Meet Our Group X Fitness Class Instructors
What’s up! I am an incoming junior planning to get my degree in Kinesiology with the goal of attending the Physical Therapy doctoral program afterwards. I am originally from Maryland where I received my first job as a Martial arts and cardio kickboxing instructor for the next eight years. Afterwards, I enlisted in the Air Force and continued to lead group exercise programs for my units. I am currently a NASM certified personal trainer and enjoy all aspects of fitness. I love helping others find their passion for health and wellness. Never stop improving!
Classes: Core & Stretch
Hey! I’m Brandon, a 10-year US army Veteran during which I served at Fort Huachuca, AZ, Fort Bragg, NC, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, and was deployed to Afghanistan. I recently graduated from Wake Technical Community College earning an Associates of Applied Science in Health and Fitness Science and will pursue my bachelor’s here at Campbell, majoring in health and physical education. My certifications and qualifications include, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Group Exercise Instructor, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. I am passionate about helping people meet and exceed their fitness goals and enjoy being a part of their fitness journey.
Favorite Quote:“you me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.” -Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa
Hello my name is Brittany Coggins! I graduated from Howard University (HU…YOU KNOW!) in 2015 with a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. This upcoming semester I will be a first year graduate student in the MSPH/PA program at Campbell. I love exercising and maintaining a healthy life style; helping others do the same in their own way is one of my goals as an instructor. I believe Zumba is a great way to get healthy while shaking what your momma gave you. In my spare time I also enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, sleeping and going on nature walks. I am very excited to be teaching this class and I hope you will enjoy taking it. With the variety of music selections, you will get a great cardio workout that will keep you hopefully coming back for more. In my class you will expect to sweat (since you are working out) while having fun like you are at a night club with friends.
Favorite Quote: “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. ” – bell hooks
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
Hi! My name is Cora-Ann and I am originally from NJ, where I graduated with my B.S. in Exercise Science, minor in Psychology at Montclair State University and 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 in 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 the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness. I am certified through ACE (American Council on Exercise) as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer with specialty certifications in Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Weight Management. I just finished my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Blue Lotus in Raleigh, NC in May 2019 and it was an amazing program and experience, and it’s given me a lot of perspective in my own personal Yoga practice, but also as a teacher. I also have my Yogafit Level One, RealRyder cycling, Les Mills BodyPump, POUND fitness, and TRX Foundation certifications as well as experience teaching a variety of strength and cardio classes. I have previously trained in Olympic lifting, Crossfit, and have done 3 Spartan Sprints and would love to reach a Trifecta one year! But right now, I am just working out for fun and 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 I love playing guitar, singing, music, reading, cuddling with my two sweet cats (Kylo and Nika!)…and having adventures!
Favorite Quote: “Fall in love with taking care of yourself; mind, body and soul”
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
Hello! My name is Mariah and I teach Zumba! I am a sophomore 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 also 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. I also enjoy reading, swimming, and playing the ukulele in my free time! Remember you don’t have to be a dancer to come try Zumba, just be ready to get a fun cardio workout with a whole group of friends!
Favorite Quote: “If you weren’t you, then we’d all be a bit less we” -Piglet
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
Martha is currently offering free online classes, both live and on-demand. www.facebook.com/yogawithmartha/events
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
Hey guys! My name is Savanah and I am a rising senior from Charlotte majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in Sports Communication and a minor in Sports Business. I currently teach two fitness classes at Campbell, Hip-Hop Fitness and Barre. I grew up a dancer starting at age three and continued all the way through last year when I finished my third Season on the Campbell Dance Team. In my classes you should expect to sweat, laugh and smile! I am a huge believer in having fun when you workout because it makes the end result even more worth it! I love going to all the finesses that we have to offer and I am SUPER excited to finally get to workout in the new fitness center! Working out has been a great way for me to let loose and take a break from my studies to be stress free for an hour or so. I can’t wait to see you all soon and get our sweat on!
Classes: Hip-Hop Fitness, Barre