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Tired of the grueling commute to New York City and the lifestyle it commands, Rona Chowenhill set out on a major career move and began creating what is now ProBody. A most unlikely candidate to ever adopt the "sport" of bodybuilding, Ms. Chowenhill majored in Dance at Skidmore College before setting her sights on Business. A chance encounter at the 92nd Street YMCA, with the founder of New York City's first women's bodybuilding gym marks the beginning of her discovery of weight training. Sidelining her early career at Glamour magazine traveling the country hosting fashion events, Rona became a personal trainer at The Sports Training Institute. Freelancing as a fitness writer and editor for publications such as Muscle & Beauty, Feeling Great and the Esquire Fitness Clinic, Rona was able to support her new found enthusiasm for weight training. Later returning to her roots in fashion & beauty, she has been fortunate to enjoy many creative career opportunities in public relations, interior design and marketing with companies such as; Saks Fifth Avenue, PMK, Inc., Chanel, Inc., Ethan Allen, and Harper's Bazaar.

Undeniably her most exciting project to date, ProBody draws on all areas of her expertise, from the ground-up design of the center, to the development of the "ultimate personal training experience" and a whole new 'brand' of fitness. Bringing her true passion for weight training and fitness to life, ProBody is dedicated to her parents, Fran and Framp Chowenhill.

Rona received her certification as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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