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I found a handful of trainers using thumbtack and spoke to most of them about my goals and what I was looking to accomplish. Ryan stood out to me by actually being responsive to the reasons I was looking for a trainer in our first conversation and provided an outline of how he would help. He didn't jump right in to a sales pitch of 5x a week workouts with chest days and leg days. He didn't push any products or trendy fitness crazes. It was very clear that he has been able to successfully coach people of varying fitness experience, age, and health status because of his uniquely in-depth knowledge that allows flexibility to tailor sessions based on the individual- not a program. I hired Ryan because I wanted a professor of total fitness. Ryan provided nutritional guidance that was rooted in research and years of study. I was able to take away guidelines for structuring my diet to better my overall health- and to understand why and how it works. Ryan also provided unique and challenging workouts each session. He was attentive to technique and to ability. I never felt uncomfortable or like I was being overexerted- but I always left physically exhausted and feeling good. Whether we were using dumbbells or climbing the rope, my safety was in the forefront of his mind so it didn't have to be on my mind at all. Ryan helped me accomplish my goals exactly in the manner in which he said he would in our very first meeting. He is a genuine guy that is in the business of building better humans. He practices what he preaches and provided me a personal experience in which I am greatly appreciative. I benefited from our sessions because of the insight he provided and the passion that came with it. Ryan is a great guy to work with- someone I very highly recommend. Hart Fitness deserves the highest praise, which is why I rate Ryan and his business with 5 stars.Nov 11, 2015Verified
Ryan Hart is a great personal trainer! I have tried to follow a workout routine myself before but always injured something after a few weeks/months. I have been working out with Ryan for over a year and have not injured anything to date working with Ryan. I feel stronger and more well balanced physically that I have ever when I was working out on my own.Jan 21, 2015
Working with a trainer is a scary thing to do but not being confident with your self and maintaining your overall health, is even scarier. Ryan is probably one of the greatest personal trainers in the Illinois area. There are so many wonderful things about him, I could go on forever. I would recommend Ryan to absolutely anyone! My workouts are fun and I look forward to every single visit and I have never felt better and have never looked better !Jan 17, 2013
I have been a client of Ryan's for almost three years. He constantly challenges me in my workouts. He keeps my workouts fresh and integrates strength training and cardio to give me an amazing workout. Ryan also helped me train for my 1st Triathlon and was incredibly supportive and encouraging! Ryan is a great personal trainer!!Mar 11, 2012
Ryan is an outstanding personal trainer and an awesome person! He is passionate about the services he provides and genuinely enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals. He is caring, honest, smart, and has a strong sense of integrity. He is able to understand the specific and individual needs of each client, and in doing so helps his client maximize their fitness potential for each session. Plus, hes really easy to talk to, which is integral not just for a successful workout, but an enjoyable one too. I never thought I would have the courage to meet with a personal trainer, or the tenacity to stick with a weekly workout regime, but Im going into my sixth month with Ryan and I havent looked back. Ryan encourages me and challenges me so I am able to realize my own capabilities. I highly recommend Ryan!Jan 6, 2013
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is not complicated, and though I will admit that hiring a quality Fitness Professional is a significant financial commitment, we often never give a second thought to spending comparable amounts of money on things that lack the kind of return improving the way you look, feel and perform can do. My prices are competitive within the market for a true professional who's entire livelihood is based upon the successes of the individuals that I work with. Often times within an industry like Personal Training, you truly do get what you pay for. Your health, fitness and happiness are worth it!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Continuing education is an absolute must in this industry. Fitness and athletics are constantly changing. For example, 30 years ago it was accepted that weight lifting was not needed or beneficial for basketball players. Today, we wouldn't dream of a basketball team that did not hit the weight room on a consistant basis. What's different is the type of training, both strength and endurance, that is most acceptable for certain types of athletes. Exercise form that used to be accepted as proper have been corrected time and time again as new information becomes available. You should never stop learning and neither should your trainer!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Developing an appreciation of fitness in my early 20's, I began to separate myself from the inactive and unhealthy lifestyle that I had lived for the entirety of my life. After joining my first gym and becoming increasingly more active, I turned my attention to diet and nutrition with the understanding that it would truly take a combination of both for true success. As I improved my body, I also improved not only the health of my fitness, but also of my mental and emotional well-being. I was convinced of my purpose in life to help others achieve the same quality of life and began taking courses in both Nutritional Consultation and Sports Psychology. Then, in 2003, I attended the National Personal Training Institute (N.P.T.I.) in Lisle, Illinois, and became Certified with a Diploma from the state. In 2010, I obtained another Certification form the National Health Educators (N.H.E.). In 2015, my attraction to the sport of obstacle course racing had me pursuing and obtaining my Spartan SGX obstacle course coaching certification. I am currently pursuing a certification in Hybrid Personal Training from Complete Human Performance (CHP).Today, I have trained over 1000 clients and currently average around 20 clients per week.