Gabe is a NASM certified Personal Trainer building a business with a focus on personal training and sport specific (basketball) training. Gabe graduated from Lewis University with a degree in Health and Human Performance. As a collegiate basketball player, he had an injury prone career because he didn’t understand the importance of strength and conditioning. His goal is to share knowledge of how important it is to train physically and mentally especially in younger athletes.
“Health is Wealth”
John graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from Washington University in St. Louis, while also earning a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialty from the NSCA. He carries an emphasis on correcting movement impairments and adapts both his therapy and training to accommodate orthopedic issues specific to every client.
John played division one football at the University of Oklahoma and incorporates the training style he learned while in that program while adapting it to the clients training level.
He has received a level one certification in Dry Needling and is in pursuit of Advanced Certification in Dry Needling. His services at REPS will include Personal Training, Physical Therapy and Dry Needling
Marissa is a spiritually orientated yoga teacher whose ultimate goal is to share the power and peace that yoga brings to others through a strong, steady, mindful practice.
She has taught since 2017 being certified right here in Chicago at Nature Yoga by some of Chicago’s best teachers, like Wade Gotwals and Amber Cook. Through the years Marissa has taught in Chicago and the surrounding area as well as children in Jamaica and outdoor yoga in Puerto Rico. Her classes have a mixture of vinyasa, hatha, and yin. Yoga will always be her first spiritual door which has led her on to be certified in reiki & most recently indigenous medicine in Mexico. Marissa feels so honored and overjoyed to be able to share yoga with the Chicago community again guiding students from her heart to fill theirs. Her creative yoga class is a mindful movement practice to align mind ,body, and spirit. This class is for ALL and anybody that wants to explore their breath, flexibility, and strength. You will flow through various postures consciously using body awareness and focus on the connection of body and breathe.
Rachel s yoga training includes 200 hours in Hatha Vinyasa, 100 hours in Breath-Centered Yoga, and 500 hours studying with Dharma Mittra (Restorative through Level IV) - all certifications earned in NYC. In Los Angeles, Rachel studied for five years under senior Iyengar teacher Anna Delury at The Iyengar Yoga Institute. In mid-September, Rachel relocated to Chicago and is excited to find her people and build community. She believes yoga is for ALL bodies, and that movement is the medicine. She looks forward to cultivating both curiosity and equanimity with you on the mat. Rachel teaches many formats at REPS, including Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow. Namasté !
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Kasi is an ACE certified trainer with a Master's degree in Exercise Science. She geared much of her education towards corrective exercise and proper movement. Her main priority is teaching how to identify, manage, and work through their aches and pains, and then the fitness program that will help them reach their goals. She is well versed in Strength and Conditioning, HIIT, CrossFit, and Olympic Lifting. She also has certifications in pre and post-natal care as well as Functional Movement Screening. Kasi will be doing classes for REPS along with providing personal training services.
"In my free time I'm a pretty big crossfitter. I enjoy the high intensity workouts and the Olympic lifting. I like commuting by bike when the weather allows. I watch a lot of history documentaries on YouTube. I love to cook. I rarely make the same thing twice and I'm always trying new recipes. I do my best to travel as often as I can. My goal is 2 or 3 trips a year, long or short, but I want to see and do what I can while I'm young and mobile. I do my very best to slow down and appreciate each day that I have whether that's through walking, biking, or even that afternoon siesta, anything that reminds me to take it all in."
-her picture is black and white, head shot with short hair, head tipped to her left a bit.
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Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Aurora University. During his time there, he assisted with the strength and conditioning program, working with many sports including volleyball, golf, basketball, and men's and women's cross country. Dan interned at Accelerations Sports Performance and Get Fast Inc., private strength and conditioning facilities that work to develop athletes from youth to professional levels. With a wide span athletic background, he has participated in martial arts, cross country, track, wrestling, obstacle racing, CrossFit, and currently competes in strongman and powerlifting.
He currently holds the following certifications:
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Youth Fitness Specialist
Women’s Fitness Specialist.
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach
Functional Anatomy Seminars Functional Range Conditioning Specialist
TRX Suspension Trainer
Dan provides excellent training and education-based environments to bring success to his clients. He teaches strength based and mobility classes.
In his free time, Dan competes in strongman, hangs with friends, plays video games, building through multiple avenues such as wood working, and electronics, learning new skills and cooking.