Meet the Wildcat Fitness Class Instructors

Emma
Classes: Morning Bootcamp, Circuit Training, Strength and Cardio
Emma is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She plans to begin training for certification in other areas now that she has been teaching and is passionate about it!
Emma has been an athlete for most of her life and credits her sanity to her early morning exercise. In high school, she began running cross country and indoor track and playing lacrosse in the spring. In the year 2000 Emma began training for her first marathon and fell in love. Since then, she has run many and also enjoys running half-marathons, 10Ks and other races, including trail racing. She has taken various classes over the years and decided last year to become certified to be able to teach fitness classes as well as run: A perfect fit for an active lifestyle. In addition to running and circuit/strength training, Emma is a Spanish teacher at Oyster River Middle School where she also coaches the cross country team. She hopes to instill a love of language, as well as a love of fitness in her middle Middle School Students.
Over the last few years Emma has helped various people begin to learn to love to run and to train for races. Realizing that many of her friends and family were interested in working towards a fit lifestyle but needed a little assist, she began to ponder how to teach strength training and cardio classes in a fun way. Three months in, Emma is not only having a blast, but has convinced those same friends that 5:30 a.m. exercise is the best way to start the day! For Emma, gardening and being outside hiking or playing at the lake aid in a healthy attitude and happy life. Helping to share the benefits of the outdoors, fitness and the joy of movement has become a goal that is infused in all the classes that Emma teaches.

Ed Harvey
Classes: Outdoor Bootcamp (May to August)
Ed Harvey got his start in fitness training at the University of New Hampshire Campus Recreation Center. Ed served part-time as an AFAA certified personal trainer at UNH from 2006-2011 while working at the University System of New Hampshire Office on the UNH campus.  Now working for UNH Advancement, Ed crossed paths with Wildcat Fitness co-owner Susan Entz and was asked to instruct a Spring and Summer bootcamp at Jackson Landing in 2014. His classes are well thought out and provide a full body workout in a beautiful setting. Our boot camp warm ups incorporate moves designed to reduce knee injuries by 50%.
During the winter month’s Ed is a member of the Black Mountain Ski patrol in Jackson, NH. A Durham resident with two children in the local school system, Ed can be seen on the sidelines of soccer and lacrosse fields cheering on his Bobcats.

Tess Weglarz(1)

Classes: Dance Fit & Core & Strength

Tess has a dance background in jazz, which spans over the past 27 years. She started dancing in the fitness class format almost 20 years ago, and choreographing routines for dance expositions and other dance instructors about 10 years ago. The cornerstone of Tess’s fitness classes is DanceFit – an easy to follow, aerobic dance class that incorporates heart strengthening cardio, core building kickboxing, simple hip-hop moves, and muscle lengthening ballet technique. This is followed by strength training with weights for the upper torso, abdominals, glutes and/or hamstrings. The class is choreographed and structured so ANYONE can participate, regardless of dance experience. The focus is on fun and body movement, with both high and low impact options, as well as high and low intensity options.

Tess lives in Durham with her family, loves going to the beach for stand-up paddle boarding in the summer, and heading to the mountains during winter weekends. She is the Girls Lacrosse Coordinator for ORYA and coaches lacrosse for girls ranging in age from 6-15 years old. Tess is co-proprietor of her family real estate business, Roper Real Estate located in Waterville Valley, as well the Cedar Point Oyster Farm located on Great Bay which she started with her husband in 2011. She is a big proponent of women coming together as a community to get and stay fit together in a judgement-free setting, while having the most fun possible.

Classes: Zumba, Latin Full Body, Strong by Zumba
I was a journalist in Peru for over 20 years. I spent more than 25 years dedicated to the practices of different disciplines, including martial arts, athletics, running, Kickboxing and Volleyball. I custom design my own routines with my unique music mix that I hand pick. With a few exceptions, my program routines are for people of all fitness and skill levels. I am certified in Zumba and Zumba Toning
Classes: Hatha Yoga, EmPowered Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga
Rose’s interest in yoga began as an exploration in another modality of exercise, but has since transformed into a sacred practice for connecting deeper with herself and others. She received her RYT200 from Soulfire Power Yoga in Greenland, NH, and has years of experience as a health and fitness professional. Early on, Rose knew her purpose was to support others in living a happy, healthy and empowered life. She earned her B.S. in Physical Education and holds certifications as an American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Coach. Rose brings: playfulness, empathy and compassion to her teaching, and a passion for guiding people to their ultimate physical and mental strength.
 
Classes: Yoga

 

Christine practices yoga because she Loves it.  “I feel changes in my body, mind and spirit when I practice”. In her exploration of Yoga she has learned it is  necessary to include Yoga practice into an exercise routine for both strengthening and flexibility.

“My classes are for all levels of students. Each person can move to their fullest expression of movement”.  In class she brings your focus to the your intelligent body, allowing your mind to rest and experience the increasing space within your body. 

Christine is a School Counselor and has a Counseling Practice in Dover. She enjoys integrating the tools of Yoga in her work with students and clients. She has four grown children and has lived in Durham for 30 years.   

 

Classes: Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga
Coming Soon!

Classes: Spin, Trx, Body Blitz 30

Started career at UNH Campus Recreation in 1986 as a recreation coordinator and then eventually Assistant Director, working predominantly with aquatics (lifeguards, swim instructors, waterpolo intramurals), fitness programs (weight room attendants, personal trainers, group fitness instructors) and all American Red Cross programs.  Certifications have included lifeguard training and instructor trainer (expired), water safety instructor and trainer (expired), aquatic exercise instructor (expired), group fitness instructor (current with ACE and AFAA), and American Red Cross instructor and instructor trainer (current).  Retired from UNH December 2015.

Married to Roger Hayden, owner of Hayden Sports and the Durham Launder Center.  Have 2 sons, Ryan (junior in Civil Engineering at UMaine, Orono) and Sean (completing a post graduate year at Millbrook school in NY).  Currently have 2 cats.  Live in Dover, NH. Two-time cancer survivor and proud of it!

 

Classes: Barre

Meaghan has been practicing Barre for the past 3 years and fell in love with the method while getting in shape for her wedding. After trying several programs, Barre became the one she kept coming back to. The endurance, strength, and flexibility that Barre produced was just what she was looking for, and has been hooked ever since. Meaghan holds a certification as a Level II Rasamaya ® Barre instructor. 

Classes: Barre

Sherry has been teaching fitness classes since 2001; she began teaching strength and step, and added yoga to her catalog in 2009.  She began teaching barre classes in 2014 and finds it a perfect complement to her yoga practice.  Sherry lives in Dover with her husband and two daughters.

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