about your trainers
Charlene Covey began her fitness journey with a passion for teaching Group Fitness classes. She loved teaching everything from Cycling to Kickboxing to Boot Camp classes. But once she took her first yoga training class she knew she had found her calling. Finding that deeper connection between mind and body naturally led her to Pilates. She began her Pilates career over 10 years ago with Balanced Body and has completed training with all Pilates Apparatus. She absolutely loves what Pilates can do and the joy that can be found when a client improves their balance, comes back from an injury or achieves a personal goal through Pilates.
Charlene continues to teach Yoga and appreciates the balance it offers in her clients' lives as well as her own. She also enjoys teaching Zumba and Barre classes.
Charlene is married to her best friend, Mark. They have two daughters, Emma and Alexis who bring joy to her life in so many ways. Their family is complete with two spirited dogs, who are also a source of joy, Bailey and Remo.
about barbie (herbalist)
A self-proclaimed plant lover, Barbie has been digging in the dirt since she was a tiny pea-picker in her late grandfather’s massive, rural garden. Her love of plants and the smell of dirt, paired with an intense internal drive to know more about natural healing, led Barbie to the art of herbalism. She thoughtfully grows and prepares many of her own remedies at her home in Millard. Barbie’s philosophy and teaching style reflects her strong conviction that everyone should have access and basic knowledge to the power of plants.
In addition to extensive reading and independent study, she has completed Herbal Intensive-year one, Class 2019, taught by Nebraska-based Kate Bodmann, RH (AHG) RA Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist, and the Science and Art of Herbology program designed by the world-renowned Rosemary Gladstar. She received her year-two Herbal Intensive certification at Omaha Whole Living in 2023. Logging over 350 volunteer hours since she began in November 2020, Barbie works with Omaha’s Wild Roots People’s Clinic (WRPC), teaching and collaborating on special projects. In 2023, she was selected to participate in WRPC's inaugural herbal apprenticeship program. After months of shadowing and intensive case studies, she now sees clients independently. Barbie has completed an herbal-specific Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) program focused on FDA regulations and has helped put these practices into action in a working apothecary. She has worked as an assistant to herbalist, Kate Bodeman at Omaha Whole Living since April of 2023. She is responsible for preparing tinctures and teas, as well as running the apothecary at Land of Milk and Honey Herbs.
Barbie continues to look for ways to share her love of plants and knowledge of healthy healing.