University Recreation
Fitness and Instructional Programs

Group Fitness Instructors

  • AJ

    AJ

    Group Fitness Instructor

    AJ is a junior at Seattle University and is majoring in Digital Design. His passion for fitness started when he first moved to the US 3 years ago from Saudi Arabia. AJ continued to be more eager to expand his knowledge about fitness, and decide to become certified as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. AJ loves teaching because of seeing he feels joy from seeing his class participants happy with what they are doing.

    Current Classes

    Monday/Thursday: Tabata Bootcamp 6:15-7:00pm 

     

    Anne

    Anne

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Anne is a full time fitness professional certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and YogaFit. She recently added an ACE MindBody certification to her repertoire. Her experience spans ten years and four universities. She truly believes that "health is the greatest wealth" and thus strives to offer a fun and safe workout so that participants can keep up with it for a lifetime! Expect to maximize your time with a full-body, mood-lifting workout in Anne's classes. 

    Current Classes

    Tuesday/Thursday: Redhawk Fit 7:30-8:30am

    Ben

    Ben

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Ben is currently a sophomore, Sports and Exercise Science major. Playing soccer throughout childhood in his hometown near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has always enjoyed being active and staying fit. Looking for a new venue for exercise, Ben began taking cycling classes at Seattle University. After enjoying the energy and effort required for indoor cycling, he decided to become a certified cycling instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. His classes are high energy, ever-evolving, and a fun time for all skill levels. Ben is looking to use his education and experience here at UREC to pursue a career in sports medicine.

    Current Classes

    Tuesday/Wednesday Cycling 6:30-7:15pm

    Friday: Cycling 5:15-6:00pm

    Christin

    Christin

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Helping others to reach their goal of living a healthy, active lifestyle is what excites Christin every day. Christin has been teaching group fitness classes since 2006 and holds many credentials including a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and the following nationally recognized certifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Exercise instructor, Yogafit level 1 and 2 and ZUMBA basics.  Christin strives to make everyone feel comfortable and successful and have a ton of fun in her classes.

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Pilates 12:15-1:00pm

                   Redhawk Fit 4:15-5:00pm

    Claire G

    Claire G

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Claire is a senior at SU pursuing degrees in Environmental Studies and Philosophy.  She first experienced yoga at a young age with her dad, and has been teaching classes for students, staff, and varsity athletes since 2012.  She is inspired by her students and fellow teachers, and is excited to continue to learn and share her love of yoga this year at the Eisiminger Fitness Center.  Claire teachers a Hatha Vinyasa style of yoga, which blends breath work with stationary poses through movement.

    Current Classes

    Wednesday/Friday: Yoga Flow 7:15-8:15am

    Claire M

    Claire M

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Claire received a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification in Vinyasa Flow yoga from YogaLife Studios in 2010 and has been teaching ever since. She started practicing yoga as rehab from a torn hamstring, and now seeks to combine the musicality and discipline of her background in classical ballet and modern dance with the centering practices of yoga. Claire’s classes combine breath work, held stretches and vigorous flow. She strives to bring humor, challenge and great music to every class. All are welcome- you just have to show up, be curious and breathe!

    Current Classes

    Monday: Yoga Flow 7:30-8:30am

    Friday: Power Yoga 4:00-5:00pm

    Darcy

    Darcy

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Darcy is a certified yoga therapist and instructor through The American Viniyoga Institute. She has practiced a variety of yoga styles over the last decade and for the last five years has concentrated her study on yoga anatomy, yoga for specific conditions, and adapting yoga in group contexts to serve a wide variety of body types and abilities. Her goals are to help students safely develop strength and flexibility, find relief from the stress of busy lives, and experience the focused attention and increased well-being yoga can offer. She loves noodles, cake and a good book on a rainy afternoon.

    Current Classes

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Mindful Yoga 12:15-1:00pm

    Emily

    Emily

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Emily teaches classes that work to cultivate a greater mind-body awareness through exploring the body's potential. After practicing religiously for six years, Emily began teaching in April 2013. She is a certified YogaFit Instructor, and is in the process of completing her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher training trough Live, Love, Flow.  As a graduate in Psychology, she hopes to utilize yoga as a mode of therapy and a catalyst for personal development. Emily's classes integrate balancing postures, conscious breathing, and fun, fluid sequences to offer the space and opportunity to enhance body strength and flexibility. 

    Current Classes

    Monday: Power Yoga8:15-9:15pm

    Wednesday: Yoga Flow 7:30-8:30pm

    Janie

    Janie

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Janie has a background in dance: jazz, Latin, and Ballroom.  She is certified in Zumba Basic 1, Zumba Toning, and Zumba Core. She loves the combination of the fitness and dance workout.  She hopes to share her passion for dance and fun. 

    Current Classes

    Monday: ZUMBA 7:15-8:00pm

    Kate

    Kate

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Kate is an undergraduate student at Seattle University and currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. After coming to Seattle for school, she met many wonderful people who helped and encouraged her to pursue the yoga lifestyle further. Kate’s practiced deepened, which encouraged her to get certified through YogaFit in 2013. Her practice continues to deepen each day and she aspires to share her passion for yoga with others!

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Power Yoga 5:15-6:15pm

    Louise

    Louise

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Louise is a graduate of Seattle University Nursing School and has been teaching yoga at SU since 2002.  Louise received her Yoga Teaching Certificate from Samadhi Yoga in Seattle.  Louise brings her education as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist and Five Element Acupuncturist to her teaching.  Louise stresses the importance of relaxation to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit.  Louise believes that we can free our body as we free our mind.

    Current Classes

    Thursday: Restorative Yoga 5:00-6:00pm

    Margaret

    Margaret

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Margaret is an undergraduate student at Seattle University majoring in accounting. She is a certified YogaFit Level One instructor and teaches the Yoga Flow class. You’ll also see Margaret working the front desk position at Seattle University Recreation Center, Live Love Flow yoga studio, and Barre3 exercise studio. Yoga has changed her life by helping her find balance, and she is eager to share that with others in the Seattle University community. Margaret loves meeting the variety of people at the studios and in her classes, and is inspired by them everyday. 

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Yoga Flow 7:30-8:30pm

    Megan

    Megan

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Certified through YogaFit, Megan emphasizes students allowing themselves to detach from their daily stresses, reconnecting with their breath and calming mental turmoil.  Sequences include a mix of fiery effort and slower, held postures.  Megan is a Political Science major at SU.

    Current Classes

    Monday: Yoga Flow 5:00-6:00

    Michelle

    Michelle

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Michelle is currently a professional Belly dancer and Bollywood dancer, have been salsa dancing since 2007, belly dancing since 2008 Bollywood dancing since 2011, certified in teaching Zumba fitness since 2007. She is just a little dance crazy.

    Current Classes

    Wednesday: ZUMBA 4:15-5:00pm

    Petra

    Petra

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Petra grew up in Austria and came to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, and then taught in the Master’s of Education program at Antioch University Seattle. While her work with adults around equity and oppression was engaging and challenging, she wanted to reach students in a more holistic manner. Petra loves teaching yoga and creating space for students to feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually transformed and empowered. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in 2013 and has been teaching yoga classes at universities, yoga studios, and health clinics since then. Her classes focus on alignment, sustaining health, and finding fun and love in yoga.

     

    Current Classes

    Monday: Restorative Yoga 6:15-7:15am

    Tuesday: Power Yoga 6:15-7:15am

    Wednesday: Restorative Yoga 5:15-6:15pm

    Thursday: Yoga Flow 12:15-1:00pm

    Sydney

    Sydney

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Sydney is a Sports and Exercise Science major originally from Eastern Washington. She has been a cycling enthusiast for more than three years, and is excited to now share her passion with others. Growing up she danced ballet, participated in competitive dance teams, and has even taken the Key Arena court with Seattle University's dance team. She received her G.E.A.R cycling training in early 2014.  

    Current Classes

    Wednesday: Cycling 6:15-7:00am

    Rury

    Rury

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Rury is currently a sophomore at SU and is studying Sports and Exercise Science. She was born in Korea and moved to Guam when she was 8 years old. Rury loves taking group fitness classes and doing different workouts. Rury has been teaching Zumba since 2012. Rury’s Zumba classes include a lot of reggaeton (Latin hip-hop) and high intensity songs. She love teaching at UREC because the students are always full of energy and are eager to work out!

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: AQUA ZUMBA 5:15-6:15pm

    Saturday: ZUMBA 9:30-10:30am