"I too was very skeptical of how just 20 minutes would be just as effective as my 45 - 1 hour work out. After my first session, once I stopped shaking, I realized what this was. A great concentration of targeted exercises that waste no time. I have a number of limitations such as a torn labrum and a very weak acl. The trainers have done a great job in building the complimentary muscles around the problem areas. Neither my knee or shoulder hurt anymore. Ive gotten stronger and my overall body fat has decreased. Made a believer out of me!"
"Great way to work out! Really a fun way to get a complete workout in a short amount of time. Highly effective for busy people. I can't believe how I feel like I've worked every muscle in just 20 minutes each session."
"If you are serious about getting in shape but don't love the gym, this place is for you. I'm living proof that in just two 20-minute sessions a week, you really can transform your body. In less than six months, I lost 10% body fat and I'm still making great progress. At 45 years old with a job and kids, this was exactly what I needed, and I'm so thankful that I found this place. Kevin and the staff couldn't be nicer or more devoted to your success, but you'll find none of the bootcamp-style nonsense here. What you'll get is a efficient, effective workout in a spotless, uncrowded setting. Whatever your level of fitness, they can safely move you toward your goals. I can't recommend The Exercise Coach of Libertyville highly enough. Please try it, you will only wish you started sooner."
"This is the best place with the friendliest coaches!!! I enjoy every time I go. I still can't believe how effective this is in just a 20 minute session. I lost 40 lbs in about 4 or 5 months. The amazing part is, I've kept it off, and I am still seeing improvements in weight loss and muscle growth. The coaches are also willing to teach you about what foods to eat. They will help you design a program that is perfect for you. I highly recommend this for anyone. Especially for people with a busy schedule. Go check it out. What do you have to lose besides unwanted weight?"
"Every time I mention the exercise coach, I get that raised eyebrow how can two twenty minute sessions a week do anything? look. Well, i don't know exactly HOW, but I do know it works. Two examples: I've been a runner for almost 40 years, including training for a marathon or three (ran one) and I've been refereeing soccer for about 15 years-- which requires some running. This spring, as you will recall, did not allow for much outdoor training (i.e., running) until soccer was well underway. First game I stepped onto the field, did my usual warmups and started running -- so easily and effortlessly that I was surprised. Really surprised. Was never out of breath. Never. Then a couple of weeks ago, I did a 100-mile bike ride in two days (60/40) with about 20 miles or so over gently rolling hills in Indiana...gently rolling, that is, until it was one after another and then it was real work. Having done this ride before (two years ago) I realized how much different it was this time -- i had leg strength (quads, for sure) that i never had before. Never. I never stopped pedaling and never walked the bike. Summary: I feel better and stronger. My posture is better. My endurance (see above) is the best ever. I've lost a bit of weight -- but that was not my objective. I've followed some of the nutrition suggestions (consume very few carbs) and when I go off the wagon, so to speak, I feel it -- and it's not a good feeling. The exercise sessions are interesting and challenging because I'm always challenging myself, thanks to the personal charts and real time readouts shown on the computer screens at most of the machines. And it's good to know that someone else is charting every workout as a record and as a guide to what to do next. Don't know about you, but I don't know exactly what machine at a typical health club to use to work a specific muscle group...and for how long and when to return to it. Couple or three closing thoughts: 1. It's low impact so I'm not concerned about those kinds of injuries. 2. With each session lasting just 20 minutes, it's impossible to talk myself out of going, even on a busy day. 3. Yes, it is expensive and I was doubly skeptical about costs and benefits. Not any more. It works and in my opinion it's worth it."