Meet the Fitness Staff

Our Group Fitness Instructors, Swim Instructors, Fitness 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 Fitness Mentorship Program! 

Group Fitness Instructor Application

Mentorship Program

Student Staff

Ashley King
Ashley King
Bryce Kibby

Ashley

Strength SPIN®

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Optometry

Hometown: Saginaw, MI

Favorite Workout: SPIN and weight training

Other Hobbies: I have a wellness podcast called "Adjust Your Focus", and am a huge advocate for mental health

"Nothing worth having is easy to achieve."

Bryce

Personal Training and Office Assistant

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Midland, MI

Favorite Workout: Weightlifting

Other Hobbies: Hiking and golf

"My goal is to make you better than you were yesterday."

Cybil Forner
Cybil Forner
Devin Strohschein
Devin Strohschein

Cybil

Women on Weights

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Allendale, MI

Favorite Workout: Cycling

Other Hobbies: Basketball, baking, and cooking

"Everything in moderation."

Devin

Adult Swim Lessons

Major: Exercise Science

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."

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Gloria Lynne Magemeneas
Gloria Lynne Magemeneas

Elizabeth

Adult Swim Lessons

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Hometown: Novi, MI

Favorite Workout: SPIN®

Other Hobbies: Crocheting and music

"Today is my only day."

Gloria Lynne

Power Pedal and UFit Specialist

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Favorite Workout: SPIN

Other Hobbies: Dance, traveling, and spending time outside

"Build on yesterday."

Grace Forlines
Grace Forlines
Jake Drews
Jake Drews

Grace

Get Fit HIIT, Heavy Bag Kickboxing, Personal Training, Strength Circuit, Women on Weights

Major: Public Health

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."

Jake

Event Staff

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Favorite Workout: Basketball and weight lifting

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

"Too fit to quit."

Jen Petro
Jen Petro
Jenna
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Jen

Strength HIIT

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Favorite Workout: Running

Other Hobbies: Baking, line dancing, and snowboarding

"Everything happens for a reason."

Jenna

Total Body Strength

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Macomb, MI

Favorite Workout: Spin

Other Hobbies: Hiking and swimming

"If there is a will there is a way."

Jonathan Bloedow
Jonathan Bloedow
Justin Ramsey
Justin Ramsey

Jonathan

Adult Swim Lessons

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

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."

Justin

Personal Training and Office Assistant

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI

Favorite Workout: Bodybuilding training

Other Hobbies: Boxing

"There is no monster more dangerous than a lack of compassion."

Kara Cousino
Kara Cousino
Kelsey Seifferlein
Kelsey Seifferlein

Kara

Event Staff and UFit Specialist

Major: Exercise Science & Psychology

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Favorite Workout: Barre

Other Hobbies: Gymnastics and reading

"A negative mind will never give you a positive life."

Kelsey

Personal Training

Major: Physical Therapy

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."

Kingsley Okanu
Kingsley Okanu
Kylie McCaskill
Kylie McCaskill

Kingsley

Event Staff

Major: Communications

Hometown: Lynwood, IL

Favorite Workout: Back Rows

Other Hobbies: Basketball

"Sleep when you die, get to work."

Kylie

Barre, Event Staff, Office Assistant

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Northville, MI

Favorite Workout: Leg Press

Other Hobbies: Dance

"Everything happens for a reason."

Lizzie Kalafut
Lizzie Kalafut
Mackenzie Linton
Mackenzie Linton

Lizzie

Event Staff and Office Assistant

Major: Applied Food & Nutrition

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."

Mackenzie Lin.

Total Body Strength

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Alpena, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga

Other Hobbies: Traveling, skiing, and hiking.

"Change is never easy, but always possible."

Mackenzie Lukas
Mackenzie Lukas
Madesyn
Madesyn

Mackenzie Luk.

Women on Weights

Major: Physician Assistant

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."

Madysen

Full Body Burnout

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Favorite Workout: Kickboxing and weightlifting

Other Hobbies: Working out, thrifting, and baking 

"Don't let fear of the unknown stop you from doing great things."

Madi Baliko
Madi Baliko
Malia Birchmeier

Madi

Stride SPIN®

Major: Radiation Therapy

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI

Favorite Workout: SPIN

Other Hobbies: Building legos, and spending time outdoors

"Be stronger than your strongest excuse."

Malia

Rhythm Ride

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Iron Mountain, MI

Favorite Workout: Lifting, cycling, and boxing

Other Hobbies: Cooking, and floral design

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

Mary Emmi
Mary Emmi
Megan Dornan
Megan Dornan

Mary

Adult Swim Lessons and UFit Specialist

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI

Favorite Workout: Swimming, back & bicep workouts

Other Hobbies: I'm involved in Greek life, and love painting, cooking, planning, and trying new things. A goal of mine is to do a triathlon and start training for it soon

"Do it for you."

Megan D.

Disco SPIN®

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Hometown: Clinton Township, MI

Favorite Workout: Running and SPIN®

Other Hobbies: Playing basketball, and hanging with family & friends

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."- Wayne Gretzky

Megan
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Megan Resseguie
Megan Resseguie

Megan P.

Beginners Yoga

Megan R.

Event Staff

Major: Physical Therapy

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."

Melina
Melina Weight
Olivia Huang
Olivia Huang

Melina

UFit Specialist

Major: Clinical Exercise Science and Psychology

Hometown: Shelby Twp, MI

Favorite Workout: Cycling and Weighlifting

Other Hobbies: Reading and skateboarding

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."

Olivia

UFit Specialist and L.I.F.T

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Favorite Workout: Tennis

Other Hobbies: Listening to music, going on hikes, drawing/painting, and spending time with family

"Trust the process."

Payton Hammond
Payton Hammond
Rylee Richards
Rylee Richards

Payton

Beginners Yoga

Major: Exercise Science (Health & Fitness Instruction)

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Favorite Workout: Barre, Yoga, or Zumba

Other Hobbies: Being outdoors (walking, hiking, and hammocking)

"Everything happens for a reason."

Rylee

Event Staff, Office Assistant, Lit & Fit, Zumba®

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Fremont, MI

Favorite Workout: Dance

Other Hobbies: Boxing, lifting, cooking, and traveling

"No one is you, and that is your power."

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sarah weight
Savanna Monicatti
Savanna Monicatti

Sarah

Event Staff and Heavy Bag Kickboxing

Major: Environmental & Sustainable Studies

Hometown: Romeo, MI

Favorite Workout: SPIN

Other Hobbies: Volleyball

"Everyday above ground is a great day, remember that." - Pitbull

Savanna

Personal Training

Major: Business

Hometown: Chesterfield, MI

Favorite Workout: Weightlifting

Other Hobbies: Shopping, hanging out with friends, and softball

"Keep your squats low, and your goals high!"

Sean Judd
Sean Judd
serena
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Sean

Personal Training

Major: Clinical Exercise Science

Hometown: Allendale, MI

Favorite Workout: Squat

Other Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and hiking

"If you can get through doing things that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness."

Sarina

Besties on Bikes and Bike to the Beat

Sophia Cichocki
Sophia Cichocki
Sue
Sue Weight

Sophia

Office Assistant and Marketing

Major: Marketing & Finance

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Favorite Workout: Zumba

Other Hobbies: Wakeboarding, golfing, listening to country music, and working out

"Always give your 110% best"

Sue

Adult Swim Lessons

Major: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Elementary Teachers

Hometown: Westland, MI

Favorite Workout: Swimming and hiking

Other Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, and spending time with my friends and family

"You are tough, and you are strong."

Tionge Kamanga
Tionge Kamanga
Veronika Sojka
Veronika Sojka

Tionge

Event Staff and Office Assistant

Major: Exercise Science (Pre-PT)

Hometown: Niles, MI

Favorite Workout: Running and hip thrusts

Other Hobbies: Skating, drawing, reading, volleyball, and soccer

"You must teach your sense of self to stand upon its own two feet, instead of propped up on the views of every person that you meet." - E.H.

Veronika

Power Interval SPIN®

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Manhattan, IL

Favorite Workout: Weightlifting

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

Buti Yoga

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."

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Jillian

Vinyasa Yoga

Career: Banker, Yoga Teacher, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Hometown: Spring Lake, MI

Favorite Workout: Hot Yoga

Other Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, and reading

"Once a task has just begun, never leave 'till it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all." - My Grandmother

Joy

Sunrise SPIN®

kimberly
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Kimberly

Unwind and Realign

Kristin

Evening Flow Yoga

Career: Librarian & Yoga Instructor

Hometown: Coopersville, MI

Favorite Workout: Paddleboard yoga on my favorite lake

Other Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, and reading

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shannon Kaza
Shannon Kaza
Zoe Saye

Shannon

Feel Good Flow Yoga

Career: Yoga Instructor

Hometown: Flint, MI

Favorite Workout: Yoga

Other Hobbies: Reading and knitting

"Never hope for it more than you work for it."

Zoe

Centering Yoga, Gentle Yoga

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

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Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell

Allison

Fitness and Wellness Assistant Director

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 Strasberger
Emma Strasberger
Toni Szot-Snyder
Toni Szot-Snyder

Emma

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

Barre, Heavy Bag Kickboxing, Zumba®

Career: Fitness & Wellness Program Coordinator

Hometown: Muskegon, MI

Favorite Workout: Dance

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

"WOOO!"



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