Meet our Fitness Instructors

Colleen Arnett

Colleen ArnettColleen is the Coordinator of Operations in the Department of Housing & Residence Life here at Bellarmine. A long-time practitioner who appreciates both the physical exercise and the mental space that yoga offers, she completed her RYT-200 teacher training at Explore Yoga in 2016. Ever since, she has deeply enjoyed the opportunity to support students in navigating the balance between ease and challenge on (and off) the mat.

Kim Dallara

Dallara After 24 years in the corporate world, Kim decided to pursue certifications in personal training, group fitness instruction, and indoor cycling. She's been working in the fitness industry since 2016 teaching classes and training clients of all ages, genders, and experience levels to reach their health and fitness goals. Her clients have ranged from cancer survivors, runners, post-rehabilitative, and armed forces basic training cadets, to retired adults seeking to improve functional movement and quality of life. As a former competitive gymnast and current triathlete, Kim believes in improving multi-dimensional strength and movement via cross-training that's customized to the individual. Come join Kim at boot camp! It's a fun, energetic class for all experience levels and no two classes are alike!

Mary Delk

Mary Delk headshotMy name is Mary Delk. I have been teaching fitness classes for over 25 years. I teach fitness classes regularly at Jewish Community Center. I have been instructing at Bellarmine for 5+ years. I have 2 daughters and one of them attended BU. I have one wonderful grandson who is 2 years old.

I love teaching at the Surf because of the great energy from the students. We work hard and have fun! We have such a diverse group of individuals, it's always interesting. I feel a real connection with all the participants. Yea! Bellarmine Knights!

Beth Hendricks

Hendricks Beth is an exercise physiologist at Frazier Rehab Institute. She has a Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Sciences and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. She became a certified REFIT® instructor in June of 2018. She also has Group Exercise Instructor and Core and Function Fitness Instructor certifications. Her passion is helping others get stronger and progress along their journey to better health. She has been in the fitness industry for six years now and believes REFIT® is an experience like no other. It focuses on strengthening the heart as a muscle and soul! Beth loves seeing people of all ability levels dancing, feeling loved, and having fun in class.

Nick Lally

Nick LallyNick comes from a lineage of fighters which led him to start boxing at a young age. He fought in 32 matches before he joined the U.S. Army at age 19. While serving in the Army, Nick was selected to be an athlete on the All-Army Boxing Team. After competing at the national level for a year, Nick decided to switch his focus to coaching. Since then, he has trained soldiers, airmen, and civilians alike.

Nick’s class at Bellarmine offers a fun way to get in shape that combines cardio and endurance with strength and speed while also learning the basics of defending yourself.

Susie Pope

I've been active in several athletic endeavors for most of my life. I am a runner and cyclist. My husband and I ride road and trail bikes all around the city. We also love to hike and backpack in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. 

Practicing the Baptiste style of yoga has kept the intense physicality I love in a yoga practice! I am so proud to be a part of the teaching team at 502py. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life!

Kyle Rieber

Kyle RieberKyle Rieber is the Assistant Director of Public Safety with Bellarmine University. He has trained in Tae Kwon Do since 1985. He is a Master Instructor with the current rank of 6th degree black belt. He has owned and operated Lee’s Tae Kwon Do (Louisville) since 2004. He has competed in many Tae Kwon Do competitions during the late 80’s and 90’s, wining many championships until retiring from competition in 2002. He came out of retirement in 2015 to join the US Tae Kwon Do team to compete in the World Police and Fire Games in 2015, where he won a gold medal in Kyourgi (fighting) event.

Elizabeth Nalley Thompson

Elizabeth Nalley Thompson headshotFitness, Health, Yoga & Dance are my passion.

Elizabeth “Izzy” Nalley Thompson is Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of yoga instruction, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Public Health, minored in Wellness Coaching and Peace, Justice and Conflict Management from UofL.

Izzy is trained in Hatha and Vinyasa with an emphasis in Buddhist philosophy, meditation and corrective alignment. Other trainings and certifications: Koru Mindfulness Meditation Certificate, National Academy of Sports Medicine, EXOS Fitness Specialist & Performance Specialist, Pilates, Zumba, Cycling, Silver Sneakers, BodyShred and more.

Mary Watson