Breathe Here Now
She is engaged to be married! Sept 18 2021! Eileen has an amazing family - wonderful mom + dad + 2 siblings. She is the baby They love to travel up north to our families lake home. She also loves to spend time with girlfriends, practicing yoga, self-care (facials, massage, mani/pedis) and enjoys reading + journaling.
Eileen first stepped into the fitness world after she decided to stop dancing at 12 years old. Part of her wishes she hadn’t stopped dancing, but without doing so she would have never fallen into Yoga. She started practicing Yoga at the local gym where she grew up in Brighton, Michigan. Eileen began to understand the power of movement and started venturing out of her comfort zone by taking group exercise classes. Weightlifting and a variety of classes, such as cycling, kickboxing, step aerobics and Tabata-style workouts, helped her realize her passion for fitness. She loves all things fitness, but it was yoga that truly had her heart. Eileen went to a weekend training through YogaFit and earned the Level 1 Yoga Certification. When she went off to study at Oakland University, she taught a couple yoga classes, strength classes, and was a personal trainer all throughout her college career.
Eileen walked through the doors of Applied Fitness Solutions (AFS) intending to bring the ‘Barbelles of Oakland University’ (a women’s weightlifting group, that she was Founder/President of) to try the Fitness Solution class, but instead found herself handing her resume in. Of course, the Barbelles still came to take class and it ended up being the biggest event for the organization! She continued to work for AFS throughout her academic career and in December 2017, she graduated from Oakland University with a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition.
She took her yoga career to the next level when she went through the Yoga Alliance 200 hr training at the Space yoga studio in Brighton and became a certified RYT 200 hr in April 2018.
Eileen became a Fitness Practitioner through AFS and started teaching circuit style training classes and strength classes while working one on one with clients to reach their health goals. She’s been at AFS for over 3 years nows and cannot be more proud to be a part of such a unique team. AFS is more than just a gym. AFS is a community of human beings all striving to connect on a deeper level, change for the better, and live a life filled with joy.
"I want you to love you. I want you to realize all that you are capable of. I want you to feel happy and free. I believe mindfulness, meditation, and yoga are the tools to help you heal and live wholeheartedly." ~ Eileen McNally