Workout Partnerz

Melrose Park, IL

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

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

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.
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Melrose Park, IL 60164

Years in business


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12 Reviews
  • Ray R. Aug 19, 2015
    I paid for 40 sessions and he stopped after 14 sessions. He did not respond to any of my messages (calls, emails, texts), although I knew he's responding to others, including my friend and on FB. It has been over two weeks and he hasn't refunded for 26 sessions, as requested. I would NOT recommend him, as he might rip you off as well.
  • Dave H. Aug 13, 2015
    Allen in awesome. I've worked out with him two to three days a week for over a year now. He keeps me focused and maintained. As a middle-aged executive, my lifestyle requires this ... and Allen adapts the regimen to my age, bad knees, aches and pains! :) Always a pleasure to recommend Allen to anyone looking for structure in their workouts.
  • Nick I. Aug 12, 2015
    Allen is awsome! He is able to work with you from whatever level of fitness your beginning at and build and improve from there. Many times I walked into a session feeling down and tired. I always left our workouts feeling better emotionally and physically more energetic!
  • Burton K. Aug 12, 2015
    I started working with Allen at Workout Partnerz in March of 2014, I weighed 226 pounds and had very little muscle tone. He put me on a two day a week schedule due to my work . I worked out Mondays and Wednesdays with him and on my own on Fridays. He counseled me on my food intake and had me work through multiple exercises, and by August 1, 2014, I was down to 202 and had definition where I had never had definition. I have continued to work out with him to the present time. Allen helps me challenge myself in my workouts and has helped me build back the strength I once had. I continue to work out and loose weight and will eventually reach my goal of 185. Oh by the way I was 68 years old when I started working out with him and I am 70 now.
  • Elizabeth K. Jun 16, 2013
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Donna B. Jun 15, 2013
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
  • Tom C. Jun 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.
  • Islam E. Jun 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!
  • Donna M. Feb 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.
  • Patrick C. Feb 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.
  • John-julian F. Oct 26, 2012
  • Patrick V. Feb 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....


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have received advanced certifications in Sports Nutrition
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Actually after losing 75lbs co workers encouraged me to help others lose weight and get fit! After hearing this multiple times I decided to give it a try and the rest is history!
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.