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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > CAMPUS RECREATION > FITNESS > MEET THE INSTRUCTORS



Kate Ruemler 
Lead Group Fitness Instructor 

               
  1. Tell 1 interesting fact about yourself
    • I lived in Tokyo, Japan for two years!
  2. What is your favorite exercise? What is your favorite muscle to train?
    • Yoga and running, making my whole  body feel great.
  3. What do you like most about instructing  Fitness Classes at Jefferson Health Club?           
    • The diversity of students &   introducing yoga.
  4. What do you enjoy most about exercise? What do you enjoy least?  
    • Most:  I love the satisfaction and payoff from working out. 
    • Least:  Sometimes, the discipline of showing up is hard to maintain.
  5. What motivates you to workout? 
    • Knowing that no one else is going to do it for you, so its ultimately your choice whether you stay active or not.  Your choice to eat healthy or not.  
  6. What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff  and The Night Sweats.
  7. What is one piece of advice you would give to motivate someone to start exercising?  
    • If you want to feel good tomorrow, do something about it today.  
Vince Passerini 
Campus Recreation, PR Coordinator 

               
  1. Tell 1 interesting fact about yourself           
    • Over the past year and a half I have lost over 80 pounds!
  2. What is your favorite exercise? What is your favorite muscle to train?        
    • My favorite exercises involve using the    kettlebells. They are awesome because they give you an effective full body workout with having to use all the machines.
  3. What do you like most about instructing        Fitness Classes at Jefferson Health Club?        
    •  I love the variety of fitness classes offered at the gym!
  4. What do you enjoy most about exercise? What do you enjoy least?  
    • Most:  The feeling you have after just finishing a really good workout!
    • Least:  The soreness from a good workout, especially when hiking the hills around campus.  
  5. What motivates you to workout? 
    • After my weight loss, I realized the amazing feeling of being fit and exercising. This feeling  keeps me motivated to continue to exercise and achieve my fitness goals.
  6. What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • Bad Blood by T-Swift.
  7. What is one piece of advice you would give to motivate someone to start exercising?  
    • When you are struggling to stay on track with your fitness goals, just remember that all your hard work will pay off in the end.
Eileen Toribio 

               
  1. Tell 1 interesting fact about yourself               
    • I was the first graduating class of my high    school. My class helped build the school from the very beginning.
  2. What is your favorite exercise? What is your    favorite muscle to train?          
    •  I don’t have a favorite exercise because I love to switch things up. Dancing, yoga, running, and lifting are usually the exercises I turn to. My favorite muscle to  train are my calf muscles.
  3. What do you like most about instructing Fitness Classes at Jefferson Health Club?  
    • I like to see the excitement and hard work that is put into coming to class. It is beautiful to see my students smile and laugh because they are having a good time or look determined to get down the moves and push through.
  4. What do you enjoy most about exercise? What do you enjoy least?  
    • Most:  Sweat! The more I sweat the more determined I get.
    • Least: Beginning a new work out and having to go through the motions of learning it.
  5. What motivates you to workout? 
    • What motivates me to work out is the feeling I get afterwards. I feel excited, strong, and  accomplished.
  6. What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • El día de mi suerte by Marc Anthony. 
  7. What is one piece of advice you would give to motivate someone to start exercising?  
    • Find something physical you enjoy doing and turn it into a workout for yourself. Start small and slowly increase at your own rate. Only you know what movement you can enjoy enough to challenge yourself with it.

Tara Monahan 

               
  1. Tell 1 interesting fact about yourself               
    • I wanted to be a Naval Aviator when I was a kid.
  2. 2. What is your favorite exercise? What is your favorite muscle to train?  
    • Squats and swimming. Favorite muscle to train are legs.
  3. What do you like most about instructing Fitness Classes at Jefferson Health Club?  
    • Good conversations along with a good workout!
  4. What do you enjoy most about exercise? What do you enjoy least?  
    •  Most:  Keeps me refreshed and awake all day.
    •  Least:  Trying to fit it into my busy schedule..
  5. 5. What motivates you to workout?
    • Physical and mental health!
  6. 6. What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • The Band - “The Weight”
  7. 7. What is one piece of advice you would give to motivate someone to start exercising?  
    •  Go with a friend - accountability helps get you to the gym and motivates you to give 100% while you’re there.
Samantha Kunes 

         
  1. Tell 1 interesting fact about yourself   
    • I work at KinderCare Learning Center as their Program Specialist.
  2. What is your favorite exercise? What is    your favorite muscle to train?  
    • I love doing HIIT training and lifting legs.
  3. What do you like most about instructing  Fitness Classes at Jefferson Health Club?  
    • All of the people I meet and teaching  students how fun working out can be.
  4. What do you enjoy most about exercise What do you enjoy least?  
    • Most: There is always something new to learn and add to your routine. I love switching things up.
    • Least:  Sweating
  5. What motivates you to workout? 
    • It clears my mind and is my biggest de-stresser. 
  6. What song is playing on your iPod right now?
    • Sorry by Justin Bieber.
  7. What is one piece of advice you would give to motivate someone to start exercising?  
    • All you have to do is make it past the first couple of workouts and then you’ll be amazed how much more fun and easy it becomes.

Rachel Calhoun
Campus Recreation Assistant 
Classes: High Intensity Inveral Training (HITT)