Denise Harhai

Instructor Spotlight – Denise Harhai

HRC is fortunate to have great instructors. We are going to feature one each week for the rest of the year. Starting us off is the Dynamic Denise Harhai! She teaches classes on Monday nights and Wednesday and Friday mornings. She also is available as a personal trainer and private session work.

Denise Harhai is a highly skilled fitness instructor with 20 plus years of teaching group classes to all levels and ages while emphasizing safety and proper form. Her inspiration to teach began when she was taking aerobic dance classes years ago and loved everything about it. While growing up she had been active in swimming, diving, gymnastics, cheerleading, and baton twirling. Her experience as an instructor started by teaching swimming lessons while lifeguarding. Since swimming also involves bodily movements, that background was very helpful when it came to teaching exercise.

She has been a certified member with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America since 1982. This certification led to her teaching a variety of classes including cardio dance, interval training, step, and body sculpting. Working with a number of athletes in addition to attending numerous workshops, she developed her teaching skills in free weight and resistance training. In 2001, she received a certification in Pilates Matwork from the PhysicalMind Institute and additional certification in 2008 from YogaFit.

Moving to Hendersonville from Alexandria, VA in 2013, Denise was exposed to the popularity of SilverSneakers in this area and in response became certified to teach their style of Classic, Yoga, and CardioFit classes.

Since teaching truly is her passion, even after these many years, she says she’s never bored and will continue to do it the rest of her life! And by the way, she can still twirl the baton and turn a cartwheel, but not at the same time 😊

Denise Harhai’s teaching Schedule (as of November 2016):
Pilates on Mondays at 5:30 PM
Yoga Fit- Wednesdays at 8:30 AM
Pilates- Wednesdays at 9:40 AM
Silver Sneakers Circuit- Wednesdays at 10:45
Specialty Class, Mindful Movement Fridays at 8:15 AM
Muscles in Motion- Fridays at 9:30 AM
Silver Sneakers Circuit- Fridays at 10:45 AM
Yoga Flow- Saturdays Rotation 9:30 AM
All classes are open to visitors for a fee of $7
For any further information, please contact Briana at HRC 828-693-0040

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