Instructor Bios

A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Bio page Amanda ConklinMajor - Business Marketing
Amanda is a sophomore Business Marketing major at Montclair State University. She is Zumba certified, Group Fitness Certified, and CPR certified. She teaches Zumba fundraisers, and is also employed at Crunch Fitness in Toms River, New Jersey. Her inspiring quote is, "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure" - Anonymous. Three interesting facts about Amanda are that she is addicted to coffee, she loves going to the beach, and she loves to dance.
an instructor bio photo Jennine CriscuoloMajor - Nutrition/Food Science
Jennine is a senior Nutrition and Food Science major with a concentration in Dietetics. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor, as well as First Aid, CPR, and AED American Red Cross Certified. Her favorite quote is “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” - Anonymous. One interesting fact about herself is that her dog, Maizy, that is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, has over 1,700 followers on Instagram. You can be a part of it by following her at @CARDIGAN_CORGI.
an instructor bio photo 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 photo for the GroupX Instructor Bios Page Connor EllsweigMajor - Biology
Connor is a sophomore 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 photo for the Personal Trainer Page Jonathan GormanMajor - Athletic Training
Jonathan is a sophomore 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.
an instructor bio photo Katie FierroMajor - Television and Digital Media
Katie is a sophomore Television and Digital Media major. She has 17 years of dance experience as a Zumba Instructor, as well teaching dance, and choreographing. Her favorite quote is, "I won't quit until I know that I truly tried." - The Color Morale.
an instructor bio photo Cala FilsMajor - Biochemistry/French
Cala is a third year student with a double major of Biochemistry and French. She loves listening to different types of music and will do her best to keep her classes hyped. Cala wishes that everyone would have a great semester!
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Bios Page Jessica GodoyMajor - Athletic Training
Jessica is a sophomore 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 GX Instructor 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.
an instructor bio photo Antoine JoynerMajor - Athletic Training
Antoine is a senior Athletic Training major at Montclair State University. He has over four plus years of experience in teaching Kenpo Martial Arts, TRX-Suspension & Mini-Band Mania; all at Montclair State. He is AFFA Primary Group-X certified (2014), AFFA Personal Fitness Trainer certified (2015) & TRX-Level 1 Qualified (2015). Antoine is excited to bring his expansive sports medicine & performance background to the Campus Recreation community. Antoine’s two favorite quotes are, “Excuses will always be there; Opportunity won’t”, by Anonymous and “Walk by Faith, Not By Sight” (1 Corinthians 2:13)
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Page Christina LaBellaMajor - Psychology
Christina is a senior Psychology major at Montclair State University with a minor in Nutrition. She is CPR/AED Certified, and Real Ryder Certified. Her favorite inspiring quote is, "Surround yourself with people who make you a better person and who bring out the best in you", by anonymous. One interesting fact about Christina is that every year she participates in running in the Spring Lake 5 mile race.
A portrait photo for the trainer bios 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.
an instructor bio photo Muna RimawiMajor - Athletic Training
Muna is an Athletic Training major at Montclair State University with a minor in German. She has been a part of Campus Rec since freshmen year working at equipment checkout and now holds an AFAA certification teaching BodyScuplt in the Student Recreation Center. Muna strives to help her participants reach their fitness goals and enjoying the process while feeling good about them selves!
an instructor bio photo Scott SatcherMajor - Nutrition
Scott is a senior at Montclair State University studying Nutrition. He is a very self-motivated individual that gets a genuine delight by helping others in any way possible. Having been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA for nearly the last five years, Scott is very excited to share his knowledge to others through his class. Scott is looking forward to creating an environment where everyone is learning and striving to get better while having a great time.
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Page Samantha SayahMajor - Musical Theater
Samantha is a junior musical theather major at Montclair State University. She has an AAAI Zumba Basic 1 License, and is currently in the process of receiving her CPR Certification. She is also a dance teacher, as well as a Choreographer with the Howell PAL Theatre Company, in Howell, NJ. She teaches Musical Theatre dance classes for ages 6-18, and has choreographed two musicals since 2014. Samantha's inspiring quote is "Though she be but little, she is fierce" by Shakespeare. Also, an interesting fact about her is that she plays two instruments, the piano and the ukulele.
an instructor bio photo Amanda SchreinerMajor - Psychology
Amanda is a Jersey girl who grew up doing both dance and cheer. Amanda is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Public Health; she has a certificate in Child Advocacy, and is fulfilling requirements to go to medical school when she graduates from Montclair State University. Through middle and high school, she took yoga classes to balance her busy life. Since she came to Montclair in 2011, Amanda’s love of yoga has grown, along with her busy schedule. She is now certified through YogaFit. She currently teaches open level yoga classes, perfect for any participant: from beginner to guru. Amanda teaches both slow-burn and vinyasa classes which focus on being confident, grateful, and stress free. Her creative flows will allow participants to sweat it out then completely relax with a guided deep-meditation.
an instructor bio photo Brittany TierneyMajor - Exercise Science
Brittany is a junior majoring in Exercise Science teaching many formats in the Rec Center. She received her AFAA certification in primary group fitness as well as Pilates. She is also licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Step. Brittany has been dancing since she was two years old and now shares her passion for dance through teaching fitness classes at the student recreation center. She believes these classes are a fun and motivating way to get fit. Her goal is to keep people fit and to be educated in doing so. She believes, “One hour of cardio and toning can bring someone a long way towards their goal”.
A portrait photo for the Personal Trainer Bios page Amanda WoodMajor - Exercise Science
Amanda is a sophomore exercise science major, as well as a business administration major with a concentration in management at Montclair State University. She is Red Cross CPR/AED Certified, and she also is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. She has had the privilege of losing 55 pounds while she was in high school, and she uses the mistakes and successes that she has made throughout her fitness journey as tools when she works with her clients. Her inspiring quote is, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi. Some interesting facts about Amanda include playing softball in all 4 years of highschool, which is where most of her athleticism stems from, as well as not knowing what she would do without meeting certain people through Campus Recreation. Without the certain people that Amanda has met, she would have not been able to accomplish half of what she has accomplished this past school year.