Welcome to the rise of you! The Rise is an on-going fitness boot camp dedicated to transforming participants from fitness beginners to all out warriors. As a group we help each other achieve our individual fitness goals using the unique support of a group dynamic, camaraderie and accountability via proper diet and exercise protocol.
No matter what your fitness goals are or what your current physical capabilities might be, The Rise can help you succeed. While accessing key components of training we invite you to challenge yourself and support your journey to each new powerful level of personal victory.
This is your chance, let's take it together... RISE!
YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY STARTS HERE!
In addition to instructing for the Rise, Kristen is an elementary school Dance and Physical Education teacher. Kristen is the founder of two organizations aimed at spreading joy and nurturing a love of fitness. Shake, Shimmy, Shine offers a variety of fitness and arts classes/personal training for children and Sweat, Slay, Play brings programming and positivity to adults. Kristen enjoys travel, hiking, sunshine and rainbows in her spare time and is currently writing a children's literature series.
While working for the Chicago Park District, Jeff studied at Robert Morris University earning a degree in the Applied Science of Health & Fitness. Later while interning at the CPD Jeff designed an intensive 10 week program for weight-loss, muscle building & cardio endurance which was completed by CPD staff members and patrons alike. With a terrific response, it was refined by fellow RMU athletes and fitness majors and became the blueprint for The Rise Fitness Boot Camp protocol. Since training Jeff has lost 20lbs. Jeff is an American Council on Exercise Certified Trainer.
A 7 year veteran of The Rise Fitness Boot Camp, Katie hails from Eastern University. She specializes in exercise program design and nutrition at the rise. Katie is a certified trainer, an avid lifter and cardio master. As head program specialist she personally tests and approves all new additions to the rise's 100+ workout catalog. Her motto is "Fitness is a journey, not a destination... The key is to love your journey and love yourself."