Yates Spin Instructor featured by Mad Dogg!

Joe Kraskinkas, a Spinning Master Instructor who teaches classes at Yates, was recently profiled on the Spinning website.  In the profile, Joe describes his history and experience with Spinning and his passion and approach as an instructor.

The Yates family is excited to congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition!

Follow the link for the full profile.  A brief bio of Joe can be found below:

Born and raised in Central Massachusetts, Joe now lives in Virginia just outside of Washington, DC. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a minor in Music. Joe also competed in Track and Field for WPI as a hurdler, sprinter, jumper, and multi-event athlete and is now an avid triathlete, qualifying for the USA Triathlon Age Group Championships every year since 2012. Joe is an active trumpet player with several groups in the greater Washington, DC, area.

Maegen Hellberg – a Quick Introduction

20141210 Yates 0034This past November, Maegen Hellberg joined the Yates professional staff as Assistant Fitness Director.  Here’s a brief Q&A to get to know our new addition as she embarks on her career at Georgetown!

Q: Where are you coming from?

Prior to arriving at Georgetown, I worked as the Graduate Assitant for Health & FItness at Campbell University, located about 40 miles south of Raleigh, NC. I maintained this role while completing a master’s degree of Public Heath.

Q: What are your responsibilities at Yates?

Currently, I oversee the Group Exercise program. I also assist the Director of Fitness (Meg Dimsa) with the personal training program and fitness floor as needed.

Q: What is your personal background with recreation, fitness and sports?

Sports have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I was fortunate enough to play varsity soccer for Coastal Carolina University from 2006 to 2010.  I was also involved with gymnastics growing up.  I became very interested in fitness, wellness and nutrition early on in my collegiate career and it was an easy, seamless transition for me from athletics.  I began my fitness career right out of college and worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and wellness coach.

Q: What excites you about working at Georgetown and Yates Field House?

I am most excited about getting to interact with the students, faculty, staff and outside members that utilize our facilities. I thoroughly enjoy getting to meet new people and learning more about them.  I hope that through these interaction and information gathering, we can develop ways to better serve our community.

Q: What else would you like to share with the Yates community?

I enjoy hiking with my dog, running, cooking and reading.  I am originally from Long Island, NY and come from a big family.  I love to travel and hope to make it to Fiji one day!