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Essential Fitness, LLC

Grayslake, IL, Lake


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


Essential Fitness, LLC is located in Grayslake, IL. We do small group, private and partner sessions at the studio.
We also do in home training sessions. Our programs focus on whole body movements and core exercises. Programs are designed for the client based on their current fitness level.

Reviews (12)

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12 customer reviews

31 May 2017

great place and the owner of the company cares about his business

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31 May 2017

Damien is totally the best trainer. I have tried other trainers and none have that special gift of knowledge and compassion and dedication. I recommend him without reservation! More...

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25 May 2017

Brian Schoenborn has been the personal trainer for our adult disabled son for 2+ years. He has been exceedingly patient, kind and professional with a very challenging client. Our son says he enjoys working with Brian because in his words: "He understands me!" We have seen very positive improvements in our son's overall health and feel fortunate that he has been such an important part of his life. More...

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10 January 2017

Attended classes for 5years and enjoyed it thoroughly. Love the way every class is different and you don't get bored. Also very affordable; compared to other similar classes in our area, Essential Fitness gives you way more for your money. More...

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7 August 2016

Brian and Essential Fitness has been a part of my weekly fitness for the past 5+ years. They are very caring trainers and push you to your limit yet not over the wall where you get hurt. I am 64 and am in the best shape I have ever been and have lowered my blood pressure meds. The old saying "if you don't use it you lose it" is so true. The Essential Fitness slogan "E-Fit -- don't quit" is a good slogan to live by no matter what age or where you are in life. More...

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3 March 2016

Damien is the best! He has trained me for strength and fitness for a bunch of years now and is always responsive to my needs and helps to keep me motivated no matter what's going on with me. He adjusts my program as I need it and challenges me to keep growing physically. So glad he is in my life! More...

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29 February 2016

Damian is all about potential. He meets you where you're at and steps it up a notch or assesses your energy level and adjust appropriately. Wanta take it outside, Damian is right there, rain or shine. Damian is a positive person, very helpful in keeping you on track to attain stated goals. More...

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20 October 2015

This month marks my 3rd year attending strength training classes at Essential Fitness. Brian Schoenborn along with his other trainers, Pam Kavanagh, Kim Gass and Kim Skaff are all unique in their teaching methods yet collaborative in their goals and monthly themed workouts. My running has benefitted from being stronger and energy level has increased. Their motto "Efit never quit" runs through my head during each race I run, pushing me to the finish line. More...

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4 March 2015

Awesome workouts, great variety, friendly people. Group training with personal attention. A great place to get in shape and stay in shape!

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10 April 2014

Essential Fitness is the best! Very patient with me. Love love love it!

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14 March 2014

Running, cycling and three-times-a-week Essential Fitness group classes during the past 14 months have allowed me to reduce my body fat by 3. 7%! Brian, Pam, Kim and Kim continue to give me the tools, resources, knowledge and encouragement to become more fit. I am so very thankful for my EFit family! More...

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25 May 2013

Great trainers with plenty of patience, who are willing to work with my crowded schedule! :)

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We design programs based on current client fitness levels and do a initial fitness assessment to track progress.

The secret to achieving the body of your dreams is to employ some key fitness/health components. Whole body strength exercises, movement, cardio and diet philosophies have to be present for each person to achieve personal success.

Seeing clients achieve their goals and feeling strong, happy and full of energy.

The desire to help others and enjoying the concept of exercise/health was the inspiration to start my business.

We care about the personal success of each client and work with them to achieve their individual goals.


We have small group strength classes everyday.
These classes focus on whole body movements that burn calories and help to maintain muscle mass. Core exercises are also included in each class. Please check out the website: Essentialfitnessnow.com for more details.