Meet Our Instructors

*April with A_Set Fitness 
a-SET offers all types of interval training. Full body strength training mixed with cardio drills. Everything is modified to your fitness level. April is pre and post natal trained. Best part of a-SET is you can bring your kids of any age to every class. April is looking forward to supporting you amazing women in achieving your health and fitness goals!
*Amy Nunez, M.S., CCC-SLP Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Specialist
Amy Nunez is the owner and director of Crumbs and Smiles, a pediatric feeding and swallowing clinic in La Quina, CA. She received her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Chapman University and has been working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders for over five years. She is a member of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Certifications: SOS Approach to Feeding Therapy Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy Beckman Oral Motor Therapy Catherine Shaker’s Approach to Feeding and Swallowing Therapy Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy She has presented on feeding and swallowing at both CSHA and ASHA discussing the assessment and treatment process as well as generalization of skills into the home and school environments. She has experience working in hospital, clinical, home and educational settings with children with a variety of disorders including sensory feeding aversion, transition from tube-feeding, oral and/or pharyngeal dysphagia and mealtime based experience problems. Email: Website: Phone: 805-440-0007
*Author Cristina O'Connell

Cristina O'Connell is the owner of On Pointe Productions, LLC. which consists of two dance studios, a children's party company, the Savvy & Ry book series and children's merchandise. Known by her dance students as "Ms. Cristina", her dream since she was a little girl was to open a dance studio and share her love of dancing with anyone who would let her share it.  She is over-joyed to be sharing her knowledge and passion for dance and building children's self esteem through the Savvy & Ry series.

Cristina earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State Univesity, Fullerton.

 Personally, Cristina's passion in life is for constantly working to improve community and herself.  She enjoys being an elected member of the Riverside Arts Council Board of Directors, member of Riverside University Health Systems "Festival of Trees" gala committee and Riverside Fox Foundation gala committee. She has a strong passion for travel, the arts and fitness; enjoys hiking, addition to reading and dancing (of course) and spending time with her family.

Cristina's ultimate life goal is to build children's self esteem and help them achieve their goals, whether it be in dance or life. She hopes to make an impacting difference in the world through her work as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate for children in the arts