Personal Training


To learn more about personal training or schedule a session,
call the Personal Training Coordinator at 847-618-3608.

Get results faster with Personal Training

What are the Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer?

A few reasons why you'll want to work with a personal trainer at the NCH Wellness Center:

  • Motivation and accountability
  • Increase energy while decreasing stress
  • Increase muscle tone
  • Improve self esteem
  • Enhance sports performance
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Increase resting metabolic rate (RMR)
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Promote bone strength and density
Types of Training

Personal Training Options

One-on-One Training

One-on-one training provides individualized training to meet your specific fitness goals. Your certified personal trainer will customize your workouts and continually evaluate your progress to ensure that you stay on track and make the progress you desire.

Small Group Training

Small group training provides motivation and results through groups of up to four participants working with a certified personal trainer while fostering a sense of community among participants. Small group training is a cost-effective and fun way to experience the benefits of working with a personal trainer. This support network facilitates success.

TRX® Training

What is TRX®? It is part of the field of suspension training, a form of resistance training in which a variety of body weight exercises can be performed. The TRX Suspension Trainer, developed by Navy SEALS, takes advantage of gravity and your bodyweight to challenge every muscle, especially your core. Whether you’re just beginning your journey into fitness or pushing towards your summit, TRX training gives you a fun, effective approach to help you achieve your personal best!

Meet the Trainers

Meet the Trainers
Ryan Bengtson

Ryan Bengtson

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Personal Trainer

National Council on Strength & Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Illinois State University


Eric Bishop

Eric Bishop

Personal Training Coordinator

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Bachelor of Science in Health & Fitness Promotion
Minor in Biology & Business Administration
Aurora University

American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT)

National Council on Strength and Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF-CPT)


Michael Brandson

Michael Brandson

Level 3 - Personal Coach

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Integrated Flexibility Specialist

Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor, Schwinn Athletics

Certified Sports Nutritionist (CSN), International Society of Sports Nutrition (Pending)

Master of Science in Exercise & Health Promotion
California University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana


Matt Brauer

Matt Brauer

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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National Council on Strength & Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science
NCAA Division III Collegiate Athlete 2004–2008
Elmhurst College


William Brown

William Brown

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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American Council on Exercise
Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Eastern Illinois University


Lauren Checchin

Lauren Checchin

Clinical Fitness Specialist

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American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C)

Master of Exercise Physiology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Miami University


Elisabeth Garza

Elisabeth Garza

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
Corrective Exercise Specialist

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Baylor University

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Azusa Pacific University


Blaine Harbourne

Blaine Harbourne

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT)

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
National University of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology
Michigan Technical University


Robby Heimann

Robby Heimann

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine
Health Fitness Specialist

Bachelor of Science
Elmhurst College


David Hull

David Hull

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

National Strength and Conditioning Association
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Bachelor of Education in Kinesiology
Northern Illinois University


Mike Kolander

Mike Kolander

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Youth Coach Athlete

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Senior Fitness Specialist

CrossFit Level 1 Certified Kettlebell Coach

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
University of Chicago


Donna Klosowski

Donna Klosowski

Level 3 - Personal Coach

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American Council on Exercise
Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Group Exercise Instructor

National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Optimum Performance Trainer

Cancer Exercise Institute
Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

Associate of Applied Science in Cardiac Exercise Technology


Jack Nickle

Jack Nickle

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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National Strength & Conditioning Association
Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
Marquette University


Sue Piatek

Sue Piatek

Level 3 - Personal Coach

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National Council on Strength and Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF-CPT)

American Council on Exercise
Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (ACE-MES)

American Council on Exercise
Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist (ACE-OES)

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education


Giovanni Piediscalzi

Giovanni Piediscalzi

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer

National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Council on Strength and Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Southern Illinois University


Tom Svehla

Tom Svehla

Level 3 - Personal Coach

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National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer & Performance Enhancement Specialist

Cancer Exercise Institute
Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Illinois Benedictine University

Bachelor of the Arts in Physical Education
North Central College


Kimberly Trinco

Kimberly Trinco

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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National Strength & Conditioning Association
Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NCSA-CSCS)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
University of Dubuque


Dan Vockeroth

Dan Vockeroth

Level 1 - Personal Trainer

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National Strength & Conditioning Association
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Northern Illinois University


Bob Walsh

Bob Walsh

Level 2 - Master Trainer

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American College of Sports Medicine
Health Fitness Specialist

National Council on Strength & Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Science in Fitness & Health Promotion
Aurora University