Here at Powered By Ivan Training Systems we specialize in breaking you out of the boredom of your old workout routine. Whether you are a beginner just looking for a great trainer to help keep you motivated, or you are a serious athlete looking to step your game up, this is the place for you. Powered By Ivan has trained top-notch MMA Fighters, medal winning triathletes as well as members of the Lingerie Football League's Chicago Bliss. As of June of 2013, Ivan is also a Crossfit Level 1 certified Trainer!
November Athletes of the Month: Lia & Adam
Being the queen of deals I discovered powered by Ivan last November through groupon. My husband, Adam, and I each bought one and thought it would be a good way to get us back to the gym without having a gym membership. We had both played sports through college and with two young kids and full time jobs we didn’t have a whole lot of “extra time” to try to squeeze in gym time but wanted to lose some weight and stay in shape. I started with Ivan about 6 months after my youngest was born and while each workout made me sore for the following 2 days it was something new and different each time. The 7 am Saturday session have grown since last year and some of my favorite days are those when we partner up and compete. You start to build relationships with the people you are training with and when you partner with them it’s not just about you it’s about not letting your partner down.
Adam also attended once a week during the week at 7 am for several months but he really started to enjoy the camaraderie of the 7 am classes coupled with visible weight loss (40 pounds and counting) and gaining strength. He started to attend twice and now three times during the week and is always looking to be faster and stronger with the WOD’s. He would tell you that there is a huge difference between working out at the gym and running on the treadmill versus doing “crossfit” workouts. Each workout is different and challenges your entire body and you can’t just breeze through a crossfit workout. It’s intense and uses up an hour leaving you exhausted, but looking forward to your next workout.
It’s become such a big deal in our house that our kids recognize that when we leave the house with our gym clothes and water bottles that “you are going to see Mr. Ivan to get strong”. Our 3 year old does burpees for fun and can’t wait for days that Mr. Ivan lets her do hill sprints.
The inspirational words of Ivan are always a benefit as he pushes just enough to not let you get lazy or stop believing in yourself but not like those obnoxious trainers who are barking in your ear. Ivan told me the other day (after he harassed me for not being able to come more often) that the important part is not how many days a week you come or how long you stay but the work that you do and how hard you try when you are here….it’s true !!
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