Originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, Heather moved to Washington DC to run Division 1 cross country for George Washington University. It was there that she discovered how much strength conditioning could improve her distance running performance. Lucky enough to train under Olympic level runners and work with some of the top professionals in the sport, Heather has developed techniques to overcome performance plateaus, mental blocks, and develop a love for the challenging moments that inevitably come with training.
Anxious to keep fitness a part of her life, Heather graduated college and trained in vinyasa yoga and received a 200 RYT yoga certification and, shortly thereafter, a group fitness certification. Heather’s classes are energetic and no nonsense. She loves turning up remixed pop hits and helping clients zone into their workout. After eight years as a competitive runner and four as an instructor in the fitness industry and a cross country coach, Heather is eager to pass along her knowledge and enthusiasm for living happy and healthy.
Q: What is your favorite power song?
My favorite power song is Clique by Kayne West. The beat is amazing and it's a perfect way to get people fired up in the middle of a tough workout.
Q: What is your favorite way to decompress?
My favorite way to decompress is by taking a long walk and listening to true crime podcasts. It sounds weird, but I'm fascinated by true crime stories and that, combined with the mindlessness of walking, helps me prepare for the day or unwind after a long day.
Q: What is your go to "secret" Chicago spot?
My favorite "secret" Chicago spot, isn't really one spot in particular. My boyfriend and I have one of those fold up hammocks and we take it to different parks or the lakefront. It's nice to enjoy different outdoor Chicago spots while relaxing in our hammock!