MS in Kinesiology / Movement Sciences – University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA in Exercise Science / Fitness Management & Theology, – Concordia University, River Forest, IL
BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification – American Heart Association
Certified Personal Trainer – American Council of Exercise
First Aid Basics Certified – American Red Cross
Larisa has been working as a Personal Trainer since 2002, she is a motivated professional with a career background of planning, organizing, and executing programs for general fitness, pre/post-rehabilitation, sports therapy, senior citizens, and personal fitness. Larisa conducts initial patient/client assessments, develops group and individual plans, and demonstrates outstanding client commitment. She leads goal-focused training sessions, and enjoys building partnerships with clients, doctors, physical therapists, registered dietitians, and rounding out your health care support team.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with my family, writing new recipes and blog posts, and disappears to hit the trails and run in the mountains whenever she gets a chance.