Meet the instructors

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Andrea B. started exploring yoga in her 20’s in an attempt to ‘find herself.’  She tried several different styles of yoga and as many different teachers as she could. She found that each one offered a unique experience, but it was Vinyasa flow that spoke to her and she began to seek out teachers of that style.

"Vinyasa flow is designed to build strength and flexibility.  On my mat I felt challenged and often humbled; off my mat I began to feel stronger and more confident – a lovely balance of strength and ease." 

In an effort to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga, she completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program guided by Yogi Susan Smith, founder of One-Yoga.  Through the YTT program she gained so much more than teaching skills- she learned how to live consciously in the present moment- which she strives to do daily, through asana practice, meditation and breath awareness.

In her classes, she encourages students to greet their mat each day with an attitude of self-acceptance and gratitude. For it is in honoring our bodies that we can begin to see and embrace the unique gifts that this life has given us. 

 

Bill 

 

 

 

 

 

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 certified to teach BodyPump, Kickboxing, Cardio Sport, and CXWORX. He has great energy and his classes are always challenging but fun.

 

 

Casey is a junior Economics major and a new cycle instructor at UD. Her original passions were swimming and running, but cycling is taking over. Her goal is to create a fun, high energy but challenging environment to help improve people at all fitness levels. Casey believes that group fitness is a great way to motivate people to push themselves further! 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea is a Junior at UD majoring in Athletic Training and minoring in Strength and Conditioning. She is newly certified in BodyPump and currently works at the CSB as front desk supervisor, fitness supervisor, and building supervisor. She hopes to get certified in personal training and more group fitness classes in the future!

 

Claire is a UD Junior majoring in Exercise Science with minors in Coaching Science and Strength and Conditioning. She recently completed her NASM Personal Training certification program this summer. She is a dedicated athlete and avid runner.  She looks forward to sharing her passion and motivating others to stay fit by working out.  

 

 

 

 

 

Daniella is a freshman studying Neuroscience. She has been practicing yoga for over four years and is a YogaWorks certified instructor. She is very enthusiastic about sharing her passion for yoga with others and hopes to get certified in more specific branches in the near future. 

 

Frankie 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny is a junior majoring in Health Behavior Sciences. Her career aspiration is to become an Occupational Therapist.  She is a certified Zumba instructor, as well as a certified Gymnastics teacher.

 

 

Josh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim is a senior majoring in Dietetics. She teaches HIIT & Boxing and is also a personal trainer.

 

Kyle has a master’s degree in College Student Development and works as a Residence Hall Coordinator at the University of Delaware. He has competed in several marathons and triathlons across the country. Kyle teaches cycling and loves to talk about running, shoes, and training schedules. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren is a sophomore and is newly certified in BodyPump!

 

Lindsay graduated from UD with degrees in biology and dietetics and is now pursing her Master's in Human Nutrition. She is certificated in spinning and completed her 200-hour yoga certification. She is full of energy and promises to leave you feeling strong, sweaty and smiling whether you take her yoga or cycle class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha has been at the University for 20 years and is a Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, and the Director of the Delaware Institute of Excellence in Early Childhood. Martha teaches Zumba and Aqua Zumba.

 

Mikayla is a junior elementary education major concentrating in special education and minoring in human development and family studies. She has been certified to teach Zumba Basic since March of 2013, Aqua Zumba since July of 2015 and most recently Zumba Step in March of 2016. She is the president of UD’s Zumba Club and enjoys sharing her passion and positivity through her Zumba classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paige is a Junior Elementary Education major and has been licensed to teach Zumba since June 2014. She is a new member of the instructor team here at UD and is excited to spread the "Zumba Love" to all of her classes! She loves participating in fun group fitness classes and cannot wait to instruct them! 

 

Patrick is a Sophomore elementary education major with a minor in music performance on trumpet.  He certified in indoor cycling and teaches UD cycle.  Patrick is a triathlete that has accomplished two 70.3 Ironman distance race and dozens of local races.  His interest include running, biking, swimming, and all outdoor activities.  He looks to bring energy to all his classes with great routines, designed to allow riders to push themselves to get the results they want.

 

 

 

 

 

Priscilla is a junior Dietetics major with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer and recently certified in Cardio Sport and CXWORX. 

 

Ratna has been practicing yoga for over thirty years. She has practiced yoga from different traditions: Iyengar yoga, S-VYASA India, and Life in Yoga Institute. She has a yoga teaching certification from the Life in Yoga Institute and enjoys teaching and practicing yoga. Ratna is a Professor in the School of Education and serves as the faculty advisor for the UD Yoga Club. She is also a member of the board of directors for Life in Yoga Institute Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosalie is sophomore double majoring in Communications and French. A former dancer, she naturally transitioned into yoga after discovering its magic. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia, giving her a firm traditional background in Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga. She combines that knowledge with her experience in dance to create beautiful, energizing, and invigorating flows. Connecting breath with movement, you will leave feeling healed and restored - mind, body, and spirit.

 

Sami teaches Cycle and BODYPUMP! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serita has a Master's in Public Policy and is a health professions advisor at the University of Delaware's Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies. Her interests include chronic disease and behavioral health, particularly nutrition consumption and physical activity among African American men. She teaches UD Cycle, BODYPUMP, Pilates, HIIT formats, Cardio Sport, and Kettlebell. She is also certified in TRX. Serita's classes are known for dynamic music and positive energy! #comegetsome

 

 

Stephanie A. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie P. returned to college to pursue a degree in Behavioral Health Science and minors in Nutrition and Strength Conditioning. She feels extremely fortunate that the second half of her life can mirror her passions and aims to inspire others to work towards and achieve their fitness and health goals. She's an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Barre Instructor. You can find Stephanie teaching Bootcamp & Barre Burn at the University.

 

 

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. 

 

         

Tess is double majoring in International Relations and Economics and is a dedicated yogini. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in hot vinyasa and slowburn yoga and has a background in ashtanga yoga.The former gymnast, uses elements of flexibility, strength, and most importantly breath to create a calming class in hopes that everyone will leave with a clear mind, open heart, and sweaty clothes.

 

Tessa is a Junior at UD studying Neuroscience. She trained in contemporary ballet professionally at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet training program in San Francisco, but a back injury ended her time there. She wanted to find an alternative way to stay fit so she started cycling last summer. She loved it so much that she decided to get certified. She hopes people discover the amazing power of cycle through her high energy, music filled, sweat inducing class!

         

Victoria is an undergraduate student at UD studying chemical engineering with a minor in biology, and she is very excited to start teaching with the gym! Victoria is certified to teach Zumba Fitness and has been teaching with UD Zumba Club since her freshman year. She is planning to get certified in general group fitness classes as well. Victoria can't wait to spread positivity and Zumba love in her fitness classes at UD.

     

 

 

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