Marilyn has always been a dancer and when dance aerobics hit the fitness floor, she was sold! Certified through ACE, Marilyn teaches a variety of fitness classes for the City of Alexandria and Arlington County Departments of Recreation, and manages Jacki Sorensen Fitness Classes in Old Town, Alexandria and Chevy Chase, DC. An avid outdoors adventurer, Marilyn serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Washington Women Outdoors, and is the Backpacking Committee Chair. Marilyn and her husband operate a data destruction and recycling business, and have 3 sons – all Eagle Scouts.
Christina is a life-long exercise enthusiast and began her fitness instructor career in 2018 by earning her Essentrics® Instructor certification and earned the ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification in 2019. She also teaches Essentrics at other locations in Northern Virginia. Christina is a diplomatic spouse, and, over the past 23 years, she has accompanied her husband and family on assignments in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Madrid, Havana, Lisbon and Washington. One of her proudest fitness moments was completing the two-day, 150 mile cycling Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2014. Proceeds benefited cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Christina and her husband have two teenage daughters.
Sarah is a dancer by training who discovered her love of dance fitness after she moved to DC as a way to disconnect from its fast pace. She has trained in a variety of disciplines including hip hop, dancehall, West African, modern, jazz and ballet. Sarah has performed as a company member with Raediant Movement, Fierce Collabo, Momentum Dance Theatre, and UpRooted Dance where she is also a board member. Sarah teaches weekly hip hop and fitness classes across the DC metro area, as well as classes for young movers. Sarah’s second career and personal passion is in the environmental space, as a fundraiser and advocate for one of the world’s leading conservation organizations. When she’s not dancing you can probably find her backpacking or testing vegan recipes. Her crowning fitness achievement to date is a 2,190 mile hike of the Appalachian Trail.