Meet our team

Enjoy state-of-the art equipment and fitness facilities inside the newly renovated Rec/IM. The Rec/IM Department is also excited to offer a variety of safe fitness opportunities including virtual fitness classes via Wellbeats and both virtual and in-personal personal training packages.

Have fun, get fit, and stay healthy with our certified team of fitness professionals.

Estelle Hackos

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estlle hackos picture with smile

 

Certifications/Licenses

NETA Indoor Group Cycling Specialty Certification, Red Cross CPR/AED

Education

Marketing major at EMU

Biography

I have an extensive fitness background in a variety of sports. From varsity-level soccer, basketball, and cross country to experience mountain biking, ice hockey, freestyle soccer, and more, I am beyond excited to share my experiences as a new spin instructor at Eastern Michigan University. My deep interest in cycling developed after the SMBA (Single-track Mountain Biking Adventures) program during my summers in high school. SMBA was an entire summer of 7-hour daily rides and short-track racing around Nederland, Boulder, and Golden, Colorado. The program taught me the necessary discipline to develop a skill, and my remarkable team made all the climbs, falls, and scars worthwhile. Those are the aspects I want to bring to indoor cycling at Eastern.

As a freshman at Eastern new to the indoor cycling world, I desire to lead and inspire through fun, lively group cycling classes. Ultimately, my goal is to help others lead healthier and happier lives.


Lena Timko

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lena timko yoga poss with smile

 

Education

Currently studying Environmental with a concentration in Hydrology

Certifications/Licenses

Pop Pilates, PIIT, CPR/AED

Biography

I enjoy spending time outdoors going for walks, exploring new parks and spending lots of time at the barn. I am an avid competitive horseback rider and trainer!

I fell in love with working out in middle school where I also discovered blogilates. I am so excited to be the POP Pilates and PIIT instructor at the rec! My classes are a high energy positive space for first-timers to regular fitness class attendees to anyone else in between. I can't wait to meet you in class! 


Mary Hemgesberg

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mary hiking picture with smile

 

Education

Currently enrolled at EMU in Sports Performance & Fitness Entrepreneurship

Certifications/Licenses

American Council of Exercise Group Fitness Instructor Certification and American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certified

Biography

With a positive attitude, Mary enjoys helping others challenge themselves through focused workouts. With a strong understanding of anatomy and functionality of the body, she applies proven methods to all her classes to enhance overall physical fitness.


Sofia Ivanko

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sofia ivanko airpods walking with smile

 

Education

Majoring in Exercise Science at Eastern Michigan University.

Certifications/Licenses

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and HIIT and Functional Training Instructor.

Biography

Sofi is a cross country and track and field athlete. Her passion is to help others achieve their fitness and health goals by providing one-one, small group, HIIT and functional training, cardio endurance as well as sports nutrition and accountability. Let’s get FIT and STRONG with Sofi!