Meet Our Staff

Instructor Bios:

Kevin Platt

Yoga Instructor


Kevin has been practicing yoga as a student for 9 years and a teacher for 5 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, every Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon! 


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 class at various cooperate sites in D.C, Virginia and Maryland. She loves inspiring others to make little every day 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 teaching classes at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).
Come and stay fit with Akuo every Wednesdays at 1pm. 



Melissa Andre
Personal Trainer/ Bootcamp INSTRUCTOR

Melissa Andre is an Action Certified Personal trainer, who has trained collegiate athletes, WCAC Varsity athletes; former bodybuilders and clients in achieving their desired fitness targets. Melissa is a former WCAC Varsity Athlete, WAGS athlete and current USA registered boxer who has won numerous awards including Coaches Award and MVP. During her spare time, she volunteers with disabled children, teaching them how to play soccer. Melissa will be working closely with USG students, staff and faculty members to meet their fitness goals.



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