Year: Graduate Student
Certifications: MADD Dog Spinning
Home Town: Atlanta, GA
Alex has been teaching spin for 3 years.
Major: Digital and Broadcast Journalism
Certifications: Turbo Kick Certified
Home Town: Cumming, GA
Danced for 13 years: ballet, jazz, Irish dance, hip hop, and lyrical/contemporary
Amanda J. H.
Major: B.S. Psychology and M.Ed Educational Administration and Policy
Certifications: Schwinn Indoor Cycling, QiFORZE Certified, AFAA Personal Training
Home Town: Sag Harbor, NY
Amanda has been teaching Cycle at Ramsey Student Center for 1 year!
Major: Communication Studies
Certifications: Les Mills BODYATTACK™ and BODYCOMBAT™
Home Town: LaGrange, GA
Betsy has been teaching group fitness for four years. This will be her 2cd year at Ramsey Student Center.
Major: B.A. Social Relations; James Madison College, Michigan State University
Certifications: RYT 200hr., Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
RYT 500hr, Etowah Valley Yoga, Cartersville, GA
Home Town: Detroit, MI
Teaching since 2004. Workshops at Midwest Yoga Conference and Yogaville, Virginia. Training with Master teachers: Sharon Gannon, Alan Finger, Jonny Kest, and Paul Grillley. Teaching at Namaste Yoga, Practice Yoga, and City Yoga in Detroit, Detroit Athletic Club. Bill has been teaching at Ramsey Student Center since 2008.
Major: Social Work PhD program
Home Town: Lakeland, FL
Teaching at UGA since 2008- taught at Florida State University for 2 years
Major: MBA Investment Management
Certifications: Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Community. Brian is a Qigong Practice Leader Level 1.
Home Town: Covington, GA
Brian has over 1 year of experience with his Tai Chi Practice.
Year: Graduate Student
Major: Speech Pathology
Home Town: Jefferson, GA
Britiany has been a dancer for 12 years. This is her first semester teaching at Ramsey Student Center!
Certifications: Certified Personal Fitness Trainer (W.I.T.S), Pilates Instructor (SCW), Aquatic Exercise Instructor (SCW), Power Pilates Beginner Mat Training, Power Pilates
Home Town: Athens, GA
I've worked at Ramsey since January 2008
Major: Yoga instructor (job)
Certifications: I have completed the Southeastern Yoga Teachers Conference in 2002/2003, the Western Yoga Teachers Conference also in 2003. My 200 hr. Yoga Teacher certification through Yoga Alliance, MBSR.
Home Town: Illinois
Cathy has 28 years of experience in various fitness training and over 20 years of mind/body specific formats!
Certifications: RYT Yoga Teacher Certified - 200 hours
Home Town: Athens
Charlotte has been teaching yoga since 2008.
Major: Ecology and Science ED
Certifications: WATERinMOTION® Certified, S.C.W. Aquatic Fundamentals, QiFORZE, Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Schwinn Cycling Instructor, CPRO/First Aid
Chelsea has been teaching water aerobics at Ramsey for 3 years! She also has 12 years of experience as a competitive swimmer.
Major: Proprietor of Athens Arena (Job)
Certifications: Sanctioned by USA Boxing; Licensed by Georgia Professional Athletics Commission
Home Town: Athens, GA
Promoted Georgia Golden Gloves, Georgia Junior Olympics, and many state championship tournaments; fought for Georgia Professionally; taught 5 years at Athens Arena; and worked 2 years at Gerrit's Leprechaun Gym in Miami, Florida.
Major: B.A. Political Science Degree; B.S. Dietetics, Current M.S. in Foods & Nutrition/Dietetic Intern
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, AFAA Tapless Step, Hip Hop Hustle, RIPPED, Schwinn Cycling, RYT 200 Yoga Certified, BODYCOMBAT™, CPR and First Aid.
Home Town: Hartwell, GA
Teaching Group Fitness since March 2007
Major: presently majoring in the school of life :)
Certifications: ACE in Group Fitness and Personal Training
Mat Pilates; Physical Mind Institute; Pilates Aero Reformer; Reebok and Schwinn Cycling; BA in Behavioral Science and Education
Home Town: Boston, MA
Cynthia has been teaching since 1985!! Several modes: cycle, muscle conditioning with hand held weights, bands and body bars, mat Pilates with tools, hi-lo aerobics, Natural Body competitions.
Major: Karate Master Trainer
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, AJKA-1 Certified International Instructor.
Home Town: New York City
David has been teaching training individuals in Traditional Shotokan Karate for 38 years! He has spent 15 years as a senior instructor at Georgia Karate Academy, 12 years as Southern States Director of American JKA INternational, 12 years as a Karate Instructor at the University of North Georgia, 3 years as an assistant instructor in Colorado Springs, CO.
Year: 1st year PhD student
Major: Communication Studies (Health Comm)
Certifications: MADD Dog Spin Instructor
Home Town: Houston, TX
Cycle instructor (teaching for 5 years), boxing, half-marathons, cross-fit training
Year: Masters Student
Certifications: Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYFLOW, R.I.P.P.E.D., Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Group Power, and Group Step.
Home Town: Statesboro, GA
Teaching fitness for the past 25 years at local gyms and at Georgia Southern University.
Certifications: Yoga Alliance RYT-200
Home Town: Athens, GA
Yoga training since 1999 at Samadhi Yoga & Iyengar Yoga Center in Denver, Colorado, and teacher certified at Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville, NC. Currently teaching at BodyPlex and UGA Ramsey.
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness, Les Mills BODYPUMP™,Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™, Schwinn Cycling, Turbo Kick, ACE Personal Training.
Home Town: Dallas, GA
Jenn has been teaching Group Fitness at Ramsey Student Center and local gyms since 2011.
Major: Public Relations
Certifications: Zumba Basics 1, Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) Member
Zumba instructor for 3 years.
Major: Exercise and Sports Science
Certifications: Les Mills BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, BODYFLOW
Home Town: Marietta, Ga
Ive been teaching group fitness since the fall of 2008.
Major: Communication Science and Disorders
Certifications: Zumba Basics 1, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) Member
Teaching Zumba since June 2011.
Major: Administritative Career
Certifications: SCW Deep Water Specialty Certification, AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional
Home Town: Athens, GA
Kim is an aquatic professional for Deep and Shallow water. She has been teaching water aerobics for 20 years.
Major: Masters in Piano Pedagogy, Freelance Pianist
Certifications: Les Mills BODYPUMP™,Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™,Turbo Kick, PiYo Certified
Home Town: Pittsburg, KS
Teaching Pilates at YMCA in Pittsburg, KS. Teaching bodypump at Ramsey since early 2010
Certifications: Certified in CPR/CPRO and First Aid. Water in Motion, BODYCOMBAT™
Home Town: Conyers, GA
Lauren has been teaching Deep Water at Ramsey for 1 year.
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness, FMS Certified, TRX, Schwinn Cycling, Sarah City's Water workout Fundamentals Certification, Turbokick,
Home Town: Illinois
Leah has been a group fitness instructor since 2005.
Certifications: Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Home Town: Peachtree City, GA
Leann has been a Cycling Instructor here at Ramsey for 1 year, as well as a Fitness class enthusiast for over 5 years.
Major: Medical Record Administration (currently called Health Information Management); MBA
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, Les Mills BODYPUMP™, Les Mills BODYATTACK™, Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™, Schwinn Cycling
Home Town: Watkinsville, GA
Melanie started teaching Group Fitness in May 2009. Since then, she has taught several formats including: HEAT, boot camp, kick and sculpt, BODYPUMP, and BODYATTACK.
Certifications: Yoga Alliance RYT 500
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Yoga teacher's training- 1976, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Quebec, Canada. Attended 5 yoga conferences, over 8 years experience in Ashtanga Yoga, over 12 years experience in Bikram Yoga.
Year: 3rd Year
Major: Psychology & Child and Family Development
Certifications: Zumba Basics 1 and 2.
Home Town: Flowery Branch, GA
Nidia has been teaching Zumba for 1 year and has taught dance classes for 2 years.
Several instructors will teach this class throughout the semester.
Year: Fashion Merchandising
Major: Yoga Instructor (Job)
Certifications: Certified Yoga Instructor (International Network for Alternative & Intuitive Therapies, Inc)
Home Town: Shreveport, LA
Ruth has practiced yoga since 1992 and teaching since 1997. Her favorite influences are Kali Ray, John Friend, and Erich Schiffmann.
Certifications: CPRO and First Aid Certified
After years of traditional dance training, Samira discovered belly-dancing, in Athens, and never looked back. Over the past 6 years, she has performed both cabaret and tribal dances with Troupe Hameeda and as a soloist. A perpetual student, she attends many workshops, including Aziza, Tamra-Henna and Mardi Love. Each of these dancers unique styles has left its mark on her own dancing. Samira has been teaching at Ramsey for 6 years. Her favorite aspect of belly dance is its all-inclusiveness. Her greatest joy is sharing an art form that embraces people of all ages and shapes.
Major: Dental Hygiene
Certifications: Spinning Indoor Cycling Certified, SCW Primary Group Fitness
Home Town: Conyers
Taught 1 year at a gym in her hometown. Has been an instructor at Ramsey for 6 months.
Shannon teaches kickboxing!
Certifications: QiFORZE Instructor Certified, AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor
Home Town: Johns Creek, GA
This is Shirin's 2cd semester teaching at Ramsey Student Center.
Major: Advertising, New Media, Music Business
Certifications: CPRO, First Aid
Home Town: Duluth, GA
Skylar has 19 years of dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and hip-hop. She is also a member of Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Major: Computer Science
Certifications: Zumba® Basics 1, Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) Member
Home Town: Kennesaw, GA
Certified since 2011 - has instructed classes for community groups. Tanya has been teaching at Ramsey Student Center for 1 year, as well as teaching numerous outreaches around campus.
Major: B.S, FCS, M. PH
Certifications: Les Mills BODYPUMP and BODYCOMBAT, WATERinMOTION®, Schwinn Cycling, AFAA Primary Group Exercise and Personal Training.
Home Town: Acworth, GA
Tiffany has been a group fitness instructor at Ramsey for 2 years as well as a personal trainer. She also presented H.I.I.T Fit at the Southeastern Fitness Collegiate Expo 2012.
Year: B.S. Berry Coll
Major: Biology/Chemistry B.S.; Anatomy Physiology/Biochemistry
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Personal Trainer, FiTour Pilates, IFTA Cycle, Schwinn Cycling, FiTour Step, AFAA Group Exercise, PiYo Certified, Silver Sneakers
Home Town: Clarksville, TN
Vivian has taught group exercise for over 30 years!!
Certifications: AFAA Personal Fitness Training, CrossFit Certification