Team Bios

Emily Walkup



is an avid seeker, yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner and foodie with a deep passion for helping others. She considers herself a student OF life FOR life and prefers the road less traveled. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and currently teaches at multiple locations in the Atlanta area.

Emily is passionate about healthy living and pursuing whole body, mind and soul wellness. It is important to her that yoga be accessible to everyone; she is also humbled and blessed to be a community partner of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. After graduating from Auburn University with a BA in Psychology, she realized she wanted to deepen her relationship with yoga and focus on mind/body/soul wellness. She brings to her teaching over 16 years of practice as well as a 200-hour teacher training in Prajna Yoga from Vista Yoga in Decatur, GA. Having experienced the positive transformative effects of yoga firsthand, she aims to bring that same sense of of wholeness and balance between effort and ease to her students.

Mark Lusk

INSANITY Live, P90X, and PiYo (Beach Body Classes and Coaching)


Originally from South Carolina, Mark loved sports and athletics as a child. He participated in league football, baseball and basketball. During this time, he also found a love for music. Coming from a musical family, he was a natural with the guitar and began to pursue his interests in music.  After years of performing and touring, fitness and health slowly became an afterthought. He found himself tired, out of shape and about 40 pounds overweight. And then he found P90X! He lost 20 pounds on his first round and knew that he was on the right track. After a lot of hard work, with the help of many Beachbody workout programs, he’s lost over 40 pounds in total!  In 2010, Mark decided to ramp up his commitment to health and he became a Beachbody Coach. He found that helping others find success in reaching their health and fitness goals is so fun and rewarding… and he wanted more! In 2014, Mark became an INSANITY Instructor and is currently working towards other fitness and nutrition certifications. While still a very active musician, he continues to push for growth and knowledge and his formula for ultimate health is always evolving.

Lenee Braxton

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Leneé Braxton is an Exhale Barre Certified instructor, holds a Bachelors in Dance from UNC Charlotte and is pursuing a Masters in Exercise Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation/Injury Prevention.  In Leneé's class you experience her love of teaching, a challenging low impact workout, deep stretching, and positive energy.

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