We understand that accomplishing your fitness goals maybe difficult to do alone. One of the ways we can help you succeed is to pair you with one of our Certified Personal Trainers to provide expertise in program development, proper technique and encouragement to help you identify and accomplish your fitness and wellness goals.
Our Personal Training staff trains at both facilities, for every level of fitness and for all ages 13 and older. We also offer a variety of ways to get involved with training, from individual to anywhere from 2 to 7 participants.
Benefits of Personal Training
- Accountability and Motivation
- Development of an Individualized Workout
- Expert Opinion on Fitness
- Consistent, Non-Judgmental Support
- Proper Technique and Form
- Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
- Sports Specific Training
One-on-One Personal Training
A Certified Personal Trainer will provide expertise in program development, proper technique and ongoing motivation in order for you to accomplish your health and fitness goals.
Semi-Private Training (2 participants)
Grab your best friend, spouse/partner, co-worker or neighbor and help motivate each other through personalized instruction with a Certified Personal Trainer. This allows members to enjoy the benefits of Personal Training in a more affordable way, each person must agree to work out at the same time and place, this holds each partner accountable while still receiving personalized program and solo exercises.
Small Group Personal Training (4-7 participants)
Small Group Training is a unique way for people to benefit from the quality services of Personal Training but in a small group setting. The group may be made up of friends, work colleagues or people with similar training goals or interests. Join one of our scheduled classes, or grab a few friends and build your own class!
Four Seasons Trainers and Staff pride ourselves on our commitment to the health and safety of our members. For this reason, we require every member who wishes to participate in an additional Personal Training to fill out a Health History Questionnaire (HHQ) prior to starting any session. This form identifies risk factors for cardiovascular disease and injury, and will indicate if obtaining a physician clearance is necessary based on current and previous health status. Find the HHQ at the Front Desk of either location, or in the Quick Links below.
Contact Josh Kauten at 309-661-8611 ext. 225 or email him at Jkauten@4seasons-club.com for more information about training today!
- Certification: AFAA
- Education: B.A. in Psychology
- Specialty: General Fitness, Stronger, WERQ
Liz enjoys working with people who are beginning their fitness journey and want more guidance than a group fitness class provides. Liz will meet with you to discuss your goals and the ways that will work for YOU to meet those goals.
You can expect to work all muscle groups and also get your cardio in when you meet with Liz.
“My Personal Trainer (Liz) understands me well and provides me with necessary motivation and guidance that is needed to continue pursuing my exercise routine.” – Vipul Agarwal
- Certification: AFAA
- Education: N/A
- Specialty: Core Strength, Kickboxing, Fat Loss Workouts
Steve has been into physical fitness for 34 years. His philosophy is to endure the pain, keep going, push hard, give your maximum, love and enjoy it – make it part of who you are.
With Steve, you can expect to workout in ways that will challenge and improve you mentally and physically.
“Steve is an incredible trainer! The results I have got with him were beyond what I had hoped for. He taught me sustainable fitness options!” – Heather Cushing
“Steve had helped improve my quality of life. I feel better and look better.” – Richard MacMinn
- Certification: ACE
- Education: N/A
- Specialty: General conditioning; Strength training; Small group fitness classes
Jim has been a life-long fitness enthusiast. He incorporates a combination of strength and endurance exercises to help clients reach their fitness goals and prepares them to live a physically active and healthy lifestyle. He enjoys working with individuals of all ages and offers personal training sessions for individuals and small groups.
Working with Jim, you can expect to see total body strength and endurance progress. He focuses on teaching proper training techniques and functional movements, for safe and effective training.
“I have found that strength training and proper nutrition are key components to include in every training program in order to maximize results. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion to motivate individuals to achieve their personal fitness goals.”
- Certification: ISSA Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Education: B.S. Physical Education/Kinesiology minor Athletic Coaching
- Specialty: Strength training, High Intensity Interval Training, General Conditioning, muscle building, weight loss
Hilary was a 3-sport athlete at Lincoln Community High School, in Lincoln, Illinois. She played volleyball, ran track and participated in competitive cheerleading. After graduating, she went on to Illinois State University to continue her love of track at the Division 1 level. This Redbird loves working with people of all fitness levels, implementing individualized strength and endurance workouts. Hilary believes in teaching proper technique while keeping the workout interesting and challenging.
You can expect Hilary to inspire and help motivate you to attain your health and fitness goals!
- Education: B.S. in Exercise Science
Kelsey was a three sport athlete growing up in the small town of Lexington, Illinois playing volleyball, basketball and track. After graduation Kelsey continued her love of running at Southern Illinois University while also obtaining a major in Exercise Science. Kelsey enjoys working with a variety of individuals to help them meet a variety of goals.
You can expect a program designed for you that will be challenging while focusing on core strength and balance.
“Your body is not giving out, your head is giving up. Keep going!”
- Certification: Pilates Reformer 1, Balanced Body; Pilates Mat 1, Balanced Body; Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance; Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition; Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
- Education: B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies
- Specialty: Pilates, Yoga, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning
Jessica was a Division 1 Varsity Soccer Goalkeeper at University of Connecticut (UCONN). She was also a United States National Team (Pool) Soccer player in 2006 and NSCAA All-America 2007. Her philosophy is “to meet people where they are at” whether you are looking to increase your athletic performance or lose weight, to work specifically to tone your body or correct body imbalances, or to improve your overall quality of life through exercise and healthy living.
Working with Jessica, you can expect to set and accomplish goals in a way that empowers and excites you.
- Certification: NSCA-CPT
- Education: B.S. Communications (minor in Business Administration)
- Specialty: Sports Performance, Strength Training, Endurance/Race Training, High Intensity Interval Training, General Fitness
Aaron has worked around athletes his entire career, specifically at the high school and collegiate level. As a trainer and strength coach at Parkland College (Champaign, IL), he worked with the men’s basketball team and men’s golf team where, during the 2014 season, the Cobras golf team won the Mid-West Athletic Conference and Region 24 titles before placing 10th as a team at the NJCAA Division II national tournament. In addition, Aaron has trained high school athletes including volleyball, baseball, basketball, and soccer. Inspired by his own 75-pound transformation and a passion for helping others, he has also found success working with general populations in the areas of strength training, fat loss, balance, stability, and corrective exercise. Aaron is working toward his M.S. in Exercise Physiology and CSCS certification.
With Aaron, you can expect injury reduction and functional movement training with the goal of ensuring long term health and fitness, and an improved overall quality of life.
- Certification: NSCA-CSCS
- Education: B.A. in Community Health, Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology
- Specialties: Strength and Conditioning, Working with Seniors
Nick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Community Health in 2012. Upon graduation, he began graduate coursework at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where he spent a year completing a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology while personal training an older adult population at Senior Services Plus in Alton, IL. After completion of the degree, he spent the summer of 2013 in Leominster, MA interning at Power Source Training where he gained experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning, he then joined the Four Seasons family.
With Nick as your Personal Trainer, you can expect motivational and encouraging sessions in which you will tackle your fitness goals together.
“I love the Personal Training career because of its helpful nature and the relationships that form between client and trainer. I am an avid sports fan and like to play basketball, golf, and other recreational sports in my free time. I’ve had experience working with clients young and old and welcome all to begin chasing your fitness goals today.”
- Certification: CSCS, ATC
- Education: BA in Athletic Training
- Specialties: Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Performance, Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention
Pat received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Loras College. During his time at Loras, he was a member of the men’s basketball team and eventually went on to serve as the Junior Varsity basketball coach. Pat is currently serving as the Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Illinois Wesleyan University. He enjoys working with a variety of individuals with a range of athletic and fitness experience.
Working with Pat, you can expect a challenging and dynamic workout that concentrates on obtaining your personal fitness goals.