Helping people of all ages win their battles with addiction.
WellStrong’s Mission is to create communities of fitness and mindfulness that enable adolescents, young adults and people of all ages to find the inspiration and motivation they need to win their battles with addiction. In short, we help them to get strong so they can get well.
Sarah has been practicing yoga for 7 years and recently completed her 200-hour teacher training certification over the Summer. She has practical experience using both yoga and meditation as tools in her journey of recovery and is passionate about sharing their benefits. Sarah believes that overcoming addiction is much more than abstinence and true healing occurs along a spiritual plane through intense inner work on ourselves and with others. She is excited to learn and expand her yoga practice with others who can relate to the struggles and triumphs of recovery.
Ben considers fitness to be an integral part of his recovery. He has competed in several Triathlons and has held certifications from NASM, ACE, and NCCPT. He is currently WITS certified, and offers circuit style “FlexFit” classes at Wellstrong. He considers the congruent growth of the Mind, Body and Spirit to be the foundation of his recovery. Ben believes that exercise and meditation brings balance and contentment to the mind of the recovering addict. It has changed his life and he is grateful to now play a part in the recovery of his fellow addicts.
Amelia O'Connor - PoundFit and Body Tone Instructor
Amelia recently received her 100 hour PoundFit instructor certification this January 2019. She was introduced to PoundFit at Wellstrong in 2018. She believes that the expressive movements in Poundfit, that are set to loud and energetic music has an empowering effect on people. The drumming of the ripstix is therapeutic for trauma relief and releasing any pent up emotion.
Body Tone gives members a chance to combine cardio and focus on small body toning, which creates mental change by focusing on intentional, slow movements.
Amelia believes that these are a great addition to those recovering from trauma and addiction. She is excited to embark on this teaching journey with Wellstrong and it’s wonderful members where everyone is recovering together.
I am a 500 RYT yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga since 2012. I am a Kind Yoga School graduate which is here on Cape Cod. I also studied Yin Yoga/ Yoga Anatomy in California and Thailand with Paul Grilly. I am a Mindfulness Instructor for Calmer Choice, a non-profit that brings prevention programs to schools and communities on Cape Cod. Our goal is to teach skills to diminish stress, resolve conflict to lead happy healthy lives. I received mindfulness training through the Calmer Choice Instructor Training Program on Cape Cod, The Mindfulness In Schools Project at Queens College, Oxford University, Oxford UK and through Kind Yoga.
Instructor Danielle found a love for Pound Fit classes a few years ago and decided to get certified to teach this dynamic class. Danielle obtained her Pound Fit certification in 2018. Being pushed outside of her comfort zone is one of Danielle’s favorite parts about teaching Pound Fit. Danielle truly believes that fitness combined with a safe community can be a great place for people to grow and change. Pound Fit is all about loud music, having fun, and being able to laugh at yourself!
Saramaria Allenby is a spiritual care advisor and Mediation leader. She leads praying with the body & meditation. She has worked in the recovery community at Gosnold and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ – and says “Rev” stands for revolutionary! I believe that we prosper in community and that healing is possible with spiritual practices. We belong to one another so showing up for and caring for one-another is essential!
Michelle is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Boot Camp Instructor. She is also a runner and has competed in the Falmouth Road Race every year since 2004. She has been a fitness, nutrition and outdoor sports enthusiast her entire adult life. In 2017, she decided to share her passion for fitness and nutrition with others by becoming certified to teach group fitness classes. She loves to teach Boot Camp style or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes because they are an entire body workout full of moves that work multiple muscles at once and therefore is a very efficient way to become fit and toned. Additionally, the intensity of the movements is instrumental in “rebooting” the brain thereby relieving stress, anxiety and depression.
Beth Sexeny (Sukh Nidhan Kaur) is a certified Kundalini Instructor RYT200. She completed her training in 2012and has been teaching at the Baba Siri Change Yoga Center at The Guru Ram Das Das Ashram in Millis, MA. She is a member of the Kundalini Teachers Association (IKYTA) and the Yoga Alliance. She combines her skills as an intuitive healer and teacher to balance, uplift and promote loving self care with Kundalini Yoga.