Chicago in Shape has moved to Humboldt Park/ Logan Square!

Looking for the very best in-studio, customized 1-to-1 personal training? Or...prefer training online in the privacy of your own home?

Chicago in Shape offers both!

The Chicago in Shape Difference

It’s not a gym or group exercise class, it’s way better!

  • Private personal training with Jim Tribolet - 25+ years training clients of all ages and fitness levels and a wealth of knowledge and expertise - one of the best personal trainers around!

  • A bright, super-clean, well-equipped training studio, where the focus is always 100% on your one-to-one workout! Online training also available.

  • Guidance and support to help you set and update your fitness goals and implement effective exercise strategies for a healthy, balanced lifestyle

  • Convenient Humboldt Park location, close to Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, and surrounding neighborhoods (easy free parking!)

  • Safety always a priority with your health/fitness history taken into account


How It Works


Jim uses an eclectic approach, drawing from a wide variety of tools, strategies, and training techniques to ensure that your program is best suited to your individual needs and goals. There are no gimmicks, just solid exercise science, proven strategies, and top-quality equipment selected for effectiveness, variety, and safety. Tools we might choose from during a training session might include: kettlebells and dumbbells; TRX® Suspension Training; Bosu® balance trainer; UltraSlide®; exercise bike, treadmill; and many others. And you will be given exercises that you can easily do on your own at home in between sessions. That's how we get it done!

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What They're Saying

Read full testimonials here!


"Jim is the most motivational, knowledgeable and results-oriented trainer I have ever worked with..."

"Chicago In Shape kept me toned, lean and feeling great. I realized at almost 58 that I hadn't gained one pound of body fat in the past decade..."


"My training sessions are fun, fast-paced and effective..."


"The best investment I've made in a long time..."

"James listened carefully and asked the right questions."


"I saw great results over the first 16 weeks, even from training just once a week!"


"Jim has strengthened me 'from the inside out'...serious core strengthening!...a detail-oriented trainer who has progressed me safely and very effectively."

"The workouts are varied and challenging while taking into account what is realistic for me."