We think our instructors are pretty great. Learn more about them.

Jamie Hyer-Mitchell

Jamie is the owner of SWEAT (former owner of Hyer Expectations Fitness Studio), a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified MetaFit Instructor and Sun Warrior Distributor.  She has been a fitness instructor and an Occupational Therapy Practitioner for over 20 years. Jamie spends her free time volunteering at various animal shelters/sanctuaries and is a proud member of The Fortnightly Club of Catskill raising money for the community. Jamie's greatest accomplishment by far is her daughter Bella who is studying Conservation Biology at SUNY ESF.  Jamie believes nutrition is KEY to a healthy & fabulous body so come ask her for some good advice!

Lex Gray

Lex is an Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She also has completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training and a 300 hour Kripalu Yoga teacher training. Lex is an avid hiker and Reiki Healing Practitioner. Lex has been teaching yoga and group fitness for over twenty years!  You may also recognize this lady as one of our very own accomplished and recorded Jazz singer with her band Lex Grey and The Urban Pioneers!

Nicole Canning

Nicole has worked as a special education teacher at Bethlehem Central School for the past twenty-one years and an exercise instructor for three years. She is a mother of two and is married to an amazing man (who happens to be an over 40 softball all star).

Annie Carrozza

Annie has been a group fitness instructor for the past 29 years  in beautiful Catskill, NY! Over the years, she has added to the “old school” aerobic moves to create a fresh and fun class including dance, step, kickboxing, Pilates, strength training and stretch moves. Annie enjoys the bond of fitness that she shares with each of her class members.

Veronica Domingo

Veronica Domingo is a mother of one working full-time as the Assistant Director of Rhinebeck Programs and part-time as the Wellness Center Henna Artist at the Omega Institute in addition to being a Group Exercise Instructor in the Hudson Valley.

Raised on Jazzercise, Gil Jankowitz & Denise Austin since the age of 10, she has always loved dance and working out.  Finding Zumba Fitness in 2010 re-ignited this deep love and is now trained to offer classes in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, and Zumba Kids Jr, Strong by Zumba, PiYo Live, Turbo Kick Live, and Country Heat Live classes.

Currently, she offers weekly classes at Sweat Exercise Studio in Catskill, the YMCA in Coxsackie, and to staff at Omega in Rhinebeck.

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Jennifer Meehan

Like many people, Jen Meehan came to yoga seeking relief from years of chronic back pain. After being diagnosed with scoliosis in her mid-forties, she researched non-surgical remedies for her spinal condition and discovered the Iyengar style of yoga. She was drawn to its attention to alignment and the use of props to make the poses accessible to all students, regardless of age, body type and physical condition. She completed the 200-hr teacher training at Karuna Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Northampton, MA in 2012.  In 2016, she completed Certified Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller’s Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program and is a Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. She currently studies with Jessica Becker, a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher in Rhinebeck, NY.

In addition to teaching group and private lessons at the Yoga Loft in Albany, NY Jen offers workshops on Yoga for Scoliosis and Back Care.  Jen also works with students on an individual basis, helping them develop a practice that works best for their physical needs.

Jen is registered with the Yoga Alliance and is a member of Iyengar National Yoga Association of the United States.

CONTACT:  jcm_2001@yahoo.com   ph. 518.210.6435

Melissa Wank

B. S.  In Health Sciences & Education

Certified Aerobics & Fitness Association of America  (AFAA )Group instructor 

Certified (NASM)National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer  

Certified METAFIT Instructor 

Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor 

Certified Barre Flow Instructor 

Certified CEAS 1 Ergonomist 

YMCA Wellness Coach ACE certificate

Certified CPR/ AED/ First Aid Adult & Child

Member of American Society of Safety Professionals 

Member of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 

Melissa attended SUNY Brockport with goals of becoming a health educator as well as a fitness professional.   She has a background in manufacturing and laboratory sciences , community wellness , activities instruction, ESL instruction and case management with immigrants and refugees , along with a focus in diverse groups including children and the elderly. In addition to employment as a Wellness Coach at Albany YMCA and a class fitness instructor at Bethlehem, Healthy Living Center, Melissa has also spearheaded and Implemented women of faith fitness programming at the YMCA Healthy Living Center.  In her free time, Melissa volunteers independently as an advocate working with refugees in the community to assist families to adapt to American culture.   

Melissa has always had a passion for fitness with special interest in fitness arts such as pole and ballet.  Sweat is thrilled to add Melissa to our team and to have her energy and encouragement at our studio!