Vania joined Wellness House staff in November 2020, after serving as a contractor Oncology Exercise Specialist for two years. In her role as Oncology Exercise Specialist, Vania is responsible for exercise design and instruction, as well as exercise consults and fitness assessments.
Vania holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from Concordia University Chicago. She is certified by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute as a Cancer Exercise Specialist, National Association of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and finishing up coursework and certification as a BOSU Breast Cancer Recovery Specialist.
In her free time, she loves to reach out to those in need and leads her church’s Pop-Up Food Pantry and fitness outreach in conjunction with her organization, “The Healthy Aging Tree Movement.” She enjoys making time for peace and relaxation through meditation and reflection especially after running at least 10 miles weekly.