Your Personal Trainers

Carrie Baldwin
- B.S. in Sociology from I.S.U.
- Group Fitness Certification in Feb, 2011
- Schwinn Certification April, 2011
- N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer

“I used to weigh around 300 pounds and was motivated by my fitness instructors to keep my goals small and attainable. They made me feel accepted in classes and asked where I was when I would skip – making me accountable for my actions. I hope to “pay it forward” and do all this and more for someone else. That is why I entered this field of work.”

Karen Bloom
- B.S. in Nursing
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Zumba Certified STRIDE Certified
- Owner/Artistic Director of WeDfye Dance Company
- CPR/AED Certified
- Scuba Certified

“I am passionate, determined, and when I hear “no” it means “not that way” to me! I want to be an inspiration to others out there! I look to be a healthy, positive role model for others!!!! My favorite quote is: “You make a living by what you get, but make a life out of what you give!”   I truly love helping others whether through dance, fitness, nutrition…..MIND, BODY, SOUL – a complete connection.  I am proud Mom to two grown sons and understand the challenges of balancing work, family, and so on.  I like to say a healthy Mom is a healthy family and this certainly holds true for both parents.  Don’t be fooled by the short stature and smile…I don’t mind kicking some “bootay” in the gym.  I am a lifelong dancer and athlete.  My areas of expertise include: dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and all Latin formats); body transformation; functional fitness.  I look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle”

Kathy Bruno

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
C.P.R. / A.E.D. Certified


Specialties: Kettlebell, High Intensity Interval Training, Fit Camp

In addition to teaching and training, Kathy is devoted to our 8 week and 6 week Fit camps. Fit Camp is all about teaching that health and fitness is a lifelong commitment, not a part-time hobby. Seeing the incredible cardio/core/strength benefits as well as pounds and inches lost in such a short period of time, shows that mindfulness and consistency equal big results.


Dawn Jones
(Habla Espanol)
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified in Therapeutic Massage &
Chinese Bodywork
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
C.P.R. / A.E.D. Certified

Dawn covers almost every spectrum of fitness: a massage therapist and a personal trainer, as well as group fitness instructor. She recently started working with Judson University’s soccer teams, taking them through spinning/cycling as an alternative to their usual training regiments. It’s paid off in better stamina and physiology/kinesiology education!


Danae Molitor
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
C.P.R. / A.E.D. Certified
AAFA Kickboxing Certified
Kettlebell Certified

Having mastered almost every format in the Group Fitness genre, coupled with over 20 years of teaching experience, Danae can be your “go to” person for just about anything in the field of fitness. Don’t let the pretty smile and warm demeanor confuse you. She can be quite the drill sergeant when it comes to the upper body, lower body, and core work!


Ron “Dr. Sweat” Anderson

Health/Fitness Supervisor
N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer & Performance Enhancement Specialist
A.F.A.A. Certified Group Fitness Instructor
APEX Certified Nutrition Consultant
C.P.R. / A.E.D. Certified
Boxing & Kickboxing
All Athletics (Primarily Football & Baseball)
Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation

Specialties: Boxing & Kickboxing, All Athletics (Primarily Football and Baseball), Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Ron earned the name ‘Dr Sweat’ (which is now legally his business name) by the levels of energy, intensity and fun that he brings to every class/program he teaches! His motto is, “You only become significant by making others successful!”

BS: Physical Education/Minor in Health, NE Illinois University,Chicago
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Instructor
Lifeguard & WSI Certified
CPR/AED/1st Aid Certified
Rock Climbing Certification/Cold & Warm Water Rescue Certified
Tri-Athlete Coach

Angie has been all over the US promoting health and wellness. As an 8 time Marathon runner, 2 time Tri-Athlete, cancer survivor and a NPC Figure Competitor, she has a vast amount of knowledge and fitness experiences to draw from and assist others. All of her classes and/or training sessions are positive learning experiences because she also lives it, keeping herself in shape to be a role model to her son, who has been an athlete his entire life (Football, Soccer, Track).

- Swim Instructor (Pool & Open Water) – USMS Levels 1 & 2
- Group Fitness Instructor – ACE & AFFA
- Personal Trainer – NASM
- Triathlon Coach – Ironman Certified
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Motivational Speaker
- Spanish Speaking

Migdalia has many personal fitness strengths to share with our members. In addition to being a group fitness instructor and a personal trainer she is also an active endurance athlete.She has successfully competed 15 full Ironman competitions, is a 3 time Ultra-Marathon runner (100 Miles) and is an endurance swimmer.Whether your goal is to do your first triathlon, find healing through massage, or simply get into better shape, she can help! She is passionate about her work and can motivate you to get on the right path to better fitness. Her experience, schooling and positive personality can help you get into better shape!
John Sheppard

- N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
- N.A.S.M. Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
- International Rugby Strength & Conditioning Coach
- CPR/AED Certified

John has competed in solitary sports from cross country skiing to power lifting, as well as team sports from basketball to rugby. But it was his love of rugby that pushed him to get certified as a trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. John’s unique approach to fitness, combining sports specific training, functional movement and corrective exercise, means that whether you’re a weekend warrior, coming off of a work or sports injury, or simply looking to stay mobile and fit, John has the knowledge and skills to help you!

Aletha Little

- BA Degree in Psychology from DePaul
- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor
- Official Pound (Drum Exercise) Pro
- American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
- TRX Qualified Group Suspension Training Instructor

While Studying Psychology at DePaul, Aletha came across health psychology and loved it. She did further research and found Sports & Exercise psychology. She knew she had found her passion. She later enrolled at ECC in the Personal Trainer and Group Exercise program. Her first teaching opportunity was a beginner strength class and she hasn’t slowed down since. She loves what she does and wakes up excited to help people reach their fitness goals!


- BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences
- N.A.S.M. Certified PT
- CPR/AED Certified

Nora has been a member at The Centre of Elgin for two years. Two years ago she made a commitment to herself to make health and fitness a priority, and make a career out of reaching out and spreading awareness on the importance of health and exercise. With a history of heart disease in her family she knew she had to stop the mindset of over eating and not exercising. The instructors at The Centre of Elgin helped her learn how exercise can be enjoyable. She realized that in order to stick with a goal, you have to be surrounded by people that you enjoy and trust. Health and exercise became a lifestyle in order to live a life more fulfilling to her once she received the correct instruction and motivation. Her main goal is to help others make fitness a part of their lifestyle, and to push others to believe that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

“I was a part of a Water-Ski show ski team where I specialized in connecting the mind with the body to create body awareness. I also am pursuing a personal goal to compete in a Spartan race and a half-marathon. I believe that no matter what your goals are whether weight training, weight loss, or self-motivation, I know what it is like to come from the bottom and rise to the top. I hope to do for others what The Centre has done for me, which is to educate people on the importance of exercise and make exercise fun for everyone!”