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SHAPE YOUR BODY FITNESS
Shape Your Body Fitness is meant to feel like a getaway from the stress and noise of life. We want you to come here enjoy the great classes/atmosphere, meet new people and feel like part of a family/community. Taking time for yourself – even for an hour a day – is the most important thing you can do for your body, soul, and to stay sane. We open our doors to everyone and hope that you feel comfortable in our space and enjoy our fun, energetic atmosphere.
We want to help you reach your fitness goals and make you feel great. Our instructors are here to help you be your best, encourage you to push past what you think you cannot do and make you leaner, toner, and stronger than before joining Shape Your Body Fitness! No challenge is too big or too small for SYBF!
Meet Our Team
Owner | Certified Barre & TRX Instructor
Gina has always been into fitness of some type - whether it was in a gym, taking classes, or even just walking her dogs. Fitness is not about going to the extreme or having to be a certain size or strength or even crazy dieting. It is about making yourself feel good. It gives your body a boost and clears your head of all the craziness that happens in life. Shape Your Body Fitness came about because of the area we live in. There really is no place that offers classes... She personally would rather take an hour or even two-hour class than go to the gym and lift weights or run on a treadmill. So she thought... if she feels this way how many other women/men would this benefit? So here we are today! Gina hopes her dream will be beneficial to others and bring a little more happiness to your everyday life.
Certified Massage Therapist, Barre Instructor & Prenatal/Postnatal Instructor
Just a Massage Therapist with a Passion for Wellness. I wanted to extend my knowledge into health and fitness since my job as a therapist is to suggest ways for my clients to better care for themselves to avoid possible future issues. I took a Barre Class in June of 2018 and Absolutely fell in love. I had been looking for a fitness regimen that I would enjoy and would want to attend regularly. I had tried everything else under the sun and Barre was the first routine I actually enjoyed. I noticed results immediately and decided I wanted to teach it as well! I have tons of energy and I want to use that to my advantage to help others reach their fitness goals! As a mother, I couldn’t find the time or the ambition to get up and lose my mommy fat. I love that I can now help minimize time spent in the gym and use my high energy to motivate my friends in my class to keep coming back. I am constantly expanding my certifications in the Wellness field. I just love to help others. Whether it is through Massage or Fitness, my ultimate goal is to help others become and stay active in order to live a long lasting life!
Certified Dance Instructor
I’m so excited to be apart of the Shape Your Body Fit Family. I have been teaching dance for over 15 years and enjoy helping others. I believe dance allows us to heal, create and be the healthiest us we can be. It’s the art form that shapes the body, heart and soul.
Certified Pilates Instructor
I have been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. I knew fitness was my calling when people would come up to me if a missed a class and asked “where were you? You were my motivation”. Not knowing that I was motivating people with my “come on you can do it" words, I decided, and after a lot of coaching from the instructor, to become a step instructor in 1995. That began my journey into the fitness world. I was always very active in sports, so taking the next step was easy for me. While teaching my step and toning classes, people would often approach me and asked if I were a personal trainer. I took that to mean I should also start focusing on the next chapter of my fitness journey. In 2002 I became an American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association-certified Personal Trainer (AAAI/ISMA). I knew in getting older I needed to not only continue the muscle conditioning classes and the low to high-intensity step classes, I needed to focus on balance and core strength. I became certified first in on both Pilates and Advanced Pilates. My other areas of expertise are: Boot Camp, Older Adult Fitness Specialist, Beginner and Advanced Pilates, Resist-a-Ball, Step Aerobics, Muscle Conditioning, Line Dance, Personal Training
Certified Yoga Instructor
Alba Nieves is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a Yoga Teacher Training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS). She completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at LifePower under the guidance of Johny Kest’s 200-hour program. In addition, she completed a 20-hour Yin Yoga Immersion certification. She has also studied mindfulness, anatomy, advanced hands-on adjustment, meditation, and Yoga philosophy. Alba is very passionate about Yoga. She has been practicing Yoga for over 8 years and loves sharing her experiences with others. Alba’s classes encourage an attitude of self discovery and mindfulness. The classes can be challenging, but are attainable and fun! She loves to inspire, motivate, and challenge her students. Whether you are looking to gain flexibility, sculpt your body, or relieve stress, Yoga Flow is a great addition to your routine!
Certified Yoga Instructor
I was introduced to Yoga while attending college. I feel in love with yoga because it gave me the ability to turn down the noise in the back of my mind, while allowing me to create space for positive energy within. After the birth of my son I started to dedicate myself to more and more practice of yoga. This dedication led to me to receiving my RYT-200 multi-style teachers training in 2015, after my family and I moved to the beautiful island of Oahu. I enjoy intertwining mindfulness and stress reducing techniques into my yoga classes. My deep love of music and movement helps to build an atmosphere that leaves students with an energetic sense of well-being while allowing them to develop an awareness of the mind/body connection.
Certified Zumba Instructor
I'm Zuzu and I really love teaching Zumba classes. Not only because every class feels like a party, but there is always a huge amount of positive energy that flows from everyone 🙂 Come, join me and you'll see what I mean. Just move your body, try to follow my lead and I guarantee you will have a blast! When I attended my first Zumba class in Slovakia in 2007, I immediately knew this was exactly the type of the fitness I was looking for. Although, I was mostly going in the wrong direction or couldn't combine step and arms variations, I was smiling through the whole class. Dancing, toning and having so much fun, all at once, without realizing being in the middle of workout. (Well, except for all that good sweat, lol 🙂 One year later, I became one of the first six Slovak instructors. I'm very grateful to be a part of the Zumba family. By continuing my education I am trying to not only improve my skills and dance style, but to bring fresh flavors to my classes. Anyway, the most important for me is the smile on the faces of my class participants. 🙂 Dance and workout to be happy!
Certified Zumba Instructor
My name is Andrea and I'm excited to join the Shape Your Body Fitness squad! I've been teaching Zumba for 12+ years. Zumba changed my life and I'm excited to help others get into shape while having a lot of fun. By day I'm a Director of Learning & Development for my company. My husband and I are loving our time with our first baby boy. In my spare time, I enjoy singing in my church choir and spending time with my family and friends.
Belly Dancing Instructor
I have been performing the art of Middle Eastern Belly Dance in Chicago and various venues throughout the United States for over 15 years. I have performed for corporate & cultural events, bachelorette parties,nightclubs to weddings. I trained under Angelina Bellydancer of Chicago a well know and accredited belly dancer as well as the renowned Master Performer, Instructor, Choreographer and the Co-author of The Art of Belly Dancing Dahlena. Also know to many in the belly dance world as, “ The American Bellydancer. I have been teaching Belly Dancing for over 15 years. I have taught Cabaret, Folkloric and Spanish Fusion, particularly in the Dahlena Method, since 2001. I belong to a dance troupe which perform traditional, folkloric and Modern Belly Dancing in the Chicago area.
“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
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