Meet Our Group X Fitness Class Instructors
Hey! My name is Ashley Souffrant and I am currently working on my MBA at Campbell with an undergrad degree in Mathematics. I am teaching Swim Fitness and POUND and I cannot be more excited! I swam competitively for 12 years growing up and love being in the water. POUND is my newest workout addition and it is a class created for everyone; I fell in love with the rock out workout that combines upbeat music with movement and cannot wait to meet my fellow rock stars! I spend most of my free time in the music department where I am a part of the choir and opera theater. At home I have three yellow-belly slider turtles who keep me company and also share my love for swimming. I look forward to seeing you at the pool or in the gym!
Favorite Quote: “It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.”
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! My name is Caylee, and I am going into my 5th year here at Campbell to finish up the 4+1 program, majoring in Trust & Wealth Management and getting my MBA. I swam for the Campbell Swim Team for my first four years here, and after I finished up my last season I started going to Group X classes. I absolutely loved the energy and being able to have fun while also pushing my body to the best it could be. I am so excited to be teaching Les Mills BodyPump and helping others discover all of the amazing things our bodies are capable of!
Favorite Quote: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what yo are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
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
Classes: Strength Training
Hi My name is Kaylah! My major is Pharmaceutical Sciences. I am apart of the US Army Reserves with hopes to become an Active Duty officer. I love fitness and everything it stands for. I love the feeling people get after a good workout and that proud feeling you get for pushing yourself. Bodypump is a great class that will push you mentally and physically. In the classes I teach I want the participants to have goals for each class. It can be to make it through the whole class, lose a certain amount of weight, get tone, or just be more confident. I hope my participants leave my class feeling stronger and more confident in themselves. I want you to walk out the door as if you can conquer the world because you can. It will be a journey for my participants and me as well. Getting fitter is better when you have friends and others supporting you all the way.
Favorite Quote: “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to know what happens if I don’t”
Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth Harlan, but you can call me Liz. I am a sophomore Kinesiology Pre-PT major here at Campbell. I am from Arkansas, but I moved to Florida at the start of my high school years. I love anything that involves nature, animals, soccer, and coffee! I recently became the mother of a sweet black kitten named Bandit who has two white toes and a white chest puff. I am the Mat Pilates instructor here at CU Campus Rec. I have always been a huge advocate for being in touch with the mind, body, and soul, so when I discovered Mat Pilates, I fell in love! I hope to help you all through your health journey. See you at the mat!
Classes: Mat Pilates
Hey guys! My name is Logan. I’m a senior majoring in Biology/Pre-PA. I was a runner and a gymnast most of my life and I fell in love with yoga about 2 years ago when I began coming to the sunrise yoga class at CU. After a few months, I knew I wanted to start sharing the art of yoga with others because of the profound effect it had on my life. Human anatomy is another passion of mine, and yoga has a unique way of targeting and relaxing every muscle, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and at peace. For when I’m not feeling at peace, however, POUND is the best release I have ever experienced. I have had so much fun learning this incredible form of cardio. It was “love at first strike” as many like to say. So, whether you need a really great workout, to release some frustration, take a moment to breathe, or just to have an insanely good time, I’m here for it all. Can’t wait to meet you!
Favorite Quote: “Do not go gentle into that good night; Rage, rage against the dying of the light” -Dylan Thomas
Classes: Yoga, Power Yoga, POUND
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.
Favorite Quote: Be receptive to the grace of God. ~ Sri Dharma Mittra
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 my Pound 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. I also teach STRONG by Zumba, in which I just got certified. This class is an amazing workout, especially if you want to burn all those holiday calories! I move around my classes a lot to encourage everyone. Instead of leaving your stress behind, anger, or whatever it is you are going through I want you to bring it to class and use it in your workout and take it ALL out! Oh, and hooting and hollering is a MUST in my class. #letsbeSTRONG #Poundposse
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.”
Classes: Pound, Strong
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! I’m Nicole! I am a senior here at CU, majoring in Kinesiology. I love to motivate people with the best attitude! This year I will be teaching Core 30, which is similar to Core and Cardio that I taught last year, but with a greater focus on controlling the CORE in 30 minutes! I will be teaching a new class called “Kick HIT!”, which will be a blend of kickboxing and bootcamp (a mix of cardio, strength, and endurance training). If you know me, you know… I love kickboxing and love to blend it with other modalities because it’s a great way to get the most out of your workout. You will have a blast, learn new skills, and meet new friends. I LOVE fitness so much! I am dedicated to making your workout fun and just right for you. I am also working on getting my ACE Group Fitness Certification to instruct at other studios and other formats one day. Don’t be shy! Take a study break with me on Tuesday and Wednesday to get RIPPED! Can’t wait to meet y’all!
Fun facts about me:
I love to walk on the beach and hammocking under the pier at night looking at the moon and stars.
I have a twin brother (ps: I’m 5 mins older)
I’m a Duke and Atlanta Braves fan!
Favorite Quote: “I will keep smiling, be positive, and NEVER GIVE UP!” -unknown
Classes: Core & Cardio
Hello! My name is Rachel and I am a Sophomore here at Campbell studying Healthcare Management. My passion for a healthy lifestyle and mindset has created a love for exercise in my life. I have danced, ran, swam, and played soccer competitively throughout my life. I first joined a cycling class here at Campbell and fell in love with it! I am a lover of all things Christmas, peanut butter, and nature. I hope to see you all in class!
Favorite Quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
Classes: Cycling, Barre, Barre Cycle
Hi Camels! I’m Sarah Kilian, a senior at Campbell majoring in Exercise and Sports Science in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist! I instruct Zumba, STRONG by Zumba, and PiYo. My fitness career began when I tried my very first Zumba class my freshman year at CU. I absolutely fell in love with it being as I was a dancer for 4 years and a cheerleader for 6, so staying in shape was and still is something super important to me. I have been instructing Zumba for 2 years, STRONG for 1, and will be teaching PiYo starting fresh this summer and in the fall! If I’m not in class, you can usually find me somewhere running around Carter Gym. I enjoy Disney World, any animal, and just being happy! My classes always involve lots of smiles, energy and excitement! I can’t wait to “CU”!
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
Classes: Zumba, PiYo, Strong
Classes: Hip-Hop Fitness
Hi there! I’m Tori, and I can’t wait to meet you. I am currently a rising junior and marketing major at Campbell. My love for fitness and holistic wellbeing began my freshmen year when I first stepped into Chelsy’s Power Pilates class (kicked my butt + fueled my spirit). I recently received my Practical Pilates certification through AFAA, and I am beyond excited to expand my knowledge and grow as an instructor this semester. Some of my favorite things include mint tea, being outside, connecting with people, and just loving life! Can’t wait to see your smiling faces. Also choosing ONE favorite quote was an actual struggle.
Favorite Quote: “Be patient with yourself.”