Fitness Class Instructors

MEET OUR GROUP X INSTRUCTORS!

Chelsy

Hi there! I am a recent graduate from Campbell and have been the Power Pilates instructor going on 3 years now. I studied Marketing at Lundy-Fetterman and am currently a Marketing Specialist and Manage Social Media at a commercial brokerage firm in Raleigh. I have a huge heart for creativity, wellness, and community, which led me to my passion for coming alongside others to reach their fitness goals through my class. As a travel cheerleader and dancer of 17 years and long-term Power Pilates participant, upbeat body-weight training/toning and yoga mixed with fun music, of course, is my favorite way to exercise and stay fit. Come to my class and get ready to have a Pilates Party! Oh, and prepared to sweat! I am excited to meet you already! Classes: Power Pilates on Mondays/Wednesdays at 8pm

Cora-Ann

Hi! My name is Cora-Ann and I am originally from NJ, where I graduated with my B.S. in Exercise Science at Montclair State University and also where I found a love and a passion for Group Fitness and Personal Training. I decided to pursue a career in Fitness by attending Indiana State University as a Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation helping to run their Fitness department and programs while obtaining my M.S. in Exercise Science. I am now working here at Campbell University as my first full-time staff position as the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness. I am certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise) as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist and I have my Yogafit Level One, RealRyder cycling, Les Mills BodyPump, POUND fitness, and TRX Foundation certifications and have experience teaching a variety of strength and cardio classes. I am working on my ACE Weight Management certification and also working through the rest of the Yogafit path to become a 200 hour RYT someday. I’ve also been getting really into Olympic lifting! I am super excited to be teaching on our Group X schedule as well as work alongside the rest of this awesome Group Fitness staff here at Campbell. In my free time (which I don’t seem to allow myself much of sometimes!) I love playing guitar, singing, listening to music, and reading…and having adventures! Classes: Power Hour Mondays at 4:30pm, Yoga Wednesdays at 7am and Thursday at 12:15pm, and Fitness Friday, Fridays at 12:15pm…also known to sub Cycling and POUND classes! 

Favorite Quote: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” -Wayne Dyer

Erica

Hey y’all!  My name is Erica and I am a Zumba instructor here at Campbell.  A little bit about me: I am a senior in the nursing program, I work prn as a CNA at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield, NC, and I babysit or nanny throughout the year.  I have a pot belly pig named Julie whose favorite snack is cheetos (lol).  I am down-to-earth and love to have a good time, but can be serious when necessary.  My Zumba class is a one hour, fun-filled way of exercise with dancing to American and international music/rhythms.  During this one hour period, one will experience cardio and toning but may not realize it until the next day ;).  Besides having fun (which is super important), Zumba allows individuals to make the workout theirs by adjusting the intensity of the workout.  For example, squat lower or higher based on where you are at in your workout ability.  Everyone should be treated with respect in my class; I will not tolerate judgement of others.  Please come to get a good workout, but most importantly, enjoy yourself and dance the stress from school/work/life/whatever it may be away.  Feel free to ask me questions before or after class, or just chat with me (I promise I don’t bite). I am always open to talking or answering questions about class! Thanks and hope to CU (cheesy, I know) in my class! 🙂   Classes: Zumba on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Thursdays at 6:15pm

Favorite Quote:  I don’t have a favorite, but one I really like is “Strive for progress, not perfection.” 

Hollis

Hello! I grew up in High Point, NC as a competitive gymnast and competed for 7 years. My active background as a gymnast made me passionate for health and wellness at an early age. I completed my BS in Biology and Exercise & Sport Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During my undergraduate career, I became a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor and have taught many classes including Cardio interval training, muscle pump, kickboxing, Zumba, Pilates, Absolution, and Barre.  I am always pursuing additional educational courses!! Currently, I am in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here and Campbell and use that knowledge in my classes to create safe and effective workouts. I look forward to meeting you soon! Classes: HIIT Bootcamp Tuesdays at 6:45pm and Kickboxing Thursdays at 7:15pm

Madison

Hi there! I am a senior nursing student here at Campbell with the goal of becoming a Certified Flight Registered Nurse. I am also an Emergency Medical Technician and a proud member of the Buies Creek Volunteer Fire Department. I have a huge heart and passion for helping others in the field of medicine, but I also enjoy helping others reach their fitness goals through my classes. As a dancer of 18 years and former Zumba instructor, dancing and body-weight training/toning is my favorite way to exercise and stay fit. Come to my class with a huge smile, ready to dance, and prepared to SWEAT! I hope you leave my class with positive vibes and feeling great every week! Classes: Dance Fitness Mondays at 7:15pm, also known to sub Zumba! 

Favorite Quote(s): “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

 “The only time you’re allowed to get low in your life is during your SQUAT!”

Malia

My name is Malia Burley. I am a senior with a Communications Studies major here at Campbell. I have been dancing for 16 years and it is something I am extremely passionate about. I am currently on Campbell’s Dance Team and my favorite type of dance is Hip Hop! I am committed to creating an experience that allows people to enjoy working out with easy to follow movement. My class will have popular Hip Hop music as well as current dance moves. Every week will be a dance party with high energy and lots of fun! Hope to see you in my class! Classes: Hip Hop Fitness Wednesdays at 5:30pm, also known to sub Dance and Zumba!

Favorite quote: “Your only limit is you”

Martha

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. Classes: Yoga Tuesday night at 8pm, and Thursday night at 8:15pm

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

Moli

Hello! My name is Moli and I am currently a senior nursing major here at Campbell! I have been a runner for over nine years and found while marathon training that cycling is a great cross training program. After taking my first cycling class I fell in love and knew I wanted to share my love of cycling with others! I consider myself a coffee addict, lover of all things Lululemon, baseball fanatic, and slightly obsessed dog owner. I can’t wait to see you all on the bike! Classes: Cycle60 Mondays at 7am, Tuesdays at 4:30pm, and Thursdays at 5pm

Favorite Quote(s): “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet .” Maya Angelou 

“Empowered women, empower women.”

Nelly

Hello, my name is Nelly Zavala and I am currently enrolled in Campbell University studying for Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. I graduated from Johnston County Early College Academy in which I graduated with my high school diploma, Associate’s in Arts, and Spanish Interpreter Certificate. I will finish my math degree next year, and my engineering degree in 2020. I love to go to the mountains and hike, I also love my three adorable huskies. I teach Pound Rockout Workout, it is a very unique workout that uses drumsticks, or ripstix, and they are used to drum to the sound of the music. Pound infuses cardio, strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. What makes my class unique is that I encourage each and everyone to push themselves, sometimes at the end of the class I will have the classroom split in half and face each other and have a “battle” to see which side is louder, and who brings the most energy. Oh, and hooting and hollering is a MUST in my class. Classes: Monday at 6:30pm and Wednesdays at 4:30pm 

Favorite quote: “Give a man a fish, and you have fed him once. Teach him how to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.”

Nicole

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. Classes: Yoga Tuesdays at 12:15pm, and Yoga/Pilates blend on Wednesdays 12:15pm

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

Sarah

Hey there fellow camels! I’m Sarah Kilian and I am licensed to instruct Zumba and STRONG by Zumba™. STRONG is a brand new format released by Zumba a little over a year ago and I’m so excited to bring it to CU! I have been instructing Zumba for a year and actually tried my very first class at Campbell when I was a freshman which is basically where my fitness career began! My classes involve lots of smiles and a fun atmosphere! I love to make exercising a fun and stress-relieving activity because that’s what it truly is! I can’t wait to see you push your limits and get a great workout no matter what class you take! Classes: Zumba Mondays at 5:30pm and STRONG by Zumba™ Wednesdays at 6:30pm, also known to sub Pilates at 4:15pm on Thursdays!

Favorite Quote: “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” -B. F. Skinner