Leanne Ferguson Grady
Leanne (she/her) is an ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Size Inclusive Fitness Specialist through SITA. Originally from Murphy, NC, she is a lifelong NC native who can most frequently be found hitting up Raleigh’s newest brewery or bottle shop with her husband, Jacob, strolling through the farmer’s market, or (trying and failing) to take her sweet 8 year old pup, Joey, on walks.
Never a sports player or a gym goer, Leanne discovered group fitness as she began her first full time job out of college. Carving out a one hour slot each day to get to a class became a welcome ritual, allowing for a mental release after a hard day’s work just as much as a physical journey toward improved holistic wellness. After about a year of being an avid front row participant, Leanne decided to leap way outside of her comfort zone and become an instructor!
It is Leanne’s goal for her students to arrive to her classes exactly as they are, taking what they need in that particular moment in time and leaving the rest. She strives to hold space for all of her students so that they may find joy in their own expression of movement and a community to call home.
Leanne graduated from Elon University with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and from East Carolina University with a Masters in Business Administration. Outside of teaching group fitness, Leanne crunches tons of numbers as a full-time Senior Financial Analyst at Advance Auto Parts. She can’t wait to meet you out from behind her cubicle in class, whether she’s teaching or taking!
Check out the schedule to see when Leanne teaches next!