TEAM THRILL

Lisa is Schwinn, CrossFit level 1 and Watt Bike certified, just to name a few. She's a former track and field All American with over 22 years of helping people get fit. She's trained numerous NBA, NFL and WTA professional athletes and harnesses her incredible body of knowledge every time she coaches. She's all about proper mechanics before increasing intensity. She'll help you focus on body, mind and spirit to achieve your goals!
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Sabrina Mata has an extensive fitness background and her first contact with yoga was in 2002. Always fascinated about the holistic world, she studied Chromotherapy and Reiki while finishing College in Brazil. She moved to Los Angeles and was fortunate enough to experience yoga, as she she learned how it could empower and transform lives. After years of intense practice, in 2015 she took the 500 hours YTT at Yogaworks becoming a registered Instructor through the Yoga Alliance.
Leticia Barahona is a CrossFit Level 1 and 2 as well as CrossFit Kids certified coach. Not to mention she has National USA Weightlifting Coaching experience. Her primary goal in her approach is to help Athletes set goals and make fitness and nutrition an essential part of life.
 
Growing up she played just about every sport in the book, but stuck with softball and now also coaches it. When she discovered CrossFit after college, she was hooked and now focuses her own training on Olympic Lifting. 
Originally from the midwest, Ryan has over 15 years of power-lifting experience starting as a football player in high school as well as at the collegiate level. He recently discovered CrossFit and was immediately drawn to the motivation and camaraderie found in the CrossFit community. Ryan is a fitness hat trick as a CF-L1 certified coach, a certified personal trainer and is also pursuing his cycling certification. Ryan seeks to educate his clients about fitness and inspire them to achieve their goals.
 
Born and raised in France, Caroline grew up figure skating and swimming. After moving to LA she discovered yoga in 2012 and loved how it helped her stay grounded, leaving her feeling peaceful and balanced. After practicing yoga under various teachers, she completed the YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Training in December 2016 and pursued the YogaWorks 300-Hour Professional Program in July 2017. She is now a RYT-500 Hour certified Yoga Teacher. She has a great passion for teaching and loves watching practitioners grow and thrive.
Erica Osburn is a South Bay native and is a RYT 200 yoga teacher. Erica discovered yoga in 2010 as a way to unwind and de-stress after long days at her office job. She suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since childhood and realized that her yoga practice provided her with relief. Yoga became more than just a daily practice, as it brought positive changes to her life physically, mentally, and spiritually. Erica’s classes focus on linking the breath to movement, cultivating a good sweat, and allowing a space for personal growth and exploration.
Ayal has been passionately involved in martial arts for most of his life, competing in and winning multiple tournaments in Florida. But some of the best times in his life were spent playing playing team sports, from football to more football, and also football. As an adult, he missed the camaraderie and competition working out by himself. So when he discovered CrossFit he immediately fell in love. He enjoys the variety and intensity of the exercise, but most of all the sense of community. When it comes to teaching CrossFit himself, he simply wants to inspire people to feel better about themselves.
Linda has a passion for movement, with over two decades of experience as a health and fitness professional. Linda is a licensed chiropractor (DC), certified chiropractic sports physician (CCSP), and certified personal trainer. She has many fitness certifications including Barre and Functional Movement Screening (FMS). Linda is registered with Yoga
Alliance as an E-RYT 500, demonstrating completing a 500-hour yoga teacher training and
2,000+ hours of yoga teaching experience. She is also a former yoga master trainer and served on Yoga Alliance’s Board of Directors for 4 years. Besides teaching group classes and treating patients, Linda loves to run and is a Boston Qualified marathon runner.
Derek began his fitness journey as a kid with team and board sports. He found Crossfit in 2009 as a supplemental conditioning tool to his powerlifting, but soon realized that Crossfit pushed him further, faster and stronger than other forms of training, A perfectionist when it comes to form and technique, Derek teaches people to become athletes and give them the tools to create and understand their own fitness journey. He believes fitness should be something that you enjoy and cultivate a passion for and that is reflected in his classes. Derek also has completed his 200 hour yoga training with Yogaworks and trains and hand balancing and gymnastic strength elements. 
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Madi was always interested in physical fitness, beginning with gymnastics as a teen, including coaching and judging competitions. After earning a B.S. in Advertising and and a MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, she embarked on a corporate career with well known companies including Disney and The Jim Henson Company. She stayed physically active in recreational sports, but was emotionally inspired when she experienced yoga for the first time over 20 years ago. The mind, body and spirit benefits of yoga transformed Madi from corporate executive to yogi. Her personal passion for yoga compelled her to share that experience with others. She completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Yogaworks in June 2014 and went on to complete the Yogaworks 300 hour Professional Program in February 2015. She is now registered with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500 Hour Yoga Teacher.
Originally from the East Coast, Amanda studied Graphic Design and Photography in college with 9 years of portrait photography experience under her belt. She came out to Los Angeles to pursue her creative career and serendipitously found herself working at Thrill. She has been practicing vinyasa style yoga for 5 years now and received her 200 Hour Certification at CorePower. Yoga has been a mental and physical release for Amanda and now she loves sharing that experience with other people.
Chelsea Johnson is a proud native of St. Louis, MO. She fell in love with dance at the wee age of 5 and went on to graduate with honors from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in dance. Being healthy and active became a passion in high school and her career has become a healthy marriage between dance and fitness She has multiple certifications and an eye for form and placement. This Midwestern girl loves all forms of exercise from barre to circuit training to cycling. “Fitness doesn’t have to be awful. Find something you enjoy and gets you excited to move and go for it!”
Renee's passion for health and fitness was the driving force behind her decision to pursue and earn her Bachelors of Exercise Science at Kent State University, Ohio. She also found a new personal pursuit in the gym - weight lifting! It eventually lead her to CrossFit in 2013 and she has never looked back. In order to become better at the sport she took as many classes as possible and sought out everything she could learn from more veteran athletes. She earned her Crossfit level 1 to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of the sport with others. Renee is very passionate about helping athletes develop and hone their skill set and teaching them the importance of proper technique. Renee truly believes that fitness can impact many aspects of a person’s life and ultimately helping them to become a better individual physically and mentally.
Elma is a 500 hr Yoga, Pilates & Barre Certified Instructor from Athens, Greece. She was a ballet dancer for 15 years. When she moved to LA she continued her Ashtanga yoga training with Tim Miller. The foundation of her practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. She is very passionate about teaching and her goal is to help others reach their maximum potential and exceed their limits. She believes it is vital to have a strong connection to the body and love who we are.
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