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OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Theodora Tsatsos, Owner
National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer
Certified in Weight Management
Education - B.S. Biology Cum Laude, Medical School 
Specializing in Women's Health & Fitness and Special Populations

Age 59

 

Physical training background:

Yoga, Pilates, Aerobic Training, 4 years Belly Dancing,

3 years Salsa, 3 years Shidokan Karate to Blackbelt Level

Over 25 years of various styles of weight training, including powerlifting and kettlebell

 

Theodora trained with top trainers and national champions  over the last 25+ years. She has become an expert in correcting muscular deficiencies to attain balance and symmetry. She specializes in strength training for correct balance and symmetry. She is an expert with special populations, women's fitness, post baby and baby boomers.

 

Originally, MAKEYOURBODY was featured in Competitor Magazine as the 1st Parent-Child Training Studio in Chicago to address the alarming rise in obesity that affects adults and children.. That concept evolved into focusing on adults by teaching correct health & fitness principles to women as role models.‘Be Disciplined, Not Dead’, is a motto Theodora created. Good health = Balance.She advocates that people have the power to take charge and become their own best doctor

Ziyad Cherupelly, Associate
American Council on Exercises (ACE) Certified Trainer
Advocate for Health & Fitness 

 

 Ziyad comes a long way from India. He found his love for fitness during his senior year of high school. He moved to Chicago in 2016.

 

After finishing his masters in general chemistry he worked in chemical laboratories and sales for several years before he realized this did not make him happy.

He has experience in training models, youths, and special populations. He got certified in 2018 by the American Council On Exercise. He has also participated in two state level bodybuilding competitions when he was in India in 2011.

 

Ziyad is very patient and interested in providing people with the best techniques that are appropriate for them. He welcomes the opportunity to work with people in all stages of life!

Marilyn Martinez- Associate
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Trainer
Advocate for Women's Health & Fitness

 

Marilyn’s passion for fitness began after having her second child. Falling in love with fitness, she then realized she wanted to share her love to others.
 
Marilyn believes that exercise, nutrition, and mental health all work together for the success of the individual and all need to be considered for overall health improvement. One of the most important things as a trainer is helping someone learn proper health and fitness techniques and how to incorporate exercise into daily life. She believes that making each routine functional for clients is key and that it will help them remain successful in the future, no matter what their goals are.  Marilyn is working to become a Certified Corrective Movement Specialist.

OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Theodora Tsatsos, Owner & Master Trainer
National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer
Certified in Weight Management
Education - B.S. Biology Cum Laude, Medical School 
Specializing in Women's Health & Fitness and Special Populations

Age 60

 

Physical training background:

Yoga, Pilates, Aerobic Training, 4 years Belly Dancing,

3 years Salsa, 3 years Shidokan Karate to Blackbelt Level

30 years of various styles of weight training, including powerlifting and kettlebell

 

Theodora trained with top trainers and national champions  over the last 25+ years. She has become an expert in correcting muscular deficiencies to attain balance and symmetry. She specializes in strength training for correct balance and symmetry. She is an expert with special populations, women's fitness, post baby and baby boomers.

 

Originally, MAKEYOURBODY was featured in Competitor Magazine as the 1st Parent-Child Training Studio in Chicago to address the alarming rise in obesity that affects adults and children.. That concept evolved into focusing on adults by teaching correct health & fitness principles to women as role models.‘Be Disciplined, Not Dead’, is a motto Theodora created. Good health = Balance.She advocates that people have the power to take charge and become their own best doctor

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Gregory Kleyn, Master Strength Trainer

Certified ISSA fitness instructor

Certified RKC kettlebell instructor

Inspired by the great Olympic style of both Russians and American weight lifters, of the 50’s and 60’s, Gregory started lifting weights at fourteen. By sixteen, he became a competitive Olympic style weightlifter, competing through the 70’s and reached high ranks in the former Soviet Union. After moving to the USA, Gregory discovered and fell in love with the new sport of powerlifting, which was unknown in the Soviet Union. As a master powerlifter he has won numerous state, National and World titles. He is a holder of World and National records in all major powerlifting federations.

His training philosophy is: The quality is always superior to quantity. In the lifting world, as well as everywhere, the skills are the dominating factor.

Regardless of your age and gender, whether you are a beginner, an accomplished lifter, involved in any sport, or just a fitness enthusiast, Gregory can help you to develop a program that fits your interests, lifestyle and current fitness level.

Favorite Quote: Everyone deserves to be strong. Without strength all other fitness qualities (endurance, agility, flexibility) are meaningless

Accomplishments as Master of Olympic style lifting:

USAPL (IPF): Five times National Champion, IPF World silver and bronze medalist,

National total, squat and deadlift record holder

WABDL: Six times deadlift World champion and record holder, eight times National

record holder. Two times push-pull world champion and record holder

NASA: Multiple National and world champion and record holder in equipped and unequipped divisions and power sports

100% Raw Powerlifting : Deadlift world record holder

APF, USPF, ADFPF: National deadlift record holder

Ziyad Cherupelly, BodyBuilder Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercises (ACE) Certified Trainer
Advocate for Health & Fitness 

 

 Ziyad comes a long way from India. He found his love for fitness during his senior year of high school. He moved to Chicago in 2016.

 

After finishing his masters in general chemistry he worked in chemical laboratories and sales for several years before he realized this did not make him happy.

He has experience in training models, youths, and special populations. He got certified in 2018 by the American Council On Exercise. He has also participated in two state level bodybuilding competitions when he was in India in 2011.

 

Ziyad is very patient and interested in providing people with the best techniques that are appropriate for them. He welcomes the opportunity to work with people in all stages of life!

Charles Clevenger, Personal Trainer

Business Manager
National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer

Advocate for Health & Fitness
 

Charles was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up leading a very active life. His favorite sports growing up were Motocross and Wrestling. At the age of 16 Charles decided to get a personal trainer to try and improve his physique. The experience of working with a trainer completely changed his life. He fell in love with fitness and knew then he wanted to have the same impact on people that his trainer had on him.

At 17 he moved to the big city of Chicago with his mother and sister. After finishing high school in Chicago, he became certified with NASM. His training style uses resistance and weights in order to build strength, develop muscularity and help correct and prevent injuries.

 

Charles' goal as a trainer is to be a mechanism so people can learn and to be able to teach themselves.

Marilyn Martinez, Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Trainer
Advocate for Women's Health & Fitness

 

Marilyn’s passion for fitness began after having her second child. Falling in love with fitness, she then realized she wanted to share her love to others.
 
Marilyn believes that exercise, nutrition, and mental health all work together for the success of the individual and all need to be considered for overall health improvement. One of the most important things as a trainer is helping someone learn proper health and fitness techniques and how to incorporate exercise into daily life. She believes that making each routine functional for clients is key and that it will help them remain successful in the future, no matter what their goals are.  Marilyn is working to become a Certified Corrective Movement Specialist.