Instructors

 

 

Adam- Web Developer/Designer
I’m a senior at Lewis University majoring  in computer science with a minor in social media.  I am a student intern with Fitness 4 Change, working on the website and managing the Facebook page.  I am from Racine, WI where I developed a love for cheese and music!  In high school, I was very interested in web design and technology which led me to further pursue it in college. I enjoy performing whether it be singing, acting, or just making people laugh!
Arlene- HR
I am a Human Resources Consultant for Fitness 4 Change, and have worked with them since 2009. I graduated from Lewis University with a Master in Arts in Counseling Psychology. I have conducted training seminars on safety. leadership abilities, performance appraisals and diversity. I also mentor for several children in the after school program at my church.
Ashley- Instructor
Ashley is a dance teacher and sports teacher at F4C. She enjoys interacting and working with the children to help them learn. Ashley’s future goals include attending Lewis University for 4 years and then going off to med school to be come a doctor.
Barb- Administrative Assistant
My name is Barb and I work as an Administrative Assistant for Fitness 4 Change.  I started doing volunteer work which lead into a position with them back in April of 2013.  I love what this organization is all about.  I have three daughters in their dance program who absolutely enjoy going each week.  My background is in Administrative work so I am happy to be able to contribute to such a wonderful organization.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, organizing, designing, planning and trying to keep exercise a part of each day.
Claudia-Instructor
I teach dance, mathletes, and sports  with Fitness 4 Change. When I am not teaching, I spend time rehearsing with two dance companies and coaching the dance team at Lisle high school.  Working with children of all ages is a rewarding experience, and I enjoy creating new games for different ages and learning styles.
Danna- Instructor
My name is Danna and I am a Fitness 4 Change instructor. I also coach soccer, basketball, dance, theater, and more recently, Pre-K and Kindergarten math/dance classes.  I have my certification in coaching. I also have over twenty years of experience coaching sports to kids and teaching athletic basics, including for my own three for the past 19 years.
The thing I admire most about working for Fitness 4 Change, as a parent, is the true nature of caring to the children by the administration and their instructors.  As a coach, I truly appreciate the strong support system from the administration while giving their fullest confidence in the instructors as well.
Erin -  Instructor
I am attending Lewis University and planning on graduating in the spring with a bachelors in Sociology. I plan on furthering my education in Clinical Mental Health Psychology. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old and continue to do so.  I am currently a Poms and Cheerleading coach for Fitness for Change. I  enjoy dancing with the students as well as teaching them skills that they would use in the future. I love to see how much the children have grown not only with their dancing, but with the huge smiles that are on their faces the whole class. I enjoy knowing that after school these kids are open and ready to learn and have fun. I would like to think that these children look up to me not only as a coach but also as a role model. I always look forward to learning and building relationships with these children through Fitness4Change.
Jeff- Instructor
I have been a coach and instructor at Fitness 4 Change for three and a half years, and I have loved every second of it. Basketball has always been a passion of mine, and being able to teach it to kids is something I do not take for granted. I am studying psychology and sociology at Lewis University, and my career goal is to become a child and adolescent counselor. My experience in working with the kids I have coached at Fitness 4 Change has only confirmed my dream of counseling and working with children professionally.
Kelly- Instructor

I’m Kelly, and I got involved with F4C two years ago. Right now, I am working toward a degree in secondary education at Lewis University. Invmy free time, I play sports and exercise constantly. That is why I love working with Fitness 4 Change kids. I want them to have fun after school while also practicing a sport and getting a great workout!

Nicole- Instructor
My name is Nicole and I teach hip hop dance and poms and cheer for Fitness for Change. I love working with children and seeing their faces light up after a performance. Throughout each practice you start to see more confidence in themselves as well as performing their routines. The children are so much fun to work with and its great being a part of an organization such as Fitness for Change which is leading children to have healthy lifestyles.. I love being active and participating in outdoor activities. My future goal is to become a social worker. I love the helping field and want to change peoples lives.
Patrick- Instructor
Currently a junior at Lewis university, I am majoring in music merchandising and anticipating graduation in the spring of 2015.  My goal as a sports instructor is to help children understand the basics of sports and encourage teamwork, self esteem and self motivation.  Basketball is my passion to play and teach!
Siobhan-Instructor
I am a dance/fitness instructor and I have been dancing for over 10 years in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, African and more. I am a professional dancer and have participated in two dance companies as well as being a cheerleader for four years. I’m always ready to take my career to the next level.
Tisha – Instructor
Tisha has been an instructor/coach with Fitness 4 Change for two years. Tisha brings with her several years if coaching and teaching as well as her experiences in dance and theater in high school, college, and post-college. Her career as a freelance artist affords her the time flexibility to work with the kids of the community not only here with F4C but in her church as well.