Personal Strength Training at SBY

Personal training is a great compliment to a regular yoga practice. It can help balance the strength and mobility in your body and prevent injuries.

Training at South Boston Yoga works similar to our bodywork appointments. Sessions are arranged in one-on-one formats or some trainers lead small group sessions. Sessions are scheduled directly between the client and the trainer (contact information below), and all payment is made directly to the trainer, not to South Boston Yoga. Our trainers are all very experienced in a variety of fitness and therapeutic modalities with appropriate certifications.

Current Trainers:

Stacey Schaedler, CPT, RYT, BSc

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Stacey Schaedler completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at UMass Amherst in 2006. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She holds Russian Kettlebell Certifications RKC as well as Art Of Strength AOS Kettlebell Certifications. Stacey completed her RYT with David Vendetti and the National Yoga Alliance. In addition she is a Certified Functional Movement Specialist FMS allowing her to design specific plans for each of her clients which prevents pain, reduces injury, increases cognitive functioning as well as improves performance.

In her spare time Stacey is also a Professional Figure Competitor with the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation WNBF.

Despite her tough exterior Stacey's knowledge of the body and fierce passion for teaching others combines to produce amazing results. With the influence of specifically sequenced corrective exercise, mind body integration, and solid strength training Stacey is able to help anyone reach their goals. for more details or Contact Stacey at:

Nathan Irizarry

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One of the best things about working with Nathan is that he always comes up with a solution that works for you - your goals and your lifestyle. His coaching isn’t just limited to semi-private fitness training or group classes, and he uses online tools, mindset strategies, and nutrition coaching to support you whatever your schedule or lifestyle might be.

Nathan’s mission as a coach is to help you create the energy, resilience, and confidence to show up 100% in the areas of your life that you value the most - personal relationships, work life, and other important activities. If you want to utilize fitness training to lose fat, get strong, and improve your quality of life, send Nathan a message.

If you’re reluctant, don’t be. He understands that choosing a fitness program can be filled with uncertainty about everything from “Do I have time for this?” and “Will this really work?” to “Am I able to do this type of training?” The best way to find out is to meet him for a strategy session.

Nathan has been coaching within the Boston area for the past 6 years. During this time, he’s owned his own boutique gym downtown, where he has help hundreds of clients achieve the same things that you want to.

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Todd Skoglund

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My approach to fitness training is holistic and long-term. My style is an amalgamation of over 20 years of working through many different modalities, trainings and incredible instructors to incorporate whole-body and whole-life fitness and health for each of my unique and amazing clients. I believe that this is the best way to achieve long-lasting and injury-free wellness. Whether your goals are to lose weight, gain muscle mass, inprove core strength and stability, or just to feel better in your body, I will work with you to come up with a plan that actually functions with your lifestyle.

I use mostly bodyweight training with various props such as bars, weights, kettle-bells, resistance bands and also am happy to discuss breathing techniques, yoga and mobility work, meditation, nutrition and life-style coaching. Every aspect of training with me is adaptable and uniquely tailored to you and how we work best together. Classic strength training, yoga, dynamic movement and mindful lifestyle choices.

Our first meeting, either in person or on the phone, will be to determine what type of training you'd like to begin and we'll go from there.

Todd Skoglund is co-owner and founder of South Boston Yoga Center and Instructor and Trainer at Equinox Sports Clubs. He has been studying fitness and movement for over 20 years through yoga, personal training, various martial arts, cycling, rock climbing, skiing, etc. He co-directs and instructs in the yoga teacher trainings both at SBY and Equinox.

Contact Todd at: or 617-285-2375


Kirsten "Kitty" Amann, NFPT, RYT

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Kirsten Amann (better known to friends and clients as Kitty) is an ACE-certified personal trainer, registered yoga teacher, and certified reiki practitioner. Kitty found her way to fitness in her mid-twenties though yoga. What began as a break from the treadmill developed into a weekly habit and a deep fascination with the mind body-connection.

The quest to tackle the most physically challenging yoga asanas inevitably led Kitty back to the gym. Previously intimidated by the weight room, she discovered strength training as the key to transforming her practice.

Whether teaching yogis to balance, conditioning with cardio, or helping weightlifters learn to improve their results with flexibility, Kitty incorporates multiple modalitites to create well-rounded programs for her clients. She strives to meet clients where they are and help them make small changes that amount to big results.

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