Verena Fitness
Verena Fitness

Verena Fitness

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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, Certified for Pre and Postnatal Fitness and Certified for Specialize Exercise Therapy.
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12 years in business

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Sophie G.
Apr 8, 2024
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Verena was very responsive and kept my needs on top of her minds! Too bad that I moved so couldn’t continue the training with her any more. Strongly recommended!
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much. I appreciate it. Good luck with your new house.
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Faith N.
Feb 29, 2024
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I have been working out through Verena Fitness for about a month and I highly recommend them. The workouts are designed to your fitness goals and I definitely feel stronger since starting with Verena Fitness. I appreciates that she accommodates my physical limitations and pushes me to get the most benefits out of the workouts. She also sends me a record of our weekly workouts so I can do on my own in between the scheduled workouts.
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much Faith. You are working hard.
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Kamal P.
Dec 4, 2022
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Verena is a great training, both me and my wife have her as trainer and we have benefited as our daily life and health improved a lot!!!!
Verena Fitness's reply
Thank you so much! You two are fun to train and we have a lot of laughs.
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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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