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nothing to recommend but just to share my story. --- Fact evaluation: Progress tracked by Matt Johnson Trained by Marcin Grobelny (instagram- @grobelnym) Training Time - October 2016- June 2017 Training Intensity- three hour per week Aim- slim down, lose fat and lose weight. Life Outside Training (when I do not have session with trainer)- cardio (cardio), and 17 running races plus 1 bike event in 9 months (how I spent my lazy weekends). Life Outside Training (reality)- a Mon- Fri job that sit in front of the computer 9-6, sometimes weekday OT till late night, or might take my weekend too. Results- more toned up, people no longer say "it seems like you are a little bit less chubby" but "you look slimmer", ~5% fat ratio down. --- This week marks my last week with Chitown Trainer, it has been a very very great 9 month with Marcin that I did not only learn about workout move but also the psychological, health and nutrition, workout and recovery chapters that is totally a bonus to me. Marcin has been my very first friend in town and probably one that I meet most frequent out of all these time. I learnt about his education, and I believe his academic background and body building experience has made him a very unique trainer because he had been educating me in a all-rounded manner. As time goes, I started to learn more about my body and my mindset, as well as the key to stay consistent and balance through out my days. I eventually train harder and more frequent; and be more honest with myself about the diet and I have dropped my fat ratio through all the months. One thing that I did not expect to happen, is that I actually improved from 32min/5k to 27 min/5k in less than 4 months' time. I did not pick up any running training, I enjoy food fest in the new year, I had deep dish and (quite a lot of) cheat meal, but still, a 5 minute improvement in such a short distant run are actually all from the hard work from weight lifting with Marcin. I used to fear leg day as I started because lower body training back in middle school basketball time has bulk me up so much. However, now I start to love my leg days more -- and as a result I am getting a little big addictive with running as well, which I used to think it is super-very-extremely-so-boring. With the encouragement form Marcin, I actually run more than I thought I would. Counting back the weeks, I have nailed 18 city-events in 9 month's time. Given that Chicago is not my home city, this is definitely a life time PR. Meeting Marcin has definitely become a motion to get up early as we train at 0530 most of the time. As I am leaving Chicago, I would look forward to meet Marcin again with a more toned body to show off how I am able to apply things I learnt from him and all the hard work I put in even I am out of the country. --- Thank you Marcin!! :)
When we first met with Patrick we were skeptical at first. But after trying to keep a regular workout schedule ourselves and not seeing results we decided to give him a try. He was able to devise an exercise routine and diet that was tailor made for us, taking into consideration our limitations and injuries. We found his idea of dieting and calorie counting a bit challenging. In fact, we hated it. We hated all of his diet suggestions. But once we figured out what foods worked for us, keeping us full and staying within our calorie count; we started to see results and we had enough energy throughout the day and to not feel hungry at night. We both started with our clothes fitting a bit snug and looking sloppy. Today we STILL dont fit into our clothes. However, were proud to say theres a lot more room in them now. Aside from being leaner and meaner, our faces and skin look alot better and we feel better. Patrick has motivated us to eat better, keep fit, and stay in shape and not order a lot of pizza. Weve maintained our routine cardio and circuit training, make better food choices on a daily basis and even purchased a Reebok Stepper. His plan works. Thanks Patrick!!!!
JT helped me develop a fitness plan that was tailored to my goals. He helped me set my goals and establish the steps needed to accomplish them. He's very knowledgable in all aspects of health and fitness. From a proper diet to cardio and weight lifting I would absolutely recommend JT to anyone looking improve their health and lifestyle.
I started training with Chad in August of 2016 until July of 2017, and let’s just say that it made a difference. A little background about why I decided to get a trainer: I got engaged in July of 2016 and my fiancée and I decided to have our wedding the following year (in July). I noticed that I wasn’t making the best choices for a healthy life (I.e. not exercising enough, bad food choices, not doing strength training, etc). I wanted to look good for my wedding. So I made the decision to change my lifestyle to being a little bit more active and making better choices when it came to food. From the beginning, Chad asked me what my goals were and made sure I was successful in achieving them. His prices are not that bad either and are pretty affordable. After a a couple of months of training with him, my family, friends, fiancé, and including myself noticed how I have lost weight and was a bit more toned. I was happy for the first time in years with my body. Before having a trainer, I would only do cardio. However, after I began training with Chad, he taught me that cardio wasn’t the only thing I should be doing. He taught me strength training with the weights and with my body. I definitely learned a lot a with him. In the beginning it was hard and there were a couple of times I wanted to quit because I wasn’t seeing results right away. However, I kept on going because I knew it would take time. I’m glad I did because I noticed changes in myself. I noticed I had more energy and stregnth. I was sad that I had to stop having Chad as my trainer (I moved down to Florida in August). I have to say that after moving down here, I still incorporate many of the things Chad taught me about stregnth training and cardio into my workouts. If you are looking for a trainer, I would definitely hire Chad!
I was doing high intensity interval training, which caused serious injuries to my knee and shoulder, so I wanted to get back into full body resistance training and cardio. After reading reviews, I chose Dan. It has been a wonderful ride ever since. He's very smart, thoughtful, and incredibly enthusiastic. He spends a great deal of time tracking your numbers so that there is genuine accountability as to the extent of your progress. After I saw the orthopedist about my shoulder and went to physical therapy, Dan took the recommended physical therapy exercises and integrated them directly into my workouts. Very creative; very cool. He's easy to communicate by text or email, and incredibly responsive. He's also very knowledgeable about the Chicago performing arts scene, which I enjoy discussing with him. Bottom line: I'm getting stronger; feeling more fit and confident; and not getting injured. Dan's been great.
I have been working with Dan for years! He knows his stuff! He researches and creates workouts focused on the needs of each of his clients. Dan develops workouts that target and strengthen the weaker areas of my body, as well as working on general strength training and cardio.
A gym Danny was previously employed at paired me up with him as my trainer. I signed up there after spending two years at a boxing gym. My goal at the time was to incorporate more strength training into my routine, but continue boxing from time to time as that is a workout I truly enjoy. Ive been training with Danny now for almost a year. Prior to working with him, I had a lot of mixed feelings about working with a Personal Trainer. I no longer feel that way. Ive done strength training, boxing, kickboxing, and circuits with Danny. He continues to help me break bad habits I developed from my previous boxing gym. Im never bored with my PT sessions, I actually look forward to them and that is very important if youre just starting off making a lifestyle change, or continuing to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In June 2015, Danny put me up to a challenge to lose 6 lbs before my next weigh in with him, and with hard work and determination, I lost 8 lbs that month! This was after bouncing around the same weight for the past few years. This gave me the motivation to participate in a 90 day challenge at my gym, which led to me getting back down to my High School weight from 20 years ago. I highly recommend Danny has a trainer. His work with clients isnt just a job to him, its a passion. He brings a lot of experience and expertise; he has an awesome personality, is extremely positive, and wants to help you succeed.
What can I say-Chris is amazing! He will help you identify your goals and then reach them. He not only pushes during the work out, but also makes suggestions of fun cardio alternatives. Having worked with several trainers in the past, I can definitely say Chris is the best. He is pleasant (even at 7am, which is more than I can say), friendly and dedicated. If you have a goal, you will reach it with Chris and do it with a smile!
Greg meets and exceeds all my expectations. I hadn't worked out for a long time and needed the extra push so I found a personal trainer. I wanted to start running again and Greg helped me find the perfect balance between cardio and weight lifting. He's also not bad to look at😋 Seriously though, thumbs up👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
I started training with Juan about a month ago. He took a consultative approach like a doctor's visit. He asked about my goals, diet plan and workout experience. He also asked about prior injuries to avoid re-injury. The first workout, he identified the course of action to implement. Perhaps his biggest strength is his focus on proper technique. I tend to power through the workout and hold my breathe. Juan takes note of these corrections and identifies them during future workouts. That's impressive! I like how he focuses on weight training, cardio and core.
Our family has been training with Gary for the past five years. In addition to providing great strength training, cardio exercise and diet information, Gary is very knowledgeable about working with clients recovering from injuries. He has safely and effectively guided us back to full health after we have completed phycial therapy. His one on one training, attention to individual needs and cutting edge technique, makes him a standout in this field.
I highly recommend Coach Qwik for anyone trying to achieve their fitness goals. He's a great fitness and life motivator and pushes you to do better. Despite the hard work he makes you put in, I am always excited for my next session. I couldn't see myself with another trainer/coach.
I began going to Edge Fitness and Performance in 2014 and would like to say this is one unique gym. The workouts at first may seem intense but they fly by, before you know it the hour is up and you’ve gotten in an amazing cardio workout. You cannot get the same workout in a regular gym. Here you receive a personal trainer with every class and can attend a few days a week up to unlimited classes, depending on your package, for much less than hiring on a standard personal trainer. The environment is very friendly and up beet. The staff and owner are all so knowledgeable and really care about their clients and helping them in meeting their goals. They know each individual member by name and everyone is treated like family. The atmosphere is very positive, energetic and motivating. Each year the gym holds an award ceremony and dinner for the members. Members are recognized for their hard work and accomplishments which again hits more on a personal level where as you would not receive acknowledgements like this at a regular gym. I would highly recommend Edge Fitness and Performance to others.
I highly recommend hiring Jessica. She is so knowledgeable about the body and knows exactly what your body needs! Every workout is individualized daily and she really uses your strengths to build up your weaknesses. She not only has a vast array of skills, but she is also super kind and makes you feel extremely comfortable. I am doing yoga and kickboxing and my husband is doing yoga with her and we could not ask for a better trainer!!
Fuel your training workouts have been a super positive experience for me! My friend and I were working out with another trainer at the gym and the trainer suddenly stopped answering our calls. Vera and I are good friends and we use the workouts to push each other and connect on a weekly basis. FYT came to our rescue!! Linda and Johnny realized that what we need is a total body workout and proceeded to teach us about proper nutrition and habits. I am inspired each week to keep this up and further challenge myself the rest of the week Cardio Cardio Cardio !!! Linda is our primary trainer who is very informed and motivating! Johnny backs her up too . I greatly appreciate their professionalism and flexibility. I would recommend them to my best friends.
My dollars could not have been better spent. Julie's knowledge and experience is obvious. Her ability to direct my fitness with respect to cardio, weights, nutrition and stress management has changed my approach to life. She is an amazing motivator. She inspires me and has provided me with challenging workouts that have allowed me to attain my goals.
Ian is amazing! He keeps the sessions focused, positive and productive. Workouts are designed for a range of fitness levels combining cardio,strength and toning and are never the same! You see and feel results. His knowledge of diet and nutrition offers insight and ideas to improve your health and fitness. Primal Fit provides a workout and environment that I highly recommend.
I trained with Jason for more than 3 years while living in the suburbs of Chicago. Jason helped me in losing weight while building muscle and cardio endurance. I had always been resistant to cardio and now I am running 2 to 3 half marathons a year. Jason is also very understanding and realistic with his approach. He understands the every day challenges of maintaining a work life balance not only with being fit but in maintaining a healthy diet.
Archie is a wonderful trainer who gets the job done. Everything from running , toning and hard cardio turned out great.
Sarah is a fantastic trainer. She is really knowledgable about weightlifting, cardio, stretching/muscle groups and diet. She has advice on it all, which really helped with seeing results. Before training with Sarah, I did not realize the importance of a strong core. She has shown me the importance by teaching me some great core exercises that have helped my overall strength dramatically.
She had taught me new things in working out, put me back on track during a difficult time of my life. She had focused me on what is important with training and the difference between overtraining and training to best benefit the body. I went from 360 to to 285 in a year, with training with Taylor. I can definitely say she had a lot to do with saving my life, I was at a breaking point when I first started. She guided me to a new me that basically forgot about the benefits of being fit in many areas, cardio, weights, core. As she imbedded in my head, "do not let anything get in a way of a workout". I am adding a before and after picture of my change in my body. I have faith and trust in Taylor with training my kids once they get a little older to put them on the same track as myself. I want to thank Taylor for all what she has done.