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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 Dance Stars and All Star Gymnastics with Stretch-n-Grow.
Isaiah Tilson is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He is skilled in many categories of the art field such as singing, producing, engineering, drawing, painting, and much more. Isaiah enjoys exercising his body through athletic activities as well as exercising his mind knowing that there are always new things to learn. His overall goal in life is too impact as many people as he can positively. Coach Isaiah teaches Music Stars and Cardio Drumming with Stretch-n-Grow.
Jacqueline Smith is a mother of two children who is passionate about fitness and positively impacting the lives of younger generations. Jacqueline, a Certified Personal Trainer & fitness competitor, has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years teaching various group fitness classes & specializing in in-home personal training. Through her extensive experience, Jacqueline has a proven track record of successfully aiding others to live the healthy. Coach Jacqueline teaches Fitness Stars and Camp Fit wit Stretch-n-Grow
My name is Destini Smith and I am born and raised in Arizona. I have been working with children in different capacities for about 15 years. I have worked in daycares, preschools, after school programs, summer camps and in home working with children with developmental delays and disabilities. I have worked with children ranging from birth to school age. In my free time I spend my time with my pets and love being active playing softball, running, paddle boarding, exploring nature, doing yoga and playing drums in a Brazilian samba music group. I currently teach Yoga Stars with Stretch-n-Grow.
Hey Y’all, I’m Ricki Yarbrough and I teach Dance Stars. I have been training as a dancer for about 6 years now. I have worked with choreographers spanning from California all the way to New York. I’ve been taught by Broadway dancers, Self-Taught Choreographers, College Students, and evening High School Students.
My talent grows as I am willing to work hard every day to become better. Teaching dance is second nature to me and it really makes me happy seeing all the smiles on the kids faces while I’m teaching and it warms my heart when class is over and they tell me that they had a great time.
I enjoy teaching and this new beginning at Stretch-N-Grow gave me the chance to become even better as a dancer and a teacher and it is my absolute pleasure to pass on my knowledge and experience to every single child.
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
My name is Jonathan Young. I was adopted from Russia when I was three years old and was raised in Chandler Az. I work with autistic kids as a teacher’s aide for Autism Academy. Growing up my mom was a teacher for Chandler High School and she taught special needs kids. I never imagined myself working in the same profession as my mom until I started teaching. I enjoy what I do and I love seeing the smile the kids have on their faces. I grew up playing a lot of sports. I mostly played basketball and I ran in cross country. I am also a musician and have been playing music for 18 years. I play all kinds of instruments and I also sing. I started playing when I was 6 and it’s been a passion of mine ever since.
I coached with Stretch-n-Grow in the summer of 2017 and am back for this summer coaching All-Star Sports, Fitness Stars.and Camp Fit.
Hi my name is Robbi Marlowe. 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.
Hi, my name is Sierra & I was born in Phoenix, Arizona. I spent a little time traveling with my family in my teens where we resided in Ohio and Colorado, mostly. I’ve lived my life around children as I am the youngest of six girls. I feel very blessed to be apart of the team at Stretch-n-Grow, I joined in February of 2019 & have loved to watch the program positively impact the lives of the children I teach. Currently I am involved in ASL Stars & Music Stars. I have always been passionate about the power of music, especially in youth & this is something I avidly use with my son who was born in October ‘18. I have 2 dogs & 1 cat, and my family is the light of my life, other than Stretch-n-Grow I am a stay at home mom who loves to watch her little boy Stretch-n-Grow, himself!
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