Cristina Panagopoulos

Chicago, IL 60005

Cristina Panagopoulos graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. She was a former professional contemporary dancer and loves the study of movement. She became a certified trainer and metabolic coach through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2006. Throughout the years she earned her American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA) for Nutrition and Wellness Consulting and is an ACE & NASM Personal Training Teacher. In summer of 2015 she completed her Orthopedic Exercise Specialist title through ACE along with pre and post natal pregnancy training. Most recently, she completed her first E-cookbook titled, "Healthy Eating: Balanced Meals for Men and Women."  Her passion is helping her clients succeed their goals and teaching them how to live healthier lifestyles through exercise and meal planning.   Cristina is also very involved in the bodybuilding industry and trains  a handful of athletes to compete every year through the National Physique Committee. She herself is a Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor taking home 1st place at her first competition at NPC Northern Indiana in figure along with many other competitions throughout the years.

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About Me


  • BFA, University of Illinois

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Jun 30, 2016
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
Not Verified

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Cristina's Locations

CW Physique

45 W Northwest Hwy
arlington heights, IL 60006

CW Physique

Within 25.00 miles of 60005 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$100.00 / hr, Discount rate for packages

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1st Place NPC Figure Competition- Northern Indiana
  • Top 5 Trainer in "Chicago's Best Fitness Clubs" in 2013
  • 1st Place NPC Figure Competition- Northern Indiana
  • Top 5 Trainer in "Chicago's Best Fitness Clubs" in 2013

Languages Spoken

English, Italian



3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by tay l on Aug 05, 2014

    I started working with Cristina after the first of the year to get in shape and lose weight. I have been seeing her twice a week ever since and I could not be happier with my experience! Cristina and CW Physique are truly one of a kind. She is so caring, professional, versatile, friendly , fun and on top of her fitness and weight loss knowledge. Gyms and trainers can often be daunting - Cristina has made my experience laid back and incredibly enjoyable - not to mention the incredible results in the first few weeks of working with her! She works with clients on an individualized program to meet their specific needs and wants as well as ensures that they see successful results. No one training session is the same - it is fun to do something different every day and not get bored or used to the same routine. I am thrilled with my training and results and recommend CW Physique to anyone looking for a fun and exciting fitness and weight loss experience.

  • by Cristina Panagopoulos on Aug 05, 2014

    When I first started working with Cristina, I hadn't exercised in quite a long while and Cristina was exactly what I needed to get started. When I have an appointment with Cristina I have no problem motivating myself to get to the gym for a work out. Cristina is very engaging and positive. She constructs creative workouts that consistently build strength, flexibility, and endurance. Most of all, it’s fun. Recently, my husband and I took a hiking vacation in Colorado and I was able to achieve challenging hikes that I never would have been able to complete before working with Cristina. I felt such a wonderful sense of achievement and had the privilege of seeing some beautiful views I otherwise would have missed. Cristina gets much of the credit for helping me achieve this goal as well as many more goals to come as we continue to work together.

  • by Cristina Panagopoulos on Aug 05, 2014

    Training with Cristina was a life-changing experience for me. Not only did she teach me the CORRECT way to train my body (contrary to what I thought was correct for 8 years prior), but she also helped me open my mind to a new way of approaching health and fitness altogether. The whole experience was so positive for me, I am now pursuing my own personal training certifications so I too can teach others how to live healthy and happy lives.