Instructors

Meet our instructors!

Nell Fookes

Nell is a retired Health and Physical Teacher Education teacher & greatly respected and highly decorated girls basketball coach for 36 years. Nell is passionate and enthusiastic about fitness and wellness and has been a group fitness instructor for nearly 3 years.

Kristy Huff

Hello my new workout family! I am looking forward to meeting new members and reconnecting with familiar ones! I have been a Bootcamp Instructor now for 4 years. I love challenging you as well as myself to become more fit. My favorite type of class to instruct is a HIIT format (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s most beneficial to always keep your body guessing and not get in a rut. In my spare time I am a full time nurse in the operating room at a spine surgery center and I follow my family around the country to watch their baseball and fast pitch softball games. I am so thankful to have this opportunity to continue my fitness journey with Bootcamp!

Missy & Rich Shepherd

Hello Packed House! I am Rich Shepherd and along with my wife, Missy Shepherd, we will be teaching Circuit on Mondays at 6:00 am and a few Saturdays a month. Also we will have Wednesdays at 6:00am for bootcamp or circuit. We have been teaching Circuit and bootcamp for a little more than a year at Melody’s Bootcamp. We love the challenge of mixing it up and having fun in our classes.

We are proud parents of Emma, Griffin and Ella, who keep our schedule full! We love the community and getting to workout with lots of friendly people!
We are looking forward to meeting new faces!

Kari Smith

Hello! My name is Kari Smith and I am excited to be a member and an instructor of Packed House Fitness. I was an instructor of Melody’s Bootcamp and Lifestyle Fitness for 6 years so I am very familiar with all levels of fitness journeys. I will show you the high and low levels of class and make exercising fun and personable. I am a busy, working Mom of two teenagers but always try to make the time for me and my fitness goals. I love instructing! Come join me for class! I look forward to seeing you soon!

Paula Smith

Hey guys! My name is Paula Smith and I will be assisting Wes and Amy at Packed House Fitness. My hope is that you will have a great experience here, have fun, make lots of friends, and the main thing get a great workout. We have a killer team. Our instructors are the best around.

I became a fan of bootcamp a year ago. Before that I never took time for myself. I was overweight and miserable. Now I can’t get enough. I have lost around 60lbs and I want to continue to lose more weight.

I have been married 17 years. My husband has diabetes. He has had a lot of difficulties with it. He is constantly fighting it. I have 2 step children who are now adults. I have one son who is 11 years old and also a 6 year old granddaughter who my husband and I have custody of. We have had her since she was 11 months old.

With all that being said I have a lot of stress in my life and bootcamp let’s me take some of that way. Being able to kick and punch the bag is great! My favorite classes are kickboxing, pound, and regular bootcamp class where you work the whole body.

Welcome to Packed House Fitness!!! We are so glad you are here. If you need anything please ask and I will help the best way possible.

 Amy Teepen

Hello! My name is Amy Teepen and I’m glad you’re on this page. 🙂. I look forward to meeting and greeting you at Packed House Fitness. I will be helping Wes and our fabulous instructors make your workout experience a positive experience. Please feel free to ask questions, if I don’t know the answer I’ll find the answer for you.

I started attending boot camp classes at Melody’s in 2012 and have been hooked ever since. I am thankful for my health and want to do what I can do to be healthy and fit. I am thankful to be a part of Packed House Fitness. I look forward to seeing you there.

Wes Turner

My name is Wes and I am one of your instructors and owner of Packed House Fitness. About four years ago I looked in the mirror and I didn’t like the reflection of the person looking back at me, I was around 250 pounds so I decided I wanted to get healthier, I joined Melody’s and got on the right track. I have a love for fitness and when you take my class don’t be alarmed by loudness and mentality that is just the US Marine coming out of me. I am Certified in Group Fitness and Pound Fit . I will be teaching you Kickboxing, Pound and Boot camp classes which include a full body workout which included, cardio, strength and abs. Thanks for joining Packed house and taking this journey with our amazing team, even though I am the owner in name we all own the Packed House name and brand, I am looking forward to having you in class and remember May 1st is go time, let’s get it. Lastly I have 2 small sayings, “No pain no gain” and also don’t stress over food if you want to eat a piece of cake eat it and work it off. Much love everyone and welcome.

 Robin Welch

Hi, my name is Robin Welch I live in Union with my husband Jason and 4 kids, Payton (18 – at UofL), Nathan (16), Camryn (13) and Madelyn (10) and 2 dogs, Braxton and Reagan. We live a very busy life style with kid’s activities & sports and very much involvement in our church, St. Timothy’s. I work part time at St. Elizabeth Women’s Wellness boutique fitting breast cancer patients with bras, prosthetics and wigs. It is a very rewarding job that I enjoy very much.
I have been teaching bootcamp for 3 years. My favorite thing about teaching is making creative routines and mixing it up every time I Instruct. I believe working out should be fun and enjoyable plus work up a little sweat as you go along. I started my workout and fitness journey in 2012 and just like anyone else I have my ups and downs on a daily basis. Before 2012 I was not motivated at all to work out. But now, I can’t imagine a week without working out at least a couple times. And I am so excited about this opportunity at Packed House Fitness. I am looking forward to seeing you all at some 8am classes!

Rhonda Lang

Rhonda Lang, fitness instructor since 2009 Zumba & PiYo.  Married to a wonderful man, we have 3 boys. Along with being a fitness instructor I also own my own business StudioRho Entertaining where I plan events and I’m an artist. I work for a local winery so all of my jobs are very fun and I’m excited passionate about making life full of fun. Come workout with me, all levels welcome

Arica Fields

Hi All! I’m Arica Fields.
New kid on the block 🤗😂🤗

I am so excited to join the Packed House family! You can catch me through the week leading dance or bootcamp. My passion is to help others while having fun, gaining confidence and crushing goals.

Growing up I was very active, playing competitive sports and always on the move. As an adult, I realized I missed the atmosphere and encouragement that a group provides. So, I started taking as many group fitness classes as I could. Loving the energy that a great class creates led me to become an instructor. Dancing has always been my cardio of choice, which is why I became dance2fit certified. (Don’t worry, no dance experience is needed to take my class.)

I feel so grateful to be a part of this team and
I can’t wait to get to know all of you!


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