Meet the Instructors

Portrait of Fitness Coordinator Steph

Stephanie Votroubek

Fitness Coordinator for the Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center

My name is Stephanie Votroubek and I have been with the Rec Center for over 5 years! I really love my job because I get to help people attain a healthier lifestyle. I teach a number of different fitness classes including: Silver Sneakers, Cycle/Strength, and Pound just to name a few! I also teach a diabetes prevention program called the Lifestyle Change Program as well as the Walk With Ease Program through the Arthritis Foundation. I grew up on a farm/ranch 25 miles NE of Spearfish; we raise sheep, cattle, and crops! I enjoy helping my dad on the farm and my husband with his landscaping business! Family, friends, and the people I get to work with are very important to me. I enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with friends and family!

BHSU: Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science; APA-I Land/Water Group Fitness Certification; Silver Sneakers Certified, Pound Pro Certified; Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Leader; Lifestyle Coach (Lifestyle Change Program); Lifeguard Certified; Lifeguard CPR, AED, First Aid Certification


Portrait of Fitness Instructor Cody

Cody Karas

Health and fitness have always played a huge role in my life, even as a child growing up in Spearfish I was always active, and on some type of sports team. In Middle school and through high school I was active in football, basketball, and track along with my studies. In college I was lucky enough to continue my football career playing for Dakota State University, while studying for my Exercise Science major. Now as a fitness instructor I try to incorporate everything I've learned over the years to influence people of all ages to help better their lives with fitness and health. In my spare time I'm still a very active person, I enjoy weight training, hiking, biking, golfing, camping, and softball just to name a few.


CPR & First Aid Certified, Lifeguard, Performance Enhancement Specialist.


Portrait of Fitness Instructor Kelly

Kelly Klein

I have always loved health and fitness, passed down from my dad who was a great model to me growing up. I have seen all the fitness trends come and go. I currently teach Cardio Blast, Strength and Define, Silver Sneakers, POUND and Boot Camps. I love teaching and have taught all age ranges from High School to Preschool to Seniors. To teach and inspire through health and wellness is my passion and I am blessed to be a member of our fitness team at the SRAC. I have four sons, a daughter in law, and a very great husband. Originally from Montana, I am proud to call South Dakota my home.


APA-I Land/Water Group Fitness certification, Silver Sneakers, CPR, POUND PRO, Barre Above, and Walk With Ease. 


Portrait of Fitness Instructor Connie

Connie Tyler - Streff

My passion for fitness began at an early age of 18 when I began teaching aerobics classes. I have been                       teaching fitness classes for many years including: kettlebell, cycling, and yoga along with doing some personal training sessions.

 I am a certified 200 hour yoga instructor and HKC certified in kettlebells.