MEET THE TEAM

Active Kid instructors are all enthusiastic, elite instructors who love to better the lives of KIDS!

 SAY HELLO TO THE OWNER 

COACH LARISSA MALONEY

Larissa Maloney, M.S. is a former professional beach volleyball athlete, personal fitness trainer and coach. She has been mentoring and coaching kids for over 15 years. She has a passion for helping our youth become happier and healthier people. 

ACTIVE CHEER COACH

Taryn Burke

Taryn is a fitness enthusiast, former D1 cheerleader and current college cheerleading coach! She has been involved in cheerleading and gymnastics for 20 years. She absolutely loves working with kids and helping them to reach their full potential not only physically, but mentally as well.

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ACTIVE DANCE COACH

Carley Nasca Jadrich

Carley is a dedicated dance teacher with ten years of experience. She is a dance advocate who believes in the benefits dance can bring to all. Teaching a variety of styles Carley is sure to give her students a fun and safe workout. She is excited to share her talents with the Active Kids family!

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ACTIVE YOGA COACH

Jennifer Ransdell

Jen has been practicing yoga since 2008, and fell in love with the combination of challenging movement, flowing breath, and mindfulness. A yoga teacher since 2011, and a public school teacher for a decade, Jen has seen firsthand the benefits yoga provides for kids of all ages. Through offering step-by-step guidance and engaging movement, Jen could not be more thrilled to be sharing the world of yoga with Active Kids 2.0!

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ACTIVE STRENGTH & CARDIO COACH

Jazzie Lyric Mack

Jazzie is a certified personal trainer that has grown up playing a variety of sports. Her goal is to teach kids the importance of staying active, by creating innovative workouts that are fun and energetic! She will be your active strength and cardio coach, get ready to have some fun getting stronger and fit!

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ACTIVE KARATE COACH

Isabelle Canals

Isabelle is a Karateka with more than 14 years of experience in competitive and traditional karate under her Shodan Black Belt!  She has been teaching this art form for the last 5 years and believes that Karate has a positive impact on a kid’s life since it challenges kids physically, mentally, and emotionally. She is fluent in Karate Japanese too! She loves teaching this wonderful art and is thrilled to be joining the Active Kids 2.0 family.

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ACTIVE BOXING COACH

Lindsey DeSantis

Lindsey is a certified personal trainer with more than 11 years of martial arts experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in child development as well as a third degree black belt in Taekwondo. Lindsey is ecstatic to be a part of the Active Kids family, as it is the perfect platform for connecting with children and their families through fun and enthusiastic lessons, anywhere at anytime! 

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Lindsey is a certified personal trainer with more than 11 years of martial arts experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in child development as well as a third degree black belt in Taekwondo. Lindsey is ecstatic to be a part of the Active Kids family, as it is the perfect platform for connecting with children and their families through fun and enthusiastic lessons, anywhere at anytime!

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ACTIVE HIP-HOP COACH 

Morgan Harrell

Morgan Faiths Harrell is a graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Kennesaw State University. She started dancing at the age of 11, and is advanced in all styles including Hip-Hop. She loves teaching students, and helping them tap into their potential! 

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ACTIVE DANCE COACH

Janel Wirley

​Janel Wirley is a performing artist and instructor located in Bradenton, FL. She
graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Dance, Certificate in International Studies, and TESOL Certification. Discovering her love for dance at the age of four, she has rigorously studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, West African, and Dance Partnering.  Her abiding passion for performing arts and brain-compatible education motivates her to positively impact her local community and students of all ages.

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