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Workout Partnerz

Melrose Park, IL

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About Workout Partnerz

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I provide one-on-one personal fitness training to get you in shape and to keep you that way! If you have been wanting to get in shape, what's stopping you? Take it from someone who has "been there; done that!"

I dropped 75 lbs, lowered my body fat from 29% to 8.5%, and made a career change, so I am here to help guide you through the process!

My services are available in-home, plus the following:


* Private gym in Northbrook, and Glenview areas
* Private 30,000-square-foot facility in River North
* Semi Private Gym in Glendale Heights
* Hardcore Gym in Andersonville

All facilities are private or semi private, so there are no crowds and no waiting, with easy parking available. If you prefer, I can come to you. Workout at home in as little as a 10 x 16 area! Get real results in the privacy of your own home! In most cases no additional charges for housecalls!

If you have a home gym or gym where you live, that's great, but if not, I will bring any equipment needed for an overall workout!

I create fun and effective routines to help achieve your goal in a timely manner. I offer a full-service program including nutrition consultation and meal planning, an exercise routine and monthly or weekly goal tracking. I work with weight-loss clients as well as clients who are looking to bulk up and add muscle mass.

For weight loss or general fitness, super sets are incorporated to an hour-long workout. For muscle building, a pyramid strength training workout is used, as well as drop sets and muscle pumping intensity!

All workouts are based on your current fitness level! We can start guns blazing out of the gate or at a slower pace until you build up more strength and endurance! There is no pressure to jump through a flaming hoop, at least not initially!

I work 7 days a week and am committed to helping you achieve your fitness goals and keeping you motivated and challenged!

Now, it is time to get fit!

Location

Chicago IL
Melrose Park, IL 60164

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  • 5/5 stars June 16, 2013

    Allen has been a great trainer! I wanted to lose weight and that is exactly what is happening! I can totally feel the burn well after the workout and he is great with food tips and advice. He'll even tell you what to eat at a restaurant. I have been trying to lose weight for years and he is making the process much easier with his methods and support. I would recommend Allen to anyone who is looking for an excellent personal trainer.

  • 5/5 stars June 15, 2013

  • 5/5 stars June 13, 2013

    In the 6 months that I've been working with Allen I've dropped 30 lbs and am now under 200lbs for the 1st time in over a decade! Allen does a great job at challenging and motivating me to get to that next level. The variety of exercises combined with Allen's stories make the hour fly by, and he comes to my home. It can't get any more convenient than that.

  • 5/5 stars June 11, 2013

    Allen has been training me for well over a year now and he comes to my house 4 times a week. I have a hectic schedule and I am only available in the early mornings at 6 am. Before finding Allen, I had a hard time finding a trainer that was willing to work with my schedule until I found Allen who was flexible, understanding and willing to work with my availability. Once we started training together, I was amazed by his effectiveness as a trainer, nutritionist and an overall guru with a variety of exercises, training techniques, and supplement recommendations to go along with my training. I have worked with many trainers in the past, I think Allen is trainer #6 and I can honestly say he is the real deal! I am in the best shape of my life even though I am approaching 40 years old. It also helps that he is very punctual and in over a year, he has never shown up a minute late to a workout!

  • 5/5 stars February 21, 2013

    Allen Konchinsky is the best trainer I have ever had. He is professional, intelligent and well-informed. He has a great ability to judge exactly what will challenge me and yet be doable for me. He always varies the workout so that it stays interesting. His guidance has helped me lose weight and build stamina. I recommend Allen Konchinsky highly.

  • 5/5 stars February 18, 2013

    Allen was recommended to me, and as a first time gym & trainer user, he guided me through the basics and made the experience both worthwhile and enjoyable. Without Allan's approach, I probably would not have continued, and I learned so much about the value of the exercise I do and the food that I eat. I highly recommend Allen, he is a top notch trainer, and I certainly look forward to working with him again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars October 26, 2012

  • 5/5 stars February 2, 2012

    Allen is a really great trainer, and a great human being, he truly cares about you as a customer and he pushes you every step of the way until you achieve your goal, i contacted him to build some muscle, ( i am a skinny guy) started my sessions about 4 months ago and i have gained about 15 pounds since i started. I used to have a trainer at Xsport, and there is no way to compare the quality of the service provided, you get a FULL HOUR of non stop training with constant supervision, his customer service and attention to detail is great and you really feel that you are "investing" your time and money. Even after the work out he motivates you and gives you advice about what to eat and what not to eat, or extra tips and things you can do on your own. So if you are reading this and you really want to get results, you know what to do....

  • 5/5 stars March 18, 2011

    I have been using workout partnertz since august and I have lost 26 lbs while adding muscle. My stamina has increased tremendously and when I now look in the mirror I see the man I was 10-12 years ago.
    This is all due to Mr. Konchinsky's knowledge of what is needed for each individual to achieve their respective goals. I can not recommend his services enough if you are ready for a positive change in your life.
    Cal Lazenby

  • 5/5 stars March 15, 2011

    I have had Allen, owner of Workout Partnerz, as my personal trainer for over a year now. He has done a great job of keeping me motivated by continually providing new types of exercises, making the workouts challenging and providing excellent guidance on eating healthier. After a work out you really feel as if you have accomplished something. He is also very concientious and reliable. I highly recommend Allen if you are serious about getting in shape.

  • 5/5 stars March 15, 2011

    My year of Personal Training with Allen has been a great experience. I have accomplished more with getting this body together with Allen for one year than I had in 35 years (gym memberships, prepaid personal trainers and equipment at home) Allen really cares about helping you meet your goal and is dedicated to you reaching your goal in a safe non-competitve, personal setting. (well except that he makes is look easy sometimes..ok thats just my body rebelling against exercising..lol) I am only stopping training with Allen because I moved out of state.

  • 5/5 stars March 13, 2011

    Allen is the perfect trainer for someone who needs the motivation and support to keep going. I have lost over 30lbs and won't stop until I achieve my ultimate goal. Allen does what it takes to get u in when u can make it. He gives the proper diet and as long as u stick to it, it works. His workouts r adjusted to meet your level and pushes u to meet your goals. If their is a better trainer in IL, he or she would have to b the perfect trainer because Allen is pretty close to perfect.

  • 5/5 stars March 12, 2011

    Al is great! Always on time with a variety of exercises to keep me going the correct direction. I've lost 40 lbs. following his eat 300 strategy. My muscles have made an amazing return after yrs of back pain had reduced me to a former husk of a used up shell of a man.

  • 5/5 stars March 11, 2011

    Allen is a great trainer. I've lost tons of weight since I started working out with him, and I'm in much better shape. He knows a lot about diet and nutrition in addition to exercise. He's very comfortable to work with. He's a sincere, hard-working guy. I can't recommend him enough.

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  • Besides offering in home training I provide complete nutrition information and can go as far as demonstrating how to prepare your healthy nutritious meals for the week! Most people like to talk about weight loss, These people however I do not take as clients, I take serious people that have had too many pounds on them and are now ready to do something about it!
    Jul 07, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  • Have Weights,Will Travel now really specialzing in training where I come to you! Also training can be done outside or in a park weather permitting!
    Jul 03, 2013 at 11:46 am

  • Available for in home personal fitness training and/or semi private gyms in Northbrook, Glendale Heights, River North & Andersonville
    May 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. My job/jobs is managing people. Now with their diet and exercise routine when with me and other off site cardio activity. I even text/email clients a few times a week to ensure they stick to meal plan and dont get off track.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Meet with me or another trainer, try 2-3 sessions and see if its for you! Personal training is not for everyone but if you want results and dont want to wait years it is the way to go! Training styles vary so see what works for you. Keep in mind that you should find someone you feel comfortable with as this person will be basically directing you for 2-3 hours a week. Who wants to take orders from a drill sargent type personality or someone that barks orders in a rude manner. Check out a potential trainer and ask for a sample of what exercises you will be doing and if there are breaks, time for water etc. Know what you are getting into and ask lots of questions now. if a trainer is moody or irritable you will find this out now. Also be honest with any potential trainer. Disclose medical issues, sore joints, limitations such as bad knee etc.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Clients are instructed in proper exercise technique, quantity of exercise and intensity but, it does fall on them to be disciplined in regards to calorie intake and eating smaller portions at proper intervals throughout the day.
While results are slow sometimes it directly falls back on eating and no activity level besides one of olympic proportions could possibly burn all the mis-eaten calories of an out of control diet!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I stand out because I lost 75lbs so can relate to my clients. I also have testimonials and am results oriented. Also its a passion for me to work with, assess and then begin to help change someones life! While I do need enough clients to stay in business, I believe in quality over quantity and only train one body at a time unless however 2 people signed up together. I do encourage couples of all kinds to train together and a couples package is just 20% additional then training solo, not like double the rate as some of the larger gyms out there. I provide the one on one that many people need to push them, offer nutritional support up to and including regular texts checking on food eaten on a particular day and inquiring about extra cardio or activities done on a clients off day

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Helping others achieve their goal using my expertise. Enjoying the successes and stories of others as they begin to see progress! Seeing a client go from a 40" waist to a 36" waist, now that is quite powerful and incredibly motivating. Imagine their freinds noticing all the changes and all the comments they will start to get. The happier, healthier times ahead will make all the difference and make me feel satisfied as well.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. They usually ask my rate or if I did steroids.

I say my rates vary depending on package and I have never done steroids. Clients ask me if they can have a cheat day. To this i reply "you have been cheating for 10 years" How about 6 months of "No Cheating"!

I am asked how to build or tone a specific bodypart and its a difficult answer as the body reduces weight evenly so spot reduction is very difficult. Building ti however is an entirely different matter and that can be done.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I train one on one however occasionionally take group. One client had a baby and was going to miss an appointment since she could not find a sitter. I told her to bring the baby with her and a stroller or walker. This turned out to be good and since it was just a group that trained with her they knew the baby and didnt mind. No clients have ever had to cancel since!!!!!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. i wish potential clients knew that its always time for fitness and its never too late, they are never too old and even if they only have 30 minutes a day 3 times a week they can begin a program based on that. The basic principal to lose weight is to burn up more calories then you take in. So sure exercise burns these up however an individual can easily eat less, cut back on carbs and do simple things like take stairs instead of an elevator, can pick the farthest parking spot at mall instead of closest, can really make smarter choices all day long. Simple fixes include selection a low cal salad dressing perhaps cutting 100 plus calories. Also dont drink your calories. Whole milk, juices and some sports drinks are packed with calories. Select zero calorie water or something with 25 or less calories as your beverage of choice with meals and throughout the day.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. I offer session packages monthly:
2 sessions per week
3 sessions per week
4 sessions per week

10, 20 or 30 session packages

additionally single sessions start at $65 but a discount is available when you purchase 10 or more

Ask about my monthly special or discounted timeslot

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I would have them greatly research it and check out large chains and small independant studios. While it is a great business to enter, it does take a few years to become established. Ideally one would start part time around another job and then break into it full time based on client demand.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Should you eat before working out? It is best to eat minimially prior to workout as you will burn more fat and be more energetic. if you eat a big meal you will be dragging and are likely to burn less fat. This works best for morning workouts. I am a big believer in avoiding carbs pre-workout as you will burn more fat while working out this way. Then carbs are eaten after workout when they will assist with muscle building and shuttle protein to muscle cells throughout the body!

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