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Fitness Instructors

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. 

Interested in teaching a fitness class for Campus Recreation? Email fitness@scu.edu for more information or students, see our employment page.

 

picture of Brandy, a fitness instructor

Brandy is a Marketing Professional by day and a certified Group Fitness Instructor by night (and sometimes early morning). She has been leading Group Fitness classes for 16 years. Class formats include Pound®, Body Pump, GRIT, CXWORX, Cardio Kickboxing, Bootcamp. An athlete, she has competed at the collegiate level in women's volleyball and track & field. Her philosophy is for participants to try new things and have fun during class. In her spare time, Brandy enjoys playing golf with her husband and snuggling with her four-legged fur baby, Bogey.

 

Diane has a B.A. in Exercise Science from Cal. State Northridge. She has been teaching group exercise for 30 years. Diane has worked with special populations including seniors and weight loss. Her formats are: step, sculpting, spinning, and boot camp.  For fun she likes to play tennis.

Eversley has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is certified by ACSM, ACE, and AFAA. Since 2001, he has been leading energetic and motivating fitness classes here at SCU. His coaching approach to group exercise allows him to challenge all fitness levels. Eversley is also the Executive Producer and Director of the Cardio Athletic Kickbox video and DVD series. He has been a martial artist, actor, and stunt performer on commercials and films for over 13 years.

Grace is an undergrad who fell in love with yoga the summer before her first year after tagging along with her parents to classes in her hometown of Chicago.   Her practice gave her reprieve from her hectic schedule of classes and extracurricular activities, and she began to crave the peace that yoga created in her mind.  Yoga also gave her a counter balance to the strenuous workouts of the Women's Club Rugby team.  She completed her 200hour training with CorePower Yoga the summer following her first year, and cannot begin to describe how much she is thankful for her practice and the people who have helped her develop it.  Her "omies," have inspired her to grow as a teacher and as a person, and she is thrilled to be able to share all that she has learned with her fellow broncos.

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Hannah was a ballet dancer for 15 years before injuries and a desire to improve her health led her to discover yoga. She took her very first class as a sophomore in high school, and just two years later she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training for her senior project. She is now a current sophomore at SCU who loves art, music, and feeling good. Her favorite thing about yoga is that there is no need to focus on anything besides oneself and their yoga mat. Her philosophy is to encourage, inspire, and empower others by discouraging competition in class and replacing self-consciousness with self-study (and a killer playlist.) 

 

Kiran is a graduate of Santa Clara University's law school and is currently practicing as a patent attorney. She was also working as a computer engineer for several years before and throughout her law school studies here at SCU. Kiran is certified to teach indoor cycling through Spinning(R), and has been a student of several styles of indoor cycling classes for nearly a decade. She incorporates her love of science into her routines by targeting specific muscles in every component of a ride. She's had a passion for team and individual sports for her whole life, and there's hardly a sport she hasn't tried at least once. When she isn't teaching indoor cycling or working as an attorney, Kiran is avidly rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, swimming or cycling outdoors.

 

Leslie has been practicing yoga since 2004, while pursuing her PhD in Oceanography at UC Santa Cruz. At first it was a physical outlet to keep her healthy and strong, but morphed into a deeper practice of mentally slowing down and observing. Her approach to yoga is trying to drop the awareness of the mind into the body, since her default is usually mind-driven: analytical, thorough, and concise. This translates directly into her yoga teaching style. Yoga allows the opportunity to integrate the mind and the body, attempting to turn your mind off from your constant inner thoughts. Her yoga style aims to move bodies in fun and exciting ways, pushing you into new postures previously thought impossible for you. 

 

Leslie became RYT200 certified through Jennifer Prugh’s Joy of Yoga program in early 2017, and is currently enrolled in her 500 hour. Studying under Jennifer for all these years has taught her that yoga creates space for joy, and a love for life to emerge. 

 

 

Bio for Meg to come 

Fitness instructor

Originally from the East Coast, sports have always been a big part of my life.  Rich played 4 years of NCAA College Basketball and moved to California about 18 years ago. He has been teaching classes for about 12 years and now enjoys watching his daughter run around fields and courts around the state. 

head shot fitness instructor Suzanne

Suzanne has a Masters degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a CPA. She is very passionate about fitness an has been teaching group exercise classes for 15 years. She is certified in nine Les Mills programs including BODYPUMP, GRIT, and CXWorx.  Suzanne enjoys attending sports events, particularly SF Giants games, and spending time with her son.

 

 

I'm a mother of three and a soon to be grandma! I grew up emerged in the salsa dancing world, and I've been a part of many salsa dancing teams competing since I young. I later discovered Zumba which has kept me motivated, happy and healthy. Dancing is a huge part of my life and encouraging others to exercise with dancing has been very fulfilling for me.