The Owner

Eric Johnson

CSCS, CIFT, FMS, -  PWR! Instructor

Eric has been an athlete all his life, but his journey into the fitness industry is quite uncommon. While playing college football as an offensive lineman at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Eric weighed in at 302 lbs.

It was at this point that he made the life-altering decision to leave football and, instead, apply the same training and tenacity to improving his own health.

Exercise and wellness quickly became his passion and guided his career path to sharing his experiences as a coach to enhance the lives of others through exercise. His personal struggles with weight loss allow him to connect with his clients on a level that most fitness coaches cannot.

After graduating college, Eric gained the experience and expertise that would inspire him to start the Movement Revolution. He worked as an Exercise Physiologist at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) specializing in Adaptive Fitness for 6years and developed exercise programs for people with Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Brain Injury, and complex medical conditions.

His duties included developing, prescribing, and implementing exercise programs for people with physical disabilities in collaboration with his client’s Physicians and Therapists. Eric has the ability to truly breaking down function to its rawest, most elemental form, in effort to rebuild strength and independence for his clients. Eric has a passion for coaching his clients in strategies that will maximize abilities and help people live better, stronger, and longer.

Eric’s Midwest roots underlie his values and personal integrity. For him, success is enabling each client to realize the transformative power of exercise.

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Certifications and Specialties:
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • American College of Sports Medicine- Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)- Level I and II
  • Rock Steady Boxing Coach
  • Certified Delay the Disease Instructor
  • Certified PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) Instructor
  • Peyow Aqua Pilates and Water Aerobics Instructor
  • National Arthritis Foundation- Land Instructor

Staff

Our Specialized Team

Our Exercise Physiologists are experts in health and wellness. Each holds extensive experience, education, and certifications to work with special populations. Our staff members have at minimum, a 4-year degree in Exercise Science along with additional certifications that specialize in exercise for people with disabilities. The Movement Revolution Team is dedicated to advocate, empower, and inspire our clients to realize the power of movement.

Trent Thenhaus

BS, CPT - PWR! Instructor


Locations: Chicago

Trent holds a unique set of credentials and experience. His expertise in Paralympic sport, adaptive fitness, and exercise science allows him to bring a breadth of knowledge to the Movement Revolution Team. He is a passionate coach and pushes to maximize his client’s abilities.

Trent has been a sports and exercise enthusiast his whole life. He grew up in a small town in Iowa where he participated in football, track, basketball, and baseball. Trent found his passion for adaptive sports and fitness in college after realizing his father could have continued participating in sports after his car accident at age 20 left him disabled Trent has 11 years of personal training experience working with people with physical disabilities and in sports performance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

Adaptive sports led Trent to Chicago to pursue his career. Trent has worked at every level of competition within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. From 2005 to 2009, Trent worked with Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, coaching the Windy City Warriors. He then joined the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Sports Program in 2009 and grew that program into an elite Paralympic sports program. During his time at RIC, Trent worked in partnership with the Chicago Park District to create a citywide Chicago Skyhawks youth program and helped develop the RIC Hornets Championship Division team, coaching it to four Top 10 finishes. He has also worked with the U.S.A. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball program in the role of team leader for the group that claimed Bronze at the 2012 London Paralympics.

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Corey Emberton

MS - PWR! Instructor


Locations: Chicago

While receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education-Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University, Corey knew he had a passion for educating individuals through exercise in order to improve and continue the quality of life. He continued his academics and received a Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance-Exercise Physiology at Fort Hays State University. Throughout his time in graduate school, he utilized a Learn-By-Doing approach in order to increase individuals knowledge while teaching undergraduate Personal-Wellness courses and treating patients at the on campus Neuromuscular Wellness center.

Corey has an extensive background in providing individualized care to populations spanning all ages. Additionally, he has spent the last two years dedicating his time to help decrease functional limitations of people with Severe Arthritis, Chronic Low Back Pain, and Sciatica. His goal for each client is to not only decrease those functional limitations but to assist each person in reaching their goals.

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Daisy Murillo

Bs, - PWR! Instructor


Locations: Deerfield and Western Suburbs

Daisy was an athlete all throughout high school, but her studies at Illinois State opened her eyes to a new branch of fitness. Graduating with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Daisy then completed an internship at the top rehabilitation hospital in the country. There she began working with neurological disorders and adaptive fitness programs.

Daisy has the knowledge & experience to establish functional programs that are individualized to each client’s needs and abilities. She has a strong understanding of program development for conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and stroke recovery, among others. Daisy is a passionate trainer who pushes her clients toward their fitness goals. Her training methods provide her clients with educational tools that help them understand their condition and live a better quality of life.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with her two dogs. Daisy is fluent in Spanish and can provide for the needs of our Spanish speaking clientele.

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Breea Bell

MS, NASM-CES, PES - Exercise Physiologist


Locations: Deerfield & Western Suburbs

After graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Breea completed an internship working with adaptive fitness at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). It was during this time that she realized working with special populations was the career she wanted to pursue. Since her time at RIC, she has worked solely with the special population community, consisting of the geriatric population, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, among others. She also formerly ran a fitness center at an independent/assisted living community for three years prior to joining Movement Revolution.

Breea has her Masters Degree in Exercise Science with a dual concentration in Preventative Injury and Rehabilitation. She also is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) with both the Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist certifications in addition to her NASE Speed specialist Level II certification.

Breea has a personal connection with the Parkinson’s community as her grandfather had the disease for 12 years. Making a difference in the lives of individuals with adaptive needs is a passion she strives to achieve each day here at Movement Revolution.

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Olivia Duke

BS, CEP - Exercise Physiologist


Locations: Deerfield & Western Suburbs

Olivia has had a passion for helping others all her life. Her family’s struggles with heart disease sparked her interest in pursuing a career in a field where she could help patients with all chronic conditions. Olivia decided to break into the world of exercise rehabilitation obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology degree from Indiana University – Bloomington. During her time in school, she also completed multiple internships, where she gained experience in working with patients suffering from heart disease, stroke, and other debilitating conditions.


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