My yoga teaching career started in 2009 - and I continue teaching one-on-one and small group classes weekly through my website,
You can find me Sundays at ToneUpFitness gym as well as outdoors at the local parks. Brand new this summer, I'm excited to be adding a Functional Fitness & Yoga series at ARC Physical Therapy in Elmhurst, IL.
I call my teaching style Adventure Fitness, curating a selection of classes that challenge, yet are fun and inspire. All levels are always welcome.
 Enjoy some of my favorite photos from my classes and adventures on the Lake Michigan.  Also, be sure to learn more at,
Life is full of meandering paths. If our path was smooth and straight, we wouldn’t become the people we are. The bumps I encountered in the road are when I was forced to persevere. When I first learned to paddle board, I was terrified of falling off my board. I wouldn’t allow myself to relax, my muscles became so tense I wasn’t able to breath and notice my surroundings.
But when I finally learned to relax, to ground into my feet, to remain rooted and upright and strong – well, after that anything was possible, and still is.
Paddle boarding is the ultimate parallel of life. We fear falling in every sense of the word, but it’s when we fall, and learn to fall with grace, that’s when we become who we are destined to be.
It’s incredible to witness any one of my students move through the stages of fear and lack of confidence and in the end, emerge determined and strong – it’s really something to behold, and it's changed me beyond words.  ~Mary Lou
As a paddler, my company has been focused on sustainability towards our lakes & beaches before SUP and SUPYoga became the buzz word that is it today. We are committed to continue working with those who hold the same values towards our natural environment and reducing negative human impact on our lakes and rivers on which we play.
Photos are property of Mary Lou Cerami and may not be reproduced without permission, Thank you. Photos were all taken with the bomb-proof Olympus TG- Tough series cameras through the years. Enjoy my adventures! Follow me on my social media channels as well as my Adventure Fitness website at And this summer we celebrated twelve years of teaching. Life just doesn't get better than that. Good vibes!
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