Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Sara challenges her clients past their mental and physical boundaries to improve their fitness capabilities. Sara is passionate about helping her clients look, feel ,move and perform at their very best. One of her strengths lies in her ability to empower others to take an honest look at themselves and break down behaviors that may have prevented them from being successful in the past. Sara has experience working with all types of people from those interested in sports-specific training, to individuals striving to improve body composition and lose weight.
Sara graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology. While at UW-L, Sara was a 4 year letter winner in Swimming and Team Captain of the swim team. She moved to Chicago in 2002, and has been working as a personal trainer since. Sara competed as a national level fitness competitor on the NPC National stage for a few years before returning to her love of competitive swimming and endurance sports. Sara is a recent 3 time Ironman finisher, finishing in the top 10% of her age group. She has also completed multiple Half-Ironmans and 8 Marathons. Sara now lives in Barrington with her fiance and their golden retriever rescue, Romeo. Sara enjoys long walks with her puppy and volunteering with Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), helping children and adults with disabilities through sports.
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz
“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western Illinois University.
Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Patrick works with clients who need to lose 100+ pounds, or just a few pounds before attending events such as weddings, reunions or vacations. He assists his clients in creating realistic nutritional habits with a strong focus on meal planning & preparation. He teaches an array of exercise classes including Indoor Cycling, Strength & Toning, Core, Flexibility and Bootcamp.
Patrick served his country proudly from 2000-2004 and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service he attended college at Western Illinois University where he earned his bachelors degree in Kinesiology in 2008 and where he met his loving wife April. His hobbies include outdoor activities ranging from running, hiking, boating, swimming, grilling and of course... Exercise! He has one son named Luke born in 2013 and a daughter named Sarah born n 2016, and resides with his family in Crystal Lake, IL. Patrick is the owner and founder of Weightloss Transformation and has been helping people reach their health & fitness goals for over 8 years.
"You can't out-exercise poor eating habits"
"Abs aren't made in the gym, they're made in the kitchen"
"Some people dream of success... while others wake-up and work hard at it"
Personal Training in Barrington and the Northwest Suburbs
Master of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of SCience in Psychology from Newman University
Certified Personal Trainer through the National Exercise Trainers Association
Certified Les MIlls Grit Coach
Certified Les Mills Body Pump Instructor
Alyssa is passionate about helping people find their inner strength. She believes that every single person has it within them to achieve their goals. She takes tremendous joy in giving people the extra push that they need to become the healthiest/ & best version of themselves. Alyssa knows the weight loss journey first hand, after losing 65 pounds and still maintaining her weight after three years.
Alyssa has been a resident of Crystal Lake her entire life. Her journey into fitness started 3 years ago when she was fed up feeling like she was always "wrapped in a blanket." At 5'1" and 172 pounds, this experience put her in a unique position to fully understand how challenging and rewarding it can be to lose weight and keep it off. After attending group fitness classes at the YMCA, she fell in love with fitness so much; she obtained three Les Mills certifications as well as her personal training certification. She loved all that fitness had done for her that she wanted to help others do the same. Alyssa recently obtained her Master's degree in Public Administration and also works in marketing at a non-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Alyssa loves spending her free time with her two Corgis, Oliver and Penny.
"Life is tough my darling, but so are you."
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" -Winston Churchill
"It never gets easier; you just get stronger"
"Your health is an investment not an expense"
Bachelor of Science in from Clevland State University
Certified Personal Trainer through the national Association of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Marla enjoys pushing her clients by first finding out their needs and their why. She will encourage and motivate you towards your goals all the while discovering your full potential in every area of your life through developing a strong core foundation of new lifestyle habits. It is this foundation of healthy life and body that creates great potential and endless possibilities in all areas of your life.
Marla graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree. She spent several years working in corporate sales. After realizing the toll that working long hours and traveling put on her body and health, she realized her passion for fitness and a healthy life balance. It is through this balance that she was able to create possibilities in every area other life by discovering her full potential and realized she could have work, life, and fitness balance. Marla has spent the last 8 years working in developing Corporate Wellness Programs for large scale companies. In the process she has shifted her focus to individualized wellness.
"What you think, you become...What you feel, you attract...What you imagine, you create" - Buddha
"Food is the most abused anxiety drug and exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant"
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. tTe time will pass anyway." -Earl Nightingale