University Recreation
Fitness and Instructional Programs

Group Fitness Instructors

  • Alex

    Alex

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Alex Sway is devoted to inspiring people to live a healthy lifestyle through physical and mental empowerment. Alex loves to teach upbeat yet challenging classes where students have the chance to develop new skills, build power and get a good sweat! Alex recently graduated from 200 hours yoga teacher training and is excited to bring on the heat in his Power Yoga Classes!

    Current Classes

    Wednesday: Power Yoga 7:45-8:45pm

    Anne

    Anne

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Anne is a full time fitness professional certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and YogaFit. She recently added an ACE MindBody certification to her repertoire. Her experience spans ten years and four universities. She truly believes that "health is the greatest wealth" and thus strives to offer a fun and safe workout so that participants can keep up with it for a lifetime! Expect to maximize your time with a full-body, mood-lifting workout in Anne's classes. 

    Current Classes

    Tuesday/Thursday: Redhawk Fit 7:30-8:30am

    Christin

    Christin

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Helping others to reach their goal of living a healthy, active lifestyle is what excites Christin every day. Christin has been teaching group fitness classes since 2006 and holds many credentials including a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and the following nationally recognized certifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Exercise instructor, Yogafit level 1 and 2 and ZUMBA basics.  Christin strives to make everyone feel comfortable and successful and have a ton of fun in her classes.

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Pilates 12:15-1:00pm 

    Claire M

    Claire M

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Claire received a 200 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification in Vinyasa Flow yoga from YogaLife Studios in 2010 and has been teaching ever since. She started practicing yoga as rehab from a torn hamstring, and now seeks to combine the musicality and discipline of her background in classical ballet and modern dance with the centering practices of yoga. Claire’s classes combine breath work, held stretches and vigorous flow. She strives to bring humor, challenge and great music to every class. All are welcome- you just have to show up, be curious and breathe!

    Current Classes

    Saturday: Power Yoga 9:30-10:30am

    Friday: Power Yoga 4:00-5:00pm  

    Darcy

    Darcy

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Darcy is a certified yoga therapist and instructor through The American Viniyoga Institute. She has practiced a variety of yoga styles over the last decade and for the last five years has concentrated her study on yoga anatomy, yoga for specific conditions, and adapting yoga in group contexts to serve a wide variety of body types and abilities. Her goals are to help students safely develop strength and flexibility, find relief from the stress of busy lives, and experience the focused attention and increased well-being yoga can offer. She loves noodles, cake and a good book on a rainy afternoon.

    Current Classes

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Mindful Yoga 12:15-1:00pm

    Emily

    Emily

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Emily teaches classes that work to cultivate a greater mind-body awareness through exploring the body's potential. After practicing religiously for six years, Emily began teaching in April 2013. She is a certified YogaFit Instructor, and is in the process of completing her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher training trough Live, Love, Flow.  As a graduate in Psychology, she hopes to utilize yoga as a mode of therapy and a catalyst for personal development. Emily's classes integrate balancing postures, conscious breathing, and fun, fluid sequences to offer the space and opportunity to enhance body strength and flexibility. 

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Power Yoga 7:45-8:45pm

    Wednesday: Power Yoga 7:30-8:30am

    Thursday: Power Yoga 6:30-7:30pm 

    Kate

    Kate

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Kate is an undergraduate student at Seattle University and currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. After coming to Seattle for school, she met many wonderful people who helped and encouraged her to pursue the yoga lifestyle further. Kate’s practiced deepened, which encouraged her to get certified through YogaFit in 2013. Her practice continues to deepen each day and she aspires to share her passion for yoga with others!

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Yoga Flow 12:15-1:00pm

    Michelle

    Michelle

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Michelle is currently a professional Belly dancer and Bollywood dancer, have been salsa dancing since 2007, belly dancing since 2008 Bollywood dancing since 2011, certified in teaching Zumba fitness since 2007. She is just a little dance crazy.

    Current Classes

    Wednesday: ZUMBA 5:30-6:30pm

    Petra

    Petra

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Petra grew up in Austria and came to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees there, and then taught in the Master’s of Education program at Antioch University Seattle. While her work with adults around equity and oppression was engaging and challenging, she wanted to reach students in a more holistic manner. Petra loves teaching yoga and creating space for students to feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually transformed and empowered. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in 2013 and has been teaching yoga classes at universities, yoga studios, and health clinics since then. Her classes focus on alignment, sustaining health, and finding fun and love in yoga.

    Current Classes

    Tuesday: Yoga Flow 5:30-6:30pm

    Sydney

    Sydney

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Sydney is a Sports and Exercise Science major originally from Eastern Washington. She has been a cycling enthusiast for more than three years, and is excited to now share her passion with others. Growing up she danced ballet, participated in competitive dance teams, and has even taken the Key Arena court with Seattle University's dance team. She received her G.E.A.R cycling training in early 2014.  

    Current Classes

    Monday: Cycling 7:00-7:45am

    Tuesday: Cycling 6:45-7:30pm

    Wednesday: Redhawk Fit 6:45-7:30pm

    Thursday: Cycling 5:30-6:15pm

    Friday: Pilates 7:00-7:45am