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Our Instructors

Our instructors are nationally certified and have passed an extensive training process. They are happy to talk with you about reaching your fitness goals (or just hear about your day) before or after class.

Become a Group Exercise Instructor

Approximately 10 new students join us for our Instructor-In-Training Program each semester. This is a semester-long program with no prior experience required. Apply via Handshake for the spring semester.

Omar Baraket

Omar Baraket

Major: Marketing/Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
Certifications: Zumba, Latin Dances
Interesting Fact: I am the Zumba co-originator in North Africa!

Kate Beckman

Kate Beckman

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: Schwinn Cycle
Interesting Fact: I have three poodles.

Lizzie Broome

Lizzie Broome

Major: Exercise Science & Psychology
Certifications: Body Combat, Yoga fit, Pound
Interesting Fact: I can rap the fast part of Fergalicious. 

Clayton Buckaloo

Clayton Buckaloo

Major: International Business and GSCOM
Certifications: General Formats, Cycle
Interesting Fact: I’m a water-ballerina with my own personal nose plugs.

Aimee Calcutt

Aimee Calcutt  

Major: MSW, Master’s of Social Work
Certifications: BODYATTACK
Interesting Fact: Diet coke, dark chocolate and coffee are the things that keep me going!

Donna Davis

Donna Davis

Major: Psychology
Certifications: Yoga
Interesting Fact: I rescue and foster Great Danes!

Ally Elicone

Ally Elicone

Major: Exercise Science, Pre-PT
Certifications: BODYPUMP, Xtreme Fit, Pilates
Interesting Fact: I learned how to ski before I could walk!

Chloe Evans

Chloe Evans  

Major: Dance Performance & Choreography
Certifications: Zumba & BodyPump
Interesting Fact: I’m a total Harry Potter nerd.

Olivia Finnegan

Olivia Finnegan  

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: Cycle, ACE, HIIT Fit, TRX, Yoga
Interesting Fact: I love the ocean.

Kaylan Frame

Kaylan Frame

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: Schwinn Cycle & TRX
Interesting Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute.

Dom Francis

Dom Francis 

Major: MPH: Health Services Policy and Management
Certifications: TRX
Interesting Fact: I liked being Spider-Man so much as a child (on Halloween), that I bought three different costumes. I kept growing out of the costume and just kept asking for another one.

Zoe Grooms

Zoe Grooms

Major: Exercise Science
Certifications: TRX, Health Fitness Specialist
Interesting Fact: My first camping trip was when I was six months old.

Kayla Goumas

Kayla Goumas

Major: Exercise Science, Pre-PT
Certifications: BODYPUMP, Cycle, Xtreme Fit, TRX
Interesting Fact: My favorite ice cream is Double Dunker… 10/10 would recommend.

Greer Heinzen

Greer Heinzen

Major: Nursing
Certifications: BodyPump, TRX, Cycle
Interesting Fact: I’ve been playing guitar for nine years.

Meghan Holst

Meghan Holst

Major: MSPH - Epidemiology
Certifications: Cycle, BodyCombat, General Formats, HydroFit
Interesting Fact: No one likes cats more than me.

Meagan Horres

Meagan Horres

Major: Visual Communications
Certifications: Barre, Total Strength
Interesting Fact: If I could eat oatmeal for every meal, I would do so.

Hailey Ingraham

Hailey Ingraham

Major: Broadcast Journalism
Certifications: Zumba, BodyPump, Barre
Interesting Fact: I am my happiest at concerts (festivals are a bonus)!

Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings

Major: International Business & Accounting
Certifications: Schwinn Cycle and General Formats
Interesting Fact: I released a Christian rap album on Spotify (Day By Day by N-63) my sophomore year of high school.

Carly Jermon

Carly Jermon

Major: Management, Marketing, Finance
Certifications: BodyPump, BodyCombat, General Formats, NASM CPT
Interesting Fact: I could eat chips and queso for the rest of my life if I had to.

Mackenzie Johnson

Mackenzie Johnson

Major: Public Health
Certifications: TRX, Yoga, Schwinn Cycle
Interesting Fact: I have rewatched all 13 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy at least four times.

Caitlin Jones

Caitlin Jones

Major: Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Percussion Performance
Certifications: ACE, Bodypump, PTAGlobal
Interesting Fact: My two favorite things are the beach and my dog!

Michele Josey

Michele Josey

Major: PhD Epidemiology
Certifications: Zumba
Interesting Fact: I love french fries!

Shelly Mamo

Shelly Mamo

Major: MPH in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Classes: BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYATTACK, TRX, Cycle, Yoga, HIIT, Bootcamp
Interesting Fact: Things that bring me extreme happiness include: chocolate, pugs and fuzzy blankets.

Katie McCarthy

Katie McCarthy

Major: Public Health with minors in Business Administration and Education Counseling Certifications: Barre, Cycle and Zumba
Interesting Fact:
I can lick my elbow!

Summer Oltman

Summer Oltman

Major: Psychology
Certifications:
HIIT Fit, Xtreme Fit, Hydro Fit, Total Strength
Interesting Fact:
I have a passion for boxing/kickboxing.

Brooke Rakowski

Brooke Rakowski

Major: Broadcast Journalism
Certifications: TRX & Barre
Interesting Fact: I went hiking for elephants in the Huai Nam Dang National Park and taught English in remote villages in Thailand and Laos.

Lauren Reid

Lauren Reid 

Major: PhD in Epidemiology
Certifications: General Formats, Zumba, STRONG
Interesting Fact: My favorite show is Scandal. I'm going to cry real tears when it ends.

Brittoni Reynolds

Brittoni Reynolds

Major: Associate Director of Campus Recreation
Certifications: BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, TRX, Cycle, YogaFit
Interesting Fact: I’ve been to Disney World at least 20 times in the past three years.

Anna Salmon

Anna Salmon

Major: Global Supply Chain & Operations Management, Marketing
Certifications: HIIT Fit, Cycle, Cardio Kickboxing
Interesting Fact: I’m also a huge Virginia Tech fan!

Kendall Smith

Kendall Smith

Major: Masters in Human Resources
Certifications: Cycle and TRX
Interesting Fact: I FaceTime my dogs at least twice a week.

Sabrina Smithwick

Sabrina Smithwick

Major: Accounting & International Business
Certifications: Bodypump, ACE
Interesting Fact: I drink an abnormal amount of coffee every day.

Chrissy Strow

Chrissy Strow

Major: Fitness Coordinator
Certifications: BODYPUMP, TRX, Cycle, HIIT, Xtreme Fit, Barre, Yoga, Zumba
Interesting Fact: My guilty pleasure is binge watching Pretty Little Liars.

Aditi Tailor

Aditi Tailor 

Major: Global Supply Chain and Operations Management/Accounting/French
Certifications: Cycle, TRX
Interesting Fact: I eat a crazy amount of bananas daily (throw in some peanut butter and the number increases even more significantly)!

Ali Turetzky

Ali Turetzky

Major: Public Relations, Dance Minor
Certifications: Barre, Cycle, ACE
Interesting Fact: I am a die-hard Warriors fan.