Instructors | Group Fitness | URec | UNB

Group fitness instructors

URec trains (and hires!) certified group fitness instructors. If you would like to become certified or have questions about our group fitness program, please contact Lauren Rogers at lrogers@unb.ca or 506-447-3104.

In my first year of university I started participating in group fitness classes to learn more about exercise. I started with Indoor cycling classes and got hooked! Indoor cycling led to my first group fitness certification; the rest is history.

I believe everyone should attempt to be active - even if it’s just a small amount to start. Some is better than none! Exercise is beneficial for human longevity and mental health. So, get moving!

Amanda teaches

  • Indoor Cycling

Certifications & education

  • Fitness NB
    • Exercise Theory
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Aquatic Fitness Leader
    • Portable Equipment Fitness Leader
    • Older Adult Fitness Leader
  • Mat Pilates Mentorship(200hr)
  • Body Harmonics Matt Pilates (Level 1); Reformer Pilates (Level 2)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, UNB
  • Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Science, UNB
  • Clinical exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
  • Diploma in Pedorthics (UWO)
  • Canadian Certified Pedorthists Candidate


Being active has played a large role in my life. After completing my degree in Recreation Sport Studies, I developed a passion for community health and wellness. I strive to help individuals find an activity they enjoy doing. I followed my passion of health and wellness and have become a Certified NB Teacher, specializing in Physical Education and Elementary Education. I have participated in group fitness classes as a UNB student and I am excited by the opportunity to be an instructor. My goal as a group fitness instructor is to help individuals reach their fitness goals by creating a space where we push ourselves, get sweaty, and have fun doing it.

Certifications & Education

  • Bachelor of Recreation Sport Studies (UNBF)
  • Bachelor of Education (UNBF)
  • Canadian Society Exercise Physiology -Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • NCCP
    • Fundamental Movement skills
    • Gymnastics Foundations Theory
    • Active start gymnastics
    • Trampoline

Anne Teaches:

  • Portable Equipment classes such as MetCon 60 & HIIT

Fitness has always been an essential part of my life. My healthy lifestyle started from a young age, from attending aerobics classes with my mother, to growing up active through various sports, recreation and fitness activities. As an adult, indoor cycling and yoga became part of my weekly routine, complementing regular weightlight and conditioning. Friends had always encouraged me to share these experiences, and eventually, I followed their advice and started navigating my way through teacher trainings. Whether its riding to the beat of the music or rolling your mat, my goal is for students to leave class feeling better when they arrived and with a smile.  

Beth teaches

  • Indoor cycling
  • Yoga

Certifications & education

  • Fitness New Brunswick
    • Exercise Theory
    • Indoor Cycling
  • YMCA
    • Aquatic Fitness
  • Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour)

Carolyn began her movement practice at the very young age of 4 years old. She was heavily involved in gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, and volleyball. This all eventually lead her to her very first yoga practice in 2008. From the very first time she practiced she fell in love with attention and care taken in each lesson. She had the experience of feeling at home within her own body and her desire is for her students to feel the same way. 

To further her studies Carolyn is currently enrolled at UNB. She is working toward her degree in Recreation & Sport Studies.  Her vision is to support her community so that it is thriving, healthy and well.


Carolyn Teaches

  • Yoga

Certifications & Education

  • Certified YACEP Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider
  • ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • 500hr Modo Yoga Certification
  • 200hr Hatha / Vinyasa Hari Om Certification
  • 100hr Modo Flow Certification
  • 30hr Trauma informed Yoga Teacher
  • 50hr YogaShred / HIIT Certification
  • 30hr Master of Yoga Sequencing Training

I fell in love with Group Fitness as a participant in 2015 and became an instructor in 2018. I've been teaching Group Fitness in Ontario for the past few years and am excited to join the Fredericton and URec community. I love to incorporate 'tempo training'(moving to the beat of the music) into my group fitness classes, and you can expect some fun circuits with plenty of options.

Devon teaches

  • Muscle Mix

Certifications & education

  • Can Fit Pro FIS
  • TRX Coach
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR

I first became involved with URec during the second year of my undergraduate degree at UNB by volunteering with some of URec's Silver Series classes. Immediately I fell in love with the experience and knew this field of work was where I belonged. With the help of some amazing mentors, I gained more experience along with my education and acquired the credentials needed to instruct group fitness classes and exercise programs at URec. There is nothing more rewarding than the excitement I feel when someone experiences progress, no matter how big or small

I have an energetic and motivating teaching style, and I believe that movement (of any kind) can be a positive part of everyone's life regardless of fitness level, age, gender etc. I enjoy challenging participants to discover their potential while also listening to and respecting their bodies' needs. Exercise modifications are always available to ensure a safe and enjoyable session for each participant.

Hilary teaches

  • WOW (Workout of the Week)
  • EXCEL

Certifications & education

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (UNBF)
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology (UNBF)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • Fitness NB
    • Exercise Theory
    • Indoor Cycling
    • Portable Equipment


I’ve been active in one way or another my entire life and have had a love affair with indoor cycling classes for almost 10 years. I began attending the Monday evening class at URec in 2019 and was encouraged by the instructor (who at the time was also my boss!) to take the instructor course. My professional background involves event planning (often acting as an emcee) and employee engagement - two things that have tied well into my current passion project. Teaching has truly become one of my highlights of every week.

I love group participation, upbeat music and motivating a class through tough drills (or making them laugh with a bad dad joke). I often ask the group at the end of a class: “On a scale of Fun to Hard, where did today fall for you?” and my favourite answer is always: “Both!"

Julie teaches

  • Indoor Cycling

Certifications & education

  • Fitness NB
    • Exercise Theory
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
  • Emergency First Aid


Movement and wellness has always been a big part of my life. From team sports, running, biking, hiking, yoga, and everyting in between I have always have a passion towards being active. My yoga journey started 12 years ago in a little studio on Prince Edward island. Since the first day I rolled out my yoga mat, I have never looked back. Yoga has taught me about balance, how to still the mind, how to slow down, and how to be patient and honest with myself.

My passion for yoga is what led to my journey of becoming a yoga instructor. Having the opportunitity to share the benefits of yoga and guide others through their practice has been an incredible experience. Yoga allows the body to benefit through movemet, and the mind to benefit from stillness and breath. I hope you have fun, are challenged, and feel empowered.

Katie teaches

  • Sunrise Yoga

Certifications & education

  • RYT 200HR Vinyasa/Hatha



Hi! I'm Kristen and I am a certified Pilates instructor and an undergraduate student at UNB studying my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. As a person who loves to move, discovering Pilates was a perfect fit for me. So much so that I became an instructor. Seeing students gain strength, confidence and better mind/body awareness is important to me. 

I believe in encouraging each individual to push their comfort zone while also ensuring that the movement being performed is safe and healthy for their body. Classes will always have alternatives provided (and encouraged!) for any reason necessary, and precise cueing will be a part of every class. 

Kristen teaches

  • Mat Pilates

Certifications & education

  • Pilates Level One (Body Harmonics) 
  • Associates in Highland Dance (teachers license) 


Lauren has been a certified Group Fitness Leader through Fitness New Brunswick since 1996. Teaching fitness classes and training new leaders is truly her passion; She loves building relationships with class participants and helping them achieve their fitness goals.

Over the years Lauren has taught, mentored and evaluated instructors at UNB in a variety of disciplines; choreography being her favourite. Her love for group fitness grows stronger every day.

Lauren teaches

  • Step
  • Aquatic Fitness
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Portable Equipment

Certifications & education

  • AQX trainer & mentor
  • Fitness NB
    • Portable Equipment
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Step Fitness Leader
    • Aquatic Fitness Leader
    • Older Adult Fitness Leader
    • Evaluator, Mentor and Trainer
  • Zumba® Basics
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Sport Science), UNB
  • Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration, UNB


My love for Latin rhythms began in a UNB dance class. Years later, when finding the right activity was difficult because of an injury, I remembered how good it felt to dance to Latin music in that class. So, I tried Zumba for fun and for fitness, and everything changed - for the better. 

Becoming a licensed Zumba instructor has been a great fit with my 25+ years as a health promoter and helping others find their own way of being well. I hope that everyone who joins a class has fun moving to the music together and experiences the benefits of Zumba on and off the dance floor like I, and many others, have.

Leslie teaches

  • Zumba®

Certifications & education

  • Zumba® Basic Steps 1
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Waterloo)


I been active in the fitness industry for over 28 years. In that time, I have shared my passion for fitness through my sense of humour and solid knowledge of the fitness and aqua fitness world.

Line teaches

  • Indoor Cycling
  • Aqua Fitness

Certifications & education

  • AQX Master Trainer
  • Spinning Level 2 Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
  • CanFit Pro PTS & FIS
  • Fitness NB
    • Aquatic Fitness
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leadership
    • Course Conductor, Evaluator, Mentor 


I've been teaching for two years now! I started attending spin classes as an undergraduate student and loved the group atmosphere. I soon became involved in teaching, hoping to deliver that same fun experience.

My goal is to make classes enjoyable and not feel like a chore. I believe that classes should be accessible to everyone of all levels of fitness, whether you are just starting out or a regular class participant.

Molly teaches

  • Portable Equipment classes such as (Workout of the Week)
  • Indoor Cycling

Certifications & education

  • Fitness NB
    • Exercise Theory
    • Aquatic Fitness Leader
    • Portable Equipment Fitness Leader
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (UNB)
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology (UNB)


I joined URec in September of 2011 as a part-time group fitness leader teaching 3 group fitness classes. Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I am passionate about fitness and wellness. I believe fitness training positively influences the health and wellness of everyone.

I strive to incorporate lots of N-R-G and the best music into every class! I like to make exercise enjoyable and look for ways to bring a bit of fun and humour into my classes. In fact, you may just find me wearing a costume on those special holidays.

Paul teaches

  • Indoor Cycling
  • Cardio Sculpt
  • Group Rx RIP
  • Step
  • Deep Water Aquatic Fitness

Certifications & education

  • Fitness NB
    • Aquatic Fitness Leader
    • Group Fitness Leadership for Choreography
    • Portable Equipment
    • Step Designation
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Mentor

For years I avoided exercise. Exercise felt like work, an obligation, something unpleasant to be avoided. In 2016 I attended my first Zumba® class and fell in love. Dancing makes me feel confident and free in a way nothing else does. I became licensed to teach Zumba® in 2017 and have been sharing the fun and joy of movement with others ever since.

I’m committed to making fitness what I believe it was always meant to be:

  • a fun, social experience
  • accessible and welcoming to everyone
  • inclusive of all genders, bodies, fitness levels and abilities
  • a celebration of how awesome we already are!

I look to promote health at every size (HAES), joyful movement and inclusion, recognizing that I come from a position of privilege.  My personal philosophy is “There are no mistakes in Zumba®, only unexpected solos."

Rachel teaches

  • Zumba®

Certifications & education

  • Zumba® Basic Steps 1
  • Zumba® Gold
  • Fitness NB
    • Exercise Theory

I began teaching fitness classes in 1993 and started fitness coaching in 1999. I love to stay active. Some of my favourite activities include kettle bell training, biking, hiking and yoga!

I’ve always wanted to change the way people thought about fitness. It should be fun, with no gimmicks or hype health talk; instead, fitness professionals should offer an educational, diverse and challenging experience/class!

My philosophy is: ‘Move a muscle - change your mind.’ When the body is healthy, so follows the mind.

Wendy teaches

  • Yoga Flow

Wendy also teaches URec’s fee-based programs.

Certifications & education

  • Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA
  • Certified Fitness Consultant
  • American Academy of Post Rehab Professionals
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Trainer
  • Sivananda Yoga Teacher
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, Shiva Rea
  • Certified/Authorized International Warrior Yoga Teacher
  • Fitness NB:
    • Portable Equipment Fitness Leader
    • Resistance Training Leader
    • Exercise Theory
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, UNB

Wendy is the founder and owner of Living Fit and FIT CAMP™ Bootcamp.