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Jen Kaina

Fitness and Aquatics

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage all aspects of Aquatics and Fitness programs at the Williams Center, including the Williams Center Weight Room and Natatorium, Group Fitness and Cycling Classes, Personal Training and the University Fitness Center.
  • Instruct all safety classes for the Professional and Student Staff of the Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities, including Blood Bourne Pathogens, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Lifegaurding.
  • Assist with the daily operations of Membership Sales


  • M.A. in Recreation Parks and Leisure Administration from Central Michigan University
  • B.S. in Exercise Physiology with a double Minor in Corporate Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Associates of Science from College of DuPage(Illinois).


  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
    • Group Exercise Instructor
    • Personal Trainer
    • College Curriculum Instructor/Workshop Instructor (Education Sites)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
    • Faculty
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Instructor
  • Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
    • Fitness Instructor
    • Aquatic Personal Trainer (PTC)
  • American Red Cross (ARC)
    • AED, Community First Aid and Safety, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor
    • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
    • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • BeachBody
    • Insanity® Instructor
  • Nautilus/Schwinn
    • Group Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
    • Certified Pool/Spa Operator
  • Powder Blue Productions
    • TurboKickTM Instructor
    • PiYoTM Instructor
    • Hip Hop Hustle Instructor
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
    • Group Training Qualified


  • Working for Whitewater's Wellness, Inc (W3)
    • W3 is a Wellness Coalition that is a collaborative effort between the University, City of Whitewater and the Whitewater Unified School District
    • Founding Member and Serve on the Board of Directors
    • Serve as Team Lead for Registration for the Discover Whitewater Series (2013 - present)
  • City of Whitewater
    • University Representative Park and Rec Board
  • J-Hawks Swim Club
    • Team Person Trainer
  • Profession Member:
    • IDEA, The Health & Fitness Source (IDEA)
    • National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA)
    • Wisconsin Intramural Recreation Sports Association (WIRSA)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Recreation Sports & Facilities
Williams Center Room 100
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790 

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