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Fitness Instructors

Current Instructors



Anja is a group exercise instructor and has moved from Slovenia almost a year ago. She started her sports career first as a dancer in dance school, where she was competing in show dance. Later she joined dance group and started performing at different dance shows and events and also discovered world of group exercise. She studied at the Faculty of Arts and graduated from the University of Ljubljana. She also owns a Master’s degree from Counseling Psychology from the same University. All her studying years she was working as a dance teacher in various kindergartens and dance schools. She was a Camp Coordinator and Leader for many years and for different organizations. She was also a Leader and Coordinator of camp for the people with special needs.  She is trying to connect her professional knowledge with sports education and lifestyle. She is certified Les Mills Instructor for Body Step, Body Flow (yoga, pilates, thai chi) and Sh’bam dance workout.  When you ask her about teaching her classes she would say:"I love and simply enjoy working with people, helping them live healthier lifestyle and achieving their goals. Educating them through my classes and everything that happens during that process is my purpose of life. Every single generation can give you a lot. We learn from one another."
 Bridget Fitness Instructor


Bridget is an undergraduate student from Maryland. She grew up in the Netherlands and prior to joining Santa Clara lived in Shanghai, China. Due to a knee injury and surgery she became an avid spin class attendee and eventually decided to become a certified spin instructor through Cycling Fusion. Bridget was a varsity tennis and basketball player and actively participates in Intramural Sports. Her love for music (specifically rap and Beyonce) creates an energized class that will leave you pumped up and sweaty!
 Diane B


Diane has a B.A. in Exercise Science from Cal. State Northridge. She has been teaching group exercise for 30 years. Diane has worked with special populations including seniors and weight loss. Her formats are: step, sculpting, spinning and boot camp.  For fun she likes to play tennis.


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.

 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.



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.



Sadhana grew up practicing Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam) and was a competitive synchronized swimmer for 7 years. She has also been involved in activities such as soccer, tennis, collegiate rowing, and even participated in a half marathon. Sadhana always practiced yoga on her own to complement all of her activities. In October 2014, Sadhana decided to participate in Core Power Yoga's teacher training to gain her 200 RYT certification. Sadhana fell in love with yoga once she realized that she could take what was cultivated during her practice off the mat and into her life. Sadhana is also currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Information Systems at Santa Clara University.