“When you think about quitting, remember why you started.”
I grew up in Lake Fenton, Michigan, a small community with a population of less than 5,000 people, and I’ve loved playing sports since I could walk. Family is very important to me, and I consider Fitness Premier to be my second family.
I love talking to and interacting with our members, and in fact went into management so I could be more involved with more members. As the fitness manager, my first priority is to sit down with every new member and take them through their fitness assessment. We know that the first 30 days of someone’s membership is the most important, and this assessment is where we start working on a proper plan of attack so that they can start seeing results within that time.
Fitness is a journey, and I appreciate the responsibility of helping new members take their first step. I’ve been managing the Bourbonnais location for almost a year now, and feel like every day I get to help change someone’s life.
Group X Instructor
“Stay humble. Hustle hard.”
My love for group fitness began when I joined Fitness Premier in January of 2014. Only a few months later I became a Mossa certified instructor and now teach Group Power Centergy and R30/Group Ride.
With a lifelong passion for fitness, I’ve spent years training and competing in singular events such as the Chicago Marathon, Indianapolis Mini Half-Marathon and Chicago Triathlon. After participating in a few group fitness classes at Fitness Premier, I fell in love. The highenergy and fun shared by a room of people working toward the game goal is unbeatable. I’d become burnt out on running after nearly a decade, andFitness Premier provided me with a solution.
Now as a group fitness instructor, I hope to do the same for our members looking to meet their health and fitness goals with fun, achievable solutions!
Group X Instructor
“Take one day at a time and enjoy the journey of life.”
I started teaching Group X about 21 years ago, after doing personal training and nutrition for a number of years. I am passionate about helping other people reach their fitness goals. It’s such a great feeling when they reach it, or are on their way to teaching it and become super motivated.
I believe the gym can be an intimidating place for some people, and I have nothing but respect for anyone taking the first step and walking through those doors. I give them so much credit. Fitness Premier staff, including myself, are all here to help. If you see me around and have a question, please stop and ask. I don’t mind at all, in fact I’d love to help.
Working out and taking care of our bodies is hard work, and everyone deserves a big high five for taking the right steps to become a healthier you! Take one day at a time and enjoy the journey of life.
Group X Instructor
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
I have always loved fitness, since I was a pre-teen aspiring to be a body builder. I achieved the Gold Presidential Fitness awards in both middle and high school. I was a cheerleader, a sprinter and shot putter, and I wanted to be a wrestler. But then, life happened! My weight through the years went up and down, but with the help of Fitness Premier, I recently lost 22 pounds, doing two six-week challenges!
Two phrases that really motivate me are “Just Do It!” and “Commit to the process.” Fitness Premier has encouraged me to do both of these, and by putting action to those words, I feel and look great! I want everyone who walks into Fitness Premier to feel the same way-–moving and feeling better, while having fun and building friendships. That’s why I love Centergy: It builds your total body strength through yoga poses and Pilates with emotive music to get you moving and feeling great!
“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
“You must believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable!”
My fitness journey began when I was in my twenties had two little girls and wanted to “get in shape.” I started attending Group Exercise classes on a regular basis and fell in love with fitness!!! I loved how working out on a regular basis began to change my life not only physically but mentally as well. My passion became so great I wanted to share it with others! I decided my first step would be to get my primary certification to instruct group exercise classes. I loved the group setting so much but realized there was a need to see people one on one I wanted to see peoples lives change for the better! From there I pursued my personal training certification. I have now been instructing and personal training for 13 year. My husband shares in my passion of fitness and you will often see him working out with me.