People doing yoga at Topnotch Stowe Resort

Topnotch Spa Fitness Schedule

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Instructor Bios

Barb Alpert

Barb Alpert has been a yoga practitioner for the last 40 years and has been teaching professionally since 2013 when she completed her 200 hours YTT, specializing in Ashtanga yoga which has given her the strength and stamina to be a seasoned massage therapist even in her 60s. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone and enjoys the burst of creativity she gets from adjusting vinyasas to suit a person’s needs. Barb is also a clinical herbalist and functional nutritional health coach and welcomes the opportunity to work with clients on developing a healthy lifestyle!

Donna DeVittori

Donna DeVittori is an AFAA certified fitness instructor who began her fitness career 27 years ago as a step-aerobics instructor. She now teaches Pilates Mat and Machine, Interval Core, Stretch, and Walk in the Woods at Topnotch Resort. As a certified personal trainer with a BA in psychology from Quinnipiac College, she loves to work with people who need a little encouragement, knowledge, and confidence to achieve their goals. She believes fitness should be simple, fun, and fit into your lifestyle – which she fully embraces by being an avid skier, fair weather windsurfer, walker, and swimmer. She does not believe in diets but rather eating a variety of real food in moderation and loves planning meals and enjoys family style cooking with her husband – often with produce from her own garden!

Natalee Chauvin

Natalee Chauvin is currently studying health science at Northern Vermont University with a minor in business but where she finds the most joy is in creating wonderful experiences in a wide variety of fitness classes. In her free time she can be found mountain biking, hiking, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Heather Newman

Heather has a 600 hour Medical Massage Certification through the National Personal Training Institute in Altamonte, Florida. She trained 500 hours in Body Awareness which corrects somatic patterning to help alleviate poor posture along with aches and pains through the Community Collage of Vermont. Throughout the years gaining certifications in Thai Massage, from the Wellness Institute in Vermont. Reiki 1 and 2 from the Usui Sensei technique taught by Anne Cameron at the Ayurvedic Center in Vermont and has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training through Laughing River Yoga, Vermont. She has attained a Prenatal Yoga certification with knowledge in pre and postnatal yoga as well through the Women’s Room, Vermont. I am also trained as an EMT at the University of Vermont along with CPR and First Aid.

Gail Welsh

Gail is a lifelong exercise enthusiast and one of the first to be certified to teach SplasHIIT.  She focuses on low impact high intensity workouts while building muscle and cardio strength. A long-time runner and skiing enthusiast, Gail believes in mixing all types of exercise into her routine and is at Topnotch in the fitness center to assist you in reaching your fitness goals.

Tammy Deeb

Tammy Deeb is a health and fitness trainer with more than twenty years of experience. Before joining Topnotch Resort, Tammy owned two businesses: one specializing in health and fitness training and the other in both domestic and international outdoor adventure travel. She combines the professionalism and expertise to provide effective group training in a gym setting, as well as the flexibility and ability to adapt to a client’s personal needs to provide private, in-home training. In addition to developing
programs designed to reach and maintain optimal health and fitness goals, Tammy instructs clients on proper equipment use to minimize accidents and injuries.

Tammy combined her fitness training expertise with her planning and organizational skills to manage outdoor adventure tours for groups ranging from 15-50 clients, including coordinating locations, reservations, transportation, lodging, finance, and daily events. To secure proper equipment in advance such as bicycles, ice climbing and rock-climbing gear, Tammy analyzed client’s individual needs based on body type, height, weight, and experience.

Tammy is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified ACE Personal Trainer, Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, as well as a Wilderness First Responder and Public Speaker. She has trained clients in Tabata, Circuit Training, Strength Training, TRX, Cardio and Flexibility.

Jessica Rose Lantos

Jessica discovered yoga in 2010 and fell in love with this transformative practice that provided balance and calm throughout life's chaos. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Gypsea Yoga School in Uvita, Costa Rica, and committed to giving back to a community that's given her so much. She returned to Gypsea Yoga School in 2022 to facilitate a yoga teacher training.  As a teacher, she hopes to inspire other yogis to find their path of self-love and healing and live their practice off the mat, in everyday life. Her classes will not only challenge your physical limits but also encourage you to honor your practice by slowing down and following modification cues when needed. Learning this balance of when to push and when to surrender will benefit students beyond the yoga studio. Also a massage therapist, Jess has a passion for cultivating space for healing and relaxation.