Payton completed Club Greenwood’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in May 2022 and is also a Les Mills Certified Group Fitness instructor. In high school and college, Payton ran Cross Country and Track and water skied competitively for Missouri State. After college, she experienced burn out from running, and wanted to find new ways to workout. A friend introduced her to a gym where she walked into her first group fitness class and instantly fell in love. Payton wants to create an inclusive environment for all levels from beginners to athletes. Payton enjoys water skiing, running and spending time with her family and three children.