Meet Brian Mahoney, Multi-Certifed Personal Trainer

Bodystar Fitness, Inc. was founded in Wilmette, IL by Brian Mahoney, a multi-certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine, ACE, NESTA, and more). Brian is a long-time North Shore resident and one of the most well-known and experienced trainers on the North Shore. Brian trains a wide variety of in-home, virtual, and gym-based clients, each with a fully customized training plan.
Brian's training goes beyond strength and fitness training, he also trains clients with medical and special needs. He's a certified Parkinson's Disease Boxing Trainer, a self-defence coach, and Exercise Is Medicine practitioner. He has worked in conjunction doctors and physical therapists to create exercise programs that are safe, effective and doctor-approved! Brian has also reached out to the community, partnering with groups like Weight Watchers to offer training tips and support.
Brian Mahoney Personal Training Certific

Brian is a long-time North Shore resident who grew up on Chicago's North Side (go Cubs). A varsity wrestler and pole vaulter high school, Brian evolved into an endurance racer - triathons, biathlons, and the marathon. He'd like to take this time to thank the Northwestern University Masters Swim Team for greatly improving his swim times! The racing went for years until he got tired of racing and stopped. Brian trains himself with a wide vareity of training modes, and is also a life-long martial artist: mainly kickboxing, Hapkido, and now Krav Maga - the Israeli art of self defense.


Over the years, Brian has trained a wide variety of clients, including special needs clients. He's a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach - a boxing approach to combat and reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Brian's training philosophy is deep: "If you can move it, I can train it...and even if you can't move it, we'll try!" With that in mind, Brian offers specialized training for Stroke Recovery, Cancer and serious Illness recovery, depression and mental health support (exercise and commeraderie is the best anti-depressant), and elder strength and independence training.


On a more serious bio note, Brian graduated from The University of Chicago, and attended Northwestern University graduate school. Training was a calling, something that drew him away from his first "real" career for which he did difficult and lofty things; Brian designed and developed software for companies like Electronic Arts, he wrote textbooks for national publishers like Houghton Mifflin, and he programmed professional websites for companies like Motorola. One day, he walked away from 10 hour on-screen days to start a fitness business called Bodystar Fitness. Since that day, Brian has improved his life and the lives of hundreds of Bodystar clients. He's even managed to design and film over 100 fitness videos for the Bodystar brand. Now he's training post-pandemic clients and having fun doing so...