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Fitness Instructors

Current Instructors




Amanda is a certified Zumba instructor and is excited to bring lots of fun and energy to this fitness dance class at SCU. She has always had a passion for dance and wants to share it with others. She loves choreographing easy to follow and fun routines with lively and upbeat music. She has experience in ballet, jazz, hip hop and belly dance. She is an undergraduate at SCU studying biology.

Anne Wilde


Anne believes that fitness begins with an appreciation for the gift of our bodies and our health. Using that gift to become stronger, leaner, and more flexible, gives us energy and endurance, reduces stress, and promotes a feeling of well being that radiates beyond ourselves. Anne is an SCU alum (MA Counseling) with 18 years of experience as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She holds certifications from AFAA and ACSM and enjoys teaching aerobic dance, Yoga, Pilates, step, and cardio sculpt. Anne is also an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor and as the owner of AnneAerobic CPR, she enjoys teaching people the skills that save lives.



Benitisha is Yoga Fit certified Level 1 instructor with over 200 hours of training. She has over three years of experience teaching vinyasa yoga to individual clients and classes. She has been teaching at SCU since Fall 2011. Her personal interests include yoga and meditation of course, running, biking, snow boarding, and almost anything that allows the body, mind and spirit to work together.


Emily is an undergraduate student at Santa Clara University pursuing a double major in Dance and Business. She is a Group Fitness Instructor certified by the American Council on Exercise and she loves teaching energetic Kickbox Body Sculpt classes. Emily has a passion to promote healthy lifestyles at SCU and in her hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. In addition to teaching fitness classes, Emily enjoys cooking, traveling, dancing, and hiking.

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Evelyn has certifications in both Yoga and massage therapy, and over 14 years of group fitness experience. She began teaching at SCU in 2006 and will be teaching and energizing and relaxing Vinyasa Yoga class. Her other interests include hiking, wellness, reading, dancing, and movies.

 Eversley Forte


Eversley has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is certified by ACSM, ACE, and AFAA. Since 2001, he has been leading energetic and motivating fitness classes here at SCU. His coaching approach to group exercise allows him to challenge all fitness levels. Eversley is also the Executive Producer and Director of the Cardio Athletic Kickbox video and DVD series. He has been a martial artist, actor and stunt performer on commercials and films for over 13 years.

Jeanee' Begg


Jeanee' has a degree in Exercise Physiology from San Jose State University. She has been teaching group exercise for 18 years and personal training for 13 years. She has special studies focused in nutrition, Pilates and weight training. Jeanee' is certified in Pilates and BalleCore as well as by ACSM.



Kate is an undergraduate student from Chicago, IL. She is studying communications and minoring in sociology . Kate has been spinning for two years and was certified through Mad Dogg Athletics. She enjoys being outdoors whether it's playing sports, running or hiking. Kate has gained a great passion for working out and motivating others. Also, Kate enjoys spending her time participating in community service organizations, traveling, cooking and playing intramural sports on campus.


Lirio has studied yoga for 20 years and has taught yoga to people of all ages and abilities for the last 15 years. She teaches a classical system of yoga that includes the study of pranayama (breathing practices), meditation and yoga asana (physical postures). She enjoys making yoga accessible to all people regardless of physical limitation or ability so that they may experience its benefits.

Liz Falvey

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Liz has a Master of Fine Arts degree, is YogaFit certified and brings over 15 years of fitness experience to SCU. Liz has taught a variety of dance and Yoga classes and focuses on a fun but relaxing environment. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, dancing, and music.

Louise Nistler


Louise is a certified instructor through Spinning and Mad Dogg Athletics. She competes with the SCU triathlon team, with cycling being her favorite part of the race. Louise played Varsity basketball and participated in triathlons as well. She plans to major in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Louise loves exercise and has always had a passion for motivating and coaching others to reach their highest potential. Along with triathlons, Louise loves traveling, singing, watching movies, roller coasters and being outdoors.



Mary is an undergraduate student from Seattle, Washington. She is studying Communication, and is a certified spin instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. Ever since attending her first spin class; Mary has fallen in love with the upbeat and energizing atmosphere of this workout, and strives to make each of her classes unique, challenging, and fun. Having played varsity golf and tennis all throughout high school, Mary enjoys staying fit through running as well as spinning.


Olivia is a certified Zumba instructor and a senior Biology major and Public Health minor at SCU. She has over 10 years of total dance experience in the styles of jazz, ballet, and tap, and she is excited to bring fun but easy-to-follow choreography to her Zumba classes! She also has experience teaching, both in academics and dance, and her goal is for participants of all levels to enjoy a fun workout through Zumba. Come join the party!



Sabrina is a certified spin instructor who enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise. She is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys using a variety of popular music from both the past and present. Her routines are "fresh and exciting" in hopes to develop the same passion she holds for spinning with others. Sabrina is a communications major and retail studies minor at Santa Clara University. In addition to spinning, she enjoys running, swimming, and fashion.



Stephanie is a certified Yoga instructor as well as an undergraduate majoring in philosophy.  A graduate of the Yogaworks 200 hour teacher training, Stephanie shares her love and appreciation of vinyasa yoga through classes focusing on alignment, and the linking of breath and movement.  She strives to create a mindful and individual practice offering modifications to all levels.  Her classes are welcoming, strong, and fun.