Personal Training

How can personal training help you?

  • Extra motivation to help you stay on track
  • Be accountable to someone for your training and nutrition
  • Develop a routine you can stick to long term
  • Personalized and effective training, every workout
  • Proper technique and safe training
  • Fresh ideas to keep you interested

Getting started with personal training

Prior to beginning personal training, you will need to determine which trainer is right for you. At Byron Park District we have four certified personal trainers that are ready to support and encourage you throughout your fitness journey.

Step 1- Selecting a Personal Trainer

  • All clients are encouraged to review trainer profiles prior to selecting a trainer.
  • Once you have reviewed trainer profiles, contact Fitness and Recreation Program Manager, Renita Krusey at 815-234-6492 or email to discuss trainer availability.
  • A referral will be made to the appropriate trainer to schedule a one-hour evaluation.

Step 2 - One-Hour Evaluation

  • The one-hour evaluation offers your trainer an opportunity to get to know you so he/she can design a workout plan especially for you.
  • Discuss your likes/dislikes of working out.
  • Review your health history.
  • Set realistic and attainable goals.

Step 3 - Attending Training Sessions

  • Once the one-hour evaluation has been completed, you can choose to register for 1 session, 5 sessions, or 10 sessions.
  • Each personal training session is one hour.
  • A Personal Training Pass will be provided upon registration.
  • Participants must "check in" prior to each training session by swiping their pass at the front desk.
  • The personal trainer and client will work together to schedule future session dates.

For more information or questions, contact Fitness and Recreation Program Manager, Renita Krusey at 815-234-6492 or email

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Jamie Buck - "Personal Training for Your Entire Family"
"I have been married for 25 years, am the mother to two sons (ages 16 and 20), a Cleveland Clinic certified Nutrition Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a runner! I have now worked in the fitness industry as a business owner for the last 11 years and have realized my passion. I was born with Asthma and allergies and was told by doctors that I would never be an athlete and may not be able to participate in gym class. Thankfully, I chose to defy the odds and made exercise a priority in my life. I ended up being a 3 sport athlete in high school and remained active and physically fit through college. I've since completed 8 Half Marathons and plan to do at least 2 more this year! In fact, fitness is a way of life for me and I believe it should be enjoyable enough to sustain. I really enjoy helping people lose weight, gain confidence, gain strength, and lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. I look forward to motivating individuals to take their fitness routines to new levels through personalized instruction, group exercise, guidance, and support so results are seen and felt! I design workouts that are customized to the individual based on fitness level and goals. I am also available for nutritional coaching. You can't out-exercise a poor diet!"

Certified by: Expert Rating Testing Services

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Elijah Whipple - "Decide what you want. Make a plan and work on it. Every. Single. Day."
"I have always been an active person, all the way from pee wee football to high school basketball. My life took a turn when I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when I was a freshman in high school. Since then I have tried to learn as much as possible about how to train and eat the proper way to help my body recover the best it can. If you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, let's get to work!"

Certified by: W.I.T.S. World Instructors Training School