Danielle Stock :: Studio Owner

Classes: SkinnyBarre / BodyShred / Hot Pilates / Mommy and Me/ SkinnyBarre- X

Danielle (Waugh) Stock, avid runner and Division 1 competitor, has always had a passion for fitness. Years of pounding pavement, fast sprints and power lifting left her body injury prone and fatigued. She realized she needed to diversify her workouts in order to notice a change, and wanted to share her findings with others. Danielle studied personal training in order to learn the physiology behind how the body operates. She started teaching spin classes in 2010 in Wilmington, but her true passion is barre. She loves how just three pound weights can get the same muscle sculpt without the bulk and muscle deterioration of power lifting, so after getting certified and teaching in Baltimore, she became the first instructor to bring it to Delaware. Trying to keep one step up in the fitness industry, Danielle added a hot pilates bootcamp to her regime and was recently certified in BodyShred. She just loves her burpees and cardio bursts! BodyShred, full of explosive and dynamic power brings her back to her days as a college competitor and adds that cardio element. The combination of running, cross training, high intensity, spinning, yoga and barre has proven to be what has kept her body in shape, so the next logical step was to open her own studio that would allow practitioners to not only have barre and yoga, but a great cardio workout as well- and Lovering Studio was born. Danielle is certified in AFAA group fitness, Barre, Oh baby Fitness, BodyShred, Mat Pilates and CPR/First Aid/AED.


Ashley Paoli Kapes:: Studio Owner

TRX/Personal Training/SkinnyBarre- X

Ashley Paoli Kapes brings more than 7 years of personal training experience and a background in health sciences to Lovering Studio.  She earned her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2009 and a B.S. in Health Behavior Science with a Minor in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Delaware in 2012.  For 5 years, Ashley worked as a performance specialist at a top fitness studio in Wilmington, DE where she specialized in personal and semi-private training focusing programs based around the TRX.  Ashley has spent the last 3 years of her career at one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region performing fitness assessments to identify patient needs, designing and instructing personalized exercise programs while monitoring client vital responses, developing balance and fall prevention classes for older adults, and finally assisting with the nutrition department in conjunction with the University of Delaware  studying Vascular Effects of Dietary Salt in Humans and Salt Resistant Blood Pressure.  She also spent a year as the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Talleyville Girls’ Softball Team.  Ashley is looking forward to bringing her vast knowledge and experience in personal training and TRX to Lovering Studio.

“I love teaching and working with the TRX suspension training system.  I believe that this is the best piece of training equipment that offers unlimited possibilities of exercises that target every muscle in the body.  What I really love about the TRX is that it engages so many muscles beyond just the specific one you’re working.  It’s not only an efficient tool, but effective as well.   The best part about this system is all exercise levels can and will be able to benefit their physical fitness routines.  Clients can all work at their own level and progress at their own pace. You can make the TRX work with you by making the exercises easier or harder — it’s all about changing the angle of your body. I am excited to bring this effective total body workout program to the studio and help clients achieve results, build a stronger core, and create lasting goals.  Once you try this, you will be hooked!”  Ashley and her husband reside in Wilmington and will be expecting their first child early next year.






Liz Abel

Classes: Yin Yoga / BodyShred/ XPLOGA

Liz has been teaching yoga since 2009, and specializing in yin yoga since 2013. In the past several years, Liz recognized the need in her own body to balance yoga with explosive workouts. But with a booming health coaching business and a return to graduate school to complete an MSC in Nutrition, she didn’t have the time or desire to add hour-long classes to her life! Sound familiar? In a world where we are already stretched too thin on time, an intense, metabolic 30-minute workout can change your body and your life! Lovering Studio is the first and only place to offer Bodyshred ® classes in Delaware. Join Liz for an intense 30-minute physical class 3-5 times a week, and be certain to join her for the weekly indulgent, sweet yin class that will help release tight connective tissue called fascia.

Amanda Brizzolara

Franchise Owner & Instructor
FIT4MOM Wilmington/Greenville, DE
Amanda’s love for fitness began as a little girl when she enjoyed the challenge of Tae Kwon Do. At age 10, she found her true passion, the sport of figure skating, and years later she went on to tour professionally with Disney On Ice. In high school, she was a competitive runner, hurdlist and high-jumper, and continues to run for leisure as well as participates in local races with her husband. Following her time with Disney, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business and her personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
As a full-time working mom of two young kids, Alexander and Evangeline, she knows how tough it can be to find the time and energy to workout. And, of course, the mom guilt can be a real struggle! But, as Amanda will tell you, “making workouts and me-time a priority helps me de-stress, feel energized, and have more patience to better care for my family.” She is excited about the concept behind FIT4MOM: “What better way to empower busy, tired moms than to workout together in a way that is fun, convenient, physically challenging, and supportive.”
Amanda brings a positive outlook, professional experience, and a commitment to helping others achieve their health goals. Join her and other local moms today!

*Note: Please contact us or our new instructor Amanda for more information on FIT4MOM class offerings and grand opening details! If you have a package with us already- you are eligible for HUGE discounts. Inquire within.



Monique Claudio

Personal Trainer /Melt Method / Yoga

Monique Claudio is a Holistic Wellness Coach with a passion for helping people create optimal lifestyles to feel their best, remain vital, and connect deeply. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in psychology, and has focused on mental and physical well being in her role as a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine for over 10 years. As a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher having trained with Sadie Nardini, Leslie Kaminoff, Tiffany Cruikshank, Cindy Lee, Frank Mauro, Joe Miller, and Edward Jones as well as Tao Porchon Lynch. She loves teaching high energy classes like kettle bells and Jillian Michael’s Body Shred. As an advanced MELT method instructor, she takes pride in helping everyday folks reap the rewards of nurturing the mind and body as one system. Monique takes pride in sharing small interventions which have huge payoffs for everyone’s well being, joy, peace, and happiness.

Private training and Melt session with Monique Claudio. Call 302-757-0293 to book your session.

*Note: Private training sessions are not included in the standard class pricing


Rebecca Phillips

Barre Instructor

I started participating in SkinnyBarre in February 2013 and now SkinnyBarre is my favorite way to stay in shape.  I fell in love with the class since it combines so many different elements of fitness that I enjoy- building lean muscle and strength from your core to arms and legs. Anyone can participate in SkinnyBarre, but as you become more advanced, you challenge yourself to “squeeze into those skinny jeans” and pulse until you burn!

I became certified in Balance Body Barre in November 2013 so that I could substitute teach SkinnyBarre whenever I’m needed.  During the week, I work at Cancer Support Community Delaware and spend time with my newborn daughter.  My husband, Pelle (my chocolate lab) and I live in Wilmington so when I’m not at the barre, you can find me walking Pelle, dining out at local restaurants or spending time with my family.

Becky is on the Wednesday/weekend rotation and is the Friday morning instructor.







Elizabeth Smith

Barre Instructor
I have always been physically active, a dancer, gymnast and cheerleader since I was three. In 2005, I began practicing yoga and Pilates, the hotter the room the better! Cardio Kick Boxing and HIIT are on my weekly rotation list too. My first barre class was in 2011, it is a perfect compliment to my fitness routine. After becoming certified to teach barre in 2013, I make a habit of taking barre classes in new cities and in new studios to learn from others. I am a career banker and fitness is my “second job”. Now that I am a full-time working mom of 2, I need a way to continue including fitness into my busy life and I only have time for effective fitness.  Barre is a great way for me to stay toned and healthy, before pregnancy, during and after.

Liz is on the Wednesday, Saturday and charity class rotation.

Iliyana Karanesheva

Barre Instructor

 Iliyana is on the weekend rotation and on the sub list.




Amy Downing

Barre Instructor





Tee Ratchford

Classes: Vinyasa Yoga

“Tee Ratchford is a native of Newark, DE and received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2017 from Yoga Secrets in Kennett Square, PA. She fell in love with Yoga in 2016 when she realized it helped with the flexibility and awareness of her body in her ballet classes. The YTT program enriched her knowledge of the history, medication, asana and inner self. She learned how to practice Yoga on and off the mat. She teaches Vinyasa Flow classes for all levels.Her favorite part of teaching is assisting her students; she loves to help them deepen their practice. Tee is also certified in CPR/First Aid/AED. In her spare time, she likes outdoor recreation, volunteering for various organizations and traveling.”

Demi Cruz

Kids Yoga Instructor

My love for yoga started way before I was even aware of what yoga was.  At the age of 7 or 8 I was away on vacation with family and I remember getting into lotus & placing my hands in Jnana mudra trying to be funny and make them laugh. I never knew that years later it would be a part of my everyday life as well as becoming my passion. My love for it goes deeper than the surface, because it definitely changed my life in more ways than one. I love life and everything it has to offer, even the bad moments. I have a love and deep connection with kids and I could never grow tired of that. I’ve coached 7-8 year old girls soccer and it was one of the best times of my life. I have two daughters. One is 7 and one is 5. When I started sharing yoga with them after completing my certification I instantly knew this was what I was supposed to be doing. I have been teaching family and close friends for 2 years. I am 43 hr certified through a program called Kidding Around Yoga. With this program, style of teaching & amazing curriculum kids will be motivated to be active, build confidence, and manage the spectrum of emotions that they experience in their day-to-day activities. Kidding Around Yoga style is stress management for kids! In this class they will get cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music and games while still getting all of the traditional benefits of yoga such as meditation, breathing techniques, peace and deep relaxation. After all, the best way that kids learn is through play! 




Kate Cahill

Fitness Instructor

I have been personal training, coaching and teaching classes since 2007. Working with all types of people, with a variety of goals. I have always been involved with athletics. Growing up I played soccer, volleyball, ran track and  swam. In college I started to run which then lead me to competing in my first triathlon and 5 half marathons.

Certifications: BS in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware. AFAA group exercise certified, AFAA group cycling certified and AFAA kickboxing certified.

Specialties: Healthy lifestyle, endurance sports, weight loss and management, and post baby recovery.

Motto: “Keep reaching for the stars, follow your heart, and never give up.”






Larry Walther

Cardio Kickboxing/Self Defense

  • Woman’s Self-defense Seminars
  • Striking coach for amateur and professional MMA/Kickboxing/Boxing fighters
  • Cardio boxing/kickboxing classes
  • Kid’s self-defense
  • MMA oriented fitness classes

I bring over 23 years of martial arts experience, 18 years of kickboxing/boxing, and 13 years in law enforcement. I earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and have years of experience in ground fighting tactics and Jiu Jitsu. I am really looking forward to bringing my knowledge in not only self-defense tactics, but exercise programs to help people achieve their fitness goals.