Beth Gifford

Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

Educates and empowers others to optimal health by sharing passion for and expertise in exercise with yoga, Pilates, coaching, training.

Certifications include: Exercise physiologist; AAAI certified Level II Hatha Yoga; AAAI certified Level II Power Mat Pilates; AAAI certified personal trainer; Zumba certified instructor; Beth Shaw Level 1 & 2 Yoga Fit instructor; Beth Shaw Senior Yoga Fit instructor; AAAI certified sports nutritionist; AFAA certified group exercise instructor; AAAI certified aquatic exercise instructor; BBU Pilates Reformer Level 1.

I have focused my career on teaching and motivating others to achieve their best level of health and wellness. I help others find the joy and empowerment in exercise, whether through yoga, personal training, coaching, dance, or Pilates. Seeing others achieve their fitness and weight loss goals; improve posture, strength, and flexibility; reduce stress; reduce pain; and increase their abilities overall is very rewarding. Seeing others grow in confidence and accomplish things they had not known they could is amazing. I am fortunate to have a career that allows me to help others improve the quality of their lives in so many ways.

I have completed two marathons. I coach runners and walkers to complete events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I teach yoga to large and small groups as well as to individuals.

I enjoy reading, movies, hiking, and being near or in the water. I appreciate and enjoy time spent with family and friends. I love cheering my two daughters on at their athletic events.


  • B.S., Northeastern University