I have been training with KRF since October 2015–I initially signed up for a 16 day program, not knowing what to expect or if I would continue. However, I not only saw significant changes in my body during those two weeks, I also started to FEEL better about my body and my overall health. If you have ever considered seeing a personal trainer, KRF is definitely the way to go–cannot say enough good things about KRF–professional, patient, motivating and really listen to you/help you reach your fitness goals, even as they change over time. I actually look forward to every workout. It is truly one of the best decisions I have ever made! You won’t regret it!!
“A few friends of mine had been seeing Kurt for training sessions for a few months before I finally decided to see what his training was all about. I have been training with Kurt for the last two months and can honestly say that he completely changed my life. I was never the one to have any interest in signing up with a trainer. I come from a fairly decent athletic background and went to the gym anywhere from 3-5 days a week on my own before seeing Kurt. During the time that I started, Kurt had a six week body transformation challange that I had signed up for. I was dead set on just doing the six week program and heading back to the gym on my own once I was done. Within six weeks time, I lost a total of over 11 inches, had so much more energry (than I have ever had in my life), and had obtained the most dedicated trainer I could have ever ask for. I HIGHLY recommend Kurt and wish I would have known about him sooner!”
Rachel lost 10 lbs. 3.9% body fat, and 12 inches in 6 weeks – including 3 inches in her waist, 2 inches in her hips, and 1 1/2 inches in her thighs.
“Before you skip to the bottom of this review, there’s at least one takeaway you need – Kurt Rawlins Fitness is 6 stars, not 5. I find myself prescribing weightlifting for everyone’s fitness woes, athletic goals and bikini dreams. Need to drop a dress size? Come lift. Remedy for your flabby arms? Come lift. Hate your job and all of your friends? Come lift.
As a former athlete, I’ve played sports all of my life and through college so I’ve never seen the value in hiring a personal trainer or spending crazy amounts of money on ala carte fitness classes like the rest of Chicago. I knew enough to stay fit and continue to compete in running events or recreational sport. The beauty in being an athlete though is that ‘enough’ is never really enough and I needed something to fall in love with again athletically. Kurt’s program has been a complete mental, physical and lifestyle shift for me which says a lot since I’ve always been inclined to activity and working out. Kurt has taught me incredible amounts not only about how fun proper lifting can be but also about my body. He’s given me a new passion for fitness and a hunger to learn and progress every day.
I participated in Kurt’s six week transformation challenge. I stayed dedicated to Kurt’s program and saw myself lose 6 lbs and 4.1% body fat!! That translated into 8 lbs of fat loss with 2 lbs of muscle gained.
I’ve been rescued from the big box gym struggle and now that I have a welcomed place in a room full of weights, I’ll never look back! Except to maybe check out my reflection.
Keep up the good work, Kurt!!”
Renee lost 6 lbs., dropped 4.1% body fat, and shed 7 3/4 inches in 6 weeks – including 2 1/2 inches in her chest/back and waist!
“I’ve been training with KRF for 8 months now and I’m thrilled with the progress I’ve been making. My experience with Kurt has been life changing and has given be a renewed focus on fitness and diet. I was absolutely shocked over the immediate results I noticed within the first few weeks of training with Kurt. More importantly, I’m pleased with the fact that even after 8 months, I don’t feel that I’ve plateaued at all. Yes, I feel stronger, yes I’ve lost weight and yes I have more energy, but let’s be honest, there’s no better feeling than when your clothes no longer fit. I’ve taken all of my work pants to the tailor at least 3x now over 8 months because I keep slimming down. His programs are ever changing so you never get bored and they’re efficient too. Like most others, I have an extremely busy work week and I like that I’m in and out of the gym. I do the semi-private 30-minute sessions, which may seem short, but honestly, I’m absolutely exhausted by the end so you know it was a good workout; way better than running a few miles on the treadmill. I’m an analytical guy (I always have been), it’s a function of my job and has always been a big part of my personality. So trust me when I say, the value and personal wellness you get out of KRF is exponentially more than what you would pay for a gym membership or another personal trainer.”
Mark lost 5.5% body fat in 6 months. That translates to 6.5 lbs. of muscle gained and 11.5 lbs. of fat lost. He gained size in his shoulders and arms while dropping inches everywhere else, *most noticeably* 2 1/4 inches in his waist. His cholesterol is down 20% to boot. His trust, hard work and dedication allowed him to achieve these awesome results. Great job Mark!
Before training with Kurt, I was in need for a change. I had consistently kept myself in decent shape for well over a decade with a mix of distance running, hiking, and moderate resistance workouts but things had gone stale at that time.
I made the decision to sign up for Kurt’s 6 week challenge and I can confidently say from both a fitness and nutrition experience, it was life changing. After the time period was over, I found myself 15 pounds lighter, added noticeable muscle in my arms, chest, back and legs, and lost several inches everywhere.
Kurt was an excellent motivator, smart teacher and coach, and pound for pound just a solid a dude to work out with at 6 AM.
Since I spent time with Kurt I’ve maintained regular interval training, kept a regular intermittent fasting diet, and most importantly have kept the weight off over the months. If it wasn’t for the tools given during the sessions with Kurt, I’d still be in the tall grass.
Matt worked his butt off to lose 15 lbs. in 6 weeks. Sign up for our newsletter for more information on our transformation contests – which we typically run 2-3 times every year.
“I have been training with Kurt for over two years. I was someone who thought that personal training was too expensive and Kurt offers a very affordable option that is not common among trainers: group training. The groups are a max of three and this keeps the price very reasonable and allows for more frequent training which = more benefit. Kurt is an excellent trainer – he has a lot of variety so you never reach boredom, he focuses on exercises for your problem areas and doesn’t take a one size fits all approach. He will also train around any injuries and is very conscious of your progress without being too pushy. He also has a great personality and makes training fun – I highly recommend him!”
Sara did one of our transformation contests and saw results pretty fast! She lost a significant amount of body fat and got much stronger – all while fitting into clothes she hadn’t worn in years. Her hard work and dedication paid off big time :).
“I worked out with Kurt for two years, and saw a major change in my weight, body and attitude towards fitness. I lost almost 20 pounds and dropped a couple of clothing sizes. These were the goals I had given myself when starting with Kurt, surprisingly I found the knowledge about fitness Kurt taught me to be the most valuable part of working out with Kurt. Kurt taught me to introduce strength training into my workout, the importance of diet and nutrition in weight loss and how to prioritize fitness in my life.
With Kurt’s 30-minute sessions a few days a week, I didn’t have to spend my life at the gym to be fit and feel great. Kurt was always switching up the workouts so I never got bored and I learned a lot about what worked for my body (and what moves I hated and tried to avoid at all costs!) The best part about the 30-minute semi-private sessions, besides being cost-effective, is that you can workout with a friend or significant other which keeps things fun.
Kurt is a knowledgeable and motivating trainer who understands that we all have lives outside of the gym. He’s designed a program that works with everyone’s busy schedule and keeps you engaged in fitness.”
You can see Laura made some significant changes to her body (these pictures are about 6 months apart). Strength training, combined with smart nutrition, helped her achieve these goals. Pictures don’t lie. Are you ready to get in the best shape of your life? Contact us today!
I started at KRF in January and lost over 20 pounds in only 3 months! My wedding was coming up and I hopped on the scale and was the heaviest I’d ever been and was determined to get in better shape before my wedding. KRF kept me motivated, held me accountable and actually made me enjoy working out and pushed me to be in the best shape I’ve been in since high school. What was supposed to be a 3-4 month program has turned into a lifestyle. Couldn’t have done it without Kurt, Cindy & Jeremiah!
1) Why did you start training with KRF?
A friend of a friend suggested it. I saw her results and my initial thought was, “I NEED to do this! Where do I sign up?!” The breaking point for me was after gaining over 40 pounds a little over 2 years ago due to stress and not making time for myself at my previous job. Although I have struggled on and off with my weight in the past, the way I looked and felt was nothing like I had experienced before. One day I stepped on the scale and I was the heaviest I’ve ever been. I couldn’t get it under control and figured a positive motivator was the only way to get me back on track and to teach me to take better care of myself.
2) What results have your seen since you started training with KRF? Would you recommend me to others?
The positive results are endless! First of all, I absolutely love working out now. If staying in shape and looking great was achieved solely by working out, I would be set for life. I never use to put emphasis on it or challenge myself in the way that I am challenged at KRF every day. Seeing what I can achieve (even when I think I can’t at first) is so rewarding. I’m stronger and more confident. I make better choices in my life and I truly listen to my body more than I ever have. And of course, there’s the amazing added bonus that I am down 30+ of those pounds that I gained and have added muscle to boot. I will never see that number on the scale again, or look in the mirror and feel that way again. Formulating these good habits into a lifestyle and turning working out into a passion has me confident I will never go back to the way I was. I can’t wait to continue my fitness journey. I have better habits, make better decisions, feel so much better about myself inside and out and I am amazed at the progress I have made. Me feeling better about myself and looking better has turned into a much more confident and healthy me. I used to not want to go out places or do things because of my weight. That is no longer the case. How you feel about yourself transcends all aspects of your life. I am proud to say that my life has improved tenfold in so many ways since joining KRF! I can’t say enough good things about KRF and HIGHLY recommend joining our family. It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made for yourself, I promise!
I joined KRF during a 12 Week Transformation program and was so happy with the progress I made, that I stayed on after… and now have almost a full year as a client. Kurt & KRF have changed my lifestyle completely – I’ve never worked out as consistently as I do now and it’s due to the efficient and effective 30 min workouts, convenient scheduling, the accountability of just “showing up”, and the team of fun and knowledgeable trainers. I have gained strength & endurance, lost body fat & several clothing sizes, and have a totally new awareness of my own fitness & nutrition… and I’m continuing to see progress! I realize now that I had been wasting so much time doing cardio or lifting light weights and not making progress. Honestly, I wish I had discovered KRF years ago!
I started training with Kurt in March of 2015 in order to lose weight for my wedding. Since then I’ve seen amazing results. In the first 12 weeks, I had lost around 10 lbs and 6% of my body fat. I feel stronger, leaner and have much more energy. Nothing feels better than needing to go shopping because your clothes are too big. His tailored workouts have fit perfectly within my busy schedule.
My husband first started going to Kurt and I started noticing huge results in him and frankly was a little jealous. I had just had 2 kids and was stuck in a rut and needed some motivation to get back into working out. My husband encouraged me to start seeing Kurt. I used to work out pretty consistently before having kids and thought I pretty much knew what I was doing at the gym but Kurt has taught me so much. My husband and I both agree that we would never have known our potential without Kurt pushing us. I would never have attempted to lift or squat the amount of weight that I do now. I was never very comfortable using the free weights at the gym because I wasn’t exactly sure what exercises to do or if I was doing them correctly. Kurt has corrected my form and given me much more confidence when working out on my own. I have muscles that I didn’t know I could ever have and feel absolutely amazing! If my husband hadn’t pushed me to get started I would have always thought that I could just do it on my own, but after going to Kurt and learning so much from him, I now realize that I would never have been able to do it on my own. I would have gone to the gym and done the same exercises over and over and never pushed myself because I didn’t know my potential.
I love the semi-private sessions because it allows me to train with my coworker and we can push each other, or taunt each other depending on our mood. :). The classes are very affordable and the scheduling is so easy on line.
My whole life has changed because I feel amazing and I have so much more confidence. I lost the 20 lbs that I had gained since college and I have so much more energy to play with my kids. I was one who would make excuses about why I didn’t want to go to the pool because I didn’t feel comfortable in a swim suit, and now I am the one telling my kids to grab their towels and let’s go! I couldn’t be more grateful to Kurt and his amazing team.
Kurt Rawlins Fitness has literally changed my life in every way for the better!! I began my fitness journey with the 12 Week Transformation Program and became a regular client immediately following. When I started, I was very overweight and was experiencing health issues associated with my compromised condition. Within the first week, I was already feeling better and the pounds began to shed, while my strength, stamina and conditioning improved. By the end of my initial program, I lost over 2 dresses sizes and 35+ pounds to boot. My confidence, happiness and overall quality of life have been completely transformed. If you’re ready for a life-altering transformation, coupled with perseverance and dedication, you will absolutely attain your own fitness objectives.
I started training at KRF in July 2015. I had never been a fan of working out prior and didn’t really feel like I “needed to” until I hit 30 and my metabolism noticeably slowed. I had somehow hit the highest number I had seen on the scale to date, and I knew I needed to try something new to kick myself into gear. To add to that, I was getting married soon, and the pressures of looking and feeling good by a set date felt like too much to handle. When talking to Kurt about my fitness goals, I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish. But overall, I wanted to feel better and learn to incorporate fitness into my everyday life. I wanted to learn good habits that were sustainable, because I knew I didn’t want to let myself get back to where I started.
Not only did the number on the scale go down, but I also I got stronger and gained confidence in what my body was capable of achieving. I established a routine, I learned about proper nutrition and fueling my body, and I got over that mental hurdle – which was the voice in my head telling me “I didn’t have time to workout,” or “I couldn’t lift [x] amount of weight.” For me, the mental hurdles were far more difficult to overcome than the physical ones! Now, I leave the gym feeling accomplished, motivated, and proud. Training with Kurt and his team is the best investment I’ve made in myself. My family and friends definitely noticed the physical changes, but they’ve also commented on how much happier and energized I am. I find myself wanting to share the knowledge I’ve picked up at KRF with everyone I know – because it’s too good of a secret to keep to myself.
“Over the past year with KRF Fitness I’ve gained a new love of working out. I’ve not only seen significant changes in my body but also in the way I approach my health. Kurt and his team have been excellent partners in my fitness journey, and I would not be as strong and confident today without their continued care and support.“
1) Why did you start training with Kurt?
I decided to start training with Kurt after seeing one of his clients before and after pictures on Instagram. He had helped his client significantly improve her posture and tone her arms and back. Two things that I had wanted to improve on my own body for years and years.
I was finally done having kids and had ran out of excuses not to get into the shape I always wanted to be in.
I had a few issues that were making things difficult, lack of time and lack of childcare. So when Kurt agreed to do remote personal training for me so I could workout in my home during my babies naps I knew I could make this work!
Another key aspect that appealed to me was the style and type of workouts Kurt specializes in. Once I heard I could see results working out only 3 days a week for 30 min I was sold. A busy moms dream come true!
2) What results have you seen?
It’s been 6 months and I have lost 15lbs, improved my posture, gained muscle tone and definition in my arms, legs and back as wells as significantly increased my energy levels.
Around 3pm every day I use to hit a wall. I was so exhausted all I wanted to do was lay down. Since working out consistently and cutting out sweets I have seen a major increase in my energy levels and no longer hit that wall in the afternoons.
3) How have these results changed your life?
I tell my husband all the time thank God I decided to reach out to Kurt. I feel like a completely different person.
My posture has bothered me since high school and I’m finally starting to see improvements. I’m all around happier in my own skin and feel better and healthier each day!
Prior to starting with Kurt I had been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis on my 33rd birthday. I decided it was time to make a change and to start that next year off on the right foot. Working out is proven to help with RA pain so I had several reasons to start getting in shape.
Kurt was able to tailor my workouts if I was ever having a flare up. It was so nice to have a trainer who knew what he was doing and could personalize my workouts to overcome any limitations I had at the time.
I’m looking forward to achieving my next set of goals with Kurt!