Colleen attended the University of Michigan where she earned a degree in Dance and Movement Science. She is currently a professional dancer at NOMI Dance Company in Chicago as well as a STOTT Pilates instructor and ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Colleen has been teaching fitness, dance and Pilates for the past 9 years, and has been taught by some of the most well respected trainers in the industry.
She has spent her life in classical ballet and used Pilates as a form of conditioning. After recovering from an intense injury that halted her dance career, Colleen discovered a new passion: therapeutic recovery and assisting others through strength training, writing and inspiration. Facing her fears head on, she developed Fearlessly Fit Life and has not looked back. She invests her time outside of performing in helping clients condition injuries, lose weight, live with less pain and transform their lifestyle. She lives by the motto of taking the fear out of fitness by practicing fitness and health on a daily basis.
Katie attended The Ohio State University where she studied dance. She later moved to Chicago to pursue her career as a professional dancer and after receiving a scholarship to study with Giordano Dance Chicago, she began to teach classes for the Giordano Dance School. She currently dances professionally with Nomi Dance Company as well as choreographs and teaches dance throughout the Chicagoland area. She is also the co-founder of the movement company Purus Motus.
Dancing professionally has taught Katie the importance of a strong body, so she pursued her love for teaching fitness at Pure Barre. Katie joined the Fearlessly Fit Life team to help educate people on living a healthier lifestyle through regular exercise and positive lifestyle habits. Katie works with her clients on developing core strength through mat and barre Pilates as well as overall strength and conditioning. Katie believes the most important thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your body from the inside out. She helps her clients develop self-motivation and inner strength.
Anthony Causey is certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. He also holds a personal training certification from NSCA. With over 8 years of personal training experience, he does it all! Tony specializes in everything from sports specific training, to weight loss, to post-operative and rehabilitative training.
Whether in a private session or small group class, Tony develops one-of-a kind workouts for all of his clients to help develop overall strength and mobility. With a background in football, basketball and baseball, Tony enjoys making each session fun and athletic while delivering superior training. Tony joined the Fearlessly Fit Life Team to be able to deliver exceptional training to the comfort of his client’s homes.
Dr. Erina Kastrati
Dr. Erina Kastrati graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Kastrati has loved natural medicine from an early age. Through nutrition she is able to focus on preventing diseases, rather than managing symptoms and encourages her patients to become an active part of their own health. In her last year of school she enrolled in a post-graduate professional Master of Sciences program in Advanced Clinical Practice, which focuses on management of chronic inflammatory diseases and nutrition.
She has worked in multi-disciplinary clinics alongside pain management specialists, neurologists and physical therapists. Her belief is that food is a very important component of health. When used correctly, food can be the best medicine to change one’s health. She is very passionate about helping people reach their optimal health by guiding them towards healthier lifestyle changes.
Becka Bravo is a licensed clinical manual therapist. She has been practicing clinical manual therapy in Chicago since 2005. Through massage, myofascial manipulation and trigger point therapy, amongst other modalities, she brings a healing and restorative touch directly to you.
In 2004, Becka graduated from the Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago, IL. She received a solid educational foundation from some of the best instructors in Chicago, through hands-on learning, exposure to athletic training with Chicago Marathon runners, and hands-on experience with both oncological and post-natal patient care at Swedish Covenant hospital.
Specializing in neuromuscular trigger point therapy and myofascial massage, Becka’s work has a clinical approach with its roots in relaxation therapy. After successfully establishing a 5 year clinical practice in a spa setting at Salon 1800 in Old Town, she moved to Elite Healthcare in Lincoln Park to become Director of Manual Therapies and to further her medical massage education. Working with Dr. Mark W. Baker and his team of highly and diversely skilled healthcare providers, including chiropractors, physical therapists and other manual therapists, Becka was able to absorb and integrate their expertise into her own practice. Becka is now the owner of Bravo Manual Therapy + Bodywork.
Hannah Sido, Psy.D.
Dr. Hannah Sido is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who helps people develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies. Her private practice, Balanced Awakening, is located on the north side of Chicago. She has extensive training in helping people make health behavior changes like improving their relationship with food, quitting smoking, and dealing with all of the “stuff” – emotions, thoughts, behaviors – that get in the way of us being as healthy as we would like! We all get stuck in unhealthy and unhelpful patterns sometimes. It’s helpful to have someone to consult with in order to get back on track.
EDUCATION: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2013, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, M.A., Clinical Psychology, 2010, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, B.S., Psychology, 2008, Lebanon Valley College | LICENSURE: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois, License Number: 071008952, Licensed Psychologist, State of Rhode Island, License Number: PS01449