meet our trainers and instructors
Our trainers are the best in the business! Schedule training with any of our staff and you’ll be sure to see results in no time!
Adam is a NASM certified trainer and holds a BS from Carroll University. His expertise is strength/core training, fat loss, athletic performance enhancement and sprinting. He was an all-American sprinter and runs the Smiley School of Speed. Workouts are varied, dynamic, fast paced interspersing bursts of cardio with strength training circuits.
Andy Santos graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS in Kinesiology. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Andy is a lifelong student of the martial arts and holds a Black belt in Karate
Brian is an ACE certified personal trainer and holds a BA from DePaul University. His expertise is strength training, youth sports and conditioning. Brian is a Glenview native. He focuses on getting new people introduced to exercise and starting a program safely and effectively.
Chung is CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CES and PES (I/II), FMS (I/II) and an ASFA Kettlebell Instructor. Chung holds a BA, BS, and MS from Western Illinois University. Chung specializes in Strength & Conditioning, Kettlebell Small Group Training and Functional Training for all ages. He believes fitness is for everyone and an important part of a balanced lifestyle. His motto is “keep moving.”
Karen is an ACE certified personal trainer. She holds two BAs from Aurora University and Dominican University. Her specialties are general strength conditioning, balance/mobility, pre/post hip/knee replacement, active aging adult and Parkinson wellness recovery. She meets clients from where they are at currently and helps them reach attainable goals.
Kathy is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. She is also a Mad Dogg Athletics certified Spinning Instructor, Certified Shockwave Instructor and a RRCA certified Endurance Coach.
Kathy is an ACE certified personal trainer and life coach with a Master’s degree in Psychology from National Louis University. Kathy has worked in the fitness industry over 25 years. As a fitness leader, she introduces people of all ages how to begin the practice of daily exercise and help achieve fitness goals.
Mary is a NASM certified personal trainer, massage therapist and holds a BS from University of Illinois.
She has worked and believes in the concept of Fitness for Life for nineteen years. She enjoys teaching senior strength classes connecting with clients on developing day to day exercises to maintain flexibility, strength, and balance.
Mike is a NSCA, CFSC and a CSCS certified personal trainer and holds a BS in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from University of Delaware. His specialty includes mentoring the teens. His knowledge and explanation of fitness along with application to his clients is top notch.
Dawn is a certified Pilates instructor through Romana’s Pilates training program and a Northwestern graduate. She teaches on all apparatus and group mat classes. Dawn’s expertise is working with clients recovering from injuries, cancer and chronic disease. She finds gratification in helping clients become stronger and more flexible, but also to move without pain.
Nicole is a Power Pilates certified instructor specializing in Classical Pilates. Certifications include: The Pink Ribbon Program, Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, Thomas Myers Anatomy Training, Myofacial Meridians Kinesis, Barre Fitness Method Training and TRX. Nicole believes in working the body as a whole, focusing on the individual’s needs.