I am so happy to have found James and Chicago In Shape. As a 55+ female, I wanted to change up my regular fitness routine and incorporate some balance work. During our initial consultation, James listened carefully and asked the right questions. He has since crafted some very effective workouts. The hour goes by quickly due to James' excellent balance of a just-right challenge with a wide variety of exercises. I highly recommend James and Chicago In Shape.
Jim is the most motivational, knowledgeable and results-oriented trainer I have ever worked with. When I was preparing to get married, he designed an exercise regimen to get me into shape for my wedding. I learned exercises to focus on those "problem areas" that brides are concerned about and was able to increase my cardiovascular stamina tremendously. I highly recommend Chicago In Shape for anyone looking to enjoy their workout and see results!
I'd tried classes and a gym but always ended up discouraged and without any real results. With the personal training and attention I've received at Chicago in Shape, I have made great gains in a very short amount of time. It's the best investment I've made in a long time. Forget the designer handbag, spend your dollars on a better you. It's so worth it!
I decided to work with Jim at Chicago In Shape to add muscle mass and definition to my body and it worked! I saw great results over the first 16 weeks, even from training just once a week! He educated me on an improved diet and the benefits of hydration and limiting caffeine. At 26, I'm bigger, stronger, more conditioned and hearing compliments from people all the time.
— Qilin (AKA "Q")
Ten years with Chicago In Shape and still going strong! 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. How many people can say that? Jim Tribolet is a dedicated professional and a good friend as well.
Though my demanding work schedule leaves little time for exercise, I have still managed to train with Chicago In Shape for over 6 years. The reasons: my training sessions are fun, fast-paced and effective. Chicago In Shape keeps me looking and feeling my best. It's time and money well spent!
I was told I needed to start a fitness routine but I'd never gone to a trainer before and, being over 50, was a little nervous about the whole idea. I'm so glad my doctor recommended Jim! Knowing that he routinely works with clients both older and younger than me was reassuring. I quickly learned that he has tons of patience and a great sense of humor, and the workouts are varied and challenging while taking into account what is realistic for me. I started to see results quickly and am very proud of how much stronger and more fit I've become. My husband keeps saying I've never looked better! Also, it's awesome to work out in Jim's well-equipped, plant-filled training studio. Jim is the best!
I started working with Jim while recovering from debilitating, chronic low back pain. I'd been advised that surgery was my only choice to relieve pain due to disc degeneration and stenosis. I used some alternative therapies and did physical therapy, but did not feel very strong or have great endurance. Unlike other trainers I have worked with, Jim has strengthened me "from the inside out"...serious core strengthening! I am mostly pain-free and my walking endurance has increased tremendously. Jim is a detail-oriented trainer who has progressed me safely and very effectively, teaching me to listen to my body and focus on meaningful movements. I highly recommend Jim and Chicago In Shape!