Meet the instructors

Get to know the UD fitness instructor team!

Whitney: 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.

Christine: 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!

Sue: 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.

Jaime: Is a full-time employee at UD. She got hooked on fitness classes while earning her Master's Degree, and got up the nerve to try teaching classes in November 2011.  She teaches  Strength/Toning classes and Body Pump.

Lindsay: Lindsay is a junior Elementary Education major at the University of Delaware. She is a certified Zumba instructor and is also certified to teach Kickboxing through the International Sports Conditioning Association. Lindsay has her Group Fitness certification through AFAA. Lindsay also teaches BODYPUMP and UD Cycle.

Lizzie: Lizzie is a wonderful instructor who teaches Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Ballet Burn. She is a welcome addition to the team, and also is involved in Yoga Club.

Melissa: Melissa is a junior at the University and is certified to teach: Cycle, Butts N Guts, and Chizzled. Her classes are full of energy and she is known for encouraging and challenging her participants to be their best!

Bill: 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.

Kushbu: Kushbu teaches Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Hatha Yoga. She specializes in helping yogis and yoginis of all levels and backgrounds to get the most from their yoga practices.

Cleo: Cleo is certified in Spinning through Mad Dogg Athletics. She loves to teach UD Cycle, and has not declared her major.

Libby: 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.

Leanne: Leanne has been teaching Group Fitness classes since June, 1990. She teaches Hi/Lo aerobics, Step, CardioMix, muscle toning/sculpt, Boot Camp, and Pilates. Leanne also taught and re-created the Aerobic Instructor Training Course in 1993 and currently teaches a Group Instructor Training course. Leanne has been a Fitness Coordinator and Cheerleading coach for UD as well. She is also certified with the AACCA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors). Finally, Leanne is an accomplished gymnastics coach!

Jessy: Jessy is a new instructor on staff who is certified in Zumba! Jessy will be teaching a new class called "Hip Hop Fire".

Allison: 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!

Shayna: Shayna is a sophomore 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: Siobhan is an undergraduate who teaches Zumba! In addition to working for UD Group Fitness, this certified Zumba instructor is invovled with the Zumba club and recently obtained her certification in Bootcamp and Group Exercise.

Amanda: Amanda is a graduate student with the Physical Therapy Department. She teaches Bootcamp, and is a certified personal trainer.

Lucy: Lucy is a junior in the Exercise Science program. She teaches UD Cycle, BODYPUMP, and Pilates. She provides challenging classes that are sure to deliver amazing results!

Alex: Alex is certified to teach Zumba and is a new addition to our UD Group Fitness staff!

Chaz: Chaz is a certified personal trainer with a lot of experience in helping his clients and students get the most out of their classes and workouts! He currently teaches our Power Circuits classes on the Synergy!

John: John is a certified personal trainer who teaches Power Circuits for us! He is known for his intense cardio drills and his encouraging attitude!

Brian: Brian is a Graduate Student and currently teaches Bodypump, 20/20/20, and a new class called" Total Body Pyramids." He has great energy and his classes are always challenging AND fun!

 Emma: Emma is a new certified Yoga Instructor!

Haley: Haley is a certified Zumba Instructor!

Rita: 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. 

Jessy: Jessy teaches Hip Hop Fire, one of our newest fitness class formats. She is also a certified Zumba instructor. Her classes are full of energy, fun, great music, and sweat!

Joanna "Jo": Jo teaches Bootcamp, Power Circuit, and Kickboxing classes. She is also a sponsored New Balance athlete in the Running Division. When she is not busy teaching classes, she can be found working as a fitness supervisor or an building supervisor. She is a soon to be ACE certified personal trainer!