It’s been more than a year since Tonal laid off my favorite fitness coaches, and I’m still bitter about it. I thought over time I would grow to like the new coaches, but I still think the OGs are better. Alas, there’s not much I can do about that except express my opinion in Tonal surveys and as comments on social media posts, which I’ve done. If you’re wondering where the laid-off coaches are, here’s what I could find:
Gabby Sansosti: I follow Gabby on Instagram, so I have kept up with her as she developed and launched her fitness app, Glow by G. Her app has a free 7-day trial and then goes to $56 per month. She also offers live virtual classes on Tuesdays for $16 plus tax.
Frances Flores: Frances appears to be offering private classes and sessions. Her LinkedIn shows her as self-employed. She will be participating in a charity class with Gabby and other former Tonal coaches in February to raise funds for Children’s Heart Foundation. She hasn’t updated her website besides offering a newsletter signup.
Dr. Liz Letchford: Liz created Body Church, which has the “spirokinetics” practice she teaches. She seems to be focusing on somatic healing practices. She will be part of the charity event mentioned about in February.
Amy Schemper: Amy has the BodyFit app. She also has a YouTube channel and calls herself a pre- and postnatal exercise specialist. She’s also part of the charity event with Gabby.
Paul Wright: I follow Paul on Instagram, where I’ve seen his work with Vuori Clothing. He’s also created Tonal training programs and offers coaching. He recently posted that he moved to the Bay Area and was offering workouts at the Nest Training Club in Oakland.
Allison Tibbs: Allison has moved more into the life coaching space. Her Instagram posts are centered on self-care and wellness, with long, motivational captions. Her website offers services like a mental health masterclass, life courses and a podcast.
Pablo Escobar: Coach Pablo is now a boxing and performance coach in San Francisco. He also has performed in a drag/variety show that he wrote and produced.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: In a recent podcast, Brendon talked owning many OrangeTheory locations. The former football player seems to be doing well.
There may have been other coaches let go, but these are the main coaches I took classes with and I don’t have an exhaustive list of the laid-off coaches.
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