Meet our Instructors
Jess is a lifetime fitness fanatic and avid outdoor enthusiast, as well as part owner of The Suite Studio. Her idea of “fun” typically includes lots of burpees and deadlifts and if you have taken her classes you know her love for fitness and exercise is bound to rub off on you. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer with specializations in Women’s and Youth fitness. She has an in-depth knowledge of human movement and exercise physiology and uses that to create safe, fun, and super effective classes and personal training sessions. Jess is also certified to teach a variety of other formats including Insanity and PiYo (of course trained by Master trainer Jackie). Jess recently added a Barre certification from the Barre Guild Academy this year, and no surprise to the Barre enthusiasts out there; it is quickly becoming one of her favorite practices.
When Jess isn’t having fun with fitness you can find her somewhere outside with her husband and three kids either in a kayak, on the slopes, or climbing a mountain.
Charlene is a 500hr Yoga Teacher certified in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Trapeze®, Clinical/Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Barre, PiYo, and Reiki Master. Trained in Balanced Athlete and Mindfulness/ Meditation.
Dabbler in essential oils.
She focuses on energy, breath, body integration, movement, and stillness to heal, strengthen, and invite a wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.
Rachel began practicing yoga in college as a way to balance out her active lifestyle. Amazed by the benefits that yoga had on both her body and mind she continued on to become a 200 hour registered yoga teacher in 2011. When she moved to Dover in 2015 and began teaching yoga at The Suite Studio and soon was training to teach Barre. She is also a registered prenatal yoga teacher and loves working with moms. Her classes are open to all levels and focus on strength, balance, mobility, and breath.
Finance by day, cardio dance by early evening, bed by 9pm.
Jenna has been involved in dance and performance art since she was a child. When she moved to the NH Seacoast with her husband in 2016, she was looking to start an effective workout routine that didn’t feel like work but a party. DANCE scratches that itch! Jenna noticed a lack of adult dance classes in the area and knew she had to change that. If she was searching for a dance fitness class, she most likely wasn’t alone in that pursuit. Jenna remembers making up dances with her cousins in her childhood basement and is determined to continue that joy far into adulthood.
Jenna believes that cardio dance, one of the best forms of self-expression and exercise, should be accessible to EVERYONE! She seeks to create a space that is welcoming to ALL that wish to move, dance and to sweat. Her mission is to help you REVEL in what your body can do and build self-confidence. Her classes are specifically designed to elicit self-love and plenty of sweat! Come discover what your body is capable of and shake it on the dance floor with Jenna!
Jackie is one of the owners of the Suite. She has been in the fitness industry for over a decade as a certified personal trainer and AFAA group exercise instructor. She was PiYo Master Trainer of the Year in 2019, helping many amazing PiYo instructors throughout New England and beyond grow their own incredible communities.
By day, Jackie works with kids at a local school. She's also a legging slinger, running a virtual activewear boutique. She lives in Dover with her husband and lovingly crazy 9-year-old son.
Read more about all of Jackie's ventures at jackiegarnett.com
Lee is a certified STOTT Pilates mat instructor (2009) and STOTT reformer trained. She received her 200 hr. RYT certification from Yoga on York Studio in 2011, after experiencing for herself the improvements in flexibility and strength realized from a regular practice of yoga. Her pilates and yoga trainings are an ongoing commitment to build knowledge and expand her teaching approach. This includes a training program with Sara Meeks, Yoga for a healthy spine, with an emphasis in osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Lee began her Pilates and yoga practice 25 years ago to regain strength and flexibility that were compromised from a misalignment in the knee joints. Even after knee joint replacement nearly 13 years ago, Lee has continued her practice with determination and purpose. Lee’s goal is to challenge and inspire all fitness levels with a functional workout improving core strength and overall health. She has
been teaching in various locations around the Seacoast for several years.
Nicole holds a special place in her heart for fitness and encourages everyone she trains that working out can be something to look forward to instead of a burden! She is certified to teach PiYo as well as Pound. She is also a certified personal trainer through NASM and runs a social media account that promotes fitness. Nicole is full of energy and is ready to share her knowledge with everyone she meets.
After dealing with an injury that forced her to perform lower intensity workouts, Robyn tried this trendy new class called Barre. After taking classes consistently for a year, she fell in love with the way it made her feel -- so much, that she wanted to share it with others. She loves the strength it provides without adding any crazy cardio/weights, and there is always a way to challenge yourself without hurting yourself. After a few years teaching, she wanted more, so took on Pilates training. The hybrid of both Pilates and Barre is such a fantastic workout, and she is lucky to have found a special community in Suite that allows her to share her passion. One of her favorite things to do for class is create fun playlists, so song recommendations are highly encouraged! Robyn is CPR certified, barre certification by Rasamaya, and Pilates by Balanced Body.
Jojo has been in the fitness industry since 2011, starting as a Zumba fitness instructor. She became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2017 and she has taught various fitness classes from BodyPump to Spinning to TRX and Bokwa, to name a few. One of her fitness highlights was winning 1st runner up in the World Champion Bikini Competition at WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion). Jojo’s life has been enriched with love and generosity of spirit from many people and she hopes to give you the same on your fitness journey.
Lucy has been involved in fitness and athletics her whole life! From collegiate soccer and track and field, to spin, lifting, HIIT, running, hiking, triathlons, and more!
She loves working out and believes that the many different forms of activity can do wonders for the mind, body, and soul.
Lucy is a certified Spin® instructor and personal trainer through ACE. She works as a Nurse Practitioner for her full-time job and truly believes that taking care of your body can heal and prevent many conditions.
She is excited to uplight and brighten your workouts with music, positivity, and maybe some tough love if needed ;)
Jessica is a certified Personal Trainer, a certified Reb3l Strength Instructor, and a certified Reb3l Groove Instructor. She loves working, dancing and having FUN with clients whether it be in a Personal Training session or in a group setting. Moving, being happy and living life to its fullest are her aspirations! If she can share these key elements with those around her, she feels fulfilled. She moved back to her roots 5 years ago from Colorado to Maine with her husband Paul, her son Will and daughter Sam, as well as their little toy poodle, Missy, whom they added to the crew 3 years ago.
Karna Liv Nau
Karna has an eclectic background in dance and other movement practices. She started dancing ballet at the age of 5, and her love of dance was immediate. She then engaged in folk dance, hip-hop, salsa, and contemporary dance for over two decades. In addition to dancing, Karna has been practicing yoga for 15 years. After she moved to Boulder, CO, she took her love and passion for dance and became a SoulSweat instructor. This exercise form focuses on bringing through the four elements: air, water, fire, and metal, into each class, which encourages the dancer to tap into her power and freedom of movement. After becoming a mom, her main self-care practice was weekly Zumba classes, and she fell in love with the joy, inclusivity, and expression of this class style. Karna's classes are a safe place to come and release the stress of your week and feel the joy of moving your body.
In her day job, Karna is an Alignment-focused Marketing Strategist for soul-centered women business owners. She lives in Madbury with her husband and two kids.