Rose Athletics empowers young ladies through fitness

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- For many, fitness is top of mind this time of year but for one woman, it’s always on the brain. She is using her passion to empower youth.

Christine Tackes, also known as Coach Chrissy, is the founder and owner of Rose Athletics. She says fitness is more than a New Year’s resolution, it’s a lifestyle.

“I’m a mom of 5. I have four girls and one boy, and I practice health and wellness with my children all the time. It is really a soft spot in my heart for youth, health, and wellness,” she said.

Coach Chrissy says she believes strongly in youth empowerment and fitness can be a great way to connect.

On the first Saturday of the new year, she’s hosted her youth wellness program, inviting a group of young ladies to get moving.

Having worked with at risk youth at a detention center, empowering young people is an important part of Coach Chrissy’s work.

She says she wants to pass her knowledge along.

"I feel like if we teach our children now, they will grow older and be able to take the health and wellness to a new level for themselves but also spread the word and inspire other women and kids when they get older just to take care of their bodies,” Tackes said.

Getting in shape is about more than just the body. It’s also about the mind and the soul, according to Coach Chrissy. That’s what she says she wants to teach the young people she works with.

She’s hoping to continue to motivate young girls to become healthier and encourage them to build their confidence.

"I always tell my clients the body achieves what the mind believes, and a lot of people feel like fitness is physical but it's mental,” she said.

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