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Rita Wario

Lansing, IL 60438

As a lifelong athlete, I'm grateful for the many opportunities to develop discipline, self-esteem and self-improvement. The practice of setting attainable goals through daily practice is a habit that sticks with me in countless situations. That background led me to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Certifications in ACE Personal Training and Nutrition Specialist, and many more continuing education courses in fitness.

Now a mom of two, my education is daily put to the test as I strive for a healthy, low-anxiety lifestyle amidst the work deadlines, empty fridges, crying children and sleepless nights. My hope is that my stories and struggles will empower moms and dads to thrive, not just survive, parenthood and beyond.

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About Me


  • BA, Exercise Science, Trinity Christian College

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Sep 30, 2021
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Not Verified

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance

Additional Information


$47.00 / hr, Subject to rates at facility

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Female Athlete of the Year (2007); Trinity Christian College
  • NCCAC All American Track & Field (2007)
  • Illinois Marathon- Urbana, IL (2009)
  • Mini-Indy 1/2 Marathon, Indianapolis, IN (2004)
  • Lake Shore Half Marathon-Chicago, IL (2005)
  • Several 5k Placement Awards (2005-present)
  • Heritage Haul 1/2 Marathon, South Holland, IL (2012)

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish