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Meet our Instructors

Monica Sanders

From: Cedar Springs, MI

Degree: Business Administration and Liberal Arts & Sciences

Certifications: Certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor, Certified WERQ Instructor, CPR Certified

Favorite class to take/teach: Zumba and WERQ

Interesting fact: Licensed to teach the following Zumba® specialties: ZumbAtomic®, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Sentao

Shannon Kaza

Hometown: Flint, MI

Degree: BBA-Finance, University of Michigan

Certifications: 200 hour Yoga certification, 102 hour Pilates Certification

Favorite Class to take/teach: Yoga Flow

Interesting Fact: I've been married to my high school sweetheart since 1991

Beth Damon

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Degree: BA Physical Education from Hope College/ MA Education Curriculum from Cornerstone University

Certifications: Yogafit 1 and 2, Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Mat Pilates, Precision Cycling, Zumba 1,2 and Gold, Kickboxing, Qignition, Hip Hop Hustle.

Favorite class to take/teach: all of the above

Interesting Fact: Teaching and my children are the passions in my life

Lee McLaughlin

Hometown: Chelsea, MI

Degree: BS in Clinical Exercise Science, currently obtaining M.Ed. in Higher Education

Certifications: TRX certified, Maddog Spinning, First Aid, CPR/AED through American Red Cross

Favorite class to take/teach: I am so passionate about introducing TRX to everyone and will always continue to love teaching Spinning classes!

Interesting Fact: I have lived all over the country!

Emily Iddins

Hometown: Corunna, IN

Degree: Emily will receive her BS in Exercise Science-Health and Fitness Instruction

Certifications: SPIN certified instructor, CPR/First Aid

Favorite class to take/teach: SPIN

Interesting Fact: She loves how she is constantly challenged to motivate others in new ways and how helping them expands her own knowledge of the field

Carol Sloan

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Degree: BS Industrial Engineering; MA Human Resource Development; In April 2013- M Ed

Certifications: Spinning

Favorite Class to take/teach: Spinning of course!

Interesting Fact: I have about 1000 t-shirts (mostly vacation mementos and sports teams) :)

Ouen Hunter

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Degree: BS Psychology, MS BioStatistics

Certifications: SPINNING Star 2, YogaFit level 1, AFAA Primary Group Exercise

Favorite Class to take/teach: SPINNING and Yoga

Interesting Fact: In addition to English, I speak Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay fluently.

Dustin Mier

Hometown: Madison Heights, MI

Degree: BS Biomedical Sciences(Microbiology emphasis), BS Exercise Science (Clinical Exercise Science Emphasis), Minor Biology

Certifications: ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, SPIN Certified

Favorite Class to take/teach: Spinning strength/interval rides, Small group circuit training

Interesting Fact: I've been bitten by a shark.

Denise Nelson

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Degree: BS Business Management

Certifications: AFAA, Zumba, Turbo Kick, PiYo, Hip Hop Hustle, Power Flex, Silver Sneakers, Heart Healthy

Favorite Class to take/teach: Everything!

Interesting Fact: I'm currently writing my book "Battling the Head-Battling the Bulge"