Click on the names below to meet the members of our Fitness team!
All of our instructors hold national certifications in their area of expertise.
I am very excited to be joining Santa Clara University’s fitness program. I have over 20years experience as a Registered Dental Assistant. Being in the health care industry I understand the need for physical and mental health. One of main reasons I became certified as a group fitness instructor is to be a cheerleader for my workout buddies. Whether it’s the hour, the day or the weeks to follow. I want everyone who comes to class feel welcomed and that they belong. For that one hour they can focus on themselves in a fun, safe and positive environment. Allowing them to achieve effective mind and body heath. I am certified in World of Dance U-Jam Fitness (Cardio Dance Fitness), POUND (Cardio Jam session inspired by playing drums), and WERQ (Dance. Fitness. Workout). In my spare time, my husband and I love to take our four legged fur boys (Buster and Tomac) to the beach and/or hike. I also love to watch old classic movies.
Eversley Forte presents an energetic and motivating coaching approach to group exercise. His motto when teaching classes is “Let’s Play Hard, but Let’s Play Safe”. Eversley is the Executive Producer and Director of the Cardio Athletic Kickbox Video series. He has been a martial artist, actor and stunt performer on commercials and films for over 15 years. He trains in Brazilian Jiujitsu and Parcour, teaches Body Sculpting, Small Group and individual training, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, and Step classes. Eversley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is certified by the American Council On Exercise (ACE)and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Julia is a senior at SCU from Chicago, Illinois. I have been practicing yoga since I was 10 years old but realized how much of an impact it has made when I spent my first year at Miami of Ohio and didn’t have the chance to practice. During the process of transferring, I received my 200-hour yoga certification and taught at a studio at home during the fall. I have always loved high-intensity sports, I am currently training for a marathon, and I believe yoga plays a huge part in helping my mental and physical body while still providing a challenging workout. I hope I can provide a space where everyone can find a community and feel mental/physically strong when they leave.
Kimber is a junior at SCU from Chicago, IL. She has been dancing her entire life, specifically focused in ballet. She is currently a member of the SCU dance team and Santa Clara Dance Coalition to stay on task with fitness, and she completed her barre certification through Barre Intensity Training in 2021. Kimber has always admired the discipline and empowerment that can be learned through the practice of dance, pilates and overall healthy living.
Lauren is a junior Sociology major with Journalism and Sustainability minors. She grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and she loves to read and go on backpacking trips with friends! She began practicing yoga 6 years ago to cope with stress, and it has become such an important part of her mental, physical, and spiritual health
Lily is a first year at SCU! She is from Northern California and has been a recreational cyclist for 10 years, including road and mountain biking. During her junior year of high school, she joined a mountain biking team, but realized that she loved the cycling community more than the competitive atmosphere. In her senior year, she had the honor of being selected as an ambassador for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) Girls Riding Together (GRiT) program. She spent a year devoting her time to introducing female-identifying students to mountain biking. This past summer, she went on a road cycling adventure to the French Alps to climb 5 of the most famous Tour de France mountain stages. She wants to make this class a fun and welcoming place for everyone of all levels. Feel free to follow her instagram account (@lily_spin) for information and updates about class.
Maggie is a sophomore cycling instructor from downtown Chicago. She is an Economics major at the Leavey School of Business. Having grown up involved in musical theater and various athletic activities, Maggie has found a passion for cycling classes, as they combine music, movement, and motivation to elevate a workout that is both fun and beneficial. As a certified Spinning Instructor, Maggie hopes to use her classes as a tool to bring the SCU community together, offering a variety of classes adhere to the interests of attendees. She looks forward to an exciting new season and to seeing you on the bike!
Nicole is a law student at SCU from Austin, TX, where she did her undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught fitness for almost 6 years, including barre, pilates, ride/cycle, kettlebell, TRX, yoga, bootcamp, and circuit-style classes. An advocate for finding joy through movement, you can find Nicole doing all sorts of active things when she is not at Charney Hall or studying at home.