Congratulations! You’ve finally joined the gym! You’re handed a list of classes with odd names, take one look at the complicated equipment and the hard bodies walking by and wonder why you’ve invested a nice chunk of change in something so intimidating.
It’s not you. It’s the facility. Which is why Push Fitness is worth a long, lean look.
Push Fitness is a private personal training studio that focuses on getting results for clients no matter what shape they’re in. Specializing in weight loss, muscle toning and nutritional counseling, Push’s programs are customized to fit your specific needs and goals. “Push has always been about keeping personal training “personal” and working with clients on an individual basis to ensure that lifestyle choices are continually improving and goals are being met,” explained Joshua Steckler, President and owner of Push Fitness.
Established in 2008, Push works with and for everyone from first-time exercisers to performance athletes and the many in between. And success is really what sets the Schaumburg business apart from other fitness facilities. “Our programs are based on the specific results the client is looking to achieve and are broken down into three, six and nine months at either two or three times per week,” Steckler said. “Our job is to educate, motivate, and hold them accountable with the exercise we prescribe as well as the nutritional program they are set up on.” The nutrition program, “Push Start your Metabolism,” can even encompass trips to the grocery store, special recipes and nutritional seminars led by local professionals.
Think you can down a bag of Doritos and do a couple more minutes on the elliptical to even it all out? That would be a negative according to the fitness expert. “Our nutrition program is based on eating real foods but customized to the individual based on their metabolic needs. Without a nutritional overhaul, many of our clients would be spinning their wheels in the gym only to end up doing more harm than good to their bodies.”
The seed of the Daily Herald’s Fittest Loser Challenge was actually planted by Steckler and his team. “Our vision was to showcase the extraordinary results we were getting with our clients in a way that could bring awareness to the community,” he said. “It has grown into an incredible program that really shows what can be done when someone is surrounded by the right people.” Steckler says his trainers are the best in the biz: well-educated, experienced, energetic and with tons of passion for helping people lead healthier lifestyles. The fitness business reaches out to the community with health-centered events such as a 5K in the fall to raise awareness about childhood obesity.
“We are all very excited to be a part of this program that allows readers to experience the drastic changes that someone can go through if they are willing to put in the time,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s a great feeling to be doing what you love while helping people improve their quality of life.”