Meet the Fitness Staff

Our Group Exercise Instructors, Swim Instructors, UFIT Specialists, and Personal Trainers are certified and offer effective and safe workouts in a fun, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere. Our friendly Event Staff and Office Assistants are here to help answer any questions you might have about Fitness & Wellness programs and services.

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

Group Exercise Instructors

Student Staff

Alyssa Dall

Alyssa Dall

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Alyssa

G3 HIIT

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI

Favorite Workout: HIIT and cardio

Other Hobbies: Reading and traveling.

"Life's not measured by the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breaths away."

Ashley K.

SPIN

Brendan Dacey

Brendan Dacey

Devin Strohschein

Devin Strohschein

Brendan

Fitness Specialist, Strength Upper Day, Strength Lower Day

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Alpena, MI

Favorite Workout: Bent Over Rows

Other Hobbies: Sports and cooking.

"Whatever happens happens."

Devin

Adult Swim Lessons, Fitness Specialist

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Junior

Hometown: Westland, MI

Favorite Workout: Playing basketball, and lifting.

Other Hobbies: Football, hanging out with my family, and animals.

"You didn't come this far to only come this far."

Grace Forlines

Grace Forlines

Javen Giles

Javen Giles

Grace F.

Adult Swim Lessons, Get Fit HIIT, Fitness Specialist

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Favorite Workout: Strength Circuits

Other Hobbies: Anything that involves nature.

"Whether you think you can or can't, you're right."

Javen

Event Staff, Lit & Fit

Major: Psychology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite Workout: Cardio

Other Hobbies: Cooking, karaoke, exploring, and volunteering.

"Experience an experience."

Jen Petro

Jen Petro

Jonathan Bloedow

Jonathan Bloedow

Jen

Core Sculpt

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Favorite Workout: Running

Other Hobbies: Baking, cooking, and trying new food places!

"Everything happens for a reason."

Jonathan

Adult Swim Lessons

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite Workout: Swimming

Other Hobbies: Fishing, watching movies, being outside, and being with friends and family.

"If you're not having fun, you're working too hard."

Katie Dietz

Katie Dietz

Katie Messing

Katie Messing

Katie D.

Personal Training, Strength Circuit, Women on Weights

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Hillsdale, MI

Favorite Workout: Rear-foot Elevated Squats

Other Hobbies: Running, reading, and concerts.

"Never stop becoming."

Katie M.

Heavy Bag Kickboxing, Sing-Along SPIN

Major: Elementary Education, English

Year: Senior

Hometown: Romeo, MI

Favorite Workout: Boxing

Other Hobbies: Hiking, reading, movies, and family time.

"Enjoy the little things, because they're usually the big things."

Kelsey Seifferlein

Kelsey Seifferlein

Kylie McCaskill

Kylie McCaskill

Kelsey

L.I.F.T., Personal Training

Major: Physical Therapy

Year: Graduate Student

Hometown: Mount Clemens, MI

Favorite Workout: Powerlifting

Other Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, cooking new recipes, and laughing with friends.

"Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to help others find the best version of themselves."

Kylie

Barre, Fitness Specialist

Major: Psychology

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Northville, MI

Favorite Workout: Leg Press

Other Hobbies: Dance

"Everything happens for a reason."

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Lauryn Hindman

Lauryn Hindman

Lauren

Gentle Yoga

Lauryn

Heavy Bag Kickboxing

Major: Biology, Pre-PA

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Favorite Workout: Weight Lifting

Other Hobbies: Scuba diving, swimming, card games, and reading.

"Remember why you started."

Mackenzie Linton

Mackenzie Linton

Mackenzie Lukas

Mackenzie Lukas

Mackenzie Lin.

Total Body Strength

Major: Elementary Education

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Alpena, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga

Other Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, and hiking.

"Change is never easy, but always possible."

Mackenzie Luk.

Personal Training, Women on Weights

Major: Biomedical Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI

Favorite Workout: Burpees, or anything shoulders.

Other Hobbies: Playing tennis, hiking, reading, and supporting my caffeine addiction at local coffee shops.

"It's a good day to have a good day."

Maddy Majewski

Maddy Majewski

Malia Birchmeier

Maddy

Yoga

Major: Allied Health Sciences (Pre-PT)

Year: Senior

Hometown: Oxford, MI

Favorite Workout: Running

Other Hobbies: Reading

"Always do what is comfortable for you and what makes you happy."

Malia

Heavy Bag Kickboxing, SPIN, Strength Circuit

Major: Business Administration

Year: Graduate Student

Hometown: Iron Mountain, MI

Favorite Workout: Lifting, cycling, and boxing

Other Hobbies: Cooking, and floral design.

"It's just you verus you today. Let's get after it!"

Nick Johnston

Nick Johnston

Shannon Fitzgibon

Nick

Adult Swim Lessons, Event Staff, Office Assistant

Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Year: Senior

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Favorite Workout: SPIN

Other Hobbies: Anything outdoorsy (hiking, backpacking, camping, swimming, etc.), traveling, and hanging out with friends.

"At the end of the day, you won't be happy until you love yourself."

Shannon

Bootcamp, SPIN + Strength

Major: Recreational Therapy

Year: Senior

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Favorite Workout: My HIIT, strength, and kickboxing classes

Other Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, road trips, and snowboarding.

"Everything seems impossible until it's done."

Tori Ulatowski

Tori Ulatowski

Veronika Sojka

Veronika Sojka

Tori

Feel Good Flow, Power Flow Yoga

Major: Psychology, Advertising & Public Relations

Year: Senior

Hometown: Oxford, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga

Other Hobbies: Going outside, walking, and trying new restaurants.

"Begin again."

Veronika

SPIN

Major: Nursing

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Manhattan, IL

Favorite Workout: Weight Lifting

Other Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, online shopping, and cooking.

"You can do more than your mind thinks it can."

Contracted Staff

Deb Rambadt

Deb Rambadt

Hillary Williams

Hillary Williams

Deb

SPIN

Career: Marketing Director

Hometown: Martin, MI

Favorite Workout: Spinning

Other Hobbies: Hiking, biking, reading, and dreaming of my next vacation.

"Get off the couch!"

Hillary

Total Body Blast

Career: Children's Protective Services Supervisor with the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Hometown: Albion, MI

Favorite Workout: Riding my bike.

Other Hobbies: Taking dance classes, and playing tennis.

"When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results."

Zoe Saye

Zoe

Yin Yang Yoga, Yoga for Stress & Burnout

Career: Therapeutic RYT-500, Reiki III Practioner, and Owner of Ever Be, LLC (providing complimentary wellness services).

Hometown: Battle Creek, MI

Favorite Workout: Biking

Other Hobbies: Quality time spent with friends and loved ones, hiking, reading, writing, traveling, practicing yoga, cooking, and creating with my hands when I feel inspired.

"Be the change!"

Professional Staff

Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell

Emma Strasberger

Emma Strasberger

Amy

SPIN

Career: Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness

Hometown: East Lansing, MI

Favorite Workout: Anything outside! I love hiking and trail running.

Other Hobbies: Spending time with my two boys, going to the beach, skiing, mountain biking, and cooking.

"Be truthful, gentle, and fearless" - Ghandi

Emma

Adult Swim Lessons, Beginner's Ballet, Fitness Specialist, Personal Training

Major: Higher Education

Year: Graduate Student

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI

Favorite Workout: Dance

Other Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, making jewelry, and hiking.

"Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day."

Toni Szot-Snyder

Toni Szot-Snyder

Toni

Barre, Heavy Bag Kickboxing, Zumba

Career: Fitness & Wellness Program Coordinator for Recreation & Wellness

Hometown: Muskegon, MI

Favorite Workout: Dance

Other Hobbies: Outdoor adventures with my family (hiking, biking, skiing, and backpacking).

"Go big or go home."


Fitness Trainers

Personal Training

Grace Stetsko

Grace Stetsko

Sabrina Kosek

Sabrina Kosek

Grace S.

Personal Training

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI

Favorite Workout: Weight Training

Other Hobbies: Skiing, rock climbing, playing guitar, and watching reality tv.

"Go one more!"

Sabrina

Fitness Specialist, Personal Training

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Croswell-Lexington, MI

Favorite Workout: Weightlifting

Other Hobbies: Dancing, reading, hiking, jet skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and anything that has to do with nature or being outside

"You're a lifestyle, not a habit."

UFIT Program

Corinne de Leon

Corinne de Leon

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Corinne

Event Staff, Fitness Specialist, Office Assistant

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Lansing, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga and lifting.

Other Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and being outside.

"Growth takes place outside your comfort zone."

Elizabeth

Fitness Specialist

Emili Barth

Emili Barth

Marta Cholewa

Marta Cholewa

Emili

Fitness Specialist

Major: Exercise Science (Health & Fitness Instruction)

Year: Senior

Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL

Favorite Workout: Rowing

Other Hobbies: Ultimate frisbee, hammocking, and reading.

"Someone's gotta. If not YOU, then who?"

Marta

Fitness Specialist, Personal Training

Major: Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Palatine, IL

Favorite Workout: Barbell Back Squats

Other Hobbies: Soccer, volleyball, spikeball, longboarding, hiking, mocking, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and puzzles.

"Create opportunities, don't wait for them!"

Megan Resseguie

Megan Resseguie

Megan

Fitness Specialist, Office Assistant

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Brighton, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga, Zumba, and dance.

Other Hobbies: Hammocking, hiking, and hanging out with friends.

"What is meant to be, will be."

Professional Staff

John Offerman

John Offerman

John

Fitness Specialist, Personal Training, Wellness Coaching

Career: Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness Programs for Recreation & Wellness

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Favorite Workout: Kettlebells and TRX

Other Hobbies: Hanging out with my family, being outdoors, and traveling.

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started."


Event Staff

Caleb LaClear

Caleb LaClear

Jake Drews

Jake Drews

Caleb

Event Staff

Major: Film & Video Production

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Farmington, NM

Favorite Workout: Running

Other Hobbies: Music Production

"Do something new today."

Jake

Event Staff

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Year: Senior

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Favorite Workout: Basketball and weight lifting

Other Hobbies: Playing golf, traveling, and volunteering at the SPCA.

"Too fit to quit."

Kevin Langlands

Kevin Langlands

Lizzie Kalafut

Lizzie Kalafut

Kevin

Event Staff, Office Assistant

Major: Business General

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Macomb, MI

Favorite Workout: Squats

Other Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and skiing.

"Live, Laugh, Love."

Lizzie

Event Staff

Major: Applied Food & Nutrition

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL

Favorite Workout: Running and abs!

Other Hobbies: Horseback riding, baking, and talking to everyone.

"A lot of people feel burnt out because they are doing too much, but maybe you are just doing too little of the things that make you feel alive."


Office Assistants

Annie Seeber

Annie Seeber

Ashley Fordham

Ashley Fordham

Annie

Office Assistant, WIT Peer Educator

Major: Radiation Therapy

Year: Junior

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite Workout: Cycling

Other Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, and reading.

"Be kind always!"

Ashley F.

Office Assistant

Major: Psychology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Flint, MI

Favorite Workout: Dance

Other Hobbies: Listening to music, and watching Netflix.

"Always put forth 100% effort towards everything you do"