Linnea graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. After her time as a collegiate athlete and recovery from ACL reconstructive surgery, she knew she wanted to help others achieve their goals in sports and fitness. In the last term of her college career, she found her true passion of working with the Childhood Obesity population. She interned with the ProActive Kids Foundation before graduation, and was immediately hired to run her own site as a Program Coordinator. The ProActive Kids Foundation is a fitness program composed of exercises and activities that focus on four aspects of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Due to Right-Fit, training the Fitness Specialist position’s for the ProActive Kids Foundation, Linnea gained a position at Right-Fit shortly after.
Linnea works with the “Raise the Bar” program at Right-Fit that specializes in a program for Autism fitness. It allows the individual to stick to a schedule while experiencing a well rounded workout with active play. It also allows group involvement and socialization improvement between the individuals.
Linnea also acts as the Chicago land liaison for Integrated Corporate Health, a Pennsylvania company that creates awareness providing professional health screenings for individuals by linking participants to doctors and community resources, such as Right-Fit. Right-Fit and ICH have come together to give their clients an outlet for additional help after their health screenings. Linnea is trained to do Biometric Screenings, which include taking Height, Weight, BMI, Waist Circumference, Blood pressure and Finger stick. The finger stick can tell clients their results of their HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Glucose, and Cholesterol in just minutes. By knowing your most up-to-date results you can move forward in adapting a new healthy lifestyle.
Linnea hopes to continue working in all fitness aspects and gain her Master’s in Human Services in Exercise Science.
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