ANSI Accredited Crossfit Level 2 Trainer

Catalyst Weightlifting Certified

AFAA Personal Trainer

AFAA Group Fitness Trainer



My most important job in life is being a mother of three beautiful children who have now turned into amazing adults. I have been involved in sports my whole life and love to explore new ones as I feel they are my outlet in life.   I joined the world of fitness in 1998 and have been involved ever since. I have taught everything that has been the rage with the evolving times from step class to Pilates to name a few. I love to help people change their lives and create a healthy journey for them. To me this is everything and I feel like this is why I exist. I love being a fitness coach. I received my National Certification in 1999 and have been involved in fitness ever since. My CrossFit journey began in 2009 and instantly fell in love with the ideology, the workouts, and most of all, the community. As an athlete and learned everything I could from some great coaches and I knew immediately I too wanted to be a Crossfit Coach and someday own my own Box.


In 2013 my dreams became reality and my husband and I opened Crossfit Rua in Frankfort, Illinois. We were fortunate enough to plant roots and build a community with some of the best people I have ever met. After a long battle with colon cancer I lost my husband, John, December 23rd, 2016. He was one of the strongest people I know and he fought to the end like a junkyard dog.  After three long years of battling this demon, and losing him, I decided with a heavy heart to pass Rua on to someone who could continue our vision.  This decision was so very hard but my new journey had begun. I am very passionate about what I do and very excited about this new beginning.



CrossFit PR is a CrossFit affiliated training center catering to the NW side of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Our goal is to take your body and mind to a state of fitness that you would have never thought possible. We do this via a community of individuals who all have one thing in common: the overall betterment of themselves.


6325 N. Avondale Ave.

Suite 122

Chicago IL. 60631


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