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Meet the Intructors
Updated 7/16/14

Meet the Instructors

Beata

beata

Major/Degree

Chemical Engineering

Certification/Training

  • Turbo Kick®  
  • PiYo Strength®
  • Purdue Rec Sports-ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

Living out an active lifestyle is about having fun and feeling great. Be it sports, hula hooping, group fitness, raking leaves, animal walk exercises, or extreme geocaching, find what you love. My favorite part of group fitness is meeting and working out with a lot of awesome people!

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Brittaney

Brittaney

Major/Degree

BS Holistic Nutrition, NHD Natural Health

Certification/Training

  • Balanced Body Mat Pilates I
  • Balanced Body Pilates Reformer I, II, & III
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Indo-Row Indoor Rowing
  • SCW Fitness Trainer
  • American Red Cross – CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

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Erica

erica

Major/Degree

M.S. Biology.

Certification/Training

  •  Johnny G Spinning Instructor
  •  American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

The benefits of your fitness and wellness are redeemed only by you, so be happy to block time off in your agenda for an appointment to help yourself.

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Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Major/Degree

B.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics.

Certification/Training

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour yoga alliance)
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor
  • Balanced Body Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates
  • TRX Suspension Training: Group Course
  • AFAA Group X
  • RPM
  • Vicious Cycle
  • Corecamp
  • Corebox
  • Turbo Kick®
  • PiYo Strength®
  • SCW Sports Nutrition
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

May the beauty you love be what you do...I believe living a fit and healthy lifestyle is important and attainable for everyone.  There are so many ways to stay active and fit that there is something out there for everyone.  It's just a matter of finding the right modality for you and then making a conscious decision one breath at a time to remain active and make healthy choices.

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Katie R.

Katie R.

Major/Degree

Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness & Health

Certification/Training

  • ZUMBA  Basic 1
  • Purdue Rec Sports-ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

Only you can see through your eyes.  Only you can grasp ideas from your perspective; only you can thrive in the body you were blessed with.  Challenge yourself- enlighten others with your presence here on earth!  Life's a journey- not a destination; every cell in my body responds to every thought I think.

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Kristyn

Kristyn

Major/Degree

Content Marketing and Social Media Manager for Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural BusinessB.A., Purdue University-English, Creative Writing, and Technical Writing

Certification/Training

  • ZUMBA  Basic 1
  • ZUMBA GOLD
  • ZUMBA KIDS AND ZUMBA KIDS JR
  • ZUMBA Pro Skills
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

There are plenty of ways to stay active. Keep looking until you find an activity you love—because it interests you, because you sincerely like doing it, or because it challenges you in a way that wakes you up inside—not because you think you should, and not because someone else told you to do it.

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Mariya

Mariya

Major/Degree

Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology/PULSe graduate student.

Certification/Training

  • Purdue Rec Sports-Pilates Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

 “We should recognize the mental functions of the mind and the physical limitations of the body so that complete coordination between them may be achieved.” — Joseph Pilates

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Paulina

Paulina

Major/Degree

Dietetics; Minor: Biology and Chemistry

Certification/Training

  • YogaFit® Level 1
  • Purdue Rec Sports- Pilates Instructor Training Course
  • Purdue Rec Sports – ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross – CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

“Eat Well, Feel Well”  Exercise is my happiness and each workout motivates me more, and I want to share that with others and help them find that inner peace and a way to enjoy each workout.

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Shelly

Shelly

Major/Degree 

Nursing

Training/Certification

  • Certified Spinning Instructor
  • Purdue Rec Sports-ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness 

Before we must ask others to change their lifestyle and eating choices, we must become that which people can look up to for advice and guidance through the change.

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Stacey

Stacey

Major/Degree

M.S. Animal Behavior and Well-being.

Certification/Training

  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Purdue Rec Sports-ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training Course
  • American Red Cross-CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens
Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness

Regularly try to find activities you enjoy -then do them! Be fit so you can play harder and more often. Treat food as fuel for your body and mind. Be nice to yourself. And, in whatever form you prefer, make playing a priority!

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Whip

Whip

Major/Degree 

Assistant Director, Group Fitness & Instructional Programs for Purdue Rec Sports M.S., Health and Kinesiology, Purdue UniversityB.S., Political Science, University of Houston

Certification/Training

  • Turbo Kick - Gold Level
  • PiYo - Gold Level
  • ZUMBA Basic I
  • ZUMBA Basic II
  • ZUMBA Gold
  • ZUMBA KIDS and ZUMBA KIDS JR
  • Drums Alive
  • YogaFit Level I
  • TRX Suspension Training: Group Course
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course Educator
  • American Red Cross Instructor: CPR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens

Philosophy on Fitness and Wellness 

Functional Fitness, Turbo Kick and Zumba are my personal soul mate workouts. I love the limitless exercises found in functional fitness making each work-out feel like a play-out, the sweet mix of hip-hop and martial arts I experience in Turbo Kick and the International dance beats from Zumba that take my energy levels sky high! Whether it’s a martial arts club, walking with a group of friends or taking a group fitness class, if you find something that makes you happy, share it!  Be that spark in another person's life by inviting them to join you on your journey towards fitness and health, or what I like to call exercise endorphin happy land!

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