Kris Cameron is the owner of ReNu Your Life Fitness & Parkinson’s Wellness, a mobile business serving the Eastern Iowa Corridor. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and is listed on the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals. Kris has dedicated over 20 years to the health and fitness of others.
Kris received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Sociology and is currently working on a Master’s in Public Administration, Health & Human Services. She obtained her personal training certification in 2001. That same year, she started working for the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA as a personal trainer before becoming the fitness director at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA. Kris was also employed with Mercy Fitness Center before starting her own mobile personal training and wellness business in 2010.
Kris has worked with all ages from children to frail elderly, but her specialty is medical fitness and working with older adults. With a background in healthcare and physical rehabilitation, Kris has experience working with clients who have orthopedic injuries, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, bariatric surgery, mental disorders, and stroke. Her primary focus is Functional Fitness and Falls Prevention. She is also certified through the Ohio Health Delay the Disease-Exercise and Parkinson's program as well as through the Arthritis Foundation and teaches classes for both organizations. Kris collaborates with healthcare providers from physicians to physical therapists to provide continuation of care.
Kris is an experienced, professional speaker, writer, blogger, and is active on social media. She has written for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, appeared in television news interviews, and on a local radio show. As the daughter of a Person with Parkinson’s, one of her primary interests is researching and learning about neuroplasticity and the role exercise plays in brain health. Kris serves as an executive board member with the Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, as well as the Medical Fitness Network.