Current Class Schedule:
Nia (A fusion of cardiovascular exercise, dance, and whole-body conditioning for
all fitness levels)
Thursday, 6:20 p.m.
"As a child, I had severe asthma, which prevented me from participating in sports,
dance, or any other physical activities. After I graduated from college, I decided
I was tired of my condition controlling my life, so I joined a gym and worked
out with the help of a trainer. It was hard and progress was slow, but I saw
improvements in my breathing.
I loved the results I was experiencing so much I decided to pursue a dream I had
since childhood: I started taking dance lessons. I studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical,
and belly dance. My strength continued to improve! Physical activity, once
something in which I could not participate, had now become my passion. I wanted
to help and inspire others to move, love their bodies, and get healthy. Since that
discovery, I've been studying and earning my certifications to teach a variety of
I love what I do for a living and am so grateful I found fitness and teaching. The
joy I feel every time I teach a class is overwhelming! My students inspire me every
day. I hope I am able to inspire them as well."
Associate degree in exercise science, Mercer County Community College
Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Balletone Sole Synthesis and Balletone Standing Flow
Zumba and Zumba Toning
Nia Green Belt
Working toward certifications in YogaFit and Personal Training, American
Council on Exercise
• Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from
Monmouth University, and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from
• Susan is a certified natural chef and a certified holistic health coach.
• Susan enjoyed the privilege of learning from, and dance with, the co-creator
of Nia, Debbie Rosas.
• Susan's favorites include: cooking and baking, reading sci-fi and fantasy
novels, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, and spending time with her
• Susan continues to study belly dance and is currently learning how to play