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Meet the Wellness Team

Heather Minetti - Wesleyan Adult Fitness Coordinator
Heather is a 1976 graduate of the University of Colorado. She earned her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, as well as another Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Heather serves as the Coordinator of the Wesleyan Adult Fitness Program and the Wesleyan Wellness Series.

Patti Klecha-Porter - Director, Wesleyan Adult Fitness Program



Heather Minetti - Next Steps Walk/Jog 3 Mile Training and Water Fitness


Sue Schade - Yoga Foam Rolling, Circuit Training, Total Toning, and Yoga 101 (Slow-Flow Learning Yoga).
Sue has Yogafit certification in levels I and II. She currently teaches physical education and other fitness classes at Choate Rosemary Hall, Durham Park and Recreation Department, Wallingford Parks and Recreation Department and Unique Fitness Center for Women. Sue has over 15 years of experience teaching fitness class.

Robin Reynolds -Rowbics
Robin has an AFFA personal training certification, spinning certification-Star Level Two, NASM-advanced training certification and certified Apex fitness training. She is a personal trainer and she currently teaches a number of fitness classes at the Middletown YMCA. She has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry.

Rayna Bailey - Zumba
Rayna has been Zumba certified and a Zin member for 7 years and has taught dance for over 15 years. She looks at Zumba not as a fitness class, but as a dance party. Her moto is "as long as you're moving, you're getting fit." She currently teaches at her own studio going on its 6th year, Rayna's School of Dance in Chester.


Rikki Alrutz - Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga-Pilates Infusion
For her Yoga certification, she completed the Zephir Yoga Teaching Workshop in Paris as well as the Sri Aurobindo Yoga certification at the Ashram in India.


Tom Cushing - Tai Chi
Tom Cushing has been training in the martial arts for over 16 years and in Tai Chi for over 13 years. He is also certified in a Fall Prevention program endorsed by the CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention, Yale University and the Cener for Disease Control. He also holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the Filipino Art of Modern Arnis and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.