Name: Breanna Bock
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
Education: Graduated with a degree in exercise science with an emphasis in health fitness instruction from Grand Valley State University. I am currently working on a second Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Favorite form of exercise: Gut-busting circuit workouts!
I believe that one’s physical fitness is made up of many components which attribute to your overall health. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual are all components that are part of complete health. I think it is integral to address all of these aspects when it comes to healthy living. Achieving your fitness goals is a lifelong journey that takes place in an environment of change. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication and is SO rewarding! Be committed to your health, find things that are enjoyable and have fun with it!
Name: Monica Fischer
Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Education: AA in Arts, specializing in Personal Training
Certifications: NSCA, CPR/AED and First Aid
Favorite form of exercise: Swimming
Fitness Philosophy: Your desires for success should be greater than your fear of failure. You can do it simply because you want to. The only thing standing in your way is you.
Name: Rachel McBride
Hometown: Decatur, IL
Education: Nutrition and Dietetics Major
Certification(s): CPR/AED, Food Sanitation Certificate, Pursuing ACE Personal Training Certificate
Favorite form of exercise: Resistance training and any sports!
Fitness Philosophy: Being fit is a rewarding discipline, allowing you to live happier and healthier on a daily basis. Two very important pieces to the fitness puzzle are physical activity and nutrition, both of which should be fun and rewarding!
Name: Pat Caulfield
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Education: Pursuing degrees in kinesiology-exercise science, minor in dietetics/nutrition
Certifications: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR
Favorite form of exercise: Resistance Training
Fitness Philosophy: Exercise needs to be a lifelong commitment, not a temporary decision.
Name: Basil Idelah
Hometown: Homer Glen
Education: Kinesiology Major with Physical Therapy emphasis.
Favorite Exercise: Strength Training, Corrective Exercise
Training is an endless cycle of feeling better and looking better. In order to look better you must feel good. By this I mean you must be able to train with minimal restriction. Sometimes this means you must get over the hump of muscle imbalances, weakness, injuries, or other medical conditions that may inhibit your ability to function normally. Once you are over that hump and feel better, you can pursue the desire to look better. Everybody wants to see results. In turn, by seeing these results and looking better you tend to feel even better not only physically, but mentally causing you to want to continue thus creating an endless cycle of feeling better and looking better.
Put in the time and effort, and you can be caught in the limbo of feeling and looking better.
Name: Chase Shott
Hometown: Roscoe, IL
Education: Associates Degree at Rock Valley College, Exercise Science student
Certification(s): MSCA- CPT
Favorite Exercise: Advanced Calisthenics & Power Lifting / Barbell Training
Fitness Philosophy: No progress can be made without consistency, and nothing can be made consistent without it first being a priority.