Diane Thomas |Trainer/Instructor
Diane has been working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 40 years. She is a positive minded and goal orientated individual committed to helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Diane is an avid runner and has competed in running events ranging from Marathons to 5k races. Diane’s professional education includes a B.S. in Physical Education and a Masters in Exercises Physiology from the University of Washington. Additionally she has held positions as a Cardiac Rehab Program Director, Physical Fitness Specialist, Health Promotion Coordinator and Director of Health and Fitness. Diane was the prime mover in establishing the Health and Fitness Division for the United States Army Europe. In 1993 Diane and Jeremy returned to Orlando Florida to create their own business, Fitness Partners. Through the years, Diane has remained true to her vision of helping clients get in shape and live healthier lives.
Personal Trainer, Weight Management, Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Life Style Coaching, Injury Prevention, and Management
Instructor: Pilates, MELT, TRX
Jeremy Thomas Trainer/Instructor
Jeremy has been in the Health and Fitness Industry since 1984. He is enthusiastic, full of energy, and highly motivating group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Jeremy loves to compete and has competed in many ½ marathons, 10K’s, 5K’s and Triathlons. Jeremy is certified through the American Council of Exercise (ACE) and holds an Advanced Personal Training Certification from the Cooper Institute, Dallas Texas. Jeremy worked as Fitness Specialist with United States Army in Frankfurt Germany and coached basketball, volleyball and baseball at the Frankfurt International School. In 1993 Jeremy and Diane returned to Orlando Florida to create their own business, Fitness Partners. Since returning he has continued coaching, two years as Head Varsity Girls Basketball coach and 3 years as an Assistant Varsity Boys coach at Lake Mary Preparatory School Florida. He has over 20 yrs. experience training and coaching clients and athletes to achieve their very best.
Personal Training, Athletic Conditioning for Sports, Speed & Agility Training, Functional Strength Training,
Instructor: Bootcamp, TRX, Indoor Cycling
Darla Bennett Trainer/Instructor
Darla has been in the Fitness Industry since 1997 after being diagnosed and overcoming breast cancer. Darla made it a personal challenge to become physically fit and better educated in the area of health and fitness. Exercise played a major roll in her healing process and motivated her to become a Certified Personal Trainer and Powerhouse Pilates Instructor. Darla is an avid runner and was chosen to run for Team Track Shack. She places in almost every race she competes and has qualified twice for the Boston Marathon. For the past 10 years Darla has run the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Orlando and has finished as the 1st place cancer survivor each year. Darla recently has trained players from the NBA’s Orlando Magic Basketball team in the Pilates Method to help improve their core strength development. Darla is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle and helping others to live one as well.
Expertise: Personal Trainer, Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Pilates MvE Chair, Yoga, Running & Cycling coach
Instructor: Pilates, TRX, Indoor Cycling, Yoga
Traci has always been motivated to inspire and shape lives through movement. She has over 25 years of experience as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. After a car accident, Traci battled chronic back pain for many years, which lead to significant weight gain. She then found Pilates and her life changed…she overcame the back pain, returned to fitness, and lost 55 pounds. This inspired her to become a certified PHI Pilates instructor and Personal trainer. Traci is excited to be part of our Fitness Family and looks forward to inspiring others to reach their fitness goals.
Personal Training, Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Mat Pilates
Instructor: Pilates, Barre
Whitney has been a physically active person participating in sports from a young age. As an adult she started coming to Fitness Partners and began teaching Mat Pilates and Spin classes. Shortly after that she received her 200 hour yoga certification furthering her education in body awareness and integration. Whitney loves being a part of Fitness Partners and is excited to continue expanding her knowledge and experience.
Yoga, Mat Pilates, Reformers Pilates, Cycling
Orly Prager |Instructor
Orly Prager is a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing for over 12 years. Her long love and passion for yoga started at Fitness Partners where she took her first yoga class. Since then she has continued her yoga journey taking many workshops, including Yoga Adjustments and Thai Yoga. Orly works privately and with small groups customizing the yoga experience for her clients.
She teaches clients to become their own “Body Technicians” working their body from the inside out through a full range of motion, and focusing on the building blocks of yoga… strength, stretch, and breath.
Orly is a very warm and caring person dedicated to giving her students “the tools” to enjoy yoga and feel great!
Expertise: Yoga Instructor
Pilates, Indoor Cycling