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About Maki

Resilient, Tenacious, Courageous

I am passionate about helping my clients reach their health and wellness goals. I’ve worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for the past 38 years and working as a health and well-being coach for 12 years.

As an adjunct professor of the Department of Exercise and Sport at North Park University, I taught the next generation of fitness and allied-health professionals and physical educators for seven years.

I earned my BS in Kinesiology from The University of Illinois at Chicago and a MA in Education from North Park University. I am a certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine and Health and Well-being Coach with WellCoaches Corporation.

I am originally from Chicago and currently live in Tampa,

Florida. I work with my clients with compassion to build a deep connection and trust. I thrive on helping my clients realize their goals and potential in a way that is doable, sustainable, and with mastery.


NA'AU Coaching strives to empower, educate, and motivate a community of clients to live a purpose-driven life with passion and intentionality.


  • Wellcoaches Corporation - Certified Health and Wellbeing Coach

  • American College Sports Medicine - Certified Exercise Physiologist


  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

  • Master of Arts - Education

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