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.
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Alexa is a senior at SCU from New Jersey. She was a competitive dancer and cheerleader for over 10 years until her freshman year of high school when she fell in love with running. Through high school and college, she also started cycling, lifting weights, and attending HIIT and circuit classes to crosstrain. She has a passion for fitness, believing that on top of the numerous physical health benefits, exercise is a healthy way to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. She hopes to create an inclusive community where everyone feels supported to pursue their fitness goals in a fun, challenging environment.
Alexis has always led an active lifestyle through sports ever since she was kid, competing in soccer, cross country, track and field, basketball, and sailing throughout her life. After coming to college, she began weight lifting in the gym, and found that weight training was an amazing way to stay active, become stronger, destress, and overall lead a healthier life— both physically and mentally. The goal for her classes is to help people feel stronger and motivated at the end of each session. Fitness has changed the outlook on her life, and she hopes to motivate others to continue their fitness journey.
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).
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.
My name is Mireya and I am originally from Mexico. I'm a mother of four children and weekends are dedicated to my family. My fitness career started for fun and became a career four years ago. I started this journey teaching Fuego Fitness and I am currently also teaching at UFC Gym in Sunnyvale. I'm certified in Zumba and BollyX & U-Jam which is my favorite! I have created my own class named Bolly Fire which is a Bollywood Fun Cardio-Workout class with a twist of Latin Fusion.
Sarah Hays is a certified barre instructor based out of Labarre Studios located on The Alameda in San Jose. Certified in Barre (Barre Intensity), HIIT Pilates and Yoga Fusion (Labarre Studios) Sarah has been teaching for eight years and now serves as the Master Trainer and Wellness Development Coordinator. A student of barre for 9 years and avid Pilates student for 18 years, Sarah is also a proud member of the Santa Clara University staff, currently in her 15th year with SCU.
Vinesh just entered his first year at SCU from Fresno, California. He has been practicing yoga since 2014. In December of 2018 he traveled to Peru to get his 200hr YTT certification, and ever since has been teaching yoga. He loves how yoga has been key in helping him center himself physically, mentally, and spiritually. His classes offer a peaceful way in creating a mind-body connection.