This motivational program offers a certified trainer who will assess your fitness level, establish healthy and safe fitness programs and take you on a journey to achieving your goals. The benefits of a trainer include a one-on-one experience that is specific to your needs and schedule. They will also provide you with the tools to be successful with a wealth of knowledge and experience about fitness, wellness and trends that will provide you with the best work out of your life. Personal trainers are also able to administer fitness and body fat assessments. This is a great first step to starting a fitness program or just to track your progress by identifying strengths and weakness as well as a tool to track achievements in an individualized fitness program. The 1 hour assessment conducted by a certified personal trainer includes: a measure of resting heart rate, circumference measurements, and body fat, a test of sub maximal cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and strength.
Please register at the Welcome Center at the Fascitelli Center or Rec Service Center at the Mackal Field House. Cash, check, or any major credit card are accepted. Please Note: There is a $20.00 fee for all returned checks.
Meet the Trainers
I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.) and I hold a B.S. In Kinesiology from UMass Amherst. Currently, I am working towards my doctorate in physical therapy here at URI. My goals this year are to increase my weights on all my power lifts and increase muscle hypertrophy. I also want to continually vary my workout routines for optimal results and personalization.
A certified ISSA personal trainer, currently a junior Kinesiology student and is also interning at South County Sports Performance. My focus is on correcting movement patterns, increase flexibility, and athletic based training. I am currently pursuing my Strength and Conditioning Certification.
LETICIA OROZCO, M.S., C.P.T.
I have one of the most amazing jobs, which is working with students and exercise participants of all ages on the university campus and community. I have a MS from Southern Connecticut State University in Human Performance, a BS from the University of Connecticut in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Nutrition. I’m also nationally certified as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, ACE certified stretch specialist, and Nautilus training certified. I am an adjunct Professor for the Kinesiology Department as well as provide lectures on campus and to the community in the area of Exercise Sociology. I have the unique privilege to be a part of the plan, design, construction and delivery of our new fitness and wellness center a 31,000 sq ft facility, scheduled to open Fall 2013. My personal philosophy is “If there is a will there is a way, so don’t stop trying”.
Welcome! I am the Fitness & Wellness Specialist for the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Program. I completed my 200-hr RYT Vinyasa Yoga Training through Thames Street Yoga and hold trainings/certifications through Balanced Body Pilates, YogaFit, AFAA, LesMills BodyPump, and Zumba. My undergraduate studies focused on Health Promotion/Fitness Management and Dance at Rowan University in New Jersey. I completed my M.S. in Kinesiology at URI with research focused on body awareness and self-objectification in different exercise modalities. As a group exercise instructor, my mission is to help you use your own body as a vehicle to finding your own bliss. Whether I am teaching Yoga, Pilates, Dance, or Body Pump, I will guide you to cultivate awareness of breath, posture, and alignment while keeping a light heart. I aim to shift your perspective of movement from a task to a joyful way of living.
I recently accepted the position of Fitness and Wellness Specialist at the University of Rhode Island and am a graduate of URI– GO RAMS! Very exciting to be back here on campus where my fitness career began. Prior to accepting this position, I have eight years training military personal in tactical, functional and physical performance at Naval Station Newport. Three years working with high school students and coaches as well as college and adult athletes to improve their core strength, injury prevention, sports performance and overall health. My training philosophy is to build strength from the inside out to achieve sport and fitness goals at any stage of life. ACE certified Personal Trainer, ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, TRX® Group Certified, Kettle Bell Concepts Level 1 Instructor and Insanity® Certified.
Hello All! I received my undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Rowan University and am currently in a graduate program studying Mass Communication with a specialization in Organizational Behavior. Outside of academics I have certifications in Zumba, YogaFit level 1, AFFA, BodyPump, and Personal Training. I strive to get the most out of my sessions/ classes and my mission is to help others safely achieve the fitness goals they aspire to and motivate others to create a better lifestyle.