Meet the instructors

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Abby

Campus Ministry Leader for CRU

Cycle Instructor

I love the environment and energy that only comes from working out in a large group.  I love feeling motivated, encouraged, and challenged by the people I teach, and I love the "we're all in this together" mentality.

Andrea

I 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 

I am a graduate student with a master's degree in disaster science and management and am currently pursuing an MBA degree. I also was a former intercollegiate athlete and am currently certified to teach BodyPump, Kickboxing, Cardio Sport, and CXWORX. I bring a lot of energy to class and always keep things challenging but fun.

Cari

Casey 

Client Service Associate at the JP Morgan Private Bank

BA in Economics from UD

Cycle Instructor

I firmly believe group fitness is the best way to reach your goals. I love a team environment and helping everyone feel motivated and confident. Cycle is a great way to condition yourself with great music and an upbeat, welcoming environment.

Chelsea 

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program

BS Athletic Training with minor in Strength and Conditioning from UD

BODYPUMP and Cycle Instructor

I love being able to show my enthusiasm and spread my passion for fitness to others. With the formats I teach, I am able to teach an endurance workout into something fun and energetic that draws participants in, keeps them engaged, and continues to want more--even when we have 32 squat pulses with no breaks. Nothing is more satisfying than your participants loving the workout, sharing their energy and enthusiasm with one another, and seeing results from the workout after being consistent over time.

Claire

Graduate student, Clinical Exercise and Physiology

BS in Exercise Science with minors in both Strength and Conditioning and Coaching Science from UD

Cycle Instructor

I love being able to meet new faces every week and be able to motivate them through a great workout. It's so nice to be able to see somebody who may be new to spin one week but by the end of the semester they come every week.

Dana
Emily

Fabrice
Frankie

Gina

Fitness Professional

Cycle Instructor

Over the years so many people have told me that I've inspired them to either be an instructor, take their fitness to the next level, or they were just too intimidated to step into the group ex room and I helped overcome that fear. Fitness is fun and shouldn't feel like a chore. The group exercise room should feel like a place where you can make friends, lose weight, get fit, be a part of a team, set goals, show off your new sneakers.

Haley 

Engineer

Zumba instructor

I am 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." 

Jaime 

Employee at the Delaware Geological Survey

BODYPUMP, UD Cycle, HIIT and Butt's N' Guts instructor

After years of taking fitness classes in graduate school and as an employee, an instructor approached me and said "I think you'd make a great instructor".  I had wanted to teach for so long but didn't have the courage to try.  She gave me that push and helped me turn my passion for personal fitness into a passion for sharing it.

Jo

UD Recreation, Fitness Coordinator

BODYPUMP and Cycle instructor

I became an instructor because I loved the way fitness made me feel inside and out and I wanted the chance to be able to share that passion with others. I enjoy the opportunity to challenge and inspire others every class.

Josh

ED resident physician at Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Cycle and BODYPUMP instructor

What I like most about teaching is the ability to get people to ENJOY wellness. It doesn't have to be a chore to go to the gym or workout. It can be fun.

Madeline
Makenzie
Martha
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.

Mike

Paige 

Graduate Student, Exceptional Children and Youth

BSEd in Elementary Education with a concentration in Middle School Math from UD

Booty Barre, Barre, Zumba

I became an instructor because I always had a passion for teaching and fitness, so why not combine the two? I can’t wait to see you all in my class!

Patrick 

Senior, elementary education major

UD Cycle, BODYPUMP

I like being able to help other work on their fitness goals no matter what they are, through a fun, challenging and supportive group fitness format. I love being able to challenge others while I challenge myself in the process. Providing a safe and open environment where we can all work together in bettering ourselves is my number one goal.

Ratna 

Professor in the School of Education

Yoga instructor

Breathing and meditative components of yoga are excellent for calming the mind, obtaining peace, resolving emotional trauma and connecting to the deep silence within. Sharing these practices gives me the pleasure that I am helping with healing at universal level.

Rita
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.

Serita

UD Health Profession Advisor

Graduate student, Health Promotion

Cycle, HIIT, Butt's N' Guts, BODYPUMP and Pilates instructor


Fitness classes provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to perform desired behavior through observation and modeling. I became an instructor to assist and motivate others toward a healthful lifestyle that includes resistance training and aerobic exercise.

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 

Professor in Plant and Soil Sciences

BODYPUMP, Cycle and Morning Mobility instructor

I became an instructor because I enjoy inspiring others to exercise. Fitness is a major part of my life and it gives me pleasure to get others enthusiastic about fitness classes.

Tess 

Senior, Economics and International Relations with minors in Spanish and Women's Studies

Yoga instructor

I was a competitive gymnast growing up, however due to injury had to retire and found yoga to heal my body and mind. Since then, I became a certified yoga instructor in power, vinyasa, and slowburn yoga in 2015. To me yoga is more than a practice, it is a community, a safe place, as well as a workout.

Tessa 

Victoria 

Senior, Chemical Engineering

Zumba and Hip Hop HIIT instructor

There is nothing better than sharing a great workout with a class of amazingly motivated group exercisers! Group exercise is such a welcoming and social environment for all fitness levels. It brings a fun aspect to fitness that makes people ten times more motivated to get to the gym. Working in that environment is such a rewarding experience!