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Business Profile: Metabolic Fitness Management

Ryan Libersher, a personal trainer at Peak Fitness in Minooka, looks on as Fitness Director Paul Girardi demonstrates a TRX band exercise.
Ryan Libersher, a personal trainer at Peak Fitness in Minooka, looks on as Fitness Director Paul Girardi demonstrates a TRX band exercise.

Finding the right fitness program is not necessarily an easy task these days.

There are an assortment of factors, like atmosphere, equipment, support programs, etc., that weigh into a person’s decision for how they plan to keep in shape. Ultimately, this decision is vital to whether the person is successful in their fitness goals.

Metabolic Fitness Management, which oversees Peak Fitness in Minooka and Morris Athletic Club in Morris, strives in many ways to make a person’s fitness experience a positive one.

Joe Spiker, owner of Metabolic Fitness Management, explains his training programs and facilities offer customers ample opportunities for them to achieve success from the moment they walk in the door.

What makes your personal training stand out from other gyms in the area?

Our personal training program has an emphasis on education first. We believe in order for someone to be successful, they must know exactly what to do in regards to cardiovascular training, nutrition and strength training.

Every person is different. So, if we can tailor an affordable program to fit each individual’s needs, taking into account fitness history, fitness goals, medical history and current schedule, then they will have a much greater chance to succeed.

Atmosphere, including quality of equipment and comfort, are obviously important to people seeking out a fitness center. How would you describe the atmosphere at Peak Fitness and Morris Athletic Club?

At both facilities, we pride ourselves on providing state-of-the-art facilities in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

Two of the main reasons people fail when pursuing a fitness goal is that they are not comfortable in a new environment or are not confident in their course of action.

All new members receive a complimentary “First Workout” with a personal trainer in which the member will be introduced to what the gym has to offer and educated about what they have to do in order to be successful.

Do you provide any support programs or opportunities for people newly introduced tot he fitness world or working at a lower level of fitness? Explain these opportunities and how people can take advantage.

Our personal training program is designed for all fitness levels but has vital support structures, especially for those new to working out, of a lower fitness level or for those with pre-existing injuries.

Our personal trainers will guide those individuals through workouts designed specifically for them, as well as write out programs for them to do on their own. Our Online Nutrition Program will take care of any dietary needs, too.

The Boot Camp offers a “state-of-the-art Online Nutrition Program.” What is this and how does it help improve a person’s diet?

Our Online Nutrition Program helps our clients and Boot Campers with food journaling and meal planning based on their actual body composition. It tells them what nutrients they are deficient in, what foods they can eat in order to fulfill those needs and even prints out grocery lists and recipes for them.

Are there any other upcoming programs offered by Metabolic Fitness Management that people should be aware of?

Yes, in May, we are going to launch a new Group Training Program. For a low monthly membership fee, clients can participate in scheduled group training, such as TRX (suspension training), Kettlebell and Boot Camps. We are very excited about this and expect slots to fill up fast.


• BUSINESS: Metabolic Fitness Management

• LOCATION: Peak Fitness in Minooka, 1010 S. Ridge Road, Minooka, IL 60447, and Morris Athletic Club, 425 E. U.S. 6, Morris, IL, 60450.

• OWNER: Joe Spiker


• SERVICES PROVIDED: Personal Training and Fitness Boot Camps

• HOURS: 7 days a week

• CONTACT INFO: PeakFitness (815) 521-4100 and MorrisAthletic Club (815) 941-0600.


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