Meet our Fit Family Team
Anna Connolly – Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Anna Connolly is a senior pursuing a BS in Dance, and BE in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science at WSU! Anna has taught several classes at the MHRFC for the past two years, and is pursuing her ACSM certification in Personal Training. Her classes and student personal training sessions include upbeat music, unique workouts, and high energy exercises to make you feel good from the inside out.
Reno Dickerson – Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Reno is an experienced group exercise instructor, martial artist and Army Reserve Sergeant. Together, all of these facets have shown me the value of dedication and small improvements. I enjoy showing others how this approach can lead to lasting lifestyle change. I understand how hard it can be to balance competing demands and I am committed to working with you to build healthier habits around your personal commitments.
JoElla Fitzpatrick - Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
JoElla is a junior at WSU, pursuing a BS in Kinesiology with a minor in dance! She is a certified personal trainer through NASM, and is working towards her L1 CrossFit Certification as well. While JoElla has an extensive background in dance and movement, she is also a self proclaimed gym rat who loves all things weightlifting and CrossFit. As a fitness professional, JoElla's goal is to help others become the best version of themselves through fitness instruction, lifestyle coaching, and the power of positivity!
Kelsey Gamino - Yoga Instructor
Kelsey is a recent 200-RYT graduate from Full Lotus Yoga Studio in Grosse Pointe. Yoga has been a physical practice and spiritual practice in her life for nearly 10 years. She understands that life has many walks and each of us will experience our own ups and downs. However, it is how we harness our energy to deal with these moments that define who we are. Yoga teaches us to build that strength from within. Kelsey strives to inspire all yogis to live a healthier and happier life, both inside and out.
Andrea Koueiter – Group Fitness Yoga Instructor
As a yoga teacher and physical therapist, Andrea is passionate about helping people move better so they can live their lives to the fullest. Andrea specializes in teaching Vinyasa and power style classes that are fun, challenging, and creative. Classes focus on building strength and balance, as well as contentment, gratitude, and peace.
Nicole Martin – Group Fitness Instructor
After completing two, 200-hr, yoga certifications Nicole obtained E-RYT 200 hr status with the Yoga Alliance. Her love of yoga brought her to love all aspects of body awareness and movement, leading her to obtain her Group Exercise and Cycle Certification in order to broaden the group of people she'd be able to reach and assist in incorporating exercise into their daily lives.
Clarence Mosby – Personal Trainer
Clarence has been certified as a fitness trainer since 2002 and has recently secured a new certification as a Specialist in Sports Nutrition - March 2016. Clarence has been training and gaining valuable knowledge participating in the Detroit Lions strength & conditioning clinics for three consecutive years. Clarence has an integrated approach to health and fitness that incorporates the attributes of strength training, weights, aerobics, nutrition and flexibility (S.W.A.N.S. concept). Clarence has now introduced this training approach in an eBook format that was recently published on Amazon Kindle. The publication is entitled, "The Pendulum Training System". This training abstraction is sure to transcend all levels training and fitness. "Its never to late for fitness!"
Julian Palm – Personal Trainer
I strongly feel it is my responsibility to help my clients achieve their highest level of physical transformations and health using methods/means that yield the highest possible results for that individual in a safe and enjoyable way. I achieve this by introducing them to time proven programs and modern techniques that have been proven to work, while at the same time building a friendly, yet professional relationship with my clients in order to always have their best interest at heart.
Ronald Perkins, Jr. is a fitness professional certified in Personal Training and Fitness Coaching through the International Sports Sciences Association. As a trainer, Ronald is a foundational fitness specialist who works with clients of all levels! Whether your aim is general improvements of your overall fitness or more specific aesthetic and functional outcomes, Ronald is the trainer for you! His journey to fitness began with his passion for music and education. Seemingly unrelated, right? Visit one of his classes or set up a consultation to see how he applies the principles for form, function, and breath control – some of the same foundational skills as a professional musician – to help clients reach their goal of better fitness for a better life!
Angela Robinson – Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
Camila Rodriguez – Group Fitness Yoga Instructor
Hi my name is Camila! I am a third year Nutrition and Food Science major focused on the importance of self-care. I was given the amazing opportunity to do my yoga teacher training in Chile. This opportunity allowed me to become a proficient yoga teacher in both Spanish and English. This experience completely changed me as a person and helped me grow in ways I could not imagine before. I am excited to share the benefits of yoga and meditation with those around me. "Yoga" means "union" and that's what I strive to do here at Wayne State University. Join me for Vinyasa and meditation classes and help spread the love and acceptance!
Kelly Roper – Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Her mission as a woman, mother, professional, business owner, bikini competitor, certified group instructor, fitness trainer and friend is to enhance the lives of everyone she encounters in a positive way. It is her goal to provide every individual who entrust her with their mind and body with a plan that truly enhances their life through fitness, motivation and goal-oriented strategies. Kelly has been motivating, challenging, and educating people about the benefits of fitness for over a decade. She is an experienced fitness trainer, coach, group instructor and motivator. Currently enriching clients in Detroit, Dearborn, Romulus and Southfield- primarily working out of Powerhouse Gym in Detroit. She has developed some very innovative and creative workouts designed for weight loss, toning and sculpting the body while allowing for self-expression. She brings to the table incredible energy and a perfect combination of business experience and tenacity with a passion for fitness.
Warda Saleh – Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
Lion'el Smith – Personal Trainer
A Certified Personal Trainer through NPTI (NASM) accredited, Lion'el helps his clients reach their goals through proper training and nutrition. He is willing to meet a client's needs/goals and match their level of enthusiasm for doing so. Lion'el is a retired Marine and with his military background, he is always looking to implement high intensity and endurance training with a client. He works with youth, college students and professionals as a whole to help promote wellness and incorporate a healthier life style. Regardless, if you are an athlete or not, allow Lion'el to help you get to your next level of training.
Debra Williams – Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer/NASM certified personal trainer
I have been athletic all my life with a great fondness for physical fitness. I have a diverse background that includes; gymnastics, swimming and softball. Even my leisure time finds me taking kickboxing, self-defense, Brazilian Jujitsu and Tae kwon do classes. I have 9 years of experience in Weight Management and Health and Wellness Coaching. I am an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Tuesdays and Thursdays you can "Have a Ball" with me at 4pm. I am passionate and committed to helping you establish a healthy lifestyle and always striving for greater improvement. It would be my pleasure to lock arms with you, build a relationship and make this journey together!