Group Fitness

Robin Goettel

Education: BA in Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; Ed.M. in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Certifications: Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga certified teacher

Member: International Association of Yoga Therapists

Brian McKay

Education: BA in Public Relations from Illinois State University

Interests: Cycling, hiking, mountain biking, cooking

Personal Quote: “I am always trying to improve my cycling speed and recovery. I've been passionate about bikes since a very young age. I love sharing information about cycling.”

Allen Dick

Education: BA in Sociology from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Certifications: Yoga Alliance® Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

Interests: Reading, writing, music, and physical activity such as yoga, soccer, golf, ultimate frisbee, running, sailing, snowboarding and swimming

Personal Quote: “What can no longer be imagined must happen, for if one could imagine it, it would not happen.” —Karl Kraus

Emily Sawlaw, AFAA-CPT

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Lincoln Junior College, Belmont University

Certifications: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America - Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America - Certified Primary Group Exercise Instructor, YogaFit - Level 1 Instructor, YogaFit- Level 2 Instructor

Focus/emphasis: Yoga, Pilates, Weight Loss, General Populations

Laura Robinson

Education: BFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL; Associate of Science in Accounting from Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Interests: Hiking, biking, reading, playing the trumpet, fitness and nutrition, and keeping up with my two small children

Julie Bequette

Education: BA in German Education from Illinois State University, Normal, IL and Masters in Education in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Certifications: AFAA-Primary Group Exercise and CPR 

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and dogs

Peggy Prichard

Education: BA in Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Member: AFAA Group Fitness Certification, 2003 

Certifications: Certified YogaFit Levels I and II

Personal quote: "Teaching group fitness has been a very positive experience for me. I truly enjoy helping others reach their fitness goals and am inspired by the participants in my classes. I look forward to seeing them each week and challenging them to do and be their best."

Ashley Hetherington

Education: BA in Business Administration from Ripon College, Ripon, WI

Certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid

Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, cycling, baking, and listening to live music.


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