CLASS INFO ABS Who doesn’t want a solid core? Here we will work on the entire core, which includes not only your abdominal muscles, but your back muscles as well.This class will teach you breathing and other techniques so that you can get the results desired.
ATHLETIC CONDITIONING Run faster, jump higher, and become a better all-around athlete with drills and movements that focus on speed, agility, quickness, and power. Led by our certified personal trainers and strength specialists, this intense class will take your game to the next level.
CYCLE This energy-packed class emphasizes intervals, drills, and race-day style indoor cycle workouts that are sure to “spin” you into shape! Come prepared with water and a towel because this class will definitely make you sweat.
FROG50X You’ve got 50 minutes? Want to see change? Join us for a body transformative workout focusing on high intensity interval training.
KETTLEBELL Learn safe and effective kettlebell techniques, while ramping up your heart rate with battle ropes, plyometrics, and much, much more.This class is designed to give you a high intensity workout in a group setting but with an individualized personal training feel.
BODYPUMP TM BODYPUMP is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast!
HIP HOP Cardio intensive dance choreography to hip hop music from old school to the latest hits.
PILATES This class is based on the principles of core strength and stabilization as created by Joseph Pilates. Pilates is an all-encompassing mind, body, and spirit exercise - a whole approach philosophy that is often shared with other techniques such as yoga and tai-chi.
POWER HOUR This is a new interval based toning class with weight training and short bursts of cardio tabata style.
This is the ultimate resistance training workout. It utilizes dumbbells, body bars, tubing, and bands for a full body burn.
Restore your mind and body to a place of peace and serenity using gentle yoga poses.
TKB Turbo Kickâ„˘ offers unique movement patterns, combinations, and techniques that work together to give you the ultimate cardiovascular workout. Each full body workout consists of a sport specific warm-up, easy to follow combinations, and kickboxing specific strength training.
YOGALATES Release stress from your body and mind through a yoga and pilates fusion.
VINYASA YOGA Restore your mind and body to a place of peace and serenity using gentle yoga poses.
YOGA Perform a series of sun salutations, back bends, forward bends, inversions, twists, and hip openers to lengthen and strengthen your mind and body.
ZUMBA Zumba is a mix of Latin and International dancing! The routines feature fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
WEEKDAY WARRIOR Unleash your inner warrior in this high intensity class utilizing kettlebells, medicine balls, battle ropes, and more. Come ready to battle! (Face paint optional).
Enjoy less impact on the joints, perfect for those just beginning an exercise program or those who regularly exercise. Move at your own pace as the instructor provides a variety of movements. Water Aerobics will give you a complete aerobic & resistance training workout in the water!
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS ALLISON BADAR Allison teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher through CorePower yoga, in her home state of Minnesota. At TCU, she is a Modern Dance major. Allison believes that yoga is a form of exercise, meditation, and healing. In her classes, she strives to bring out the energy of students through guiding yoga sequences focused on safety above all and dedicated to helping students achieve a physical workout as well as a mental escape from the high intensity world we live in.
Monica is a native of Ft. Worth and TCU alum. She spent several years as a classical singer, but is now a personal trainer. Certified through Cooper Clinic in PT and Biomechanics of Resistance Training, she has been actively training for 4 years. Her main passion is kettlebells! She became a RKC a couple years ago and enjoys teaching and educating about this wonderful fitness tool. This has led her the opportunity to teach a great new group ex class at TCU.... WEEKEND WARRIOR which focuses mainly on kettlebells, but also incorporates hi-intensity movements using battle ropes, dynamax balls, and more!
ALICE CARTER Alice Carter has been leading cycling classes at TCU for six years. Her classes emphasize endurance training to the sound of oldies and classic rock. She is a recreational cyclist who especially enjoys touring by bicycle. When she isn’t on her bike or at the Rec, Alice is employed by TCU as the Director of Advancement Research.
KARRIE BECK Karrie has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from TCU and a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from University of North Texas. She works full time at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA as the Health and Wellness Director. She has been teaching at the Rec for a little over a year and teaches Zumba, Cycle, and Body Pump. She is certified in AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Zumba Basic 1 and 2, Zumbatomic (Zumba for Kids), Aqua Zumba, and Zumba Sentao, Body Pump, Les Mills RPM, willPower and Grace,
Carlo Capua received a BBA in Marketing with a Japanese minor from TCU in 2000. It is his 4th year teaching Cycle at TCU. He is also the owner of Z’s Cafe. He is AFAA cycle certified, CPR and First Aid certified. His goal is to run 100 miles wihtout stopping. Only once!
LINDSAY CHEATHAM Lindsay is currently teaching a yoga class Friday afternoons at TCU Campus Recreation.
LAURA COFFEY Laura was born and raised in DFW. She currently attends Texas Wesleyan University and will graduate in May 2013 with a Bachelors degree in sacred music. Fitness is a passion of hers, and she has been teaching Turbo Kick for about a year now. She plans to get her personal training certification in 2013.
JASON EAGAR Jason has been teaching cycle for nearly three years through TCU Rec with an AFAA cycle certification. He also has competed in triathlons for the past four years up to the half Ironman distance and is the current advisor to the TCU Triathlon Club. When not teaching cycle, Jason is either training for a triathlon, coaching little league baseball or kids in triathlons through the YMCA in addition to a full time job/being a dad. He believes fitness is built on the three key components of mental toughness, endurance and fun. You can also get tips and suggest song choices through his Facebook group at Tri 6am Cycle.
KOY GARRETT Koy Garrett has been teaching fitness classes for 22 years. She is certified through AFAA, and she currently teaches Frog50X.
JACQUE CROSSIN Jacque loves and has practiced many forms of exercise and movement for most of her life. One of her favorite hobbies is to take workshops and classes from other teachers. She contributes her overall health, strength and healing benefits to her pilates, yoga and Gyrotonics (R) practice. She teaches group exercise classes as well is available to teach private and semi private classes. Certifications and trainings include PhysicalMind Institute-mat pilates and equipment,YogaFit and Pria Yoga/RYT500,AEA-Water Aerobics, Gyrotonics (R) and Gyrokinesis (R) Apprentice Teacher, Balanced Body Barre, NCTMB-Licensed Massage Therapist.
KIRSTEN GALLON Kirsten grew up in Oklahoma and has recently relocated here from San Diego, CA., where she was both a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She is currently teaching hiphop and water aerobics and has taught a variety of classes over the years. Kirsten has a background in dance, has played many sports and has participated in fitness competitions. She feels that she has been fortunate to work with both college and professional football teams, and she is currently certified through AFAA.
JENNIFER GUEST Jennifer has been teaching a variety of group exercise formats for six years. Certified in Pilates,Turbo Kick, BodyPump and Step, her best fitness advice is to find something you love to do and then DO IT!! Her favorite formats include anything that encourages body-awareness and a sense of centeredness.
Gemma loves teaching group exercise. Her cardio pilates class is a combination of aerobic, strength and flexibility conditioning set to a great soundtrack. She makes each class unique and well-rounded so that it feels like a one-stop shopping experience.
Karen has been a Certified BodyPump Instructor since February 2010.After having her first son, she started to exercise. She was on an elliptical glider watching everyone setup for a BodyPump class.The instructor saw her and had her come in, helped her setup and calmed her nerves. After class she checked on Karen who told her she wanted to teach BodyPump one day - that was over 9 years ago! Karen loves the program! She is proof that it can (and will) change your body.And she loves helping others feel the same passion for BodyPump. Her certifications include Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mills BodyCombat & AFAA Group Exercise Instructor.
Having a Passion for Fitness and Inspired by Les Mills Instructors, he obtained certifications in BODYCOMBAT®, BODYPUMP®, and BODYJAM® and loves the experience of teaching and motivating people to achieve their fitness goals. He’s been currently teaching BODYPUMP® at TCU Rec for 3 years.When not teaching Rueben works for FITMARC the South Central Regional Distributor for the Les Mills Programs and currently working on Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington as well as competing in Bodybuilding.
AMANDA POWERS Originally from New Hampsire, Amanda became a resident of Fort Worth in 1995.A lifelong passion for dance and movement inspired her to obtain a White Belt in The Nia Technique®. She then began teaching classes at the Aledo Yoga and Nia studio.Amanda earned a Nia Green Belt in February of 2009. She then completed Yoga training at the Colibre School of Yoga in Aledo, studying the theories of Paul Grilley and Yin Yoga.Amanda has been a licensed massage hterpaist since 2002 and offers nutritional counseling, private yoga classes and meal planning.
Tiffany currently teaches Zumba and Abs on Thursdays at TCU Campus Recreation.
KATHY JO ROGERS Kathy Jo Rogers has been a group exercise instructor for 8 years. She has her certifications in Bodypump, cycle, and Piyo (Pilates and yoga). She enjoys exercising very much and loves helping others enjoy the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of working out. When she’s not at the gym, she is having a blast with her two fun boys and sweet husband. Let’s have a great, healthy semester at TCU!
ADRIENNE TAYLOR Adrienne is teaching yoga in the Spring. She also has taught (and can teach) abs, step,TNT, and circuit/boot camp. She has a BS and MS in Kinesiology and is ACE certified in group exercise as well as Yoga certified.
ANGELA WILLIAMS Angela has been in the fitness industry for many years. She has certifications in several fitness and wellness related formats including personnel training. She is passionate about changing lives.
FANCHEE WHITAKER Fanchee is an AFAA certified instructor, who has been teaching Zumba for 5 years and is also licensed to teach Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, and Zumba Gold Toning. Fanchee has also been a professional belly dancer and instructor for 20 years.
LEXIE WILLIAMS Fitness had been apart of Lexieâ€™s life for as long as she can remember. She was a competitive swimmer for almost 12 years which fueled her passion to get her water aerobics certification. She currently teaches Aqua boot camp and has taught for at least two years. Following in her motherâ€™s footsteps she decided to get her cycle certification and has taught that for a little over a year. She is also certified to teach a format called QiForze, that she hopes to bring to TCU soon. Currently Lexie is the Student Fitness Manager. Her main goal in fitness is to always want to do more to get better.