Meet the Instructors

Meet the Instructors

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Joy Blanchard

  • LSU Faculty Position: Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration
    Area of Specialty: Cycle
    Certifications: Spin Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
    Fitness Philosophy: Don’t workout to maintain appearance, do it to maintain good health and performance.
    I love working at UREC because I get to teach novice riders cycling is adaptable to all and it is a life long activity.

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Elizabeth Hlucky

  • 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 Keller

  • 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 Lucia

  • 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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Hannah Moran

  • Field of Study: Public Relations and Business Admin
    Area of Specialty:HIIT, Body Weight Burn, Total Body Burn, Interval Conditioning
    Certifications:
    Fitness Philosophy:Motivate others during my workouts and create modifications for all skill levels so everyone leaves my class feeling stronger both mentally and physically.
    I love working at UREC because the sense of family and community the UREC environment provides. There are a variety of things to do a greys to meet new people.

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Tariah Alex

  • 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 Steven

  • 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 Goodloe

  • 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 Brandhurst

  • 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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Gabby Gilmore

  • Field of Study: Biochemistry and Nutrition
    Area of Specialty: HIIT, Hardcore, Strength
    Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Training
    Fitness Philosophy: My goal is to help others reach their fitness goals by giving them the tools and knowledge to do so.
    I love working at UREC because it allows me to follow my passion for fitness and share this passion with the LSU community.

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Grant Gordon

  • Field of Study: Finance
    Area of Specialty: HIIT, Hardcore, Strength
    Certifications: CFL1
    Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is about finding routines that you enjoy and allows growth. Consistency is key!
    I love working at UREC because fitness has always been important to me and now I get to incorporate it into my job.

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Sarah Miller

  • Field of Study: Psychology and Pre-Law
    Area of Specialty:HIIT, Barre, Tiger Pump
    Certifications:ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Barre Above, HIIT
    Fitness Philosophy: Progress over perfection.
    I love working at UREC because I get to provide a fun and positive workout environment for the LSU community.

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Hallie Dozier

  • 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 Jones

  • 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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Elijah Smith

  • Field of Study: Construction Management
    Area of Specialty: Total Body Burn, Body Weight Burn
    Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor
    Fitness Philosophy: Workout like Goku!
    I love working at UREC because I get paid to workout and lead others.

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Emma Grace Spencer

  • 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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Kaylen Rice

  • Filed of Study: Coming Soon
    Area of Specialty: Coming Soon
    Certifications: Coming Soon
    Fitness Philosophy: Coming Soon
    I love working at UREC because Coming Soon

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Abbie Lafleur

  • Field of Study: Kinesiology and Pre-Physical Therapy
    Area of Specialty: HIIT, Bootcamp, Total Body Conditioning, Pilates
    Certifications:ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Mat Pilates
    Fitness Philosophy: Do something today your future self will thank you for doing.
    I love working at UREC because I loved doing the GroupX classes as my workout, and now I get to be a part of creating them!

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Ariane Franklin

  • 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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Jessica Frum

  • Field of Study: Child and Family Services
    Area of Specialty: ZUMBA
    Certifications: ZUMBA Basics 1
    Fitness Philosophy: The best workouts involve sweating out the stress with a smile on your face!
    I love working at UREC because I am passionate about helping people find a healthy and positive outlet. ZUMBA has been a great stress reliever for me over the years and I am excited to share this joy with others.