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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherLake Forest
225 E Deerpath Rd
Suite 126
Lake Forest, IL   60045
p. (847) 283-6060
Fitness Together$99 to $199
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Fri   5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat   5:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun   Closed

By appointment only

Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together Personal Training Staff at Lake Forest

Craig Garkie BS, ACSM, Special Populations, USATF, USAW-L1
Craig Garkie BS, ACSM, Special Populations, USATF, USAW-L1

Craig Garkie BS, ACSM, Special Populations, USATF, USAW-L1

Owner/Personal Trainer

Craig has been involved with fitness and coaching for 4 years. While studying Exercise Science at Western Illinois University, Craig participated in Mixed Martial Arts, power lifting and olympic weight lifting lifting.  Craig has also participated in decathlons, ran track and field and wrestled during his early exercise years. He trained under world power lifting champion Gary Bagley, and also interned with Gary during his time at Western Illinois University. Having participated in so many different athletic experiences, he enjoys incorporating these movements into practical and useful workouts. Craig enjoys working with individuals looking to work hard, and better themselves in all areas of health.” Continuing to learn and further my knowledge as a trainer is my responsibility as a professional. I believe that any one can reach their goals with hard work and self perseverance.”  

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Eric Grant BS, ACSM, CSCS
Eric Grant BS, ACSM, CSCS

Eric Grant BS, ACSM, CSCS

Team Leader/Personal Trainer

Eric has been interested in weight lifting and general fitness for the majority of his life.  Being involved in a large amount of baseball and other sports as a kid and teen has really shaped how he views life in terms of health and wellness.  However he became very passionate about lifting and training when deciding to transfer to Arizona State University to try and walk-on to their baseball team; which is consistently in the top 5 programs in the country.  While training to walk-on, Eric reached his goal of pitching 90+ mph.  Though the quick tryout didn’t go as expected, Eric has continued to train hard and likes to instill this mindset to the people he trains.  At ASU Eric earned a BS in kinesiology focusing on functional anatomy and learning about the fuels we use in our bodies especially while training.  Eric also has a certification through the ACSM as a Health Fitness Specialist, allowing him to train while taking in to account special conditions as well.  He continues to work on other certifications and learn new methods to incorporate into clients’ workouts.

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Kate Borman BS, CSCS
Kate Borman BS, CSCS

Kate Borman BS, CSCS

Personal Trainer

Kate has been a fitness and nutrition enthusiast for as long as she can remember.  She loves helping people attain their fitness and health goals through functional and fun workouts.  Kate has played collegiate golf and is an avid runner, completing multiple 5 and 10ks as well as the Grandma’s marathon in Deluth, Minnesota.  She just recently became very interested in crossfit style workouts and she likes to incorporate them in her own routines as well as her clients. 

Kate is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  She is CSCS certified by the NSCA and really enjoys working with people who are willing to work hard to see their goals.  She believes that one’s health is based upon his/her lifestyle choices and enjoys coaching people on how to make slight lifestyle modifications to see beneficial and long term results for overall fitness.  “I love seeing how the combination of a healthy diet and exercise routine can drastically change peoples’ lives and how they feel about themselves

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Colin Laughlin BS, ACSM

Team Leader/Personal Trainer

Colin has been involved with fitness in varying capacities throughout most of his life and turned that into a career after earning a degree in exercise science from North Central College. While earning his degree Colin played baseball for North Central and participated in various intramural sports. After having his own personal struggles with weight management Colin has dedicated his life to improving his fitness and that of those around him. While competitive in nature Colin knows that having fun is a key component to success and strives for that each and every day. Colin continues to be active in his free time by playing sports and enjoying outdoor activities.  

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Tyler Volling BS, NASM

Personal Trainer

Tyler has been interested in Fitness and Nutrition for a large part of his life. Tyler has played baseball all his life and played in college. He became passionate about fitness and helping people live a better life after a shoulder injury in high school. Tyler being a skinny guy his whole life decided to start weightlifting his freshman year of college. The more he learned about weight lifting and how the body reacts, decided to transfer to Western Illinois to get his Bachelors in Exercise science. Tyler has also obtained his personal training certification through NASM to help people not only get fit, but also to prevent injuries. Tyler enjoys working with people who want to change and better the life they have. He has gotten into powerlifting more and plans on doing olympic lifting and powerlifting competitions in the near future. Tyler continues to train hard and learn more as a trainer to help all clients.

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Nick Halsema BS, CSCS, USAW-L1

Personal Trainer

Nick has had an interest and passion for fitness nearly all his life. Growing up as a 3-sport athlete, Nick developed an interest in training and lifting weights to get the most out of his performance and began to understand how it could positively benefit his health too. When his days as a competitive team sport athlete ended his interest quickly became a passion as Nick found a love for Olympic Weightlifting early on in his collegiate career. From there he began competing in meets, including two national meets during college. He plans on continuing to train and compete in more national meets in the future. Through weightlifting he found his passion to train/coach others to help them reach their goals and positively change their lives. Post-graduation, Nick spent close to a year as a strength and conditioning intern gaining experience working with many Division 1 athletes across a variety of sports, but realized his passion was not working in athletics. Instead, he realized he wished to train anyone, athlete or not, in order to help them improve all areas of their health and fitness.

Nick is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science and a focus on Fitness Training. He is CSCS certified through the NSCA as well as a certified USAW-L1 Sports Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting.  He is excited to work with any client who walks through the door, especially those who are ready to work hard and become a healthier individual. Whether you are an athlete or someone who is looking to get back into shape, he looks forward to helping every individual become the best versions of themselves.

 

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