With over 20 years of experience, I have a BS in Kinesiology as well as a national certification from ASFA. I design an individualized program for each client based on their goals, abilities and/or limitations. From weight loss to bodybuilding and sport specific training, I motivate my clients while holding them accountable and tracking their results. www.1On1FitnessTraining.com FB @1on1fitnesstrainingchicago
The biggest reward and highest compliment I can receive from my work is seeing the amazing changes my clients go through when training with me. Not only do I see a physical transformation but their whole mental state seems to change for the better. The first thing that's immediately noticeable is a big increase in energy levels. After that the real changes begin! There's been many, very emotional occasions with clients who have achieved results they never thought possible. While I give my clients the credit for their results, it's beyond rewarding to know that I was able to help guide them.
I had a great time working with Mike. Yes, I lost weight and yes, I feel better but the best part of training was how much fun he made it! Honestly, I've worked with trainers in the past and did lose some weight but it always felt like work and not something I looked forward to. The fact that he was able to make it fun motivated me to push a lot harder than I normally would! Thanks Mike!!
This was my first time working with a trainer and I was a bit nervous to say the least. I've heard scary stories about unqualified and inexperienced trainers and wanted to make sure I was working with a professional. I think Mike is about as professional as they come. He had obvious knowledge and experience but more importantly, I could see that he was genuinely concerned about my program and making sure I understood what I was doing. He was also extremely motivating and would not let me quit. I ended up losing over 25 lbs and have kept it off!!
Initially, there's a free consultation and fitness assessment. This is a time to understand what a prospective client's goals are, explain how we will help them reach those goals, decide what their commitment level is and confirm that working with a trainer will benefit them. The assessment will give us a baseline in which progress can be measured and let us know their level of current fitness as well as any limitations. Once the client has signed with us, we'll design their program and schedule their sessions according to their availability. The first several sessions will help us to refine their program and make any necessary revisions to ensure they reach their goal quickly and safely.
Every trained has either a B.S. or M.S. in an exercise science related field as well as a nationally recognized certification. each trainer is also insured by a local or national insurance company. I personally have a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in nutrition.
Sessions run $60 - $75 each and $100 for groups of 4 or more.
As an athlete through high school, I assisted coaches in conditioning and strength training classes. I started training in local small gyms during college to earn extra money and help pay tuition.
In over 20 years of training I've worked with almost every type of client. The majority of clientele are seeking weight loss, toning and building muscle. I've also worked extensively with rehab and elderly, high school, college and professional athletes. I teach kickboxing, boot camp and functional fitness classes as well.
I coached and conditioned several runners for 2019's famous Chicago marathon. Although they did not win :) all three were able to complete the race in respectable time.
I would suggest doing enough research to understand what type of training may be needed for your specific goals. I would also highly recommend not letting price be part of your decision on which trainer to hire. A well qualified and experienced trainer, similar to a doctor, will not charge discount prices for their services.
Most importantly, their commitment level. A good and experienced trainer can work with almost any condition and help that person reach their goals. However, they won't be able to force a client if they're not willing.