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Fulton County Medical Center

CHWC Instructors



Ginny Smith, Pilates Instructor
Ginny was introduced to Pilates in 2014 and was immediately attracted to the total mind/body focus that the exercises demanded. Ginny received her globally recognized Power Pilates Teacher Certification 2016. As an instructor, she enjoys meeting people at their current ability level in order to open up a more mobile and healthy life, no matter the age or circumstance, and then build from there. She warmly welcomes people from all walks of life, in all shapes and sizes, and she strongly believes that this versatile practice can transform anyone's body, so they are better able to live the life to which they've been called.

Website: ginnysmithpilates.com
Email: ginnysmithpilates@gmail.com

Catherine Washabaugh, Kickboxing/Cardio/Blend/Core Instructor

Catherine is a Fulton County native and 2006 graduate of Penn State University. Shortly after graduating college, she obtained her certification in personal training. She is currently in her 12th year as a fitness instructor. While Catherine has an affinity for fast, effective, hard-hitting workouts, she also enjoys adapting exercises for participants of all fitness levels. She is committed to helping others feel empowered and enjoys seeing them achieve their fitness goals.

Catherine loves running, hiking, the beach and dance parties in the living room with her husband, four children and their dog, Karl.

Email: washabaughv@yahoo.com
Phone: (717)816-4331


Julie Richards, BANG, ZUMBA Fitness and Tai Chi Instructor
Julie Francella Richards MSc. (Holistic Nutrition), NC, ACE-CPT

Julie (a.k.a. Sakile) holds a Master of Science degree (High Honors) in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University and is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer.

Her movement experience includes earning a Diploma in African and Caribbean Dance awarded by Birkbeck, University of London (England). She is also a an official Level II Zumba Fitness Instructor, recently certified as a BANG Power Dance Instructor, and has attained Ni Dan ( 2nd degree black belt) rank in the Isshinryu World Karate Association.

Julie's continuing education includes courses in tai chi for arthritis; improving balance and mobility in older adults; exercise for knee and hip replacement; pre- and post-natal fitness; herbal cooking; and health promotion at the population level. Now, with two young children of her own, Julie has also earned the Jr Fit Youth Fitness Specialty Certificate in order to enhance her physical fitness and nutrition programming for young people.

"BANG Power Dance™ is an urban-inspired mixed-fitness group exercise class done with or without the option of 1/2 lb weighted gloves. Named for the signature "5-4-3-2-BANG!” group countdown during the peak song of the class, BANG is a fusion of boxing, aerobics, intervals, hip hop, world dance and bodyweight training. Every class starts your workout with a "BANG” and takes your fitness to a whole new level!"

Tai Chi for Arthritis helps people with arthritis to improve all these and more. Additional benefits include improving relaxation, balance, posture, and immunity. Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance and brings better health and harmony to people's lives.  

Becky Peck, PTA and Silver Sneakers Instructor
Becky is a friendly and familiar face to FCMC and our community. Becky has an extensive background in exercise, working in different capacities as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 20 years.

Wanted: Tai Chi Instructor

Sarah Metz, Yoga Instructor

Sarah has been practicing Yoga for over twenty years and teaching for the past ten years. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2007 and an additional 300 hour Advanced Training in 2012 at the Yoga Connection in Tucson, AZ. Sarah has taught a variety of levels and styles of Yoga, including Hatha, Back Care, Restorative, and Yin Yoga in a number of settings such as studios and community centers, as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. She also served as a teaching assistant and mentor at the Yoga Connection's Yoga Teacher Training from 2009-2013.

Sarah lives in McConnellsburg and works as a massage therapist at Indigo Moon Amber Sun in Hagerstown, MD and is part time faculty at Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick, MD. She brings her love of anatomy and movement to her classes with safety always being the first step to a successful Yoga practice.