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Tone Up 2 Fitness - Personal Fitness Training in Chicago, IL

Bart's Bio

Sports and physical activity have always been a major part of my life, and to this day I still find themas exhilarating now as I did when I was a kid.  This was the foundation and motivation that lead me to become a personal trainer. I wanted to share my passion for sports and physical activity with others in hope that I could inspire them on their health and fitness journeys. 

I began my personal training career at two of the biggest fitness and health corporations in the country, X-Sport fitness for one year followed by eight years at Bally’s Total Fitness. After gaining significant experience working for big box gyms for nine years, I chose to take a different path that would give me the freedom to provide a more tailored health and fitness experience.  In 2014, along with my business partner at that time, established Tone Up Club, a private fitness studio. This opportunity gave me the freedom I was craving so I could customize individual fitness programs for my clients and design exhilarating classes for our members. All while providing exemplary customer service which I believe is essential to run a successful business.

The year of 2020 and the pandemic we faced prompted me, as well as many others, to reflect on their lives. I decided that the time had come to blaze another new trail and open my very own fitness studio. I decided to open Tone Up 2 Fitness because I enjoy helping people and I want to take my 19 years of experience and continue to help others achieve their health and fitness goals and dreams!I find that a positive attitude and sense of humor go a long way in creating lasting relationships with my clients. Ultimately, this helps me to teach them that both exercising and healthy food habits can positively impact their lives in tremendous ways!


  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
  • International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) Blades – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Certifications in stretch and maternal health


  • Cross-running (mud runs, Spartans races, Tough Mudders)
  • Martial arts (kung –fu koen –ken style)
  • Kick boxing
  • Conditioning
  • Speed and agility training
  • Strength training
  • Weight loss
  • Boot camp training
  • Pre-Natal training

Skilled in working with people with the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Back surgery
  • Joint surgery and replacements
Jude Macapinlac Certified Personal Trainer in Chicago, IL

Jude's Bio


I believe in the benefits of physical fitness, playing Football, Basketball, Boxing and Martial Arts. The importance of a fitness regiment helped further my interest in Personal Training.

I have enjoyed being in the fitness industry over 20 years. Helping clients achieve fitness and life goals have been my motivation. Weight loss, weight gain, body building and athletic training are the key aspects of my Personal Training background. I look forward to achieving OUR Goal’s and overcoming any obstacles in OUR way.

I have maintained clients over 10years based on the importance of connecting with clients. Helping find that underlying motivation to overcome plateau’s, obstacles and mental breakdown. Creating that bond with clients help in the pursuit of their goals.

Certified Personal Trainer

  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA)
  • World Instructor Training School (WITS)


  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Weight loss/gain
  • HIIT
  • Functional & Sport Specific training
  • Body Building

The “Personal” part of being a personal trainer is My unique connection with Clients. Developing their programs, overcoming obstacles, and reaching GOALS is the Ultimate Plan.

Gosia fitness trainer in Chicago, IL

Gosia's Bio

The journey to being healthy and fit is never linear. As a kid I always gravitated towards sports. Playing volleyball and soccer all through high school helped keep my athletic dreams alive, but as we all know life happens.

I have realized the tremendous and positive impact of having someone in your corner pushing you past the chaos of everyday. Someone like a personal trainer, who along with a community of people, helps you realize your goals and gets you back in the driver’s seat of a better and healthier you. This is exactly what set forth a trajectory for me to reach for a better version of myself and have the courage to do what I always knew I loved. I spent the last 3 years rotating through boot camp classes, individual and group strengthand endurance trainings, with a focus on strength building and executing proper form to maximize results and avoid injury.

I realized how important both mental health and physical health is for your quality of life.Therefore, after graduating from University of Illinois (UIC) with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Studies and a Minor in Psychology, followed by 15 years in big box retail; in 2020 I received my CPR/AED Certification with the American Red Cross, as well as my Certified Personal Trainer Certificate with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

I strongly believe in the power of sharing my own struggles and success stories in the most authentic way as means to inspire others to see beyond their reflection simply because you are never “too old for this” and yes you are enough!

Tom fitness trainer in Chicago, IL

Tom's Bio

I have always had a love for physical fitness from my days of doing pull-ups on the tree branches in my backyard and bicep curls with gallons of milk from my fridge. However, I started on my career path working as a mechanic. While I enjoyed working on cars, I did not go home feeling fulfilled.

I realized what I really wanted to do was help train people to meet their fitness goals and become their best self. SoI decided to pursue my passion and I obtained my International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) certification in April 2019, and the following spring I also got my ISSA certificate in Youth Training.

You will find that I am a caring, dedicated, passionate, and strong trainer. Whether you want to work on weight loss, toning a particular part of your body, or you just want a good sweat, my mission is to get you on the right path and help you conquer your fitness goals! I look forward to working with you soon!

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Luiza W's Bio

NASM Certified

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Weight loss / Gain
  • Body building

From the time I remember, my life has revolved around fitness. It was always my passion. 
As a little girl, I danced and played a variety of sports.
As a teenager, I swam, ran, and cycled any chance I could get.
As I became an adult, these passions became centered around health, wellness, and nutrition.
Mirroring Fitness Center’s mission, I take pride in positively impacting people’s live through personalized fitness programs.
I have more than six years of experience as a certified personal trainer at reputable fitness center with a proven track record of accomplishing outstanding results with clients anywhere from 16 to 65 years old. 
I work with wide range of clients who have a variety of needs.
I have been also recognized for my ability to enable clients to reach their fitness goals through tailored exercise programs and diet plans.
Throughout my career, I’ve built a reputation for motivating clients to make remarkable transformations.
As someone who loves to constantly learn new things, it’s been exciting trying to boost my client’s progress by applying the latest methods and nutritional concepts to their 
routines. Besides expert knowledge of fitness training I believe I have the right balance of empathy and interpersonal skills to help my clients achieve their fitness goals.
In addition, I’m OCB Bikini Champion, Poliquin – CPT, and  certified nutrition coach.

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Brajan's Bio

NASM Certified

  • Bodybuilding
  • Powerlifting
  • Weightloss

I always had a passion for sports and fitness. As a kid I did many sports such as soccer, volleyball, table tennis, wrestling and judo. During High School I fell in love with weightlifting. I started lifting, researching and learning about diets and different types of training. After a while I decided to become a personal trainer. I want to help people achieve their fitness goals. I believe that anybody can do it if they put in some effort. I’m here to help you physically and mentally with your lifting journey. 

Mary Lou Cerami's Bio

An avid paddler and outdoor enthusiast, Mary Lou Cerami RYT combines her love of yoga by leading adventure fitness classes all over the Chicago area. During the summer you can find her in Chicago and the North suburbs, where she teaches ‘Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga’ and ‘How to SUP with your Pup’ on Lake Michigan. Check out her website, for photos and more info.

Mary Lou also is a certified Master Trainer for Indo Board, a 2-piece balance trainer comprised of a colorful rounded wood board on a cushion. Her Indo Board Yoga class is an unbeatable way to improve endurance, train balance and work your body in a totally different way.

She is proud to have been teaching Yoga and Bootcamp classes for over 11 years and still going strong. Her goal as an instructor is to create a sense of community while sharing yoga and its path to self-acceptance through awareness of the body. She discovered a healthy active lifestyle can become part of all our lives when fitness itself is made fun and accessible. She strives to inspire that sense of adventure in each class she teaches.
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