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We are focused on delivering personalized and innovative training programs to each of our clients. Our trainers, staff, and instructors are always available to help you achieve your fitness goals and improve your overall health.

JR RoumagouxStaff


Brady MaricleStaff

Brady’s fitness journey began when He started working with a personal trainer himself when he was just 12 years old. Played three sports in high school, (football,basketball,and track) Brady has always been involved with fitness himself. He has battled through major sports injuries; with shoulder surgeries on each shoulder, and a ACL knee surgery. These major injuries made him even more focused on his physical health. Since then, Brady has had a love for fitness and nutrition. Brady is a 2016 graduate from Lebanon high school. Being only 19 years old; Brady is a new, young, and very motivated trainer with lots of weight room/athlete experience. Brady’s number one focus is meeting your fitness goals so he can be the best PT he can be. When Brady is out of the gym, he is a part time student at LBCC. Because of Brady’s motivation to be successful at his career, he rarely has free time. During the little free time he has. Brady enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, video games, and fun road trips with friends. Brady is exited to begin or continue your fitness journey with you, so he can help you be the the best version of yourself that you can be!

Kristen MercadoInstructor

Kristen is a longtime member of Fitness 1440. She enjoys pushing herself and those around her to their physical limits—but not at the expense of FUN! She says her Survital Cycling Class motto is “ We love sprints.” Kristen is an avid sports fan! She enjoys running and weight lifting in her free time. She is excited to take part in your fitness journey!

Rob Hooper

Rob HooperInstructor

Rob’s fitness journey began in 2007, arriving in Lebanon from Connecticut and joining the club that is now Fitness 1440. He is a big believer in the benefits of Group Exercise classes and certified to teach cardio kickboxing in 2010 and weight-based strength training the following year. His favorite aspect of fitness instruction is getting to witness member’s growth toward their fitness goals.

Michelle SchaeferInstructor

Michelle likes to think she has fitness in her blood. Her father was a competitive gymnast in high school and She grew up in the back of her mother’s aerobics classes. In high school she found the love of dance and went on to teach hip hop and jazz for many years. In 2010 Michelle decided it was time to get healthy for not only herself but her 3 children. She discovered she could exercise and have fun! Today she is licensed to teach multiple types of classes including Pound, Silver Sneakers, Core, Zumba, Zumba Toning, and Zumba Gold. When asked what she loves most about being a fitness instructor she says “all the amazing people I get to meet and help.”

Venessa Wood

Venessa WoodInstructor

Venessa earned a degree in Exercise Science from Washington State University in 2010. Her passion and knowledge for exercise physiology and biomechanics have played a major role in developing the skills necessary to create fun and functional exercises for a variety of populations. With an immense background in designing fast paced programming for youth, she promises to bring creativity and a level of challenge to her classes that will make fitness fun. Having two kids under the age of four, Venessa knows firsthand that making time for fitness and mustering up the energy can seem impossible. Venessa feels that high intensity interval training classes like Boot Camp are excellent because they allow for a great muscle sculpting, fat burning and metabolism boosting exercise in a short amount of time. “I am looking forward to sharing this fitness experience with you and seeing you reach your goals!”



Leah has a passion for fun, and she finds that in group exercise. As a long time member of the gym, she was inspired to take that step in being a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, and Mixxedfit Instructor. “One morning, many moons ago, I had a friend talk me into getting up at 4:30am to go to Zumba, and I have been hooked on group fitness every since! Being in a group class environment provides structure, support, relationships, and most definitely a few laughs and good times.” The motto she lives by is, “You’ll never regret it when you do it, but you’ll always regret it when you don’t”.

Erica Gambardella

Erica GambardellaStaff

First off, I’m so excited YOU have an interest in health & fitness! I have been in the fitness industry for 5 years. I haven’t always had a love for fitness, in fact I was the complete opposite of fit. My love for food and the couch took over my life, while letting excuses take over. I found my love for exercise through Zumba fitness. It has changed my life completely for the better in so many ways. Not only will you meet amazing people through fitness but you will grow stronger, healthier and love yourself inside & out! Come try a class and let me help you reach your fitness goals!

Tiffany FlesherStaff

Lili McCarthy

Lili McCarthyStaff

Hi, I’m Lili Yogini and I love sharing yoga with you, my Fitness 1440 family!
When I first started practicing yoga over 25 years ago, it was to help with chronic neck pain after a car accident. I didn’t expect yoga would also be the means to alleviating my anxiety disorder and deepen my spiritual health as well! My personal experiences are what help bring care and compassion, as well as, a strong emphasis on structure, proper alignment and body mechanics into my classes. I believe that the muscles of our core are the foundation of physical strength. This knowledge often guides my yoga classes and has led to the invention of our Pilates Fusion class. Here we get to share the combined benefits of Yoga and Pilates, strengthening the core muscles, promoting longevity and vitality. The classes I teach at Fitness 1440 are meant to be an uplifting, positive, and often challenging experience for practitioners of all levels and abilities.
I have been teaching yoga to children and adults for 20 years and hold the credentials of Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Children’s Yoga Teacher (CYT), Prenatal Yoga Teacher (PYT), Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI), and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). When I’m not in a yoga pose, I am most likely at the coast with my husband, working in the vegetable garden, eating a vegan meal, reading, or cuddling with my dachshund.

Natalie Ellis

Natalie EllisStaff

My fitness journey started right here at the little gym here in Lebanon. I needed to lose 60-70lbs and I was tired of not being comfortable in my own skin. I started taking classes here and it wasn’t long till the gym members became my second family. I took all the classes and worked out downstairs for 3 years and it became just part of my lifestyle. After taking classes and keeping my weight off I was offered an instructing position just twice a week. At first I was very nervous and reluctant but decided I would like to help others the way I had been helped. I was already taking the classes so why not! My goal is for people to see anyone can make a lifestyle change and keep it off. Be persistent and never give up! There is no quick fix; this is not a diet but a lifestyle. I love our members and that is why I am here. My 5:00 am class is part of my gym family.
I have lived in Lebanon my entire life. I am very happily married and have 2 wonderful girls. I also work 3 days a week in Eugene. I am lab technician and assistant and make oral a facial prosthetics. I love both of my jobs or I call them hobbies. Both jobs help make me part of who I am today. I also enjoy playing soccer on a coed team in Corvallis, and coach little kid’s soccer with my husband. My last but not least other love is running. I run at least 20 miles a week. I feel very blessed to be a part of fitness 1440. Natalie

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