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Meet Our Trainers

Ruth Baruck

Ruth Baruch

Personal Trainer

Ruth has over 25 years of experience in the Wellness and Fitness Industry. She has done extensive work with youth, adults and seniors in strength training, weight loss, cardiovascular fitness, injury prevention & rehabilitation, flexibility, wellness/lifestyle coaching and special populations/chronic illnesses: Diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Nerve Dysfunction, Arthritis, Cancer and Fibromyalgia. In addition, she has been a Lifestyle Health Coach for ICM3-Integrated Care Management and for Advocate Health Care. She has over 20 years of experience in dance education, performing and choreographing. Ruth enjoys working with those individuals who want to make a change in their lives. Certifications: ACSM: Certified Health Fitness Instructor & Exercise Test Technologist; Certified Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches; Totally Coached: Certified Intrinsic Coaching I and II.


Emily Pirronello

Emily Pirronello

Personal Trainer

Growing up, Emily has always had an interest in sports and fitness. She began figure skating as soon as she could walk and competed in pairs three times at the United States National Championships. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and has over 20 years of experience in personal training in a variety of settings. She used her experiences as a trainer, athlete, and mother of three to assist clients in determining their health and fitness goals, instilling lifelong behaviors and values, as well as developing realistic regimes to meet them. Emily has a passion for fitness and loves to stay active by running, biking, hiking, rock climbing and playing disc golf. Her specialties include senior fitness, pre/post rehab, pre/post-natal, weight loss, sport specific, and youth fitness. Certifications: ACE, CPT; Youth Fitness Specialist Program; American Red Cross Certified (CPR, AED, & First AID); NASM (2002-2014)

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