Group Fitness

Patricia Hruby Powell

Education: BFA in Dance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; MFA in Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; MS in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Interests: Spending time with friends, swimming

Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Interests: Dance, tango, yoga, tai chi, water play

Elaine Day

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education; Master of Science in Education, Education Administration

Certifications: YogaFit Level I and II

Interests: The primary focus of life after 55 has been on the mind/body connection with an emphasis on sharing the basic concepts of yoga with others so they may grow in their awareness of self and keep their bodies moving. Other active interests include gardening, recipe analysis and reinvention, travel, and two flexible Chihuahuas.

Miranda Brewer

Education: Parkland College; 13 years with Royal Academy of Ballet

Certifications: Phlebotomy, CNA, Zumba certified ZIN

Member Of: The Mettler Center

Previoous Employer: Carle Kirby Lab Services

Personal Quote: “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” —Maya Angelou

Nikki Asse

Education: BS Microbiology and Cell Science, Ph.D. Medical Sciences, Immunology

Interests: Anything that keeps me active, cooking, family, traveling, reading

Personal Quote: “Being active has always been a huge part of who I am. I grew up dancing and in college had the opportunity to dance with a small professional ballet company. Since then I am always looking for new classes or ways to stay in shape and take care of my body. It is all about a healthy balance!”

Jessica Lowell

Education: BS in Animal Science; MS in Swine Nutrition; pursuing a PhD in Meat Science

Interests: Spending time with family, friends, and my dog Lola, half marathons, hiking and meeting new people

Personal Quote: “Decide what you want to be and go be it.”

Lei Shanbhag

Education: MD in Medicine from Tongji Medical University, China; MS in Pharmacology from Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Certification: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba, Zumba Gold

Interests: Dance/ballet

Personal Quote: “Being relaxed and attentive in the present.”

Julie Buenting

Education: BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Certifications: CPR, AED

Interests: God, family, running and pizza.

Personal Quote: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Susan Bane

Education: BS in Therapeutic Recreation; BS in Occupational Therapy

Certifications: Zumba, Zumbine, Zumbakids by Zumba International and Yoga by Yoga Alliance and Yogakids by Yagakids International

Member Of: American Occupational Therapy Association and Central Assocation for Special Education Continuing Education Committee for School Therapists, Yoga Alliance, and Zumba International

Interests: Health, music, organic food raising (particularly chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs and sheep)


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