Graham PocicFormer Offensive Lineman for the St. Louis Rams
When I met Bobby, I had just failed a physical with the Houston Texans. I was looking for someone to help get my shoulder healthy enough to have the opportunity to play again. Bobby exceeded my expectations because of his knowledge of ART, fascial stretching, and background as an athletic trainer I not only saw my shoulder become much healthier but I saw my numbers in the weight room increase for all of my lifts. Two months with Bobby's nutrition plan and spending four sometimes five days a week allowed me to be in the best shape of my life and led me to an opportunity with the St Louis Rams. I have and would highly recommend Bobby to anybody who is looking to reach their athletic and fitness goals.
Ovie MughelliAll Pro Full Back with the Atlanta Falcons in 2006 and 2011
One of the hardest thing for a former NFL player to do after he retires is stay in shape. Whether it is the lack of a big contract as an incentive, a worn down and tired body holding him back or just being tired of working out after decades of basically living in the gym. After a forced retirement from the Atlanta Falcons due to an MCL injury, all 3 of the previous situations applied to me. That, along with moving to Chicago during December in one of the coldest winters in years caused me to go from 245 (my playing weight) to 275 (my: I hate looking at myself in the mirror and clothes don't fit weight).
I desperately needed to get back in shape because of my new job as a sports analyst where I would be in front of the camera al the time. I tried everything from the Insanity Workout to training by myself in the apartment gym but nothing seemed to work, until I walked into PTS. I hate to give Bobby too much credit but I have to in this case. He and his staff single handedly brought me back to not only my playing weight but beyond. The staff at PTS helped me reach all time lows in weight and body fat percentage and all time highs in strength. I actually looked forward to coming to workout because the PTS staff provided the perfect balance of intensity and fun. The workouts were constantly changing so I never plateaued. The most impressive thing about Bobby and his staff is that they are very well educated in physiology and actually understand how the body works. They corrected my form on several basic exercises that would always cause me back and knee pain which played a huge part in my progress.
All in all, whether you are a current or former professional athlete, weekend warrior, CEO or soccer mom Bobby and his crew will get you right and ready to show off your body (for all 3 months of good weather in Chicago).
Cameron SchillingRockford Ice Hogs - Chicago Blackhawks AHL Affiliate
My experience with PTS has been nothing but the best since I moved to Chicago. Their knowledge and expertise in weight training is head and shoulders above anyone else in the Mid West. Bobby was able to develop and implement a program around a few injuries that I had while still maximizing my strength gains throughout it all. His knowledge of the body allowed him to write up rehab programs for both my shoulder and foot injuries so I was able to come back stronger than ever. Training at PTS gives me the confidence that I need going into training camp because I know my body will be in the best shape it will ever be. That is why PTS is the best in the business!
Dylan RheaultBaltimore Orioles Organization
Bobby is hands-down one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever come across when it comes to Performance Enhancement. The difference from how my body performs now, compared to when I started training with him in December 2013 is night and day. My second off-season spent training with him and I could not feel more ready going into Spring Training.
Aside from the Performance part, he's just a great personable guy. Always checking up on how my season is going, and always there if I have any questions about anything. Truly consider Bobby a great friend, mentor, and person!
Zach ZisookPTS Client
Three years ago, I realized a couple of things. One, I was at a weight that I had never reached before, and losing weight wasn't as easy as it was when I was in my 20's. Two, my fitness level was probably the worst it had ever been. I had yo-yo dieted in the past and gone through spurts of regular exercise, tried many different personal trainers but never found anything or anyone that worked for me. I was pretty much at rock bottom and the scale was definitely going in the wrong direction.
I had been to many trainers in the past, but because I was in this unhealthy state, I was scared to try yet another one. What if the trainer was too hardcore for me or didn't recognize my limits, or it didn't work, or worse yet, I quit shortly after starting? Despite these voices in my head, I knew it was now or never and was convinced that if I wanted to get in shape and become healthy again, I needed to take the plunge. I've never regretted the day that I walked into Performance Training Systems. It's one of the best things I have ever done for myself! Jessie is my trainer but I have trained with almost everyone there, and every single one of them are understanding, non-judgmental, spend time discussing goals and take a practical approach and a very personalized approach to fitness, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. They are very professional, extremely knowledgeable and take their business and their clients very seriously. I am a totally different person then I was when I first walked in the door to PTS. I have lost a significant amount of weight, I am much stronger, happier and my lifestyle has totally changed to the point which I am committed to making health and fitness part of my life forever. I am in the best shape I have ever been, I am an extremely active person now, with so much energy, work out all the time, I eat healthy and most importantly, every morning I wake up, I feel so so good both physically and mentally! Jessie along with everyone else at PTS has changed my life and I highly recommend them!
JoAnn ShrierPTS Client
My husband and I have been training at the gym for about 2-1/2 years. Each of us trains three days a week with Devon. We both look forward to going to the gym. We like and have high regard for Devon. She is very knowledgeable and watchful. My husband's goal is to get stronger and mine is functional fitness. Devon is highly qualified to work with each of us. The owners of the gym, Bobby and Jessie, along with the other trainers provide positive, professional and friendly atmosphere. While there is a broad spectrum of people who train there, from people like me to athletes, we always feel like this is a comfortable place for us. The gym is well equipped, bright and clean. Because everyone works out with a trainer, the gym is never over-crowded. The gym is enhanced by having an experienced chiropractor and other health professionals on-site. There is parking available.
Finally, our son has been training with Brett for 2 years. We are extremely happy that he has wanted to stay with it despite his hectic lifestyle.
Duane EricksonPTS Client
I started using PTS 6 years ago after herniated disc L4/L5. I did not want to do the surgery so they came up with game plan to fix and strengthen my back without going under the knife. Best decision I ever made. Now I lead an active lifestyle (golf, hockey, paddle, snow skiing) with no back problems. It all starts at 6AM 2 times a week, every week all year round training with Brett at PTS. Brett has helped me with my nutrition, snacks, and food decisions. He cares about my wellbeing and looks after me. For the past few years, he has talked me into no booze for entire month of October. Part of the reason is to help me understand how many wasted calories drinking adds to your body. How many trainers would do for their customers? In addition, I lost 6 pounds for the month and got my body fat down to 10.5%. PTS is not a rent a friend for hour gym. You will put the work in and see results. Every 4 weeks the workout program changes and I need this since I sit for 9 hours a day at work.
I cannot thank Brett and PTS enough for everything they have done for me. This has been a lifestyle change for me. No more, back issues!