University Recreation
Fitness and Instructional Programs

Group Fitness Instructors

  • Amelia

    Amelia

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Amelia is a native to the Pacific Northwest and is a devout fitness enthusiast. After many years of being a competitive athlete, Amelia got into indoor cycling as a way to rehab old injuries and get back in shape. Amelia is a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor and wants everyone from athletes to first timers to feel welcomed and inspired in her classes. She is currently working on her Masters in Teaching at Seattle University and plans to teach High School Biology and Math. She is a UW Alum and likes to show her Husky pride. Besides fitness and school, Amelia enjoys gardening, cooking, anything outdoors and all things coffee! Anyone looking for a fun, upbeat way to burn some calories and relieve stress should come take her cycling class.
      

    Current Classes


    Tuesday: Cycling 6-6:45 PM

    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
     

    Monday/Wednesday: Redhawk Fit 7:15-8:15 AM

    Ben

    Ben

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Ben is currently a Junior, Sports and Exercise Science major. Playing soccer throughout childhood in his hometown near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he has always enjoyed being active and staying fit. Looking for a new venue for exercise, Ben began taking cycling classes at Seattle University. After enjoying the energy and effort required for indoor cycling, he decided to become a certified cycling instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. His classes are high energy, ever-evolving, and a fun time for all skill levels. Ben is looking to use his education and experience here at UREC to pursue a career in sports medicine. 
      

    Current Classes
     

    Tuesday: Redhawk Fit 7-8 PM

    Wednesday: Cardio Kickboxing 6-6:45 PM

    Claire

    Claire

    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
     

    Tuesday: Yoga Flow 8:15-9:15 PM

    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 12:15-1:00 PM

    Emily

    Emily

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Emily has been practicing yoga and Pilates since 2008, and has been teaching yoga since 2013 upon graduating from SU. Through her own practice and her studies in Psychology and Philosophy, teaching yoga became a way to share the transformational benefits she experienced. She received her YogaFit certification in April 2013 and completed her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Training (RYT-200) at Live Love Flow in October 2014, despite suffering two low-back injuries throughout the training. Her classes work towards using the core to support all movement and protect our bodies, to engage the breath, and to use the freedom of movement to better align our posture, and better align our lives! Emily's classes integrate conscious breathing, balancing postures and fun, fluid sequences to explore the body’s potential while enhancing strength, flexibility and greater body awareness.
      

    Current Classes
     

    Monday: Power Yoga 7:15-8:15 PM

    Wednesday: Power Yoga 8:15-9:15 PM

    Laura

    Laura

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Laura received her Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification, as well as an AFAA Personal Training Certification, in 2014. She sought to teach after becoming involved in classes at home and at SU, and hasn't looked back since. Her Pilates class focuses on breathing and strengthening the core, in order to improve muscular endurance and posture, respectively. Her class is meant for people of all fitness levels, as she hopes to help others achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.  
      

    Current Classes
     

    Wednesday: Pilates 7-8 PM

    Melissa

    Melissa

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Melissa is a licensed Zumba instructor and personal trainer with a background in nutrition and wellness cooking. Her own struggle with weight and health for much of her life inspired Melissa to pursue a degree in nutrition, followed by attending culinary school focusing in a plant-based diet and healing modalities. For Melissa, health and wellness come from a combination of fitness and food. Melissa loves Zumba because it doesn't feel like a workout - it feels like fun that anyone can participate in! She fills the room with high-energy rhythms from all over the world, especially the Latin songs of her youth in Mexico. In addition to Zumba, Melissa also teaches cycle - every day is a new ride! 
     

    Current Classes
     

    Monday: Zumba 6-7 PM

    Thursday: Cycling 7:30-8:15 PM

    Rury

    Rury

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Rury is currently a sophomore at SU and is studying Sports and Exercise Science. She was born in Korea and moved to Guam when she was 8 years old. Rury loves taking group fitness classes and doing different workouts. Rury has been teaching Zumba since 2012. Rury’s Zumba classes include a lot of reggaeton (Latin hip-hop) and high intensity songs. She love teaching at UREC because the students are always full of energy and are eager to work out!  
      

    Current Classes
     

    Thursday: Zumba 6-7 PM

    Saturday: Zumba 9:30-10:30 AM

    Sydney

    Sydney

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Sydney is a Sports and Exercise Science major originally from Eastern Washington. She loves the comradery of group fitness classes, and now enjoys leading others through fun exercise. 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 Group Fitness Certification, G.E.A.R cycling training, and Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification in early 2014.  
      

    Current Classes
     

    Tuesday/Thursday: Pilates 12:15-1:00 PM