Cassie Hecker | Owner & Founder
Originally from Cincinnati, Cassie's love of fitness and all things active began as a youth with ballet lessons and tee-ball games. She soon discovered that she enjoyed the conditioning aspect of practice better than the actual competition.
While attending college at Xavier University (Go Muskies!), she began her fitness career behind the front desk of a local gym – where she was able to take all the spinning, Pilates, and strength training classes that she could stand! And the seed was planted...
With now over 16 years of experience as a trainer, she’s earned multiple certifications in personal training and group fitness (NASM), Pilates (Power Pilates), and nutrition (Precision Nutrition). And while she’s well-educated in the science of physical fitness, her training philosophy is simple – Being healthy should be fun!
Amie has been active her whole life, and has a love for endurance sports. Her Pilates-based background is reflective in her focus on proper technique. She is an avid runner and lover of all things outdoor!
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Leslie began her second career with fitness six years ago, after looking for something more rewarding. Her family has always been extremely active, valuing exercise in every form. She shares her passion for health with everyone she meets. Leslie's intense energy and fun, quirky playlists lead to amazing group classes.
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Annie has been teaching group fitness classes since 2012. She taught yoga, sculpt, cycling, and boot camp classes prior to teaching at Sweat. Since she has completed multiple yoga certifications and has a strong background in alignment-based exercise, you will find that Annie pays close attention to proper alignment and form throughout her classes and incorporates dynamic and static stretching into her warm ups and cool downs.
Justin grew up a lover of all sports back in Australia, and continues to share his passion for Aussie Rules Football playing and coaching of adult teams here in California. He is a former swim coach and accredited AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety. Justin shares our passion for health and love of all sports outdoors here in Cali.
Anya grew up playing team sports and enjoys teaching classes at Sweat because of the same group excitement about fitness. Soccer has always been first love, but before discovering Sweat she also turned to running as a way to stay moving. She is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she earned a degree in Theater and Performance Studies
Jessica has been a life long lover of fitness and health. Shes has competed in just about everything from elite gymnastics, swimming, triathlons and now Kettlebell Sport Lifting. Jessica is the first American Female Master of Sport in the Long Cycle and one of the first women in the world to compete in the traditional Biathlon (jerk and snatch) with the 20kg kettlebell.
Jason was born and raised in Sacramento. The Bay Area became my second home when I got promoted to a corporate level position at Crossroads Trading where I have been working for 13+ years. I have a career in fashion but fitness has grown to be a huge passion of mine. I inherited my athleticism from both my parents who I grew up watching play co-ed softball. Sports and athletics always came natural to me and I am a stickler for form.
Carl has his master's in Sports Psychology, and uses his knowledge to motivate and inspire his students to achieve their goals. Carl has been in the fitness industry for over 9 years, and he loves sharing his passion of health with everyone he meets.
Jason shares his lifelong passion for fitness with youth and adults alike. He brings his 8 years of swim coach experience and his psychology background to every group class he leads. He has spent his whole life competitively swimming, learning what coaching techniques have been effective in his own pursuit of goals. His discipline and simple focus on proper form lead to extremely challenging workouts.
As a lifelong runner, Katie quickly saw the benefits of adding in Strength Training and HIIT cardio three years ago when she first came to Sweat. Wanting to share her love of fitness and help others see the benefits, Katie joined the team a year later.
Katie's motivating classes are filled with a mix of 00s hip hop, encouraging words, and the right amount of "pushing"!
Ashley grew up as a constant body in motion! She quickly focused her energy on ballet, and that focus on perfect form comes out in her teaching. As a mother, she valued the efficiency of a Sweat workout, starting as a client first. She retired from teaching little ones ballet, and is now loving pushing all levels through 'fun' sweat workouts
A lifelong fitness addict, Ashley C began as a regular client at our Rockridge studio. Her positive attitude and in depth knowledge of exercises and proper form made her a perfect fit for our studio. She encourages clients to push out of their comfort zone to build strength and improve cardiovascular health. She teaches elementary school, currently in Piedmont. Ashley is skilled in differentiating workouts based on clients’ limitations and/or fitness goals. She believes firmly that fitness and regular and varied workouts can enrich anyone’s life
Emily has an extreme passion for fitness: she loves the positivity & feeling of accomplishment, especially in a group setting.Emily unfortunately has gone through a couple major injuries due to motorcycle accidents, which led to her intensive studies of how the human body functions and how to work out with good form. Her goal is to help as many people as she can get strong and learn how to work out with good posture.
Lexie began as a Sweat member and quickly fell in love with the diverse workouts, personalized attention from trainers, and the difference in her body after a few weeks. Intending to become a physician, and passion for preventive health, Lexie has a strong belief that exercising not only builds muscle strength but helps improve our mood and memory. She enjoys helping people reach their health goals while approaching every fitness level with encouragement and care. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lexie loves scary movies, algebra, and developing the perfect workout playlist!