Cherie Hart Steffen is a Pittsburgh, PA, area PR + Social Media Specialist. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer who earned her certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She’s also certified by NASM as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, and a Youth Exercise Specialist.
In January 2010, an embarrassing comment from a teacher and a remembered promise to her recently-deceased mother set Cherie out on a weight loss journey to get healthy, shed pounds, become fit and regain a passion for life. She ended up accomplishing all of that in addition to discovering a passion for fitness, good nutrition, health and wellness. After losing 85 pounds at home through hard work, sheer dedication and clean-eating, this led Cherie to become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Cherie is a firm believer that there is no secret, no potion, no trick. You simply must work out, eat clean, repeat, repeat, repeat and you’ll get there.
Cherie is also the owner and writer of Cherie Runs This, a health and wellness weight loss/get fit blog she maintains as a way to inspire and motivate others to begin their own journeys to the fit life. Always honest and putting it out there for all to read, she takes a common sense and sometimes tough love approach to the ups and downs, ins and outs and trials and tribulations that happen along a weight loss journey. Whether making you laugh, cry, nod your head in agreement, or shake your head in disbelief, Cherie strives to show you that you don’t have to be a celebrity endorsed by a weight loss company or a contestant on a weight loss show—you can be you and you can lose the weight and get fit with your own gumption and dedication.
Cherie seeks to inspire, motivate and help others on their journey to fitness and health while using progressive strategies in consideration of all types and levels of fitness. Her specializations are cardiovascular conditioning for weight loss, weight training for building lean muscle, stretching, flexibility and balance training and fitness for daily living.
Cherie’s endearing story and fitness tips have been featured in several national publications, including SELF Magazine, Fitness Magazine and several times in Women’s Running Magazine. Cherie has also been featured online through The Huffington Post, AOL, Shape, Fitness Magazine, and CNN. In December 2012, Women’s Running Magazine listed Cherie as one of “12 Favorite Bloggers on the Run.” Cherie has also published two fitness articles online with Orca Health. In addition, Cherie has worked with many companies and brands through her blog, including Nike, Under Armour, Athleta, Mizuno, Chobani, Sparkly Soul, PowerSox, Designer Whey, GNC, and more. In December 2013, Cherie was filmed in a NASM promotional video to share her weight loss journey and inspire others to get fit and eat healthy.