Shelton Matsey knows how to whip people into shape. As a former Air Defense officer for the U.S. Army, he motivated his soldiers to reach their peak levels of fitness, resulting in some of the highest physical training scores in his unit. He now helms a squad of certified personal trianers and dietitians to share their ample fitness expertise across the studio’s Chicago, McCook, and Tinley Park locations. The studio’s signature indoor boot-camp classes set muscle groups alight with cardio drills, leap-inducing plyometrics and strength-building exercises, such as heaving free weights in the form of balls, oversize tires, and lethargic moose. Cardio Core classes utilize high-intensity interval training to push patrons to burn fat, increase endurance, and strengthen cores during short workout sessions, and the non-contact kickboxing classes work multiple muscle groups as students strike, jab, and jump rope. Fit Code’s staff nutritionist also hosts cooking classes, which elucidate tips on healthier eating and nutritious food demonstrations.
Scott Grove, a second-generation martial artist and lifelong fitness coach, helps guests achieve their fitness goals through a variety of motivating and customizable services. He leads GRIT—Gravity Resistance Interval Training—which uses gravity and body weight in workouts that are scalable to all fitness levels. He also teaches martial arts classes that combine real-world self-defense moves with fitness training.
If you're looking for a way to switch up your tired routine, Hinsdale's Primalfit Training is the place for you.
Take advantage of their excellent personal trainers to ensure that your fitness goals are met on the time table you set.
Learn how to defend yourself with kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're ready to try something new, come to Primalfit Training!
Equipment: None. Just a dance studio with soft floors.
Students should bring: Water bottle and towel
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Please make sure to remove shoes and wear socks in class so our floors can stay clean.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Great camaraderie, fun atmosphere you can go at your own pace. No judgement zone. Fun and never boring. Variety of different workouts. Great for all ages.Best of all, burn up to 1000 calories in 1 hour. Within 3 1/2 sessions you can lose up to 1lb.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Clients stay motivated by having partner workouts, and by cheering each other on.
Achievements are posted to Facebook, as well as weekly e-mails and text messages of motivation.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am very passionate about the work I do, therefore; I want to help and inspire as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to help inspire people to achieve their goals. When people tell me how I motivate them or say "thank you" for pushing them, it means so much to me. That's the greatest feeling in life. The thing is it's their sweat on their shirt not mine. It's a value that builds legacy.
The purveyors of Oasis wanted to create a space where women could work out together in a pressure-free and rewarding environment. By outfitting the health club with rowers, step mills, and ellipticals, as well as a daycare, spacious locker rooms, and an infrared sauna, they brought that space to fruition. They also stocked it with a team of fitness experts, many with degrees and certifications in the field. That crew fosters a positive attitude while leading classes such as Pilates and Zumba, or personal-training sessions that can prep members for long-distance runs away from donuts. Events such as boot camps and self-defense courses are designed specifically with women in mind, while their nutrition programs round out plans for total fitness.