Meet Our Group Fitness Faculty

Meet the Moorpark group fitness instructors. This list includes names and information about the faculty teaching group fitness at Moorpark College. Whether you are currently in a class, or just thinking about enrolling, instructors are happy to answer questions you may have about the courses they teach.

Kathy deWet-Oleson, Core Stability and Stretch, Core Fitness with Cardio, Aerobic Dance Fitness, Pilates, and Cardio Kickboxing.
While earning my Masters in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology in the 80’s, I became certified as an IDEA Dance Exercise Professional and have been teaching college fitness classes ever since. I enjoy fusion fitness  formats with  elements of dance, martial arts, Pilates and Yoga. I’m licensed Black Belt in the Nia Technique, certified in Piyo, Yoga Ball, Five Stages, and 52 Moves Interval.  I am passionate about teaching movement, and enjoy simple things like being outdoors in a quite beautiful place. I see my job as an opportunity to share knowledge and skills that enable people to keep themselves fit. To learn more about my classes visit
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Elizabeth Shannon Rohrer, Pilates, T'ai Chi, Core Fitness, Aerobic Mix, and Cardio Kickboxing.
As a dancer, I have always been involved in health and wellness.  I have degrees in Kinesiology, Dance, and Sociology, with special training in movement analysis, body conditioning, and somatic practices.  I am also a certified Pilates instructor.  My teaching approach is rooted in my love of movement as both an aesthetic expression and physical science.  I’m inspired to share my passion and guide students to develop functional strength, mind-body awareness, and balance in every sense of the word.  I also teach at CSUN and train private clients in Ventura and L.A. Counties.  
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Jeffrey Kreil, Pilates, Core Fitness, Boot Camp, and Cardio Kickboxing.

I have been an instructor at Moorpark College since 2008 and support the Kinesiology department with its Exercise Science/Fitness Specialist program. I have my BS in Kinesiology from California State University at Fullerton and a MS in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, hold the Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Specialist certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and certified Group Fitness Instructor from the American Council on Exercise. I have experience with exercise instructional methods that cover diverse populations, seeking a variety of health and fitness-related goals.   email Jeff

Sherry Ruter, Cardio Kickboxing

Diane Habring-Frehlich, Core Stability and Stretch. 

Leslie Daily,Cardio Kickboxing,  Aerobic Mix, Pilates, and Core Fitness.
I have been working at Moorpark College in the field of Physical Education and Group Fitness for over 13 years and hold a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Occupational Health. I have broad knowledge in the health field and a passion to share that with my students. I strive to keep the department current in the area of fitness and health, and have written several group lead fitness classes. I love teaching and passing my knowledge on to my students.
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Deena Friedlander,Aerobic Mix, Cardio Kickboxing, and Pilates.
I love teaching at Moorpark College! I began working here in 2005, and I truly enjoy my classes and the students. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California in 1996. I also earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University in 1998. Prior to working at Moorpark College, I worked at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego as an exercise physiologist. I live in Agoura Hills with my husband and two children.
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Remy Mc Carthy, Core Fitness. email Remy

Theresa Palmisano, Cardio Kickboxing, and Core Fitness.

Jo Ann Papadopoulos,Cardio Kickboxing, and Pilates.
I have been teaching Group Exercise classes and Personal Training for over 20 years. My philosophy is “ that a holistic approach is the key to maintaining health, wellness, and vitality throughout life. I work with my students to establish realistic and attainable goals so that progress is made and accomplishments are achieved. Most of all - exercise should be fun!”  I earned my Master’s degree and my California State Teaching Credential in Physical Education. I have several certifications through Spin, American Council on Exercise, and American College of Sports Medicine.
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