Instructors
Kristen Yahnke

Kristen Yahnke

She/Her/Hers

Kristen has been teaching Body Combat, Body Pump, and 6-Pack Abs at the Cal Poly Recreation Center since 2017. She recently graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor’s in psychology and plans to pursue a career as an occupational therapist and personal trainer. Her first Body Combat class made her feel physically and emotionally strong and it sparked her interest in group fitness. Kristen enjoys building relationships with her participants and helping them reach their fitness goals. She hopes to inspire more students to get involved in group fitness and to also start teaching the classes they love. When Kristen isn’t teaching at the Recreation Center, she enjoys spending her time at the beach, hiking, hammocking, traveling, and training for Spartan races.

“Teaching group fitness at the Cal Poly Recreation Center is definitely my happy hour of the day. Each class never fails to put a smile on my face.”