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Group Fitness

Instructor Team

Our Group Fitness classes are taught by trained, educated and motivated fitness enthusiasts. They are the best of the best! Some of our instructors are CWU students, some are CWU faculty or staff, and some are Ellensburg community members. Each of our instructors are professionally trained and certified. Our instructors love to teach Group Fitness and it shows!

Abby Mertell

Name: Abby Mertell
Certifications: NETA Group Fitness Instructor
Favorite personal workout: Running, Hiking

Kristi Zollars

Name: Kristi Zollars
Certifications: YogaFit Level 1, working on ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Favorite personal workout: Yoga, Running with my dogs

Terrell StephensName: Terrell Stephens
Certifications: Naval School of Health Sciences Orthopedic Technician, ACE Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Trainer
Degree: Senior, Exercise Science
Favorite personal workout: Crossfit, Yoga, Dance


Name: Sharee Hansen
Certifications: Zumba
Degree: Graduate Student, M. Ed. School Psychology
Favorite personal workout: Zumba, Insanity, Asylum


Name: Jackie O'Connor
Certifications: NETA, Turbokick, PIYO, Spinning, R.I.P.P.E.D.
Favorite personal workout: Cardio Kickboxing, Running outside



Name: Kayleen Durant
Certifications: Zumba Basic
Degree: Junior, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Favorite personal workout: Zumba, Treadmill


Name: Halley Newhouse
Certifications: Les Mills BodyFlow
Degree: Junior, Nutrition & Dietetics
Favorite personal workout: Yoga & Sprint Intervals