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TIFFANY NORRIS

OWNER
INSTRUCTOR

FUSEADF • ADF BURN • CLUBADF • ZUMBA

Tiffany has had a passion for dance since she was a little girl.  She discovered Zumba about 8 years ago, fell in love with the fitness workout and has been dancing ever since.  Having dance fitness and clean eating as constants has lead to a healthy and happier lifestyle.  The impact these changes made on her life stirred a drive and passion for helping others also have healthier lifestyles.  Tiffany grew up in Greenville, SC with her 4 younger siblings.  She loves Jesus, people, her dog Harmony, traveling, wine and coffee.  She is involved with several different volunteer programs in Greenville – Fostering Great Ideas, Mentor Upstate, VITA and Meals on Wheels.  Tiffany graduated from North Greenville University with her Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business.  She currently works on the leadership team for another local woman-owned small business, High Spirits Hospitality, handling their accounting and finances, when she’s not at Adrenaline.

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LAUREN HARGRAVES

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
INSTRUCTOR

ADF BURN

Lauren walked into ADF never having taken a dance fitness class of any type! Quickly falling in love with the people, energy, and results, she joined our membership program and has been a faithful ADF cheerleader since day one! What better person to have as our development manager than a loyal member? Lauren has been married to her college sweetheart Eric for almost 18 years. With a degree in education, she home-schools her 3 children. Growing up in PA, Lauren has a love for everything outdoors and uses these adventures to connect with family and friends. Lauren’s love for Jesus and others is evident in her joyful personality. With a passion to learn, she is always seeking new hobbies that spark her creativity. Lauren owns an embroidery business, loves thrifting and sustainable shopping, and dabbles in interior design when she’s not dancing with us at ADF.

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

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JESSICA RUIZ

INSTRUCTOR

CLUBADF • FUSEADF • ZUMBA TONING • ZUMBA

Jessica had always been an athlete. Growing up in New York, she played field hockey from 4th grade all the way into college at Clemson University. Besides field hockey, she never found an exercise she loved to do until she found Zumba in 2012. Although she didn’t get her license until about two years later, she fell in love with dance fitness. She moved to Greenville after attending Clemson University. Jessica has always struggled with her weight and body issues, but with Zumba and Weight Watchers, Jessica has lost over 50 lbs and couldn’t be happier. Jessica married her husband, Thomas, in June of 2017 and became a mother to a beautiful baby boy in April of 2019. When Jessica isn’t dancing at Adrenaline, she is enriching the lives of children as a elementary teacher.

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LORI SIMPSON

INSTRUCTOR

CLUBADF • FUSEADF • ZUMBA TONING

Lori was born in Columbia, SC and raised in beautiful Greenville, SC. Lori has been involved in dance since she was a child. She decided to become a Zumba instructor after attending many Zumba classes at a local studio. Over the years, she developed a love for Latin beats such as: salsa, merengue, and bachata. Lori enjoys every moment of teaching classes, sharing choreography, and supporting the ever growing Zumba family of students and instructors! Lori has two sons and although she feels that at times balancing family and a career may be tough , she believes that finding time for yourself and your health is very important and a great example for family. She hopes her passion for dance and fitness will inspire and motivate people to have fun while working out and begin a healthy and positive lifestyle of their own. Lori loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a Make it Fun! attitude. Her love for dance and people shines through wherever she goes! When Lori is not working or teaching Zumba you can find her in Columbia cheering on her Gamecocks, spending time with friends, family and her 3 dogs.

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TRAVIS McGOWAN

INSTRUCTOR

CLUBADF • FUSEADF • ZUMBA TONING

Travis is a licensed instructor in Zumba, Zumba toning, Insanity Live, and Dance Fitness. He helps clients have fun and feel free while exercising in a no judgement zone. Travis has always enjoyed dancing and teaching others and has been instructing for 8 years. He got into the line of business in 2012 when he attended a Zumba studio with family. Travis’ favorite part about being a dance instructor is the freedom, because it allows him to show his personality through dancing. Also, to choreograph and teach clients his routines is always a lot of fun. When Travis is not working on new dance routines or Insanity workouts, he likes to workout at the gym, jog at the park, meet with family downtown, or read a good book. Travis is a dog lover, at home cook, and devoted son residing in Mauldin, South Carolina. He thinks of himself as a shy person, although he’s been known to break out of his shell when instructing a class. The things Travis loves most in life are his relationship with God, family, and dancing. A perfect day for him would include a six mile jog in the morning, teaching a class and hanging out with family. The kind of people Travis would like to meet are ones who are passionate about dance and have a positive attitude.

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AMBER BARKSDALE

INSTRUCTOR

ZUMBA • FUSEADF

Amber discovered her passion for dance when she joined a hip hop dance team back in high school. She also met her husband during high school while he was visiting on a church mission trip. Shortly after the wedding, they made the big move from New Mexico to South Carolina, his hometown.  After moving across the country and two pregnancies later, came the weight gain!  Once her kids were out of diapers she decided to take control of her health and trained for 5 and 10k races, which resulted in losing a total of 60 lbs! While training at the gym, she discovered a Zumba class, she tried it and fell in love with dance all over again! After attending several different instructors’ classes, Amber decided to get licensed in 2014. Latin is her absolute favorite rhythm, especially Cumbia and Reggaeton. Zumba has provided her with a fun way to stay consistently active.  She believes in order to stay fit, every person must find what exercise they love to do.

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BRANDON GRAHAM

INSTRUCTOR

FUSEADF • ZUMBA • CLUBADF

Brandon was born in Greenwood, SC, raised in Saluda, SC, and now lives in Greenville, SC. He has been a Licensed Zumba Instructor since May of 2018. Brandon is a really shy person but has discovered dancing allows him to express his emotions and feel free. During this past year of teaching, he has grown a love for dancing to Merengue, Salsa, and Reggaeton. Brandon is a big believer in self care and has found dancing to be his favorite form of self care! When he isn’t teaching, he is spending time with his family and friends. He also works for Pendleton Place and loves USC Gamecocks, Carolina Panthers, and the Charlotte Hornets!

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KATIE EGAN

INSTRUCTOR

HIP HOP YOGA

Katie was born in Brooklyn, NY but has been a SC native for the past 20 years so she claims the south as her home.  After 15 years of ballet, tap, and jazz, she was drawn to yoga as a way to keep mindful movement in her life even through adulthood after college.  Since receiving her 200RYT in 2019, she’s been bringing a bit of light-heartedness to the otherwise intense practice of power yoga in her classes.  Usually the resident hippie wherever she goes, you can count on her trying to read your birth chart, encouraging you to try her new favorite vegan recipe, or fitting in a mini meditation before she hops out of her car when she gets to class.  Katie’s favorite part of writing classes is coming up with playlists so definitely expect some serious bops to go with your downward dogs.  Katie loves living in Greenville with her very patient husband, Cole, who puts up with her obsession with trash reality tv and annoyingly expensive craft beer.  She really, really can’t wait to have you in class!

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SHANA MARX

INSTRUCTOR

VIXEN

Shana was born and raised in Memphis, TN but has been in Greenville SC for the last 4 years. She attended LSU for college, Geaux Tigers!  Her love for dance started young; she was a competitive dancer for 15 years.  As an adult, finding a workout that challenged her that she enjoyed enough to stick with was difficult.  But after taking her first dance fitness class she knew she had found the workout for her!  Through taking VXN classes, she felt inspired and empowered by the music, movements, and community. She hopes to see you at class soon to feel just as inspired and empowered.  When not teaching, Shana likes to spend time with her family, friends, and buy Halloween decorations (it’s her favorite holiday).

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EMILY SKITT

INSTRUCTOR

FUSEADF • ADF BURN • CLUBADF

Emily moved to Greenville, SC from California when she was 11 years old.  She grew up in South Carolina and graduated from North Greenville University with a degree in Biology.  She met her husband when they both were counselors at Camp Spearhead for special needs.  She has always had a love for people and a passion to help others.  Emily is a mother of two beautiful boys (and two incredible puppy dogs) that have changed her world for the better!  She loves spending time with her friends and family.  Emily found a passion for fitness after the birth of her first son.  She quickly found group fitness classes including Zumba and had to be a part of the movement!  She began teaching Zumba in January 2014 and developed into teaching other group fitness classes including cardio dance, boot camp, indoor cycling, personal training, HIIT classes and many more!  When she is not with her family, she enjoys running long distance, Spartan racing with her friends, and anything that challenges her mind and body.  Emily is a strong believer in sharing compassion and love.  "Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy" - Thomas Merton

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MELANIE MALONEY

INSTRUCTOR

ZUMBA • ZUMBA TONING • FUSEADF • CLUBADF

Before Melanie found her love for fitness, she was 42 pounds overweight and knew that she needed to find a fun and exciting way to get back in shape.  In 2011, she took her first Zumba class and has been hooked ever since. In 2013, she decided that she would take it a step further and obtain her Zumba license in order to share with others what Zumba has done for her!  With Zumba being so diverse, she loves that she is able to share her Haitian culture through song and dance.

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ALLIE HOYER

INSTRUCTOR

ZUMBA • VIXEN • FUSEADF • CLUBADF

Allie escaped the snowy city of Syracuse, NY after graduating with her degree in Nursing, and has been loving the South ever since! She fell in love with Zumba at the age of 13, reflecting on how the positive mind-body connection helped her learn to express herself, as well as build her self-esteem. As a cheerleader throughout high school and college, her favorite part of the routines was the dance section. Looking for a positive hobby to empower her (and others' spirits), she earned her Zumba and Vixen certifications at the end of 2020. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing the students' energy and attitude change by the end of class into confidence and happiness! She wants to help her students not only get a great workout, but help build their self-image in the same way that dance fitness helped her. When not dancing in the studio (or in her patients' rooms), she enjoys shopping, gaming on Nintendo Switch, or snuggling up for a nap with her fur babies.

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