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Refinery Instructors

Refinery instructors are certified, highly qualified, and professional individuals who have been selected by management to serve our members.  You can expect a first-class experience in every class!  (Not all instructors are pictured.)

Lisa Palmer

Group Fitness Co-Director

 

Certifications: BodyCombat . BodyPump . RIPPED . Cycling . INSANITY

 

Philosophy: Exercise is a lifestyle and should be enjoyed!  If you take good care of your body, in return it will make all aspects of your life better.

 

What participants can expect: Lots of motivation and energy which will make you work yourself harder than you otherwise would!

 

Colleen Crawford

Group Fitness Co-Director

 

Certifications: PiYo, INSANITY, Turbo Kick, Barre Above, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

 

Philosophy: Exercise is a privilege, not a burden. Enjoy what your body can do while pushing toward a new best. "We GET to do another set!"

 

What participants can expect: Expect a fun and challenging workout (and probably some high fives!) that leaves you feeling better than when you came in.

Amy Cunningham



Certifications: BodyPump, POUND



Philosophy: Fitness is all about getting out of your comfort zone! By finding new ways to move and care for your body, the positive effects will spill over into many areas of your life!

 

What participants can expect: A high energy workout that will challenge you physically AND mentally. It's my goal that you leave your workout with a smile on your face and pride in your accomplishments that day. I always show plenty of modifications in my classes so don't stress. We crank the music up and don't stop until it's over!

  



Audra Wilson



Certifications: BodyFlow



Philosophy: You're as strong and determined as your mind will let you be. Mindset is everything. Self love is the strongest tool in your tool belt. Love yourself and set your mind to do great things. You're worth it.

 

What participants can expect: A time to recharge and feel strong! Increase your balance and flexibility. Challenge yourself. Feel good about yourself inside and out. 

  



Brett Brown

 

Certifications: BodyPump, BodyFlow

 

Philosophy: Fitness is an unfolding journey, not a destination. Enjoy it!

 

What participants can expect: Each class is a step forward. Come consistently and you will see the results you are after.

 

Chenchen Cui

 

Certifications: RYT- 200

 

Philosophy: I truly believe that Yoga is for everyone. The beauty of yoga is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more. Every single time that you show up to your own yoga practice, you give yourself a tremendous gift. 

 

What participants can expect: My practice and teaching honor personal and spiritual balance, alignment, and strength. Each class includes postured for strength and rejuvenation, as well as mindfulness meditation, fluid movement, and breath awareness. All levels are welcomed. 

 

Danielle (Ketchmark) Runyon

 

Certifications: Zumba, RIPPED 

 

Philosophy: Do it because you enjoy it. Share your joy and passion with others!

 

What participants can expect: Members can expect a high energy class that will allow them to escape from a busy day. I like to change it up a little every class so it stays entertaining. I try to bring the latest and hottest music including Latin and Top 40. I'm always here to answer your questions and greet you with a smile. I look forward to seeing you in class, smiling back!

 

Danny Wilson

 

Certifications: BodyCombat

 

Philosophy: Regular exercise is tough to subscribe to, but if you find that class, that workout that you truly enjoy, that is when everything changes. Doing things outside your comfort zone is truly where the magic is that can change you for the better.

 

What participants can expect: A team atmosphere filled with fun and great music to pair with and energetic, yet technical, workout. We are all warriors and we are better when we do it together.

 

Dwayne Bishop

 

Certifications: Cycling . Certified Personal Trainer

 

Philosohpy: Treat exercise like you would a job, can you lay down on the job and get paid for it, I don’t think so, well that’s how you should view exercising, if you lay down on the job you don’t get paid, if you lay down on your exercising you don’t get the results of a healthier, fitter you. Come let the Refinery family get you there, we never lay down on fitness, and we’ll never lay down on you!

 

What participants can expect: When you attend my class, expect to have lots of fun, but also expect to put the work in (I push you to the limit), it’s my job and I love it.

James Fiedler

 

Certifications: Schwinn

 

Fitness Philosophy: Work hard, leave it all on the floor, and continue to challenge your body.

 

What Participants can Expect: High energy, a lot of sweat, a lot of encouragement, and a whole lot of fun and calories burned!

Jennifer McDonald

 

Certifications: BodyPump, RPM, BodyStep

 

Philosophy: Do it for yourself; only then can you feel truly successful.

 

What participants can expect: Come prepared to work hard so that you can acheive your goals but remember to live in the moment and enjoy the journey.

Jessica Robbins

 

Certifications: Cycling . BodyPump . AFAA . B.S in Kinesiology

 

Philosophy: You only have one body so treat it right!  Anyone can make healthy changes in their life, it just takes a little encouragement and a lot of motivation.

 

What participants can expect: I'm an educator by nature, so please ask questions! Expect to sweat and work hard in an energetic environment. With consistency, you can expect a healthier you.

Julie Themer 

 

Certifications:  RIPPED, PiYo, TurboKick

 

Philosophy:  When you are having fun, you don't mind working hard!

 

What Participants Can Expect:  I will push you to your limits, but the music will be rockin' and you will have a blast! 

Katie Harlan

 

Certifications: BodyPump, BodyFlow, INSANITY

 

Philosophy: Working out shouldn't be a chore! It's much more fun to workout when we create an "event" around it, which is exactly what group fitness classes are!

 

What participants can expect: Expect to be pushed in my classes while having fun and feeling at ease. My classes are a great mixture of laid back and intense!

Kristina Reese

 

Certifications:  RYT - 200, YogaFit

 

Philosophy:  Exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul.  In yoga, all three elements are intentionally intertwined.  "Yoga is for everybody and every body." Beth Shaw, founder of YogaFit

 



What participants can expect:  Yogafit is challenging for those already familiar with yoga and accessible for newcomers too. Combining strength, balance, flexibility, and breath to create a fitness-centered yoga workout.

Nicole Schimmel

 

Certifications:  Spinning, Zumba

 

Philosophy:  Let go of your worries and do everything with drive and happiness. 

 

What participants can expect:  A workout that encourages you to dig deep within yourself and find your inner and outer strength! Ditch the workout and join the party with me and Latin and electronic beats - we will accomplish our goals together and finish stronger that when we started. 

Pam Horn

 

Certifications:  Group Fitness, Zumba, Spin, Step, Kickboxing, Bosu Training, PiYo

 

Fitness Philosophy:  Fitness isn't how much you can lift but a healthy lifestyle.  There isno age limit to being healthy and active.  Just believe in yourself and take the first step to a better you. 

 

What Participants Can Expect:  I love what I do and I want you to love it also.  I am here to help make you all you can be by giving you an energized, fun, workout and to encourage you to meet your fitness goals!

Robin Bedwell

 

Certifications:  Fitour Cycle

 

Fitness Philosophy: I exercise to be healthy, physically and mentally. I am fortunate in that I have had the greatest instructors for my group fitness classes. They have helped inspire me to be my personal best. I want to inspire others.   

 

What Participants Can Expect: Participants are given the freedom to work as hard as they want in my class. Proper form and technique will be stressed, along with some really awesome music.  

Rochelle Gutierrez

 

Certifications:  PiYo

 

Fitness Philosophy:  Fitness is more than looking good on the outside; it's feeling good on the inside.  The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

 

What Participants Can Expect: You will be surrounded by other smiling faces and energizing music that will push you to complete a demanding work out.  There is no "FAIL" in my class.  There is only First Attempt In Learning. Come see the amazing things your body can do! 

Sarah Tandet

 

Certifications: BodyPump

 

Fitness Philosophy: Work hard to play hard.  If you give your workout 100% then you will see 100% of the results.  Exercise works not only the body, but both the mind and soul. 

 

What Participants Can Expect:  An intense workout that will make you sweat.  Instead of "raining diamonds" (BP realease 82), you will be "raining sweat". Participants will receive a fun and energetic, but hard and intense, workout that will make them feel stronger and healthier throughout their entire body. 

Tony Whitney

 

Certifications:  TRX, BodyPump, Silver Sneakers, Head Trainer

 

Fitness Philosophy:  You get out what you put into your fitness. My job is to get the very best out of you and I love to do it!

 

What Participants Can Expect:  Participants can expect  to be physically challenged and mentally energized.

Wendy Barker

 

Certifications: BodyPump, BodyVive, TurboKick, Spinning, AFFA Group Fitness

 

Fitness Philosophy:  I believe fitness should be fun! FInd the workout you love but also step outside your comfort zone and try new classes to challenge your body in new ways. Remember, it doesn't always get easier, BUT you get fitter, stronger, and healthier with every class you take.

 

What Participants Can Expect: High energy and lots of motivation to help you push through a challenging class!

Refinery Group Fitness Subs

Casey Coon



Certifications: AFAA Primary Group Exercise, TRX, BodyPump, Spinning, Zumba, PiYo, TurboKick, The Physical Mind Mat and Standing Pilates, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer



Philosophy:  Set goals and work hard to accomplish them.

 

What participants can expect: Expect a fun and effective workout.

  

 



Jenn Gartside

 

Certifications: AAFA Primary Group Fitness, TurboKick, PiYo, Cycling

 

Philosohpy: Fitness is so much more than a calorie burn, it's about feeling healthy, confident, strong, and satisfied that you have done something to improve yourself, on the inside and the outside.  

 

What participants can expect: A challenging, motivating workout that helps you achieve your personal best.  Fitness tips, cues, and modifications that allow you to suit the workout to meet your needs.  Encouragement  and support as you step out of your comfort zone and take your workout to the next level.    

Jerome Ng

 

Certifications: BodyCombat . BodyFlow . CXWorx . RIPPED . TRX Suspension Training

 

Fitness Philosophy: Give your best. Train hard. Mix it up. Have fun. Keep moving. 


What Participants can Expect: A focus on technique, but an instructor who will push you while encouraging fun.  Expect to sweat!

Lori Torigian Rogers

 

Certifications: BodyCombat

 

Fitness Philosophy: You're never to old to start working out! Not every workout is going to be a great one...and that's OK! Find a buddy, make a plan, and keep coming back!

 

What Participants Can Expect: We will work hard and be challenged to improve ourselves. The important thing is we keep punching and have fun! 

Mariangelica Carrasquillo-Mangual

 

Certifications: Zumba

 

Fitness Philosophy: Have fun and mix it up; find what works best for you and go for it! And don't let the dance-style class fool ya...you'll feel it tomorrow!

 

What Participants can Expect: A workout party with lots of fun while shaking it to the beat of Latin rhythms. Also, great energy and an instructor that might sing along and most of the time can't count in English so bring your Spanglish on! :)

Refinery

2302 W John St

Champaign, IL 61821
217 355 4444

 

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday:
5am -11pm
Friday: 5am -10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 6am - 8pm

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