Meet your trainers
Owner, Personal Trainer, & Nutrition Coach
Zak's been training clients for 15 years, 8 of which belong to his own studio, Focused Results. Zak attended school at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he studied Kinesiology and earned his Masters in Business. Recognized by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Function Range and Conditioning Specialist, and Precision Nutrition Coach, Zak's dream and passion has been to own a personal fitness studio and help guide people through their fitness journey.
Fun Fact: I played college baseball at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and then coached at University of Wisconsin Parkside for 2 years.
"Ability is what you're capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, and Attitude determines how well you do it." -Lou Holtz.
Co-Owner & Marketing
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Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Mercedes received her Master's in Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine; a Functional Range and Conditioning Specialist; and a certified Yoga Instructor. Mercedes aims to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals through an integrated approach all while making sure they have fun every step of the way.
Fun Fact: Born and raised in Lake Bluff/Lake Forest. I dedicate most of my free time to my dog.
"The only person you should strive to be better than is the person you were yesterday" - Marty Mullins
Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach
Kurt is one of our personal trainer who mixes the two most important aspects of fitness; training and nutrition. Kurt's expertise as a nutrition coach enables clients to improve their eating habits and see the results they've been working so hard for. Kurt graduated with a Bachelor's from Iowa State University and is currently attending Northeastern Illinois University to become a P.E./Health Teacher!
Fun Fact: I'm from Minnesota, but I'm a Packer's fan.
Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer
Graduating with a B.A. in Exercise Science from North Central College, Andrew is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a: Personal Trainer, Postural Restoration Institute, and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He's also the Manager of Personal Training and has been with the Focused Results team for 6 years. Andre became a trainer to help people reach their fitness goals and life goals. For Andrew, the greatest reward is helping someone do something they never thought they could.
Fun Fact: I played baseball in college and semi-professionally. I can raise both eyebrows and wiggle both the ears.
"Stop Wishing, Start Doing."
Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach
Scott graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a concentration in Exercise Science. Scott continued his education by becoming a Poliquin Performance Specialist so he could best develop strength and conditioning programs for athletes. Scott's passion for understanding how to move well and pain free led him to Functional Anatomy Seminars. He then became a Functional Range Conditioning and Functional Range assessment Specialist and has spent years teaching people how to move with purpose. Scott also has an extensive passion for what he puts in his body and has become a Precision Nutrition Coach in the process. Scott attended Culinary School early on in his collegiate career and almost made it a profession.
Fun Fact: Scott has one of the longest femurs known to man.
"The key to a happy life is to accept that fact that you are never actually in control , enjoy the ride and embrace the challenges ahead."
Lauren graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's in Health and Human Physiology. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by ACSM as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
Lauren loves to use her art skills as well. Many of the pictures on our social media and website are taken by Lauren.