Staff

 

Real women, real knowledge, real support. All our staff are here to help you on your journey to be your best woman.

 
 

Laura Tanguay

Owner
Fitness Instructor

Laura Tanguay is a Gloucester native who graduated from Endicott College in 2012 with a BFA conc. in Creative Art Therapy. She is a certified Zumba instructor and a group fitness instructor. She has been teaching fitness and movement classes for the past four years. Laura has taught art, dance, and fitness to many different demographics including special needs adults, children (ranging in age from two years old to eighteen years old), adults, and at risk youth. In 2016 Laura became a single mother and learned how powerfully supportive a community of women can be. Laura strives to make Phia a place of comfort, support, and inspiration for the women of Cape Ann and the surrounding areas.

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Chelsea Porper

Yoga Instructor

Chelsea started practicing yoga about three years ago to help her quit smoking and to manage anxiety and stress, not realizing it would become something she’d really love and teach. Yoga helped her to build confidence and to love herself and her body. After years of dealing with body issues and depression, yoga really helped her to break through those issues and to find herself. Chelsea is hoping she can help others to do the same. Chelsea completed the 200hr Yoga JoyFlow training in 2016 with Paula Passanisi. Her classes are Forrest yoga inspired, concentrating heavily on breathwork and being in your body. She wants to help people feel comfortable in their bodies and to love themselves. She wants to make everyone feel like yoga is for them because yoga is for everyone-every age, gender and body type. Besides yoga Chelsea enjoys cooking and eating food, and looking and learning about art. She also loves learning about the world around her and the people in it.

Suzy Keyes

Hike Leader
 

Born in Gloucester, Suzy discovered her love of hiking in 2015 after an impromptu trip to Mt. Monadnock.  She at once became hooked to the higher level elevations found in the mountains. Within one year, and many added miles to her car, Suzy went on to complete the NH Four-Thousand Footer list, summiting all 48 mountains in NH 4,000 feet above sea level. In between this, she hiked the Serra da Estrela and Serra da Gardunha ranges in Portugal. Suzy is now working on the New England 67 list (similar to the NH 48 but includes Maine and Vermont) and is attempting Mt. Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado, this coming Spring. Her favorite mountain is Mt. Adams in the northern Presidential range in NH. "It's a difficult climb up the rocky moonscape, but one of the most overwhelmingly rewarding summits."