I have only been working with Alex for a short 2 months but the difference it has made in my strength and endurance has been incredible. I went from swimming 100 yards and being winded to now swimming 5400 yards straight without stopping as I train for an open water swim at Alex’s suggestion. He has motivated me to achieve something that I never thought was possible. He knows when to push it and also when to let up a little and give the weary old body a chance rest and recover for the next step in accomplishing your fitness goals.
— Carol Carter, Mokena
My name is Diane. I am a 41-year old mother of 3 teenage children and I work fulltime as a registered nurse. My smoking history, limited activity and crazy schedule have always kept me from doing a lot of the physical activities I had always wanted to do. That is….until recently. I decided to do a triathlon! The hard part was still ahead of me. After years of inactivity, I had to get myself in shape to actually DO the triathlon. That is when I met Alex Tieri.
Alex is a personal trainer who began teaching a Strength training class at my Hospital. The workout he has developed for our group is dynamic, challenging and effective. Each class consists of both cardiovascular and strength-training components. We use a variety of tools and equipment to develop and strengthen targeted muscle groups in a circuit-training atmosphere. He provides individual attention to each member of the class and stresses correct form while we perform each exercise. It’s a wonderful learning environment because we are working out correctly and having a GREAT time doing it.
Alex was instrumental in helping me achieve my fitness objectives. He individualized my workouts to focus on muscle groups that I needed to develop to be a better swimmer, biker and runner. He gave me suggestions for non-class day exercises so that I could continue my workouts on my own time. He answered questions about food choices and proper nutrition. When I got discouraged, Alex was there to encourage me. After months of training, I was finally able to realize my goal. I competed in not 1, but 3 sprint-triathlons last season. I am scheduled to compete in 4 more full-distance triathlons this year and hope to prepare myself for an Ironman within the next 4 years. I know that I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help and support of Alex. I would recommend his training program to anyone who is interested in becoming a better athlete!”
— Diane Cullen, Mokena
I began working with Alex of Apex Fitness almost two years ago. In this time, he has seen me at my worst, and guided me to achieve my best, both physically and mentally.
Alex finds a way to hurdle each new disaster my bod throws his way, whether it be a pulled muscle, lack of motivation or my body plateauing. He incorporates different work out styles, equipment and techniques, always keeping me on my toes .. sometimes literally.
Although he cannot count and tends to leave long pauses in between counts, Alex has brought my fitness level beyond what I though I could achieve. Alex has allowed me to optimize my full body potential and it continues to increase as time passes.
I'm pleased and proud to have Alex Tieri as my trainer, my motivator and my friend.
-Tracie, Dyer IN
What can I say about Alex..."He is awesome!" Not having been an individual with any set exercise routine, I have to admit that starting to workout with Alex was initially intimidating but he continues to make it interesting and fun and totally worth all the hard work---I have lost approximately 11 inches total since we started a month ago!! We never get stuck in a boring routine---we mix it up with boxing, weight training and we've even tried some yoga--I never know what to expect!!! I would highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for a motivator and someone that can help you get healthy and stay moving!!!
— Debbie Wedick, Evergreen Park
I like to tell people that I have the best trainer in the world, and I honestly feel that way. I began taking fitness and exercise seriously in August, 2007. After wasting a month doing totally ineffective workouts on my own, I enlisted the services of a personal trainer. Without a doubt, the best money I ever spent. WOW!!!! What a difference. With Alex, every day is a surprise. I never know which rabbit he’ll pull out of his hat next. Cardio includes running, box jumps, kick-boxing (did I mention that I’m 55 years old)? Torturous abdominal exercises pretty much daily along with a variety of resistance training. When our hour together is over, I feel like a horse that’s been ridden hard and put away wet, but I am invigorated and frankly in awe of myself. Alex pushes me beyond what I thought my capabilities were. I find that I am more energized, my confidence level is over the top and I am without a doubt in the best shape of my life today and getting better all the time.
— Mark Gineris, South Heights
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