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Chicago Personal Life Coaches

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Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yami F.
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Working with Nicole was an awesome experience, she was a miracle healing person who brought all my tension and pain down to zero with the good energy i could feel in my body.She was extremely helpful and taught me several things i can do myself to help with my issues, she took the time to listen. Very professional and i would describe her like an angel spirit that was in the perfect time of my life to help me. I do recommend her and can wait to go for a next session with her. :)

Chitown Trainer
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
Nilou M.
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I highly recommend Chitown Trainer whose owner is Konrad Koczwara. My personal trainer is Alonza Thornton who has been highly skilled in quickly defining sets of exercises that work well for my goals. He has also done an excellent job in listening to my feedback in order to fine tune my exercises to maximize results. He pays a lot of attention to your exercise form to ensure that the appropriate set of muscles are used; this is a skill that all personal trainers do not possess. I highly recommend Alonza Thornton.

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Weightloss Transformation
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dianna K.
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Wow, where do I start? We all have our own goals and needs when it comes to weight lost, toning, nutrition. Patrick exceeded my expectations. He is attentive, he cares about my goals, easy to communicate with and knowledgeable. Even though we think we know what we need to do to achieve our goals....we may not, and if you do it really helps to have someone help you stay focused and give you guidance. There are many great things I can say about this experience with Patrick but what was important to me was feeling comfortable having a trainer come to my house and being able to reach my goals. Patrick did just that...but you have to work at it. If you do your workouts and listen to his nutritional advice it will work. It is working for me! Another thing that is important to me is I did not want to go to a gym. Takes too much time out of my day and didn't want to pay for a gym membership on top of a personal trainer. I really love working out in my own home and needed a personal trainer more than a club membership. Again...its working!! Patrick is punctual with his arrival and with sending any information he says he's going to send such as my workouts. He's genuine, funny and just a great person. Thanks Patrick!!

Donohue Life Coaching
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Ben R.
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Patrick is a fantastic, great, and genuine guy. He has background in education, and coaching sports teams that makes him unique and down to earth. Patrick's genuine ability to be personable, relatable, truly caring about your success makes him truly stand out amongst the sea of personal and professional coaches.

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April L.
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Ellen has literally helped me change my life and helped me through so many life and career transitions. I am so grateful to have hired her as a coach. She has helped me through everything from negotiating contracts for senior level positions, resume writing and job hunting for my ideal position to completely changing careers and starting my own business. She will walk you through unknown territory and provide support and accountability for you to have confidence and clarity to push ahead and pursue your dreams and goals. I highly recommend her services if you are looking to take your life and career to the highest potential!

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360FIT, LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria K.
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I've never been one to go to the gym or workout because I would always start and never see any results. When I started with Andrew I wasn't sure what to expect. But after a month of having him as my personal trainer I always wonder why I haven't started sooner! He always keeps me motivated and makes working out fun! The workouts are personalized to what I can do and he encourages me to push harder and do what I never thought I could do! Long story short, he's awesome and I definitely recommend him to everyone! And on the plus side after a month I was down 8 pounds and 5inches from my waist!🙌🏻🙌🏻😁

We Fit U
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Amy K.
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Ken met with my husband and me to assess our fitness levels and match us with a personal trainer. He gave us a great first workout and answered all of our questions. He then matched us with Kasia, who is a FABULOUS trainer! We have had ten sessions with her so far and intend to keep going indefinitely. I am a beginner, while my husband is more advanced. Kasia is able to help me focus on form and technique while providing a killer workout for my husband in the same session. Love working with her, and cannot recommend Personal Best enough!

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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Laura is a natural relationship and life coach: intuitive, insightful, supportive, positive, human. She asks us pertinent questions that we don't see for ourselves. My partner and I have been doing coaching with Laura with a focus on how we communicate with one another, trust, staying in the present, keeping an eye on our pasts so we do not unconsciously let the past have too much influence on how we do our present. I recommend her interventions without hesitation.

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Physical Peak
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimi M.
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After discussing my fitness goals, Elijah explained the general outlines of his plans and expectations. His style is simple and easy. I think most personal trainers are very knowledgable and very good at what they do. Elijah stood apart, however, from other trainers I have worked with in the past. He is particularly commendable because he is personable, genuine and fun. He also made it clear that I had to do my part as recommended by him, such as eating habits. He is also not afraid to talk about finances. I would recommend anybody to at least try a few sessions with him. You will know what I am talking about.

Keep It Sexy Fitness
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Esthela G.
Verified review

Chaun has been training me for over one month and I can say that I am loving the results. I have become stronger, toned and have lost a good percentage of body fat. Chaun is a great personal trainer. The workouts are great and is never a routine. Chaun is also great on giving me advise on what foods to eat to help me reach my goals faster.

Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel T.
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I contacted Jill about hiring an in home personal trainer for my 75 year old mother after she had achilles surgery and was done with physical therapy but still unable to function comfortably in everyday life. My mom has been training with Nicki for a few months (she told me in the beginning she was just going to do "a few sessions") and has improved wonderfully. My mother likes to say she "gave up a cruise" to train with Nicki, but she insists it is totally worth it! My mother is not an easy one to please, and was a hard sell for training in the first place. Kudos to Nicki for winning her over and making a difference!

C Double Fitness
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Stacie G.
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CC is the best trainer I have ever worked with. He listened to my needs and goals, designed workout programs that pushed me. He mixed up the workouts to keep challenging my body. I accomplished personal best I never thought were possible. Give him a call...you won't be disappointed.

  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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I am 61 yrs. old. I recently lost 15 lbs. and needed to firm up a bit. I wanted a trainer to come to me for the convenience and since my building has a gym. Mike has worked with me for about 4 weeks and I am seeing my body taking shape. Mike is very attentive and easy to work with. He returns messages promptly. He listens to what I would like to achieve. The work outs are well felt, but not so hard I feel like I'm doing boot camp. He provides nutritional support as well. He is always on time for my workouts. He is very patient. I highly recommend Mike as a personal trainer. Lori S.

Top Pro
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kat H.
Verified review

If you long to get unstuck and build the life and career you want, make an investment in yourself and book a session with Sarah. She is my go-to life coach to keep me inspired, motivated and empowered.

Heavy Metal Fitness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jelena G.
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Bob helps me strive to be as physically fit as I can be. He supports me when I am working towards my goals whether it be weight loss or training goals when I am working towards a specific race for swimming and running. He also has given me opportunities to train with others in small groups which helps with motivation and has helped me work with the athletes that I coach, always being positive and motivating!

A-Z Nutrition & Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Muzzammil I.
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What I like about Aiga Jekabsone is that she knows how to motivate me, she makes each of my training sessions challenging but rewarding. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as your personal trainer if you want to achieve your fitness and health goals.

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Alex Cook Health
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue T.
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From the moment I met Alex , I knew he was a person that could help me achieve new goals and also the one that would help change my life for the better. I started training with Alex last April. During the last 6 months I have been challenged and pushed by Alex, and he has taught me a great deal. He makes working out fun and inspires me to reach new goals. I have been very impressed by Alex's passion to help clients, his knowledge, and his ability to connect with his clients. Alex is very caring and attentive to what each client needs, what their limits are, and how far he can push them. He encourages and motivates me to do better, and yet he knows how much I am capable of. He deserves 5 out of 5 stars from me. I plan to continue to work with Alex.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan T.
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Jill is amazing!! She's a wonderful instructor. Amazing, insanely-talented coach with an up-lifting personality. The classes are so much fun and very beneficial to all aspects of your well-being. She is very flexible with my busy schedule. I'm so grateful to have been introduced to Jill, she's helped me to tone my core, increase my flexibility and has helped reduce my over all stress. I highly, highly recommend that you drop in for a few classes - it'll be a decision you won't regret!

  • 20 years in business
Jason P.
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Curtis is a master teacher. His presentation skills and content are excellent and always carry a message that can be utilized in everyday life. His story is inspirational as well. I would highly recommend using Curtis to speak to any age group or demographic; from college to corporate.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan S.
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I don't know where to begin... Ashley helped me plan out my entire career path from my first year of college all the way to the day I received the offer letter from the employer. She doesn't only help you establish your career path she helps you rationally breakdown all the milestones you'll need to hit in order to accomplish your personal career goals. All in all, I owe many thanks to Ashley for my career growth. Without her expertise and advice I would not be in the position I am in today.

  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary C.
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I've worked with Rachel for 18 years and I honestly have to say she saved my life. I 'v lost weight and have adopted a much healthier lifestyle because of her. She is a great personal trainer.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a life coach?

A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

What is a health coach?

A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

How much does a life coach cost?

A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

What is a holistic wellness coach?

When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

Why get a life coach?

People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

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