Mario started his career in 1979 working for Health and Tennis Corp of America. Moving into management with 6 months, I opened my first club in 1980. It proved to be a steppingstone, as I was promoted to supervisor, moving to Colorado to open new clubs for Health and Tennis. My role was to build the area by opening new clubs, managing each location until a new project started. Upon moving back to Illinois, I met and be friended the person that started the company that I now have worked with for 28 years . My relationship building with companies and individuals has helped me in a long and prosperous career. I simply believe in great service, clean facilities, relationship building, helping people connect in living a healthy lifestyle, and teaching people to have fun with fitness.
B.S. Exercise Science/Kinesiology
Cedric has been working in the fitness industry for 15+ years with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology from Indiana State University. He comes to work each day looking forward to helping others take a step in the right direction for a healthier lifestyle. It's those people that excite him each day to try something new while challenging them - along with himself - to assist in their journey toward a set goal. Cedric has a background in athletics from childhood through college, and with that knowledge has learned that there are many different training techniques and not a set way to get to a final result. His training focuses on mobility, body awareness, functional strength and overall strength conditioning. Cedric feels that even though he’s there to assist you, it’s truly the individual that can affect change, and he wants to be along with you for your personal journey.
I specialize in medical fitness, mobility and stabilization, flexibility and functional training. My favorite formats to teach are cycling, circuit training, and basic total body strength. I also enjoy working with the senior population with creative chair fitness with choreographed moves to music. Jump, jive and wail! My greatest joy is my grandchildren. I send them home well spoiled with a week’s worth of hugs and kisses, to last them till our next sleepover. I take pride in the fact that they cry when they have to go home! Grammy rules!
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Zumba Instructor Certified (ZIN)
Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor,Diploma of Personal Training Fundamentals
Over the past 6 years in the fitness industry, I have had the privilege of teaching a variety of classes including Zumba, Kickboxing, Power Circuit, Bodywork, and Yoga. I take pride in building strong connections with my students in each class and fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.
My goal is to help each student achieve their fitness goals while also making their workouts fun and enjoyable. Together, we work through challenges, encourage and support each other, and push ourselves to be our best.
Sharon has over twenty years of fitness and personal training experience. She is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Power Plate Master Trainer, Certified Golf Fitness Trainer thru TPI and a BOSU® Trade Show Representative. Her innovative approach includes focus on posture & alignment, core conditioning, range of motion and balance. Programs are tailored to individual needs that will help you achieve optimum Performance and increase your overall fitness level. She utilizes Acceleration Training as a one-of-a-king tool in program design and classes to accelerate muscle contractions providing quicker results without the need to overload the body, especially the joints, ligaments and tendons with extra weights. Sharon is a native of Canada and has made fitness a part of her life. She stays active with Spin Classes, Strength Training, Biking, Indoor Rowing, Golf and Stair Climbs (Hustle up the Hancock, Willis Tower, Oakbrook Tower) and when time allows, enjoys the sun, the beach and time with family. Sharon’s motto: “YOUR STRONGER THAN YOU THINK”