#ProfessorOfGoodFitness Chris Leathers of Your World Fitness Part One

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David  Meade, Mike Liedtke and Chris Leathers at Your World Fitness in Spring Grove

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: 



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Intermatic website



New York Jets website


Houston Texans website


Illinois State University Redbirds Baseball website




Replay: #ProfessorOfGoodFitness Alex Kube Elite 7

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Alex Kube Founder and Creator of Elite 7

Lake in the Hills, IL- I have gotten to know Alex Kube and have found him to be a sincere and generous young man. Kube surely would have been a #YoungGun if I had access to a time machine like Rod Taylor ( IMDb: The Time Machine ). Kube is Cary-Grove HS and Northern Illinois University coached and trained and is without a doubt one of our area’s most successful athletes. He had a couple of opportunities with the NFL (Bears and Vikings) and played in the Arena Football league (Rush).

Join us as we caught up with Alex and his wife Elizabeth as they were returning from a family gathering recently. We discussed his big position change at NIU, a move that had a rippling effect on his football future. Never a complainer, Alex explains the thought process that went into his move from safety to strong side linebacker. We talk about his family and what he sees as his mission for Elite 7 and the young men he works with.

Click here to listen to bergsworld.live and Alex Kube have a nice #ChitChat:

Alex Kube’s NIU/Cary-Grove HS Biography

  • 2007-2010 Highlights: The Sporting News Freshman All-American, Started all 14 games his senior year and led the Huskies with 81 tackles and made MAC Third Team Defense. Also made Second Team All-League by Phil Steele’s Magazine.
  • 2005 Highlights: IHSA Class 6A All-State selection, C-G Team Captain and MVP, Northwest Herald All-Area and Player of the Year, Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area and Co-Captain, Chicago Sun-Times First Team All-Area, Second Team All-State Chicago Tribune, First Team All-State Champaign News-Gazette and IFCA First Team All-State.
  • Personal Biography: Met future wife Elizabeth Starliper while they were freshmen at NIU. They were engaged in Mexico on January 12th, 2012 and married on June 14th, 2014. Elizabeth was an exceptional athlete at Dakota High School where she excelled at volleyball, basketball and softball.


Cool links to learn more about Alex Kube, Elite 7 & NIU:

Alex Kube’s NIU Highlight Video

NIU Huskies Website

Elite 7 Website





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Awesome image as Kube is ready to pounce
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Dakota HS where Elizabeth excelled in 3 sports