Weller Academic Building, Third Floor
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Adjunct Professor of Exercise Science
Division: Nursing and Health Sciences
Sonja is an AFAA & ACE certified group exercise instructor, Keiser Power Pacing certified cycling instructor and has personal trained as an ACE certified trainer. Sonja has been instructing group fitness since 1989. She is a continuing education provider for ACE (American Council on Exercise) & AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), directs corporate & school enrichment fitness programs, trains instructors and co-founded Crank Cycling Studio in 1998. In June 2007 Sonja purchased New England Fitness Company with the goal of improving the fitness industry and providing quality continuing education to fitness professionals via conferences throughout the New England area. Sonja has taught group fitness in Worcester, the Metro-West and Boston for over 22 years. She is the group fitness manager of World Gym – Worcester & Shrewsbury. Sonja completed her 500 hour yoga teacher certification with Barbara Benaugh of the Yoga Studio in Brookline Village MA. Sonja also has a Child Light yoga teacher certificate and is a certified Reebok Jukari Fit to Flex instructor. She also an attorney and admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1996.