Christy Gepfert

#Founder   #CEO   #GirlBoss

Christy is the founder, CEO, and #GirlBoss of Balanced Body Solutions, LLC. She has worked in Health and Fitness in the Charlotte area with the YMCA for over 3 decades and is coordinating the Older, Wiser, Living Strong (OWLS) program for the Lake Norman YMCA (The OWLS program reaches over 200 actively aging adults each week through multiple classes hosted in the community). Christy has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMBT) for 14+ years, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), and a Comprehensively trained Pilates Professional who has provided private Pilates instruction at many local studios. She is committed to helping BBS members consistently improve their quality of life through a balance of learning, breathing, movement and touch…especially actively aging adults. Through the incremental benefits of consistently practicing these techniques, Christy has helped her members overcome physical challenges, increase strength and flexibility, and relieve pain. She balances her own life as the proud Mom of her son, Chris, who recently graduated from Brevard College.

Admin Support


Sara Black


Sara is a jack of all trades. Her professional experiences include veterinary administration, four years as the K-5 Technology Instructor at Cornelius Elementary School and currently, the Y Kids Coordinator at the Lake Norman YMCA. Sara's love of animals led her to establish her own pet and house sitting business, which she has operated for 25 years. Like everyone at BBS, Sara has a true calling for helping others. She came to embrace a healthier lifestyle after beginning to feel the consequences of having Type 1 Diabetes for 30 years and is proof that it's never too late to make the changes needed to live better! Sara is an Air Force brat who has called NC home for over forty years. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and her pup, Jojo.


Leane Turner


Leane is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (and an Instructor here at BBS). After over thirty years as an active participant in numerous athletic activities and classes, Leane took it to the other side of the mat and became a certified yoga instructor in the Spring of 2019. She fully embraces opportunities to engage folks in healthy, active lifestyles in caring community with each other. Leane and her husband (of over 25 years) have three young adult children all born and raised in Davidson.


Jenna Newberry


Jenna spent 5 years in the corporate world after graduating from Radford University with a Bachelors in Sociology. She understands the physical toll exacted by spending most of the day behind a desk, and the stress associated with managing employees. She’s ready to help you find your path to better health through a balance of massage, movement, therapies, and community here at BBS. Jenna resides in Mooresville with her husband, Stuart, and 2 children.

Movement Instructors


Angie Simmons


Angie has been teaching Group Exercise for well over a decade. She’s certified with AFAA and teaches Cardio, Strength, Stretch, Pound and her favorite...Cardio Dance!  She loves helping people get healthy by making exercise fun. Angie lives in Davidson, with her husband (of 25+ years) Chris, and she’s the proud Mama of Peter (sophomore at NC State), Anna (rising freshman at UNC Chapel Hill) and Michelle (their rescue dog).


Erica Catherman


Erica is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, an experienced Group Fitness Instructor, and accomplished author. Her yoga practice began about 13 years ago when a friend convinced her to take a class and she has been practicing ever since. Vinyasa flow, Deep Stretch and AAA yoga (Actively Aging Adults) are her favorite classes to teach. Erica lives in the Lake Norman area with her husband, their two boys and two big dogs.


Cynthia Jones


Cynthia has lived in Cornelius for about 30 years and has three sons (28, 25 and 23 years of age). She’s a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene…and a die-hard TARHEEL fan! Cynthia teaches fitness at the Lake Norman YMCA (for almost 30 years) and at Bailey's Glen. She has been certified as an instructor through the American Council of Exercise since 1990, and through the Silver Sneakers program. Fitness has been a life-long passion, because of the joy and fulfillment she gets from helping the people who she works with in her classes.


Emma Chapman


Emma is a certified Revelation Wellness Instructor. She began teaching classes at a local park in the Fall of 2020 and then at the YMCA & Bailey’s Glen in the Summer of 2022. Emma brings encouragement, enthusiasm, and passion into everything she does and is grateful for the gift of community and finds it truly rewarding to help those in her classes to reach their fitness goals. She enjoys music, dancing, hiking, and having a "cuppa" with friends in Cornelius, where she lives with her husband, Ben, and Chai, their cat.


Deb Young


Deb Young is an award-winning, PPA Certified Master Craftsman with over 40 years’ experience capturing life’s unforgettable moment. She has traveled all over the world, won numerous awards, and has been featured in publications for unique artistic photography projects. When she is not behind the camera, Deb Y has enjoyed teaching aerobics since the Disco era. Her combination of enthusiasm rhythm and humor will get you moving with a spring in your step and a smile on your face!

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