Meet the Group X Instructors

Joe

Joe Fix
Fitness Coordinator & GX Instructor

Bio: Joe Fix attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a BS in behavioral science in 1993. He has lived in Scottsdale, AZ since 1996 where he worked for Bally Total Fitness for 7 years as a personal trainer and facility manager. He opened up his own personal training business and ran that for the last 10 years! He has trained professional athletes, celebrities and everyday moms and dads! He is IFPA certified and has an extensive background in nutrition and keeps up on the ever changing field of fitness!
Favorite Scripture: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs: 3–6   

 

 

Brittany Ducca

Brittany Ducca 

Year: Senior
Hometown: Redlands, CA
Major: Environmental Science
Areas of Specialization: Deep Stretch/Yoga
Fitness Philosophy: Since I began practicing yoga, I have felt a big transformation in myself. I have gained strength, flexibility, and balance, not just in my body but also in my life.
Favorite Scripture: ‭Philippians 3:8, this verse serves as a constant reminder that nothing in life is as important as my relationship with Christ. The world can be very distracting, but this verse taught me to toss aside those distractions and focus first on Christ.

Jake Ceja

Jake Ceja

Year: Junior
Hometown: Indio, CA

Major:

Criminal Justice
Areas of Specialization: HIIT
Fitness Philosophy: I love to be physically active because its fun and healthy and I want to honor the lord with my body.
Favorite Scripture: Be alert, stand firm in faith, be strong, be courageous and do all things with love. -1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Madi W

Madi Walsh

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Norco, California
Major: Nursing, Spanish
Areas of Specialization: Bodyworks

Fitness Philosophy:

Working out and staying fit has always been a passion of mine. I have played almost every sport and I coached club water polo so I love seeing my team grow to love the sport and what they do everyday and I hope to bring this enjoyment to the students in my class, too. It is so amazing that our body's have the strength to do what they do everyday and that we get to glorify God through this.
Favorite Scripture: "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future" (Proverbs 31:25).
Certification: CPR/First Aid/AED

 Kassie T

Kassie Terra

Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Major: Teaching Credentials: Multiple Subject and Masters in Science
Areas of Specialization: Zumba, Deep Stretch
Fitness Philosophy: Fitness has been something that has played a major role in my life growing up. Having this opportunity to teach and share what I have learned through classes like Deep Stretch and Zumba, gives me such a unique opportunity to encourage all who come to my classes. I have taught dance for several years now and my desire is that people will come to my classes having the attitude to just do their best while having fun doing it. My classes are about getting up and trying, not about perfection. My hope is to inspire others to find other avenues of working out so that they will not become burnt out and that they are able to enjoy what they are doing.
Favorite Scripture: Matthew 6: 34 says, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." While going to school full time and working at the Recreation Center part-time, this scripture has been one of my favorites for the fact that life is too short to worry about the things in my life that I can’t control but to instead just give it all to God and resting in the fact that He has it all.
Certification: Zumba Instructor

 Makenna

Makenna Diegelman
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lake Elsinore, California, USA
Major: Music Education
Areas of Specialization: Deep stretch and strongboard
Fitness Philosophy: I am an instructor because I love helping people feel great and seeing the improvements my students accomplish!
Favorite Scripture: My current favorite scripture is Psalm 9:10 "Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." I love this scripture because it reminds me that Jesus will never take his eyes off us and encourages me to keep trusting that God hears my deepest desires and praises to Him.

 Jazmyn

Jazmyn Jordan

Year: Senior
Hometown: Banning, CA, USA
Major: Nursing
Areas of Specialization: StrongBoard, Weight Loss, Nutrition, & Flexibility
Fitness Philosophy: There will be setbacks, it’s not easy or a quick fix. But with enough motivation, drive, and knowledge anything is possible.
Favorite Scripture: Matthew 17:20
Certification: Personal Training, StrongBoard, Nutrition

denis

Denis Shostak

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles
Major: Exercise Science
Areas of Specialization: Zumba
Fitness Philosophy: Don't aim to be perfect, but aim to be better every day.
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13
Certification: Zumba