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Group Fitness Instructors

Albert Chen

dr.-albert-and-grace-chen.jpgDr. Chen is a Physics professor at OBU. He enjoys teaching Physics as well as practice the BaiYang Damoa Gong. He and his wife (Grace) have exercised this martial art for more than 15 years. Both Dr. Chen and Grace Chen will teach this group workout program. The BaiYang Damoa Gong has been introduced as the OBU community over 5 years. It is a non-offensive, stretching, and breathing-based traditional martial art. Incessantly practice this exercise will improve the physical condition as well as mental strength. There is no pre-requirement. It is an exercise for all ages and you can join in at any time. 

Candida Hurley

candida-hurley.jpgCandi grew up overseas as her dad was in the Air Force, which ultimately sparked her interest to serve. She has served in the Air Force for 5 years. Candi obtained a Master's in Psychology and has a passion for helping guide people. She fell in love with Zumba when she attended a class in Germany because it was such a fun way to work out and burn calories. She has been teaching Zumba for 10 years and Yoga for two. Candi is also working towards becoming a certified Health/Life Coach. Candi has two children and enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, and roller skating.

Gracie Clouse

Gracie

 Gracie is an elementary education major here at Oklahoma Baptist University and seeks to be a cycling instructor at cycle bar after she finishes college. She chose OBU because it was a place that felt like home and the Lord made it clear that this was the place He wanted her to be at. Gracie says fitness is a huge passion of hers and wants people to experience the rush that spinning gives. She is most excited to watch everyone develop as cyclers and really master riding to the beat and the choreography that comes with it. 

Damaris Pitsch

Damaris

Damaris is majoring in nursing here at Oklahoma Baptist University. She is originally from Soldotna, Alaska, and says she chose OBU because of the amazing nursing program and homey atmosphere. She will be leading the High-Intensity Interval Training class and is excited to help encourage others to be their best self. Damaris says, "Wherever people are physically, I just want to encourage them and empower them to give it their all at every class". Damaris loves the idea of group fitness and says it is more fun and enjoyable when you do it together with friends.

Isaac Briggs

Isaac is a soon-to-be graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University majoring in Pastoral Ministry with a minor in Marriage and Family counseling. He has been deeply involved in martial arts for over 8 years, Isaac has competed in multiple Jiu-Jitsu competitions, and is undefeated. His kickboxing class combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.

Devri Logan

Devri is a Criminal Justice major here at Oklahoma Baptist University. She has a love for health and wellness, Devri strives to create an encouraging upbeat environment for others as they work towards their goals. Devri teaches yoga here at Bison RecWell, from beginner to intermediate this class offers the community of OBU an opportunity to learn new techniques, unstress from their day, and experience a greater range of motion and flexibility.