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My name is Denise Trujillo and I am the Owner/Director of Stretch-n-Grow of the East Valley. I have worked with children in several different capacities for over 25 years,. My experience includes working as a nanny, teaching children's art classes, working with special needs children and teaching children's fitness and nutrition.
I became the owner and director of Stretch-n-Grow of the East Valley at the end of 2013, and has been passionate about fighting the growing epidemic of childhood obesity ever since. Previous to this I had worked as a circuit trainer at a women's fitness club and taught weight loss and nutrition classes for adults.
I am a certified Youth Fitness Instructor, and am educated in exercise for young children, I am also certified in CPR and First Aid and Caregiver qualified by the state of Arizona. My coaching staff and I are continually educated in motor development exercise and nutrition education for young children.
I have genuine love for children and am dedicated to improving the quality of life for future generations.
My name is Andrea and I have been dancing since I was 5 years old, primarily in ballet and contemporary. I graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Dance in 1998. I previously owned and operated a Dance Fitness studio in Mesa, Arizona, from 1997 until 2002. I also taught dance as a volunteer at Eastlake Park Recreation in Phoenix, and with Open Dance, an after-school dance program for under-served children, in 2002 through 2004. I trained extensively in mat pilates, yoga based stretch programs, tumbling, conditioning and kinesiology, as well as other cross training throughout the last 15 years. Currently I teach All Star Gymnastics with Stretch-n-Grow.
My name is Vanessa and I have been singing or playing an instrument since I was 5 years old. I was born and raised in Arizona. I have been working with children in different capacities for 10+ years. I have worked with children ranging from infant to school age. In my free time I spend time with my husband and our cat, Bailey. I love to travel and have adventures. I have a positive and bright personality. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful Stretch-N-Grow team and positively impact the lives I teach. Currently I am involved in Music Stars and Fitness Stars.
Coach Kris has been coaching children and teens for over 10 years. With experience in Martials arts, baseball, soccer, wrestling and football,
Coach Kris has competed in sports and has created a
professional career built on his close attention to detail and patience with working around children. Coach Kris believes everyone should have the chance to play sports, and that we all should have fun
while playing. He teaches All Star Sports and Fitness Stars
Coach Heather is a Deaf educator with a background in health and wellness. She has over 25 years of teaching experience working with infants to geriatrics in a variety of settings. Despite her hearing loss, She studied ballet for 20 years and classical ballroom for 5.
Coach Heather has a passion for fitness, music and helping the next generations learn to love and care for themselves. She believes that everyone is capable of achieving their dreams.. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs and 3 cats, mountain biking, cooking healthy foods, camping, and playing the drums and the bass guitar. At stretch n grow, Heather teaches Cardio Drumming, Dance Stars, Fitness Stars, All Star Sports, and All Star Gymnastics.
Hello, my name is Skylar and I am a dance coach for Dance Stars with Stretch-n-Grow! I began my journey with dance at 8 years old with Hip-Hop and fell in love with how empowered it made me feel. I have experience as a kickboxing instructor as well as having been a mentor for at-risk youth. I am also a songwriter and love to perform my songs! It is my mission to encourage, support, and inspire the kiddos I teach to shine in their brightest light through expressing their true selves with dance. I strive to make sure that each child walks out of every class feeling stronger, more empowered, and more confident within themselves than they did walking in. I believe that building kids up to one day become healthy adults is a huge key to healing this world and am grateful and excited to do my part in that.
Hi my name is Robbi . I’m a native to Phoenix Az. I’ve been blessed to be married to my best friend Nathan for 20yrs. We have an amazing 18 yr old daughter.
I’ve been working with children for 25+ years. Including taking care of my own nephews and nieces and I am currently taking care of their children. I’ve been a Sunday School teacher of different age groups. I was a live in nanny, and have nannied for a few different families. I’ve also been a worship (music) leader for youth groups at a few churches in Phoenix.
God, my family, music, and fitness are my life.
I just recently got my YFS certification and I’m very excited to be part of the Stretch-n-Grow family. I teach Music Stars and Dance Stars.
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