Our Instructors

Angela Fitle

Position:Fitness Coach

Angela is not an athlete and never has been. She grew up in a household where "girls aren't supposed to have muscles" and was told she couldn't play sports or even mow the lawn because she would "become flat-chested" and "look like a boy." Instead, Angela became a nerd about literature and history. One of her first acts of rebellion after high school was to enlist in the Army where she learned how to carry a rifle and march for miles at a time, before getting shipped out to combat. Pretty bad-ass, right? But it did not take long for Angela to long for her nerdy roots, so she traded in the rifle for text books.

She earned a Bachelor's degree from UMKC and a Law degree from KU. Still hungry for accomplishment, Angela realized that maybe she had put on a pound or two...or 40...while she was busy hitting the books. Angela tried running, but never took to it. She started out with a few Pilates classes (where Angela first met Coleen!) then Strength classes. Through the guidance and encouragement of her personal trainers, Angela is now in the best shape of her life! She became an NASM certified Personal Trainer so that she could use what she learned from her own personal struggles to help others discover a happier, healthier version of themselves.

Leia Anderson

Position:Running Coach

If you can’t find Leia she’s probably running in the woods. She’s a mother runner who loves ultra-marathons. She thinks training is at least as fun as racing. Passionate about fitness as a lifestyle, she likes finding training schedules that work best for each person. Leia is also very community oriented. Knowing that a support system can be a huge part of reaching personal goals, she likes to help people find a home in the running community. Watching people achieve things they didn’t know they could do is her jam, and she’ll meet you at the finish with lots of glitter! Leia is available for run coaching at any distance and experience level.

Coleen Shaw-Voeks

Position:Owner / Coach / Instructor

Coleen is a lifetime lover of all things outdoors and energetic, and she can often be found running in the woods like a squirrel on crack. She loves coaching runners of all abilities, teaching all levels of fitness and Pilates classes and helping clients set goals and then smash them. Coleen grew up in an ultra running household and has always known that the marathon is merely a starting point for many runners. Once she stopped fighting against her inborn ability to run long and accepted her love of running ultra distances, her path in life became clear. Getting her coaching certification from RRCA was only the start of the journey towards helping create strong, healthy complete runners. Strength training, pilates and yoga are all key pillars in being complete runners and athletes. You don't have to be a runner to work out at PEKC, you don't even have to like running but you will find Coleen teachig many runner focused classes and workshops. She is also available for private coaching and personal training.

Coleen will usually have a cup of coffee in hand, a sadistic class plan in mind and a stupid story or joke ready to tell. Need to bribe her? Vegan chocolate and/or whiskey is always gladly accepted but you will still have to do burpees.

Amie Rader

Position:Fitness Instructor & Yoga Teacher
Experience:Softball and running for stupid periods of time

Amy Rader is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and group exercise instructor living and working all over the damn place in the greater Kansas City metro. She is passionate about making yoga and exercise non-intimidating and welcoming to even the most nervous and hesitant of participants. Amy loves to do weird shit like chant and live in ashrams, but she's also a big fan of beer and talking way too loud in quiet restaurants. She loves everything, which explains her Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and her Master's degree in Kinesiology, and why she still contemplates growing up to be an astronaut, a ballerina, and an architect. But she especially loves Coleen and is excited to be a part of PEKC, where ALL HUMANS CAN EXERCISE.

Accomplishments & Certifications:

  • 2017 — 500 RYT in progress, expected completion October
  • 2016 — 200 hour RYT, Max Strom
  • 2014 — 200 hour RYT, Darling Yoga
  • 2012 — ACSM CPT
  • 2012 — MSEd Kinesiology
  • 2009 — BS Visual Arts - Painting
  • 2007 — AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • Still alive after almost 30 consecutive years of life

Ke’Lan Mitchell

Position:HIIT Instructor

The training that I do is centered around muscle development, strength, and endurance building.

Accomplishments & Certifications:

  • ACE certified personal trainer
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters in Business Administration and Human Resources
  • Former college basketball player
  • Natural and NPC physique competitor with 1st place class finishes in both organizations

We incorporate functional movements that are used in everyday life. My High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is not designed to be a hypertrophy workout — many sets are performed to failure with the goal of keeping your heart rate elevated as you work your entire body and build lean muscle.

I believe physical fitness is not only a great way to improve your health but it is also a confidence builder that creates a natural feeling of euphoria. As a coach it is my responsibility to help you reach your body goals, improve physical and mental health, and instill confidence!

Kelly Cirone

Position:Yoga Teacher

Kelly grew up in Parkville, Missouri and began traveling the world after she graduated from high school. She studied in London, picked apples in New Zealand, lead a service program in Mississippi, and was a flight attendant in Seattle, it was there she met the love of her life, Michael. They moved back to Kansas City about ten years ago and together they are happily raising a big, adorable pet and plant family. Kelly's classes are creative, loving, safe spaces for transformation and personal evolution.

Accomplishments & Certifications:

  • 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance
  • 200-hour teacher training certification from Colorado School of Yoga.
  • completed teaching intensives with Dr Ray Long (Bandha Yoga), Rama Jyoti Vernon, Desiree Rumbaugh, Gina Caputo, and Max Strom.

Jauqui Craig

Position:Yoga Teacher

My background in music and dance has created the perfect combination and foundation for me to FALL IN LOVE WITH YOGA. After exploring a variety of fitness disciplines, including dipping my toe in the mad mad world of ultra running, I've hung up my running shoes and turned all my attention to my yoga practice.

My yoga of choice is Integrated Vinyasa Flow, which incorporates movement and breath to achieve agility, balance and grounding - on and off the mat.

My teaching gravitates towards the Yin, lunar or slow tempo vinyasa flow class, focusing on de-compressing and de-stressing. In a world where we are constantly moving, running, checking in, and "logging on" - I want to offer an opportunity for a "time-out." My classes take you from movement to stillness - a perfect compliment to a hectic day or strenuous training.

My personal journey living with the autoimmune condition, alopecia areata, has lead me to understanding the importance of a healthy diet and stress management. Both have been big players in managing the effects of my condition, both physical and mental. Yoga has been my main avenue to daily stress-management.

I offer a space fueled by community, support, and a heavy dose of light-hearted laughter, for anyone and everyone with the desire to reach a fitness or life goal.

Accomplishments & Certifications:

  • 2016 - 200 Hour RYT - Colorado School of Yoga, Integrative Vinyasa (Sarah Kucera, Sharon Prothe and Gina Caputo)
  • 2016 - Lunar Arts Training - Colorado School of Yoga (Gina Caputo)
  • Biomechanics of Stretching- Jules Mitchell
  • Bandha Yoga- Ray Long