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Troy M. Bonner

Troy Bonner is the senior member of the FFFC Fitness Team having served as our lead instructor at several corporate fitness sites throughout the Washington, DC area. A nineteen year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, Troy is a master boxing instructor and personal trainer with a unique manner about him that can make the most unfit client feel like a world class athlete. An experienced amateur boxer with over ten years ring experience, he competed in contests throughout Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as the DC Golden Gloves Tournament. Mr. Bonner is available for private and semi-private boxing lessons as well as personal and group fitness training.

Mr. Bonner is a native of Washington, DC and graduated from Bishop Mackin Catholic High School. A high school standout in track and field, Troy excelled as a sprinter at every distance from 60 meters all the way up through 400 meters and ran the anchor leg on many relay teams. He played recreation league football as a youth and was a member of the Eastern Branch Boys, Latin Connection and Finley’s Boxing Clubs.

Mr. Bonner attended the University of the District of Columbia and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Police Department Police Academy. He is married with two sons and lives in Manassas, VA.

Uriel Casas, BS

Uriel Casas brings more than a decade of professional fitness experience to FFFC having served hundreds of clients as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, elite athlete conditioning coach, and post rehabilitation specialist. Beginning his career at the early age of eighteen, Mr. Casas excels in the area of youth program organization and leads fitness classes for both students and teachers at several Washington, DC area schools. A student and a teacher of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he is a competitive martial arts combatant and is available for private and semi-private kick boxing sessions as well as personal and group fitness training.

Mr. Casas is a native of Mexico City and grew up in Gaithersburg, MD as a scholastic athlete earning letters at Quince Orchard High School in football, wrestling and baseball. A starter and sportsmanship award winner in all three sports, his senior season the football team advanced to the Maryland State High School Athletic Association Playoffs.

Mr. Casas is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and is certified by The American Red Cross in Adult CPR. He lives in Germantown, MD.

David L. Jones, CPT

David Jones rapidly established himself as a rising star among Washington, DC area fitness instructors. After nine years in corporate America, most recently as Supervisor of Program Development at The Learning Channel, Mr. Jones left to become a personal trainer. A year and half later, he joined FFFC. Capitalizing on skills he learned at his desk job, David as shown an uncommon ability to quickly modify his routines to match the abilities of a wide range of fitness levels. A martial arts student with six years of competitive tournament experience, Mr. Jones is a three time National Bando Kickboxing Champion (1997, 1998 and 2001) in the 160-169 lb. weight class with a second place finish in 1999. He is available for private and semi-private kickboxing lessons as well as personal and group fitness training.

Mr. Jones is a native of Washington, DC and grew up in Silver Spring, MD a letter winner in football at John F. Kennedy High School. A starter at wide receiver, his team won the Montgomery County Division 3 championship his senior year. As a freshman running back at Frostburg State University, he was member of a football team that won a division title.

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. The National Strength Professionals Association recognizes him as a Certified Personal Trainer. He still lives in Silver Spring, MD.

Karen E. Papanicolas, RYT, CPMI

Karen Papanicolas has walked the walk and is here to tell us about it.  Nearly two decades after she was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer and given at best a thirty percent chance to live beyond two years, she continues to teach yoga and Pilates mat classes to dozens of clients several times a day.  A former health club owner and one of the original aerobics instructors in the Washington, DC area, Karen is especially well known for her core conditioning routines.  She is available for private and semi-private yoga sessions; Pilates mat classes, body sculpting and personal training.  

Ms. Papanicolas brings many years of varied teaching experience and training to her clients including Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yoga Therapy and Power Yoga and sometimes a combination of them all in a single class.  Her highly spirited and strongly aligned asana combinations stimulate your mind and body while moving to sultry music, traditional yoga, rock, pop, percussion and chants.  Ms. Papanicolas lives by the motto, "Your mat is your playground...let's play!"

Ms. Papanicolas is a native of Washington, DC and grew up in Bethesda, MD where she attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and played field hockey.  She attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and the University of Central Florida.  She is certified by a number of organizations including the American Aerobics Association International, the Yoga Alliance and the Physical Mind Institute as a Registered Yoga Instructor, Pilates Mat Instructor and Aerobics Instructor.  She is married with two adult children and lives in Gaithersburg, MD.

Kyle Suzan Petty

Kyle Suzan Petty is a Zumba Dance Instructor and Health Coach. A veteran of the classroom having taught Health, Physical Education, Language Arts and Social Studies in both North Carolina and Florida schools, she received her training as a Health Coach at the nation’s only nutrition school that combines traditional philosophies with modern concepts such as the food pyramid, glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.

Ms. Petty is a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and currently resides in Frederick, MD. A former athlete, Ms. Petty lettered in basketball and volleyball in high school earning an athletic scholarship to play collegiate volleyball at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education.

Ms. Petty is licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC to teach Zumba Basic and Zumbatomic® to adults as well as custom designed children’s programs. She trained as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the YMCA to lead group fitness classes.

Danica B. Warden

Danica B. Warden is an ardent student and practitioner of both Restorative and Gentle Yoga. It is her view that practicing yoga is a gift and that it is her calling to create an atmosphere of acceptance, health and wellness for everyone she encounters.

Ms. Warden is certified to teach by YogaFit® and continues to actively increase her foundation of knowledge. She has trained with accredited and renowned Yogini Shiva Rea, creator of Prana Flow, an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Ms. Ward has also studied with Los Angeles, CA based yoga icon Kathryn Budig.

Ms. Warden grew up in Frederick, MD as a youth athlete competing in T-ball, karate and gymnastics and graduated from Thomas Johnson High School. She studied nursing at Hagerstown Community College and has worked in the health care industry for more than a decade most recently as a mental health and substance abuse counselor. She currently resides in Hagerstown, MD.


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