Michael Wollpert (@Wollpert) has been teaching group fitness classes for over 15 years. His passion for fitness translates into challenging, high-intensity but obtainable workouts. As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Master Instructor at Flywheel Sports and Nike NTC Trainer, Michael believes fitness should be an option for everyone. He thrives on connecting with his clients to inspire change. Michael is also an avid marathon runner, triathlete, long distance cyclist and expedition adventure racer. If you’re hanging around the studio, keep your eyes open for a surprise visit from his Great Dane, Nikolai too!
In the Spring of 2014, Michael was a finalist for Live with Kelly & Michael’s “Top Fitness Instructor” competition. See his nationally televised interview and live demo below!
Best of Chicago 2014: Best Gym for Cross-Training
Since 2009, Michael Wollpert, a local trainer with a serious following, has operated a facility for other trainers to use with private clients. In January, he opened this River North studio to bring his effective regimen to the masses: Trainology offers more than 50 classes a week based on the way Wollpert himself trains for a packed schedule of triathlons, cycling events, and multiday adventure races.
The draw? Sessions combine cross-training intervals in a way that minimizes intensity and impact—reducing the risk of injury, according to Wollpert. For example, hike and glide classes, an alternative to treadmill running, use glide boards to tone often-ignored lateral muscles. And the signature Trainology class alternates between walking, jogging, or sprinting and strength training on suspension equipment. Hardcore adherents can track heart rate and calories burned in real time. Drop-in rate: $25.
Read more at ChicagoMag.com.
Chicago Sun-Times: Sue’s Morning Stretch
Chicago Workouts To Up Your Fitness Game
Glideology at Trainology Fitness
Whoever said working out couldn’t be fun? In Glideology, you’ll mimic the moves of Apolo Ohno on a glide board, so you can skate your way to a more toned backside while burning some serious calories in the process.
Read more at Refinery29.
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TRAINology: BUFF BUDDIES
While some of the new wave of boutique gyms can be way out there (ballet boot camp anyone?), Trainology makes sure you meet your realistic fitness goals. Grab up a buddy or two and head to this state-of-the-art Chicago gym for a new take on circuit training. If running’s your jam, core Trainology classes have you covered. Feel the exhilaration of an intense cardio workout on Freemotion incline trainers, or strength exercises on TRX suspension bands and free weights.
Read more at LoveThisCity.com.
Chicago Racked – GLIDEology at Trainology
A trusty tipster told us about Trainology, the brand-new fitness studio in River North that combines high intensity training with a heart-rate tracking system. Its craziest class? GLIDEology (which, incidentally, looks like so. much. fun.) Participants use skating movements to move around on a “glide board.”
Read more at Chicago Racked.
Pure Wow – HIKEology 60
IF SO INCLINED – A fitness class that mimics hiking!
Fear of missing out: It hits you hard every time you glimpse an Instagram shot of your L.A. pal’s daily hillside hikes.
To at least approximate that experience, head on over to River North’s Trainology Fitness for HIKEology.
Read more at PureWow.com.
SHE KNOWS’ HEALTH & WELLNESS
“I don’t run. My two biggest running accomplishments are: Walking the mile during the Presidential Fitness Test in eighth grade. Walk/running a 5K two years ago in. . . wait for it. . . 39 minutes and then googling: “5K in 39 minutes — is that good?” Guess what? It’s not. This isn’t to say I hate working out.”
Read more at She Knows.
HIKEology: “While Michael Wollpert and his crew can’t do much about the lack of forestry in River North, they’ve found a way to replicate the hiking workout using what I affectionately call “treadmills of death.” Not only do these treadmills go up to a 30-degree incline (refer to the above picture for a visual- I’ll let you digest that steepness for a minute), but they also have a negative incline to mimic the natural downhill slope that comes after you hike up a mountain.”
TRAINology: “TRAINology uses a tread-and-shred format that I adore. You won’t spend enough time on any one section of class or on any one exercise to get to that if-I-have-to-do-one-more-squat-I’m-out-of-here place.
We went through four 15-minute sections, moving from hills to speed on the treadmills and working the entire body with toning series that used BoSu balls, resistance tubes and TRX bands. A lot of the class’s toning used a combination of muscle groups, so instead of just doing a lunge, we’d do a lunge followed by a knee lift.”
GLIDEology: “Our GLIDEology session started off on the namesake glide boards. After donning the necessary booties (think a set of elastic scrubs that fit over your tennis shoes), we warmed up by simply sliding back and forth on the boards, using our outside feet to push off and propel ourselves to the other end of the glide board. About five minutes into the workout, I could already get a gauge of how sore I would be the next day- the motion really targets your outer and inner thighs, as well as your butt from the low stance.”
Read more at FabFitChicago.com.
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