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Yoga Break Instructor
Christine has been in the fitness industry since 1984 and teaching Yoga since 1998. She has a 500hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification and is a Level 1 Yoga Therapist. She has training in reiki, energy exercise, group exercise and spiritual leadership certification. Christine is owner of a yoga studio and creator of YES- Yoga for Emotional Support. Her favorite thing about teaching yoga is guiding people to heal and to feel and be their best. She enjoys teaching dynamic flow classes that suit each individual on that day!
Milinda Rose Atallian
Cardio & Core Instructor
Milinda currently teaches and coaches at three different facilities, and enjoys the different nuances of each establishment. She is a certified personal trainer through ACE, as well as a general group exercise instructor. She is also certified to teach BODYPUMP, BODYFLOW, Les Mills SPRINT and has just completed the BODYCOMBAT training. Milinda is also certified to teach Spinning and CardioSport. Her passion for teaching came after she survived Breast Cancer. It was important for her to motivate others who have gone through, or are going through any type of illness, to keep moving forward.
Zumba Toning Instructor
Martha has been at the University for 20 years and is a Professor in Human Development and Family Studies, and the Director of the Delaware Institute of Excellence in Early Childhood. Martha teaches Zumba and Aqua Zumba.
Pilates Tone Instructor
Jennifer has been teaching in the Group Fitness industry since 2009 for local gyms in the area and the City of Newark. She is certified and licensed in different formats such as Pilates, Barre, Cardio Sport, Zumba, Zumba Toning, Strong by Zumba, Aqua Zumba. She feels it’s always important to connect with her students as she inspires them on their fitness journey. She enjoys giving back to others by organizing various fundraising events in her community and likes to work with special needs individuals. Her hobbies include running, biking and training for half and full marathons.
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BODYCOMBAT & GRIT Instructor
Chelsea is the Fitness Coordinator for the UD Employee Health and Wellbeing Program and is certified to teach BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, GRIT, Zumba, and Cycle. For Chelsea, group fitness to her is one of the most empowering programs to be involved in. As an instructor, you have the power to motivate and challenge participants to give their best absolute effort in everything they do. The best feeling is when you give your energy off to your participants, they give it right back, and all of you realize nothing is stopping you from completing this workout. That community “feel” is what draws Chelsea back each class.
Bootcamp & Barre Instructor
Renee has been teaching group exercise for 20 years and has been a personal trainer for 6 years. She loves connecting with members through music and movement and motivating them to be their best self. Her favorite quote is “Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
Cardio Strength & BODYPUMP Instructor
Jaime works as a Research Geologist at the Delaware geological Survey. She began teaching fitness classes for UD in 2011 and is certified in BODYPUMP, HIIT, and Cycle. Jaime discovered group exercise as a graduate student at UD and was immediately hooked on the energy, motivation, socialization and workout variety that comes with fitness classes. Her favorite part about teaching is helping members progress in their workouts and surprising themselves by achieving new milestones. Outside of teaching, Jaime loves to garden, cook, bake, hike and trail run!
Cardio Strength & Cycle Instructor
Polly is the Director of Conference & Event Services at UD and an adjunct professor in Hospitality Business management. With 30 years of fitness class teaching experience, Polly loves to have fun engage with her participants, while also improving their confidence, strength, health, and mindset at the same time.
Yoga and Meditation Instructor
Maryann is certified to teach Pilates, barre, Les Mills BODYFLOW, Les Mills BARRE, Aerial Yoga, and Meditation. Outside of fitness, Maryann is a paralegal and loves to travel and cook. Her favorite thing about teaching group fitness classes is the opportunity to connect with members and help inspire them on their wellness journey.
Tai Chi Instructor
Herbert is certified Health Coach and Tai Chi Chuan Instructor, as well as Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Consultant. Herbert loves to see students connect the “Breath” with the “Movements” eventually receiving the health benefits from their Tai Chi/Qigong practice.