Chicago >Fitness > Human Performance Institute of Chicago
1806 W Cuyler Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061341.955149 -87.674679
Neighborhoods: North Side, North Center
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Includes body assessment & goal setting session, strength & endurance, flexibility test, body fat analysis, cardio programming w/heart rate evaluation, and nutrition planning w/food logs. Professional personal training by Chicago's top rated trainers. Present this coupon and mention Citysearch.
I would avoid doing business with these people – I purchased a group voucher for a massage at a discount and when I called to try to make an appointment I found the staff unknowledgeable and unprofessional. I told them that I would contact the seller of the voucher to get my money back. Shortly thereafter I received a call from the "doctor" telling me that he would pay me double not to come in. I received a refund on the purchase of the voucher. I would never, EVER, set foot in this gym... Just make sure that if you do work with these people, you do exactly as they say and don't ask any questions.
PT is excellent - service & cleanliness could improve – I have been seeing a PT here for a year now. If I was rating my PT, I would have given him 4-5 stars. When I started with him I had chronic back pain, he took the time to listen to me and created routines to help build my core strength. Now I feel much stronger, have more energy, longer stamina and most importantly - no pain. His workouts are challenging and the circuits vary. He hasn't provided me with a diet plan, like other users talked about. I have lost inches, but not as much weight as I would like to have.
As for the gym, it is big and everyone in there is friendly, there to work out - not to judge or impress eachother. Very comfortable environment. The gym has many offferings - massage therapist, nutrionist, chiropractor, dance classes, bootcamp - you name it. However, it is not the nicest gym by far - only 1 shower, which is not very clean.
As for the staff (outside of the PT's): I had a consultation with the Chiropractor Dr. Dan, he said he would work up a plan and call me with it - never heard from him. When I met with Dennis (owner?) to discuss payments, it was a little sketchy. He was not very upfront and tried to bill my insurance.
Overall - I am satisfied with my PT, so I continue going there. I think the gym could be more polished - both in cleanliness and staff etiquette. These two things detract from my overall experience with my PT, which does not seem right.
Suspect Reviews on here – The gym is relatively large and convenient in that its right off the brownline, but i find these reviews too suspect. they seem too well timed (close to each other)and all 5 stars? seems like a situation where these people signed up on their own and just posted. and when you think about it, people who cheat to get you in the door will cheat when you get in the door too. i don't trust them at all. further, when i called them they told me they had the best trainers in the world. i am always suspect of grandois unfounded statements like this. i have been to the gym and am meeting a trainer in the near future, but on principle i had to post 1 star here just to make people are of the very suspect nature of these other reviews
Accomplish all your weight loss goals – I've been working out here for the last year. I have lost a huge amount of weight and got to my goal weight. I owe a lot to HPI and my trainer Jose. When people see what kind of exercises Jose has in his arsenal they stop and stare. Thank you Jose and HPI
Equipment always available – Working out or training has never been what I have defined as fun. It’s work that I could do without. Then I met Leigh Ann and my world has changed. I look forward to training sessions with her because not only I am I getting fit and healthy but I am laughing and enjoying the gym. HPI allows clients to feel comfortable in a setting that builds friendships and a sense of accomplishment. You will see results once joining this gym. I enjoy everything except the music. Please play motivating music!!!!
Great Personal Trainers! – Leann was awesome! She made every session different and really fun! I not only was losing inches and feeling better but I was getting stronger, more toned and getting ready to compete in the Chicago Triathlon. She is a great personal trainer! I would highly reccommend her to anyone looking to get in shape or just needing a boost in their workouts!
Best Personal Training in Chicago – I have been training with Jose 3 days a week for the past month. He is an AWESOME personal trainer! He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and motivating! He has come up with a customized work out plan and diet based on my goals! He makes me work incredibly hard and I already notice a difference in my strength and energy level. I am a beginner when it comes to working out- both cardio and weights, but Jose is always patient with me (especially since I am terrible with coordination!) I would highly, highly recommend Jose for personal training! And to top it off, everyone at HPI is really friendly!
Not Overcrowed, Friendly Trainers, Great Atmosphere & Price – I met my trainer, Sean, working out at xsport. Although he is a great trainer, that gym was WAY too crowded, and often equipment we wanted to use was not available, there were soo many creepy people staring at me (or so i felt), and the crowds at Xsport can be annoying. When he went to HPI, I went with him.
I only have time to work out with Sean once a week (due to volleyball schedule), but the work-outs kick my butt. It's like the trainers at HPI are a little family, and everyone knows everyone; and no matter who you work out with, they are all friendly to you, not staring at you judging like some other places. It makes for a fun/great work-out. Sometimes i share sessions with a friend, which makes them fun and a changes up some of the things we can do.
Sean can cater your workout to what you like. You like more weights, done. You like more bands/medicine balls, done. I usually do a combination of the two. Throw in a little aerobic set sometimes to get the heart rate moving, and voila - your ass is officially kicked.
Due to my love for bacon, personal training is a must. If you're like me - he's your guy!
Great place to workout! – HPI, is a great place to workout. The facility is nice, clean and contains all the work out equipment necessary for a great workout. The trainer are great and one in particular I think is the best, Mark Hartman. He is incredibly motivating and will push you, but not to an uncomfortable limit like some trainers do. He also mixes it up so you never have the same workout twice. He is incredibly knowledgeable and makes working out fun. I have worked with him for a while and have lost a significant amount of weight; and have never felt better physically in my entire life. All around the combination of trainers and environment, makes this a great place to go too. I definitely recommend going here.
Great facility and trainers! – I started coming to HPI for personal training without realizing how much more it has to offer onsite, like a chiropractor, massage therapist, and nutritionist! The gym is open and the environment is fun and non threatening. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They truly take to heart what each client's goals are for fitness and tailor their workout regimens to help their clients reach those goals and gain confidence and strength! I've been training with Dennis for 3 months now, and I can see and feel the difference. I feel more confident and more motivated to keep up the new healthy lifestyle! Thanks HPI and Dennis!
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