Fitness Class Instructor Bios
Claudette has been teaching Yoga for WSU, at both Ogden and Davis Campuses, since 2005. She has completed 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), 500 Hour E-RYT, and is currently 1,000 Hour RYT certified, she’s also a registered Yoga Alliance Educator for their Teacher Training Program. When you attend her classes she wants you to feel strong, capable, and successful.
Andrea has been teaching yoga in the community for many years. She completed her 200 RYT training through the Yoga Loft in Ogden. She loves to share her passion for yoga with students and hopes that her classes offer a fun and welcoming space to create an opportunity for growth and renewal. Andrea lives in Ogden and loves to spend time in the mountains with her family and pups.
Candace has been a certified ACE Personal Trainer since 2016 and is aspiring to be a Group Fitness Instructor. She has competed in track and field for 6 years as a sprinter, and is now part of the Dance Department for Weber State University. Candace has a strong enthusiasm about health and wellness, and enjoys helping others find success through fitness!
Kaylee has been an A.C.E Certified Group Fitness Instructor for over 2 years. She started instructing at the University of Hawai'i and now she's finishing up her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science here at Weber State. When she's not in the gym, you can find her outside hiking, swimming, or snowboarding. Kaylee teaches boot camp style classes that incorporate both cardio and strength training. She loves to switch up her workouts, so be ready to learn something new every class! Kaylee has a strong passion for fitness and health and hopes to spread the love through teaching!
Julie is a Water Aerobics Instructor. She has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of different environments, from Community Centers,Rehabilitation programs to Hospital based Health and Wellness programs. She has been teaching Water Aerobics for 12 years and at Weber State for the last 6 years. She completed Water Aerobic certification from AEA and AAI.
Julie Boam has been practicing yoga over five years, and has completed both her 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs at Infusion Yoga & Pilates. She was drawn to the practice of yoga when she felt life was leaving her frazzled and fatigued. She realized that she felt a disconnect between the to-do list that had to be tackled every day, and the authentic person she really was at her center. Yoga became an essential tool to consciously yoke the body and spirit as a whole, rather than two separate parts that don’t get to talk often enough. Julie also enjoys stand up paddle boarding, hiking, reading, and writing.
Lori Harlin has been a Certified Group Fitness Instructor for over 25 years, “Teaching is not a job for me, it’s a fun way to get to work out and interact with a great group of people, I love my students and the positive energy they bring to class”. She’s taught a variety of classes, for a broad range of participants, to include teaching in Okinawa, Japan. She teaches Boot Camp, Circuit, Cycle, Step, and Strength & Cardio. She believes there is never a bad day at the gym, working out is not just looking good on the outside, its feeling great on the inside. Don’t miss out on opportunities to be the best you, ‘It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you are not’…
Meg received her certifications through YogaLife Teacher Training. She has completed the 200 and 300 hour training programs, and she has recently obtained a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification.
Meg is grateful for her yoga practice, and to all those who have influenced her on her journey. She strives to honor those teachers who have aided her on and off the yoga mat, through her teaching and in her personal yoga practice. She has a strong love of yoga and a dedicated practice, and hopes to share that love and dedication with anyone who is willing to get on a mat.
Kassie has been certified in Zumba since May 2015. When she initially obtained her certification and was not teaching at Weber State, she started offering free Zumba classes in the office she worked at so she could gain practice. You gotta start somewhere! Outside of Zumba, she loves hiking, riding her bike, and has completed several half marathons. Also, she is currently a junior at Weber State, majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. She loves teaching Zumba and always wants to maintain a high energy in her class. Kassie looks forward to you coming to her class and having a great time… Remember, don’t take yourself too seriously!
Kim has been instructing fitness classes since August 2016 and is currently studying Exercise Science at Weber State. Kim started teaching boot camp classes and has now been teaching suspension training classes. Kim loves to keep her classes alive and fresh by continually challenging class attendees according to their fitness level. If Kim isn’t in the gym lifting weights, you can find her either cookin’ good food, reading a good book or lifting more weights somewhere else… :)
Michelle Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance Management with a minor in Nutrition from Weber State University. She was introduced to yoga in 2000 and she completed her 1000 hr RYT January 2011 and a 200 hr RYT in March 2013 and is now an ERYT 500 through Yoga Alliance. Michelle has a daily Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice and continues to study with her teachers Kino MacGregor and Sammy Brown as often as she can. She also studies Ayurveda and has a daily meditation practice. Michelle believes that the principles of yoga and Ayurveda will help people find true lasting health and wellness. She believes yoga is a very personal practice and encourages students to stay connected internally through their breath during the practice. Michelle's classes focus on breath, strength, mind-body awareness, and having fun.
Rachelle Krohn E-RYT has been teaching Yoga since 2009 with experience in studios, gyms, and various corporate settings. She has studied a variety of styles: Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Restore/Yin, Trauma-Sensitive Therapy & meditation. She enjoys teaching diverse groups and blends these varieties into practical lessons with modifications or advanced options approachable for whatever level you are at. She is also certified in mat Pilates, and incorporates lots of core-work into her classes.
She is a current Health Promotion student and Ambassador of Campus Recrecation at Weber State University. Coordinator for the Ogden Yoga Festival. She has ran marathons, Ragnar relays, a triathlon, snowboards, SUPs, avid mountain-lover. She is a mom and active advocate for Type 1 Diabetes with years of experience in clinical care and nutrition. She grew up in Oregon, but Utah is now her home. You can usually find her on the mountain with her dogs!
Shelly's passion has been riding the hills and highways of Utah for over a decade, and teaching communication classes along the Wasatch Front. Her love for teaching and cycling have collided, and as of 2017 she was certified through Schwinn as a Cycle Instructor. She is our newest Cycle Instructor, but don't let that fool you, she guarantees a challenge, sweat and lots of fun or your money back ; -)
Sherilyn has been an Internationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal trainer for over 11 years. She started her Fitness Career in Okinawa, Japan and realized SHE LOVES TO TEACH! She has taught a variety of classes throughout her career including Group Personal training, PIYO, CIZE, Zumba, Step, Strength Training, Bootcamp, Kids camp, Spin, and more! She has also taught a very broad range of participants and does everything she can to make fitness FUN for all. Sherilyn enjoys watching people become healthy and her motto is “Love yourself enough to take care of YOU!”
My name is Andrea. I graduated at Weber on December 15, 2017 in Dance Performance and Choreography. I didn't start dancing until I came to the Weber dance program in the Spring of 2015. In a way I feel that has made me a stronger dancer and teacher. I see everyone as equals, and I believe that everyone can dance, even the simplest action could be considered dance. Dance is a great way to cleanse the soul and learn yourself even better. I'm not perfect, but then again, none of us are, that's the beauty of being human, we get to learn from our mistakes and allow them to refine us. My Zumba class is for everyone, men and women. The goal I have for the class is to make you sweat, smile, and let loose. If you don't think you're coordinated or that you can't dance, I encourage you to come anyways. My class is a no judgement zone, and if you get lost for a minute keep your body moving until you catch on again. The more people the more energy and the more fun the class will be. I love people, and wish every single person could see how truly amazing they each are.
- Andrea Sward
Teri has a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and is the Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University. She is an ACSM Certified Group Exercise InstructorSM and an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer. Teri has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude.
David Woods, M.F.A., University of Arizona, B.F.A., University of Utah, ACE Personal Trainer, AFFA Certified, Resist-a-Ball Master Trainer and Brick Bodys Spin instructor, he has been a dance and fitness professional since 1985, His Ballet training began under the direction of William F. Christensen, Ballet West and various teachers through-out the pacific ballet region. He has performed with Lexington Ballet, Lexington Kentucky, Montgomery Ballet , Montgomery Alabama, Ballet Arts ensemble, Tucson Arizona , Utah Ballet , Salt Lake City Utah and Utah Regional Ballet. He was the recipient of the Dance Magazine Craft of Choreography Scholarship and received the Capezio talent award for dance. David has taught Ballet for Eastern Kentucky University, The University of Arizona and guest taught for Brigham Young University. He is a sought after instructor because of his motivating demeanor and his diverse knowledge and background. He is Pilates certified through the Physical-Mind Institute and Balanced Body Education. From Ballet dancer, Choreographer, University and Regional Instructor he incorporates all methods and techniques from his background to give you a solid, inspiring and challenging workout.
Rachel has been doing Zumba since 2015, and strongly believes that you can party your way into getting healthy. She is a junior at Weber State University, Majoring in Elementary Education. Rachel was unable to walk for some her life, and since then has dedicated her life to enjoying a functional body and doing something good for your body every day. She has been dancing since 2012, and in that time, has learned modern, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, theatrical theater, ballroom, and Latina dancing. When not doing Zumba Rachel enjoys spending time with her dog Blackie in the wonders of nature.