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David graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. While in school, his concentration was in the Pre-Physical Therapy track. He will begin attending Northwestern University in September of 2013 in pursuit of a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree.

Active throughout his life, David has a passion for exercise and the promotion of an improved quality of life through physical fitness. At a young age, he became involved in a variety of sports that he has continued to pursue in both a recreational and competitive manner. His enthusiasm for being physically active is what led to his decision to become a physical therapist. He plans to educate others about improper movements and postures in hopes of correcting the imbalances that are generated from today's sedentary lifestyle. His goal is to minimize the risk of injury before it occurs and therefore improve overall quality of life for all populations.

David has been an employee of Right Fit since the summer of 2010, working part-time when he was not at school. He has worked with many different groups at Right Fit, but he is most often training for the Raise the Bar classes and camps, both on- and off-site. He finds helping others to be very satisfying and takes pride in saying he is part of the Right Fit team.

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.

In the fall of 2012, Brad LaRocque earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Brad was a NCAA Division 1 collegiate athlete in Track and Cross-country distance running. Brad was a multi time Division 1 conference athlete at Eastern Illinois University as a distance and endurance runner. Among his accomplishments was a career best 8k time of 24:44 and winning the Charleston Half Marathon in 1:09:00. Brad was part of 3 collegiate conference championships and a 4 time collegiate sport MVP. Recipient of the Eastern Illinois University LAIR award voted on by professors, administrators and coaches. The award signified the commitment to Leadership, Achievement, integrity and responsibility at the university.

Brad LaRocque has been involved in the “Raise the Bar” autism fitness program at Right Fit. He has trained children on the autism spectrum for improvement of strength, coordination and motor development. Brad has trained seniors as part of the “Sensible Fitness” program at Right Fit, enabling seniors to live a more active lifestyle through mobility, flexibility and strength training. Brad is a site trainer for the “Proactive Kids” program which helps children with weight issues experience fitness and reach health goals.

Brads commitment to endurance fitness and distance training has made him specialize in core strength, running stability, and efficiency as well as developing distance running programs from 5k to marathon.

Kyle is a graduate from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a focus in exercise science. He played football, baseball, wrestled and powerlifted in high school. From there he learned the importance in training to better performance and to reduce the risk of injury. He app  lies his knowledge in sports performance training to general and special populations. Kyle is working on hisACSM certification and he is certified in CPR/AED. He also works with Integrated Cooperate Health in doing health screenings.

 

 Maggie is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She graduated from Illinois State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Parks and Recreation Administration-Therapeutic Recreation Sequence. In the summer of 2013, she interned at Helping Hand Center's Adult Day Program's Recreation Department. Throughout high school and college, Maggie has worked with a number of different populations of people with disabilities from young children with behavioral/emotional disorders to adults with developmental disabilities to individuals with dementia/Alzheimer's. While attending Marist High School, Maggie played volleyball and soccer. She received All-Area, All-Conference, and an All-Sectional award for her achievements throughout her 4 years as a varsity soccer player. 

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