Spring Grove, IL- bergsworld.live had a blast doing our #ProfessorOfGoodFitness series this summer. We met Alex Kube of Elite 7 in East Dundee and Dave Davis of Davis Speed Center located in Crystal Lake. Our next chapter in the series on local fitness gurus is Johnsburg HS and Carthage College alum Chris Leathers. Leathers owns and runs Your World Fitness in Spring Grove.
We caught up with Chris during a normal week for the 29 year old whirling dervish. Our interview with Chris was so cool that we made it into two parts. Part one covers a personal tour of his 15,000 plus square foot facility and some great conversation.
Your World Fitness has over 1100 members including 60 patrons who take advantage of the Private Personal Training Room. Leathers employs over 30 people which includes six Personal Trainers. YWF offers zumba, aerobic, senior fitness, power lifting and much more. They have a private spin bike studio. They offer deep tissue massage from a licensed therapist. It is all quite incredible considering the business is only six years old.
Chris has some very successful customers from NFL players (CJ Fiedorowicz of the Houston Texans and Mike Liedtke who plays for the NY Jets), to DI college standout athletes and many high school kids chasing their dreams. YWF has clientele that includes the very young (they offer babysitting service) to the seasoned citizen. Throw in a CEO of a mega million dollar company (Rick Boutilier of Intermatic) and you pretty much get the picture, Chris Leathers and Your World Fitness does it all!
Having just signed an exclusive corporate deal with McDonald’s Distribution Centers, the buzz and excitement were palpable as we watched, conversed and intermingled with Chris, his employees and his customers. One big, happy and excited family.
Click below to listen to bergsworld.live and Chris talk shop and all that makes Your World Fitness a one of a kind wellness and workout facility: