LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
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.
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!
Teaches: HIIT, Strength Circuit
Major: Advertising & Public Relations
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Favorite Activities: Working out, cooking, baking, watching movies
Favorite Exercise: Russian twists
Teaches: Strength 101, TRX, Express Abs, Express G3,
Major: Exercise Science/ Spanish
Year: Occupational Therapy - Grad Student
Hometown: Darien, IL
Favorite Activities: Read, play with dogs, and be outdoors!
Favorite Exercise: Kettlebell Swings!!!
Teaches: Spin, TRX, Yoga, General Group Ex
Career: Higher Education
Hometown: East Lansing, Michigan
Favorite Activities: Spending time with family, being outdoors, trail running, beach, cooking, camping
Favorite Exercise: I love trail running, but will do anything to stay active! Outdoors is even better!
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)
Year: Grad Student
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!!!
Teaches: Interval SPIN, Spin + Core, Kickboxing
Major: International Business
Hometown: Milford, MI
Favorite Activities: Weightlifting, longboard, surf
Favorite Exercise: Spin Bike
Teaches: Express SPIN, SPIN
Major: Marketing & International Business
Hometown: Clarkston, MI
Favorite Activities: Watching Netflix!
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts or squats!
Teaches: Intro to SPIN, SPIN
Teaches: Turbo Kick, R.I.P.P.E.D
Career: Social Work
Hometown: Albion, MI
Favorite Activities: Going to the movies
Favorite Exercise: Deadlift
Teaches: Heavy Bag Kickboxing
Career: Fitness & Wellness Program Coordinator for GVSU Recreation
Hometown: Iron Mountain
Favorite Activities: Being outside, kickboxing, swimming, soccer, cooking/baking
Favorite Exercise: Deadlift and Boxing
Hometown: South Lyon, MI
Favorite Activities: Dance, nap, watch Netflix
Favorite Exercise: Shimmy
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!
Teaches: Sunrise Yoga
Favorite Activities: Do yoga, drink tea, and read
Favorite Exercise: Handstand!
Career: Fitness Instruction
Hometown: Allendale, MI
Favorite Activities: Hang with my family!
Favorite Exercise: TRX Atomic Push Ups
Teaches: Feel Good Flow, Power Yoga
Major: Computer Engineering and Mathematics
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
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.