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Professional TRAINING

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 with an athlete specialization. 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.  



Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach

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, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Precision Nutrition Coach. He's also the Manager of Personal Training and has been with the Focused Results team for 10 years. Andrew 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."

Zak and Kristen


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

Lauren earned her Bachelor's degree in Health and Human Physiology from the University of Iowa. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by ACSM as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.


Beyond her fitness qualifications, Lauren is the creative force behind our Nutrition Instagram, leveraging her certification as a Precision Nutrition Coach to share insightful and engaging content. She is also our primary Nutrition Coach on staff. Many of the pictures on our social media and website are taken by Lauren.

Fun Fact: Lauren's photography is not just limited to Focused Results; she is also recognized a professional photographer outside of our fitness community! 

Andrew, Mercedes, and Kurt


Personal Trainer

Scott is a dedicated persnal trainer who earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies, with a concentration in Exercise Science, from Eastern Illinois University. As a Poliquin Performance Specialist, he specializes in crafting strength and conditioning programs tailored for athletes.


Scott's passion for understanding how to move well and pain free led him to Functional Anatomy Seminars. He is a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) and Functional Range Assessment specialist.

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."



Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach

Kurt is one of our personal trainer, who expertly combines the essential elements of physical training with a specialized focus on fitness for children. His role as a PE Teacher enhances his expertise in youth fitness, offering a unique perspective on how to engage kids in active, healthy lifestyles. 


Kurt holds a Bachelor's degree  from Iowa State University and furthered his education at Northeastern Illinois University, where he qualified as a P.E./Health Teacher. Currently, he dedicates his days to teaching full-time. 

You can join Kurt for training sessions on Saturdays, and during Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Fun Fact: I'm from Minnesota, but I'm a Packer's fan.

Scott, Natalie and Dani
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