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MyStart Gets Results

With our complimentary fitness assessment program!

MyStart is your very first step on the path to better health, no matter what your current fitness level. Our highly trained and certified professionals provide a free biometric and biomechanical assessment when you join the center. With this assessment as a baseline, our staff recommends a customized training program, dietary changes, flexibility exercises, and much more!

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There is no time for ease and comfort
It is time to dare and endure

Winston Churchill

Center Features

Cardio Studio
Cardio Studio
Precor Ellipticals
Life Fitness Treadmills
Concept 2 Rowers

Cardio Studio

Functional Training Area
Functional Training Area
TRX
Bands
Raises

Functional Training Area

Free Weight Area
Free Weight Area
Dumbbells
Bench Rack
Bench Press

Free Weight Area

TRX Suspension Training
TRX Suspension Training
Functional Training
Strength and Balance
Full-Body Workout

TRX Suspension Training

Towel Service
Towel Service
Complimentary
Fresh Towels

Towel Service

Personal Training
Personal Training
Professionally Certified
Experienced
Certified Health Coaches

Personal Training

Laundry Service
Laundry Service
Laundry Loop
Ready Next Day

Laundry Service

Private Shower Stalls
Private Shower Stalls
High-End Amenities
Soaps, Conditioners, Lotions
Hair Dryers

Private Shower Stalls

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire
Behavioral Analysis
Positive Outlook
Inspirational Questions

Online Health Possibilities Questionnaire

Weight Management Programs
Weight Management Programs
Customizable
Individualized
Realistic

Weight Management Programs

Health Screenings and Immunizations
Health Screenings and Immunizations
Flu Shots
Additional Screenings Available
Potential Health Fair

Health Screenings and Immunizations

Physical Activity Programs
Physical Activity Programs
Intraoffice Competitions
Cholesterol Reduction
Race Away the Fat!

Physical Activity Programs

Nutritional Consultations
Nutritional Consultations
Customizable
Individualized
Registered Dietitian

Nutritional Consultations

Flu Shots
Flu Shots
Nurse-Administered
No Registration Required

Flu Shots

Health Fairs
Health Fairs
Free to Attend
Multiple Vendors
Innovative Products

Health Fairs

Nobody who ever gave his best
regretted it

George Halas

Center Photos

Meet our Coaches

Erin Kelly

General Manager
BS Exercise Science
CPR/AED Certified
Erin is just as passionate about fitness and overall wellness as she is passionate about the Chicago Blackhawks (A lot!) She began her exercise journey in high school with a conditioning coach who not only helped her achieve her goals but inspired her to truly love exercise and a healthy lifestyle. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Illinois State University, and worked as an intern at USAA’s corporate wellness center. Erin enjoys working with many different populations, from the beginner to elite athlete, inspiring others to not only participate in exercise but truly enjoy it. Some of her hobbies include spinning, kickboxing, going to different music festivals and collecting healing stones.

David Knowles

Fitness Director
BS Exercise Science
CPR/AED Certified
David believes that both the body and mind must be in good shape in order to lead a long and healthy life. At the age of 15 his passion for fitness was sparked and he hasn't looked back since. He received his Bachelors degree at The University of Memphis and has worked with a wide range of clients in variety of settings. David specializes in weightlifting but loves to reach new goals using functional training, stretching and various forms of cardio. His love for exploring the city, riding his bike, and the occasional cheat meal keep him busy while not exercising.

Randi Karlinsky

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
BS Dietetics
MS Dietetics
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
ACE- Certified Health Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified WERQ Instructor
My nutrition philosophy focuses on food being the fuel that keeps our body’s performing at its optimal level. My nutrition prescription focuses on whole foods while limiting packaged and processed items as much as possible. Most importantly, I became a dietitian to make the world a healthier place by helping people help themselves!

Some people want it to happen
Some wish it would happen
Others make it happen

Michael Jordan

Membership Rates and Packages

Corporate Rates Available

Core Membership

$59/mo
  • Initiation Fee: $100
  • Daily Guest Fee: $15
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Premium Permanent Locker: $40/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

PRO Membership

$209/mo
  • 10 Monthly Small Group Training Sessions
  • Initiation Fee: $50
  • Daily Guest Fee: $15
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Premium Permanent Locker: $40/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

ELITE Membership

$309/mo
  • 10 Monthly One-on-One Training Sessions
  • Initiation Fee: $50
  • Daily Guest Fee: $15
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Premium Permanent Locker: $40/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

Personal Training Rates

One-on-One

  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $40
  • 10 sessions: $380
  • 20 sessions: $700
  • * Introductory package: 5 sessions- $125 (first-time clients only)

Nutrition and Wellness Packages

Consultations

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION: $70
  • FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS
  • 30-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $38
  • 5 sessions: $160
  • 45-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $46
  • 5 sessions: $220
  • 60-MINUTE SESSIONS
  • 1 session: $60
  • 5 sessions: $280

Packages

  • Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Management: $170
  • Disease and Condition Management: $175
  • Sports Performance: $148

Wellness Packages

  • Online Accountability: $100/month
  • Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Management: $170
  • Disease and Condition Management: $175
  • Sports Performance: $148
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing: $45

Additional Services

  • Menu Development and Grocery Planning: $150/week*
  • Group Nutrition: $75/person
  • Online Accountability: $100/month*
  • *Initial consultation required

Those who do not find time for exercise
will have to find time for illness

Edward Stanley

LifeStories

Dave C.
"So far I've lost over 15 lbs and have seen serious progression towards a healthier body and mind. "
I never thought about working with a personal trainer until I joined the Buckingham club. I was introduced to Rebecca Bersano when the club was offering a free health screening. Rebecca was so positive and projected so much enthusiasm that when she offered up the opportunity to work with a personal trainer, I didn't have to think for long that it would be great to try.

Rebecca worked with me toward our laid out exercise plan and each week she came up an innovative program to concentrate on different muscle groups. So far I've lost over 15 lbs and have seen serious progression towards a healthier body and mind.

I also take advantage of the free classes especially Pilates and Core which are both fantastic.

Overall, the staff at the Buckingham couldn't be more helpful and supportive and I look forward to my classes each week.

Thanks for the opportunity to let me share my story with you and a special shout out to Rebecca who made all my success possible.
We have many more LifeStories to share. Click here to view more stories of LifeStart members that have overcome adversity and reached their health goals!

Do you have a LifeStory to tell? Click here to submit your narrative of how you achieved lasting change, for example, by losing weight, building strength, or reaching a health goal. If we feature your story, we'll give you a LifeStart insulated bottle and a LifeStart t-shirt. And we'll enter you in a raffle to win a free Apple Watch at the end of the year!

More importantly, your story could inspire thousands of other LifeStart members to supercharge their own efforts to live life well!

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