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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

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.


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 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.



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!!

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!

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!











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