Meet the Hustle Fitness Personal Trainers
Chris Jakubiak - Founder, Owner, Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach
Chris Jakubiak founded Hustle Fitness Lincoln Park in 2011 after 10 years in the industry. His goal was to create a fitness atmosphere where everyone could feel supported and get results through fitness and nutrition programs, adapted to their individual needs.
Chris became passionate about fitness after seeing many of his family members suffer from health conditions brought on by lack of exercise, poor nutrition, and a sedentary lifestyle.
At the age of 18, Chris began his fitness career coaching high school soccer and instructing youth sports camps. This continued into college where Chris played soccer and majored in exercise science. After college, Chris worked briefly as a PE teacher, managing classrooms of 50+ middle school students. He quickly learned that working in a school was not for him and decided to go into personal training.
A certified personal trainer since 2006, Chris received a BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science from Western Michigan University, and numerous certifications like NASM, ACE, ONNIT, Training For Warriors, and PNF Stretch.
Chris is also a black belt in multiple martial art forms and currently a practitioner and competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has trained fighters and professional athletes, but loves working with beginners and helping people discover a fitness routine that fits them.
Chris is a certified nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition. He chose PN for its practical and personal approach to nutrition coaching.
If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a consultation with Chris, please contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MacKenzie - Strength & Conditioning Coach, Co-Facility Manager
MacKenzie (Coach MacK) has been a proud member of the Hustle Fitness team since 2017. By day, she is a clinical psychologist but by night/weekend, she coaches and teaches yoga at HF. She also helps organize and prepare the monthly class schedule and recently took up the post of co-facility manager.
I’ve had a history of hip issues beginning in my late teens that previously caused daily chronic pain. But a strong focus on strength and conditioning, paired with PT, yoga, and core work, I’ve become practically pain free!
I’ve remained dedicated to Hustle not just for the awesome workouts, but mainly because of the strong sense of community. We strive to build each member up and encourage continuous learning in order to help you reach your individual fitness and nutrition goals.
Richard - Personal Trainer
Richard started as a member of Hustle Fitness. He began training and working out under the direct supervision of the trainers at Hustle Fitness.
Richard was so inspired by the Hustle trainers passion for personal training and fitness he decided to switch careers and get his training certification as well.
Richard is currently certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Daissy - Personal Trainer
After graduating law school, Daissy founded her own firm, Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC (DLJC) with a focus on immigration. She provides educational immigration legal workshops in communities to educate residents about their legal rights, and collaborates with community organizations to host legal consultations and staff trainings at their local centers.
Daissy is an adjunct professor at UIC John Marshall Law School. She is also an Associate Board member of Just The Beginning.
Check out Daissy’s class if you want an awesome workout with badass music and motivation to keep you going! Daissy loves the incredible support and community at Hustle Fitness—from both the trainers and members—that truly give you effective results. You can really get what you want out of your membership. From starting as a member to now being an HF coach, Daissy has experienced first-hand her own fitness growth.
Liz - Personal Trainer
Originally from the western suburbs, Liz moved back home to Chicago in 2019.
After years of struggling to motivate herself due to lack of goal setting and accountability, at Hustle, she found a community of like-minded people who helped her achieve her goals and beyond what she thought she was capable of.
Inspired by the other amazing coaches, she decided to join the gym as a trainer intern and has now been teaching at Hustle for the past year.
Paula - Coach, Hustle Fitness
The daughter of a chiropractor, whole body health was instilled in Paula at an early age. Paula swam competitively from an early age and continued to swim into her college years. She also ran track, played basketball, and golf in her youth.
As a self-proclaimed cardio junky, Paula continued to swim, run, and bike through the years. She coached cross country and worked with swim teams, making fitness fun for children. In 2000, Paula tried yoga as a new physical challenge and was amazed to gain a new sense of body awareness and mindfulness.
After years of growing her practice, Paula became a certified yoga instructor. She has taught private, corporate, and group yoga for the past 10 years. Paula continues to swim and is committed to training for the Master’s State meet in the spring of 2022. (Yes, hold her accountable and ask how her training is going!)