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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 Treadmills
Precor Ellipticals
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers
Stairmaster
Precor Stationary Bikes

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

MyZone
MyZone
Wearable Device
Social Fitness
Challenges/Leaderboards

MyZone

Group Exercise Studio
Group Exercise Studio
Stability Balls
Regular Classes
Yoga

Group Exercise Studio

Selectorized Equipment
Selectorized Equipment
Strength Training
Variable Weight
Targeted Resistance

Selectorized Equipment

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

MyStart
MyStart
Free Biometric Assessment
Health Snapshot Report

MyStart

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

Physical Activity Programs

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

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Meet our Coaches

Vanessa Theis

General Manager
B.S. University of Minnesota
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Cerfitied Yoga Instructor
American Heart Association CPR/AED
Vanessa is an experienced personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She has worked with a wide variety of individuals, ranging from young athletes to seniors. She has also worked through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength & conditioning, balance & flexibility and endurance training. Vanessa strives to provide classes and workouts that help each individual reach their full potential to improve their overall health.

Gregory Gray

Fitness Director
B.A. Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology
M.B.A. with concentration in healthcare management
NCEP CPT
CPR cert.
I believe in a push/pull method of strength training to improve the capillary density. Fitness is a combination of cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength, flexibility, and nutritional needs being met. They all are significant in achieving a higher level of fitness along with positive feedback such as affirmations.

Randi Karlinsky

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
B.S. Dietetics, M.S. 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

$55/mo
  • Initiation Fee: $100
  • Keycard Activation Fee: $10
  • Daily Guest Fee: $10
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

PRO Membership

$205/mo
  • 10 Group Training Sessions
  • Initiation Fee: $50
  • Keycard Activation Fee: $10
  • Daily Guest Fee: $10
  • Permanent Locker: $30/month
  • Free Daily Locker Usage
  • Complimentary Towels
  • Full Amenities

ELITE Membership

$305/mo
  • 10 Personal Training Sessions
  • Initiation Fee: $50
  • Keycard Activation Fee: $10
  • Daily Guest Fee: $10
  • Permanent Locker: $30/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 of 5 sessions: $125 (first-time clients only)

Nutrition and Wellness Packages

Meal Plans

  • BASIC LEVEL
  • 1 Week: $50
  • 1 Month: $125
  • 3 Months: $300
  • INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
  • 1 Week: $75
  • 1 Month: $175
  • 3 Months: $400
  • ADVANCED LEVEL
  • 1 Month: $250
  • 3 Months: $600

Consultations

  • INITIAL CONSULTATION
  • 60 minute session: $70
  • FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS
  • 30 minute sessions
  • IN-PERSON
  • 3 sessions: $135
  • 5 sessions: $215
  • 10 sessions: $400
  • VIRTUAL
  • 3 sessions: $99
  • 5 sessions: $160
  • 10 sessions: $300

Group Nutrition

  • Group Nutrition
  • $75/person
  • Looking to sharpen your nutrition knowledge and cover “hot” nutrition topics?
  • Create a group of 2 or more to meet with our dietitian.
  • Includes four 30-minute sessions (1 per week for 4 weeks).

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

Edward Stanley

LifeStories

James B.
Don't just exercise, train toward your goal!
I was very lucky that until age 35, I never struggled with my weight. Despite not regularly exercising or watching my diet, my weight always remained the same. Unfortunately that all changed and I began to passively gain weight. Over the next 3 years I gained 50lbs and 6 inches on my waist line. When my 38" waist pants were getting tight, I decided enough was enough, and joined the LifeStart facility at 175 W. Jackson.

I began by taking RIPPED classes, running on the Woodway, and doing some light weight training. I quickly found that I was far, far more out of shape than I realized. Being a former athlete, I blindly signed up for a 5k run that was 6 months out so that I had a tangible goal on my calendar. The next 6 months were arduous as I clawed my way back at reclaiming a baseline athleticism. I finished the 5k with a respectable time, and had lost 20lbs in the process.

But I was hooked and I wanted more. I made the mental & physical leap from merely "exercising" to "training." I did not want to simply lose weight anymore, I wanted to gain lean muscle mass and lose body fat. I started to regularly speak with the staff at my gym, about unlocking the next level of training. They helped me learn more about how diet was the key to everything. So I began tracking everything I ate and over the next year I lost another 26lbs.

Over my first 18 months at 175 W. Jackson I lost 46lbs and my body fat dropped by 15%. I also lost 6 inches off my waistline. Since then, I have changed course and am trying to gain fat-free lean mass. While I maintain a healthy dose of cardio, my emphasis is now on strength training. I've gained 8lbs of lean muscle mass back over the last 12 months with an overall 13lb weight gain and a modest increase of 1.5% of body fat. My waistline has not changed. At this point, I am no longer focused on the number on the scale as much as I am with my proportions in the mirror.

I am very thankful to the staff at 175 W. Jackson for educating me on diet and more advanced training techniques. Don't just exercise, train toward your goal!"
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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