Donna Mastrianni, L.E.
Director of the Cloister Spa and Fitness Center
Creator of Donne & Cavalli, Skin Care for the Equestrian Athlete
Donna has been a Licensed Master Esthetician for 25 years, starting in Connecticut and studying advanced skin care in New York, California, Germany and France then landing on a beautiful resort island in Georgia called St. Simons Island. Donna is the Director of Spa and Fitness for the Forbes Five Star rated Cloister Spa at The Cloister Resort on Sea Island in Georgia and was the Executive Spa Director for WTS International opening spas across the country for 6 years. She was also a national trainer for Babor International.
Product Knowledge, Skin Care and Aromatherapy:
After developing several skin care lines for resort spas and choosing many more for spa retail outlets she found most lines are too complicated to use. Donna has created a line of botanical products called Donne & Cavalli. The products are simple yet effective on skin. The line is natural using plants and flowers in a simple base along with essential oils to clean, soften and hydrate the skin.
Donna's passion is helping women take better care of their skin as well as helping animals enhance their lives with the use of aromatherapy. Donna's 2 horses, 2 dogs and 4 cats are used to smelling and testing new oils, lotions and potions on a regular basis! All have benefited from the products and Donna can testify to that with her guests and members from around the world!
Daniel "Ox" Hocutt
Certified Personal Trainer
Ox was a 300lbs.+ collegiate athlete who through his own philosophies and theories have been able to find success in the fitness industry for over 10 years.
Managing to lose over 100 pounds, Ox found that people were interested in his thoughts on fitness and techniques used in his journey. Personal training became his passion. After becoming certified through NASM, Ox began to help others to find success in their goals through several forms of training (High Intensity Training, Olympic Style Training, TRX Training, Senior Training, etc.).
His passion is helping his clients find a pathway to their goals. A recent interest in strength training has led Ox into the field of competitive strongman events. He is the 2009 "Rage in the Cage" Strongman Champion as well as a member of the North American Strongman Association.
Ox graduated from the College of The Redwoods, Eureka, California and is certified as a personal trainer through NASM. He is also a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and TRX Trained. Ox is knowledgeable, skilled, and well versed in the field of fitness and eager to assist anyone in achieving success!
Joyce Mattox, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Sea Island Nutritionist Joyce Mattox's enthusiasm for healthy vibrant life is contagious. She enjoys helping you assess your present lifestyle to make small changes that will really enhance your energy for life including your favorite sports.
Joyce studied Psychology at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by her Masters in Food, Nutrition and Institution Management. During and after her training, she worked as a Consumer Advisor for Cuisinarts, teaching cooking schools throughout the Southeast. Another rewarding job was working as a high-risk nutritionist in pediatric, maternal and internal medicine clinics. Later she wrote grants and set up wellness programs in companies. She has been enjoying and been inspired by working at Sea Island since 1991. She taught yoga and water aerobics also. Her training at the Culinary Institute of American in Healthy Cuisine is something she also wants to share with you. Joyce is originally from eastern North Carolina along with her husband Huitt who is a Gastroenterologist. She laughingly says, "Guts R Us." Their sons Everett and Dexter were born in 1987 and 1989 and have truly taught her a lot about life.
Mattox's mission is to help you discover how easy and rewarding eating healthily is.
Marie E. Artman. M.ED.
Master Pilates Instructor
Marie has taught a variety of dance and fitness classes for over 28 years. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Education in Dance Therapy and a Master of Education in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. She also has completed doctorate work in exercise physiology. Marie has extensive training it the Pilates Method and holds international certificates through Polestar Education and the Pilates Method Alliance. She is a sought after public speaker and has presented internationally in Italy and Wales for the International Spa Association.
Marie has produced two successful exercise videos in her career. Most recently she studied in New York City with legendary Zena Rommett and was certified in her Floor Barre Ballet technique. She is also a certified Zumba instructor. She has been teaching at Sea Island for 14 years and is the proprietor of the Pilates Loft, a machine-based studio, on St. Simons Island.
Certified Personal Trainer
Trish has been involved in the fitness industry for over 13 years and has strived to incorporate classes and programs that enable her clients to improve balance, flexibility, and control. Her goal is to assist in developing exercise and life strategies which will keep you young and young at heart!
"We get one body and what we put in, we get out!"
Trish's certifications include: AFAA Personal Training, AFFA Group Training, Reebok and Star Trac Group Cycling, Trekking Treadmill Training, Gliding Master Training, Zumba, Flexible Strength, Water training, Peak Pilates Move Training, Pilates Reformer Training, Balance and Stability Training, and Sport Specific and Agility Training.