Featured Instructor of the Month: Heather Rider
Congratulations to Heather Rider, this month’s Featured Instructor of the Month! Heather is the lead instructor at New Mexico Krav Maga, the only Krav Maga Alliance affiliate in New Mexico. Heather has been a fitness trainer and instructor as her only job for over fifteen years. She was a reebok master trainer and was featured in many magazines such as Self, Glamour and Shape. While living in New York City and Los Angeles, Heather taught step, boot camp, spinning and body shaping classes.
In 2001, in Los Angeles , Heather found a whole new way to stay fit and to get safe by taking her first Krav Maga class. Heather instantly loved krav maga and eventually started teaching bag classes at Krav Maga Alliance in Culver City.
In 2010 Heather moved to NM and searched for a Krav Maga school. When she found out that there was none she decided to get certified to teach. Since then, three of her students have become Alliance certified and one has become certified to teach kids krav.
New Mexico Krav Maga regularly holds women’s self defense seminars to raise money for women’s shelters. They also hold week long camps for kids in the summer and spring break. Heather enjoys hiking, teaching spinning and punching her punching Bob for exercise!