Yoga allows participants to explore the relationship between body, mind and breath and has been a part of Renee’s life now for over 20 years. Her practice has offered her strength, flexibility, balance, as well as, mental and emotional health, on and off the mat. Renee’s passion is to share the positive effects yoga can have in your life. You can expect a safe and joyful, yet challenging practice. I hold a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling. Additionally, I have been Aerobic and American Fitness Association of America and CPR certified for over 20 years with over 150 credit hours of continuing education trainings in fitness, yoga and Pilates.
Scott has been involved in martial arts for most of his life and currently studies Kenpo and Jui-Jitsu in Springfield. Scott is married and has two kids. Scott received his master’s degree from UIS and was a part of the GPSI program. He now works at IDOT here in Springfield and in his spare time enjoys reading and playing video games.
Diane is a Certified Zumba Instructor and has been practicing Zumba for nine years. She has been teaching at UIS for 5 years. Diane got into teaching Rapid Zumba and participating in Yoga, Kettlebell, TRX and Boot Camp classes when struggling with a family loss, exercise has helped her become better & better every day. Diane’s favorite part about teaching is that she gets to share her passion for fitness with her participants and she loves to watch them improve every week! Favorite fitness quotes are: “A body in motion stays in motion” and “Get fit Stay fit. Her favorite food is carbs; Specifically pastas and God Father’s pizza!
Jasmine is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She holds additional certifications in WERQ, Kickboxing, and Yoga. Jasmine has been teaching classes for a little over a year now. She started participating in group fitness classes in 2010 and fell in love. She decided to become certified last year so that she could spread the joy and happiness that exercise brings. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the smiles on her participants faces. When she isn’t teaching classes, Jasmine works for the Springfield School District 186 as a Speech Language Pathologist. One of her favorite quotes: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”
Talon is a Certified CycleFit Instructor and has been teaching group fitness classes for about 3 years now. Both of his parents are instructors so that sort of got him into teaching! Talon enjoys helping others, and this is probably the best way he knows how. Talon races Bicycle Motocross (BMX) and has been since he was 7 years old. He has been a state champion multiple times and national champion as well in BMX racing! Other than BMX, his favorite sports are football and basketball. Favorite food is pepperoni pizza. A quote he really likes is, “I do what I do, and you do what you can do about it.” -Lil Wayne