Founder Phil McDaniels specializes in sculpting muscles, but his expertise extends to nutrition and overall fitness. In the 10 years he's been a wellness professional, he's provided training services to the Chicago Public School system, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and those behind Broadway's The Color Purple. At Perfect Fit, McDaniels works one-on-one with those looking to shed pounds, starting with emptying their pockets of loose anvils and continuing on with group boot-camp classes.
Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.
Owner and head instructor Michael Harris?AKA Coach Mike?helms 1 On 1 Health Fitness, backed by a trio of dedicated coaches. Together, they offer clients customized personal-training programs as well as group fitness classes, guiding them through high-intensity interval training in boot-camp classes, coordinated breathing and poses in yoga classes, and self-defense exercises in their authentic Brazilian jiu-jitsu program. In addition these sessions, 1 On 1 provides weight-loss programs that utilize Usana nutritional supplements and Coach Mike also shares his talents during fitness seminars.
When coach Martize Gregory talks about exercise, nutrition, and accountability, he's drawing from his own life experience. He bases his workout programs on the education he received at the National Federation of Personal Trainers, and his nutritional plans are informed by a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Perhaps most important to clients' success, however, is Martize's philosophy of personal responsibility, a lesson he learned in the US Navy. By teaching his students to master these three realms of physical and mental well-being, Gregory is helping them achieve the bodies of their dreams.
Dr. Melvin D?Souza leads a staff of pain-relieving professionals who address chronic discomfort with acupuncture, massage therapies, and rehabilitation services. They specialize in stress-related pain and headaches, along with work-, auto-, and mirror kung-fu-related injuries. Rehabilitation exercises include strength conditioning, massage therapy, and spinal care.