Instructor Bios

A portrait of Krystal for the trainer bio page Krystal AguilarMajor - Television Production
Krystal is a senior Television Production major at Montclair State University with a minor in Spanish. She is Zumba certified and CPR/AED and first aid certified with American Red Cross. She has 15 years of professional dance experience at Yolanda's Academy of Music and Dance with styles including: tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, flamenco, etc. Krystal has choreographed several shows for Players, the Class One Theatre Organization on campus. An interesting fact about her is that she once met John Mayer at an old internship and at first she didn't know it was him. Her favorite inspiring quote is "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."- Robert Frost.
A portrait of Bailey for trainer bio page Bailey CapraMajor - Exercise Science
Bailey is a sophomore Exercise Science major at Montclair State University. She is AAAI/ISMA(American Aerobics Association International/International Sports Medicine Association) certified, and is also CPR/AED and first aid certified with American Red Cross. Bailey has experience as a Group Exercise sub at NextFit Clubs. An interesting fact about Bailey is that she plays the drums in a band and she loves astronomy. Her favorite quote is, "Abs are made in the kitchen" - Unknown.
A portrait of Seth for the trainer bio Seth-Elias DavisMajor - Exercise Science
Seth-Elias is a senior Exercise Science major with a minor in Nutrition. He is TRX certified, CPR & AED certified, in the process of receiving his CPR & AED instructor certification, and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. His favorite quote is, "The wolf at the top of the mountain is never as hungry as the wolf at the bottom.” One Interesting fact about him is that he aims to be the best and nothing less.
A portrait of Conor for the trainer bio page Connor EllsweigMajor - Biology
Connor is a junior biology major at Montclair State University. He has 14 years of Taekwondo experience, 2 years of Taekwondo teaching experience, and is also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. His inspiring quote is, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" by Mahatma Ghandi.
A portrait of Allison G for the trainer bio page Allison GiordanoMajor - Television and Digital Media
Allison is a sophomore television and digital media major at Montclair State University with a concentration in TV Production. She is POUND certified, and CPR and AED certified. She has played field hockey for eleven years, and has played soccer, softball, lacrosse, ran track, danced, and did gymnastics. Her inspiring quote is, "If you can dream it, you can do it", by Walt Disney. Two interesting facts about Allison is that she has been in 17 musicals, and can quote Disney's Hercules word for word.
A portrait of Jessica for the trainer bio page Jessica GodoyMajor - Athletic Training
Jessica is a junior athletic training major at Montclair State University. She is Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First Aid certified, as well as being TRX Qualified. She started to get into fitness during her freshman year of high school when she started becoming more involved in sports and being more passionate and competitive about softball and swimming. To become an instructor, she was inspired by a TRX instructor named Scott. She took his TRX class and it was fun, full of energy, and she saw the Scott was so great at getting involved with the participants. From experiencing TRX, she started to get more interested in it.  She believes that it is such a good workout, and she imagined herself teaching it, and now she is, and she loves it. Jessica can’t wait to get more involved in other classes, and be able to teach more. Her four inspiring quotes are, "If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose", "Weakness is a choice, but so is being strong," "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," by Robert Frost, and, "If you say you can’t, then you won’t, but if you say you can, then you will".
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Page Jonathan GormanMajor - Athletic Training
Jonathan is a junior Athletic Training major at Montclair State University with a minor in Nutrition who recently transferred from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and FA Certified, and is currently in the process of obtaining his ACSM Certified Inclusive Trainer Specialization, as well as his AFAA Group Exercise certification. His favorite quotes are, "Don't look back, you're not going that way" - Anonymous, and, "Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them." - Josie Bissett. Some interesting facts about Jonathan is that he won 2 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze medal in the Junior World Championships for inline speed skating, and he was also an Olympic hopeful for seven years in ice speed skating before going to school.
A portrait of Alexa for the trainer bio page Alexa GuidettiMajor - History
Alexa is a sophomore history major at Montclair State University. She is CPR and AED certified. She began working at Crunch Fitness in Paramus during her sophomore year of high school. It was during that time when she developed a love and passion for working out and realized that a person has the ability to change their own life simply by putting their health first. Her favorite two inspiring quotes are, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone", by Neale Donald Walsch, and, "Stength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength", by Arnold Schwarzenegger. A few interesting facts about Alexa include beginning exercising at age 12, where she would wake up every morning in the summer, and run a path along the Wildwood Beach, playing volleyball for the past 6 years, and having at one point played every position on the court, and also having participated in mud runs, color runs, and spartan races.
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Page Ryan HickeyMajor - Exercise Science
Ryan is a junior exercise science major at Montclair State University. He is AFAA Personal Training certified, CPR/AED, and lifeguard certified. He was an Amateur Boxer from 2002 - 2005, and served in the Navy from 2006 - 2012. His inspiring quote is, "If tomorrow wasn't guaranteed what would you get out of today"? Some interesting facts about Ryan include competing in 5K's, mud races, zombie races, and Super Spartan races. He has also practiced boxing, muai thai, and jiu jitsu.
A portrait of Arlene for the trainer bio page Arlene HowellMajor - Dance
Arlene is a junior Dance major at Montclair State University with a minor in Musical Theatre. She is Zumba certified, and is also CPR/AED and first aid certified with American Red Cross. Arlene has 13 years of dance experience, which had attracted her to teaching Zumba. She started teaching and choreographing dance about three years ago, and spends her summers choreographing for a local theatre group. An interesting fact about Arlene is that she won a Metro Award for her performance as Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde the Musical. Her favorite quote is "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
A portrait of Nick for the GroupX instructor bio page Nicholas JascewskyMajor - Molecular Biology
Nick is a senior molecular biology major at Montclair State University with a minor in psychology. Nicks first exposure to Brazilian Jui-jitsu(BJJ) was here at MSU, and after his first class he knew he had found a passion. He is a member of Real World Marial Arts in Denville. He hopes to be practicing BJJ for the rest of his life. He believes the opportunity he has to both train and teach BJJ on campus is a great experience for students and himself. His favorite inspiring quote is " I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."- Albert Einstein
A portrait of Jennifer for the GroupX instructor bios Jennifer OkorieMajor - Nutrition and Food Science
Jennifer is a junior nutrition and food science major at Montclair State University with a concentration in dietetics. Jennifer is currently Red Cross CPR/AED Certified and is working towards receiving more certifications. Jennifer has been dancing for about ten years, and she loves staying active. She will be teaching Pilates, and is super excited to be following her dreams of becoming a fitness instructor! She hopes to teach even more formats. Her inspiring quote is, "Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace" by Dali Lama. Jennifer is a Pretty Girls Sweat Ambassador and captain at Montclair State University. Their mission is to promote health & fitness among young girls/women! She also has a nutrition/fitness based Instagram account where she shares the healthy meals she prepares and some cool workouts! Follow her @jenno_fit :)
A portrait of Sarah for the trainer bio page Sara PaneiMajor - Nutrition
Sara is a junior nutrition major at Montclair State University with a minor in Pyschology. She is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, and she is American Red Cross CPR/AED certified as well. She has had experience in being a cycling instructor at the Student Recreation Center since the beginning of 2015. Her favorite inspiring quote is, "Fit comes in all shapes and sizes" - Sara Panei.
A portrait of Priscila for the trainer bio page Priscila PiresMajor - Masters of Business Administration
Priscila is an MBA student at Montclair State University. She is RYT(Registered Yoga Trainer)- 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified. This is Priscilas first opportunity at teaching Yoga. She has taught a few private classes at the studio from which she graduated. Some interesting facts about Priscila are that she was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brasil and she has a brown belt in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu(Morganti Style).  Her favorite inspiring quote is "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi
A portrait photo for the personal trainer bios page Jake SpenderMajor - Physical Education and Health
Jake is a junior Physical Education and Health major at Montclair State University. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED certified, GroupX Primary certified, and a certified lifeguard through the Red Cross. An interesting fact about Jake is that he captained a soccer team that traveled to Spain to compete in an international soccer tournament when he was just 14 years old. Other interesting facts include competing in Tough Mudders, participating in his yearly skydiving tradition with his friends from high school, and training for American Ninja Warrior. A quote that he lives by is, “Trust your struggle”, because he believes that every struggle we face in life serves a greater purpose.
A portrait of Danielle for the trainer bio page Danielle VaccaroMajor - Exercise Science
Danielle is a senior Exercise Science major at Montclair State University with a minor in dance. She has a 200 hours Yoga certification, and  is also CPR/AED and first aid certified with American Red Cross. Danielle has danced and played soccer her entire life. On the soccer field she tore her ACL, and this is how she began yoga. It was therapeutic both physically and emotionally. She wants to share yogas healing process with all her students. A fun fact about Danielle is that she completed her 200 Hour therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training with Soma Yoga Institute on the Island of Hawaii. She wants to bring the loving wisdom she gained from her yogis in Hawaii to New Jersey, so that her students may experience a more peaceful and fulfilling life through yoga at her second home, MSU. Her favorite inspiring quote is "When you arise in the morning, think of what a priviledge it is to be alive- to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius 
A portrait of Kendall for the trainer bio page Kendall WiedowMajor - Dance
Kendall is a sophomore dance major at Montclair State Univeristy. She is First Aid certified, and CPR/AED American Red Cross certified. Kendall has 7 years of experience in Yoga, and 13 years of experience in dance which she hopes to use in other GroupX forms later on. She has been teaching dance and choreographing for over 5 years. Her inspiring quote is, "Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire", by an unknown author. One interesting fact about Kendall is that even though most people will never hear Kendall sing or play instruments, she writes her own music and plays the guitar, ukulele, cello, piano, and some percussion.
A portrait of Stephanie for the trainer bio page Stephanie WoramMajor - Family and Child Studies
Stephanie is a sophomore family and child studies major at Montclair State University. She is Lifeguard certified, CPR/AED certified, and Water Safety Instructor certified. She fell in love with exercising during her freshman year of High School. She loves encouraging people to be active, to love themselves for who they are, and to be confident in their own skin. Her inspiring quote is, "If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”, by Thomas Jefferson. Some interesting facts about Stephanie include having participated in the Jersey Girl triathlon the past 2 years, as well as planning to participate in a 1000-mile bike ride this summer to raise money for children whose parents can not afford swim lessons, to help prevent drowning.