MS, CSCS, CES, USAW1
Justin has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 15+ years. He obtained his bachelors degree at Simpson College and his Masters in Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Throughout his professional experience he has worked in the middle school - Division 1 SEC settings in sports performance, as well as with professional level athletes. He has also worked in a variety of settings helping general population clients live pain free and maximize their goals.
Most recently Justin served as the Training Coordinator at the Riverplex in Peoria, Illinois. After creating the sports performance program there as well as the training options for other populations, he watched The Greatest Show on repeat for a week straight and decided to take these services on the road.
His spirit animal is a husky, because he firmly believes in a pack mentality and likes jumping on furniture.
Max has experience in a variety of competitive sports. The majority of his athletic career has been spent as a runner. He has run everything from the 100m dash to a half marathon, though he really only likes running the 400m.
Max spent two years at St. Ambrose University competing for their cross country and track teams, but following his sophomore year he decided to put greater emphasis in being a student and learning the art of coaching. If he had to pick one word to describe himself as an athlete and a coach it would be “technician.”
Max puts great care into understanding the how and why the human body moves. He emphasizes proper range of motion and technique over any amount of weight lifted. Max strives to help all of his clients achieve their best self through all facets of fitness.
He also has a reputation for really difficult cardio classes, but he thinks that’s just a rumor and everyone actually loves his cardio workouts.
Max’s spirit animal is the wolf. He flourishes within a team setting, but has an affinity for working solo. His refined perception and intuition pays off in a variety of situations, but these attributes are at their best during his coaching.
MD, CSCS, CF-L1 Trainer
Chris is a working physician who is board certified in Family Medicine & Sports Medicine. He is a local product completing his undergraduate and medicine studies at the University of Illinois. He strongly believes exercise is under-prescribed and under-dosed. To that end, he has worked diligently to be part of the solution.
In 2013 while training at the University of Notre Dame during his sports medicine fellowship, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has experience working with athletes of all ages as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer as well. He is excited to now work with BRelentless Training and Sports Performance and growing as a strength coach.
His spirit animal is the majestic Pug. Bred for nobility and companionship. It likes to have fun and exercise but also knows the value of leisure and just being present with its loved ones.
BRelentless is where Sidney found her passion and love for weight training. She loves the leadership that you see right when you walk into the doors. Sidney remembers the older kids teaching her the pillar prep, showing her what to do, and making her feel right at home when she first began training with BRelentless. As a coach, she loves to see the older kids helping out the younger kids and the veterans helping out the new-comers because it perfectly sums up what BRelentless is all about. Family. This is more than just a gym where you come in get your work done and then leave, this is a place where everyone comes together, encourages each other, and pushes one another to do their best. That is what she loves most about this incredible training facility, the family.
Sidney’s spirit animal is an eagle because eagles are inspiring and very grounded. While the eagle can soar to great heights, they are also very centered and unafraid of the unknown.
Also, eagles look really cool on a t-shirt.
Sam is a college athlete at Eureka College whose goal is to bring inclusivity to every athlete. As a college athlete, Sam has always been curious to learn more about the science behind strength training. With his knowledge gained from Eureka College, the BRelentless internship program, and a Bradley internship, Sam is continuing his learning everyday. Throughout high school and college, he's tried various lifting programs, some more effective than others. However, it wasn't until he discovered BRelentless that he found a place that truly answered all of his questions. Sam's passion for inclusivity is evident in every aspect of the BRelentless program. As both athletes and coaches learn and grow together, he makes sure that every individual feels welcome and supported.
Sam's spirit animal is a bear because bears like to eat a wide variety of foods and love to sleep. While the bear can be very laid back at times, they can also be very competitive when it comes to food.