1. How much does personal training cost?

The cost varies on whether you plan to purchase private training, semi-private training, in-home training, etc. It also depends on the frequency in which you plan to train. Please feel free to call me at 847.436.5461 or email me at Edgar@outofbodyfitness.com to discuss your needs.

2. Before I start a personal training program, shouldn’t I try to improve my cardio and lose fat first?

Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether you are a male or female, we all need to lift free weights to build strength. Doing this with an experienced professional provides you with the ability to learn the appropriate form so that you don’t get injured. With that said, we all need a good base of cardio; however, the long term effect it will have on our metabolism (the fire) is significantly less (2-3 days) than the hard earned lean body mass from lifting weights in our traiing facility.

No matter what your goal is, you will need to get strong(er) to get there. Cardio and dieting (the log on the fire) alone puts on zero muscle. The problem is people want instant gratification. Here is where patience, good form, consistency and intensity all have to come together for your first Out of Body Fitness training session.

2-4 days per week for the next 12 weeks will help increase your metabolism (the fire) faster than you have the last 16 weeks or the next 16 weeks by yourself; equating to a new you. People need to train hard each time and a personal trainer will push you beyond your limit to achieve results faster than on your own.

3. Why should I choose Out of Body Fitness?

Our Head Trainer Edgar Torres is a NSCA certified personal trainer who has been helping MMA fighters, student athletes, Mom’s, Dad’s and children get fit in expensive gyms since 2003. It only makes sense to bypass the long term contracts, enrollment fees, and high monthly dues in order to have the luxury of working with a certified trainer.

4. I don’t understand the blog. What do the terms mean?

If you are a beginner, senior citizen, or cleared by your doctor to start exercising, do only the first 5 exercises. Start easy. Eventually, you will build your strength so that you are able to do 3 working sets/rounds as fast as you can by adding 1 set each for the first 2-4 weeks. Once you are able to complete 3 rounds of the warm up, you can try the rest of the program excluding the DE lift. Lastly, after one hour, regardless of where you are at in the Out of Body Fitness daily workout, STOP.


BB – Barbell
KB – Kettlebell
MB – Medicine ball
BW – Body weight
SB – Sandbag
DB – Dumbbell
ME – Lift heavy weights using maximum effort
RE/MR – Rep effort/Max reps – Lift lighter weights or your body weight
Ballistics/DE – Dynamic effort or ballistic movements, with free weights performed as fast as possible
ISO/ISO-holds – Isometrically hold the given exercise at the midpoint of the exercise
Superset – Perform two exercises 1 agonist & 1 antagonist with no rest in between; example: chest press right into back pulls
Complex – One ME exercise & one DE exercise performed back to back
Compound Set – Two drills for the same group; example: Bench Press and Incline Press
Tabbata – 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest for 16 minutes
EDT – Escalating density training – choose two exercises of opposing muscle groups where you can only get 10 max reps. Then alternate these two exercises only performing 5 reps for the allotted time period.

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