Our Instructors & Staff Members
Our staff members have spent many years devoted to pursuing excellence in their field and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as instructors and trainers.
Through extensive training, certification and dedication, our staff has attained mastery in their fields and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to our members. Here are a few of Total Woman Health Studio's staff members:
Hollis (Owner/Aerobic Instrucor/Personal Trianer)
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise, Body Pump & Executive Kickboxing.
Hollis has been in the fitness industry for 36 years as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, group exercise coordinator and facility owner. She has worked at Total Woman for the last 24 years and has owned it for the past 18 years. She also has her own Step Aerobics video and has competed in the Fitness America competition.
Robin Cossette (Certified Personal Trainer)
Certifications: AFFA, ACE, IFPA Certified Personal Trainer Robin has been here at Total Woman Health Studio for 19 years as a personal trainer and water aerobics instructor. Robin started here at Total Woman as a member and had great success - so she decided to pursue personal training so she could help others achieve their fitness goals. Robin came up with the "Biggest Loser" contest to help members stay motivated to reach their personal goals. She loves it here at Total Woman.
Amanda Pantoia (ZUMBA Instructor)
I have been taking ZUMBA classes since I was 13 years old. I loved it so much that I became an instructor and have been teaching ever since. I am currently a college student at Pierce College. One day I hope to become a veterinarian.
Amber Brusso (Licensed Massage Therapist)
Hello, my name is Amber Brusso. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. I have had experience in a chiropractic office. Currently, i have been running my own business for a year now. I have experience giving relaxation as well as prenatal massage. Outside of work, I am a wife and a mother. my husband and I have a boy who is 18 months old. My son is my world and I am truly blessed to have him.
"I am looking forward to being able to extend my hours to be able to give massages to all you gym ladies.I will be here Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am."
- Amber Brusso
Maria Buck, Licensed Cosmetologist (Fabulous Hair Salon)
I wanted to take some time to introduce myself to the women at the gym. My name is Maria Buck and I'm a licensed cosmetologist and the owner of "Fabulous Hair Salon." I have been doing hair professionally for two and a half years. I went to Clover Park Technical College. I am a mother of three girls; ages 15, 10 & 5 and a son that is 3.
"I have always loved doing hair and this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to own a salon and be able to enjoy what I love as well as supporting my family!"
- Maria Buck, Licensed Cosmetologist
Mariam Anderson (Yoga Instructor)
Mariam completed YOGAMAZE Teacher Training in 2015. She is RYT 200 and Yoga Alliance Certified. Her teachings and practice focus on fundamentals with emphasis on mechanics and alignment. She honors progression and repetition along with patience, playfulness, and a good sense of humor.
Originally, Mariam is from Tbilisi, Georgia. As a full ride scholarship recipient, she graduated from Tacoma Community College and Pacific Lutheran University. Mariam lives in Tacoma with her husband, son and a cat. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, cooking, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends!
For more information about the Total Woman Health Studio staff or our programs, please contact us at (253) 565-7546 or by clicking here.