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(Top, L-R) Lisa Schuller Nan Allen Susanne Paynovich Maggie McCann Karen Silvey
(Bottom, L-R) Yvonne Young Sydney Cresci Anne Slucky
Susanne Paynovich, B.A.
Founder of WaterGym® Susanne has spent 25 years teaching, training teachers and establishing and managing WaterGym® programs in health facilities throughout Northern California. She is a national presenter, A.C.E. & A.E.A. certified, has a B.A. in Dance and extensive background in music, sports and swimming. Designer of the WaterGym® Belt & producer/director of WaterGym® DVD & CD's, Susanne also writes articles for industry magazines and is setting up a WaterGym® certification program to train teachers both nationally and abroad. Her innovative design of the world's first ergonomic flotation belt has won her praise from industry leaders and recognition in both the consumer and professional world. (back to top)
Participating in many physical activities throughout her life, Karen discovered something very different about WaterGym®. The ability to push her body to the fullest, feeling exhilarated and completely pain-free afterward was intriguing. A compelling belief in the fitness values of WaterGym® inspired her to train as a teacher in 1995. In addition to teaching classes and participating as a student, Karen spends endless hours in the pool with Susanne (in "business meetings") creating new moves and refining the old. Karen's love and enthusiasm for WaterGym® and her students are reflected in her highly motivating, high-energy classes. Karen teaches at Tiburon Peninsula Club and Terra Linda Recreation Center. Work? "No! This is the fun part of my day!" (back to top)
Anne has been teaching WaterGym for five years in Marin County. She is the mother of three beautiful girls and loves teaching as well as taking classes whenever she can! Anne currently teaches at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Aquatic Exercise Association. She is also a certified Lifeguard and CPR trained. (back to top)
Nan holds a degree in microbiology, specializing in medical research including cancer research at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. She taught skiing for five years in Lake Tahoe and is currently a "Realtor Extrordinaire"! Nan exuberantly loves to teach and you can find her bright and early on Friday mornings at the Tiburon Peninsula Club. (back to top)
Maggie is married and the proud mother of three children. A native of Marin, she has always loved the water and was delighted to find WaterGym®! Maggie has been teaching WaterGym® since 1999, after being a student for five years. Maggie trained with the Speedo International Aquatic programs, is AEA certified and along with a job as an early childhood educators, she loves everything and anything to do with the water! She can be found teaching at the Rafael Racquet Club and the Mt. Tam Racquet Club. (back to top)
Sydney started exercising at age 11 when she lived in Italy, and throughout her life she has tried to exercise everyday in some form, be it walking, dancing, hiking, swimming or teaching and participating in aerobics. Sydney was thrilled when she discovered WaterGym®, and loved it so much that she became part of the teaching team. Sydney just returned from a year in Italy with her family and will be teaching at various clubs throughout the county. (back to top)
Yvonne is a busy Real Estate agent in Marin County. From 1971-1984 she was an international Flight Attendant and she also holds a degree from UC Santa Barbara. After enjoying WaterGym® classes as a student for over 14 years, Yvonne joined the teaching team in 2004. An avid jogger since the 1980's, the time came when she had to quit. She found WaterGym® to be not only a better substitute, but "a workout that will keep me fit for the rest of my life! I have such a respect for this program, it gives me great pleasure to teach it to others." Her regular class is on Tuesdays at the Mt. Tam Racquet Club. (back to top)
Lisa is the newest member to our teaching team and WHAT A DELIGHT! Lisa first learned of WaterGym while watching it from her spin class at MTRC. Ready to jump through the glass and into the pool... she has been hooked ever since. Lisa grew up swimming for the SF Merionnettes, a synchronized swim team and began coaching at 8 years old! Since then, she has taught and ran aquatic programs and currently is certified to teach WaterGym, Spin and Group Exercise. Lisa has lived in Marin for 22 years and is married and has 2 wonderful teenage girls. You can find Lisa at the Rafael Racquet Club, Mt. Tam Racquet Club and the Mill Valley Tennis Club. (back to top)