My name is Jeremy, and I have been a Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer since June, 2015. I have prepared a rather lengthy bio for you guys and girls, and I state my reasoning for it below. My passion for health and fitness started back when I was in high school, and than quickly grew into a very rewarding career by the time I graduated from Western Illinois University in 2015. I graduated WIU with a B.S. in Exercise Science, with a minor in nutrition. I am a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and also AED, CPR, and First Aid Certified through the AHA. The bulk of my training career and experiences was during my employment at the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Health & Fitness Center. I regularly attend conferences/workshops to learn new concepts, all while researching on a daily bases to ensure my clients always get the best experience possible. My favorite CEU related event to attend is the annual Perform Better Functional Training/Movement Summit.
I became a Fitness Specialist because I ultimately enjoy helping people, and what better way to help people is there than by coaching them to reach their highest potential. Truth be told, we will never reach near perfect potential; it is impossible to do so. If everyone in the world were to reach their perfect potential, it would make health and fitness far too easy, and the ability to cut corners would be far too consistent. I believe that setting goals are the best way to achieve something; especially when it comes to your health. The best way to achieve a major goal is to achieve smaller ones that will eventually piece the larger one(s) together. For example, last week you completed 2 sets of 10 reps via kettlebell squats with 20kg (44lbs). Your new goal for the next workout is to complete 2 sets of 10 reps, and than 1 set of 6 reps via kettlebell squats.
I often get the asked the question, "what is your training/coaching philosophy"? My answer below.
Movement is medicine, and we have to move well, before we can move often. This may seem like simple concept, that's because it is. For example, you are 60 years old and you just had a knee replacement, and your goal is to get back up on the snow skies, but also lose weight at the same time. The first step is to identify the START (Situation, Task, Assessment, Result, and Takeaway). After these have been recognized, I can then begin to prescribe the "Specificity of Training." The Specificity of training principle means that you'll get exercises that are meant for YOU, and you alone, based on the varying factors above. Someone who wants to improve their high jump and triple jumps will not have the same workout as someone who wants to improve their golf swing. I personally love the functional fitness side of things. There aren't necessarily bad exercises, but there are definitively ones that people should favor over other ones, in terms of importance. That said, if you can perform squats (any variation), than that will supersede the leg press. Squats are a full body movement, where is the leg press limits the use of your core by huge margin. In the end, it all depends on what the client wants, and what they are looking to achieve.
My passion comes from how I make my clients feel. I want them to feel better than when they stepped through the door on day 1, and after every single session that we complete together. If they ever leave feeling worse than when they came in, than I did something wrong, and that is not me. For the 60 minutes that we spend together (in person, or online), the client is the most important person in my life. My focus is 100% on YOU, and you alone. I keep track of all of the numbers and data, while you just have to perform the workouts, and just be AWESOME.
There is not one client type that I favor over others. I have 6 years of experience training all types of people, personality traits, and special conditions. I have worked with high school/collegiate athletes to older adults and elderly. I have worked with pre and post natal mothers to those ranging from variety of special needs (Downs Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy etc.). I have worked with those preparing for surgery, post cardiac and pulmonary individuals, Diabetes fitness, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, post cancer, Osteoporosis (and osteopenia), and more. I have also worked with those looking to compete in bodybuilding, physique, and bikini competitions.
I realize that this was a long read, and as mentioned above, I want everyone who reads this to understand that I am truly in this for each and everyone of you! I want you to WIN, I want you to be SUCCESSFUL, and I want to ensure that YOU feel better, each and everyday. Health and fitness is a marathon, and not a sprint. We will get you to the top of that highest mountain, together! This is hands down the best and most affordable medicine that your body could ever ingest. What are you waiting for!? Lets get started!
I train clients virtually, in-home, building gyms, and outdoors.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
BS in Exercise Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Bariatric, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ADHD, Alzheimer's, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Delays, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Downs Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, Heart Attack, Hernia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Lymphatic, Metabolic Dysfunction, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Tennis Elbow
Get new clients. Change lives.