University Recreation
Fitness and Instructional Programs

Group Fitness Instructors

  • Ben

    Ben

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Ben is currently a Senior, 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
    Monday: 7:15pm Cardio Kickboxing

    Tuesday: 7:15pm Yoga Flow
    Wednesday: 7:15pm Redhawk Fit
    Thursday: 7:15am Trekking
    Saturday: 9:30am Redhawk Fit

     

    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 is a California native who enjoys cooking, traveling, dancing and a hearty laugh! She has been practicing Yoga and Pilates since 2008, and has been teaching Yoga since 2013 upon graduating from SU. Her own practice and studies in Psychology, Philosophy, and Women and Gender Studies deepened her understanding of individual uniqueness, and the relationship between mindful movement and overall health and well-being. She received her YogaFit certification in 2013, and completed her Registered Yoga Teacher training (RYT-200) in 2014. After years of focus on Yoga, three low-back injuries throughout 2014 and early 2015 changed her approach to fitness and health. She returned to Pilates and began Cycling to achieve greater balance in her fitness life in a safe, effective way. "A healthy body is a balanced body"; nourish yourself with nutritious foods, exercise with variety to keep your body guessing, and always make time for rest! Emily's classes work towards using the core to support all movement, to engage the breath, and to use the freedom of movement to better align our posture, and better align our lives! 

     

    Current Classes

    Monday: 8:15pm Power Yoga
    Tuesday: 6:15pm Cycling
    Wednesday: 7:15am Mat Pilates

    Rury

    Rury

    Group Fitness Instructor

    Rury is currently a Senior 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 since 2012. She love teaching at UREC because the students are always full of energy and are eager to work out!  

    Current Classes
    Tuesday: 5:00pm Redhawk Fit
    Wednesday: 6:15pm Cardio Kickboxing 
    Thursday: 6:15pm Cardio Dance

    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
    Monday: 7:15am Trekking
                  5:00pm Cycling
     
                  6:00pm Pilates Plus
    Tuesday: 12:15pm Mat Pilates
                    8:30pm Cardio Dance
    Wednesday: 5:00pm Yoga Flow
    Thursday: 12:15pm Pilates Plus