Zeta Zen: Sisterhood Spotlight Edition

Welcome back to the UF Zeta Blog!

In our sorority, one of our sayings is “Seek The Noblest”. Today, we are shining the spotlight on three incredible women who help people seek their noblest selves; shaping minds, bodies and souls through their work as fitness instructors.

Ansley Fanizzi, PC 16, is an advertising major here at UF. In November, she completed a whole 200 hours of training in order to achieve her goal of becoming a yoga instructor.


“During my training, Zeta is what truly gave me the strength to keep going. Freshman year is hard enough living on your own in a new environment. I think I challenged myself ten times harder by doing yoga training, but Zeta was such a positive source for me when yoga training and college life got tough.”

Fanizzi’s passions are fitness, the arts, traveling and helping others. Through becoming an instructor, she hopes to open up a yoga studio to bring strength and happiness to people all around the country through the practice.

“Through Zeta, I’ve met my best friends and found a place where I can truly be myself. Having a group of girls constantly cheer you on and help you succeed is such a blessing to have. I credit so much of my success to Zeta and the resources it has given me.”

Coming up, Fanizzi is pairing with Impulse Nutrition to host a fitness camp where she will teach relaxing yoga class at the end of every workout.

We can’t wait to support you in your exciting new endeavors as a yoga instructor, Ansley! ZLAM

Next up is our beautiful sister, Lindsey Johnson! Lindsey, PC 14, is a group fitness instructor here at UF, where she specializes in teaching killer cycle and core classes.

Johnson says she loves everything about the gym and fitness so much, she wanted to see what more she could learn. Now, she is majoring in APK with a focus on fitness and wellness!


“It is so cool to think that you’re helping someone with their workout, and knowing that you might be the one to help them reach their goals or get into a better mood.”

Johnson says one of her favorite parts of instructing is building a more personal relationship with her regular attendees.

“Working out is something I love to do, and I love sharing it with others!”

We are so inspired by your dedication and passion to make an impact, Lindsey! ZLAM

Lastly, we’d like to highlight another fit sister, Katherine Santora!

Santora, PC 15, is a third-year Material Science and Engineering major. She is a certified yoga instructor, specializing in Vinyasa yoga, which is often referred to as “Flow” or “Power” yoga.


Santora has been practicing yoga since she was seven, but she got her yoga instructor certification at the young age of 16. Talk about impressive!

“As I got older, yoga became an important part in caring for my mental and physical health. I realized I could foster the feelings I have about yoga and share it with other people.”

Four years later, she still loves it!

Katherine, we love the way you shine in everything you do! Your efforts to spread the power of yoga are truly inspiring. ZLAM, girl!







Sister Spotlight: Isabelle Hadley

12107186_10208904032297309_8330830800663684558_nWhen our sisters were asked to nominate a Zeta girl to be featured as our Sister Spotlight, it is no surprise that several wrote down the name Isabelle Hadley!

Hadley is studying business marketing and mass communication, and is also the reigning President of the Gamma Iota chapter here at the University of Florida. Her dream job is to be a Corporate Lawyer.

“I just want to be Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife,” Hadley said.


Some of her recent endeavors include completing an internship with FIS Global as a operational risk communications analyst. Within Zeta, she was Greek Philanthropy chair, Vice President and is now serving as President. She was a Marathon Relations Captain for Dance Marathon & was the Assistant Director of Programming for Young Leaders Conference.

When she isn’t hitting the books to accomplish her dream of becoming a lawyer or dominating the involvement field, Hadley loves to travel. She spent part of her summer in Guatemala and just got back from an incredible trip to New York City. A glimpse of her NYC adventure is pictured below.

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Hadley admits some of her other hobbies are looking at adorable puppy pictures online and “Watching Netflix more than I’m proud to admit,” Hadley says.

Her favorite way to spend a Saturday? In the swamp cheering on the Gators with her Zeta sisters (DUH)!


Her favorite thing about being in Zeta Tau Alpha is the authenticity and diversity of each sister.

“We all have different interests and backgrounds but everyone is true to themselves. We aren’t afraid to be as goofy & silly around each other,” Said Hadley.


Isabelle, we love you and we are proud to have you as our Sister Spotlight. Thank you for all the work you put in to make this chapter great and to make the world a better place through your involvement.

Stay tuned on the blog for the next Sister Spotlight!


Brooke Garrison

Gamma Iota Blog Chairman 2017