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About Us

About Moxie Fitness Team

Bringing the latest fitness trends to the Gulf Coast is the inspiration behind this movement. With every shape, size, gender, and fitness level in mind, we have created a boutique lifestyle fitness studio where mindfulness is at the core. MOXIE is a cardio fitness experience that focuses on creating health and wellness by strengthening the mind and body in unison. Our classes combine inspirational coaching, motivating music and challenging total bodywork and are guaranteed to be anything but dull!

Amanda Bussey

co founder

“A healthy lifestyle is the key to happiness.”

MOXIE co-founder and Gulf Shores native Amanda Bussey loves sharing her story of transformation and passion with others. With a background in civil engineering and commercial construction, new mother Amanda found herself ready to finally make the pieces all fit together and redefine her lifestyle goals. Like most of us, Amanda spent years struggling to find the time and discipline to see the results she wanted. She focused on learning more about how nutrition and physical activity work together. Amanda knows how the stress of life can make fitness a challenging goal and is ready to share how working on a healthy mind can lead to a more healthy body.

Amanda lives in Gulf Shores with her husband (and fellow health nut) Patrick and son Finn. She loves her coastal life and may be found outside the studio on her paddleboard or in the carpool line.

  • 200+ hour certified yoga teacher
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Barre Intensity
  • Indoor Cycling certified
  • TRX


Stephanie Christie

co founder

“Your challenges are opportunities.”

In 2009, co-founder Stephanie Christie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the many challenges this illness brought to her, she learned obstacles become your opportunity to live a more meaningful, balanced and engaged life.

As a fitness instructor on the East Coast for the past 13 years, Stephanie’s passions for health, dance, and fitness combined into to one when given the chance to develop and create MOXIE Lifestyle Fitness Studio. Her vision for the MOXIE Lifestyle? A balanced lifestyle that incorporates a hardcore workout that is inspirational, empowering and most importantly, fun!

Stephanie resides in Orange Beach with her husband Martin and two beautiful Siamese cats, Lilly and Tallulah. When she is not on a bike or at the barre, she enjoys living on the coast, traveling, and of course, eating at great restaurants and drinking really good wine!

  • Barre Intensity
  • Mad Dogg Athletics, Spinning
  • PiYo, Turbo Kick
  • TRX
  • West Coast Workout Signature Barre
  • Yoga Fit


Brittney Briand

Brittney Briand

Native to Lafayette, Louisiana, Brittney moved to Orange Beach in 2013.With 13 years in the hospitality industry, she considers herself a social butterfly. She shares a love of food and wine with husband, Bill, who is the executive chef of Fisher’s in Orange Beach Marina. She enjoys spending time cooking and playing with their bloodhound, Chance Boudreaux. She says she’s “incredibly thankful to be in a position to work with MOXIE and pursue a happier and healthier lifestyle, while working with amazing people and making great friends.”


Jennifer Faulk

Jennifer Faulk

Jennifer joins us from Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is certified in Barre, Pound, TRX, Group Exercise and personal training. Jennifer has been an athlete and fitness enthusiast all her life and is excited to bring a little more-more-more energy to the MOXIE team! She loves teaching classes and enhancing client performance with MOXIE Specialized training. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kenneth and running around town with her dog-baby, Max.


Jennifer Holliman

Jennifer Holliman

Originally from Houston TX, Jennifer Holliman moved to the Gulf Coast from Dallas. She was a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette, traveling and performing at numerous big events like the presidential inauguration in 2009. Jennifer has traveled and taught choreography for several different dance teams. She enjoys being a wife and mommy to 18 month old little Milly. When she isn’t training in the studio, she enjoys sharing good wine and good food with friends and family. Jennifer’s “Attitude is Everything” class offers a challenging ride with a high energy playlist, allowing you to find your inner strength and leaving you feeling energized to face your day.


Kelley West

Kelley West

Kelley moved to Orange Beach in 2017 with husband Matt and daughters Mattison (10) and Rayley (7). She holds a B.A. in Pre Med and Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University with 15 years experience in science and cardiovascular pharmaceutical industry. Kelley is AFFAA certified in personal training, Turbo Kick and P90X. When she’s not training at MOXIE, you will find her in the water! Kelley enjoys surfing, paddleboarding, fishing, kayaking and running on the beach.


Marguerite Perkinson

Marguerite Perkinson

Marguerite Perkinson began her MOXIE Ride journey as a client when MOXIE opened in Gulf Shores in 2015. Marguerite says she always enjoyed indoor cycling but really loved MOXIE’s Rhythm Ride. While taking Ride classes, she believed she could be a great instructor, but decided to find out by becoming certified and auditioning at MOXIE. Marguerite is a mom of three, wife and a classically trained pastry chef. When she isn’t making playlists, she enjoys baking cakes for others. Like most of us, Marguerite enjoys the occasional slice of pizza and glass of Pinot Grigio! Marguerite’s class is about riding to the beat of a variety of fun music that will leave you pumped up and wanting more.