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Jeff Franckowiak

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I graduated from college with a Civil Engineering degree, but realized I have a passion for changing people’s lives through personal training. I discovered this by teaching swim lessons at Bally’s Total Fitness. I then started training people. I quickly gained clients through the dramatic results I helped them achieve. As my satisfied clients spread the word through Bally’s and my availability became limited so I began organizing small group classes. This was a new concept at Bally’s. These sessions further grew into larger groups. It was extremely satisfying to help so many clients grow stronger, live healthier, and achieve their personal goals. I then started my own personal training company and continued to grow the business using various studio spaces around the Park Ridge area. After meeting a kindred spirit in Bart, we decided it made sense to get our own studio together to further spread our knowledge, passion, and results. We are thrilled to offer a 1500 sq ft facility to run Boot Camps, Small Group, and 1 on 1 Personal Training!

Bart and I realize that committing to get in shape can be overwhelming. We understand the importance of creating a positive and happy environment for our clients.

I strongly believe that keeping excess weight off is vital for longevity of life and prevention of injuries. My goal is to help you create permanent healthy living habits and to help you feel good about yourself.

Jeff is a certified personal trainer with over eight years of experience. He is certified through ACE and actively pursues educational opportunities to gain the most up to date knowledge that is relevant to the field of personal training. Before Jeff found his passion for personal training, his dedication to setting and accomplishing goals for himself helped him in obtaining a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Jeff’s deep-rooted passion for setting and accomplishing goals for himself makes him effective in teaching his clients how to transform their lives by establishing healthy living habits. For each client, Jeff is focused on establishing a personalized exercise routine with achievable, realistic goals that make each client feel good about themselves, enjoy exercise, and obtain measurable results.

Jeff’s Specialties:

  • American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified since 2006
  • Small Group certified through BTF
  • Partner Assisted Stretch certified through ISCA
  • Kickboxing certified through ISHA
  • Nutrition through BTF
  • Group Exercise through BTF
  • CPR & AED certified
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Jeff Franckowiak’s Classes

Bart Bielak

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Sports and physical activity have always been a major part of my life. The journey began as soon as I learned to walk and to this day I find sports as exhilarating as I did when I was a kid. I began my personal training career at the two biggest fitness and health corporations in the country X-Sport fitness for one year followed by eight years at Bally’s Total Fitness). After nine years in the business, I decided to work in a private studio. This experience afforded me the freedom to individualize specific programs for my clients and gave me a true appreciation of how vital exquisite customer service is to our clients. After 12 years of experience, I find that a positive attitude and sense of humor go a long way in a, creating lasting relationships with my clients. Ultimately, this helps me to teach them that both exercising and healthy food habits can positively impact their lives in tremendous ways.

Bart is a certified personal trainer with over 12 years of experience. He is both National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA) certified. He has additional certifications in stretch and maternal health.

Bart’s specialties:

  • Cross-running (mud runs, Spartans races, Tough Mudders)
  • Martial arts (kung –fu koen –ken style)
  • Kick boxing
  • Conditioning
  • Speed and agility training
  • Strength training
  • Weight loss
  • Boot camp training
  • Pre-Natal training

Bart is skilled in working with people with the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Back surgery
  • Joint surgery and replacements

Bart Bielak’s Classes

Victoria Ziemann

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Hello. My name is Victoria and I would like to tell you a little about me. I went to Northeastern University and studied Accounting, but realized very shortly after that I was not meant for the office world. I recently then pursued an education in Clinical Massage Therapy through The Soma Institute here in Downtown Chicago. I graduated in 2009 and started my unexpected career working in Physical Therapy. For 7 years I have been teaching and demonstrating exercises with proper body mechanics and corrective techniques. I have worked with a wide range of diagnoses from work related, disc issues, knee replacements, frozen shoulder and sports related injuries. Through those 7 years I have realized that corrective exercise and proper form are key to maintaining a healthy functional body.

My next step in life started to become more clear, that I wanted to help people become healthy and fit while preventing injury. So I decided to take the route of a Personal Trainer. I became certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM, in March of 2016. Since then I have been trying to help people reach their individualized goals whether it’s correcting imbalances, learning proper body mechanics to better perform your job, overall fitness or just to feel strong and powerful. It all it starts with a desire to change and begins with finding the right people to get you there. I look forward to speaking with you regarding your goals and collaborating on a plan. So make that first step and come on in and start that new healthy life.

Victoria Ziemann’s Classes

Adrian Fudyma

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Adrian is a graduate from the Chicago State University with a Bachelors Degree of Health Science In Physical Therapy who has also received accreditation from The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Certified Personal Trainer.

Adrian has worked in his profession for the past 7 years, 5 of which were spent at Bally’s Total Fitness and Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers. Adrian has helped a wide variety of clients to achieve their goals. He has worked with athletes, dancers, models and has trained 2001 USA Miss Mongolia.

Adrian’s Specialties:

  • Weight Loss and Sports Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Post Injury Rehabilitation
  • Prevention & Treatment of Sarcopenia

If you have struggled to achieve your goals, do not hesitate and contact Adrian, with his knowledge and experience you will be one step closer to achieving fitness goals you always desired.

Adrian Fudyma’s Classes

Karin Newsome

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“I believe in uplifting my clients, no matter how old or young. I am here to support, encourage and motivate you; and give you the tools you need to reach your fitness goals.”

Karin Newsome comes to Tone Up Club with over 12 years of experience teaching various fitness formats from yoga and Pilates to personal training. She has been an AAFA certified group exercise instructor since the beginning of her career in fitness and has worked in clubs, for Triton College, local area park districts and for corporations. As a result, Karin is comfortable working with large and small groups as well as one on one! She also has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Karin’s Specialties:

  • Evolved Pilates Mat/Floor Exercise
  • Hatha style yoga
  • Vinyasa style yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Weight Loss/conditioning

Karin is skilled in working with special population clients such as:

  • Asthma/COPD
  • Seniors
  • Back Issues (general tension to herniation and surgeries)
  • Celiac/Digestive Issues

Karin Newsome’s Classes

Lily Figueroa

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In 2012 I graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s in business and shortly afterward began to develop a passion for training. I love the sense of strength and empowerment that it brings. I truly enjoy staying current with the fitness industry and I’m always looking for ways to learn more in order to keep training interesting and effective. This passion for fitness led me to become a certified personal trainer. I desire to help others in their own fitness journey whether their goal is to lose weight, tone up, or get stronger.  As someone who has lost 30 pounds, I understand the process and what it takes not just physically but also mentally and emotionally to achieve those results. My goal in working with clients is not only to help them make continuous progress and achieve their goals but also to be there for support and encouragement so that they can enjoy their own fitness journey. I want each client to walk away after each session feeling more confident in themselves and their own capabilities.

Lilly is skilled in working with special population clients such as:

  • American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Strength training
  • Conditioning
  • Spanish speaking

Lilly Figueroa Classes

Jay Kovac

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Jay Kovac’s Classes