Maggie PrioreVerified 6 Reviews
I received my BFA in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University and my personal training certification through the National Association of Sports Medicine. I have been a personal trainer for almost 4 years. I have a background in dance, kinesiology, Pilates and fitness. I am a certified Female Fitness specialist through NASM and am pre/post natal certified. I also have a my Performance Enhancment certification through NASM and work with an athletic population. Currently, I am in graduate school working towards my Master's in Sports & Performance Psychology. Working as a professional dancer has educated me to be more in tune with the body and taught me the importance of cross training and leading a healthy lifestyle. Having a healthy mind and body is essential for self-confidence and being able to reach your personal goals. As a personal trainer my goal is to motivate and challenge you physically and mentally to further your self-confidence and grow in all aspects of your life. We will explore multiple fitness styles and exercises to find the work out that fits for you and makes you feeling your best. I want my clients to not only love working out, but love how they feel about themselves.
My favorite exercise
Deadlifts. I love anything that pushes you though. I enjoy strength training and lifting heavy.
My favorite quote
"Without fire in our lives, we sometimes don't have the internal combustion necessary to change and take risks. We get too comfortable being comfortable-Even if we're mired in the comfort of mediocrity or worse. We don't just move our ass." -George Mumford
My training philosophy
What's your why? Why are you here, why do you want to invest in your fitness, why are you working out with me? The answers should be for you and you only. If you are committed to your "why," you can achieve your goals.
My training experience
Specialist Personal Trainer at Chicago Athletic Clubs for 3+ years. I was trainer of the year in 2018 and 2019. Recently relocated to LA. I am a NASM CPT and I am a certified Female Fitness Specialist with a pre/post natal certification and a Performance Enhancement Specialist. I train clients with all different fitness goals and needs, both male and female. I am also a graduate student studying Sports and Performance Psychology.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Sports Performance Training
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
- Myofascial Release
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Female Fitness Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
BFA in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Brides-to-be, Dancers, Men, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Pre/post-natal, Student-athletes, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Diastasis Recti, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Shoulder Issues
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
Maggie was great! She worked on everything. She was very professional and sweet. I’m glad she was my trainer.
In addition to being a wonderful human being Maggie takes the time to understand your goals and helps you achieve them. I have been working with Maggie for a year now - she understands my limitations and finds creative ways to make me sweat. While I miss our in-person training sessions, training with Maggie has me laughing though sets of squats, push-ups and everything in between. Maggie is always on time, flexible with scheduling and very responsive. If I could give her a million starts out of 5 I would!
Maggie is an amazing trainer and person. I've been lucky to work with her for around a year and a half now and I've reached my weight loss goals and feel great. If you're hesitating over whether or not to hire a trainer hire her ASAP. She will develop a personalized plan for your body and she will make you feel good about yourself. I think in the beginning hiring a trainer can be kind of intimidating but Maggie is so kind and fun she makes you feel like you've just been chatting with a friend during your session--then all of a sudden you've finished. Don't get me wrong she can be super tough especially if you ask her for that but either way she will make your session pleasant. Also Maggie isn't just a trainer, she's a teacher. I've learned so much about weightlifting and circuit training that when I don't see Maggie I can continue doing similar routines on my own or even make things up on my own. So really what you're investing in is not just a short term thing--it's a long term understanding of health and fitness. She will also help you with your eating goals too. She's the best.
I have been working with Maggie for close to a year now. In the time I've worked with her, I not only met all my goals - but have blown past them with her training plans and her encouragement. She has helped me stay accountable for my fitness not only in the gym but outside as well. Her fun and encouraging personality has been a big part of why I look forward to coming in to work out. She is an extremely fun person to be around and has made my fitness journey an enjoyable one. I have never felt stronger and healthier and I attribute that all to Maggie. She is a rockstar and has my highest recommendation!
She is a true professional, very knowledgeable, and her positive attitude was just a pleasure to interact with. We went over my current condition and my real "hardcore no bullshit" goals (pardon my language) and the paths required to possibly make a visible difference. We left the meeting with a mutual understanding I will be making a few tweaks in my diet to see if they generate visible results and reconnect in a month or so and at that point analyze results and possibly evaluate what can or cannot be done - with the age/metabolism factor being the main focus.
My experience with Maggie has been amazing! Not only has she helped me achieve my goals physically but she also has helped me mentally and emotionally. I think many times trying to find a trainer is like trying to find a therapist, it can be really challenging and sometimes you have to go through a lot of people to find the perfect one. I have found the perfect match when it comes to Maggie! From day one Maggie has been committed to me and my goals. She is easy to talk to and makes me feel confident and relaxed. I was really worried about being at a really low level when it came to fitness, but she made me feel like I can achieve anything I put my mind to. She has helped me reach new levels that I didn't think were possible! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer! No matter where you are physically she can help you.
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