Meet Our Staff

Anna Dark, Fitness Director
Anna joined Take Charge Fitness Program staff in 2006. Anna has dedicated her entire professional career to the fitness industry and has been passionate about making a positive impact in individuals’ lives through health and wellness for over 30 years. She has worked in different capacities throughout her fitness industry career, which include Nutrition/Wellness coordinator, operations management, group fitness director, group exercise instructor, and personal trainer. In addition to being the Director of Take Charge Fitness Program, Anna is also an Examiner for AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) that certifies individuals in various fitness roles (group exercise, personal training). Anna is happily married to Steve Dark and they have two children Cole and Luke.

Training:
Anna earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Certifications:

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America-Group Exercise Instructor
  • Yogafit-Level 1 and Specialty Cert in Senior/Chair Yoga
  • International Sports & Fitness Trainers Association, Certified Personal Trainer
  • AAAI/ISMA-Pilates Level II-Mat and Props
  • Silver Sneaker- Classic
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life Support Provider

e-mail: a

adark@takechargefitnessprogram.com

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Mika Yoshida, ACSM Exercise Physiologist
Mika joined Take Charge Fitness in 2002. She is originally from Nara, Japan. Mika teaches Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Balance, Strength, and Posture, Line Dancing, and other land and aquatic classes. Mika enjoys personal training clients of all fitness levels. Understanding and meeting the needs of members and guiding them to living a healthier lifestyle are her main goals and focuses. She believes in living life to the fullest that begins with overall wellness.

Training:
Mika obtained Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science, and associate degree in Dance Performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Certifications:

  • American College Sports Medicine – Exercise Physiologist
  • PHI Pilates – Mat & Reformer instructor
  • Silver Sneaker – Classic
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life Support Provider