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Recovery Team - Fitness


Kim Bishop
Certified Personal Trainer

Kim Bishop is a caring, compassionate, and well-educated personal trainer available for training in Chicago and the western suburbs. She is a former business professional who understands firsthand the struggles of finding a successful work-life balance. Kim is a motivating force for positive change and healthy living for the women she trains. She has several certifications in the fitness industry. Among them are the NASM-CPT, Kinesis group trainer, and a certified Zumba instructor.

Kim is always looking for new ways to keep her clients fit, meet their goals, and have fun. As a result, she is in the process of creating an edgy new program soon to be unveiled to her clients. Kim has studied dance since she was three years old and currently teaches various forms of dance in private lessons. Fitness is one of her many passions in life and Kim motivates her clients to also become passionate about a fit lifestyle. 

 

Robb Bishop
Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Robb Bishop is a top fitness specialist in the Chicagoland area. He is extremely well accomplished in his technical skill, motivational ability, and in understanding how to effectuate lasting change for his clients. He has worked with high school, collegiate, and elite professional athletes, in a variety of sports, to help them achieve their goals. Robb has an extensive background as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Massage Therapist. His impressive education and certifications are too numerous to mention.

Robb is a Master Trainer with over 15 years experience in the fitness industry and a trainer for elite athletes. Speaking to his character, Robb also takes tremendous pride in helping clients who are dedicated to making positive changes in their lives. Thus, he has made himself available at certain times to train highly motivated LifeSkills Authorities clients in the Chicagoland area.

 

Forrest Folsom
Certified Personal Trainer

Forrest Folsom is a professional and experienced personal trainer who is passionate about her work. Forrest has found exercise to be a mechanism that has helped her thrive during high stress and difficult times. After years of training for competitive beach volleyball, she saw an intersection between her love for health and fitness, and her desire to help others live more fulfilling lives. As a result, she left a successful corporate career in marketing to join the fitness industry.

Forrest is certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine, completed coursework with PTA Global, and is currently pursuing the world-renowned C.H.E.K Institute’s Exercise Coach certification. She has experience in program design and implementation for athletes, pre and post-natal moms, as well as “busy boomers” and seniors. Forrest possesses a strong background in postural therapy, develops healthy bodies capable of safe, pain-free movement. She has developed a reputation of being much more than just a fitness expert. Forrest is highly regarded by her clients and thought of as their trusted advocate because of her ability to develop rapport and trust with a wide variety of personalities. Forrest is available for private in-home session in Chicago and the suburbs.

 

Kristin Hoddy
Certified Personal Trainer

Kristin Hoddy has used exercise and fitness to enrich her life dating back as a teenager involved in varsity sports. As an adult she applied her interest in athletics, aptitude toward science, and natural talent for compassion and understanding to a career in wellness as a personal trainer. Kristin is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has recently added the CHEK Institute Exercise Coach to her skill-set which also includes expertise in suspension training, perinatal fitness, and water aerobics. Kristin also has extensive experience as a swimming instructor to both children and adults. Kristin holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In her personal life Kristin has gained tremendous confidence through exercise via competition in triathlon events or as intrinsic as looking and feeling good. She believes this sense of empowerment is possible for clients alike. Kristin dedicates herself to the health and wellness of her clients to help them achieve their personal goals.  

 

Adam Levy
Certified Personal Trainer

Adam Levy received his Personal Training Certificate from the International Sports Sciences Association in 2000. He has been involved in fitness, nutrition, and wellness throughout the decade, with experience that includes tennis instruction on Chicago's North Shore. Adam's passion, calm demeanor and thorough understanding of the keys to fitness make him an ideal certified professional trainer for LSA clientele. Adam's training philosophy is based in positivity that centers on a customized program as a key to success. He takes no short cuts to reach goals and understands that proper exercise can be a key aspect for an Addicted Individual to flourish in recovery. Adam strives to build a strong rapport with his clients to help them create astounding and lasting change.

Adam utilizes training modalities for muscular adaptation that include resistance and endurance training as the basic building blocks for his customized programs. Adam continually evolves programs to incorporate new stimuli to challenge the bodies and minds of his clients. Clients applaud his ability to help them attain physical goals, keep fitness fun and safe, and maintain a nurturing atmosphere that fosters the change process. Adam trains clients in their homes, offices or at a centrally located independent training facility in Chicago. Adam earned his B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and has a business background as a commodities trader.

 

Jamie Minucciani
Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist

Jamie Minucciani is a highly recognized fitness expert in the Chicagoland area. She has numerous certifications and is an accomplished Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. Jamie has been mentored by and worked with national fitness experts, Andrea Metcalf and Jim Karas. As a result of her expertise, Jamie has been featured on both local and national television.

Jamie has effectuated change in many lives, and trains elite professional athletes as well as adolescents and older adults who want to improve their fitness levels. Jaime is a caring and compassionate person who understands the change process and how difficult it can be without the proper support and guidance. She is available for in-home training throughout the Chicagoland area as well at her training studio in Chicago.

 

Marcus Warren
Certified Personal Trainer

Marcus Warren began working in the personal training industry in 1994, in Sydney, Australia. Through his many years of experience, Marcus has worked with a wide range of individuals with different goals and vastly different physical aptitudes. He has had elite athletes, weekend warriors, senior citizens, men, women, overweight and underweight clients seek him out to help them meet their goals. Marcus has even helped rehabilitate an amputee who lost his leg in an unfortunate accident. He understands what is needed to make safe fitness goals realities. Marcus is a dedicated, empathic personal trainer who seeks to create a tremendous healthy change to not only the body, but the entire lifestyle.

 Marcus was the 2002 INBA natural Australian bodybuilding champion. He has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and is a very psychologically minded member of the LSA Recovery Team. Marcus' plans for the near future include graduate studies in either clinical psychology or counseling, to broaden his skill set and further help his clients. He has witnessed the destructive path of addiction firsthand which has helped him develop a high level of empathy for recovering individuals. Marcus wants to make a difference in the lives of LSA clients and believes that with a high level of rapport, a realistic and consistent plan, as well as discipline, change will become a reality.


Robert Yang 
Corrective Exercise Expert, & CHEK Level IV, HLC II, Certified Nutritionist

Robert Yang specializes in nutrition, nutritional supplementation, strength and conditioning, corrective exercise, and lifestyle coaching. His integrative and individualized programs have built his name and reputation in working with a very diverse clientele, ranging from the elite and professional athlete to the person at the very beginning of improving their health and well-being. Robert is the founder of The Performance Lab in Encinitas, California, just outside of San Diego, where he maintains an active practice designing corrective exercise routines, performance enhancement, rehabilitative programs, and life-enhancing customized health programs. Robert specializes in making sure each client's program for nutrition, supplementation, and exercise is customized to their specific needs. He realizes that his role in working with individuals recovering from addiction battles may help to make the difference between life and death. His gentle and calm nature, along with his incredible clinical knowledge base make Robert a valuable member of LSA's Recovery Team.

 Robert is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a Biopsychology and Exercise Health Science degree. He is licensed by the American Health Science University as a Certified Nutritionist. He is a member of the faculty at the world- renowned CHEK Institute as well as a CHEK Level 4 and a HLC 2 practitioner. He is an advisory board member for both the Titleist Performance Institute and the National Pitching Association. Robert is a sought after presenter and lecturer. He has been featured in magazines such as Golf Digest and Natural Solutions Magazine (Formerly Alternative Medicine Magazine). Robert has developed an impressive international following of clientele and regularly receives referrals from clients, peers, and physicians who have been astounded by the results their patients have received after working with him.

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