Meet The Team

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Colby Gibson

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Former athlete and current competitor. Known as the "big guy" but I also go by many other names as well. Like to bring the energy and enthusiasm while teaching and focusing on proper technique.


Join me if you want to have fun and get results the right way!

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Julia Gibson

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This is Julia from sunny Los Angeles, California.


She played college softball at The Ohio State University and The University of Houston. Julia grew up as an athlete so sports and fitness has been her longtime love! She finds that working out not only helps her manage stress and keeps her healthy, but it also gives her energy and a clear head to put towards everything else in her busy day. In her classes, Julia hopes to inspire healthy living and energize feelings of community and hard work.

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Emily Castro

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Hi guys! My name is Emily, I’m an instructor at Illuminate Sweat!


I am a NASM certified personal trainer, behavior change specialist, and corrective exercise specialist. I grew up playing soccer in Houston and went on to play at Mississippi College, where I earned my Exercise Science degree. I am all about growing confidence through health and fitness! Everyone has the potential to be great they just have to OWN IT! Go Be Great!

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Brandon Sass

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I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I am a NASM certified personal trainer with seven years of experience in the fitness industry. In my class you will experience high energy in a welcoming environment, with one on one attention. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the weights progress, the bodies transform, and confidence grow in the members. You give me effort and I’ll give you the tools to accomplish your fitness goals. Can’t wait for you to come sweat with me!

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Ashley Sherrel

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I live, dream and eat fitness everyday of my life. 


I wanted to share my love with others who have the inspiration to become a better stronger version of themselves.  I believe that finding time for yourself and your health is very important in living a longer, happier life.


Kara Hoffman

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Bio Coming soon!

Catch Kara at 5 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays!