Get to Know Liz!
Liz grew up in the Chicagoland area as one of seven siblings, which includes full, half-, and step-brothers and sisters. While her school years were spent in one Geneva [Illinois, not Switzerland 😉 ], her summers were spent at another Geneva [the Lake] up north. She continues to go up to the lake nearly every weekend between the months of May and September; a place she calls home and her biggest passion.
When she’s not at the lake, her weekdays are spent managing a group of Sales Reps at LinkedIn, which is where she found her connection to Flex! Sitting next to Tawney’s husband (then boyfriend), Mike, he knew Liz would have an instant connection with Flex and brought her to a class. And thank goodness he did, because she became a regular after her first class and a member of the Flex Fam since July 2017!
You can catch Liz teaching Thursday mornings at 6:00a and 7:00a!
What was your first experience with Pilates?
I took a reformer and mat class at DePaul Fitness Center in College. I fell in love instantly!
What led you to becoming a Pilates instructor?
I was obsessed with the way that Flex pushed me both mentally and physically. I had been working out for years, but had never found something that toned and strengthened me like Flex! I was looking for something to push my mind to new limits and to focus on a healthy lifestyle. What better than helping others find the same benefits that I did and feel great about their body?
Describe your teaching style.
Fun and hard. I love to leave class “feeling the burn” and I make sure my students do too! You’ll also never leave without some arms!
What’s your favorite non-pilates workout?
In the past year or so, I’ve become a Tennis addict!
What’s your personal mantra?
Love fiercely, be loyal, take care of your people, and keep yourself healthy. Happiness will come with this.
Where can we find you on the weekends?
During the summer months I spend most weekends at the lake. In the winter months I’ll start my morning at East Bank Club or Flex and spend some quality time with the people I love.
What’s your favorite indulgent eats in the city?
I come from a big Italian family, so anything Italian (no restaurant beats what my mom and Aunts cook). In the city, all time classic is Tufano’s. In my neighborhood, Mama’s Boy for old fashioned Italian (eggplant parm and pasta!) or Siena Tavern for a trendier spot!
What’s your favorite healthy eats in the city?
True Food! You can never go wrong with their Kale Cesar with Salmon and Ginger Tea (secret, it’s on the dessert menu!)…and even here we love to indulge and split the Margarita Pizza as an appetizer!
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