Undergraduate Assistants

Erin Connelly

Hey guys! My name is Erin, and I am a senior at UIUC. This is my second-year teaching water aerobics at LFP, and I am very excited to continue to make new relationships with you all. I was born and raised right in Champaign, so I know the area and campus pretty well. I am majoring in Kinesiology, hopeful to go on and be an Occupational Therapist. When I’m not attending classes, you can find me working out, baking, reading, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, goofing off with my friends or playing/snuggling with my dogs.

Migi Park

My name is Migi Park, a junior majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in psychology at the University. I am hoping to become a physical therapist in the future to help people to live a healthier and easier life. I am from Niles, one of the northwest suburbs, about 2.5 hours away from Champaign. I love to try new foods and activities with my friends! This is my first semester in LFP, and I hope to make great memories and stay active throughout the semester!


Ariana Weijers

Hi! My name is Ariana, I am a junior majoring in Kinesiology. I hope to be a pediatric nurse after college. There is nothing that I love more in this world than cheerleading for the Illini! My favorite events to cheer at are away football games and home men’s basketball games. Since I have been cheering for the Illini, I have got to cheer at Soldier Field, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio State and Maryland. I also love dogs, iced coffee, and warm weather. I-L-L!


Jessica Hassett

Hi! I’m Jessie, a sophomore studying kinesiology in hopes of                         becoming a Physician’s Assistant! I love to play soccer and continue to play coed intramurals here at school. I also love to spend time with people especially my family and friends. I am a middle child and come from a huge Irish and English family.



Marissa Tassone

Hi everyone! My name is Marissa and I am a senior at UIUC. I am majoring in Interdisciplinary health and hoping to attend Medical School. I love fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and am so excited to be back with LFP for my last semester!


Daniel Cavato

Hello, my name is Dan. I’m a senior here at UIUC and will be attending graduate school for physical therapy next year. I have led Monday morning stretches for LFP since last Fall and greatly enjoy seeing all members every week. I enjoy stretches that improve mobility to allow one to lead a more painless life. I’m looking forward to the rest of the spring semester!

Nikki Zimmer

Hi, I’m Nikki! I’m a senior in the UIC College of Nursing and have been volunteering for LFP for almost 3 years now. Coming in and teaching class to all of you is truly the highlight of my week. I admire each and every one of you for taking the time out of your week to come in, challenge yourself, and improve your health and wellness. I have been working out for several years now and have a passion for lifting and HIIT (high intensity interval training). I enjoy taking pictures of my dog, traveling, eating ice cream, anything that involves sweet potatoes, and spending time with my friends

Alexa Lenior

My name is Alexa, I am currently a senior student in the College of Applied Health Sciences, majoring Kinesiology/ Pre-Physical Therapy. I am extremely excited about my future in fitness/healthcare. One fun fact about myself is that I will be studying abroad for one month after graduation in Tanzania

Justeena Jojo

My name is Justeena Jojo. I am a junior at                                                                    University of Illinois studying Kinesiology. I hope to one day                                      become PA specializing in orthopedics. I love teaching LFP                                              and getting to know all the students. Thanks for having me.




Elise Chong

I am a senior studying Kinesiology here at UIUC.                                                                 I am currently pursuing to become an occupational therapist. In                                      my free time I love working out, spending time with my three siblings, and playing with my two dogs. I am always striving                                               to be the best I can be whether it be physically,                                                          mentally, or spiritually!