Register at a neighborhood national Certified Personal Trainer school and launch your career. The trainer salary is way above the national average.  All it takes is  a solid education with hands on training in this ever growing fitness field.

ILLINOIS Locations

carol stream
Trim 30 Fitness
1213 N Gary Avenue
carol stream, IL 60188
Website: www.trim30.com
Richland Community College
One College Park
decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211 x 6290
Website: http://www.richland.edu/
Contact: Scott Broyles
des plaines
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road
des plaines, IL 60016
Website: http://www.oakton.edu/cont_ed/all/index.html
Contact: Linda Mockenhaupt 847-635-1466


Lori Costa has been passionately involved in the fitness industry for 11 years. Experience and knowledge was gained through working various aspects of fitness and wellness in commercial, private, university and park
district facilities. She graduated from NorthEastern Illinois University in 2000 with a degree in physical education and a minor in health. She moved on to manage the Motorola Wellness Center in Arlington Heights, IL for over three years. Lori currently acts as Vice-President of JumpStart Youth Fitness Enterprises LLC.


Karen M. Rzesutko, MSed started in the fitness industry in 1997 as a group fitness instructor while an English major in college.  Wanting a deeper and thorough understanding of the body, mechanics, and kinesiology, she completed her Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Illinois University in 2001.  Since then she has worked in management in corporate fitness, clinical hospital settings, and in personal training studios.  In fall 2006, she co-founded Escape 2 Fitness Co, which provides in-home and in-office personal training, nutrition, and massage therapy services to clients throughout the Chicagoland area.  With only 20% of Americans meeting basic activity levels for maintaining heart health, there is an ever growing need for health and fitness professionals in the country.  Being an instructor for WITS and sharing knowledge of the industry is a great passion of hers.  She is honored to contribute to the solution to conquering heart disease and improve the lives of potential clients. 

Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Rt. 2
dixon, IL 61021
815-288-5511 ext.
Contact: Jeanne Dupay 815-835-6212
Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Rd
freeport, IL 61032
Registration: http://www.highland.edu/admissions/communityed.asp
Contact: Joan Miller, Coordinator, Academic Technology Resources 815-599-3403 joan.miller@highland.edu
glen ellyn
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
glen ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Website: http://www.cod.edu/
Contact: Danielle Kuglin Seago
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
joliet, IL 60431
Website: http://www.jjc.edu/
Contact: Mike Sillar
joliet - st francis
University of St Francis
joliet - st francis, IL
Lake Land College
mattoon, IL
Heartland Community College
1500 W Raab Rd
normal, IL 61761
Buehler YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
palatine, IL
park ridge
Fitness Formula Clubs
826 W. Touhy Ave
park ridge, IL 60068
John Wood Community College
1301 South 48th Street
quincy, IL 62305
Website: http://www.jwcc.edu
Contact: Pamela Maddox 217-641-4940 pmaddox@jwcc.edu
Oakton Community College
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
skokie, IL 60077
847-982- 9888
Website: http://www.oakton.edu/
Contact: Linda Mockenhaupt
Lincoln Land Community College
Contact: Laurel Bretz 217-785-0477 laurel.bretz@llcc.edu
sugar grove
Waubonsee Community College
Rt. 47 at Waubonsee Drive
sugar grove, IL 60554