FIERCE4 EDUCATION TEAM
MELISSA CANTILLO - FES DIRECTOR
Throughout her career Melissa has
seen what it takes to keep fit and stay fit. As a mother of two she
has had to deal with the ups and downs of keeping fit herself. "As a
"normal" woman, I believe we can help people realize that we are not
all meant tolook like someone in a magazine. But we can all evolve,
grow, and become the best that we can be, a healthy, beautiful person."
This is the reason why she is so excited to join Janis and Pepper in
this new endeavor. Fierce 4 is a perfect combination of exercise,
dance, kickboxing and plyometrics that will be able to help everyone no
matter age, fitness level or gender.
Her Philosophy: Find something, anything you enjoy doing. Take it slow and steady and remember...do this for you, not anyone else! ….and Fierce 4 is it!!!!!!
SENSEI RON DUKES - FES
Ron has been a part of the fitness field for over
12 years, primarily in Group Exercise. Ron is also an accomplished
martial artist, holding black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo Karate and
Wado-Ryu Karate. He is also the first American to attain the rank of
Profesor in the ASCAB style of Capoeira (a brazilian martial art). Ron
has also competed in Kickboxing, holding a 2-1-1 record which has a 0:07
knockout (a record that still stands), 5 national championship titles,
coaching 2 youth national champions, and Triple Crown champion before
retiring in 2000.
In 2002, Ron won the title of National Sportaerobic and Fitness Champion. No stranger to the spotlight, Ron has shared the stage with some of the Fitness Elite and one of his childhood idols, Billy Blanks, and still holds that as one of his many highlights, including a 400 person master class at the AAAI conference in New York in 2003. Ron is also featured prominently in the media in Philadelphia.
Perhaps the most astounding fact about Ron is he has 1 and ½ lung capacity, proving that willpower is stronger than the physical.
Lecturer: Drexel University, Independence Charter School, and the
University of Sciences in Philadelphia (Topics Included: Kids’ Fitness,
Careers in the Fitness Field, Martial Arts & Fitness, Importance of
- 1st Degree Black Belt Kenpo Karate
- 1st Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
- Monitor rank in ASCAB Capoeira
- Member of ASCAB Capoeira Performance Team
- 2002 National Sport aerobic and Fitness Challenge Champion
- 5-time National Karate Champion
- American Ninja Warrior (participant)
- MetroDash (competitor)
- Warrior Dash (competitor)
- AAA/I Certified Instructor
- ACE & AFAA Certified Instructor
BARBARA KANE - FES
ASHLEY POWELL - FES
LAURA COLLINS DOWNING - FES
QUENTIN CLARK - FES
Quentin began his fitness career over 13 years ago back in a small town in Southwest Kansas. Over the years, he was been able to obtain several certifications that include Primary Group Exercise, Kickboxing, Aqua, Step, Body Pump, Body Jam and Barbell Strength, Fierce4, and has the ability to teach a variety of formats. Prior to his fitness journey, Quentin found the passion and love for fitness industry when he was only a junior in high school and weighed over 300 pounds. After being able to connect with his instructor at the time, which is also current, and long-time fitness mentor and friend, he achieved a 130 pound weight loss and has been able to keep it off for more than 16 years. This dramatic life changes as given Quentin many opportunities within the fitness organization. He is currently a Master Presenter for Empower!, a national fitness conference presented by Lifetime Fitness.
When Quentin teaches, he has a unique charismatic and uplifting personality that is able to capture and retain everyone’s attention and personality. His ability to connect with each student, allows everyone who takes his classes, leaving with the feeling of achievement, energized and exhilarated, and a warmed heart. It is evident that you will be able to feel the passion he exemplifies, as well as, the energy his pours from his heart, which can been seen from miles away. He has joined the FIERCE4 Master Trainer team and travels to educate other FIERCE4 Certified Instructors. He has team taught with Janis Saffell at multiple top rated USA Fitness Conventions.