- Current Schedule
- Mind/Body and TRX® Specialty Classes
- Class Descriptions
- Meet the Instructors
- Participant Policies
Meet the Instructors
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 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.
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.
Hello my name is Nicole and I am a Junior this year studying Nutrition/Dietetics. I have a certification in Group Exercise and love instructing Spin. I’m excited for another year and want to help you all achieve your fitness goals. My goal this year is for you all to see you can do anything you set your mind to with determination and hard work.
I am a second year Speech-language Pathology Graduate. I am AFAA certified and this will be my fourth year teaching group aerobics at URI’s Rec Center. I am passionate about fitness and am experienced in teaching cardio, strength training, interval/circuit, and Pilate’s classes. This year, I hope to provide my classes with weekly challenges that help them burn off that extra cookie and gain confidence in their fitness skills.
Hi my name is Meredith, I am a Human development and Family Studies major and have a minor Psychology. I am certified in Zumba Basics 1, Zumba Basics 2, and Turbokick. I am passionate about fitness/group exercise instructing because I love to help people feel good about themselves and what better way is there to do that then in a fun environment with loud music and lots of sweat! Zumba is my favorite class to teach because it is a workout in disguise. Who wouldn’t want to booty shake their pounds away!?
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.
I am a Sophomore Marketing Major and am Zumba Level 1 Certified. I have been employed for four years by Seaworld Parks and Entertainment as a Professional Dancer/Dance Captain, and have 14 years experience with Dance Education (Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Lyrical). This year I would like to help my students attain/maintain physical fitness and reduce stress by providing fun and energetic Zumba workouts!
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 started teaching group fitness classes when I was in grad school and have not stopped because I love it so much! I have taught in the Boston area, in a small gym in NH, and in the Netherlands (in Dutch).
I am a Nursing major and am Zumba certified. This year I want my students to feel strong and beautiful. I want students to feel empowered and I want my classes to give them confidence, just like Zumba gave me confidence in myself and body. I want my students to inspire me like I hopefully will inspire them.
Hey guys! I’m a senior nursing student and this is my first year being a group fitness instructor. I’m really excited to start teaching and get everyone excited for Body Pump! I want people to feel stronger, happier, and healthier after they leave my class!
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.