I first experienced The Exercise Coach’s patented Smart 20 minute workout during my senior year at Trinity International University. A family member of mine talked me into trying out two free sessions to experience the workout. As a member of the Basketball team for Trinity, I couldn’t believe how effective 20 minutes of exercise could be! I began an internship with the Exercise Coach at their Corporate Headquarters in Lake Zurich. I also became Trinity’s strength and conditioning coach during my senior year, in which our team made it to the elite 8, set a school record for most wins and most importantly for me, had no missed games by any players due to injury! Towards the end of my internship and my time at Trinity, the opportunity developed to be part of The Exercise Coach here in Naperville. I graduated from Trinity with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Wellness Management with a minor as a fitness specialist and a minor in business. Being able to help people achieve their personal goals and seeing first hand their quality of life improve because of increased energy levels, reduction of chronic conditions and many other ways that The Exercise Coach impacts people’s lives has proven to be one of my most rewarding experiences ever!
I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Health and Exercise Sciences in May of 2015. I grew up in southern Minnesota and was a competitive swimmer throughout high school. I moved to Minneapolis with the intention of going into the Physical Therapy program, and it wasn’t until I took a weight training class to fulfill one of my PE credits that I realized that I wanted to shift my focus to Exercise Science. I took as many Exercise Physiology courses that the school offered, and my senior year even took a graduate level course in Exercise Physiology. I was able to earn practical experience credit my last semester and interned at a research-based strength training facility, where I worked mostly with the general population as well as a few athletes. I decided to take a semester off after I graduated to work as a bartender and to travel, and in the spring of 2016 I interned as a Strength and Conditioning Coach through the Gopher Athletic Department. I worked with collegiate rowers, as well as track and field throwers and long jumpers. I decided to make the move to Illinois late summer of 2017, and came across the Exercise Coach after a simple Google search. After taking some time browsing the website, reading client testimonials and reading blog posts, I knew that this is where I wanted to start my career as a Personal Trainer. The relationships that I have built with clients has been the most rewarding, and I love that I get to work somewhere that I can continue to learn more about science and exercise.
I graduated from Lewis University with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a minor in Fitness Management in 2006. I interned at Athletico rehab facility as a rehab aide with the intention to get my masters degree and eventually become a physical therapist. While working as a rehab aide, it was apparent that the key to recovery was strengthening the muscles in the injured area and keeping up with strengthening exercises after recovery to avoid future injuries. At that point, I became more interested in exercise and searched for safe exercise programs that avoid wear and tear on the joints. I learned of an exercise protocol designed to be very safe and effective in a short period of time. I became a personal trainer in 2006 and worked with clients to perform exercises very slowly to achieve results safely without having to spend much time working out. It has been very rewarding to see people achieve life-changing results. After 12 years of being a trainer, I learned about The Exercise Coach and was excited to learn that they use the same protocol. Even better, they have taken it to a level that is much more effective by using Exerbotics equipment. The Exerbotics equipment allows clients to maximize their results working at the right intensity, where as conventional weight equipment restricts users from working at their full potential. This equipment is so much more advanced than I expected. This is by far the safest and most effective way to weight train. I'm grateful to have found a place that truly cares about their clients and I am excited to be part of a team that focuses on helping people reach their goals in the safest and most efficient way possible.