Fitness Class Instructor Bios

Amelia Walden

About Amelia: Amelia recently moved to Utah and brings a different approach to fitness with her. Her goal is to make her clients have FUN while training! Amelia focuses on functional movement, weight loss and women's fitness. She was a gymnast for 13 years and after college, she fell in love with fitness again! She looks forward to meeting you in her spin classes and giving you a great workout!

Bree Troxell

About Bree: Bree Troxell has been Practicing yoga for 4 years. She received her 200hr RTY certification through the Yoga Loft Teacher Training certifying her to teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, and Yin. She has a daily practice of Ashtanga, and is very passionate with the adventures the outdoors have to offer. She feels that uniting the love of the outdoors and yoga is the ultimate way of living. Bree shares her classes with her students, as a journey to the heart, surrendering to a higher vibration, and enabling to practice to there own level of ability.

Camille Dennis

About Camille: Camille was born in Bountiful, Utah. She has been married for more than 20 years and has 2 grown boys. She is in her fourth year at Weber State University studying human performance management wellness with minors in nutrition and psychology. Her passion is health and fitness and her greatest desire is to help others to live a healthy and strong life for as many years as possible. She loves to water ski and snow ski and has recently learned to overcome her fear of heights by learning to rock climb.

Camille Kent

About Camille: Camille Kent is excited to share her passion for fitness and dance with you. Camille started as a group fitness instructor in 2008 and became a certified Zumba Instructor in 2009, over the years gaining more certifications and teaching everything from high impact, weight training, boot camp,spin, Zumba, and more. She is a mother of 3, a Hairstylist, and spends her free time mountain biking, hiking, baking, and spending time with her family. Her goal is to help participants push themselves, work hard, reach goals, and most important have fun doing it.

Claudette Halverson

Class Types: Yoga

About Claudette: Claudette has been teaching yoga for WSU at the Ogden campus and Davis campus since 2005. She has her 200 Registerd Yoga Teacher (RYT), 500 RYT, and is currently working towards completing her 1,000 RYT. When you attend her classes she wants you to feel strong, capable and successful. It is also her hope that those who attend will feel the peace, love, and light that is shining within them.

Jan Howell

Class Types: Intro Yoga, Yin, Vinyassa Flow, Restorative, Slow Flow, & Meditation

About Jan: Jan is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher and has been teaching yoga since 1999. She loves watching the transformation of her students, not only physically, but also their ability to feel more peace and balance in their lives. In Jan's classes you will tone, stretch and invigorate your whole body, all in a very safe, well rounded practice, leaving you feeling relaxed and focused.

Joy Newkirk

Class Types: Aquafit

About Joy: Joy is certified with AAI and USWFA. Teaching is her passion. According to Joy, her classes are usually "Social-cising. We talk as much as we exercise." Joy has been married for 28 years and is a Mother of 6. She takes voice lessons, piano lessons. Other than that, "I sew, knit, eat, and exercise."

Julie Aldrich

Class Types: Aquafit

About Julie: Julie is a Water Aerobics Instructor. She has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of different environments, from Community Centers,Rehabilitation programs to Hospital based Health and Wellness programs. She has been teaching Water Aerobics for 12 years and at Weber State for the last 6 years. She completed Water Aerobic certification from AEA and AAI.

Lori Harlin

Class Types: Cycle, Total Body Blast, Boot Camp, Total Strength, Step

About Lori: Lori has been a Certified Group Fitness Instructor for over 20 years and loves to teach!!! She's taught a variety of classes for a broad range of participants, to include teaching in Okinawa, Japan for several years. Lori enjoys the students, staff, and community members who participate in the Weber State University Group Fitness Program. Her motto is "Don't Make Excuses, Just Do it."

Megan Durasin

Class Types: Yoga

About Meg: Meg Durasin found yoga by way of one of her co-workers at Starbucks insisting she come to a yoga class. Meg finally went, and quickly fell in love with yoga. She joined Prana Yoga (now Root to Rise Studio) in Station Park, and frequently attended classes; 8 classes a week. Her favorite classes were Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. Meg soon learned of the YogaLoft in Ogden. It was at the YogaLoft that Meg deepened her dedication to her Ashtanga practice, and completed her training through YogaLife Teacher Training; the school housed in the YogaLoft.

Meg hopes to honor in her teaching and practice all those who have been a part of her yoga journey.

Michelle Taylor

Class Types: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

About Michelle: Michelle Taylor holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Performance Management with a minor in Nutrition from Weber State University. She has been practicing yoga seriously for about 5 years and completed her 1000 hr RYT January 2011 and a 200 hr RYT in March 2013. Michelle is passionate about wellness and believes that yoga will positively influence the health and wellness of everyone. Michelle's classes focus on breath, strength, mind-body awareness, and having fun.

Rachelle Krohn

Class Types: Yoga

About Rachelle: Rachelle Krohn, E-200 RYT, was introduced to Yoga in 1997 as a teen in Gresham Oregon. She began teaching in 2008, with certifications in AFAA Primary Yoga, PowderBlueCo Pilates-Yoga, FiTour Advanced Yoga. In 2011 she completed her 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification at Infusion Yoga Studio in Bountiful Utah. She furthers her education attending workshops, master classes, and festivals. She is an active member of the yoga community. Her consistent yoga practice continues to serve her in a variety of ways. Healing. Empowering. Surrending. Finding clarity, intelligence, and ultimately a deeper joy for life. She believes that the definition and value of yoga is defined by the unique individual. Like life, it should be free to flow and evolve. She teaches classes focused on that personal freedom in the styles of Vinyasa-Flow, Power, Pilates-fusion, Yin, Restorative, Therapeutic. Rachelle also studies Thai Yoga massage, Aroma Touch Therapy with essential oils, Chi Running, Thai Chi, Qigong, Japa meditation, Kirtan, nutrition and diabetes management (her daughter is Type 1 Diabetic). Rachelle has successfully ran several marathons, relays (including captaining & coaching), and enjoys trail running, singing, piano, gardening, snow-boarding, paddle-boarding, advocating for JDRF, and managing her non-profit yoga mat bag business, Yo Bagga Bagga.

Teri Bladen

Class Types: TRX® Suspension, TRX® Rip, step, cycling, aquafit, muscle conditioning, BOSU®, boot camp, hi-lo impact, Step360™, group treadmill, stretch.

About Teri: Teri has a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and is the Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University. She is ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist certified and an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer. Teri has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude.

Tom Daniels

Class Types: Cycle

About Tom: Tom has been teaching Indoor Cycling/Spin at WSU for the last 6 years. Tom is an avid mountain biker and road biker and will be found hammering the trails around Ogden every chance he gets. Tom has competed in several 24 hour MT bike Races and is a 6 time finisher of the LOTOJA (Logan to Jackson). Tom also dabbles in running and has completed a number of half marathons as well as team relay events. Tom strives to incorporate his favorite rides along with a lot of energy, not to mention the BEST music into each and every one of his classes.

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