Group Exercise Instructors

Bobbie

Bobbie is a 2020 graduate from Iowa State University, who studied Animal Science but also has a raging passion for human exercise. Bobbie teaches Cycling and Chisel at the Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center aside from her full time job in the construction field. Outside of work, Bobbie enjoys horseback riding, long walks, and hiking with her family; including her big white dog, “Buck”.
Class(es) taught: Cycling, Chisel

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Candace

Candace has always had a passion for fitness. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and is most recently certified through NASM. She has over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, along with teaching a variety of fitness classes in New Jersey, California and Iowa. Candace enjoys working with all ages and abilities, and believes it is never too late to get started in a fitness program!
Class(es) taught: Subs for most classes

Candace

Kim

Kim roller-bladed her way through college — putting so many miles on her skates she had to replace the brake pad at least once every semester. During that time, she earned a BA in Individual Studies in Performance and an MA in English. In the nineties, Kim gave up her wheels in exchange for cardio kickboxing. At one point, she owned seven Tao Bo workouts on DVD and could complete any one of them by memory. Fast-forward to 2010: Kim earned (and maintains) her group exercise certification with AAFA and started teaching kickboxing (cardio and heavy bag) and weightlifting at The Training Center in Cedar Falls. In 2015, Kim joined the teaching staff at the Cedar Falls Rec. Center where she teaches low impact aerobics and subs for anything but yoga. Outside of fitness, Kim is an adjunct faculty member of the Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Northern Iowa where she has taught composition and literature since 2005. Kim is also an active player in the Cedar Valley's Community Theatre scene and has been on stage for CFCT, WCP, Red Herring, Cellar Door, NEIA Shakespeare Company, and Scene D. Two of her roles at Waterloo Community Playhouse (WCP) have earned her a nomination and a finalist nod in the Iowa Community Theatre Association's Annual Awards for the category of Best Supporting Actress.
Class(es) taught: Low impact

Kim

Megan (MJ)

MJ is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor, and a  trauma-informed Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) who enjoys helping others thrive in a positive, encouraging, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment. MJ has been teaching group exercise for over a  decade in the Cedar Valley and loves to have fun and help people smile! Megan also serves as the Fitness Coordinator for the City of Cedar Falls where she oversees the Group Exercise, Personal Training, and Massage Therapy programs.
Class(es) taught: Yoga