Instructor Bios

For the GroupX Instructor Bio Page Bailey CapraMajor - Exercise Science
Bailey is a junior Exercise Science major at Montclair State University and has been teaching Group X for 2 years. He 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. An interesting fact about Bailey is that he plays the drums in a band and he loves astronomy. His favorite quote is, "Abs are made in the kitchen" - Unknown.
For the GroupX Instructor Bio Page Seth-Elias DavisMajor - Exercise Science
Seth-Elias is a senior Exercise Science major with a minor in Nutrition and Paralegal Studies. He is TRX certified, CPR & AED certified, CPR and AED instructor certified, Real Ryder (Cycling) certified, Trigger point certified and an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) Certified Personal Trainer. Seth has experience as a trainer for the past 5 years and over that time he has grown in technique and knowledge. From his background in Martial Arts and playing a few sports in high school, hes taken what he's learned and found a way to make training fun for all ages. One interesting fact about him is that he also has a Culinary Arts Degree. His favorite quote is, "I'd rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity”. 
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructors Bios page Allison GiordanoMajor - Television and Digital Media
Allison is a junior 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. Two interesting facts about Allison is that she has been in 17 musicals, and can quote Disney's Hercules word for word. Her inspiring quote is, "If you can dream it, you can do it", by Walt Disney.
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Bios Page Jessica GodoyMajor - Athletic Training

Jessica is a senior athletic training major at Montclair State University. She is Primary GX Certified, RealRyder Cycling Certified, POUND Certified, TRX Qualified, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, Lifeguard Certified, and BOSU Certified. Jessica 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 in what she did. She got to college and started taking TRX classes, and since then, she’ve wanted to become an instructor to help others reach their goals, find the fun in working out, and motivate others to stay physically active. Jessica started teaching GX classes the summer before her sophomore year of college, and continue to do what she love. An interesting fact is that her right eye is lighter than her left eye. Her inspiring quote is, "If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose".

A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor Bios page Alexa GuidettiMajor - History
Alexa is a junior history major at Montclair State University with a minor in psychology. She is CPR/AED certified, AFFA Group X and Personal Training certified as well as Schwinn and Keiser Cycling certified. She has been a Group X instructor for two years and has been working in gyms for the past 5 years. Last year she attended the ACSM fitness conference in San Diego, California where she continued her fitness education. An interesting fact about Alexa is that every year she tries to participate in at least one Spartan Race, Mud Run, Polar Bear Plunge or Tank pull. Her favorite quotes are "Well done is better than well said" - Benjamin Franklin and "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe. 
For the GroupX Instructor Bio Page Arlene HowellMajor - Dance
Arlene is a senior 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
For the GroupX Instructor Bio Page Jake SpenderMajor - Physical Education and Health
Jake is a senior Physical Education and Health major at Montclair State University. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED certified, AFAA GroupX Primary certified, and a certified lifeguard through the Red Cross. An interesting fact about Jake is that he participates in a yearly skydiving tradition with his friends from high school. A quote that he lives by is," Use yourself to improve yourself!", because he enjoys the benefits of bodyweight training and believes everyone should discover how empowering it is to have control over their own body.
A portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor page Kendall WiedowMajor - Dance
Kendall is a junior dance major at Montclair State University. 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. 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. Her inspiring quote is, "Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire", by an unknown author. 
A new portrait photo for the GroupX Instructor bios page Stephanie WoramMajor - Family and Child Studies
Stephanie is a junior 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. 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. 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. 
Alyssa Bogosian 	Alyssa Bogosian Major - Undeclared
Alyssa is a freshman undeclared at Montclair State University. She is CPR/AED certified. She's looking forward to being in fitness this year and getting certified in group exercise and personal training in the near future. She has experience leading her cheer team as a captain for the past two years and coaching multiple recreational teams. Her inspiring quote is, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
For GroupX Instructors page Carla Cedeno Major - Psychology
Carla is a junior psychology at Montclair State University. She is CPR/AED certified and AFAA group x primary certification in progress. She is a international student from Venezuela. She has taught Zumba in high school for two years, worked as a dancer for 3 years, and worked as a choreographer for one year. Her inspiring quote is, "a day without laughter is a day wasted" said Charlie Chaplin and "it doesn't get easier, you just get stronger."
Pic for the GroupX Instructors Bio page Kendall MordetzkyMajor - Musical Theatre
Kendall is a junior musical theatre major at Montclair State University. She is CPR, in process for primary group certification. Interesting fact about her is that she was originally from California. She have always loved fitness and have trained herself for a couple of years. This will be her first year teaching a Group X class. Her inspiring quote is, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
Pic for the GroupX Instructor Bio Page Sydney SookermanMajor - History and in Teacher Education Program
Sydney is a senior history major and in the teacher education program at Montclair State University. She is American Red Cross certified in First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers. She is working on getting my Fitness Instructor certification through AFAA. Sydney traveled to 31 states in the U.S. in one summer. This is her first year being a Group X instructor and is very excited to be teaching cycling. Sydney have always been into fitness. Her passion for cycling started here at MSU when she took a class through Group X. It was a great workout that included cardio, strength and endurance. She want to share with everyone how great cycling is, as an instructor but at the same time have fun with participants. Her inspiring quote is, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
Pic for the GroupX Instructors Bio Page Victoria RawdenMajor - Business marketing and management
Victoria is a sophomore business marketing and management major at Montclair State University. She is Yoga certified and CPR/AED Certified. She play club Field Hockey at MSU and loves to surf year round. Victoria played sports entire life; learned ways to work as a team together best as well as noticing methods that didn’t work out. Also raced in motocross and learned as an individual how she can work better with myself out on the track. With all the sports she's played, she's noticed that it isn’t about competing with the person next to you or the team against you. It is about competing against yourself and appreciating your opponent who is encouraging you to try your very best. She is very active and love surfing, snowboarding, running, playing games, and practicing yoga. Victoria is an animal lover; a few favorites are turtles, dogs, and elephants. She is a true believer that things always happen for a good reason. This is her 2nd year practicing yoga and 1st year working with the Student Recreation Center. Her inspiring quote is, “Just go with the flow."
Dona DuBois Dona DuBoisMajor - Humanities

Dona is a Junior Humanities major at Montclair State University. She is Fitness and CPR/AED Certification(s) (current or in progress): Infinite Source Yoga 200 hr RYT certified through Ashley Albrand, Heart Saver CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association with Mark Duffy. 6 months of teaching yoga. She teaches community classes at Powerflow Yoga Studio, donation based classes at Garret Mountain, and have taught yoga at Retro Fitness Gym in Ramsey. She completed my 200 hour yoga training in Uvita, Costa Rica, under Ashley Albrand. Dona have practiced Vinyasa yoga for 2 years and have recently developed an Iyengar practice in the past few months. She volunteer at two different yoga studios, Powerflow in Wayne and Jai Pure in Montclair. She believes yoga is a great workout for the body as well as the mind and should be practiced on and off the mat. She enjoys the anatomy part of yoga as well as the spiritual and philosophical side. There is always a lesson to be learned in each yoga practice. Apart from yoga, Dona enjoy long distance running and soccer, as well as traveling to unique and cultured places. Her inspiring quote is, "Only you have walked in your life and only YOU can represent all the wisdom inside you with your vibration." –Ashley Albrand