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Annika Ewaldz

Personal Trainer
Cottonwood Creek & Memorial Park

Degrees and Certifications:

  • M.S. Kinesiology and recreation, concentrating in psychology of sport and exercise. Illinois State University
  • B.A. Psychology & German, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Certified Personal Trainer- National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

Areas I Specialize In:

  • Weight loss, corrective exercise, strength training, high intensity interval training (HIIT), exercise for older adults, exercise for teens, exercise for mental health, sports and exercise psychology.

My Training Philosophy:

  • Helping to improve quality of life through exercise. I believe that finding exercise that one enjoys makes all the difference.

Interests and Achievements:

  • Weightlifting, hiking, skiing, cooking, the Chicago Blackhawks, football, spending time with my pets.
Annika Ewaldz
kids playing ball

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