International Sports Sciences Association Certified Fitness Trainer, AED/CPR Certified
I attended Lake Land Community College where I tried out several different majors. I finally found my passion in Health Education. After two years of hard work I received my Associates degree. I then transferred to Eastern Illinois University and earned a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in exercise science. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to become a graduate assistant with the adult fitness program at E.I.U.
Graduate school was the most difficult yet rewarding time in my life. Working in the adult fitness department meant early mornings and many long evenings, but I wouldn't change it for anything. The people I met and the knowledge I accumulated will be with me forever. My hard work finally paid off in August of 2010 when I received my master's in science with a concentration in exercise physiology.
After college I worked to obtain my personal training certification through the International Sports Science Association and achieved my goal in no time. I now train full time at Kinex Fitness Studios! I believe Kinex, with its unique studio design and its focus on training space and equipment, will make me a better and more valuable trainer so that my clients can get the absolute most out of their workouts!
Besides fitness, my other real passion is singing. Eversince I can remember, I've always enjoyed belting tunes out at the top of my lungs. Whether it was musicals in high school or performing in my cover band "Decade Late" being a vocalist is something that has always come naturally. So rest assured your training session with me will be, "nothing but a good time!"
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer
I was a competitive soccer player my whole life and fitness has been important to me ever since I can remember. I recently started working at Kinex but, worked with a trainer here prior to that. I am most excited about helping others reach their fitness goals!
I grew up in northern Illinois in a town called Sycamore. I moved to Champaign in 2012 to play soccer. I'm currently a student majoring in marketing with hopes to one day work for ESPN. If I'm not working out, training clients, or doing school work, you can find me cruising around campus on my longboard.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), AED/CPR, Precision Nutrition (Pn1), ASEP
I got into the fitness world my junior year of high school and from then on it became an addiction. After listening to my own trainer talk about the body and how it works, plus seeing my own transformation, I knew fitness was what I wanted to do with my life. I did my research on training programs and that led me to Champaign for Parkland's personal training program, where I graduated with my Certificate from the NSCA.
Sports have always been a big part of my life. I grew up playing everything my school had to offer, excelling the most in golf, but still having a big passion for basketball. If I'm not working, I'm in the gym or spending time with family and friends.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), Precision Nutrition (Pn1), CrossFit (CF-L1)
The most fulfilling experience in my career to-date is working with the clients and trainers at Kinex Fitness Studios. With all of the attention on the fitness industry in recent years, I want to help people get ahead of the curve and break through the noise. Kinex offers the perfect environment to provide clients with the knowledge and support required to be successful. My joy comes from sharing the complexity of exercise and nutrition in simple, actionable steps that lead to my clients' success.
I enjoy quality time with friends and family. I also love learning - reading books, trying new things and new challenges.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
I started at Parkland College with a major in graphic design. After one semester I realized it was not for me so I decided to look into the fitness industry. I graduated from Parkland College in 2013 with an Associates in Science. After Parkland I transferred to Eastern Illinois University and received my bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) in 2015. After graduating I began my internship as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Eastern Illinois University working with and training athletes. Once my internship was complete I got the opportunity to work at Kinex Fitness Studios as a personal trainer and I love being a part of the Kinex team!
When I am not training, you can find me spending time with friends and family. Growing up I played numerous sports but baseball was always my passion. I pitched and played shortstop for 16 years before I developed arm problems causing me to stop playing. I am a diehard Atlanta Braves and Green Bay Packers fan, Go Pack Go!
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, Certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
My interest in fitness began while I was completing my Associate's Degree in Science. I began working out and became interested in the functions as well as the potential of the human body. I completed the Personal Fitness Training program at Parkland College and started training clients immediately after. I also mentor future graduates of the Personal Fitness Training program during their clinical training hours. I'm beginning the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Parkland College with the goal of becoming an OTA. I look forward to helping clients reach their fitness and life goals!
I'm from a small town called Hinckley two hours north of Urbana. Besides working out, I enjoy socializing with friends and participating in activities and events in the area. Other things I enjoy are cleaning and organizing while listening to music or catching up on my favorite shows.