Meet Our Trainers

Kristin Bauder, LAT, ATC

BS Sports Medicine, AFAA Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer

Kristin is committed to helping individuals with special exercise considerations develop programs that can be adjusted over time as they improve in strength, function, and endurance. After over 25 years in the athletic health and wellness industry, Kristin has worked the sidelines with sports teams, and has experience training clients with every need and ability level. She has a degree in Sports Medicine from North Park University, and is both a Posture and Mobility Specialist and a Brains and Balance over 60 Specialist. Kristin assists clients who include recent injury or surgical rehab patients; amputees; those with hearing loss, vision loss, or joint mobility difficulties; and seniors. Kristin enjoys teaching people to gain independence and understanding within their fitness routine, and directing their focus toward long-term goals.

Mary Clare McNulty

Personal Trainer / Yoga Personal Trainer

Mary Clare has been personal training for over twenty years. She enjoys working with clients to build muscular and cardiovascular strength to improve function and general well-being. Mary Clare has been teaching yoga for 13 years and practicing for 17 years. She believes that “yoga meets you where you are” and she places an emphasis on alignment and the safety of her students. She also uses yoga as a tool for recovery from sports, working out and the daily efforts of life. Mary Clare is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher (CYT) and is currently finishing her 500 hour certification with Prairie Yoga in Lisle, IL. In addition, Mary Clare holds a degree in sport management from National Louis University.

Jose Parado

Personal Trainer

Jose firmly believes that weight training plays an important role in one’s overall fitness, and that it can benefit people of all ages. He strives to help clients optimize their time in the gym and reach their fitness goals through appropriate routines, proper form, consistency, and steady progression. Jose has been involved with fitness for over 40 years. He has studied and competed in karate, tae-kwon-do, and kung fu. He has participated in duathlons. And through it all, weight training has been a staple of his fitness regimen. Jose received his personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise.

Nicole Knecht

Dietitian / Nutritionist / Run Coach

Nicole is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a passion for health and fitness. Having over 10 years of experience in clinical nutrition counseling, she can tailor a plan to fit your individual needs. Nicole’s interventions are family-focused with an emphasis on balanced nutrition to maximize the benefits of physical activity. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master’s in Nutrition from the University of Kansas. Nicole’s certifications include: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, and Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Running Coach. Her hobbies consist of running races from 5ks to marathons, biking and playing sports with her two active sons, and running/hiking in beautiful destinations. Nicole is a five-time Boston Marathon qualifier. She has competed in distances from 400 meters to 26.2 miles. Her enthusiasm for the sport spills over into her coaching. She enjoys trying new recipes and exercise classes. The Geneva Park District has been an integral part of her family’s active lifestyle, and she is excited to give back to the community with an overarching goal to enhance quality of life.