Meet the Group X Instructors

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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   

 

 

Talia

Talia Friesen 

Year: Senior
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. 

 

Brittany Ducca

Brittany Ducca 

Year: Junior
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.

Group X Instructor

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

Group X Instructor

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