential. Kierra has previous experience with the bugs and bees. You can find her teaching levels 1, 2 & 3 tumbling classes when she’s back for the summer.
My name is Kim Truesdell. After losing more than 110 pounds, I was inspired to begin teaching group exercise and share my passion for fitness with others. I am an ACE certified personal trainer, and I hold certifications in multiple group fitness formats - including Spinning, Piloxing and Ripped. I also enjoy running, and I have completed dozens of races including close to 20 half marathons, five marathons and two 50Ks. I grew up in Cincinnati but have lived in Fort Wayne for 14 years. I have been married to Mark for nearly 10 years, and we have two boys - Miles and Silas. When I'm not in the gym or on the greenway, I can be found enjoying a good cup of coffee or a strong margarita.
My name is Alicia Iannettoni. I am a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and Beachbody Live Master Trainer. Group fitness has been my passion for over 10 years. I am currently certified in PiYo, CIZE, Turbokick, Insanity, Country Heat, and Bootcamp. I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and my family and I spent the last 6 years in Fort Worth, Texas. We just recently relocated to Fort Wayne. I have been married to my husband Andrew for 8 years and we have two girls named Arianna and Alexa. When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, reading, Netflix, dancing, and a good margarita.
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