About us

FitMix Communities is a non profit organization dedicated to improve the wellbeing of all participants. We focus on outreach, taking our free group classes to places and areas where they are needed the most. Our goal is to decrease the occurrence of health problems associated with obesity, loneliness, and stress, through fun, empowering and creative ways.

 

Fitmix Communities offers loving friendships, ongoing support, and unbridled joy. FitMix Communities is all about inclusivity. 

Our Mission

Empowering an inclusive global community through the celebration of health, wellness, positivity and love.

Our Board

YuriAmor is the founder and CEO of FitMix Communities. She’s been a certified fitness instructor for over 10 years. She cannot make up her mind of what she loves more, Yoga, HIIT or Zumba. She believes life is about balance and so she enjoys them all. All her classes are defined by two words, ENERGY and FUN! Great energy, positive energy, tons of energy, super fun. She loves teaching at the Houston Parks and building a community wherever she and the FitMix Ambassadors go. Her approach to any class is to build strength, physically, mentally and spiritually. She believes fitness is the best therapy and a great way to find wellness in life.

She graduated from the University of Houston with BBA and a minor in Politics, her other passions. She understands the importance of creating a safe space for everyone to feel welcome, included and strong. For that, she works close with community leaders and she partners with organizations to reach out to even more people. Her leadership style is basically, go for it! You got this! Her goal is to empower as many people as possible to feel their best and to uplift each other.

Fitmix Communities is a nonprofit organization led by an inclusive Board and supported by tons of volunteers that love to give their energy and their sweat equity. FitMix Ambassadors are all over the USA and the world and they keep the Mission and the Vision growing. She is lucky to have them.

Founder & CEO
Yuri Amor

Founder & CEO
Yuri Amor

YuriAmor is the founder and CEO of FitMix Communities. She’s been a certified fitness instructor for over 10 years. She cannot make up her mind of what she loves more, Yoga, HIIT or Zumba. She believes life is about balance and so she enjoys them all. All her classes are defined by two words, ENERGY and FUN! Great energy, positive energy, tons of energy, super fun. She loves teaching at the Houston Parks and building a community wherever she and the FitMix Ambassadors go. Her approach to any class is to build strength, physically, mentally and spiritually. She believes fitness is the best therapy and a great way to find wellness in life.

She graduated from the University of Houston with BBA and a minor in Politics, her other passions. She understands the importance of creating a safe space for everyone to feel welcome, included and strong. For that, she works close with community leaders and she partners with organizations to reach out to even more people. Her leadership style is basically, go for it! You got this! Her goal is to empower as many people as possible to feel their best and to uplift each other.

Fitmix Communities is a nonprofit organization led by an inclusive Board and supported by tons of volunteers that love to give their energy and their sweat equity. FitMix Ambassadors are all over the USA and the world and they keep the Mission and the Vision growing. She is lucky to have them.

Tonesha Borner
President

Went to Debakey Highschool in Houston then went to Mary Baldwin College in Virginia where I was Premed for 2 years until I switched to study business. I transferred back to Houston and graduated from U of H with a Business degree with a concentration in anagement. I worked for the District Attorney's office of Harris County in the felony courts for 9 years and then left to work at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences where I became the Administrative Coordinator for the Crime Laboratory.

Also, I helped my sister start her event planning company, HolliQ Events, where I assist her as a coordinator and stylist. Officially, I'm the Director of Operations for her company.

I moved to Houston after graduating from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas with a master's degree in communication disorders to start working at a rehabilitation hospital in the medical center.

It is exciting and fulfilling to work with children and adults with speech, language, and feeding disorders in English or Spanish as a bilingual speech pathologist.

Laura Morales
VP

Laura Morales
VP

I moved to Houston after graduating from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas with a master's degree in communication disorders to start working at a rehabilitation hospital in the medical center.

It is exciting and fulfilling to work with children and adults with speech, language, and feeding disorders in English or Spanish as a bilingual speech pathologist.

Joey Vega
Production Director

Joey Vega also known as #skykingproductions is the Research Operations Coordinator for SCIDR at TIRR Memorial Herman. He has also worked in the past with Legacy Community Health offering community outreach and providing HIV testing and counseling for over 4 and a half years. As a board member of FitMix Communities, he continues to provide innovative ideas on how to expand our mission and give back to the community.

Proud Houstonian. Born and raised in Houston, TX. Master's degree graduate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Strives to create a positive impact on organizations and bring a distinctive perspective

As a FitMix Communities board member, organizational development initiatives, strong communication, and interpersonal skills.

Isadora Figueroa
Secretary

Isadora Figueroa
Secretary

Proud Houstonian. Born and raised in Houston, TX. Master's degree graduate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Strives to create a positive impact on organizations and bring a distinctive perspective

As a FitMix Communities board member, organizational development initiatives, strong communication, and interpersonal skills.

Dr. Kayce
Treasurer

Dr. Kayce D. Solari Williams (“Dr. Kayce”) has taught at the K-12 and higher education levels. She has received certifications and training in Zumba, Pilates, other group fitness platforms as well as personal training practices from the American College of Sports Medicine. Her education and work experiences in academia have centered on the human body. She promotes movement; movement that is natural, but challenging and rewarding. Dr. Kayce is dedicated to teaching and training future health professionals using innovative and inspiring in-class and virtual or electronic techniques as well as providing students with service learning opportunities locally and abroad. Her primary research mission is to prevent new cases of obesity and associated chronic diseases through physical activity and active lifestyle promotion. Other areas of interest include the promotion of a positive body image, reduction of health risk behaviors in youth (e.g., alcohol and other drug use; sexual health; unhealthy diet; violence), and studying patterns of school dress code policies and disparities in violations based on race, gender, and body type.

Jennie Rohrer Nicholls
Parliamentarian

I live near downtown Houston and have been part of FitMix for 7 years. I have 2 degrees in Marine Biology and studied sharks and fish around the world. Currently, I work as an Account Manager selling instruments for medical research. I have been a certified Zumba instructor for 9 years and love to dance, kickbox and do strength training with FitMix Communities!

Jennifer Lenardic
Outreach Committee

I am an educator. I have taught children with learning differences as well as typically developing children in 5 different states, most recently at St, Martin’s Episcopal Preschool. I am a mentor teacher with Rice University’s School Literacy and culture. With this project, I work with teachers all over the Houston area instructing them on literacy strategies for young children. I have been an avid Zumba participant for more than 10 years. I acted as an assistant instructor in a kids Zumba class in HISD. I also have been very involved in pet rescue. I have volunteered with SMART rescue and have held fundraisers to benefit them. I am also active in the Houston (Vespa) scooter scene. As a member of The Sunday Puncher Scooter Club, I have volunteered to put on local scooter rallies and events. I also enjoy music (I play the ukulele), cooking, reading and travel.

I am a native Texan born (in the 50s) and raised in Corpus Christi. I am an Aggie who started out Pre-vet and ended up BioMedical Sciences. I worked in Corporate America at a major chemical company for 30 years working my way up the ranks from a Technician to Functional Specialist/Functional Leader Chemist. During my working career, I dabbled in many side interests: I did catering for weddings, parties and a Passover Seder; I worked as a certified fitness instructor at local gyms in the 80s and 90s teaching aerobic classes; and did personal training out of my home. Wanting to combine my love of cooking with my personal training business, I went back to college earning a master’s degree in Health then PhD in Nutrition. I did nutritional consulting until my retirement in 2009, when I took classes to become a General Contractor to build my current house. I enjoy COOKING! and gardening and helping my neighbors and community with gardening needs. I found FitMix Communities on Zoom during the pandemic and LOVE the energy, positivity, sense of community and camaraderie of this group. I do all the online classes trying to hold my own against the “young’un” and have gotten stronger in many ways because of this organization!

Susan Youngs
Member at Large

Susan Youngs
Member at Large

I am a native Texan born (in the 50s) and raised in Corpus Christi. I am an Aggie who started out Pre-vet and ended up BioMedical Sciences. I worked in Corporate America at a major chemical company for 30 years working my way up the ranks from a Technician to Functional Specialist/Functional Leader Chemist. During my working career, I dabbled in many side interests: I did catering for weddings, parties and a Passover Seder; I worked as a certified fitness instructor at local gyms in the 80s and 90s teaching aerobic classes; and did personal training out of my home. Wanting to combine my love of cooking with my personal training business, I went back to college earning a master’s degree in Health then PhD in Nutrition. I did nutritional consulting until my retirement in 2009, when I took classes to become a General Contractor to build my current house. I enjoy COOKING! and gardening and helping my neighbors and community with gardening needs. I found FitMix Communities on Zoom during the pandemic and LOVE the energy, positivity, sense of community and camaraderie of this group. I do all the online classes trying to hold my own against the “young’un” and have gotten stronger in many ways because of this organization!