Now offering Pound® workout class on Monday and Wednesday at 6 PM and every other Saturday at 10:30AM


Pound® Instructor

TiCo has worked very hard to pioneer the Pound® workout to the Bath/Alleghany County area since 2015. She’s on a mission to promote innovative, creative fun that pulls the counties together and keeps participants healthy. 

A veteran performer, TiCo has a strong foundation in dance, voice, music, and acting. She studied dance from age 9 in Chicago and New York City with such influential instructors as highly regarded, world-class ballet technician Maggie Black, the Joffrey School’s Meredith Baylis and William Griffith, famed choreographer Peter Gennaro, and tap master Bob Audy to name a few. TiCo strives to share the dance legacy of these iconic instructors through her teaching. 
A few of her fondest career memories are: a role in an Off-Broadway show in NYC; Summer Stock Theatre in NJ; touring Portugal in Tommy Finnan’s Vintage Ballet dance company; performing roles in Chicago Ballet’s Nutcracker; and working 21 years as lead vocalist/percussionist and part-time band leader at the Homestead Hotel in Hot Springs. A passionate enthusiast for the arts, TiCo has a BS degree in Fashion Design from Radford U and a Graduate Degree in Humanities from Hollins U.

TiCo’s dance teaching experience started in the 70’s in NYC. She also put on her Jane Fonda striped leotard and taught aerobics in the 80s in Lake Worth, FL. Relocating to VA, she taught ballet, tap, and jazz at Backstage Dance Academy in 1986 where she choreographed a recital for multiple age levels. She also taught private ballet lessons at Backstage and at Music in Motion Studio in Covington and coached all of her private students to successfully get the auditions they were preparing for. She became a certified Zumba instructor in 2012 and taught at the Omni Homestead Hotel between 2015-2017. She introduced Pound to Dabney College in 2017, and continues teaching it at the Bath County Wellness Center for the third year. 

TiCo is grateful to have joined Garlynda's studio in 2018. Nothing is more thrilling to TiCo than watching her Pound students let their life’s challenges go for an hour and leave class flying. Her Pound class attracts some of the coolest, most fun people! TiCo is grateful for her enthusiastic and supportive students who blow her away with their progress. Much love to “The Poundtourage” of dedicated students who prioritize Pound in their lives and prove what strong commitment can do!