Dennis has been helping Chicagoans reach their individual fitness goals since 2004. he enjoys the fact that everybody has unique needs. One session he might be using plyometrics and jumping around with lots of movements, and the next hour he might be using isometrics (little to no movement), and the next person he trains might need both! This variety is what keeps Dennis in the classroom to continue his education in the field and what gets him up in the morning. Dennis feels he owes it to his clients to stay on the cutting edge of the fitness industry and to create a clear path to what will benefit you the most. The end result is a well rounded, safe, solid, and effective path to help you reach your personal goals.
Dennis' passion began when he was about 6 years old! I can remember my doctor's advice, that I shouldn't start using weights until I turned 8 years old. Now don't laugh, but I can remember a Hulk Hogan workout set I got for Christmas when I turned 8. It came with a hand gripper, jump rope, 2 dumbbells, and a tape to take me through a 30 min workout. I loved it!. A few years later other parents took notice that I could run circles around their own kids that where my age. A parent asked me to help his son exercise. I understood then, at 12 years old, that getting another person to be able to do what I could do was a challenge. I could do 40 or more military presses standing on my head, so is that what he wants? How do I help him? Is that his goal? Is it safe for him to try? By the time high school came I had standing clients in the weight room of our school, and even had an abs class in my parents basement! I studied A.C.E and A.F.A.A. in high school and started taking workshops as soon as I was 18. The questions started young and I have come a long way since then. I have not lost that very same interest with every client I have the privilege to work with. Whether you are a professional athlete, have never worked out a day in your life, or are somewhere in-between, I will focus on your exact needs. Now let's get started!
Dennis' CERTIFICATIONS: RTS, RESISTANCE TRAINING, MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES, WEIGHT LOSS, PRE AND POST- NATAL CARE, PRE AND POST-REHAB, STABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY TRAINING, CORRECTIVE EXERCISE, FUNCTIONAL, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING.
SPECIALTIES: National Association of Sports Medicine optimum performance training(NASM-OPT), Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT), Resistance Training Specialist (RTS, Workshop 1,2,3)