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9 Reviews
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About Bret

My goal is to make you the healthiest ever. I take a holistic approach to ensure you pass all your health and fitness goals. We will focus on creating the best sustainable fitness routine as well as perfect lifestyle habits so you always have the best day ever.

My clients include young adults/professionals, CEOs, stay-at-home moms and dads, professional athletes, elderly women/men, obese women/men, and children.

I am a lead trainer for Nike Train Chicago Program. I am a certified personal trainer and a certified yoga instructor.

I found my passion for holistic life optimization while incorporating innovative lifestyle hacks into my life and those around me.  With a never ending itch to travel, I make it a point to voyage to new places. As a nutrition/fitness aficionado, I love pursuing the exploration of superfoods, superherbs, raw chocolate, and functional strength building.




Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Yoga
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NCCPT Certified Yoga Instructor


BS in Economics from University of Illinois

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Training

If you are looking for a trainer that is all about ROI Bret is the guy for you! To see top results it's all about total wellness. Bret is more than well versed in the latest fitness techniques to drive results in the gym, but he takes it to the next level as he focuses on your nutrition and overall health. He broke down my diet, showed me where room for improvement was, and then showed me how to cook a well balanced diet. This overall approach in combination with a truly inspiring and positive attitude allowed me to see far quicker and better results compared to my personal training sessions at one of the top gyms in Chicago. The one thing I can't stress enough, which Bret focuses on, to see results the gym is just one part but without a complete approach you compromise success. I highly recommend Bret and the opportunity to see results in all aspects of your life!

Matt J.

Could not have had a better experience. Bret is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of health and wellness, from exercise and nutrition to the mental and intellectual side of fitness and living a positive lifestyle. I was most impressed with his ability to work with, motivate, and impact people of all different exercise backgrounds and physical fitness levels.

Nick D.

I have never seen someone as passionate and excited as Bret. He is the man. He loves what he does and you can clearly see it.

Peter P.

Bret Gornik is awesome. He is truly dedicated to providing people with high quality and top notch approaches to overall health and exercise. He is constantly supportive in helping people attain their fitness goals. He helped push me to be better for myself and my family. It also helps that Bret is very approachable. If you are looking for trainer or a resource about healthy living he is happy to help. I hope this was useful and I wish you all well on obtaining your health goals :)

Nick S.

Great understanding of my goals and what I was trying to achieve. Helped me to develop the plan necessary to see the results I wanted in the quickest, healthiest way possible!

Eddie V.

Brett pushed me in my training to get better, to work harder! He always brings the energy, and knows how to get the most from his clients. He's truly passionate about helping other folks reach their fitness goals through diet and exercise!

Zak P.

Bret does a great job of customizing a workout to your abilities. I was coming off injury and limited but he was able to put to put together a great workout plan.

John C.

I've worked with trainers before, but Bret really stood out. When we met, I was looking for someone to tailor each session to my short and long-term goals and Bret hit it out of the park! Every session we had played to my strengths while working on my weaknesses, resulting in me achieving my goals faster while also enjoying my workouts. He is flexible, understanding, and passionate which makes me look forward to our sessions. I like talking to him about various fitness and diet topics, because he is very knowledgeable and well-rounded and I've recommended him to my family and friends!

Gaby D.

I had an outstanding experience working with with Bret. He was extremely knowledegable, pushed me to my limits, and made my workouts enjoyable. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fresh perspective on working out and eating better.

Derek D.

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