Fitness Staff and Instructors

The fitness staff of the Roger W. "Pip" Moyer Community Recreation Center (PMRC) are available to help you with your fitness goals. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding physical training or scheduling, please call 410.263.7958 and ask to speak with a Fitness Specialist. You may also e-mail Fitness Coordinator Jennifer Jennings at jmjennings@annapolis.gov for general information.

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Jennifer Jennings

Jennifer Jennings, Community Health and Aquatics Coordinator

  • Certified Personal Trainer; ACE (American Council of Exercise)
  • Certified Spinning Instructor; Madd Dog Athletics
  • Bachelor of Arts; Rosemont College, PA
  • Certificate in Nutrition; Anne Arundel Community College, MD
  • Certified in CPR/AED

Jen focuses on individualizing her training programs to educate each client on the importance of strength training, cardiovascular endurance and proper nutrition. This enables her clients to see results and live a healthy and more productive life. Jen is the program director for the PMRC fitness classes, personal trainers, Truxtun Park pool, Truxtun Youth Triathlon, Mighty Milers and ACHIEVE, the CDC-awarded grant program. She leads the City of Annapolis in the Michelle Obama "Let's Move!" initiative and implemented a healthy vending program City-wide. Jen can be reached at jmjennings@annapolis.gov.


Fitness Class Instructors


Laurie Barlow - Cycling, Weekend Ride, Barbell Strength

Laurie has two spin/cycle certifications through Mad Dogg Athletics and Keiser M3. She is also Group Fitness Certified through the National Exercise Training Association. Laurie has been teaching spin/cycle classes in the Annapolis area since 2010.
Living in Annapolis since 1985, she is a retired flight attendant with USAirways. Laurie and her husband Ken have one daughter, Kristie, who lives in Atlanta. The Barlows enjoy spending their vacations at their house in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina.

Linda Barrett - Total Body/Work Your Core, Yin Yang Yoga

Born and raised in Annapolis as a little girl, Linda started taking ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics, which she continued for many years. In addition, she played a variety of sports and ran road races up and down the East Coast, including the Marine Corps Marathon. In 1985, she became a certified Group Fitness instructor. Now, Linda teaches Zumba, Zumba Gold, Turbo Kick, core and total body strength training, yoga and aqua yoga.

LiAundra Calhoun - Zumba®

Leslie Davis - Zumba®

Barbara Devitt - Yin Yang Yoga, Yoga Fundamentals, Vinyasa Yoga Level I, Vin/Yin Yoga

Barbara began studying anusara and therapeutic yoga with Jenny Otto in the days when there was only one yoga studio in Annapolis. In 2008, she completed teacher training at Golden Heart and earned the RYT-200 designation. Barbara has continued to study therapeutic yoga, and in 2012, added an intensive training with Tina Lanzoni in Yin/Yang Yoga. She is currently working toward the RYT-500 designation in Yin Yoga.
A long-term student of sacred literature and spirituality, Barbara helps train new yoga instructors teachers in Yoga Philosophy with workshops on the Bhagavad Gita. She has studied dance meditation in the Gurdjieff Tradition, and she's also a Usui method Reiki Master. Barbara was one of the first yoga instructors to teach at PMRC.

Tom Donlin - Express Indoor Cycling, Weekend Ride
Tom has been involved in health and fitness for nearly four decades. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Health and Physical Education, he has been Physical Education teacher, Coach and Referee for high schools. During that time, Tom also became a Certified Athletic Trainer and worked with athletes on the collegiate level. He enjoys a career in the field of Recreation and Parks Management and is currently the Executive Director of the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. Tom also teaches graduate level courses in Recreation and Parks Management.
He has been an active participant in team sports including baseball, softball and volleyball, and individual sports of road running where he completed several triathlons and a marathon. He now concentrates on distance cycling with his wife Joy. Tom and Joy have two adult sons who were also college athletes. As a cyclist he has completed more than a dozen century rides (100 miles) and numerous shorter events.
Tom has been leading indoor cycling classes at various gyms and health clubs in the Annapolis area for the past eight years receiving an initial certification through Schwinn. He has a further certification specific to the Keiser M3 bike, the model utilized at PMRC.

Laura Drossner - Cycling, SWEAT

Sherry Gutkowski - Turn Back the Clock

Lisa O'Leary - Cycling, Weekend Ride

Lisa has been instructing a variety of fitness and movement classes for children and adults since 1983, and has taught indoor cycling since 2005. Her undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Performance with a strong emphasis on kinesiology and biomechanics. Also, Lisa has worked as a field paramedic.
Schwinn, Keiser and ICG trained, Lisa is passionate about indoor cycling and training “with power.” She enjoys offering her riders a wide range of class profiles, from hill-work classes to flat-work intervals and tempo rides. Her riders maintain that she’s equally passionate about the music she plays.
Lisa is an avid mountain biker, whitewater enthusiast, cook and traveler. Her favorite times are those spent in the mountains with her husband, son and dog.

Lisa Parrish - Express Cycling & Abs, Pilates

Leandra Quiroz - Cardio Dance Mix

Kate Sanford - Turn Back the Clock, Yoga for the Older Adult

Kate is Fitness and Yoga instructor (accredited yoga instructor through Shiva Rae Vinyassa Flow Yoga) as well as a Personal Trainer (accredited through National Strength Professionals Association.) Kate was the Fitness/Wellness coordinator at Baywoods of Annapolis Retirement and Assisted Living August 2007-2010.

Aimee Seal - Lunch Time Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga 1 & 2, Gentle Yoga, Yogilates, Cardio Step & Sculpt

Mary Slidell
- Aerobics
With a dance background and a BA in art history from Connecticut College, Mary has been teaching Jacki Sorensen's fitness programs for more than 30 years. She is a co-owner of The Giant Peach, a children's clothing and gift boutique shop in West Annapolis. Mary and her husband John have been longtime residents of downtown Annapolis and have three adult children and six grandchildren.

Suzanne Stringer - HIIT

Suzanne is an ACE-Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and is also certified in CPR/AED. For five seasons, Suzanne was the head coach for Girls on the Run. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland, and has a Mathematics Certification for grades 5-12.
Suzanne’s goal is to provide others with challenging -- yet fun -- workouts to give participants inspiration and to challenge each other to achieve health and fitness goals. She encourages people to follow a good fitness routine so that they're better able to face life's challenges using a more positive and optimistic outlook.