Byron Taylor | Total Body Conditioning

Byron TaylorByron is group exercise instructor and a M.A.T (Muscle Activation Specialist). A M.A.T. specialist understands the stresses to your body are more than just a workout. Call Byron if you are feeling aches in joints, back, knee, neck and feet. He will take you where your body wouldn’t go before!

Meghan Kennihan | Strong/Cycle Instructor

Meghan KennihanMeghan is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has 8 years experiences as a fitness instructor teaching spin, strong and group exercise. Meghan is also an experienced runner competing and placing in 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons and triathlons. She trains clients for a wide variety of fitness goals including weight-loss, strength building, general health, and races.

Tom Moore | Cycle Instructor

Tom MooreTom has been teaching spin for 12 years. He is also a certified “Strong” instructor as well as an A.C.E. personal trainer. A LaGrange resident, this Marquette graduate coaches youth soccer, baseball and basketball.

Michelle Bearman

Michelle BearmanMichelle Bearman, in high school, began teaching step aerobics, and from there continued her training to include high impact aerobics, and a variety of group fitness classes. She is a certified STRONG and SPIN instructor and is our early morning fan. When she is not at the gym, you can find her doing her “day job” working for an international hotel company, WORLDHOTELS. She travels frequently and her claim to fame is to have set foot on every continent! Come check out Michelle’s classes and come prepared to work hard. If you are going to get up early to work out, her goal is to make it worth your while!

Michelle Schumacher | Pilates Instructor

Michelle SchumacherMichelle is a Pilate certified group fitness and personal trainer teaching for 24 years. She a member of the A.C.E and the National Academy of Sports Medecine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and a member of Aerobics and Fitness Association of Anerica (AFAA) as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Alice Gallagher/CYT

Alice has been studying and practicing yoga since 2004, and is a Certified Yoga Teacher through Moksha Yoga Center located in Chicago. Alice has also studied with a variety of master yoga teachers.

Alice is drawn to yoga because it rejuvenates and unites body, mind, and spirit. Her classes incorporate all aspects of Hatha Yoga, touching on meditation, focus, and breath work, as well as strength building poses, stretches, and twists to open and connect mind and body. Each class is unique within a structured framework designed to achieve poise, balance and strength, thereby improving the body’s physical health and mental clarity.

Now practicing and/or teaching yoga on a daily basis, Alice shares the knowledge and joy that yoga has given her with through a practice of yoga accessible to all students through the use of props and strict attention to alignment details.

Elite Instructors & Trainers

Mark Wolz

Mark, Elite’s owner and also a personal trainer, has been training in the western suburbs for over twenty years. Mark, a former body builder and Mr. San Diego, is dedicated to his member’s fitness and always available to answer your questions.

John Wolnik

John WolnikWith 10 years experience, John specializes in sports strength and conditioning, weight/fat loss, supplementation and nutrition, and experienced in using Russian Kettle Bells. He is a member of the A.C.E (American Council of Exercise) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer(CPT). John can be reached at

Christina Gilbert

Christina GilbertChristina has 8 years experience, helping those with back issues, by focusing on core, customized flexibility, tornado ball training, weight training, nutrition and youth sports. She is also a specialist in Golf Biomechanics focusing on increasing strength to improve your golf game. She is a member of the A.C.E and the NASM as a CPT and PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist).

Linda Hillsman

Linda HillsmanLinda has been an American Council on Exericse (ACE) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer since 2002, specializing as a Senior Fitness Trainer through The American Academy of Health and Fitness. She became certified as a Zumba Instructor from the founder of Zumba, Beto Perez, in 2003. She then became certified as a Zumba Toning Instructor in 2009. As a breast cancer survivor, she faced the challenge of regaining range of motion after surgery and brings this passion for remaining healthy and fit to her clients, as well as, her classes. Linda also has a Group Fitness Certification through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and is Body Pump certified through Body Training Systems. Please contact Linda via e-mail at

Vince Hanehan | Cycle Instructor

Vince HanehanVince is a personal trainer certified with the A.C.E., with a degree from Loyola University. Highly motivated, Vince coaches youth sports and high school athletes! Ask him about his boxing days!

Kathleen Wallace

Kathleen WallaceKathleen works with novice clients as well as experienced gym members who are ready to take their fitness goals to the next level. She is certified from National Personal Training Institute, consisting of 500 hours of theory and practice. She has also earned an Advanced Personal Training Certification, Certificate of Nutrition, and IYCA’s Speed and Agility Specialist, Level 1. Kathleen enjoys helping her clients reach their goals, and teaching health and fitness as a way of life! Please contact Kathleen via email at kathleen-wallace@

Monique Kaspar

Monique Kasper has been a Personal Trainer since 1999. Monique specicalizes in sport specific such as Ironman, Triathlon, and Marathon training as well as weight/fat loss, strength and conditioning. She also is experienced in Boxing, TRX and Kettlebell training. She is a member of ISSA, ACE, and NASM. For more information Monique can be reached at