Energy Training Center​
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   Aimee Barnas holds a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an undergraduate degree  from the University of Notre Dame. She holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise in Personal Training and Group Exercise as well as from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Personal Training. Aimee has also studied Muscle Activation Techniques in an extensive 10 month long internship. She has been running her business, Embody Fitness, training individuals and small groups and also consulting corporations about wellness in the workplace over the last two decades. Aimee currently trains people at Energy Training Center, a private training facility in Chicago, IL. She will also travel to clients homes and/or businesses. 

   Aimee attended the University of Notre Dame and walked on to the softball team. After completing her bachelor's degree and graduating with honors she served as a volunteer teacher for three years in Kingston, Jamaica. While there she became certified in group exercise and taught at three different local gyms. Inspired by the positive experience with fitness in Jamaica, she came home to Chicago to pursue her master's degree  in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. 

   Aimee's early Chicago experiences included teaching at various clubs such as Gold Coast Multiplex, Sweat Shop, Union Station Multiplex and several others. Her classes included spin, step, interval and strength training classes. She served as a fitness consultant for the University of Chicago's Executive Health Program and also helped to teach personal training workshops at UIC. She has returned to Jamaica several times to conduct fitness workshops for JAMFIT, the Jamaican Fitness Association.             

   Almost  20 years ago Aimee founded Embody Fitness and found her niche in Personal Training/Fitness Consulting. She has a broad based clientele of all ages and abilities, but her specialities include pre/post natal, post- rehab, sport-specific and functional exercise. Embody Fitness operates on the philosophy that consistency is an integral part of achieving personal health and overall strength. Aimee is here to help you incorporate fitness and strength training into your personal life and find a way to make it consistent. She meets people where they are at, with no pressure or judgments and helps them move forward.