I'm Antonia - originally from NYC, I am a motivator, a certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition coach, a cycling, pilates, and boxing instructor.
I will also beat up anyone that makes you feel less than amazing. Just ask me... I've got your back! I have been active my entire life - growing up swimming, dancing, and later competing in marathons and triathlons. My successful Escape from Alcatraz will always be my favorite! After working on Wall Street for 15 years, I left to pursue my passion for fitness and a desire to help others crush their goals. I taught for SoulCycle in NYC before moving to Chicago to open Flywheel Sports. I later opened Studio Three in Chicago and also taught for Peloton. I was voted Chicago's Best Instructor by ClassPass in 2017. Ahhh! Thank you Chicago! :)
Why did I change careers at 38 when everyone said I was too old to start over? I saw the toll an unhealthy lifestyle and high stress environment had on people's bodies... and it wasn't good. Sitting still at a desk all day wasn't my thing either. Ha! Exercise became my stress reliever and it made me feel better physically and mentally. It not only changed my life, but saved it.
In the end, I realized I wanted to make a difference in this world by helping others feel their best no matter what age. It is never too late to be or do anything you want. I believe in carving your own path without any apologies. You've only got one life so own it. This has been my biggest motivation working in fitness over the past 10 years and I have no plans of stopping until I'm at least 100! :)
When I'm not pushing you to your fitness limits, you can find me swinging around in Ninja Warrior gyms, kayaking around Chicago, or at local Mexican restaurants devouring guacamole and margaritas. Balance is important and guacamole is good for your skin. Just saying! ;)
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Studio Lagree Certified Pilates Instructor
Everybody Fights Certified Boxing instructor
Master Cycling Instructor
Whether you're looking for in-person motivation or an online plan you can do anywhere, I offer a wide variety of personalized wellness options.
I work with individuals and with small groups to design exercise programs that will challenge you and help you reach your fitness goals.
Nutrition Coaching & Programming:
From nutritional advice and diet evaluation to customized food programming, I'm here to help you make positive changes in your diet.
Digital Workouts & Nutrition Coaching:
After initial consultation, I can create a personal training and nutrition program online if that better suits your schedule. Same commitment but more flexibility. No excuses.
Hosting a charity, corporate, or fitness event? I'm more than happy to work with you. Whether it's for fitness, nutrition or just positive motivation. The more people we can help the better!
Here are some brands I've partnered with that help me feel and look my best. Questions about their products? Shoot me a note! I'm here to help.
Rodan + Fields is a premium skincare brand backed by clinical results. My dermatologist recommended this line when I ran out of all my skincare products and was looking for something that actually worked. I have spent a fortune on skincare, but haven't been thrilled with anything long term. It's been 3 years since I started using Rodan + Fields and I am still happy with the results. They have different skincare lines for different needs and a money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. You really can't lose! Even my mom is convinced it works too! Seeing is believing, and after using their products I became an independent consultant for them. If you are looking to address any skincare concerns I'm am happy to discuss options with you.
Vimmia is a high performance activewear and athleisure brand that is designed and produced in Los Angeles. I love their fashion forward styles and great quality materials that last through all of my sweaty workouts and classes. I'm proud to be a Vimmia Ambassador. These awesome clothes are made in the USA, they give back to the community, and they make me look good. All great stuff! Use my code ANTONIA for a discount.
Arbonne is the creator of plant powered nutritional products that are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. Their 30 day healthy eating program reset my nutritional health, helped me lose pounds, and I adopted a healthier outlook on food. I learned a ton in the process about my own body too. I went from 4-5 cups a coffee a day to 1, found out I had a peanut intolerance that was causing tons of bloating, and my bad cholesterol dropped A LOT. As an independent consultant for them, I'm happy to work with you to incorporate their products into your lifestyle - whether you're looking for a new protein powder or a more cohesive dietary regimen. Arbonne has products for every step of the way.