Group fitness class lifting weights

Instructors


Khalid Alston
Khalid is a Junior Exercise Science major with a focus in clinical education and pre-professional studies; he also has a minor in sports nutrition. Khalid is an ACSM certified personal trainer, and plans to receive the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialization as well as the ACSM Exercise Physiologist certification upon graduation. Over his years as a trainer, Khalid has realized that his passion is less about giving out workouts, but more about changing lives through improving people’s health and fitness and providing them with a safe space where they can vent and be themselves.

Lea Asplen

Lea is a Junior Linguistics major with a minor in French. She has been a certified Zumba instructor for Group X for 3 years, but has been dancing for 15 years. She hopes you leave her classes feeling so energized and joyful from the fun choreography that you don’t even realize that you’re getting a workout! Everyone is welcome, whether or not they’ve danced before in their lives. One of her favorite dance quotes is: “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” ~Martha Graham


Ashleigh Burrichter
Ashleigh is a Senior majoring in Nutrition with a minor in Sports Nutrition. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and an instructor for both TRX and Bootcamp for GroupX! She also will be one of two people beginning and counseling patrons in the Rec Centers new Nutrition Counseling program! Ashleigh was on the Women’s Club Volleyball team here at MSU and is currently on the Track and Field team on campus. She loves sports and staying in shape whether it be through sports, classes, or just walking outside! Ashleigh also enjoys talking about fitness and food, so feel free to go up and talk to her anytime! Fun fact: Ashleigh did an entire heptathlon with a sprained foot!

Megan Cannava
Megan is a Junior Exercise Science Major with a focus in sports and conditioning and a minor in business. She is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer who also has experience instructing group fitness classes such as bootcamp and barbell strength. Megan is a very self-motivated dedicated person who has a passion for fitness and helping others. In the future, Megan hopes to continue on with her education within the exercise science field by becoming an Exercise Physiologist and opening her own fitness facility. Her favorite quote is “Fitness is not a destination. It is a way of life.”

Camryn Chernick
Camryn is a Junior Communications Studies major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She’s Level 1 YogaFit certified, POUND Pro certified and CPR/AED certified. In addition to POUND and yoga, Camryn also teaches bootcamp. She hopes that after you take one of her fitness classes, you leave feeling strong, empowered, and rejuvenated. A fun fact about Camryn is that she has an obsession with dessert, especially if it involves dark chocolate. An inspirational quote that Camryn lives by is “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” -Ronald Dahl

Jordan Donahue
Jordan is a Senior studying Athletic Training at Montclair State University. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified Keiser cycling instructor. Jordan has experience playing field hockey and basketball for over 10 years, which inspired her to get into fitness. Her goal is to educate and motivate her clients while making it an enjoyable experience. An interesting fact about Jordan is that she once had a personal trainer and because of her great experience, she was determined to get in shape and become one herself. One of her favorite quotes is, “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you’re doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

Leah Fitzgerald
Leah is a junior majoring in justice studies with a concentration in international justice, upon completing her degree she plans on attending law school. She has been practicing yoga for the past 4 years and in the summer of 2019 she furthered her study by completing Black Swan Yoga’s 200hr teaching training where she lives in Austin, Texas. She believes in the power of yoga to heal both the mind and body and is excited to bring her passion to Groupx classes at MSU.

Maggie McKeon
Maggie is a Junior B.F.A. Acting major and is Strong by Zumba Certified. She also plans on getting fully yoga certified. Maggie has been practicing yoga since 13 years old. Maggie believes that exercise has great effects on mental health and can be a great positive outlet to focus on your own mind and body completely. A fun fact about Maggie is she went to London last spring! A quote Maggie lives by is “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Valery Villalobos
Valery is a Junior Exercise Science major with a concentration in Clinical Studies and a minor in Leadership. She received her certification to teach Vinyasa Yoga in 2017 and has always had a passion for holistic health. Valery aspires to become a Chiropractor post undergrad and open up her own practice. “My intention for each class is to teach my students the benefits of yoga and meditation by having them experience it on their own.”