Your First Visit   


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What to Expect

  • Your Health Screen Profile and Informed Consent forms will be sent to you in advance. Please bring the completed forms to your first session.

  • First, we will go over your health screening form together to better understand your current status and ensure there is nothing that would prohibit you from starting your exercise program.

  • Then, I will do a general field assessment to evaluate your balance, eye-hand coordination, flexibility, and general and core strength, as well as a visual posture analysis. This helps me design an exercise program that's customized for you, whether you need challenging, advanced workouts, a senior fitness program, or something in between.

What to Wear

  • Please dress appropriately for exercise. There is a place to change if you are arriving in street clothes.

  • Kindly do not wear street shoes in the training area! Please bring clean, "indoor" fitness shoes with you.

  • You are welcome to leave a pair of fitness shoes at the studio for your convenience.


  • Filtered water and towels are provided.

  • You are encouraged to ask questions and to share any relevant information that would affect the design of a safe and effective training program.

  • A wide variety of music is available, but feel free to bring your own playlist if you'd like to connect to the Chicago in Shape Bluetooth sound system!