Fitness Center Management

Alex Diserio staff photo
Alex Diserio

Fitness Manager

As a very outgoing, passionate, and caring person, Alex always looks forward to seeing new and returning members come through our Parks Plus Fitness doors each day! Alex brings several years of experience in the fitness industry with experience in fitness education, management, and training highlighted with his time at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA as a G-Fit Fitness Coach. Alex has a Master’s degree from Illinois State University in Exercise Physiology and holds his ACSM-EPC certification.

Maddalena Tabet Personal Trainer
Maddalena Tabet

Assistant Manager

Maddalena is the Assistant Manager and a certified personal trainer through WITS. She also is a certified TRX & Silver Sneakers instructor. Maddalena has completed specialized training through Northwestern Medicine physical therapists to facilitate our Exercising with Parkinson’s classes. She loves to learn about different client needs and create plans for them to keep moving!

Personal Trainers

All of our personal trainers are certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. Some personal trainers also teach fitness classes, those trainers are noted with an asterisk (*) below.

Jim Brown Personal Trainer
Jim Brown

Certified Personal Trainer

Jim is certified by World Instructors Training School. He competes in Masters (age group) Track and Field and runs the sprint races. Jim currently holds a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo and has 20 years of participating and teaching martial arts. He incorporates his wide range of fitness experience to give his clients the best training session.

Kristina Weller Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
Kristina Weller*

Certified Personal Trainer | Spin, Strength, Cardio Instructor

As a loving mother of two young boys Kristina recognizes sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Her specialty is high-intensity interval training which will tone and strengthen the body efficiently. Kristina utilizes a variety of functional exercises to enhance your fitness for everyday life. Kristina is certified by the American Council on Exercise.

Evan Strauel Personal Trainer
Evan Strauel

Certified Personal Trainer

Having been a multi-sport athlete for most of his life, Evan understands the value in improving strength, endurance, and body composition. Specializing in progressive resistance training, Evan emphasizes the importance of developing lean muscle mass by pushing your limits and practicing proper nutrition. In addition to being certified through the American Council on Exercise, Evan is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is regularly learning new techniques to incorporate into his training.

Group Fitness Coordinator

Laurie Loftus Group Fitness Coordinator and Group Fitness Instructor
Laurie Loftus

Group Fitness Coordinator

Laurie has been teaching fitness classes for over 20 years and has been with the park district since 2004. She teaches all class formats. Laurie enjoys working with participants to make exercise fun and something to look forward to. She feels that inspiring music and good cueing are the basis of a great class.

Group Fitness Instructors

Kristin Bagley Group Fitness Instructor
Kristin Bagley

Spin, Cardio, Strength

Lesley Ronson-Brown Group Fitness Instructor
Lesley Ronson-Brown

Yoga, Yogalattes

Cheryl Catanzaro Group Fitness Instructor
Cheryl Catanzaro

Step, Zumba, Cardio,
Strength, Senior Focus

Denise Dimpfl Group Fitness Instructor
Denise Dimpfl

Step, Cardio, Strength,
Senior Focus, Yogalattes

Karen Johnson Group Fitness Instructor
Karen Johnson

Spin, Cardio, Strength

Laurel Salvador Group Fitness Instructor
Laurel Salvador

Spin, Cardio, Strength,
Senior Focus, Yoga, Yogalattes

Jackie Steele Group Fitness Instructor
Jackie Steele

Spin, Strength, Cardio

Kidz Kingdom Attendants

All Kidz Kingdom instructors, volunteers and staff are certified in CPR, AED, and Department of Children and Family Services Standards training. In addition, each employee of the park district must pass a background check prior to their first day of employment.

Debbie Hinckley Kidz Kingdom Attendant
Debbie Hinckley
Sheri Rovansek Kidz Kingdom Attendant
Sheri Rovansek