Meet the Instructors

Spring 2022

Morgan Hughs

Year: Senior

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!”

Emma Gronholz

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Elementary Education and Exercise Science Minor

Class Emma Teaches: Arms N Abs, Butts N Guts, and HIIT

Why Group Fitness? "I wanted to be in group ex to help others find their passion in exercise and healthy living!"

Lily Smalley

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Integrative Science

Class Lily Teaches: TBC (Total Body Conditioning) 

Why Group Fitness? "I choose to be an instructor because I want to take my passion for working out and to give that passion to my participants by motivating them to accomplish their goals."

Alex Kowalke

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Neuroscience, Pre-Med

Class Alex Teaches: Yoga 

Why Group Fitness? "Group Fitness cultivates community, strength, and peace within one hour. I find stillness in the space we create to become aware. This provides groundwork for the rest of my week. Group Fitness allows me to share my creativity, passion, curiosity, and joy with students who I might not have a chance to meet otherwise."

Elisabeth Picka

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Exercise and Health Science/Pre-Chiropractic

Class Elizabeth Teaches: Butts N Guts and HIIT

Why Group Fitness? “I’ve always been in sports since I was really little and I wanted to find something to be apart of that was active and fun! Health and fitness has been a large part of my life and to be able to teach it to others while having fun makes it the best job ever!”

Elissa Rooney

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Nutrition

Class Elissa Teaches: Hook and HIIT

Why Group Fitness?  "I have always been passionate about health and fitness being a Nutrition, Dietetics major. I wandered into a studio where I took a kickboxing Circuit class and I fell in love. I knew that I wanted to share my excitement and passion for this type of training with others, and CSB Group Exercise provided me with the perfect outlet to do so!"

Anna Hughes

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Psychology

Class Anna Teaches: Yoga Sculpt

Why Group Fitness? "I believe that working out should be rewarding and fun. Group fitness makes this easy. It is a place for everyone to support each other just by showing up to their mat and I am so happy to be a part of it!"
Rachel Hissam

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Elementrary Education

Class Rachel Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? The reason I teach Zumba is that I have been doing it for so long because it is a fun and effective workout and I want to be able to have others enjoy it the way I do!

Brenda Rojas Gudiierrez 

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Political Science Major with a minor in Global Business Leadership

Class Brenda Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? I love the sense of community and belonging music brings to everyone regardless of their ability! Zumba classes allow for each one of us to express ourselves in a room full of others with the same hopes :)

Elizabeth Libbey

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Elementary education

Class Elizabeth Teaches: Butts N Gutts and Step

Why Group Fitness?  My freshmen year the group exercise instructors made me feel welcome and comfortable using the fitness facilities, and I want to make sure all Bennies and Johnnies feel welcomed and able to utilize our great facilities.

Ellie Selisker

Year: Sophomore


Nursing major, psych minor

Class Ellie Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? I teach group exercise, because I love to workout and dance!

Grace Heck 

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Nursing

Class Grace Teaches: Zumba

Why Group Fitness? I’ve always loved to dance, and I love being able to teach in such a fun and uplifting environment!!

Savannah Hagen


Why Group Fitness? Dancing has always been one of my favorite ways to move my body and boost my mood! I always look forward to taking a break from school in the Group Ex Stuido!