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Meet Our Instuctors

Sarah Dwyer

Teaches Zumba

A recent grad of Emerson College where she studied writing and entrepreneurship, Sarah has been dancing since the age of three and discovered Zumba Fitness while trying to stay fit in college.  She quickly fell in love with the energetic atmosphere and welcoming community and became an instructor.  Sarah loves using Zumba Fitness to share her passion for dance, fitness and music with others and incorporates her twenty years of dance training into her classes to create maximum calorie-burning routines that are unique, easy-to-follow and fun.  Sarah has taught regularly scheduled classes and led and organized Zumbathons and master classes all over Massachusetts.  Sarah is also highly involved in the Boston fitness community as the General Manager for Boston Fitness Magazine.

Nancy Oliveira

Teaches Zumba

Nancy is an AFAA-certified fitness instructor and Zumba instructor, specializing in step, dance fitness, and muscle conditioning.  She loves the energy, great music and fun choreography of Zumba that inspire people of all ages and sizes to move.  Nancy is also an outpatient dietitian at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and a wellness blogger, with a passionate mission to show people how to eat better and move more to improve their health outcomes.

Deb Brice

Teaches Muscle Pump

Deb Brice has enjoyed teaching muscle conditioning classes at Be Well for 9 years. For the past 16 years Deb has worked at BIDMC as an administrative assistant with the Department of Neonatology. In addition to being a very busy mom, she volunteers for "cuddler" of NICU babies.

Kim Clark

Teaches Muscle Conditioning, Cardio Blast and Bosu, Bands & Balls

Kim Clark is certified in cardio kickboxing; core training; Reebok core board; BOSU core & cardio training; and weight lifting. Kim is a self-employed business development specialist. She also lectures on topics in sales, marketing and the development of business plans. Kim's hobbies include running and attending the ballet and theater.

Anna Grossman

Teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Pilates

Anna Grossman has been sharing her love of yoga with others for over 5 years. In her free time she enjoys pilates, hiking, and cooking.

Sally Gwin

Teaches Cardio Express and Awesome Abs

Sally Gwin has been an aerobics instructor for over 10 years. When not teaching a variety of classes at Be Well, she works as an administrative coordinator in the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. She is part of the BIDMC Inspirational Singers choir and enjoys walking her dog Ox, horseback riding, and ice skating, along with being a master potter.

Linda Della Porta

Teaches Yoga

Linda Della Porta teaches yoga at all levels in addition to instructing adapted yoga workshops. She received her yoga certification through the Kripalu center and has completed training in Forrest, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga. Linda works as an occupational therapist at BIDMC and in her free time she volunteers in teaching yoga to women in transitional settings such as safe houses and detox centers.

Rebecca Allen

Teaches Vinyasa Yoga 

Rebecca Allen received her initial 200 hour RYT certification in March 2013 studying under David Vendetti and Ame Wren.  In March 2015 she completed her advanced teacher training under Jacqui Bonwell.  After a decade of coaching women triathletes and competing in sprint, olympic and half-iron races, Rebecca sought a new practice that would balance both physical and mental endurance.  Rebecca offers challenging sequences guided by smart alignment that allow students to explore their strength and play at their edge while balancing the mindfulness of the practice.

Please see the class schedule for specific dates and time.

Contact Information

Tanger Be Well Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center
Ground Level
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215