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.
NASM CPT, USAW1, TPI
Lawrence’s background in high competition sports drove his love to teach performance. Lawrence has multiple attributes for athletics. As a Lincoln College Athlete, he won NJCAA 3rd place in high jump with a personal best of 7’5”. At WIU Lawrence broke the school record and many track records as a high jumper. Being in the weight room directly influenced by jumping abilities. Lawrence finished his career at one of the top 25 high jumpers in the nation at 7’5” ¾. Now he has been focusing his efforts to developing athletes and working with many different populations to assist them to reach their goals.
Lawrence’s clients love the fun and excitement he brings to every training session. Lawrence’s training style is built around understanding who you are and applying the right amount of kick butt training. Lawrence isn’t just a coach, he works to decrease pain and increase quality of life. “I want to help people become their best self.”
Lawrence has 2 spirit animals. The Bear & Fox as a Bear Lawrence is a bold and fearless leader and strives to be in control of his own destiny. As a Fox Lawrence is a resourceful and energetic about things they are passionate about and will learn everything about their passion until they become proficient at it.
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.
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.
Lauren is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student who grew up with a passion for competing and training at the highest level possible. In college, Lauren was a four year starter for the Lipscomb University volleyball program in which they consistently competed against power 5 programs such as Texas, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and UCLA and she was invited to try out for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
She has always valued the importance of training for competition, but after she graduated from Lipscomb University in 2019, she learned of the value of training for life. She carries this passion for exercise into her physical therapy schooling and is planning on completing her Sports Physical Therapy Residency after she graduates. Lauren was introduced to BRelentless in the summer of 2022 through her clinical rotation and she was immediately hooked. The first thing she recognized that made BRelentless stand out was how much the staff cares about their clients and the amount of time, effort, and energy that goes into creating not only the workouts but the gym environment as a whole.