Maggie PrioreVerified 6 Reviews
I am a NASM certified trainer, and sports & performance psychologist. I hold additional certifications in pre/post natal fitness, and sports performance. I have a Master's in Sports & Performance Psychology. In my sessions, I do total body strength training while incorporating elements of pilates, core work, and endurance training. I have worked extensively with a variety of clients including clients going through IVF or other fertility treatments, seniors, pre/post natal clients, brides, beginners, and clients working through injuries. I feel as though mental training is just as important as physical training. I like to get to know my clients and help find what motivates them to reach their goals. I have been in the fitness indistry for 6 years. Prior to that I was a professional ballet and modern dancer. I have a BFA in dance performance. I have spent years learning and studying the body. I have an understanding of knowing what exercises and a methods work for different people. All my clients have different fitness backgrounds an goals. My sessions are tailored to the client.
My favorite client story
One of my clients is getting married and recently lost 20lbs, getting to her goal weight! It was a huge milestone for her and such a reward for me as a trainer. She is an example of how dedication and consistency can get you to your goals!
My favorite exercise
Deadlifts! However, I love any exercise that is challenging and pushes me.
My favorite quote
"The movement you need is on your shoulder." From the song "Hey Jude."
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. I am now in LA and have my own business. I am a NASM CPT, 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. My clients range in age from teen to into their 80s. I also have a Masters in 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
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Female Fitness Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
BFA in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University, MS in Sports and Performance Psychology from University of Western States
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ADHD, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Disordered Eating Recovery, Eating Disorders, Golfers Elbow, High Blood Pressure, Hip Pain/Issues, IBD, Infertility, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Menopause, Neck Pain, Obesity, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Tennis Elbow, Ulcerative Colitis
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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