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An | Yoga

Hi! My name is An, and I am originally from Vietnam. I am a PhD student in Petroleum Engineering. I have been practicing Yoga in my spare time since 2014 and just completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. I will be teaching Yoga at Half Acre this summer. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone to explore Yoga at their own pace. I can't wait to see you all in class!


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Banaz | Pilates

Hi everyone! My name is Banaz and I will be teaching the new Mat Pilates class! I'm so excited to be a part of everyone's fitness journey and focusing my class workouts to improve functional strength. I became a fitness instructor because of how much I love going to fitness classes myself. I'm currently a law school student and enjoy spending time with my dog and cat in my free time.

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Danielle | Evening and Morning Cycle

Hi! My name is Danielle Taylor, but most people call me DT. I am from Vail, Colorado. I am a neurobiology PhD student as well as a professional skier. I will be teaching Evening and Morning Cycle this semester, and my goal is to create an inclusive and fun environment for everyone to want to participate in! I look forward to meeting all of you in class!

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Hannah | Cycling

Hey everyone! My name is Hannah, and I am a junior dual majoring in elementary and special education. I am from Cheyenne, Wyoming. I love the outdoors and being active. My favorite activities are running, hiking, snow shoeing, camping, and swimming. Super excited to see you in class! 

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Hazel | Zumba

Hello! My name is Hazel, I am from right here in Laramie, and I graduated from UW in May of 2024 with my B.A. in Theatre and Dance Performance, Honors, and Political Science. I have been acting, singing, and dancing onstage since the age of three, and have a deep passion for the arts! I am now a graduate student in UW’s Communication and Marketing program, teaching Public Speaking classes on campus for my GTA. A fun fact about me is that I held the title of Miss Wyoming 2022, meaning I represented our beautiful state on national television at the Miss America competition. Excited to dance with you!

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Kareem | Personal Training and Boga Fit

Hey Everyone! I am Kareem and I come From Cairo, Egypt. I am a Senior majoring in Kinesiology, and I am also a student-athlete jumping for UW’s track team. When I am not at the track, I am usually at Half Acre’s swimming pool teaching Boga Fit. Never thought you could have fun exercising in a swimming pool? Tag along and I might be able to change your mind. If you have fitness goals and you are not quite sure where to start, I might be able to help as well! I am also an NSCA certified personal trainer that loves sharing his fitness experiences with people to help them meet their goals. If you cannot find me at the track or at Half Acre, I am probably out there in Laramie taking pictures with my film camera or enjoying the outdoor activities that Laramie has to offer. 

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Kaylee | Evening Cycle, Water Workout, Total Body Training

Hello everyone! My name is Kaylee, I'm from Cheyenne Wyoming. I am a sophomore majoring in Kinesiology and Health promotion with plans on going to graduate school to become a Chiropractor! My goal is to create a space where everyone can feel happy and healthy in their own skin while improving their overall health with fitness classes! I look forward to meeting new people and making new relationships throughout my journey at Half Acre!

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Kellan | Personal Training

I’m from Eugene, Oregon and I'm studying kinesiology and have yet to decide on a minor. I have been playing sports and lifting weights since 6th grade. I enjoy all things outdoors. I have been taking weightlifting and hypertrophy training seriously for the past three years. I can't wait to get to know you all better. 

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Macei | Group Fitness & Cycling

My name is Macei and I’m a sophomore studying Kinesiology here at UW! I’m from Casper, Wyoming and I have a huge passion for all things movement, especially running. I’m currently training for a marathon and love to cycle in my spare time. In the past I’ve been super involved in hip hop and jazz dancing as well as track and field. I can’t wait to share this adventure with you all!

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Makayla | Strength and Conditioning & Cycling

Hi! My name is Makayla. I am a senior, majoring in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy with a minor in Honors. I’m from Lander, Wyoming. I love anything to do with the outdoors and being active. I have a passion for strength training and am always looking for ways to prepare myself for being a PT! I cannot wait to see you in class!

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Matalin | Zumba

Hi! My name is Matalin, and I am a sophomore studying Chemistry with a minor in Honors. I am originally from Casper, Wyoming, and I will be teaching Zumba this semester. In my free time, I love to run, dance, read, cook, bake, and spend time with loved ones. I am excited to share my passion for dance and movement with you all in the gym!

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Megan | Zumba

Hi! My name is Megan and I am from Casper, Wyoming. I am a Human Nutrition and Food major with a minor in Honors. In my spare time I enjoy reading, dancing, baking, and spending time with friends! I will be helping teach Zumba and I can’t wait to see you all in class! 

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Reilly | Cycling, Cycle & Tone

Hey y’all, my name is Reilly and I teach cycling and cycle and tone here at Half Acre! I am originally from Georgetown, Texas and am currently a graduate student in the Kinesiology department. I love to swim, bike, throw the frisbee, or do anything else that gets me outside. Being competitive is a part of who I am, and I enjoy pushing others to work hard, especially in class. See y'all on the bikes!

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Sage | Cycle, BogaFit

Hi! My name is Sage, and I am originally from Scobey, MT. I’m currently a junior studying social work here at UW!  I love doing anything that gets my body moving such as hiking, cycling, swimming, and running!  I look forward to sharing my passions with you all!

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Sophia | Personal Training, Total Body Training

Hello! My name is Sophia Silacci and I am a senior at UW studying Physiology. I love learning about and caring for the human body, especially through exercise! I became a Certified Personal Trainer because of my passion for fitness and overall health. Outside of the gym, I love watching and playing sports, going on walks, yoga, evening bike rides, movies, and anything that involves friends and fun! I can’t wait to meet you all and help each of you reach your fitness goals while having fun doing it!

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Kevin | Fitness Coordinator

I am the Fitness Coordinator for Campus Recreation and have been working as a health and fitness professional since 2009 and love to share the joy of movement with others. I am an Applied Health and Human Performance Specialist, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Certified Personal Trainer. While I specialize in functional fitness using tools such as ViPR PRO® and TRX®, I find value in all forms of training methods and tools. Fun pursuits of mine include mountain biking, climbing, cross-country skiing, and general outdoor fun along with social dance, reading and practicing calligraphy.


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