Major: Global Studies
BearFit Instructor since: Fall 2016
Classes: Hydropower, Bond BearFit at Darr Agriculture Center, and Balls O' Fun!
About Me: I first set foot in a fitness gym my sophomore year of high school and I feel like I haven't left since! As a gymnast and a swimmer, I've always been passionate about keeping our bodies healthy and strong. If you love being in the water as much as I do, join me downstairs in aquatics during Hydropower for your next water workout!
Year in School: Junior
Classes: The BearFit classes I teach are Chisel Up and Uppercut which both include weight lifting with endurance. It is a great time that gets your heart rate up!
About Me: I have taught BearFit classes for a year now and just began personal training after acquiring my personal training certification. My ultimate goal is to have a career as a sports dietitian.
Year In School: 3rd year, Junior Major: English, Communications How long have you been teaching BearFit: Summer 2017 Classes you are teaching: Hatha Yoga About You: I've been doing yoga for years and love it! I love teaching yoga even more and seeing everyone relax and improve their flexibility, while still getting a low intensity workout. I also enjoy playing tennis, reading, and eating pizza outside of work.
Year in School: 4th Major: Middle School Education: Social Science & Language Arts How long have you been teaching BearFit: Fall 2017 Classes you are teaching: Zumba About you: I have been doing Zumba for 6 years, and teaching for a couple months. I am obsessed with dancing and music! My number one goal for fitness is that everyone is enjoying their time working out.
Year In School: Junior Major: Recreation with an emphasis in Health and Wellness Promotion Minor: Psychology How long have you been teaching BearFit: Fall 2017 Classes you are teaching: The Burn (a circuit based class that involves both strength training and cardio intervals) About You: I am from Overland Park, Kansas and this is my third year at Missouri State. I am a very involved student on campus and have been a part of the Emerging Leaders program, Phi Sigma Upsilon, Sigma Kappa, Relay for Life committee, Psychology Club and the Recreation Advisory Board in addition to teaching BearFit classes. In my free time, I love to run outdoors, train for races, write and volunteer at The Arc of the Ozarks and Convoy of Hope.
Year in school: Sophomore Major: Cell and Molecular Biology Minor: Chemistry How long have you been teaching BearFit: Summer 2017 Classes you are teaching: Salsa Fitness About You: I am originally from Poland, but I have fallen in love with Latin dancing! I have done Latin and country dance competitions, and I am hoping to extend my passion for dancing into the world of fitness. My ultimate goal is to make people comfortable with simple salsa concepts, while getting fit at the same time!
Teresa Brandenburg, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness
Joe Arledge, Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness
B.A. Psychology, Minor in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Certified SCW Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Mad Dogg Spinning(R) Instructor. Taught at the University of Cincinnati for 2 years, brand new at MSU. Classes: Cycling, Strength-based classes About Me: Multi-sport athlete in high school and never lost the passion for fitness in general. I did my undergrad at the University of Cincinnati were I held multiple positions in the Fitness & Wellness department, including teaching Group Fitness. Now I am pursuing my Master's degree in Health Promotion and Wellness Management. My favorite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky