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Agnes

Certifications: BODYATTACK, BODYJAM, BODYPUMP

Major: Linguistics
Fitness Philosophy: “Everything is hard before it gets easy. Then make it harder.”


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Alex

Certifications: BODYATTACK & BODYJAM

Major: Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Affairs and the Advisor to the Black Greek Council and United Greek Council.
Fitness Philosophy: “Group fitness is all about the experience; whether it is the people, music or workout, there’s always something you can gain from challenging yourself to do something new. So dig deep and enjoy the experience!”


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Annmarie

Certifications: BODYPUMP, BODYFLOW, Cycle

Major: Kinesiology PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Mens sana in corpore sano” – A sound mind in a sound body.


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Billie

Certifications: Yoga Alliance

Major: Journalism
Fitness Philosophy: “A healthy life starts with a healthy body”


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Christine

Certifications: POUND, BODYPUMP

Major: English PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness should be fun and rewarding!  I believe in working out for self-empowerment.  If you choose fitness activities that make you feel strong and confident, fitness will become a stress-releasing habit, not a burden.”


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Courtney

Certifications: ACE Group Fitness, RIPPED, BODYPUMP

Major: MBA
Fitness Philosophy: “Strive to be better today than you were yesterday”


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Dan

Certifications: Les Mills, ACE, AFFA, NASM

Major: Employed
Fitness Philosophy: “Let’s just move!”


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Gwendolyn

Certifications: Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Major: Medicine/Community Health MD/PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for, nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills – it has to be earned through sweat.  It is something that we must build up”


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Jeanne

Certifications: Aqua Fit

Major: Retired
Fitness Philosophy: “My fitness philosophy is all about ageless movement and feeling confident about exercise. Aqua fit exercise gives participants support and friendship which gives incentive to return to class week after week.”


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Kelsey

Certifications: Spinning, BODYPUMP, TRX

Major: Neuroscience PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Being physically active is one of the most important gifts you can give to yourself, so find activities you love and create a routine that works for you!”


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Lauren

Certifications: BODYFLOW, PulsePointe BARRE

Major: Psychology PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness should be fun, so you will stick with it and get stronger and healthier.”


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Lesa

Certifications: AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, BODY ATTACK, BODY JAM, RIPPED

Major: Business Administration/Event Planning
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness and wellness should be a lifetime commitment.  We get fit for life not just for special occasions. Please don’t pick on yourself, take it one day at a time, make realistic goals and remember to HAVE FUN!  It’s all good!”


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Lila

Certification: Aqua Fit

Major: Retired
Fitness Philosophy: “Find what works for you, keep moving, and have fun!  Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed & give up, every little bit helps.”


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Maria

Certifications: BODYPUMP, BODYJAM, BODYFLOW, CXWORX, SH'BAM

Major: Graduated from EIU with a Major in General Studies, Minor in Psychology
Fitness Philosophy: “Working out should be FUN and CHALLENGING!  At the end of every session, you should feel PROUD of all you’ve accomplished!”


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Marissa

Certifications: 200hr RYT (Eight Limbed Path of Ashtanga Yoga including Hatha and Vinyasa Flow)

Major: Special Education
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness goes far beyond making you look good, it improves your health and well being, quality of life and self esteem.”


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Marta

Certifications: BODYPUMP

Major: MD/PhD Candidate in Neuroscience
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness is a journey, not a destination.”


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Nadia

Certifications: Zumba Basic Steps Level 1, POUND

Major: Germanic Language and Literature
Fitness Philosophy: “Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it!”


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Nicole

Certifications: ZUMBA

Major: Animal Science with a Concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Fitness Philosophy: “Let go of your worries and do everything with drive and happiness.”


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Nyssa

Certifications: BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, Spinning

Major: Linguistics PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “Fitness is personal, and there’s diversity in what “healthy” means to different people; find a workout that you love and exercising will become an act of wellness, something that enhances the quality of everything else you do in your life.”


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Pedro

Certifications: Zumba Basic 1

Major: Computer Science
Fitness Philosophy: “Let the party be your workout”


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Sarah

Certifications: ACE Group Fitness, BODYCOMBAT, Zumba

Major: Community Health PhD
Fitness Philosophy: “The essence of life is living well. Have fun with your workouts; push yourself, but know your limits; keep an open mind, and be kind to yourself.  Fitness is a journey.  Embrace it!”


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Sasha

Certifications: BODYATTACK

Major: Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Fitness Philosophy: “Motivated people find a way!”


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Tiffany Habbal

Certifications: Spinning, BARRE

Major: Kinesiology
Fitness Philosophy: “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”

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