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  • RT @URISEC: Here's a trio of events to kick off the 2015-16 school year. We'll see you there!
  • 2nd Annual Battleship Championship! Sink your opponents and be the last canoe floating! 9/17, 9-11 PM at the TAC
  • Facilities will be closed Monday for Victory Day
  • The Mackal-Tootell Complex and Fascitelli Center will close at 6pm. We that power will be restored for us to reopen at 6:30am tomorrow.
  • Tootell Aquatic Center closed due to power outage. Mackal Cardio Center and Fascitelli Center are open

Fitness & Wellness

 Group Fitness Programs

Meet the Instructors



Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness


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”.


Fitness & Wellness, Specialist

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 focu
sed 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.


Fitness &
Wellness, Specialist

This is 2nd year in 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.

Fitness & Wellness, Graduate Assistant

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.


I am a fourth-year pharmacy student. I’ve been teaching spin classes for over a year and I am also a certified kickboxing trainer and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. I fell in love with fitness three years ago when I realized it was time to turn my life around. I lost and have kept off over 85lbs. I believe in the power of group fitness and personal training as tools for health, fitness, and wellness.


I am currently a senior in the Health Studies Program at URI. This semester is my first teaching classes at URI! I will be teaching Spin and Cardio-Kickboxing. I have been teaching Spin for about 7 years now and Cardio-Kickboxing for 3 years. I am really looking forward to teaching at the Mackal-Tootell Complex.



I am a sophomore from Connecticut studying Communicative Disorders. I am a member of the Delta Zeta sorority on campus. This upcoming semester I am teaching two Zumba classes on Sunday and Monday nights. Dancing is my favorite activity!




I am a sophomore human development and family studies student from Pennsylvania. This semester I am teaching Zumba classes! I love to dance, I have been a competitive dance for 14 years and I love to be around other people!


I am a junior Health Studies student from New York. I will be teaching a mixture of yoga classes this semester. I have found teaching because of such passion as a student and I am eager to share my practice with others.



I am a sophomore majoring in Film from New Jersey. This semester I am teaching two classes, Barre45 & Ballet Barre Burn. I have danced for years and can’t wait to share my love and experience at URI!



Hello! I have been at URI in the Nutrition Department since September 2001, and teaching Group Ex classes most of that time. This semester I am teaching a mostly spin classes, but I like a wide variety, using resistance equipment, steps, & more.  I enjoy lots of different outdoor activities, during all four seasons!



I work as an Academic Advisor in the College of Business.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I have been teaching Group Exercise for over 20 years at various places including the YMCA, Newport Naval Base, Gold’s Gym, community groups and now at the new Fascitelli center. Fitness is my passion and I am so excited to be a party of a college community in both academics and wellness. If you don’t see me in the gym, you may see me running on campus or in a local race. I love to mix it up and keep the participants challenged. You’ll leave class happy and sweaty!!


Hello, everyone!   I’m a Junior Supply Chain Management Major and I will be teaching Zumba this semester.  I’ve been certified in Zumba Basics for 2 years now.  I also have 14 years of dance experience.  This year I would like to help my students attain/maintain physical fitness and reduce stress by providing fun and energetic Zumba classes!



I am a sophomore and this is my second year teaching yoga here at URI! I am a communication major and a business minor. Also I love to dance!




I am a junior majoring in Early Childhood Education. I am AFAA certified and enjoy teaching a variety of group exercise classes such as cardio, HIIT, strength training and core classes. I believe that exercising is the best way to relieve any kind of stress and it also radiates positive energy all around. Nothing comes close to the feeling of being done with your workout when you know that you have reached your fullest potential. Make URI group exercise a part of your life and release some endorphins with us!



My yoga journey began over 13 years ago when a friend urged me to try a class at my local YMCA. Having studied jazz dance for several years as a young adult, the stretching and lengthening techniques of the yoga poses felt very natural and seemed to touch every muscle in my body. They were challenging and invigorating and each class was anew and deeper experience.  Consequently, my yoga practice quickly became an integral part of my life. It was not until last year when faced with some unexpected personal challenges, however, that I truly discovered the depth of yoga’s healing potential and its ability to awaken and transform the mind, body and spirit. As a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and a veteran teacher of art and design, I bring a creative and challenging flow to my yoga classes with an emphasis breath and movement. My goal is to share my love and passion for this ancient practice and to help others realize yoga’s transformative potential.

I am a junior (P1) pharmacy student from Maine. This semester I am teaching a variety of spin classes, Hard Bodies, 6-Week Shred, and Cardio Kick. I love to run and bike and do anything active!



Hi everyone! My name is Nick and I have been teaching group exercise for 5 years, and martial arts for 10. I love to let loose in class, and unleash all the energy that I have on a workout to make it fun, challenging, and bring my participants to a level of fitness that they never dreamed possible. Come to my classes to work harder than you ever have before, and maybe have a few laughs in the process too!




I am going into my senior year studying nutrition/dietetics. Fitness has always been a passion and I’ve been instructing for about 3 years. I’ll be teaching spin, bootcamps, and more. I can’t wait to work it out with you!



I am currently a senior student Finance at URI and teach Spinning classes.  Fitness is not a goal; it is a state of mind and a lifestyle.  It is my goal to bring fitness into as many lives as possible and to make it enjoyable for everyone in the process.














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