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About

Although Interfusion Fitness was founded in 2016, the seed was planted long before.  The seed was a simple concept -assemble high-quality fitness instructors from a wide variety of fitness disciplines, and put them all under one roof.  We knew we couldn't be the only fitness enthusiasts who preferred variety in our fitness lives.  Sometimes we favored circuit training, sometimes yoga, sometimes a muscle-building weight-lifting class, sometimes a heart-pounding cardio dance class, or sometimes a technical dance class.  Other times we found ourselves in the mood for a chilled-out stretch class, or high-intensity interval training, or a barre class.  In other words, we love cross training…the original definition of cross training - training through a broad swath of fitness favorites.  However, the main obstacle to satisfying our craving for cross training was driving all over town to do so.  To eliminate that obstacle, we created Interfusion Fitness.

At Interfusion Fitness, variety is now found under one roof.  With three studios set within 4,200 square feet of space, and a highly-skilled, well-trained, friendly and enthusiastic staff of fitness professionals, variety is now as simple as walking out of one studio and into another, or even staying put in the same studio as the classes switch over.  

At Interfusion Fitness we bring the best to you:  sports-inspired fitness training designed and delivered to you by world-class, former professional athletes; movement classes by professional dancers and choreographers; a variety of yoga forms from top-notch practitioners; and other dedicated veterans of the fitness industry, as well as varying styles of personal training.  Besides creating and effective and enjoyable workouts, our main focus is on strength and overall health, with a heavy emphasis on proper form and technique.  Safety first.  We believe getting fit is a senseless process if you continue to get injured during the process. 

‘Fitness for All of You’ is not just our tagline, it’s our world.  It’s the way we want you to feel each time you walk through the doors - As IF Interfusion Fitness was created for you.  Because it was.  It was conceived and built as a fitness destination where people of all shapes, sizes, fitness levels, genders and backgrounds, can feel comfortable getting their fitness on.  It’s a judgment-free zone (yes, we even have No Negative Self-Talk ‘swear jars’) where strangers effortlessly become friends, as they connect over fitness and other similar interests.

It’s no secret we wanted Interfusion Fitness to be different.  When you first enter Interfusion Fitness, you will notice a difference.  A different feel.  A different vibe.  A different moxie.  You will immediately absorb the energy of the midnight purple floors, and realize you’re out of the box.  With its welcoming reception area, snacks, drinks, and free WiFi, Interfusion Fitness is more than just a great place to work out.  It’s a great place to hang out.

We hope to see you soon!

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Bio


Bio


 

Meet the Owner

Desiree

Desirée Nathanson

MS, DTR, RYT-200, CPT

CO-FOUNDER

Athlete, model, dancer, fitness consultant, dance instructor, dietetic technician, nutrition coach and Fitness Universe competitor.  Desirée began her formal dance training at the age of four at Florida Ballet Arts in Sarasota and continued through her discovery of dance teams in high school.  From there, she became a Dazzler and went on to dance for the University of Florida Gators dance team where she performed all over the country, including the 2000 Men's Basketball Final Four.  Following her four years at UF, Desirée broke into the professional world of dance as an 'A-Town' dancer for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Desirée currently serves as an official trainer for the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders.

Desirée was privileged enough to perform at both the 2002 NBA All Star game and Celebrity All Star game.  She traveled internationally to represent the NBA in China, performing in the Guangzhou and Chengdu provinces, and has performed at games for the Reynosa Correcaminos, the Hawks' sister team in Reynosa, Mexico. Desirée has worked with several music artists including The Sugarhill Gang, MC Hammer, Kool and the Gang, "American Idol" finalist Ejay Day, Dryce, Cat Chang and Pilar Montenegro.

Desirée earned her Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Sciences with a specialization in Nutrition from Georgia State University and has since earned the title dietetic technician, registered (DTR).  She is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, registered yoga teacher and certified posture specialist.

Through her nutrition education and dance/fitness background, Desirée hopes to educate people on the positive effects of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Meet the Studio Manager

Erica Fullington

Studio Manager

Erica discovered a love for dance later in life and is thrilled to be helping others discover and grow that love at Interfusion Fitness. By day, she’s a merchandiser for Atlanta based fashion brand, Alternative Apparel and in the evening and on weekends, she’s Interfusion’s Jack of all trades assisting with Customer Experience, Product Merchandising and more. Got questions about your account, a class or upcoming event? She’s your girl!

Meet the Instructors

Melody Smith

Barre Fusion Instructor

Melody is an Atlanta native who has been a practicing ballerina for 25 years, and a teacher of ballet for the last 13 years. She has performed classical ballet roles such as Arabian in the Nutcracker, Coppelia in Coppelia, Cupid in Don Quixote, and Giselle in Giselle. Although classically trained, her passion is teaching beginners. She wants to be the reason you love ballet and get addicted to barre. Her teaching style is warm, positive and fun. Melody is also the founder of Ballet 24, an online all level ballet fitness program. Ballet 24 and her live classes facilitate Melody achieving her mission: Teaching ballet to anyone who wants to learn.

“If you can walk across the parking lot, you can make it through my class.”

 

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Veronica Hunte Paul

Dance AND Fitness Instructor

Veronica Hunte Paul, a native Atlantan, is an independent beauty consultant and entrepreneur. Veronica attended the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in dance and went on to perform for 6 seasons in the NBA, 3 with the Portland Trailblazers and 3 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. She has a passion for dance fitness and serving her community. Mrs. Paul and her husband reside in Lawrenceville, Ga. 

 

FAQs


FAQs


FAQs

Is there a place to change clothes? 

There is!  We have two private bathrooms where you can change clothes.

 

Is there a place to store my belongings?  

No matter which studio you are taking class in, there is a place for you to keep your belongings so they’re never out of your sight. 

 

What if I'm a beginner? 

All levels are welcome!  Most of our classes are accessible to all fitness levels.  Please ask at the front desk if you have any questions or concerns about the level of any of the classes.

 

What if I have an injury?  

If you have an injury that has been cleared by your doctor, you are welcome to come to class, we just ask that you let the teacher know before class begins.  Make sure that you monitor your body and cater the workout to your level.  Stop when you need to stop!  You will never be shamed for taking a break in any class at IF.

 

What should I bring with me?  

You will want to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in, shoes appropriate for the class you’re taking (see below), a water bottle, a towel, and a mat if you’re taking a yoga or stretch class.

 

What if I don’t have a mat? 

No worries!  We have yoga mat rentals for $1.

 

What type of shoes should I wear? 

Sneakers are recommended for most of our classes.  Bare feet are recommended for yoga; socks or ballet slippers are recommended for barre; bare feet, socks, or dance/jazz shoes are recommended for our technical dance classes.

 

Is water available? 

We do have water dispensers for you to refill your water bottle and we also sell bottled water at the front desk. 

 

What if I'm running late to class? 

We know Atlanta traffic is unpredictable so we don’t mind if you’re running a bit late.  If you’re going to be more than 10 minutes late, please understand that you might not get a complete and sufficient warm up.

 

Are there snacks available?  

We do have a variety of snacks available for purchase at the front desk.  We want you stay fueled up during your classes!

 

I'm over 40 and afraid I'll be too old to fit in.  

At Interfusion Fitness you’re never too old!  Our clients range in age from the low teens to 70+.

 

What's the parking situation like? 

We have a large parking lot with ample spaces so you never have to worry about not being able to find a parking space.

 

Help, Northeast Plaza is huge! Where can I find you?  

We are located on the north side of Northeast Plaza, a few doors to the right of H&R Block.  If you put us into Google Maps, it will bring right to our front door!

 

Are you accessible by Marta? 

We are!  Bus route #39 brings you right to the plaza, and route #47 works as well if a bit of a walk is ok.  The closest MARTA train station is Brookhaven which is about a 5 minute car ride away.