Verena Fitness
Verena Fitness

Verena Fitness

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$90
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Introduction: Passions/Hobbies I don’t know what it was but I always had a thing for helping people. I remember in kindergarten where we had to show up wearing a costume of what we wanted to do as a chosen profession when we grow up. I was dressed as a nurse, cap and all. I’m pretty sure that influence came from my parents. My dad, may he rest in peace, was a doctor and my mother a nurse. My father had his own clinic in the Philippines. From what I recall as a young child, my father helped out the patients even though they had no money to give him for payment. In return for his service they would would give him food, livestock, or just their gratitude. I saw that and realizing at a later age that he had so much passion for helping people. I wanted to be like that too. My parents are my heroes and they were the foundation that shaped me to become the person I am today. Throughout The Years I have always been an active child and a huge tomboy. When little girls wanted to be at home playing dolls, I was outside playing sports and climbing trees. I favored playing softball in my grade school years. In high school, I dabbled in track and field for a little bit but never stuck to it, partly because I was asthmatic as a child. I continue to struggle with it as an adult. My brother, sister and I used to play sports together often and when my brother started lifting weights I also started to take interest in it. I started lifting weights at 15 and really haven’t stopped since. Fitness remained a part of my life through college and later in life. When I went to college I made the decision not to be a nurse, or pursue any health profession for that matter. It might have been all the science classes I would have to take. Maybe it was visiting my mother at Cook County Hospital as a teenager, the smell of sickness has never left me to this day. I decided to find another way in making myself useful to society went to college for business marketing. After I graduated, I became a real estate agent and thought that would be a way I could help people achieve their dreams. I was an agent for a few years until I became pregnant with my daughter. My husband (Phil) and I decided that I would become a stay at home mom. Being a Mom As a mother, the most important thing is caring for the welfare of my children and providing them with the best nutrition, education, and parenting I can. The most important thing in my life is to be a good role model for my daughters. The decisions I make everyday are influenced by the needs and well-being of my children. However, even as much as I love being a mother, I wanted to do something for myself. I decided to go back to school and study early childhood education. I became an active participant in my oldest daughter’s school when she went to preschool. I noticed that many parents around me were active in their children’s education, many were also conscious about their children’s nutrition. It was also painfully apparent that some were more naïve about the impact that poor nutrition could have on themselves and their children. Our country has an alarmingly high rate of obesity for children. Some experts are calling it an epidemic. I decided that I wanted to combine what I learned from my background in early childhood education with my passion for fitness in order to promote healthy living in children. My goal is to leverage this knowledge/passion in order to change the habits of parents and children so we can have a better tomorrow. I am Certified Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist and Certified for Pre and Postnatal Fitness.
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10 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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Shobha S.
May 29, 2022
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Verena is the best! We had never done strength training before and she has helped us build strength slowly. It’s just been 5 weeks of training with her and we can already feel the difference. We really look forward to our sessions with her. She explains each exercise well, pushes us to do a bit more every time and has been giving us some great nutrition tips as well. We strongly recommend her. Thank you so much Verena.
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you very much. I truly enjoy training couples. You provide each other with great support.
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Marina I.
Apr 15, 2022
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I’m so happy I started working with Verena! She is an extremely caring and knowledgeable trainer and nutritionist. From our very first conversation, she asked the right questions about my eating habits, health conditions and lifestyle. I knew right off the bat that she knows what she’s talking about. She gave me an eating plan that was easy to follow and stick to, and training with her has been fun and challenging. Working with her gives me hope that after years of struggling with a thyroid condition and weight gain, I can finally get healthy and keep the weight off. It is clear right from the start that she really cares about her clients and is passionate about her work. I highly recommend working with Verena!
Verena Fitness's reply
Hi Marina! Thank you so much. I really do enjoy what I do.
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QueChaun J.
Oct 7, 2021
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Verena is amazing! I immediately had results my first week working with her. Throughout my time with her, I had some challenges where things weren’t going as planned or they weren’t as effective as when I first began and the way Verena just pivoted and was ready for me to try the next best thing was very reassuring. She’s very knowledgeable and understands that “one size doesn’t fit all.” Getting started was the hardest part for me but I did it and I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer. She has definitely helped me to start my fitness journey off the correct way and I’m very confident that I am heading down a path that will lead me to where I ultimately would like to be all thanks to her.
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and it makes me so happy you learned a lot!
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Basil B.
1 month ago
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Verena really encouraged me to push myself in ways I didn't even think I was capable of doing. She is a wealth of knowledge and a great asset if you are looking to jump start your fitness journey.
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much and I'm excited for your journey.
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Rebecca Q.
Oct 16, 2020
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She is awesome! I love how she tackles nutrition and working out at the same time. Her deep knowledge of nutrition is truly a 2 for 1 deal that anyone could say is a bargain. I love how she listens to everything I say and works with me to set me up for the highest possible rate of success. Couldn't be happier with her as a personal trainer!
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much!
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Verena Ferrante

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    All training is now virtual I sell a package deal for my personal training and nutrition. Personal Training and Nutrition are both virtual for $90 for 45 min/session for PT and $90 for 45 min consultation for nutrition. It takes about 3 months to make health and fitness a good habit. Personal Training Free Evaluation 12 sessions 24 sessions 36 sessions Nutrition Free Evaluation 4x per month consultation Daily food check in Semi private maximum of 4 $50/person

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I asked them for their short and long term goals. The reason for those goals and how they want to accomplish them.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm a certified trainer through International Sports Science Association and certified pre and postnatal fitness.

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