Fitness Class Instructors

Meet Our Group X Fitness Class Instructors


Allison Peele


Grace Woodward

Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I am a junior majoring in General Biology with a minor in Health Communication. Along with being a group X instructor, I am a fitness ambassador supervisor for Campus Rec. You can always find me in the gym or at a sporting event! I have always enjoyed working out and find it to be a great stress reliever and break from school. I’m beyond excited to teach my full body functional fitness classes this year! You should expect to sweat and have fun in my classes! I can’t wait to CU all soon!

Certifications: Queenax, Functional Training

Fun Fact: I was a cheerleader for 8 years!

Classes: Core & More, Full-Body Strength


Jaqueline Gardner

Jacqueline has been teaching yoga for over three years and practicing for five. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and YogaFit Certified and has been a part of the university recreation community at Washington State University, where she first taught yoga. Her true passion is teaching where she gets to expose different populations the accessibility of her favorite subjects. Beyond yoga, and she also a Professor in the Engineering department at Campbell. 

Classes: Yoga, BodyPump


Jolie Mutima

Hi everyone! My name is Jolie Mutima and I am from Wake Forest, North Carolina. I am currently a Pharmacy student here at Campbell. I am really interested in nutrition and learning new things to help live a more healthy lifestyle. I mainly began working out to help with time management skills and just improve my overall health. I love teaching STRONG Nation and helping others push their limits! I hope I will get a chance to “CU” all in one of my classes soon so we can #getSTRONG together! #STRONGcamels

Certifications:

  • Strong Nation
  • Queenax, Functional Training

Favorite Quote: ”When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.”

Classes: STRONG Nation


Kaitlyn Polinsky

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn and I am a  second year graduate student in the Masters of Public Health program here at Campbell. Along with teaching BodyPump, I am also the Graduate Assistant for Fitness at Campus Recreation. I was a competitive dancer for about 13 years and when I graduated high school and stopped dancing, I found a new passion in the gym. I am super excited to be able to teach and support others in their fitness journey!

Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

Classes: BodyPump


Kara Ange

I am from Grantham North Carolina. I am majoring in Elementary Education and am part of the Teaching Scholars Academy. I danced for 15 years and I love that Barre incorporates dance technique with exercises that improve balance, posture, flexibility, and strength. Barre classes are energizing and fun, but they are also low impact which make them perfect for everyone!

Certifications:

  • BARRE Above

Fun Fact: I caught a Blue Marlin in a fishing tournament!

Classes: Barre


Katie Rogers

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Rogers and I am from Baltimore, Maryland. I am a senior majoring in Trust and Wealth Management with a minor in Financial Planning and I hope to become a Financial Advisor after I graduate in May. Along with being a group X instructor, I am on the women’s lacrosse team. You can find me working out, playing lacrosse, hanging with friends, or cheering on another sports team! I have always been very active since I started sports at age two; it created a love for working out and encouraging others to tag along. I am super excited to teach spin for a second semester at Campbell so whether you have taken 50 spin classes or have never even sat on a spin bike, come give it a try!

Certifications:

  • Spinning

Fun Fact:  I am on the women’s lacrosse team and I like to bake.

Classes: Cycle


Mariah Helms

Hello! My name is Mariah and I teach Zumba, Stretch 30, and BodySculpt! I am a junior studying Biology Pre-Med, in hopes of becoming a doctor of osteopathic medicine at Campbell’s medical school. I started dancing at the age of two doing just about every style out there, though my favorite has long been tap! I taught dance during high school, and was so excited when I discovered Zumba was a way I could continue dancing and teaching here at Campbell. Now, I am also teaching Stretch 30 and BodySculpt. When I’m not studying or working in the chemistry lab, you can probably find me reading or playing the ukulele!

Certifications: 

  • Zumba

Favorite Quote: “If you weren’t you, then we’d all be a bit less we” -Piglet

Classes: Zumba, Stretch 30, BodySculpt


Martha Harmon

I am a Hatha Yoga Instructor and received my certification from the North Carolina School of Yoga in Raleigh in 2007. I started practicing yoga for stress relief but found it to be a tremendous blessing physically, mentally, and spiritually. I enjoy sharing the health and spiritual benefits of yoga with my students and helping them on a journey to wellness and peace of mind. I graduated from Campbell University with a BA in Mass Communication and a minor in Computer Information Systems. I work full-time in marketing. I also lead the hand bell choir and sing in the choir at my church. I enjoy music, reading, and spending time with my family, friends, and dog.

Fun Fact: Martha also enjoys swimming as a mermaid! 

Favorite Quote: Be receptive to the grace of God. ~ Sri Dharma Mittra

Classes: Yoga 

Martha is currently offering free online classes, both live and on-demand. www.facebook.com/yogawithmartha/events 


Natalie Lyktey 

Hey, Camels! I’m Natalie and I teach POUND (yes, POUND is in all caps and the little voice in your head narrating this should most definitely have yelled it). I am currently a junior studying Biology/Pre-Optometry (I hope to help people see better!) and I’m from Cary, NC, though I was born in upstate New York. I’ve always enjoyed staying active through a variety of activities, most notably jump rope, soccer, and running. I was introduced to POUND my freshman year here at CU by my sister. From that first class in Carter Gym, I was hooked to the exhilaration of rocking out to music, having a blast with friends and peers, and also getting in a stellar workout. In addition to POUND, I like to stay active by checking out other fitness classes (you’re likely to see me at Zumba!), working out on the second floor of the gym, or running around campus sidewalks and trails. Can’t wait to rock out with you guys!

Certifications: Pound fitness (pro) 

Favorite Quote: “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” -C.S. Lewis

Classes: Pound


Nicole Winget

Hello! My name is Nicole and I came to Campbell about two years ago and I consider it to be home. I am an Instructor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice, as well as an Academic Counselor for the Online department. Additionally, I am an Officer in the United States Navy. I fell into endurance fitness to deal with stress and a military deployment made me realize I need to balance the pressures I put on my mind and body – thus I found Yoga! I enjoy events like long distance Rucking, Obstacle Course Races, and Ultra Endurance Events and yoga helps me recover physically as well as keep my mind sharp and relaxed. I am YTT200 certified and I love to share the joy and well-being of a yoga practice with as many people as I can and I hope to see you in a class soon.

Favorite Quote: “Range is of the ego, form is of the soul.” -Alan Finger

Classes: Yoga


Shirl Stamey


Stephanie Olson

Hi I’m Steph! I came to Campbell 8 years ago from South Dakota State University where I graduated with a Master of Science in Human Resource Development. During the day I am the Director of Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, but am always excited to leave a group fitness class at the end of the day! I have always loved empowering students and helping them achieve their goals, so when the opportunity came to do that through wellness & fitness I was ready for the challenge! I am passionate about overall health & wellbeing and love sharing the fun and community of group fitness. Come to one of the classes, bring some friends, and you’ll likely make some friends too!

Certifications:

  • Les Mills BodyPump
  • Pound Fitness
  • CPR/First Aid

Fun Fact: I played the bass clarinet in high school and was selected to play a solo a Disneyworld my senior year.

Classes: Pound & BodyPump