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Amaya (She/Her) - Group Fitness Instructor

B.S. Nursing

Amaya’s love for working out and getting into shape began at my home dance studio. She has been a student, assistant teacher for the toddler classes, and a substitute dance teacher. She learned from assistant teaching that she enjoys teaching others how to stay in shape through dance. At UREC, she plan to carry on that same passion into my job as a certified Group Fitness Instructor. 

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Chase (She/Her) - Personal Trainer

B.S. in Strategic Communications
NASM Certified Personal Trainier

Chase is a Strategic Communications major, but loves all things fitness. She has been strength training since she was 15 and enjoys the environment and community that comes with it. Her fitness philosophy as a Personal Trainer is that fitness is more than looking good, it's about feeling good on the inside and outside!

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Claire (She/Her) - Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

Master's of Kinesiology (expected 2024)
B.S. Kinesiology at Washington State University
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Claire is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Kinesiology, while working as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor here at UREC! She enjoys the community aspect of Group Fitness classes, but also enjoys helping others reach their health goals through 1:1 Personal Training. In her free time, she loves to be outside running or exploring, and baking sweet treats! 

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Jade (She/Her) - Personal Trainer

B.S. in Kinesiology
ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Jade was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently plays on the Tennis team at Seattle U. She is excited to help and encourage others to pursue a happier and healthier lifestyle. Health and fitness has been a huge part of my life and personal growth and I’m excited to share that knowledge with everyone! 

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Melissa (She/Her) - Assistant Director of Fitness, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

BA in Business, Marketing, 2016
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Personal Trainer, 2015
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Group Fitness Instructor, 2016
TRX Certified Trainer
YogaFit Level 1-3
Pre/Post Natal Certified
CPR/AED and First Aid Certified

Melissa believes that in order to work towards a healthy body, one must also work on their heart and mind. She wants to help participants at UREC make that special connection. She loves digging deep and helping people find that drive within themselves that helps to push them to the next level. She's here to help you get there.  Many of the positives in her Fitness life have been cultivated through the UREC community and she felt a need to give back to others in the community through education on what exercises are right for each unique body in order to help them find their power. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, Melissa is to help you figure out how to get to the next steps along your fitness journey and get you "better by 80!". She is only currently taking on specialty clients.