Mary has been working in the realm of fitness for over 30 years. She knew early on that helping others achieve their goals in fitness and nutrition was her passion (along with beautifying them as a hairstylist). She graduated from beauty school in 1986 and worked as a full-time stylist while coaching gymnastics. While maintaining both careers as a hairstylist and Junior Olympic gymnastics coach, she decided to further her education and become an ISSA Personal Trainer in 2005.
Over the last 17 years, Mary obtained several certifications in kickboxing, nutrition, and coaching. She serves as a Master Trainer through her mentor Dr. Jack Barnathan, owner of N.Y. Strength Inc. Her coaching style is from the heart with a tough love attitude. Whatever the goal be it weight loss, recovery from an injury, competition, or beginning stages of training Mary’s mission is to empower her clients to train with a purpose, set goals and nail them with tools that create a safe and effective training program. Nutritional support and guidance along with mindset to train for life.
Mary has motivated hundreds of clients to achieve their weight loss goals, run races, and build confidence and self-esteem. Some have been inspired to become fitness trainers or have taken courses within the industry. She has also become a Nerium brand partner.
Mary has competed in Figure Competitions, taking 1st place on stage in ABA’s Master’s Division in 2012 (2nd overall) and 6th place in Kentucky Muscle’s 2017 Competition placing 6th in Masters (6th overall). Check out her public book release on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and other digital platforms, “The Midlife Movement: 8 Steps to a Happy & Healthy Lifestyle for Women of a Certain Age”.
Amber Samonek — Fitness instructor, Director & head coach TRUYOUTH program
Education — BA exercise science, Dean’s list 4 years, member of SUMMA CUM LAUDE
Certifications — ISSA, Personal Trainer, nutrition, strength & conditioning, group exercise
Raised in Cary, Il. I’m the oldest of 3 and an athlete who played hockey & softball. In 2015, my junior year of high school our hockey team won nationals. This win along with all the hours spent training and traveling solidified my desire to become a fitness and nutrition coach. My passion and education for fitness, sports & health offers the opportunity to help my community become the best version of themselves.
Selena Muraski — Fitness instructor, nutrition coach
Education — BA in marketing, MBA business administration
Certifications — NASM, personal trainer, nutrition, FITFOUR, spin, aqua
I grew up in California playing softball through high school and set the record for the most consecutive base hits in a row. I earned a full scholarship to Winthrop University as a D1 athlete playing 2nd base.
Fitness has always been a passion of mine as an athlete, and just trying to stay in shape as a busy Mom of 2. Four years ago
I have been coaching for 4 years. I also work in the business world in marketing and events. I received my degree while playing division 1 softball. Exercise has always been important to me. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really discovered my true passion for fitness and nutrition. I discovered clean eating and HIIT style workouts. I fell in love with learning more about the fitness industry and sharing all my knowledge with others. That is when it all came together and I started studying for my certifications. I am certified as a personal trainer. I also have my certification in Nutrition, Spin, and Aqua fitness.
I currently specialize in creating and teaching many different exercise programs including spin, TRX, core, HIIT, strength, and conditioning. I also enjoy cooking and finding new recipes as well as sharing them with others.
I am a wife and mother of 2 kids. My son is 12 and plays hockey and lacrosse. My daughter is 15 and a gymnast. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and watching both of my kids do what they love.
I believe in practicing what you preach. I work out 6 days a week and live a clean lifestyle. I love what I do and my goals are to continue to learn as much as I can and to share it with my tribe.