My name is Amy Badger. I am the Owner of Bodies By Badger LLC. I have my Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology, Physical Education from the University of Maine and am also ACE Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Certified. I have been in the Fitness Industry since 1996 and have loved and learned from every minute of it. I have trained everyone from the beginner exerciser to the Professional Athlete. I continue to expand my knowledge base by attending Fitness Workshops and Conferences annually.
I am also Johnny G Spinning, TABATA Boot Camp, Indoor/Outdoor Boot Camp, ZUMBA B1, ZUMBA B2, ZUMBA Gold, ZUMBA Toning, ZUMBA Sentao, STRONG by Zumba and POUND Licensed.
I pride myself on creating classes that are suitable to people of ALL fitness levels. I have fostered an environment here at B3 where we are FOREVER encouraging, welcoming and caring. We will push you when you need it, give you modifications if necessary and we will be sure to give you an INCREDIBLE workout while making it innovative, fun and EFFECTIVE!
"The only bad workout you have is the one you didn't do!!!!" JOIN US TODAY!
My name is Melody and I am a SW Group Exercise Instructor, Licensed ZUMBA Instructor and lifer here at Bodies By Badger. When Amy asked me to write up a bio, I was nervous. What could I say? Fitness and my health weren't always a staple in my life, not even close. I never thought this life was for me, let alone that I could ever have a job as a Group Exercise Instructor...but, one thing changed...
I was your typical stay-at-home-Mother to two of the best kids in the world. Taking care of them was easy, but caring for myself was never a priority. Then, one day, I saw a picture of myself with my children and was mortified. Had I really allowed myself to get this unhealthy?? Something had to change and I knew it had to start with me. I remember walking into my first ZUMBA class (well over 200 pounds I might add) scared to death and finding the spot closest to the exit in case I needed to make a quick escape. The music started to play and even though I could barely breathe, the positive energy in the room kept me smiling between gasps for air. I remember leaving freeling like I could do anything. I was hooked. I just kept going, inching closer to the front of the room as my confidence grew.
Soon, I was confident enough to take a Group Exercise class. Any class offered was one I was going to try. I fell in love with them too. 13 months later and over 100 pounds lighter, I realized there was nothing I couldn't do. Over the course of that year, I learned that taking care of ME made it easier for me to care for my family!
My passion has now become helping others achieve their goals. Every class I instruct I do my best to inspire, energize and empower you to become the best version of yourself that you can be. There is no greater feeling than pushing yourself to do something you NEVER thought possible.
Bodies By Badger is not just a gym to me, it's a FAMILY! We support each other, cheer each other on, and we believe in EVERY person who walks through our doors whether it's class number 1,000 or your very first!