Happy Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
In the fitness and wellness industry, women have made a significant impact by breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes. They have become leaders in areas such as yoga, Pilates, personal training, and nutrition, and have inspired countless women to prioritize their health and well-being. Women have also been at the forefront of promoting body positivity and inclusivity in the industry, encouraging people to embrace their unique bodies and strive for overall wellness rather than conforming to unrealistic beauty standards. Women's History Month is a time to celebrate the incredible contributions that women have made and continue to make in all aspects of society, including the fitness and wellness industry.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating the influential and brilliant women that have made advancements and a huge impact on the Chicago fitness community! We truly believe that Chicago has some of the most knowledgeable, approachable, communicative, and professional trainers & wellness leaders in the country. We're proud to bring you the Windy City's very best so you can discover them, too! We’ve gathered a list of the very best fitness & health professionals in Chicago all in one place so you can discover and support them!
Amelia Bell Sargent - @dancepantss & @dancefirstthinklaterco
Amelia is a lifelong performer, competitive dancer, and athlete. She trained extensively in "game day" style, dancing for competitive high school, college, and semi-professional teams for 15 years. She went on to dance professionally with the Chicago Bulls as a Chicago Luvabull for four seasons and now dances commercially for TV and film. Amelia is also running her dance, fitness, and choreography business she launched in 2018. She is a master of all things dance team, specializes in barre and cardio, and loves creating memorable and accessible choreography for events and weddings. She leads with an infectious positive attitude and will make a positive difference in your life.
Amy Morris - @amyruneatplayrepeat
Amy attended DePaul University and graduated with a double major in Accounting and Finance. During junior year a close friend convinced Amy to join her in the Race To The Taste 5K. With little running experience, but a serious love for food and always up for a challenge, Amy naturally accepted and her love for running was born! Thousands of miles later, 30+ Spartan/ OCR/trail races, competing in the 2017 OCRWC in Canada, 2 Ultra Ragnar’s, countless half marathons and currently training for her 13th & 14th full marathons, Amy still can’t get enough and is currently working towards her goal of running in all 50 states. Amy is also a RRCA Certified Running Coach and loves helping runners find their legs!
After 8 years in corporate finance and accounting, Amy tossed her calculator out the window and decided to follow her heart and became a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Amy believes fitness and exercise is for everyone. Leading by example, Amy tries to continually challenge herself and those around her to find their fitness passion by adding variety, education, grit and a touch of laughter to each session.
Amy’s Moto: You’ll be amazed by what your body can do if you just try!
Favorite exercises: Running, Olympic Weightlifting, Pull-Ups and heavy Back Squats!
Angie Pote - @yogabyangie
Angie is a yoga instructor and Reiki II practitioner. Angie first discovered yoga as a means to treat PTSD as well as a method to de-stress from the corporate daily work life. Angie started her journey through aerial yoga (suspension/hammocks) and from there ventured into vinyasa, hot and hatha yoga back in 2017. Within a few months of practicing yoga, Angie found a sense of community as well as ways to de-stress and relieve anxiety from the practice. Angie's style of teaching is on a more vinyasa/hatha/yin mix, often just considered a slow intentional flow. If you are looking for compassion-centered teaching, look no further, Angie encourages the growth of both the physical and spiritual self.
Angie is a Yoga Alliance 500RYT and received her training from Jeannine Bush-Clinton at Essencia Yoga in Wheaton, Illinois as well as Barre Above certified barre instructor, Aerial Yoga through Kapok Pilates and Wellness in Clearwater, FL, Reiki II and Trauma Sensitive Training through I Heart Yoga in Cary, IL.
Ann-Marie Gover - @annmariego
Ann-Marie is a movement artist and fitness instructor based in Chicago. She is a graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating, Ann-Marie began an apprenticeship with Shen Wei Dance Arts while also teaching across the US with physical theater company, JUNK. She has taught Pilates for the last 6 years including at Equinox Sports Club and Dynamic Body Pilates in Manhattan, and at 2nd Story in Jackson Heights. She enjoys working with clients of all levels. She brings her extensive dance background and work as a Reiki practitioner to her classes, tailoring her approach to each client to best suit their fitness goals. She is thrilled to join the Chi-Society team and begin teaching Pilates to the Chicago community!
Aya Muramatsu - @ayammuramatsu
Aya Muramatsu is a former dancer and has been working in the fitness field since 2014. Raised outside of Boston, she has also spent time working in fashion and living in New York and Los Angeles. Aya has called Chicago home since 2015.
Aya has been teaching at SoulCycle since 2014 where she is a Master Instructor and founding Chicago instructor. She has taught in various cities around the country and loves connecting with the community everywhere she goes.
Aya also holds a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification with the Yoga Alliance. She has been a practitioner of yoga for over 12 years and is delighted to be able to lead yoga classes in-person and virtually. In her class, you can expect to feel stretched, strong, and connected while you listen to a great curated playlist.
In addition to sharing her love for community, music, and movement, Aya is also passionate about body image and mental health. She hosts events and retreats focused on honest conversation on these subjects. She strives to bring people together to speak vulnerably and authentically as well as make movement accessible to all. She is a certified Health Coach through the Nutrition School and has been a lululemon Ambassador since 2015.
Becca Faria - @beccafariafit
As a professional dancer turned fitness professional, I am dedicated to helping my clients find their mind body connection. I have been in the fitness industry for over 13 years, working for several different health clubs with a wide demographic of people. Some of my certifications include ACE CPT, AFAA Group Ex, Healthy Moms, TRX, ViPR, Schwinn Cycling and Aerial Yoga. Over the years I have taught a variety of formats including Strength, HIIT, Core, Kickboxing, Cycling, Barre, Step and Dance. Running my own business, Becca Faria Fitness, has enabled me to work with clients in a more personal setting and tailor workouts to their specific goals. I find that when you listen to your clients, and constantly ask them for feedback, the program you create will produce their best results. It’s a team effort with both of us working to improve their healthy lifestyle. Whether you are training with me one on one, or in a group class, you will feel that every exercise selection was intentional. Through energetic vibes, encouragement, precise cueing, and big smiles you will leave our session feeling like a better version of yourself. Follow me on IG to watch my workouts and stay motivated!
Bridget Murphy - @bridgetmurphy5
Bridget Murphy is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, living and teaching in Chicago, IL. Her classes involve yoga, mindful breathing, and meditation and are friendly for all levels. Each class is designed to integrate mind and body, and bring awareness to the present moment, helping us better navigate our emotions and behaviors throughout the day. You'll leave class feeling both grounded and energized.
Bridget has always loved yoga for its ability to build strength inside and out, and its benefits from the mat that spill over into all areas of life. She has been practicing for over 10 years, and leads classes in vinyasa, yin, meditation and mindfulness styles for students and corporations internationally. As a teacher, she aims to make yoga accessible and enjoyable to all by helping all yogis feel empowered to explore and expand their own practice, developing trust in their own mind, body & spirit connection.
Chelsea Rice - @nutritionwellnesslifestyle_
Chelsea is the founder, owner, and content creator of NUWLI, which stands for nutrition, wellness, and lifestyle. She strives to reach individuals all over the world with recipes, resources, and nutrition support. As a Registered Dietitian, Chelsea's goal is to not only share simple, satisfying, and healthy recipes, but also provide support for anyone struggling with their nutrition habits through 1:1 coaching, group coaching, individualized meal plans, functional medicine testing, and corporate wellness seminars. While working with Chelsea you will learn to: Nourish your body through good NUTRITION. All while gaining confidence in yourself and in the kitchen. Define what being "well" means to you by focusing on all dimensions of WELLNESS including your emotional, social and physical well-being. Create a better relationship with food and learn that you can still create a healthy LIFESTYLE, without sacrificing food and fun.
Certifications: RDN, LDN, and CPT
Christina Noel - @stisti1018
Professional photographer by trade, Christina brings her creativity and sensitivity to her yoga practice and teaching, beginning her live classes by checking in with student needs then leading a spontaneous blend of movement and breathwork to support them. Trauma-informed and practicing for more than two decades, Christina loves sharing yoga with everyone from her 3rd graders at McDowell, to animal-lovers at the Anti-Cruelty Society, to Chicago Police Officers who meditate with Christina during their roll call. Her style is fluid and intuitive -- accessible to all levels. Yoga -- union -- is a lifestyle based on community and connection for Christina that includes her artwork, her veganism and her social justice activism.
Christy Pemrick - @pugglelovinyogini
Christy discovered yoga in 2015 when she was working in a high pressure environment conducting corporate hotel sales. She walked into her first class and that was all it took. She realized there was something magical to this thing called “yoga” and she craved more of it. Shortly thereafter, she completed her first training in San Diego in 2016 and is currently recognized as 200 ERYT with the national Yoga Alliance.
She teaches all yoga formats but has a special place in her heart for Vinyasa; something about the breath to movement with the body synchronization. She teaches one on one as well as group classes with a focus on connecting to all her students on a human level. She teaches with inclusivity and authenticity providing classes that are accessible yet challenging. Her playful, lighthearted, easy approach will have you leave class uplifted, stronger, tuned in and 10% happier. She reminds her students such as in life, “Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. If you show up, you’ve succeeded.”
Erika Samaniego - @erikamaefitness
Erika’s passion for health and fitness started as an NBA dancer. While dancing for the Chicago Luvabulls, she learned how important it was to tone and maintain strength and endurance for long rehearsals and high-energy games. She learned about muscle awareness and how to dance and work-out safely and effectively. After dancing with the Luvabulls for 10 years, she started teaching fitness classes, while coaching a high school dance team.
Erika is currently a dance teacher and teaches group fitness classes at Midtown Athletic Club (Chicago). She recently started teaching for Little Lion, an online interactive platform that provides services in wellness, inclusion, and leadership building. Erika will be your biggest cheerleader in motivating you to keep finding your truest potential. Her classes will leave you not only sweaty, but also inspired, finding a positive, physical, and mental change within yourself. She is so excited to move and sweat with you soon!
Erin Schirack - @erinschirack
Erin is recognized as one of Chicago's top fitness instructors. Erin trained with some of the top instructors in Chicago and Michigan, and her extensive knowledge of Classical Pilates Method, modern Pilates, movement concepts and principles and anatomy has been very rewarding to her and to her clients. As former lead instructor and Director of Cycle, Erin’s classes were sought out for her high energy and expertly curated playlists. Erin passes along her expertise, enthusiasm, and love of movement in a challenging and exciting workout that incorporates precise technique, movement concepts, and mind-body integration for guaranteed maximum results.
Erin Benator - @sustaining_strong
Erin discovered her love for lifting at an old school bodybuilding gym in college. Shattering self-doubt in her training, taught Erin to apply the same methodology in everyday life. In 2017, she became a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and launched her personal training business Sustaining Strong.
Since then, Erin honed her expertise in strength training to kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight training. Her certifications include StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor (SFG I), StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor (SFG 2), StrongFirst Barbell Instructor (SFL) and Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC). She trains her clients out of the Academy of the Strength in Wicker Park.
Training Philosophy: “It’s not just about harnessing the strength to lift heavy things, but learning what you’re capable of mentally and physically.”
When Erin isn’t swinging kettlebells, she enjoys rocking out to metal, hiking, cooking, geeking out to Harry Potter and hanging with her pups Gabe and Bogie.
Heather McCarthy - @heathermac_fit
Heather McCarthy is a Lululemon Ambassador and personal and group trainer and has been teaching group fitness for 6 years. Heather found fitness while working on her Doctorate in Psychology and using running as a stress reliever. She decided to shelf her degree in order to become a mom, and she started running more and decided to pursue a career in fitness. Currently, Heather teaches at Shred415 and also does private and personal training. Heather is an Ace certified trainer, certified nutritional coach, pre and post natal certified trainer and certified in the LAGREE method. While running is still her first love, she found strength training has allowed her stay fast and less injury prone through the years. Heather loves to bring her psychology background to help athletes of all levels discover their best selves through fitness. Heather cannot wait to sweat with you Chi-Society - Let’s GO!
Jordan Hana - @jordan_hana
Jordan is a 200 E-RYT Yoga Teacher located in Chicago, IL. Born and bred in Buffalo Grove, she moved out to New York City for 5 years, only to return home to Chicago in 2017. While here in Chicago, Jordan completed 200 Hour Yoga and Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training with Corepower Yoga, and the Equinox Cycling Mentorship Program. She is also a NASM Behavior Change Specialist and is now completing a Barre certification with Barre Eclipse and a Yoga Nidra certification via Soul n Steady. Jordan aims to inspire women & men alike to find their inner light and let it shine. She shares her own version of wellness through mindful movement, mantras, and personal affirmations and stories. Jordan leads a power flow, linking breath to movement, with music that lets your mind escape. Her methodology is to bring a variety of joy filled workouts that take people on a journey without comparison or self doubt. She brings yogis together from around the country to flow, strengthen and vibe as one.
Puma trainer, DJ, and creative coordinator, Kailee strives to bring a fun and entertaining experience through energy and movement in her weekly classes and pop ups. With 8+ years of group fitness coaching and a 20year background in performance, music, and professional dance, blending both music and movement together was the driving force behind motivating Kailee to jump into fitness. She sees fitness as more than just performance based goals and a way to improve both mental and physical health. You can catch Kailee weekly at Crosstown Fitness, or throughout the city leading pop ups and hosting events. One thing is for sure, you can guarantee your workout to be sweat dripping and beat bumping!
Kate Ryan - @kateyogaryan
Kate is a Chicago-based Meditation instructor, specializing in mindful healing for the whole person. After teaching for many years in traditional yoga studios throughout the Chicagoland area, Kate felt called to serve the communities that have impacted her life in a profound way. She now practices Trauma-Informed Care and specializes in the areas of Women’s Wellness, Recovery, Anxiety, and Healing.
Kate studied mindfulness at Chicago State University and received her certification in Trauma-Informed Care from the Institute of Trauma at the University of Buffalo. Kate has completed Jon Kabat-Zinn’s eight-week MBSR course, and the 100-hour Meditation Teacher Training at Chill Chicago, where she has also had the privilege of leading workshops and working with their teacher trainees. Kate is Yoga for 12 Step Recovery Certified, Prison Yoga Certified. Kate currently works for NAMI Chicago and guides corporate meditations and private sessions in meditation and mindfulness throughout the United States. As a yoga instructor, Kate has taught at Pulling Down the Moon, Ritual Hot Yoga, Yoga 6, Yoga 2point0, and FFC, in addition to guiding corporate workshops and wellness events throughout the city.
Katy Hanlon - @sprinklesofkaty
Katy Hanlon is a yoga teacher, life coach, community builder, yoga student, life lover, mindset shifter, forever cheerleader, avid writer and overall- super curious human - valuing community, creativity and connection. She is the creator of Sprinkle Cheer, a yoga -inspired movement designed to help students uncover, ignite and sparkle their inner lights. She wholeheartedly believes every voice, every heart, every story, every mess matters. We belong. Sprinkle Cheer offerings include practices to take both on and off the yoga mat, practices for soul, for bigger heart space, for crystal clear mind shifts. Katy is an “Ohio gal” but lives in Chicago with her small but special family - her Kiwi (New Zealand) partner Richard and their adorable pup, Wrigley June.
Kelly Amshoff - @imwithkelly
Kelly is thrilled to join the CHI-SOCIETY team! With over a decade of fitness experience in managing, teaching and developing teams of professionals. In the past, she's worked at Flywheel Sports, Shred415, Cyclebar and also owns her own online fitness brand, ImwithKelly. Kelly is a legacy lululemon ambassador and has attracted clients from all over the nation with her high energy and ability to connect. Cycling is her favorite format so look for the blonde wearing pearls - it's going to be an awesome ride!
Kelly Maher - @kellymaher_aw
Kelly Maher is a certified life coach, acupuncturist + herbalist and meditation guide. She is the owner of Kelly Maher Acupuncture + Wellness and throughout her 10 year tenure has treated thousands of patients with both needling and coaching sessions. Watching her own life benefit from utilizing a meditation practice has made her extremely passionate about helping people discover their own inner connection and happiness. Kelly currently lives in Chicago and is also an active member of the fitness and wellness community, specifically as a lululemon ambassador who leads weekly group mediation sessions. She looks forward to meeting each of you!
Lauren Bellagamba - @laurenbellagamba
Lauren is a long-time student of yoga, beginning her practice at the age of 15 in Chicago, IL where she currently lives and teaches. Her class formats are Power Flow, CORE Please, HIIT Yoga, Movement + Recover and Yoga Stretch with therapy balls, Slow Flow and Deep Stretch.
When Lauren completed her 200-hour teacher training it was truly an eye-opening and life-changing experience. She discovered her life’s passion – teaching yoga. Lauren also has training in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy and continues to learn how yoga can be used to treat anxiety, depression and PTSD. She is currently in the process of completing her 500 YTT with Yoga Medicine.
Lauren's classes focus on alignment, strengthening and relaxation. In addition to Chi Society, she offers virtual weekly classes through Zoom as well as a variety of formats on her Patreon page for a monthly subscription. Join her on the mat as she explores movement and breathwork, and remember to take time out of your day to celebrate your body and your practice!
Lindsey Quinn - @lindseygquinn
Lindsey’s love for movement and fitness has taken different shapes over time. She connects her web of experience as a gymnast, endurance athlete and most recently fitness teacher to her class design and philosophy. Lindsey is certified in group fitness, pre and post-natal exercise and is working on a corrective exercise specialization. She is trained in barre and HIIT, teaching previously at Chicago’s top boutique studios, and more recently virtually for private groups and corporate wellness programs. Lindsey promises to deliver a fun, well-rounded workout that makes you feel good inside and out.
Liz Cuttica - @lizcuttica
Liz is a Corrective Exercise Specialist, lululemon ambassador, guest speaker, and a teacher of movement for over 11 years at boutique studios around Chicago. She has a very down to business approach while making sure you feel comfortable and welcome in class. After giving birth to her daughter, she became a Certified Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Knowing how to safely move the body applies to everyone, and Liz will make you work hard while teaching you proper alignment and form. Liz also runs her own coaching business, Milly Grey Movement. She can’t wait to sweat with you soon!
Lynne Alberding - @cla_bylynnealberding
With over 15 years experience, Lynne has the ability to instruct fundamental through advanced levels, for both mat and apparatus Pilates-based exercise. Lynne’s strength and resistance programming has supported numerous client populations. Her professionalism is fueled by a passion to support individuals who are in pursuit of their personal journey towards physical wellness.
Lynne is founder of CLĀ Pilates training. Alongside this, Lynne has held a part-time artistic faculty position with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, where she has instructed the classical ballet technique for over 10 years.
Maggie Umberger - @maggieumberger
From a young age, movement was Maggie's language of expression through dance. Throughout her years as a coach, she's come to see it as a tool to understand ourselves, and a way to process what's happening in our outside world to find more calm within ourselves. Now, Maggie aims to lead classes that help you feel at home in your body, wherever you are.
Maggie is a 500-hr E-RYT yoga instructor, and holds personal training, group exercise, corrective exercise and postpartum corrective exercise certifications and specializations. She is also a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist. She's a lululemon ambassador in Chicago, lead classes both in-studio in Chicago and virtually via her website, MaggieUmberger.com, She also loves working with folks on alignment, breathing, posture, core control and mobility via private sessions.
Morgan Leavitt - @morganleavitt_lmt
Morgan Leavitt, LMT, is a Clinical Massage Therapist licensed by the state of Illinois and board certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her clinical massage treatments include Neuromuscular Therapy, fascial techniques, massage cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, and corrective breathwork, with a focus on acute and chronic pain management.
“I help transform pain into empowerment by providing quality manual therapy techniques and teaching body awareness and self-care skills. My goals are to teach you to listen to your body, stimulate the healing process, ease your discomfort, and help you maintain your desired state of well-being.”
Morgan works with a variety of patients and conditions, from athletes to those with chronic illnesses, and everyone in between who experiences the aches and pains of daily living. She adapts to the needs of each patient and their unique set of circumstances to help them accomplish their health, wellness, and recovery goals.
Location/Hours: I am located within the Movement Physical Therapy office at 917 N Orleans St, in the River North neighborhood. My treatment space was once a salt therapy room, and still has the Himalayan salt wall intact! Hours are by appointment only.
Paulina Kairys - @thewarriorofsteel
Meet Coach Paulina, a Warrior by nature and a passionate mover at heart. Her journey in fitness sparked in her undergraduate years while studying the human body as a kinesiology major and nutrition minor. Paulina was called to focus her passion in preventative care as a Coach who emphasizes a holistic model, after experiencing a disconnect with the mind, body and soul in the rehabilitation field. Three years into her coaching career, she discovered a very special tool in her practice: the steel mace. This unconventional tool has not only changed her life, it expanded her knowledge and curiosity of what is possible when helping people feel connected and stronger in their bodies. When working with Paulina, expect to move in different ways and tap deeper into your mind to body connection. It's time to unleash your Inner Warrior."
Rae Reichlin - @rae.wholifts & @ladieswholiftofficial
Rae Reichlin created Ladies who Lift after watching many of her female clients have the physical and mental breakthroughs they never thought possible through learning to lift properly and with confidence.
Having experienced it herself, Rae understands the fear, apprehension, and misinformation, that can sometimes come along with lifting and getting stronger, and wanted to create a space and environment where women felt comfortable to come together to learn and perfect this method of training.
Ladies who Lift promotes empowerment through pushing one's own boundaries, and being there for others who are trying to do the same. By educating women about each of their bodies needs and impressive capabilities Ladies who Lift aims to leave clients ready to lead happy, healthy, connected lives.
Sara Pittman - @sarapeeschicago
Sara is a gentle warrior fighting to increase the life power of all those who cross her path. Her journey as a yogi began in 2004 to supplement her experience as a life-long runner and athlete. She fell in love with the potential for yoga to enrich lives, heal darkness and brighten days. Sara dove into her 200 hour teacher training in 2012 through Yoga Now, gained her prenatal certification in 2018, and completed her 300 hour Cyogalife training in 2020. For the better part of a decade, she has been teaching yoga in group classes as well as personalized one-on-one yoga and meditation experiences. Her classes focus on the breath, mindfulness and a very healthy dose of sweat. Plan on leaving in peaceful exhaustion. She encourages playfulness and enjoyment of the present moment!
Sarah Bronson - @yogaandchicago
Sarah Bronson, the founder of YOGA&, is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and is certified as a Yoga Sculpt instructor through CorePower Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training and Sculpt Training. She created YOGA& to provide fitness lovers a sense of community and belonging. YOGA& specializes in bringing together yoga & Chicago businesses and/or nonprofits to host specialty, high-quality events, like yoga& brunch, yoga& happy hour, yoga& guest speakers, or yoga& a shopping party at your favorite Chicago stores… you name it!
When she is not teaching yoga, she is working as an occupational therapist (OTR/L) in the rehabilitation setting. Whether it’s in the studio, or at the clinic, Sarah is passionate about the idea that movement is healing and, simply, makes you feel good. Her fresh finds and music-driven sequencing will have you quickly transforming your workout into a dance party. Join her and the rest of the crew for a workout that will leave your body feeling strong and your heart feeling full.
Steph Rountree - @stephrounfitness
Steph Rountree is a Chicago-based fitness coach with over 7 years of experience leading group workouts and working one-on-one with clients. It was her love for sports and the opportunity to play on two Division I sports teams in college that catapulted her into the fitness world. Steph has been a part of the Nike Chicago Training team since 2016, and co-owner of a gym, Bolt Fitness in Ravenswood.
Steph graduated from DePaul University in 2014 with a degree in Health Science, and completed her Masters in Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University in 2017. She holds countless certifications and is always looking to add more specialities to her repertoire.
No matter what you are working towards in your fitness journey, Steph has you covered with her wide range of specialties. Her training motto: “our bodies can be conditioned to do and be ANYTHING, the first and hardest thing is to START.
Taylor Wessel - @taylored_health_
With 13+ years of experience as a Nutritionist, Taylor's holistic approach helps women struggling with burnout, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism rebalance their hormones to increase energy, lose weight and get ahold of sugar cravings once and for all. After working in health clubs, integrative doctor's offices and restaurants, plus helping to open a successful wellness center in Hinsdale, IL, she now owns her own company, Taylored Health. Her philosophy is: healthy should NOT be boring or restrictive and doesn't look the same for every person. Her one-on-one 'taylored' approach helps put the FUN back into wellness, making new habits easy, approachable and (most importantly) sustainable. Small steps, BIG results!
Trista Greco - @tristagreco
Trista Greco is a local Chicago NIKE Trainer that has been teaching group classes at top studios and personal training across the city for the last 10 years. Trista grew up as a dancer and earned her degree in Choreography from Columbia College Chicago. Shortly after graduating, she received her NASM Personal Training certification as a way to supplement a dancer’s income, but eventually her love of training and running superseded her passion for dance. Following a hip and shoulder injury, she traded her ballet shoes for Nikes and the rest is history!
Most recently, after having her first baby she earned a certificate in Postnatal Corrective Exercise and is passionate about helping new moms stay fit through pregnancy and recover faster in the postpartum period. Additionally, she holds certifications in weight management, Precision Nutrition, and is working towards a functional strength certification. When Trista isn't running around with her daughter or out for a run herself, you can find her teaching group classes at Equinox or working with private clients in person or online. She is super excited to join some of Chicago's best with Chi Society and can't wait to connect with you virtually!
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