meet our personal trainers

Whether you are looking to reach specific weight or fitness goals, or are just looking for a few new routines for your workout, the personal trainers at Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center are ready and qualified to assist you. Learn more about Personal Training.

To find a trainer that best matches your abilities and needs, meet our personal trainers below or contact Brian Balkam at (847) 535-7621 or

Brian Balkam

Fitness Manager
(847) 535-7621
Qualifications: BA in Health and Fitness, Purdue University
Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Expertise: Older Adult Fitness, Sports Specific Youth Training, Weight Loss and Strength Training
Interests: Chicago Bears, Purdue Boilermakers, White Sox, my two daughters Kylie and Emma, working out
Personal Quote: "The difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline."

Nikki Brooks

Personal Trainer
(847) 535-7636
Qualifications: BS in Elementary Education, Western Illinois University
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Expertise: Strength Training, Race and Sport Performance Training, Weight Loss Management
Interests: Running, wakeboarding and spending time with my family
Personal Quote: "You've only got three choices in life: give up, give in or give it all you've got."

Scott Brugioni

Personal Trainer
Qualifications: BS in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Emphasis in Strength and Conditioning)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, American Red Cross
Expertise: Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Weightlifting Techniques, Youth Sport Training
Interests: Playing soccer and golf, spending time with family and friends, educating myself on nutrition and fitness, Olympic weightlifting and watching the Green Bay Packers, LA Lakers and Arsenal FC

Danielle Buntrock

Personal Trainer
(847) 535-7660

Joined Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center in 2006
Qualifications: BS in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise
Certified BodyPump Instructor
Expertise: Functional High-Intensity Training, Suspension Training, Functional Movement Screenings, Weight Management
Interests: Distance running (completed eight marathons), swimming, cycling, skiing and cooking
Personal Quote: "When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

Josh Watson

Josh Watson

Personal Trainer
(847) 535-7040

Joined Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center in 2012
Qualifications: BS in Kinesiology Studies, Illinois State University
Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
CPR Certified/First Aid Certified, American Red Cross
Expertise: Weight Loss, Strength Training, Sports-Specific Training, High Intensity Training, Youth Coaching

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SEPT 4 TO OCT 29, 2018

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