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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's work goes beyond strength and fitness. He's a certified Parkinson's Boxing Trainer, a self-defense coach, and Exercise Is Medicine practitioner. Brian works with special needs clients, and has accepted client referrals from both doctors and therapists to improve client outcomes. Brian has partnered with groups like Weight Watchers to improve client training and weight loss results.
Brian Mahoney Personal Training Certific

Background: Brian grew up on Chicago's North Side. He started lifting rusty old weights as a young teen, then became a varsity wrestler and pole vaulter in high school. Brian later raced triathlons, biathlons, and the marathon. He joined the Northwestern University Masters Swim Team to improve his swim times, and trained with pro cyclists for as long as he could keep up with them.

Brian now trains himself in a variety of modes to keep it interesting. He's a life-long martial artist: he is highly ranked in Hapkido, privately trained in kickboxing (with super martial artist Joe Bell), and now practices Krav Maga - the Israeli art of self-defense - at the Alph Krav Maga Compound in Northbrook (highly recommended).

In his previous life, Brian designed and developed software for companies like Electronic Arts; he wrote literature and history textbooks for national publishers like Houghton Mifflin, and designed and programmed websites for companies like Motorola. One day he walked away from 12 - 16 hour computer screen days to start helping people in real life. Brian graduated from The University of Chicago, and attended Northwestern University graduate school.


And the fitness.

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