Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise, Zumba Basic, Zumba Specialties, 3rd Degree Black Belt (International Taekwondo Federation) Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Hyperwear Sandbell Level 1 Training, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Sports and Exercise Science and a Minor in Music
Interests: Singing, moving to the beat, everything music, martial arts, avid universal-goer, loving and enjoying nature
Specialties: Kickboxing, Zumba/Dance Aerobics, Taekwondo, and Cycle
Philosophy: You are the first initial and constant force behind your success. Keep looking forward and push the boundaries.
Certifications: AFAA Group Exercise; American Red First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently seeking a Master's degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders
Interests: Fitness, music, and traveling
Specialties: Strength training and full body improvement
Philosophy: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Certifications: Mad Dogg Spinning; American Red First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently seeking a Masters Degree in Social Work
Interests: Movies, reading, painting, shopping, hanging out with friends, and biking
Specialties: Cardio and endurance training, strength and conditioning
Philosophy: No matter how steep the mountain, have faith in the first step. You are stronger with every step you take.
Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise with Yoga training, Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning, First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Interests: Taking group exercises classes and working out at the RWC, volunteering, traveling, meeting new people
Specialties: Indoor cycling, resistance training, yoga, encouraging patrons to step out of their comfort zones
Philosophy: Whatever is worth having will not come easy, you got to earn it, so keep putting in the work and pushing those limits!
Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise; Zumba Basic 1; Zumba Basic 2; Kickboxing Skills and Drills; AFAA Health Coaching Skills; American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Associate in the Arts in Hospitality Management from Florida State College of Jacksonville; Currently working on my Bachelor in the Arts, double majoring in Hospitality and Event Management as well as minoring in Fitness Training
Interests: Dancing is my passion, I do it all day, every day! Watching Family Guy whenever I possibly can! Helping others grow and develop in any way I can!
Specialties: Again I say... DANCING is in my heart and soul! Making people laugh in any situation possible! Turning any event into a positive one, no matter how negative it may seem!
Philosophy: My philosophy is "don't let anyone determine your happiness." We all have one thing granted to us in this world: the power of choice. We have the choice to feel a certain way about a certain event or scenario that happens to us, and that can determine how we travel on our journey through life!
Certifications: Mad Dogg Spinning, American Red First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences Pre-clinical.
Interests: Tea, chocolate, cats, books, comedies and all things related to fitness!
Specialties: Teaching spin, strength training, being loud and smiling.
Philosophy: Outside of the comfort zone is where all progress is made!
Certifications: AFAA Yoga Certification, American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED; Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Education: Seeking a B.S. in Child Development
Interests: fitness, dogs, nature walks, music
Specialties: body positivity
Philosophy: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
Certifications: Coach by Color
Education: B.S. in Mathematics Education, Currently a graduate student studying Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics Track
Interests: Reading, teaching (academics, group exercise, tutoring, mentoring), working on my Calculus website (Duran Learning)
Philosophy: A group of 10 can accomplish more than 10,000 working as individuals.
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor; American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Psychology Minor, Criminal Profiling Certificate
Interests: Music, Art, Fitness, Behavior & Mental Health
Specialties: Barre, Kickboxing
Philosophy: "As long as your heart pumps and lungs expand, you can rise to this occasion."
Certifications: Mad Dogg Spinning, American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED
Education: Currently seeking a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Fitness Training and Art History
Interests: Infectious disease research, group ex classes, music, nerd movies, and anything cat related
Specialties: Cycling, Sarcasm, Puns
Philosophy: “We cannot build the future by avenging the past” –T.H. White, The Once and Future King
Certifications: Coach by Color Cycle, American Red Cross First Aid/ CPR/ AED
Education: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health & Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Spanish Language
Interests: Photography, finding new music, Aubrey Graham
Specialties: Being hilarious, Cycling
Philosophy: "Don't forget the happy thoughts"
Certifications: AFAA Yoga Certification
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Interests: being outside, upside-down, and yummy food
Specialties: inversion yoga and vinyasa yoga
Philosophy: Smile at everyone you see and find delight in those around you, the world needs to feel your love.
Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise, Coach By Color Cycle, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical and a minor in Health Services Administration
Interests: Hip-Hop and R&B music, dancing, biking, art, animals, nature, Netflix, singing throwbacks at the top of my lungs
Specialties: Cycle, Hip-Hop dance, getting things poppin'
Philosophy: Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.
Certifications: Zumba Basic 1, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Pursuing a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Studio Art/Drawing & Illustration
Interests: Dancing, staying fit, drawing & painting, traveling, sports, playing video games, singing every lyric of every Broadway musical ever, and my dog Nico
Specialties: Cardio training, Zumba/Dance formats, and making people smile and laugh
Philosophy: You know your body. You know your limits. You know your goals. You're moving and that's what counts. I'm proud of you!
Certifications: SCW Group Fitness, American Red First Aid/CPR/AED, Cardio Tennis
Education: Currently pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences: Pre- Clinical
Interests: Greys Anatomy, soccer, fitness, chocolate
Specialties: Strength training
Philosophy: If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you.
Certifications: AFFA primary Group Exercise Zumba Basic 1; Aqua Zumba; Zumba Gold & America Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: my major is Business Management my minor is Fitness Training
Interest: bowling, swimming, group exercise classes, hanging out with friends, Dancing with the Stars, America Idol
Specialties: Dancing is my passion. I help give people strength.
Philosophy: My philosophy is that I want people to be happy, to make great choices and make a difference. I want to spread my message that with an open mind and open heart together we can do anything!
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, NETA group exercise, Red Cross CPR & First Aid
Education: Pursuing Sport & Exercise Science
Interests: Anything active, mud runs, working out, food, chocolate, dancing, shopping!
Specialties: Fat loss/ weight loss, hypertrophy
Philosophy: "Once you put your mind to something, there’s no stopping you"
Certifications: YogaFit Level 1, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education:Currently pursuing a B.S in Health Sciences
Interests: Powerlifting, being outside, cats, and Carmel & Cheese kettle corn
Philosophy: Don't waste your time on things you don't enjoy, do what makes your heart happy.
Certifications: Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training; Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instruction; Active IQ Circuits; Active IQ Indoor Cycling; Active IQ Kettlebells; Vision Fitness Academy Certificate in Padwork; Active IQ Level 3 Pre & Post-Natal Certificate
Education: Currently studying Sport and Exercise Science at UCF. In my previous life I have a 2:1 LLB Law from University of Southampton and an Msc in Shipping Business from Solent University
Interests: Family time, running, squash, tennis, skiing, listening to podcasts, travelling, retail therapy and watching sports - especially golf and soccer
Specialties: Strength and cycle classes; Pre / post-natal and female fitness
Philosophy: Dream big, Sparkle more, Shine bright
Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise, Beachbody LIVE TurboKick, Beachbody LIVE Cize, Beachbody LIVE CORE DE FORCE, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR
Education: Bachelor's in Biology and Psychology from UCF in 2012, currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program and also pursuing a graduate certificate in Cognitive Sciences
Interests: Animals & nature, coffee, being a dog-mom, dancing, reading, and cooking
Philosophy: "If you are going to have doubts...doubt your limitations, not your potential."
Certifications: POP Pilates Certification, American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
Education: Currently pursuing a B.S. in Statistics.
Interests: Pasta, New York Yankees, John Mayer, Dancing, Re-watching the same episodes of The Office, Cooking, Stretching
Specialties: POP Pilates
Philosophy: "Self confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it."
Certification: AFAA Yoga Certification and American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED
Education: Pursuing a bachelor in Psychology
Interests: Veganism, cats, running, painting, music, personal development books
Specialties: Yoga, promoting healthy lifestyles
Philosophy: The person you are someday going to be you are now becoming, so see people not for who they are, but for who they can become.
Certifications: American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Education: Pursuing a B.S. in Sport & Exercise Science
Interests: Stress naps, memes, dark humor, travel, running, picking things up/putting them down, Harry Potter, & puppers/doggos
Philosophy: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” - Samuel Beckett
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