Meet the instructors
Get to know the UD fitness instructor team!
|Christine (CK) is the Assistant Director of Recreation and oversees the fitness programs and fitness facilities at UD. She has a degree in exercise science and masters in Health Studies. She is certified through ACE in personal training and group exercise and is also a Crossfit level 1 coach. She teaches UD Cycle, when free time allows!||Whitney is the Fitness Coordinator for Recreation and helps oversee the fitness programs and facilities here at UD. She is certified to teach: Cycling, Kickboxing, Pilates, Bootcamp, BODYPUMP, and other formats. Whitney is also an avid bodybuilder and competes in the NPC Figure Division.|
|Alex is certified to teach Zumba and is a new addition to our UD Group Fitness staff!||Allison is a new instructor on the UD Fitness team! She is a Dietetics major, and teaches: 3,2,1 Cardio, Butts N' Guts, and Circuit Kickboxing!|
|Bill received his yoga certification through Integrated Yoga Therapy, and is also a certified Thai Yoga specialist. Bill has been teaching yoga for over 12 years, at UD. His yoga style is a form of Hatha yoga that combines elements of Kripalu yoga and Iyengar yoga. Bill encourages each person to accept his/her personal, unique challenges and to practice yoga from a perspective of self-observation, non-judgmental participation, and a willingness to grow and learn as body, mind, and breath become integrated.||Brian is a graduate student with a master's degree in disaster science and management and is currently pursuing an MBA degree. He also was a former intercollegiate athlete who currently teaches BodyPump and Kickboxing. He has great energy and his classes are always challenging but fun.|
|Cleo is a certified cycling instructor through Cycle Fusion. She has been teaching for over three years and loves leading motivational and rigorous workout classes. Upon graduation from the business school, she hopes to take some time to travel and of course continue cycling.||Emma is a dedicated yoga instructor who received her certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. A former gymnast, Emma specializes in creating high-intensity, physically challenging classes using creative pose sequences and transitions. She stresses the importance of the breath and encourages participants to practice self-awareness and self-acceptance both on and off the mat. Her empowering classes are sure to leave you feeling sweaty and rejuvenated!|
|Haley is a a recent graduate of the University of Delaware and engineer in Wilmington, who lives by the motto "you can have fun while getting a great work out." She is certified to teach Zumba.||Jaime has been teaching fitness classes since 2011. She is a certified BODYPUMP instructor and also teaches HIIT and strength/toning. When not teaching/taking fitness classes or training for half marathons, she works full-time as a geologist at UD.
|Jessica graduated from James Madison University in 2001 with a degree in Psychology and Speech Communication and is passionate about people and helping them live better lives. Struggling with her own weight and health issues as a young child, she found a passion for working out and added that aspect to life. Once she moved to DE 6 years ago, she became a licensed ZUMBA instructor, a certified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor, and an ACE certified personal trainer. She hopes to continue her own journey as well as encourage and train others to meet their goals and find their own passion for healthy living.||Jessy is a new instructor on staff who is certified in Zumba! Jessy will be teaching a new class called "Hip Hop Fire".|
|Jo "Joanna" is a NCCPT certified personal trainer who teaches Power Circuit, HIIT, Uppercut, and Kettlebell. Jo is a sponsored New Balance Athlete, and is member of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol.||Kushbu is a senior and is a Psychology major with a minor in Religious Studies. Khushbu teaches Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She specializes in helping yogis and yoginis of all levels and backgrounds to get the most from their yoga practices and hopes to show them how much fun yoga really is!|
Leanne is ACSM certified as an Exercise Leader and Health/Fitness Director. She is also a certified Pilates instructor that has been teaching group fitness for 26 years. Leanne also taught and re-created the Aerobic Instructor Training Course in 1993. She currently teaches boot camp, step, tabata, cardio muscle, and toning classes.
|Libby is certified in spinning and teaches UD cycle. She is a sophomore at the University, and is majoring in communications. Libby’s classes are full or energy, and she is a very motivating instructor.|
|Lizzie is a wonderful instructor who teaches Power Yoga. She is a welcome addition to the team, and enjoys getting to know each of her participants. Lizzie is a senior Dietetics major, and hopes to open her own private practice and yoga studio in the future.||Lucy is a senior in the Exercise Science program. She teaches UD Cycle, BODYPUMP, and Pilates. She provides challenging classes that are sure to deliver amazing results!|
Melissa is a senior at the university and she teaches Butts N Guts, Cycle, Bodypump, Core Conditioning, and Pilates. Her classes are full of energy and she is known for encouraging and challenging her participants to be their best!
|Nikki is a senior at UD and has been teaching UD Cycle for 3 years now. She believes in motivating through music and designs her cycle classes around fun, upbeat songs.|
Rachel M is certified in cycle fusion and is the queen of morning cycle classes at UD. Come to her morning cycle classes for your weekly dose of sunshine and cardio! Rachel is in the Criminal Justice and Sociology programs on campus, and is very involved in Student Life.
|Rita is certified through ACE in personal training and group exercise. She has been a group fitness instructor for 5+ years and is certified to teach: BodyPump, Cycling, Pilates, Barre, Tabata Bootcamp and TRX.|
|Sammi is a newly certified Cycle Instructor!
|Serita is a newly certified UD Cycle instructor completing graduate studies in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Her interests include health disparities, community resilience, and social determinants of health. Serita's classes are known for dynamic music and positive energy. #comegetsome|
|Shayna is a senior at UD, studying Health Behavioral Science. She has her Zumba Instructor Certification as well as her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Shayna motivates others to challenge themselves because she knows that the outcome is incredibly rewarding, both physically and mentally. Her goal is to make her class participants feel empowered, strong and sexy, and proud of themselves!||Siobhan is a Junior nursing major who teaches Ballet Tone and Zumba and has her certification in Bootcamp and Group Exercise! She has been working with UD Group Fitness for two years now and loves sharing her passion for fitness and her high energy teaching style with all of her participants.|
Sue is a UD cycle and yoga instructor. She took spin instruction training from the YWCA and a course with Mad Dog. Sue has been practicing yoga for over ten years with Michael Fahey, an Iyengar instructor. She helped start the Triathlon Training Program at UD and is the faculty advisor for the student Tri Club. When she is not at the gym, Sue works on campus in Plant and Soil Science.