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Misty Wright

Group Fitness Instructor

Fun Fact: After finishing one full Ironman Triathlon in 2019, I decided to do it again 6 months later....because it was so much fun! I love helping people become the best versions of themselves, to believe they can accomplish anything, and to see them smile at their own success.

Time at SIU/Education: I have been teaching group fitness classes at SIU for the past 12 years, and have been working out at the Rec for the past 20 years. I have an MBA in Finance and Marketing from SIU.

Future Plans: To keep inventing new ways to motivate people to love working out, love getting fit, love being their best self, and to KMF.....keep moving forward. Oh.....and I have a goal to become better at cooking.

Hobbies: Triathlon, boating/lake life, traveling, planting flowers, and hanging out with my awesome family and my super-fun friends.


Alex Barnes

Alex Barnes

Group Fitness Instructor

Fun Fact: I've been a professional mermaid since 2016.

Time at SIU/Education: I started at SIU in the Fall of 2018 as a Crop, Soil, and Environmental Management major, and plan to graduate in 2022.

Future Plans: I want to pursue sustainable urban agriculture in Chicago (where I'm from).

Hobbies:  Swimming, drawing, anything outdoors.


Tamás Hajtman

Tamás Hajtman

Personal Trainer

Fun Fact: I'm from Hungary and love cooking healthy food. Also part of the Swim & Dive team here at SIU.

Time at SIU/Education: I am a junior and an electrical engineering major here at Southern. Graduation date: Spring 2021.

Future Plans: Try to stay and work in the US at least a couple more years after my graduation.

Hobbies:Swimming, biking, snowboarding, any extreme sports, traveling


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Abigael Schulz

Group Fitness Instructor

Fun Fact: I studied abroad for a semester in Oslo, Norway and traveled to 16 different countries while I was there including a solo trip.

Time at SIU/Education: I created my own major for Social Justice and Inequality at Hanover College in Indiana with a minor in Business. I am currently a law student at SIU.

Future Plans: To become mayor of a mid sized town and eventually governor of a state.

Hobbies: I am a foodie and a traveler so I am constantly planning my next adventure.


Logan Grace

Logan Grace

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I am always wanting to help someone no matter what the task. That is why I have come to enjoy training others because that is my favorite way to be able to put a smile on their face which also will put a smile on mine.

Time at SIU/Education: I have been at SIU for a little over a year now. I am studying to be a Mechanical Engineer for my career. During my time at SIU I have also been employed to be a personal trainer as well as a group fitness instructor.

Future Plans: My future plans entail that I get my degree from SIU and pursue a career in the Engineering field. I will also plan on training on the side to be able to help others as well.

Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, working out, doing yard work, traveling to different places, and swimming.


Rachel Dunning

Rachel Dunning

Group Fitness Instructor

Fun Fact: I love Saturday Night Live. I want to guest star one day, or at least attend a live taping!

Time at SIU/Education: Started as an undergraduate student at SIU in fall 2011 and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's in Musical Theater. Then, went to SIU-Edwardsville and graduated in 2018 with a Master's in College Student Personnel Administration. Started working at SIU as the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life in July 2018.

Future Plans: Learn at least 100 WERQ routines!

Hobbies: Listening to true crime podcasts.


Joshua Hardy

Josh Hardy

Personal Trainer

Fun Fact: I've visited 4 different countries in 24 hours.

Time at SIU/Education: I've been at SIU for over 4 years. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science here and am currently pursuing a Master's degree in the same field.

Future Plans: I plan on earning my Master's degree in Exercise Science and applying to medical school to become a physician.

Hobbies: Hiking, listening to music and podcasts, reading anything interesting, watching classic NBA and boxing highlights, rewatching Pulp Fiction for the 97th time.


Antheria Watson

Antheria Watson

Personal Trainer

Fun Fact: My name comes from a flower that grows in Hawaii but I was born in Missouri.

Time at SIU/Education: Moved to Southern Illinois in July of last year and passed my personal training exam shortly after.

Future Plans: Travel to Bali in September and maybe become a group fitness instructor.

Hobbies: I enjoy working out, being outdoors, and trying new foods.