The Garage Self-Defense Academy Staff:

Wayne Haney (left) Wayne Haney is a computer nerd, working as an Information Technology and Cyber Security Manager. He holds a second degree black belt in Shaolin/Chinese and Hawaiian Kempo; a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has trained over 8 years in Kickboxing, Escrima/Kali, and Jeet Kune Do. He lives in Clinton with his wife and 4 kids.

Kevin Widener (right) Kevin Widener was born in Knoxville and raised in Lake City, TN. Kevin lives in Powell and is married to his wife Crystal and has one son named Tyler. Kevin is a veteran of the U.S. military and is a former police officer for the city of Oak Ridge. Kevin has trained in the martial arts for over 9 years and has started a self defense academy with Wayne Haney. Kevin is also a fitness enthusiast and enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals.

Anthony Maples: Anthony and his wife, Kim, have three daughters and one son.  Anthony has been doing Personal Training for more than two years.  He specializes in boot camps as well as strength and agility training.  Anthony started Personal Training "because I love to see people look good and feel good".  He loves fitness and loves to see people do well.  

Available for group fitness and 1 on 1 training

Muna Rodriguez-Taylor:Group Fitness has been a big part of my life for about 15 years now! It all started with Step Aerobics! I began teaching and learning, and still love to put together combinations and sweat! My legs stay stronger, it helps me with my running and overall fitness level!
My name is Muna Rodriguez-Taylor and I live in Halls with my husband and daughter and our 3 dogs and 1 cat! I completed my Masters Degree in Accounting, after doing full time accounting for 16 years.  I decided to become a full time trainer/instructor in 2013 to pursue my passion and dream of helping others full time! I am certified in Group Fitness, personal training, pilates, yoga, nutrition, Group Power, Group Ride, Group Core, Insanity, and cycling.  I am also a USAT Certified Race Director!

My husband and I are runners and triathletes, as well as my daughter.  I have ran 15 marathons, 2 of those at the end of an Ironman competition! I love the strength that step helps me develop in all areas of my life!  I’m excited to come on board and bring my love of Step to you all!

Group fitness and personal trainers

KIM DAY:  Kim Day has been teaching group fitness for over eight years and is also a personal trainer with her own successful business. Kim is a certified Insanity and Body Attack instructor, as well as being certified for Kettlebell AMPD and the newest fitness craze POUND. She believes fitness should be FUN and something you look forward to. You'll love her fun mix of music and moves in her sweat-dripping workouts!  

Available for Group fitness only.

Ashley Ward:  My name is Ashley Ward, I was born and raised in south Knoxville. I am a mom that fell in love with fitness 5 years ago. I was like most women and afraid of the weights so I would mainly attend classes. I hired a personal trainer and he taught me how to lift and to not be afraid of weights. Since then, I fell in love with lifting weights. I have now decide that I want to be that personal trainer who can help others in their own fitness journeys.

Available for group fitness and 1 on 1 training.