Meet the Group Exercise Instructors

About Us

Our Group Exercise instructors are certified and offer effective and safe workouts in a fun, friendly, and social atmosphere. Group Exercise Instructors teach to all fitness levels, so all class formats are designed to meet the needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants.

Join the Team

If you're already certified and have experience instructing, complete the Employment Application. If you don't have experience and aren't certified, we'll teach you! Apply to join the Group Exercise Mentorship Program! 

Group Exercise Instructor Application

Group Exercise Mentorship Program


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ALEX S.

Teaches: HIIT, Strength Circuit

Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Year: Junior

Hometown: Geneva, IL

Favorite Activities: Working out, cooking, baking, watching movies

Favorite Exercise: Russian twists

Allison Brandt

ALLISON B.

Teaches: Power Yoga

Major: Higher Ed

Year: Grad student

Hometown: Marion, IA

Favorite Activities: I love to travel, be outdoors, and be active.

Favorite Exercise: Squat, hinge, push, pull, chaturanga, bump, set, spike...I love them all!


ALLISON S.

ALLISON S.

Teaches: Strength 101, TRX, Express Abs, Express G3,

Major: Exercise Science/ Spanish

Year: Senior

Hometown: Darien, IL

Favorite Activities: Read, play with dogs, and be outdoors!

Favorite Exercise: Kettlebell Swings!!!

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ALLY K.

Teaches: Zumba

Major: Public Health 

Year: Grad Student

Hometown: Hudsonville, MI 

Favorite Activities: Reading, knitting, and eating guacamole 

Favorite Exercise: Dancing! Just keeping my feet moving! 


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AMY C.

Teaches: Interval SPIN, SPIN + Core

Career: 

Hometown: 

Favorite Activities:

Favorite Exercise: 

anna

ANNA H.

Teaches: Lunch Crunch, TRX®, Bootcamp

Career: Activities Director at Aurora Pond Retirement

Hometown: Spring Lake, MI        

Favorite Activities: Running and crafting  

Favorite Exercise: Running and plyometrics (anything jumping)


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AYLISSA C.

Teaches: Groove

Major: Communications 

Year: Senior

Hometown: Grand Haven, MI  

Favorite Activities: I enjoy dancing and taking my dog for long walks. I also like kayaking, fishing, and learning American Sign Language.

Favorite Exercise: Dancing!!!  

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CAMI M.

Teaches: Interval SPIN, Spin + Core

Major: Communications 

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Milford, MI   

Favorite Activities: Weightlift, longboard, surf

Favorite Exercise: Spin Bike   


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CORRIN G.

Teaches: Express SPIN, SPIN

Major: Marketing & International Business

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Clarkston, MI

Favorite Activities: Watching Netflix!

Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts or squats!

deb r

DEB R.

Teaches: Intro to SPIN, SPIN


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DEB S.

Teaches: Cardio Drum

Career: Quality Control

Hometown: Nunica, MI   

Favorite Activities: Workout, fish, hunt, volleyball, garden, grandkids

Favorite Exercise: Plank  

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ELLEN L.

Teaches: Vinyasa Flow, Stress Less Yoga 

Major: Liberal Studies – sustainability, nutrition, philosophy / Spanish

Year: Senior

Hometown: Midland, MI   

Favorite Activities: Study, bike, hike, travel, farm, yoga

Favorite Exercise: Asanas of yoga    


emma

EMMA A.

Teaches: Strength SPIN

Major: ELA Elementary Education 

Year: Senior

Hometown: Grand Rapids    

Favorite Activities: Read, travel, try new food, and explore Grand Rapids

Favorite Exercise: Spinning, and kickboxing     

hillary

HILLARY W.

Teaches: Turbokick, R.I.P.P.E.D

Career: Social Work

Hometown: Albion, MI     

Favorite Activities: Going to the movies

Favorite Exercise: Deadlift


kit

KIT T.

Teaches: SPIN + Strength 

Major: Exercise Science – Health Fitness

Year: Senior

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI      

Favorite Activities: I love being outside! Hiking, running 

Favorite Exercise: Squat!

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MACKENZIE G.

Teaches: Kickboxing, Barre, Box + Barre  

Major: Nursing

Year: Senior

Hometown: Clinton Township, MI       

Favorite Activities: Kickboxing, running, being outside, watching a movie with my roommates 

Favorite Exercise: Agility-fast feet!


Malia Brooks

MALIA B.

Teaches: Kickboxing, Strength Circuit, HIIT 

Major: Exercise Science – Clinical

Year: Senior

Hometown: Iron Mountain        

Favorite Activities: Being outside, swimming, soccer, cooking/baking  

Favorite Exercise: Deadlift and HIIT 

monica

MONICA T.

Teaches: TRX, G3

Career: Wellness Coordinator and Health Coach 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI      

Favorite Activities: Cook, exercise, blog, explore West Michigan with my dog, spend time with friends and family 

Favorite Exercise: Squat to shoulder press!


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ROCARA S.

Teaches: Zumba

Major: Statistics

Year: Junior

Hometown: South Lyon, MI

Favorite Activities: Dance, nap, watch Netflix

Favorite Exercise: Shimmy

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SABRIAH P.

Teaches: Express SPIN, Interval SPIN

Major:  Exercise Science

Year: Junior

Hometown: Middleville, MI

Favorite Activities: Try new types of workout classes and binge Netflix

Favorite Exercise: Squats


shannon

SHANNON K.

Teaches: Restorative Yoga, Pilates 

Career: Public Health – Oral Health Education and Access  

Hometown: Flint, MI      

Favorite Activities: Anything near or in water and reading  

Favorite Exercise: Sun salutations are a great way to start the day!

sophia

SOPHIA V.

Teaches: Sunrise Yoga   

Year: Senior       

Favorite Activities: Do yoga, drink tea, and read

Favorite Exercise: Handstand!


tess

TESS S.

Teaches: TRX + Yoga, Power Yoga

Career: Program Coordinator with GV Campus Rec  

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI       

Favorite Activities: Singing/playing guitar, drinking coffee, crocheting, and being with my family

Favorite Exercise: Squats, TRX Pike, and Down Dog!

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TONI S.

Teaches: Zumba 

Career: Fitness Instruction   

Hometown: Allendale, MI        

Favorite Activities: Hang with my family!   

Favorite Exercise: TRX Atomic Push Ups


xue

XUE H.

Teaches: Feel Good Flow, Power Yoga   

Major: Computer Engineering and Mathematics 

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Clinton Township, MI       

Favorite Activities: Look up non-fiction stuff mostly. Tech, economics, math.. make-up tutorials and clickbaits

Favorite Exercise: Interval training and skipping rope are both super fun 

zoe

ZOE S.

Teaches: Yin Yoga, Stress Less Yoga,    

Career: Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner

Hometown: Battle Creek, MI        

Favorite Activities: Spend time in nature! Hiking, biking, reading a book, or spending quality time with people I love 

Favorite Exercise: Yoga, without a doubt.  



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