Recreational Sports

Meeting the Trainers & Instructors

Trainers

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Troy Brown - Personal Training Program Supervisor
Certifications: 
•NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Year in College: Sophomore (Athletic Training Major)
What I love about Personal Training/Why I became a Trainer: "The sense of a team as we workout together. So i can help people by doing stuff I love."

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Miljan Kekovic
Certifications: 
•Certified Personal Trainer
•AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America)
•Emergency Response
•Group Resistance Training: Circuit Training
•Jillian Michaels: Need Motivation?
•Jillian Michaels: Making the Cut

What I love about Personal Training/Why I became a Trainer: I became a trainer because I believe that working out can change someone’s life. And I like seeing it every day. A person needs motivation, knowledge about working out and the removal of barriers in order to maximize the outcome of working out. This is why trainers can help you overcome.
 
 

Group Fitness Instructors

 

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Rebecca Moon - Group Fitness Program Supervisor
Classes Taught/Certifications: HIIT The Barre, Cycle & Strength, Core Crunch (Certs: Barre, Cycle, and Zumba)
Year in College: Junior (Nursing)
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I love inspiring people to be the best version of themselves. I became an instructor because I love the energy that GX offers!"

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Claire Vinot
Claire's interest in yoga practice began in 1970 and became a passion studying with numerous notable practioners who reputably studied with renown Masters: Sri B.K.S. Iyengar who developed Restorative Yoga and K. Pattabhi Jois who developped the Ashtanga Sysyem of Patanjali.  She is thankful to all her teachers and is grateful to share the experience of some 20 years in Hatha Yoga and a life time yoga sadhana. 

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Piumi Naurunna
Classes Taught/Certifications: Zumba
Year in College: Junior (Biomedical Science)
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I love meeting new people. I became an instructor because I create the movements I want and also learning from the participant as well."

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Jensen DeGrande
Classes Taught/Certifications: Sunrise Spin (Certification: Indoor Cycling & Primary Group Fitness)
Year in College: Junior 
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I love group fitness because it is a great wat to relieve stress in a comfortable environment. I became a group fitness instructor because I love helping people meet their goals."

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Rachel Ramsey 
Classes Taught/Certifications: Piloxing
Year in College: Junior/Transfer (Associates in Kinesiology)
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I started Group Fitness classes because I love helping others learn to have fun and be healthy."

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Michelle Guadjardo
Classes Taught/Certifications: Zumba
Year in College: Junior
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "What I love about Group Fitness is it brings people together who loves the same things. The reason why I became an instructor is because I love fitness. I love meeting great and new people."

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Hannah Stiles 
Classes Taught/Certifications: Yoga 
Year in College: Senior
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "The sense of a team as we workout together. So i can help people by doing stuff I love."

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Joey Padilla 
Classes Taught/Certifications: Insanity 
Year in College: Senior (Kinesiology Major)

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Nicola Cooper
Classes Taught/Certifications: Zumba (Certifications: Zumba)
Year in College: Senior (Environmental Science and Biology Major, Chemistry Minor)
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "Zumba is a way for person's of all backgrounds and languages to come together & share 1 common passion...MUSIC! Laughter, Fun, and Exercise all have a place in group fitness."
 

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Victoria Lopez
Classes Taught/Certifications: Zumba
Year in College: Sophomore
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I love group fitness and Zumba because it allows people to work out and have fun, as well as meet new people."

 

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Kelsey Leggett - Fitnes and Wellness Coordinator
Classes Taught/Certifications: Cycling Intervals/AFAA Certified
Year in College: Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
What I love about Group Fitness/Why I became and Instructor: "I love group fitness because of the team dynamic it brings! Working out as a group is so much more motivating and fun than working out alone."