DONNA MONIQUE, STUDIO OWNER
Fitness, community and lifestyle are the three commonalities that brought Donna Monique to the Board30 Family. A certified Nutritious Life Master Coach (NLMC), and a lifelong ballet dancer who always experimented with different aerobics, pilates and dance classes. When she tried Board30 while traveling she knew she had found a winner that she needed to bring back to her own community.
Donna was born in Vietnam, moved to Denmark as a child and then found her “home” in Southeast, Florida just five years ago with her two children. Creating memories, being happy and healthy with her son and daughter is a first priority in Donna’s life. Donna believes that a good healthy lifestyle when combined with the right training and diet can cure most ailments and prevent many more and makes life more beautiful.
TONY BEYER, INSTRUCTOR & TRAINER
Tony Beyer grew up in Chicago, IL before moving to South Florida in January of 2017. His passion for health and fitness began when he was 12 years old, a time when he had to witness his grandmother suffer from a massive stroke. She was one of the most amazing women in Tony’s life, and a large part of who he is today.
Unfortunately, Tony’s grandmother grew up in an age when healthy eating and exercise were not the norms. She always struggled with her weight, and when she had her stroke, she was never able to fully recover. His grandmother went on to live eight more challenging years that were not only hard on her, but the entire family.
It was this experience that made Tony realize that it’s not about the length of the life you live, but rather the quality in which you live it. He loved his grandmother and watching her struggle, in the end, motivated Tony to pursue a life of health and fitness for himself and others. Tony is determined to help others live fully functional for the rest of their lives!
Tony received a B.S. Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is certified in the following: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) Certification through McHenry County College (MCC).
DANNY PARDO, INSTRUCTOR & TRAINER
Danny grew up in South Florida. Danny was a college and professional athlete. His passion for fitness came through his love of sports at a young age. It truly began to develop in college to aid himself in his performance on the field and for a healthier life off of it.
Since finishing his playing career, he’s made it his mission to help others grow and achieve their fitness goals. He has worked with many amateur and professional athletes since then and wants to continue to help each person he interacts with tackle their individual fitness goals. His goal is to help transform your life through exercise and fitness and Board30 is the perfect place to start!
JENNY ACOSTA, COACH & SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT WRITER
Meet Jenny Acosta, one of the faces behind our social media platforms. Our social media queen. She’s a mom of two boys, a wife and a stay at home mom. She’s a regular ‘non-insta’ girl sharing her thoughts and love of being a mom. In her free time she likes to post about her everyday, unfiltered life and enjoys interacting with likeminded people.
LUZ MARINA, ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Luz has been a dancer since age 2. She has danced Mambo, Samba, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. She has competed in NYC with famed Mambo Instructor Eddie Torres. She choreographed various ethnic dances for special events in NYC.
She continued her dance career in New York City until 09/11/2001, when she decided to move to Florida with her family. While living in Miami, she became a certified Zumba instructor with Zumba creator "Beto" in Miami, FL in 2006. Luz initiated Zumba in Naples, FL, and was featured in various news articles across South Florida including the Naples Daily News, NBC 6, Channel 6 Morning Show, The NewsPress, and various other media outlets. She has been a Zumba Instructor for about 15 years now and absolutely LOVES it!
LISBANY AQUINO, HEALTH COACH
Lisbany Aquino is the health coach behind the physical and emotional change of many people. She is a certified integrative and nutrition health coach and is also certified in nutrition, obesity and overweight control. She is a mother, a wife and is passionate about healthy and delicious food. Lisbany currently helps people lose weight through the creation of healthy habits, which allows them to be more energetic, less stressed, and much happier. Lisbany always says "Remember that you are what you eat, and everything in life is a balance!"
LUIS CORDOVA, FRONT DESK
Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in South Florida, Luis Cordova is a college student who dedicates much of his time to athletics, academics, and fitness. Luis is a hard worker, who enjoys rising challenges in the workplace. Being an upcoming receptionist, he is also very familiar with the concept of customer service and finds pleasure in assisting clients with whatever they might need. Customer satisfaction is the one goal Luis hopes to achieve, which motivates him to find new solutions to pressing issues everyday.
SOPHIA ALVAREZ, FRONT DESK
Sophia is highly motivated and extremely positive, you will find she can help with almost anything while you are at Board30SEF from questions about memberships, class schedules, hours and so much more. Sophia is here to help make your work out experience excellent. Sophia is influenced by natural, organic, fitness lifestyles and is very knowledgeable in nutrition and yoga.
FERNANDO MEDINA, INSTRUCTOR & TRAINER
Fernando was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Currently he is a baseball player at Saint Thomas University. Athletics and working out have always been his passion. In college, he now has the opportunity to work with his team. It has played a huge role in his development as an athlete and person overall. He continues to help each person that he works with to achieve their fitness goals.
SUSANNA AHUMADA, FRONT DESK
Susana was born in Sweden and spent half of her childhood there before moving to Chile. Both of her parents are Chilean. She moved to Florida three years ago with her three kids. She speaks Swedish, Spanish, and English and has a passion for health, fitness, and helping others.
Starting a new life in the US motivated Susana to get into the best shape of her life! Over the course of the first 6 months that she was here, she put in the work and lost all of the extra weight she had gained during her third pregnancy and took her fitness to a level she had never seen before!
Susana continues to work towards her goals each and every day and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
ISABEL SANTIAGO, FRONT DESK
Isabel is a local here in Florida, she was born in Chicago and came to this awesome sunshine state when she was 4 years old. Isabel graduated from West Broward High School in 2015. She loves to travel and experience new cultures. She’s a beach bum and loves to go to the beach in her spare time or goes fishing on the boat. “There’s nothing like fresh fish or lobster for dinner that you worked so hard and waited patiently to catch,” Isabel said. She’s super outgoing and loves to stay active whether it’s on land or the sea, she’s always up for an adventure. Isabel cannot wait to meet you all and start your fitness journeys together!
TOMMY CONNELL, INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT TRAINER
Tommy Connell was born in Barcelona and is a 3rd year engineering student at Florida International University. He has extensive experience training in baseball and agilities. He has volunteered with Miracle League for 8 seasons. He is recipient of Fox Sport student athlete in 2018.