Meet Our Staff

Instructor Bios:

Kevin Platt

Yoga Instructor

Kevin

Kevin has been practicing yoga as a student for 10 years and a teacher for 6 years.  Yoga found him just after being diagnosed with a spinal infection in 2009 as he was searching for ways to heal and move mindfully.  His background and interest in Exercise Science, Massage Therapy, Art Exploration, and Men's Group Work (Mankind Project) have helped him to heal and integrate lessons within his own body as well as provide a path of sharing these lessons through teaching. 
Kevin’s classes are soulful, energetic expressions of life and yoga. He allows space and intention for creative expression and development of your own yogic practice while celebrating the connection we each bring as individuals into one community. His connection to intention and meditation is clear and allows each yogi to know themselves on a deeper level.  
Kevin delights in all kinds of movement, play, and stillness.  He loves to travel, Slackline, Fire spin, AcroYoga, Tree hug, Rap, Paint, Spend time with Soul Family and learn. 

Kevin honors each yogis journey. Come and relax with yoga, Mondays at 2pm and Thursday at 3pm! 

Demetra Eftimiades
Boot Camp Instructor
Demetra
Demi is a USG Alumni and a Certified Personal Trainer.
She started her fitness journey as a student at Montgomery College playing for the school Basketball team. Demi went from being overweight and unhappy with her lifestyle to competing in a bodybuilding competition in a short span of time! This incredible transformation led to her story being shared on multiple media outlets such as HOT995, Washingtonian, and PopSugar. Demi has been coaching in-person and online for over 7 years now and she loves nothing more than helping people find their fitness.
A fun fact about Demi is that she owns a one-year-old fluffy German shepherd that keeps her very active as he does not care if it is nice outside or not! Demi's passion is to help people change their habits and mindset so that they can create results and keep them. She is incredibly excited to start training at her old stomping grounds! Join Demi every Monday to burn calories and stay fit!
 
 
Akou Basse
Zumba Instructor

Jasmine Campbell

Akuo recently graduated with a degree B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Maryland and currently pursuing a graduate degree in Forensic Science at the University of Baltimore. She discovered her passion for fitness while attending group classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Aqua fit, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, and Body Works plus abs for the past ten years. Akuo have been teaching Zumba and group classes for 3 years. She currently teaches classes at various cooperate sites in D.C, Virginia and Maryland. She loves inspiring others to make little everyday changes to gain and maintain a healthier lifestyle. When she is not encouraging through her classes, she is also a mother to two beautiful children. Akuo, enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring restaurants in D.C. She looks forward to making a great impact while teaching classes at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).
Come and stay fit with Akuo on Tuesdays at 2pm. 

 
 
 
 

 

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