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Group X Instructor Bios

As of Fall 2017

Get to know your Group X Instructors a little better.

 


 

Ashley Knight

Class: Bootcamp, Water X

Favorite class to teach: Bootcamp
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Alternative Rock
Major/Area of Study: Applied Health & Fitness, exercise focused
Fun Fact: She loves to crochet, and has an overstock collection of yarn!

 

 

 

 

 

Emily DavisEmily portrait

Class: Yoga
Favorite class to teach: Hatha Yoga
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: slow-vibe alternative/indie
Major/ Area of Study: Clinical Mental Health Masters
Fun Fact: She plays mandolin and is a birth doula. 

 

 

 

 

Erin BransfordErin B portrait

Fitness and Health Promotion Coordinator

Class: Cycle/Krank (including Power Hour), Abs & Arms, P90X Live!
Favorite class to teach: Power Hour Cycle/Krank
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Rock and older Pop songs
Major/Area of Study: Kinesiology
Fun Fact: She is obsessed with the TV show Survivor and often visualizes herself competing in Survivor challenges to push herself to work harder and overcome mental barriers when exercising.

 

Gabe FeitGabe portrait

Class: Abs & Arms
Favorite class to teach: Abs & Arms
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Imports - K-Pop, Latin Hip-hop, French Punk...
Major/Area of Study: Sociology, graduated winter of 2016
Fun Fact: Gabe LOVES what he does, because he gets paid to play everyday!

 

 

Haley Jones

Class: Cycle/Krank (including Power Hour), Water X
Favorite class to teach: Cycle/Krank

Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Top 40 with a mix of alternative
Major/Area of Study: Masters in Counseling
Fun Fact: She loves animals and has two dogs and a cat!

 

 

 

 

Jeannette SagerJeannette portrait

Class: All types of Yoga, Balletone
Favorite class to teach: Restorative Yoga
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Bluegrass
Major/ Area of Study: She is not a student currently.
Fun Fact: She was picked to sing the Star Spangled Banner at her eighth grade graduation, but isn't sure why. Jeannette wasn't in choir, nor did she sing! Was it a joke? We'll never know!

Jen Armbrusterjen portrait

Inclusive Rec and Fitness Coordinator/ Group Exercise Instructor

Class: Sneakercamp
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: 80s and 90s pop and rock
Fun Fact: She enjoys watching her child and his various activites, including swim lessons and t-ball, etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica BoydJessica portrait

Class: Hatha Jamz Yoga
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: A genre she calls 'Dark and Sexy'. It's like vampire music from the 80s. 
Major/Area of Study: I graduated with a double major- Marketing and Advertising and a graphic design minor.
Fun Fact: She was in a karaoke gang for years, still loves karaoke, and sings whenever she can!

Josh KreydatusJosh portrait

Class: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Express 26 Pose Yoga
Favorite class to teach: Express 26 Pose Yoga
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Synth/electro pop or traditional Indian temple music
Major/Area of Study: Arts and Letters, former Music major with a strong focus in Composition
Fun Fact: He makes his own homemade pizza dough and gifts it to his friends.

 

Kristin AndersonKristin portrait

Class: Power Vinyasa Yoga
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Electronic
Major/Area of Study: Biology, with a focus on plant ecology and climate change.
Fun Fact: She likes to write and read poetry.

 

 

 

Leina'ala SlaughterLei portrait

Class: U-Jam, WaterX
Favorite class to teach: U-Jam
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Hawaiian (Jawaiian, Contemporary)
Major/Area of Study: Community Development
Fun Fact: She loves to dance hula or Tahitian. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liana Bernard liana portrait

Group X Student Coordinator 

Class: Water X, HIIT + Abs, Lift Strong
Favorite class to teach: HIIT + Abs
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: EDM/Dub-Step
Major/Area of Study: Psychology, with a focus in workplace psychology. 
Fun Fact: She is a drummer and goes to percussion world championships every year with the drumming group OCIndoor. 

 

Lizzy TremaineLizzy portrait

Class: Zumba
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Salsa, Soca
Major/Area of Study: Applied Developmental Psychology
Fun Fact: She does musical theater!

 

 

 

 

Maddie Smithmaddie portrait

Class: Yoga
Favorite class to teach: Power Vinyasa
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: She loves to play "the flowy kind!" !
Major/Area of Study: Community Health Education
Fun Fact: Maddie's nose/ears were orange as a kid becaues she drank an abundance of carrot juice. 

 

 

Marina Diehl Marina portrait

Class: Bootcamp, Women Only Strength, Women on Weights
Favorite class to teach: Bootcamp
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, 80s & 90s
Major/Area of Study: Physical Activity & Exercise
Fun Fact: She lis a Hip Hop artist and part of a creative collective called FUTRO. She performs around town (and outside PDX), and just released a new EP and video with more to come.

Mark Fujii Mark portrait

Class: Foundation Training
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Ocean Waves
Major/Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering/ Business Administration 
Fun Fact: He is passionate about triathlons and has completed the Whistler Ironman race for the last 4 years. He says "It's beautiful there!". 

 

 

Megan SchneiderMegan portrait

Class: Yoga (Power Vinyasa, Advanced, Hatha)
Favorite class to teach: Power Vinyasa or Advanced, I like to flow :)
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Almost anything with female vocals 
Major/Area of Study: Sustainability Education
Fun Fact: She loves flowers! Her other side hustle besides yoga is working on a flower farm. She loves to be around flowers, work with them, and arrange them (during free time); She is a 'wanna-be florist'!

 

 

Michaela BiggeMichaela portrait

Class: Zumba
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Any music that makes me want to dance!
Major/Area of Study: Business Administration, Double Major in Human Resources and Leadership. 
Fun Fact: She is in a band and sings/plays ukulele.

 

 

 

Noel Liberty Noel portrait

Class: Power Vinyasa, Hatha, Gentle and Family Friendly Yoga
Favorite class to teach: Power Vinyasa and Hatha
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Electronic instrumental and soft, upbeat music
Major/Area of Study: Food science/nutrition 
Fun Fact: She likes to stay active in her community, explore, and keep up with her 2 year old. 

 

 

 

Rhiannon ReynoldsRhiannon portrait

Class: Cycle/Krank
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Pop/ Electronic
Major/Area of Study: Architecture
Fun Fact: She has a pet rat named Pinball. 

 

 

 

Ric NewellRic portrait

Class:  Abs Buns & Thighs, P90X Live!, Insanity Live!
Favorite class to teach: Abs, Buns & Thighs
Favorite Genre of Music to Play: Hip Hop/ Pop
Major/ Area of Study: Health Studies- Physical Activity & Exercise and School Health Education
Fun Fact: He loves running outdoors (especially during the summer time). 

 

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