Meet the Instructors

Meet the Instructors

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Abby

  • Field of Study: Public Relations
    Area of Specialty:Dance Fitness
    Certifications:REFIT Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy:It doesn’t matter what stage you are in life, what you look like, or how coordinated you are, if you really want something to change, you have the power to do it!
    I love working at UREC because I am able to show people that they can learn to find something they enjoy while also getting a great workout!

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Elizabeth

  • Field of Study: Business Manager in the Biological Science Department
    Area of Specialty: Cycle, Coach by Color, Cycle Tiger Beats
    Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Schwinn Indoor Cycling
    Fitness Philosophy: Stress can get you down, my class will raise you up!
    I love working at UREC because I wanted to be part of the place that helped me find my worth when I was struggling to find myself.

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Grace

  • Field of Study: Criminology and Psychology
    Area of Specialty:Cardio Kickboxing and Boxmaster
    Certifications:ACE Boxmaster
    Fitness Philosophy:There are countless ways to exercise; find something you enjoy so you will look forward to it and enjoy a healthier life.
    I love working at UREC becausebeing a kickboxing instructor is something I’ve always thought about since I took martial arts classes in high school. I love being able to learn new skills, get a great workout, and have fun all while sharing this experience with my classes.

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Rebecca

  • Field of Study: Landscape Architecture
    Area of Specialty:Cycling
    Certifications:ACE Group Fitness Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy:Working out shouldn’t be a chore, but something that makes you feel good. Keep an open mind, stay creative, and make it fun!
    I love working at UREC because of the community and atmosphere. It makes instructing classes supportive and fun.

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Tariah

  • Field of Study: Education
    Area of Specialty: Cycle
    Certifications: AFAA Indoor Cycling Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy: Make it fun ad find your own way to make fitness enjoyable and exciting.
    I love working at UREC because I get to bring my own unique way of cycling to UREC. Adding choreography while spinning can make everyone feel like they are dancing on a bike.

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Lauren

  • Field of Study: Marketing
    Area of Specialty:Cycle
    Certifications:ACE Group Fitness Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy: Anything is better than nothing. Don’t be afraid to start!
    I love working at UREC because I get to inspire others, the same way I was inspired by UREC my freshman year to lead my own classes.

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Janice

  • LSU Staff: International Services
    Area of Specialty: Yoga and Pilates
    Certifications: Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
    Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is a key part to the foundation of good health and well-being. Namaste’
    I love working at UREC because the UREC facility is top notch and I am proud to be a long time instructor here. The UREC staff is always helpful, efficient and team players to provide great services for the LSU students.

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Grace

  • Field of Study: Biochemistry and Philosophy
    Area of Specialty: Pilates
    Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy: True healing comes from nourishing the mind, body, and soul.
    I love working at UREC because I am passionate about motivating others to be the best version of themselves.

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Hallie

  • LSU Faculty Member: Urban Forestry and Ecology
    Area of Specialty: Guided meditation and Yoga Nidra
    Certifications: Yoga Nidra
    Fitness Philosophy: Find your passion and do it!
    I love working at UREC because I get to introduce people to meditation the easy way. The meditator just lies down and gets comfortable, while I guide them through the process. It’s so easy to do, and the benefits are lifelong.

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Cailyn

  • Field of Study: Kinesiology Pre-Med
    Area of Specialty: HIIT Strength
    Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Stairmaster HIIT, Boxmaster
    Fitness Philosophy: Make your fitness your own. Find ways to move that you loe and stick with them!
    I love working at UREC because I get to create a community experience that drew me to GroupX classes when I first started attending classes. I now have a passion for teaching others.

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Amanda

  • Field of Study: Social Work
    Area of Specialty: Indoor Cycle
    Certifications: Stages Indoor Cycling (ACE, AFAA, NASM)
    Fitness Philosophy: Moving your body is so important, and loving the way you move in even more important. Exercise is something that should be fun and attainable for people of all fitness levels.
    I love working at UREC because it gives me a platform to share my passion for fitness with others.

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Emma Grace

  • Field of Study: Psychology and Sociology
    Area of Specialty:Dance Fitness
    Certifications:Refit Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy:As long as your body is moving and your heart is happy, that is the best way to be healthy!
    I love working at UREC because I get to use my certifications to connect with more students on campus from all spheres of life.

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Ariane

  • Field of Study: Rehabilitation
    Area of Specialty:Xtreme Hip Hop, HIIT, ZUMBA, Kickboxing, TRX, Strength Training
    Certifications:Xtreme Hip Hop and Xtreme Burn
    Fitness Philosophy:Excuses keep you from being great. You can do anything, just don’t quit.
    I love working at UREC because I get to introduce a new and trending format in the Xtreme workouts that are productive and fun.

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Kristin

  • Field of Study: Wetland Ecology
    Area of Specialty:Yoga, Pilates, Functional Fitness
    Certifications:Ypga and Pilates
    Fitness Philosophy:The best type of fitness nurtures the whole person. Avoid the performative stuff and dig into what lifts you up and brings you more awareness.
    I love working at UREC because I get a platform to share my skills with the LSU community.