2XL Strength & Fitness

2XL Strength & Fitness

5 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

We offer strength and fitness training for all different types of individuals--from adult personal training for fat loss, to competitive powerlifters, to youth athletes, to individuals with special needs.

We enjoy seeing individuals achieve their individual goals through consistent hard work and dedication.

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Lombard, IL 60148
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New clients will need to set-up an intial individual assessment and consultation.  The assessment itself will take around 30 minutes, and we usually book out an additional 30 minutes to discuss the results and goals of the potential clients.  The assessment and consult cost $40, but that fee is waived if the client signs up for any type of training package or membership.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BA in Exercise Science and am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Our other trainers have varied experiences and education levels, but most are college-degreed as well as having some national training certification.  Additionally for myself, I have been a competitive powerlifter for over 15 years, with best lifts of 727 lb squat, 451 lb bench, and 551 lb deadlift at a 181 lb bodyweight.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Personal training ranges from around $55 to $75 per hour.  We have both monthly and punch-card type packages available.

How did you get started teaching?

I have over 10 years of experience training clients in a variety of settings.  I started offer training mostly athletes at a sports training facility out of college, worked at a speciality personal training facility, and most recently, with 2 other owners, started 2XL with a focus on strength training and specialty personal training.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide variety of clients, from youth athletes, to adults looking for fat loss, adults looking to improve their strength, to individuals with special needs like autism or post-rehabilation clients.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Seeing one of our female team members jocking for position in the recent powerlifting World Championships in Louisana this past November with a Russian lifter, winning first place in the end, was particularly memorable for us.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would reccomend looking for someone an education and experience in training clients, but also somone with practical experience "under the bar" themselves.  A trainer and coach that "walks the walk" themselves combined with experience and education will provide the best experience for the client.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Clients need to think through a) their individual goals--being specific, thinking about at least 3 main goals, b) the frequency of training they want to do both with a trainer and on their own, and c) what type of budget they have for training and membership.