Meet Your Trainers

Personal Training provides you with Accountability, Motivation, and Expertise.  Let our trainers design a custom workout and nutrition program to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.

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Patrick Durbin

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western Illinois University. Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Expertise

Patrick works with clients who need to lose 100+ pounds, or just a few pounds. He assists his clients in creating realistic nutritional habits with a strong focus on meal planning and preparation.

About

Patrick served his country proudly from 2000–2004 and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service, he attended college at Western Illinois University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2008 and where he met his loving wife April. His hobbies include outdoor activities ranging from running, hiking, boating, swimming, grilling, and of course... exercising! He has one son named Luke, born in 2013, and a daughter named Sarah, born in 2016, and resides with his family in Crystal Lake, IL. Patrick is the owner and founder of Weightloss Transformation and has been helping people reach their health and fitness goals for over 12 years.

Favorite Quotes to Live By

"You can't out-exercise poor eating habits"
"Abs aren't made in the gym, they're made in the kitchen"
"Some people dream of success... while others wake-up and work hard at it"

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Alyssa Gummerson

Education and Certifications

Master of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Newman University
Certified Personal Trainer through the National Exercise Trainers Association
Certified Les Mills Grit Coach
Certified Les Mills Body Pump Instructor

Expertise

Alyssa is passionate about helping people find their inner strength. She believes that every single person has it within them to achieve their goals. She takes tremendous joy in giving people the extra push that they need to become the healthiest and best version of themselves. Alyssa knows the weight loss journey firsthand after losing 65 pounds and still maintaining her weight after three years.

About

Alyssa has been a resident of Crystal Lake her entire life. Her journey into fitness started three years ago when she was fed up feeling like she was always "wrapped in a blanket." At 5'1" and 172 pounds, this experience put her in a unique position to fully understand how challenging and rewarding it can be to lose weight and keep it off. After attending group fitness classes at the YMCA, she fell in love with fitness so much; she obtained three Les Mills certifications, as well as her personal training certification. She loved all that fitness had done for her that she wanted to help others do the same. Alyssa recently obtained her Master's degree in Public Administration and also works in marketing at a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Alyssa loves spending her free time with her two corgis, Oliver and Penny.

Favorite Quotes to Live By

"Life is tough my darling, but so are you."
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" -Winston Churchill
"It never gets easier; you just get stronger"
"Your health is an investment not an expense"

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Karissa Ortiz

Education and Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
NASM Behavior Change Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM Women's Fitness Specialist

Expertise

Karissa specializes in working with people who are seeking weight loss and lifestyle change. With Karissa's expertise in nutrition and behavior change, creating realistic long term success is her specialty.

About

Karissa began her career in the fitness industry in 2012 after her own 100+ pound weight loss success. She believes strongly that if she can do it, anyone can. She lives in the Northwest Suburbs with her daughter, husband and German Shephard.  In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with family.

Favorite Quotes to Live By

“Success is determined by your ability to be uncomfortable"
“Respect your body. Its the only one you get"
"The best way to predict the future is to create it"