About Us



Aubrene is a physical therapist who started taking running seriously in late 2012 after the death of her mother to cardiovascular disease.  As a physical therapist she specializes in helping others achieve their personal fitness goals or return from injury.  The focus of her practice is primarily oncology and return to exercise.  She has completed multiple various distance races including 4 half marathons and a sprint triathlon.  She is currently training for Gasparilla Amber Challenge, Esprit De She sprint triathlon and her first marathon in Chicago this year with Team Determination.  You will find her on the Chicago lakefront path with her best running friend (BRF) Marie or chasing her 2 young children in the local neighborhood parks.  If she is lucky you might find her eating with her spouse kid free in the neighborhood.




While Marie was growing up, running was not a popular sport.  You always ran to play a sport.  She did not start running until she was an adult.  After numerous 5 and 10Ks Marie decided to take running and fitness seriously and began training for longer distances and racing events.  Her largest accomplishment to date was completing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this past fall.  In addition to running, Marie has also completed sprint distance triathlons. 

After 18 years, Marie left her corporate job to focus on other endeavors.  She currently coaches elementary school running club, cross country, and basketball.  Marie will soon begin her new adventure of becoming certified in Pilates.    In Marie’s spare time, she loves to cook, travel, and spend time with her young daughter and husband. 


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