Lincoln Park

1320 West Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614
+1 (773) 348-6377

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Mon – Fri: 4:30 am – 11:00 pm, Sat – Sun: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Senior Level Trainer

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Biography

Ruth has over 25 years of experience in the Wellness and Fitness Industry. She has done extensive work with youth, adults and seniors in strength training, weight loss, cardiovascular fitness, injury prevention & rehabilitation, flexibility, wellness/lifestyle coaching, stress testing, stress management and special populations/chronic illnesses: Diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Nerve Dysfunction, Arthritis, Cancer and Fibromyalgia. In addition, she is a health educator/lecturer, a Lifestyle Health Coach for Advocate Health Care and has over 20 years of experience in dance education, performing and choreographing. Ruth enjoys working with those individuals who want to make a change in their lives.

Training Philosophy

“My approach to working with individuals combines the physical and mental steps to achieving a healthier lifestyle. A positive outlook and finding humor in life is an essential piece of what leads us to being well from the inside both mentally and spiritually. I feel my knowledge and skills are only valuable if I share them with others. I have a realistic approach to fitness and health, and enjoy helping clients of all ages and abilities attain their goals.”

Education

  • Master of Science in Exercise Science & Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts & Teaching Certification (K-12) in Dance, University of Michigan
  • ACSM: Certified Health Fitness Instructor & Exercise Test Technologist
  • Certified Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches
  • Totally Coached/Intrinsic Coaching.

Certification

  • Intrinsic Coaching 2010 level 2 - 2014
  • Certified Wellness Coach 2008
  • Health/Fitness Instructor 1994
  • Exercise Stress Tests Technologist 1995
  • Certified “Fresh Start” Smoking Cessation Course Facilitator 1996
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support 1993
  • CPR/First Aid 1991-present
  • Wellcoaches
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • BBP Center for Health Programs-Facilitator
  • The Leaner Weigh 1997
  • Personal Stress Management 1997
  • Staying Stopped—Smoke Stoppers 1997
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross

Specialty

  • youth
  • Adults and Seniors in Strength Training
  • Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Flexibility
  • Health Educator/Lecturer
  • Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching
  • Stress Management and Special Populations/Chronic Illnesses: Diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Nerve Dysfunction, Arthritis, Cancer and Fibromyalgia.
  • Nutrition Health Science

Other Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in dance education, performing and choreographing
  • Athletic Director for 3 years at Lakeshore Athletic Club Downtown

Hometown

I have lived in Chicago for over 20 years, and am originally from St. Louis, MO.