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Gabriel Jones

Personal Trainer

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”

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John Sosanya

Physical Therapist/Trainer

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


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Marissa Chavez

Yoga Instructor

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.

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Rachel Parker

Yoga Instructor

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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Flor Duran

Personal Trainer and Group Ex

My name is Flor and I am originally from Mexico. After losing about 55 lbs, I decided to take training seriously and get certified. I graduated from The National Personal Training institute in 2006. It was a very unique experience. The knowledge and hard work was priceless. I have been training ever since. Compound Training (many muscles at the same time) as well as Stability are some of my favorite styles. I also enjoy boxing. Especially to release stress. Heart rate monitors are some of my favorite tools. After all, The most important muscle in our body... Is our heart. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your fitness journey.

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Lori Madl

Yoga & Meditation

After playing soccer and running for most of her life, Lori decided to explore something different which led her to yoga. After 6 months of dedication to the practice, she never turned back. She initially decided to go into teacher training in 2018 to explore and deepen her practice but eventually graduated and knew she was meant to go out and change lives like her instructors did for her. Lori aims to create a safe space to explore your practice through a constant moving meditation.

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Marcus Harnett

Personal Trainer and Group Ex

Marcus received a bachelor of arts from Carthage College in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Sport Science. Where he also played 3 years of collegiate football. A transfer from Eastern Illinois University where he competed in 1 year of track and field. He specializes in personal training and group fitness with skills in resistance training, sports performance, boxing, and reflexology. Since training for 8 years, his emphasis is on technique and proper form. Struggling in the past with asthma himself, he wants to help others reach the best and healthiest version of themselves.