» Owner: Heather O'Neill
South Pointe Fitness Club is owned and operated by Heather O'Neill. Ms. O'Neill became the owner of South Pointe Fitness in July of 2005. She has been teaching group exercise classes such as step, yoga, pilates, and cycling since 1993. Heather directed group exercise programs for one of the largest health clubs in the MD/DC/VA area beginning in 1999 where she was responsible for training, hiring and scheduling a staff of over 50 instructors at several locations. She assisted in developing and implementing new programs for the club and also created training programs and workshops on topics such as pre and post natal fitness, indoor cycling, yoga, strength training, step, nutrition and more.
Heather attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA where she graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. She became a math specialist and then a math teacher and went on to receive her M.S. in Educational Leadership at Hood College in Frederick, MD. After becoming a mother, Heather made a career change to health and fitness which is what led her to where she is today. Her certifications include AFAA group exercise, YogaFit levels I, II, and III, Peak Pilates Basic Mat and Intermediate Mat, and Indoor Cycling through Schwinn. She is a certified children's yoga instructor through the Radiant Child Yoga Program and a R.I.P.P.E.D. instructor. In addition, she has extensive training in pre and post natal fitness and loves to educate clients in strength training and nutrition.
Heather's love for fitness and desire to help others coupled with knowing she can make a difference in someone's life is what brought her to South Pointe. "Even when I taught school I wanted to make a difference in someone's life. Now not only is it about educating individuals, owning a health club also includes helping others achieve goals and make commitments that will change their lives forever. If I only help one person I know I will have made a difference! That, to me, is success."