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, etc.). Brian is a long-time North Shore resident and one of the most experienced trainers on the North Shore. Brian's trained a wide variety of in-home and gym-based clients, so customizing your workout won't be a problem.
Brian also has extensive experience in helping clients recover from injury, illness, cancer, joint replacements, heart surgeries and the like. He has worked in conjunction doctors and physical therapists, creating exercise programs that are safe, effective and doctor-approved. In the community, Brian has partnered with Weight Watchers to offer exercise guidance and support for it's members!
Brian's athletic experience is extensive. He was a varsity wrestler and pole vaulter high school, later a long-suffering triathlete and member of the Northwestern University Masters Swim Team. He ran lots of races of all kinds including the marathon, then he got tired racing and stopped :) He's been privately trained in personal training, barbell instruction, aerobic training, and the like. Brian also enjoyed a year of yoga teacher training with Moksha Yoga and uses it's tenants in his program design.
Throughout the above time (and now) Brian has trained himself with more than weights, bands and intervals. He enjoys all forms of martial arts: Brian has been privately trained in kickboxing, Hapkido, and mixed martial arts. Currently, he is training with Alpha Krav Maga, learning the Israeli art of self defense. He's also a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach - helping Parkinson's Disease clients reverse some of the effects of Parkinson's with boxing workouts!
Brian has also helped clients reverse the effects of stroke rigor and balance, and join replacements. Check out his Exercise as Medicine training and Online Fitness Coaching pages to learn more. Exercise is the best preventative and best medication for whatever ills you might have.
Brian graduated from The University of Chicago, and attended Northwestern University graduate school. Before founding Bodystar, Brian had a "real" career that tasked him with difficult and lofty things like designing and developing software for companies like Electronic Arts, writing textbooks for national publishers like Houghton Mifflin, and programming professional websites for companies like Motorola. One day, Brian decided to get off the computer to start a "healthy lifestyle" business in real life. He has since trained and improved the lives of hundreds of clients, and he's designed/filmed over 100 fitness videos for the Bodystar brand...and still having fun.