Cindy Kuzma

Cindy Kuzma is wearing a black blazer over a blue shirt and jeans. She has brown hair.
Title: Freelance writer, author, and podcaster
Education: Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Baylor University
Expertise: Running (certified running coach)
  • Co-author, "Breakthrough Women's Running: Dream Big & Train Smart"
  • Co-author, "Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries"
  • Co-host, The Injured Athletes Club podcast


Cindy Kuzma is a freelance writer, author, and podcaster in Chicago. She first moved there to earn her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Once she saw the Lakefront Trail, she decided to stay. There, she’s trained for and completed 23 marathons, including seven in Boston.

Her six years working for medical journals taught her the way around a research paper; now, she’s fascinated by exercise science and how findings in the lab can help everyday athletes improve their performance, prevent injury, and live healthier lives. She also writes frequently about elite runners and Paralympic competitors; everyday athletes accomplishing extraordinary things; health and medical news; and the active community in Chicago, where winter forges deep bonds between those brave enough to train through it.

Whether your goals are to run your best or to live a happy, healthy life, I want to help you get there.


Cindy has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, including a specialization in biomedical reporting; a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University; and has completed additional coursework in anatomy, physiology, and biology at Northwestern University.

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