About Our Teachers

Marcia Powell

My journey with fitness began in the early 80's. I started running and taking aerobics, ran a marathon and became ACE Certified. For around 25 years I taught HI-Low aerobics, step, weights, slide, spin, water and yoga.

I traveled quite a bit and loved learning different ways of life from different cultures. I enjoy playing with vibrations from humming to singing bowls to drumming. I believe we can all tue into a higher vibration. 

I took a hiatus from teaching due to life circumstances and, during that time, I built a Medicine Wheel and a Labyrinth which helped me renew my passion for yoga. I completed a yoga teacher training in 2015 and have been so fortunate to teach at New Age since then. 

I have been practicing yoga off and on since my early twenties and continue to learn the wonders of it. Aging has made my love for yoga even deeper, not only for the physicality but for the heart-mind connection. 

I firmly believe during the rush of life, we need to take time and find our breath and just be.

Tammi McClendon

I started my fitness journey almost 10 years ago at 31 years old. Having been sedentary, sickly and obese for most of my life, finding fitness (or, rather, wellness) was like discovering a magical potion that changed everything for me! 

During my 100+ pound weight loss, I became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. I didn't know exactly where I was going to go with it but I trusted that my path would just keep unfolding before me...and it did!

Fast forward to now, at 40 years old, I am the owner of New Age Fitness. Anyone who understands small businesses, understands that this means that I am actually owner, secretary, class instructor, trainer, cleaner and advertising department....and I am blissfully loving every second of it! 

I am absolutely passionate about bringing wellness to as many people as I can. And, while I love introducing all walks of life to wellness, because of my own journey, I have a soft spot in my heart for weight loss clients. Because of this, I have started various weight loss programs and periodically host Weight Loss Workshops.

Mary Barnes

Mary has been active in the health and fitness arena for many years. She graduated with a masters from Baylor University in 1989, where she studied Exercise Science and Nutrition. Her interests in yoga, natural medicine and aromatherapy bring a warm mix to the studio.

Mary also offer Raindrop Therapy. You can learn more about this by clicking here or you can contact her directly at 828-446-4968 to schedule an appointment.

Ivy Abernethy

Ivy is a Rutherford College native and an accomplished competitive clogger, whose passion for clogging started at the age of 6. Now at the age of 23 she enjoys teaching clogging lessons to beginners as well as choreographing competitive group clogging dances. Ivy believes that clogging is beneficial to the mind, body, and soul. Dancing in any form encourages self-expression and can help improve your balance, increase your stamina, and lower your risk of dementia. 

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