Ashleigh Gass

Ash, our favorite Canadian, has a long professional track record in the Strength and Conditioning Industry.  Her credentials and experience are extensive. 

She has a master’s degree in Human/Clinical Nutrition through The University of Bridgeport, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through The International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN), in addition to being one of the few CSCSs in Florida (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist). She is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).

Ashleigh graduated from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in 2003. Here, she earned a BSc, studying kinesiology, exercise physiology, and psychology. Ashleigh is also a graduate of the Canadian National Coaching Institute, having completed extensive sports science modules in the long-term physical preparation of the elite athlete.

Her resume is 2 feet long and packed full of real-world experience, dozens of CEU courses ranging from lower extremity training, shoulder prehab/rehab training and everything in between. She’s been coaching, training and studying for 24 years.

Ash & Jim now own and operate MOVE Gymnastics Inspired Strength Training. Classes specialize in body-weight strength training, flexibility, joint mobility, movement, and gymnastics strength training.  Ashleigh and several key coaches deliver fundamentals beginner programs, class training, private training, and specialty programs on a regular basis.

In late 2019, MOVE jumped into the online space.  Programs include:

  • highly customized private coaching programs
  • monthly membership options
  • specialized mobility courses
  • MOVE Nutrition Programs

On the side, she has an active Real Estate License, is a competitive shooter (3-gun and pistol) with state D & G armed security licenses.  She’s been blessed beyond measure to train and learn from many tactical badasses.  ❤️ ??  


Jason Lapiana

Jason is a teacher of physical development and movement practitioner. He earned his B.S. from the University of South Florida in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Nutrition.

From a young age,Jason took interest in many sports which kept perpetually moving. Just as the body craves a wide variety of nutrients from food it also craves a wide variety of movements for optimal function.

His training system is one of a generalist background, taking aspects of various specialized disciplines such as martial arts, gymnastics, calisthenics, strength training, and dance to provide clients with the essential tools to build a strong, resilient and bendy body.

He believes, and implements well, in taking a playful yet focused approach to fitness. Physical play is something as adults we loose touch with, come. A well rounded training regiment should include a synergistic balance of play and structure.

Blythe Zava

Blythe started dance classes at age 4 and continued until she graduated college from University of Florida with a BFA and minor in dance.

She Attended NYU summer intensives, CAP 21 and Broadway Theatre Project where she had the opportunity to train and perform with Gregory Hines, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, to name a few.

In 2012 she discovered Aerial Arts and began teaching pole fitness and flexibility in 2015 in Atlanta and currently teaches pole/flex in St Pete.

She is certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Kinstretch, the ElevatED flexibility method, and holds her AFAA Certification in Group Fitness. She is also certified in Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting, just attended and passed The Gymnastics Course and is currently studying to be a Master Flexibility Trainer under course direction of Dan Van Zant. Flexibility and Fitness are her passion and she can’t get enough!

She currently coaches multiple classes/week at MOVE, to include HIIT Gymnastics Style Training, Thoracic Bridge Training, and Front/Middle Split Specialty Preparation class.

Amishay Vaturay

Amishay Vatury is 34 years old, joining us from Israel.

Been living in the states for 4 years.

Amishay is a computer engineer, but he’s always been into sports.

He played soccer as a kid and was an amateur runner. At 18 he joined to IDF (Israel Defense Forces) as a paratrooper for 3 years.

After the army Amishay focused mainly in calisthenics and then at the age of 30 he got familiar with the Ido Portal Method which is based originally in Tel Aviv, Israel and ever since he has been dealing with anything related to the movement of the body.

He has a Personal training experience along with yoga and nutrition. He has taught dozens of yoga classes handstand workshops, and movement classes in CrossFit studios in New Jersey.

Amishay is a hard worker and a dedicated practitioner regardless to his love of sharing and teaching his knowledge with whomever wants to grow (physically and mentally).

Ivana Paloma

Please welcome Ivana Paloma to our coaches crew.  Ivana and I met a year ago, over the span of many “Sunday-Funday” aka not really ? training days @ CRUNCH, where I go to meet new people and do “other” stuff.  She’s very smart, hard-working, consistent and outgoing.  Great with people, and totally in love with training.  She’s wrapping up her schooling and has joined us as a coach and intern.  Here’s a little bit about Ivana – 

She was born and raised in Europe and played basketball professionally for over 15 years . She came to the US and played basketball for University of Oklahoma division 1, speaks 3 languages (English, Spanish, Serbian).

She loves sports , gym and learning . She’ll be graduating Sport Meds (also called Health and Human performance) in August.

She’s competed in INBA natural physique for bikini, placing second in junior masters. Her goal is the pro card ?

She loves teaching others how to perform in the gym while keeping their mind and body healthy. 

Favorite quote: 

The Hardest Choices require the Strongest Wills ! ?? 

Chris Kirchman

Chris grew up in North Florida, never playing organized sports, but passionate about all types of movement. 

Shortly after receiving his BS in Athletic Training and his MS in Sport’s Medicine, he discovered partner acrobatics and was hooked. He was instantly drawn to the emphasis the discipline placed on proper biomechanics, stability, and balance. 

Nearly 5 years ago, he quit his job and moved to St Pete to start a church and pursue a career as a teacher and performer of acrobatics. Talk about a strange combo! He currently teaches handstands, acroyoga, acrodance, and standing acrobatic classes around the Tampa Bay area and you may even catch him performing for events and festivals with his circus troupe, The Aerial Dragons. 

Chris combines his education in injury rehab/prevention and anatomy with his acrobatic experience to create a safe and efficient road to your body’s highest movement potential. Whether you’re plagued by old and new injuries and just trying to feel better in your body or seeking high level movement goals, Chris has the knowledge to get you there. 

Michelle Haner

Michelle Haner, MSW with training in Somatic and Embodiment practices that promote reducing stress in the body, and healing traumas. She is a teacher and practitioner of yoga , mindfulness meditation and a mover exploring all things movement. Michelle enjoys weaving disciplines of Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa yoga along with strength and mobility movement. She is a lover of movement and passionate about learning.

  • RYT 200hr , ROCKET YOGA
  • MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach

Currently, Michelle is grounded in exploring movement practices and patterns, hand-balancing, meditation, and somatic transformation. Her passion is to help others explore and embody themselves through playful movement and breath work to reframe the nervous system and peel back the layers. She believes that movement is a powerful tool for transformation. When she’s not on the mat you can find her playing in nature with her silver lab Grace, floating around in the Gulf of Mexico, playing in her garden or hanging out with family.