Daniel LewVerified 17 Reviews
My work with you will help you get the results. I will provide you with both the specific knowledge and physical experience necessary for reaching your strength, fitness, and weight loss goals. By the end of our first session, you will immediately begin to notice improvement.
Before any personal trainer loads you up with weights to strength train, your body must be prepared to work towards functional performance that allows correct form using only body weight. Putting an extra load on without an awareness of your muscle imbalances will only cement the dysfunctional movement.
My favorite client story
I had an overweight high school physics teacher. During the workouts he would sometimes say to me, "We're moving a lot of mass here, Danny."
My favorite exercise
I tell myself that my "favorite" exercise is the side plank. This core strength move is vital to stability and balanced movement.
My favorite quote
Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym class.
My training philosophy
I have a functional approach to getting fit. You will learn a lot about how to move better. This helps you achieve your goals and to maintain your hard-won success. Understanding how your body moves is essential to your progress. I focus on correct form. I will regularly assess your movement, strength, and flexibility. My work with you will help you get the results. I will provide you with both the specific knowledge and physical experience necessary for reaching your strength, fitness, and weight loss goals. By the end of our first session, you will immediately begin to notice improvement.
My training experience
Master Level Trainer. I have trained all ages and types of people. I am a master level trainer. Challenging cases are often referred to me. I will help you to workout your whole body safely and efficiently. My high level of experience is the key factor that draws many of my clients. I have actually trained thousands of hours of sessions.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
3942 Church St
Evanston, IL 60203
Session Surcharge: $0
1958 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Session Surcharge: $0
1430 Paddock Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Session Surcharge: $0
I've been working with Daniel for many years. He is knowledgeable and experienced, a thinking man's trainer! He knows how to help me to strengthen and work around physical issues that I may have problems with. Dan creates workouts that l can then carry through with at home. He is terrific and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer!
I've been having pain in my back just above my right hip for over a year. It really acted up when I was cleaning the house or cooking dinner. Standing for a period of time was awful. Now that I've been seeing Dan Lew, my back is getting better, finally. When I did a side plank, he saw that I was unable to get into the correct position He then would have me do a very peculiar stretch. The stretch would then get a certain muscle to move and then my plank would be correct. I have tried other trainers but no one was as knowledgeable about muscles and their movement as Dan Thanks Dan Lew for your help.
Daniel and I have been working together 3 times a week for 2 years and he's been very accommodating to my hectic and somewhat unpredictable schedule. His energy is contagious, which is very helpful for the workout regimen he has implemented. We focus on functional training for sports, including core strength and flexibility. l'm very happy with the results I've seen since Daniel and I began working together.
Training with Dan over the past few years has made a huge difference in my well- being. I started with him after cervical spine surgery rehab. He picked up where the physical therapist left off and began my serious rehab and toning all over. I'm fine and fell great. His mantras are clear because he closely watches every exercise and stretch I do. He focuses on position and breathing pointing out why both are essential not only with weights and aerobics but while stretching. I continue to learn exercise variations for nearly every muscle which helps to keep it interesting. The workouts with him are really worth my time. It's not about "no pain,no gain" but do it correctly to keep my body heathy.
l stopped working out 7 years ago due to medical problems. I was unable to get myself started again until I started working with Daniel a few months ago. He has shown me the importance of stretching and muscle balance that I was not aware of, and helped me design a program that is achievable and designed for the activities l engage in.
Dan's approach is truly personalized. We focus on stretching, core and strength training to meet my life goals. I have been training wit Dan since 2012 following a knee replacement. I would highly recommend him.
Daniel has been a great asset to me as I am getting in shape and losing weight. He is very knowledgeable, patient and creative. Dan is the best. Very knowledgable, great at explaining the way muscle groups work together. Great with those of us who have had injuries in the past. Couldn't recommend more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer.
Daniel Is constantly aware of my personal training needs and goals. We work together for an hour twice a week and the sessions are always carefully planned and explained. His sense of humor helps too. I know that I am in much better shape and I understand what l need to do to stay that way. I heartily (get it?) recommend him.
I started working with Dan after my knee injury, a meniscus tear in my left knee, I found him to be very knowledgeable about how the body works, he lets me go at my own pace without pushing and always avoiding things that may lead to injury, he is very pleasant; I enjoyed working with him, I recommend him highly.
Daniel and I have been working together 3 times a week for 2 years and he’s been very accommodating to my hectic and somewhat unpredictable schedule. His energy is contagious, which is very helpful for the workout regimen he has implemented. We focus on functional training for sports, including core strength and flexibility. I’m very happy with the results I’ve seen since Daniel and I began working together.
Dan is a terrific trainer. I have been working with him regularly over many years, and have found his knowledge of muscles and joints to be outstanding. He has a well-rounded approach to strengthening and improving your body, while at the same time avoiding any injury. He adapts the training to your personal needs. I highly recommend him for anyone, from a highly-skilled young athlete to a senior looking to improve his/her strength and flexibility.
I've been retired for 5 years but never really worked out until I started working with Dan. My doctor said to work on strength and flexibility, and that's exactly what Dan does. I especially appreciate the stretching we do and how he gears it to the areas needing work. A long-developing hip problem sent me to the doctor and then a physical therapist. I mentioned how Dan was approaching the problem, and he said that was exactly correct - not intuitive, but based on an understanding of how the hips work. He said to stay with that trainer! Dan continually studies how the body works and what exercises work best for specific problems.
I worked out with Daniel Lew, personal trainer for eight months. I have osteoporosis and because of my work with Daniel I went up 5% in Bone Mass Density test in one year. As I continue to work out I believe I will be in the normal range in about a year and a half. Thank you Daniel Lew for your work and expertise! I met Daniel Lew, at a critical time for my health. I surpassed even the goals that I set for myself and my physician is so pleased with my results! I could not of done it without Daniel. I highly recommend him !
I started meeting with Daniel as a way to introduce myself to working at the gym and to develop proper forms. During this time, he has demonstrated to me an immense amount of knowledge about the workings of the body and its capabilities. In terms of the actual sessions, Daniel and I focused on the core, strength, and some cardio. For each of these, he would not hesitate to show the best stretch to remove tightness in an area or to improve my form. And, to top it all off, he's incredibly nice and pretty funny.
I have been training with Dan for over four years. I need a trainer who is sensitive to my limitations and still gives me a challenging workout. Dan's workouts keep me strong, flexible, and toned. During workouts, he is totally focused on me. He is always teaching me how to improve each exercise to get the most benefit. Dan is a really good trainer. I highly recommend him.
Daniel is a meticulous trainer that met me at my fitness level. His attention quiet adjustments and advancement have made a big difference for me, quickly. Highly recommend Dan.
Working out with Dan has been awesome. I appreciate his personalized approach and the progressive intensity of our workouts. I’ve definitely seen an improvement in my strength already and less pain in my hip. I’ve also lost 8 lbs in 6 weeks. Thanks Dan!
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