Meet the Group X Instructors

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Kristi Calhoun
Group Exercise Coordinator & GX Instructor 

Fitness Philosophy: Exercise helps me relieve stress and keeps me strong and healthy. I love what I do as I get to push myself and others to work hard and have fun together. I also help students become instructors as they discover what format they love to teach and help make a difference as well.
Favorite Scripture: "I sought the Lord, and He answered me, He delivered me from all my fears."                                                           Psalm 34:4

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Stefani Plummer
Recreation Center Director & GX Instructor 

Fitness Philosophy: I believe God gives us an opportunity to serve in different ways. To work in an environment where we can serve people by giving them the programs and services to help them live better lives and have a positive self-image is a privilege.
Favorite Scripture: "He says, 'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'"

Psalm 46:10

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Joe Fix
Fitness Coordinator & GX Instructor

Bio: Joe Fix attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Science in 1993. He has lived in Scottsdale, Az since 1996 where he worked for Bally Total Fitness for 7 yrs as a Personal Trainer and facility manager. He opened up his own Personal Training business and ran that for the last 10 yrs! He has trained Professional athletes, Celebrities and just everyday Moms and Dads! He is I.F.P.A. 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   

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Traivon Williams

Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, California
Major: Music Composition
Areas of Specialization: Kickboxing, Step, Strength Training.
Fitness Philosophy: I believe in a total, complete healthy lifestyle. We should strive for whole living in all aspects of our life - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Each aspect affects each other and therefore works with each other. When a person is in great physical shape, they feel great, and more effectively handle life and get the most out of their life. They feel more confident, have more energy, and therefore are capable of accomplishing and achieving more.
Favorite Scripture: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17

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Ashlynne Slovek

Year: Junior
Hometown: Modesto, CA
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Kickboxing, TRX
Fitness Philosophy: Exercise builds physical and mental strength. It's power comes in the moments where you decide to push yourself instead of quit. This is when you discover that you are capable of more than you thought possible.
Favorite Scripture: "My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
Psalms 73:26

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Kaeli Vierra

Year: Junior
Hometown: Tracy, CA
Major: Criminal Justice; Minors: Psychology, Spanish
Areas of Specialization: Cycle, Bodyworks, TRX
Fitness Philosophy: I love having the opportunity to show students what it means to take care of the magnificent bodies God gave us in a way that is healthy and fun.
Favorite Scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11
This gives me comfort that despite the stress and hardship in life, Jesus has paved the way, giving me hope for a wonderful future in eternity with Him.

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Nicole Umali

Year: Senior
Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA
Major: Liberal Studies
Areas of Specialization: Power Vinyasa Deep Stretch
Fitness Philosophy: For the past three years, I've fallen in love with the effects and benefits of power deep stretch. In my practice, I've explored new levels of strength, stamina, and mobility, leaving my body feeling incredible from head to toe!
Favorite Scripture: "He has made everything beautiful in its time."
Ecclesiastes 3:11 

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Polly Cochran

Year: Sophomore  
Hometown: Shepherdsville, KY  
Certification: First Aid  
Major: Applied Statistics  
Areas of Specialization: Cycle, TRX  
Fitness Philosophy: I love being fit! When I have been working out throughout the weeks, I feel alive and happy. I have always loved to help others workout and I'm very excited to continue that throughout college.  
Favorite Scripture: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5   

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Maria Marquez

Year: Masters Program
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Major: Public Health
Areas of Specialization: Step, PiYo
Fitness Philosophy: I believe that everyone can be fit if they put their heart and soul into it. It just takes a lot of dedication and perseverance and anyone can accomplish their fitness goals.
Favorite Scripture: My favorite scripture is Proverbs 31:25, "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future," because it reminds me that I am strong and will not let anything put me down.

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Sheraya Davis 

Year: Senior
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Major: Exercise Science and Business Management
Areas of Specialization: Cycle and TRX
Fitness Philosophy: Strive for progress, not perfection
Favorite Scripture: "For with God nothing shall be impossible" Luke 1:37

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Sheraya Davis 

Year: Junior
Hometown: Temecula, CA
Major: Christian Studies
Areas of Specialization: Bodyworks & Abs
Fitness Philosophy: I have a passion for health and fitness. It's my goal to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to motivate other to do the same!
Favorite Scripture: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭

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Christy Osborn

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cedar City, UT
Major: Behavioral Science
Areas of Specialization: Step & Deep Stretch
Fitness Philosophy: I stay fit to stay healthy. Excercising on a weekly basis helps keep sickness away, boosts your energy, and most importantly, your confidence!
Favorite Scripture: "On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah"
Psalm 62:7-8.
This scripture talks about having a firm foundation in Christ and not letting the chaos of this world shake your salvation in Christ Jesus our Savior.

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Amber McAtee 

Year: Freshman
Hometown: Malang, Indonesia
Major: Criminal Justice
Areas of Specialization: Step, kick boxing
Fitness Philosophy: I love to be active and participate in sports. That is something God has allowed me to excel in. Becoming a GX instructor allows me to be active while leading people (another passion of mine), and I want to show the love of God to those who need it while also glorifying Him through working our bodies. As it says in the Bible, our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and I want to help people who come to our classes realize that and help them understand that that is the reason we work out. Not just to improve our body image, but to become a healthier version of ourselves.
Favorite Scripture: "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
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Suma Pondicherry 

Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Major: Kinesiology
Areas of Specialization: Zumba
Fitness Philosophy: The feeling of exhilaration I get when I move, and at the same time, work every muscle in my body, is something I cannot resist.
   

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Joshua Sealy

Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Major: Sport Management
Areas of Specialization: Boxing Bootcamp, High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.)
Fitness Philosophy: The road to achieving your fitness goals is never easy. There will be times when you feel you can't continue and the world tells you can't achieve your goals. It's up to you whether you choose to believe in the doubts or believe that anything possible through Christ.
Favorite Scripture: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Talia Friesen 

Year: Junior
Hometown: Meknès, Morocco
Major: Photography
Areas of Specialization: Deep stretch
Fitness Philosophy: Working out is such a great way to boost confidence and feel great! Even though a high-intensity workout can be rewarding, it can also be very stressful on the body. I think it's important to take breaks to allow the body to recover. Stretching is awesome because it helps heal our muscles faster and deepen our range of motion! After a deep stretch session, I feel more energized and ready to bring my A-game in my other workouts!
Favorite Scripture: I love the verse in Romans 15:13 that says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." This verse encourages me to put my trust in Him daily, because only then will I experience His incomparable joy and peace.