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Mitch dela Merced

BS, IFPA | Fitness Professional

About

Mitch dela Merced earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before becoming a Lakeview personal trainer, Mitch was an active athlete and followed a physical therapy path studying rehab and injury prevention. After discovering what exercise and fitness had to offer, Mitch found a passion that he couldn’t let go of. His rehab experience along with exercise science knowledge were like two halves of a whole – the best of both worlds. This, along with his love of helping other people made it an easy decision to become a personal trainer. He takes pride in putting the ‘personal’ in personal training by individualizing workouts specific to each client, and believes that being healthy isn’t just about the physical aspect- it’s also mental, emotional, and psychological. Mitch is excited to be able to be part of a team that can help change your life for the better- Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: To be able to help people reach their fitness goals and prove to themselves that they can do it.

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Wade Anderson

MS, IFPA-CPT | Co-Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Being competitive, active, and staying healthy has been Wade Anderson’s mantra since he was young. He has been an athlete all of his life, from wrestling at Iowa State University to competing in Mixed Martial Arts tournaments and triathlons later in life, to playing tennis most recently. Wade is certified as a Lakeview personal trainer, sports injury specialist, and in performance nutrition, and has a Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Physiology. Wade has been self-employed as a personal trainer for over a decade. He has partnered with Orange Shoe Personal Fitness because Orange Shoe’s philosophy is similar to his own: do everything better, from living to working and everything in between. When Wade is away from personal training, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and living life to its fullest, wherever that takes him.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer because I love helping others achieve their goals. I also know that I need to be on the move doing different things and I would go crazy locked in an office all day!

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Ted Fournier

BS, NPTI-CPT | Co-Owner, Fitness Professional

About

Ted Fournier began his fitness career as an Andersonville personal trainer with Orange Shoe in 2012. Ted is a graduate of UConn with a bachelor’s degree in Finance (2006) and is a Certified Personal Trainer through NPTI (2012). His dedication to health and fitness began after a tremendous recovery from multiple traumatic injuries received in a 2007 car accident. Ted believes that everyone should have an opportunity to live a fun, healthy, and fit lifestyle, whether they are disabled or an athlete. He enjoys helping clients find a way to fall in love with fitness and believes workouts should be approached with excitement and serve as an escape from daily tasks. Ted is drawn to the challenge of developing goal-oriented programs for clients of all background and fitness levels.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: To help people from all backgrounds live better by learning to enjoy fitness

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Ken Fron

BS, ACSM, BCTMB | Fitness Professional, Massage Therapist

About

Ken Fron is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago in Exercise and Fitness and a Board Certified Massage Therapist. Ken started his interest in fitness through his career in gymnastics. He grew up under the motto “A Sound Mind In A Sound Body.” A person should exercise their mind as much as they exercise their body, both are important. Gymnastics taught him a way of exercising utilizing the fundamentals of body weight and plyometric training. He also enjoys playing volleyball. As a Lakeview personal trainer, he looks forward each and every day helping individuals who wish to make exercise and health a part of their life.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: To help those looking to make a change and reach the next step in the health and fitness.

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Kaileigh Moertl

BS, ACSM-CPT | Fitness Professional

About

Kaileigh Moertl graduated from North Park University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. As a collegiate athlete, she put her drive for fitness to the test both on and off the softball field. As a Lakeview personal trainer, she has a calling to help others in the pursuit of living healthier lives and believes that no matter the obstacle or stage of life, anyone can reach their fitness goals. She views fitness holistically and wants clients to succeed in all areas of their life – physically, emotionally, intellectually and mentally – and is committed to helping them achieve the lifestyle they desire. Outside of training, Kaileigh can be found brushing up on fitness research, finding new coffee shops or hanging out at home with friends. But more likely than not, you can find her in the gym!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a personal trainer because the idea of helping people lead healthy lifestyles fuels me. I love working out, but more than that, I love challenging others to pursue exercise.

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Rich Lindell

NPTI-CPT | Fitness Professional

About

Rich Lindell has been in the logistics field for more than 20 years, but his real passion is working out and training. He began working out when he was 12 years old, as a way to stay out of trouble after school while his mom was still at work. It soon became a way of life for him. In 2012, Rich decided to take his passion and turn it into a career, so he attended the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and became a Certified Personal Trainer. As an Andersonville personal trainer, Rich is committed to helping each of his clients to feel better about themselves, to be healthy, and to achieve their personal fitness and health goals. When he isn’t working out or training, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife, his four kids, and his dog.

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I wanted to show/teach people that reaching their fitness and health goals can be not only FUN, but also EASY. 

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Anthony Onyeaghala

BS | ACSM-CPT | Health and fitness professional

About

Anthony's passion for fitness began while playing sports and working with his high school strength and conditioning coach. From then on, he knew that helping people achieve their fitness goals was something he wanted to do. Anthony earned his bachelor's degree in Health Promotion and Education with a Minor in Public Health from Illinois State University. His hobbies include watching sports games, training with a goal in mind, and reading articles on all things health and fitness related. As an Andersonville personal trainer, he believes consistency and balance are two important factors that every person should have when it comes to crushing their fitness goals. One of his favorite quotes- "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I became a Personal Trainer to help others achieve the level of functional mobility that they envision for themselves through education and performance training.

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Chris Mackoul

NASM, RYT | Fitness and Nutrition Professional

About

Chris developed a passion for fitness after losing over 100 lbs to join the US Navy, where he continued his interest in fitness and health. After leaving the Navy in 2015, began helping others achieve their goals to live healthier, happier lives and he knew he wanted to be an Andersonville personal trainer. Chris received his first certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, where he became a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and later completed a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Trainer course. He's always trying to improve and take on a new challenge. Chris is training to complete an Iron Man in 2019 and is always reading, watching, and listening to anything to help him learn more about health and wellness. 

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Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I first began Personal Training while in the Navy to help my peers reach their goals during our Physical Readiness Tests, and it was a natural translation when I left the Navy to help others achieve their fitness goals. It wasn't until I began attempting other jobs that I realized how much I love training and pushing others to reach and excel past their goals. I haven't looked back since.

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Gigi Verstegen

ACE | Fitness Professional

About

Gigi worked as a cook for almost a decade before returning to her roots in fitness. After having her third son, issues arose when she went back to the gym, due primarily to not having the right Pre- and Postpartum support. Gigi took matters into her own hands, focusing on nutrition, women's health and pre and postpartum training. Gigi is certified through the American Council on Exercise and her goal at Orange Shoe is to help everyone, regardless of abilities and background, achieve their fitness goals. Gigi aims for all training to be being safe and painless while having fun!

Q&A

Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A Because I love it! There are so many people that want to be healthy, active and fit and just don't know how to get started.  Helping them achieve their goals in a safe way is amazing!

Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: Demonstrating that push ups and pull ups are not just for guys!  

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