Personal Trainer Bio: Brian Mahoney
Bodystar Fitness, Inc. was founded in Wilmette, IL by Brian Mahoney, a multi-certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine, ACE, NESTA, etc.). A long-time North Shore resident, Brian has privately trained local clients for over 20 years, designing thousands of customized workouts for a wide variety of in-home and gym-based clients. He's also worked in conjunction doctors and physical therapists to create custom exercise programs to improve conditions ranging from stroke, injury, Parkinson's disease, hip/knee replacement, and more. He also partnered with Weight Watchers to offer new fitness training workouts to it's members!
As a personal trainer, Brian likes to mix a wide variety of effective exercises to create a new workout each new session. He takes care to customize fitness training programs around client preferences, goals, and any preexisting injuries.
Brian's athletic experience is extensive: he was a varsity wrestler and pole vaulter in the good old days, a long-suffering triathlete and member of the Northwestern University Masters Swim Team, a marathoner, an advanced martial artist (Hapkido), and a BodyPump certified barbell instructor. Brian enjoyed a year of Moksha Yoga Teacher Training, and was privately trained in kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Currently, he is training in Krav Maga, the Israeli art of self defense, and he's earned his Rock Steady Boxing Coach certification to join the fight against Parkinson's Disease! We've also recently added our Exercise as Medicine training and Online Fitness Coaching to the Bodystar lineup!
Brian Mahoney graduated from The University of Chicago, and attended Northwestern University graduate school. Before Bodystar, Brian's first career had him designing and developing software for companies like Electronic Arts, writing textbooks for national publishers, and programming professional websites. One day, Brian decided to leave his more boring life on the computer to start a fun new business in real life; on that makes his clients healthier, happier, and stronger. Brian has since trained hundreds of clients, and he's designed/filmed over 100 fitness videos for the Bodystar brand. Now he's focused on managing a successful fitness training business and spending quality time with his family. (he trains them, too.)