Sweat to Give—A Month of Giving

Join us for a month of giving—we’ll give $1 each time you show up and sweat in the month of December.

In the spirit of the holidays, we caught up with our mission-minded Spark 2016 teachers and found out which charities are nearest and dearest to their hearts.

These SF and Boston Spark honorees—the ones you nominated—give us so much. Join us in helping them give back.

Every time you show up to one of these teachers’ classes and check in through MoveWith, we will donate a dollar to their charity.

Make every move count with these amazing teachers. Check out their teaching schedules and charities below.


Teacher: Stephanie Snyder

Charity: Headstand Yoga

Stephanie is one of San Francisco’s most beloved yoga teachers. Her intelligent challenging sequences coupled with humor, warmth and inspiring dharma talks draw crowds and community wherever she goes. Stephanie is a founding Board Member of Headstand Yoga—a nonprofit empowering at-risk youth in combatting toxic stress through mindfulness, yoga, and character education. Join her to raise money for this great cause by showing up and checking in to her classes this month.


Teacher: Danni Pomplun

Charity: One Love Movement

Danni’s charity giving efforts go year-round in SF and we can’t wait to support him with extra resources for this December’s month of giving. His humor, charm, and grounded down-to-earth approach to teaching Vinyasa Yoga and Power Flow have earned him many loyal movers. Check out his schedule and get moving with Danni—your heart and soul will love you for it.


Teacher: Eliza Shirazi

Charity: Flying Kites

Boston’s love affair with Eliza started and continues with her signature Kick It offering, but you won’t want to miss her BODYxCore or BAGSxBEATS classes either. Join one of her energizing and spirited classes to raise money for children in Kenya.


Teacher: Jane Austin

Charity: Homeless Prenatal Program

All yogi and non-yogi mothers in SF have Jane to thank for a peaceful experience through pregnancy on the mat. Her classes are fun, challenging, and joyful—just what an expecting mom needs. Join her for inner peace and a great cause.


Teacher: Emily McLaughlin

Charity: Epilepsy Foundation

Emily is a Boston-based fitness instructor teaching everything from yoga to Zumba to boxing. Her philosophy in life is to “Stay Healthy, Stay Happy,” and she is a full embodiment of her mission. Join Emily as she brings health and happiness to her community through movement and food while raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation. 


Teacher: Cassie Brown

Charity: Boston Children’s Hospital

Cassie is known for her vigorous and motivating cardio, cycling, dance, pilates, strength training, HIIT, and TRX classes in Boston, MA. Join Cassie for one of her high energy results-oriented classes as you give back to the Boston Children’s Hospital.


Teacher: Peter Guinosso

Charity: Toys for Tots

Pete is a sought-after yoga teacher in San Francisco and Berkeley. His warm and challenging classes are a staple of the Bay Area’s yoga community. Yogis and newbies alike love Pete’s classes for their vigorous sequencing, grounding breath work, and signature brand of fun. Show up to his inspiring classes and join him in raising money for a cause near and dear to his heart.


Teacher: Alex Ho

Charity: Girls on the Run

Alex is one of San Francisco’s beloved cardio, running, strength training, and functional movement trainers in San Francisco, CA. Join him for one of his invigorating outdoor classes and raise money for Girls on the Run.


Teacher: Lindsay Bucci

Charity: American Cancer Society

Lindsay is a former NCAA athlete now focused on teaching cycling and spin in Boston, MA. She focuses on creating a feeling of teamwork and togetherness in her energetic classes. You won’t want to miss her class and more importantly, the strong community that she builds around the connective experience of riding with her. 


Teacher: Meghan Rozanski

Charity: Autism Speaks

Meghan teaches yoga and spin in Boston, MA. She is known for her warmth and positivity, and her classes are always creative, challenging, and fun. Join her welcoming classes and help her raise money for Autism Speaks.


Teacher: Ali Baldassare

Charity: ASPCA

Ali is one of Boston’s beloved barre, cardio, cycling, dance, pilates, running, strength training, and Zumba teachers. You’ll love her playlists, fun, challenging workouts, and of course the adorable animals you’ll be raising money for when you join her in one of her dynamic classes.


Teacher: Elizabeth Vail

Charity: Tedy’s Team

Elizabeth is a beloved meditation, yoga, and running teacher in Boston, MA. Her classes are therapeutic, creative, energizing, and fun. Join her in her mission to support Tedy’s Team, which supports the American Stroke/Heart Association.


Teacher: Colin Batty

Charity: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Colin is a cycling and circuit training instructor in Boston, MA. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you’ll leave his class sweaty and fulfilled. Colin’s passion for cycling is what keeps us all coming back for more.


Teacher: Erin Bailey

Charity: Horizons for Homeless Children

Join Erin for Bootcamp and HIIT classes in Boston, MA. Her friendly teaching style will help you sweat, make a new friend, and leave with a smile as you raise money for homeless children with each move.


Teacher: Crystal Higgins

Charity: Charity Water

Crystal teaches Hatha and Restorative Yoga in San Francisco, CA. Her nurturing, grounding, and strength-building classes have earned her a warm spot in the hearts of movers in SF. Join her in raising money for Charity Water by showing up and checking in to one of her fulfilling classes.


Teacher: Jessie Alegria

Charity: Operation Smile

Jessie is a fun, high energy fitness instructor in Boston, MA teaching everything from cycling to hip hop. Her classes are encouraging, challenging, and sure to leave you invigorated. 


Teacher: Kate Hefferman

Charity: Animal Rescue League of Boston

Kate is a Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga teacher in Boston, MA. Her classes are theme-based and built around intelligent sequences that will challenge you while bringing you great peace and presence. 


Teacher: Alicia Romano

Charity: No Kid Hungry

Alicia is a nutritionist and indoor cycling instructor in Boston, MA. Along with her compassion for children, she is known for her humor, passion, and high energy classes. Get moving with Alicia to get your a** kicked and your grin a little bigger as you raise money for hungry kids.


Teacher: Kelly Whittaker

Charity: Mr8 (The Martin Richard Foundation)

Kelly teaches cardio, cycling, running, and bootcamp classes in Boston, MA. As an athlete-turned-teacher, she gives her 110% so that you can experience your top 10% in results. Join her in raising money for an incredibly worthy cause as you sweat your way to your best you.


Teacher: Laura Loewy

Charity: She Jumps

Laura teaches meditation, strength training, yoga, and hiking in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Woburn, MA. Her classes are challenging, centering, and truly empowering. Join Laura as she focuses on helping you gain strength through body and breath connection.


Teacher: Regan Wilbur

Charity: YMCA of Greater Boston

You can find Regan making working out fun while teaching cardio, dance, Zumba, and Pound in Boston, MA. Once you try one of her classes you’ll want to take them all. Join Regan and have a blast raising money for the YMCA of Greater Boston.


Teacher: Alicia Tremblay

Charity: Lupus Foundation

You can find Alicia teaching everything from barre to Pound cardio drumming classes in Boston, MA. For Alicia, teaching movement classes is her way of changing people’s lives. Don’t miss one of her signature fun and sweaty classes. You’re sure to leave feeling great inside and out.


Teacher: Shreejana Pradhan

Charity: Charity Water

Shreejana is a yoga teacher in San Francisco, CA. Her style is personable, grounded, and fluid with an emphasis on thoughtful sequencing and creative flows. Join this eco-minded yogi in raising money and awareness for Charity Water.


Teacher: Emily Southworth

Charity: Animal Rescue League of Boston

Emily is a cardio, cycling, running, and strength training teacher in Boston, MA. Her classes are high energy, challenging, fun, and of course sweaty. Join her for abs and arms, arms and legs, and helping cute animals by showing up and checking in to her classes all month.


Teacher: Brian Tschida

Charity: Rocket Dog Rescue

Brian is one of San Francisco’s most popular bootcamp, HIIT, circuit training, strength training, and functional movement teachers. When he’s not raising money for animals, he’s raising heart rates at Barry’s Bootcamp. Just try not to love his class. We dare you.


Teacher: Nicole Perry

Charity: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Nicole is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and pilates teacher known for her TONE Yoga classes in Back Bay, Boston. Her workouts are thorough, challenging, and effective. Join her in raising money and sculpting muscles throughout December.


Teacher: Maura Dickey

Charity: Project Bread

To say that Maura was born to motivate you to be your best is an understatement. This vivacious athlete is one of Boston’s favorite cycling teachers. She can be found pushing just beyond their limits with fast-paced workouts and driving music and energy. Check out her teaching schedule and raise money to end hunger while feeding your desire to grow with this dynamic woman.


Teacher: Heidi Anderson

Charity: EMPath

Heidi teaches everything from barre and cycling to pilates and strength training in Boston. Her goal in life is to get people moving and feeling inspired and strong—giving them agency to live the lives they want. Join one of her popular classes to raise money for this charity that aligns so well with her mission.


Teacher: Laura Mucci

Charity: March of Dimes

Laura is a cycling, strength training, yoga, indoor cycling, hiit, and circuit training teacher in Boston, MA. Her classes are energetic, fun, and challenging. You are sure to leave her classes sweaty and invigorated. Don’t miss out on the fun and opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause!


Teacher: Lisa Cardone

Charity: Cradles to Crayons

Everyone has an inner rock star, and Boston’s cycling star Lisa is ready to help you sweat yours out. For a fun, playful, sweaty, beat-driven workout, check our her schedule and sweat your way to a better world.


Teacher: Katie Dolaher

Charity: Joe Andruzzi Foundation

Katie is a running, strength training, indoor cycling, coach and triathlete motivating people to be their best in Boston. Her classes are high energy, inspiring, and positive. Check out her schedule and move with Katie if you’re serious about living a thriving healthy life while raising money for cancer patients!


Teacher: Alexa Myta

Charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Alexa is a pilates and megaformer instructor in Boston who knows how to get her movers focused, motivated, challenged, and transformed. Her focus on breathing and emphasis on patience makes her classes at once inspiring and enjoyable. Help her raise money for a great cause while you get in tune with your best physical self.


Teacher: Phyl London

Charity: Healthworks Community Fitness

Phyl is a popular pilates instructor in Boston—known for her grounded strength-building techniques that focus on working form inside out. Her thorough classes will meticulously transform your body and life, giving you agency in your movements and your health. Help her make the world a healthier place by moving with her and raising funds for her worthy cause of choice.


Teacher: Cara Gilman

Charity: The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Cara is one of Boston’s most beloved yoga teachers and the creator of RunYoga. Her community-creating classes are playful, challenging, energetic, and inspirational. Everyone who shows up to class is sure to leave with a smile and a deeper sense of satisfaction and well being.


Teacher: Sarah Gaines

Charity: Project Heal

Sarah’s fun indoor cycling classes are one of Boston’s favorite ways to work up a sweat. Her upbeat, community-oriented, challenging, and soulful classes are not to be missed. Join Sarah and sweat your way to positive change.


Teacher: Melina DiPaola

Charity: Boston Children’s Hospital

Melina is an indoor cycling, bootcamp, weight training, and circuit training teacher in Boston. Her classes are high energy, intense, and efficient. Join her for a vigorous workout that is sure to leave you feeling your full body as you raise money for The Boston Children’s Hospital.


Teacher: Stephanie Greenstein

Charity:  North Shore Animal League America

Stephanie teaches cycling, running, strength training, and yoga in Boston. Her classes are designed to challenge every student and leave everyone feeling like they have achieved their best.




Teacher: Rich Downing

Charity:  Cambridge Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund

To call Rich a ball of energy is an understatement. Rich is one of Boston’s most motivating cycling, strength training, bootcamp, spin, and Hiit teachers in Boston. Join this fireball to raise funds in support of the families who were displaced by the recent 10-alarm fire in Cambridge.



Teacher: Abi Ingalls

Charity:  American Heart Association

Abi is an early-morning ball of energy teaching spin and bootcamp classes in Boston. She couples hard-core heavy-resistance workouts with quick beats and wraps up her invigorating classes with personalized attention and grounding mantras. Join this force of nature in raising your heart rate while you fundraise for the American Heart Association.

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