Meet the Instructors

Spring 2020

Sarah Carney

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Biology

Class Sarah Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? “It’s a great way to take a break from the stress of school and meet new people!”


Sophie Dryer

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Global Business Leadership / Political Science 

Classes Sophie Teaches: Step & Butts n Guts

Why Group Fitness? "Working out with other people is so much more fun than working out alone!"


Maggie Farley

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor:Biology; Pre-Dental

Class Maggie Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness?  I enjoy working out in a group setting as we can motivate each other and have fun while doing it!”


Haley Hubbard

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Accounting

Class Haley Teaches: Yoga Sculpt

Why Group Fitness? “I love the energy of group exercise classes! It’s a spot where anyone, no matter his or her skill level, can go to get an amazing workout in. The motivation form instructors and support from everyone in the class makes for a much easier and more enjoyable workout!”


Morgan Hughs

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Elementary Education/ESL

Class Morgan Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? “Group Fitness allows CSB/SJU students to be able to try new things, stay active, stay accountable, takes breaks from school and work, and have fun while doing it. I love how inclusive the environment it! Anyone and everyone shoud it a try!”


Quinn Hynes-Marquette

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Communications / Gender Studies

Class Quinn Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? "Because I love the joy I feel when I dance, and I love helping others feel the same way."


Margaret Kobs

Year: Junior

Major/Minor:Biology/Hispanic Studies

Class Margaret Teaches: Yoga

Why Group Fitness? I want to help other Bennies realize their potential on and off the mat. I hope to bring a sense of peace and belonging to the classes I teach. I want to create a space where students feel they can explore their true selves through yoga and yogic philosophy. Every person has a light inside of them, and I hope I can help brighten that light or be a mirror to reflect it.


Summer Kubalak

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Classes Summer Teaches: TBC and Butts and Guts

Why Group Fitness? “I wanted to teach group fitness because I'm passionate about the value of exercise. I enjoy creating my own workouts, so why not share them with other people!”


Lauren Lafeber

Year: Senior

Major: Communication

Class Lauren Teaches: Yoga Sculpt

Why Group Fitness? "My hope is to get people excited about working out. I love being able to encourage people as they push new limits and work to better themselves."


Paige Mazal

Year: Senior

Major: Global Business Leadership

Class Paige Teaches: Pilates

Why Group Fitness? "I love to work out and stay active. I want to help others feel good about themselves."


Mckenna Meyer

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: GBUS/Accounting

Class Alexis Teaches: Butts N Gutts

Why Group Fitness? “I chose teaching because I love inspiring girls to be their best selves and being a part of that is something special!”


Lauren Miller

Year: Junior


Class Lauren Teaches: Step

Why Group Fitness? Group Fitness helps me to push my limitations and provides me the opportunity to establish new friendships!”


Michaela Reardon

Year: Senior

Major: Biochemistry & Pre-Med

Classes Michaela Teaches: HIIT & Step

Why Group Fitness? "Group Fitness is the perfect setting to enjoy working out with the company of others while pushing yourself to get stronger! Go Group Ex!"


Lauren Roberts

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Nutrition / Exercise Science

Class Lauren Teaches: Step

Why Group Fitness? “It is a fun environment to not only work in, but work out in. I like to motivate others while working out in a group setting!”


Zohra Ruoha

Year: Junior


Class Zohra Teaches: Yoga Sculpt

Why Group Fitness? I wanted to share my love for yoga by teaching it to others. I really enjoy helping and instructing students here on campus.”


Alexis Schmid

Year: Junior

Major/Minor:Psychology/Philosophy and Gender Studies

Class Alexis Teaches: Pilates

Why Group Fitness? “Group X is a great way to push yourself physically and socially! By becoming an instructor, I’ve been able to meet new bennies and johnnies and developed leadership qualities.”


Emma Solheim

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Nursing

Class Emma Teaches: Yoga

Why Group Fitness? “I love group fitness because it is a fun way to workout and get active!”


Maddie Sorum

Year: Senior

Major: Elementary Education

Class Maddie Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? "I feed off the energy of others. They inspire me and make working out fun."


Emily Olson

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Biology/Hispanic Studies

Class Emily Teaches: Yoga

Why Group Fitness? “I personally love working out in a group because you get to share a fun and healthy part of your day with those around you.”


Brooke Vandermyde

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Economics and Psychology

Class Brooke Teaches: Barre

Why Group Fitness? “In short: I believe that external movement and expression can bring about the positive internal change. Group fitness is a great environment to find an up-lighting community, try new things, and push yourself.”


Danielle Werning

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Global Business Leadership

Class Danielle Teaches: Yoga Sculpt

Why Group Fitness? “My mission is to help others discover the empowering effect that daily exercise can have on your mental, physical, and emotional health. I decided to become an instructor because I wanted to show others that fitness can be SO MUCH FUN! When I’m teaching, it doesn’t feel like a job at all because I’m having a blast!”