Interview with Our Owner

Hustle Fitness

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Jakubiak.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Christopher. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my fitness journey at a pretty young age. Everyone in my family was overweight, out of shape, and sick and I knew I didn’t want that for myself. Also, I am an only child and lived in the middle of nowhere so didn’t have many friends. Sports and fitness always helped me meet people and build confidence.

Initially, I wanted to teach PE but after a year I realized I hated working in a school, so pursued personal training full time.

I worked in a corporate gym for 5 years and knew there was a better way I could help more people so I created Hustle Fitness.

Hustle has succeeded over the last 6 years due to the supportive community. Its more than a gym. Our members come to have fun, see the friends they have made, work on the skills they are learning, and get great results.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Well, there is no shortage of fitness options around me. Almost every month something opens and shuts down. The key is teaching people how to build habits that will stick with them over time, something they can actually apply to real life, not just a fad that will come and go in a couple weeks.

The biggest thing that helps keep my gym going while others fail is the fact that I care about my members getting better, getting great results, and feeling fulfilled in their everyday life. And I bring on staff who share my same vision and treat our members like a family.

Most people will see through fads or someone trying to BS them. They know who really cares about them and their goals and who will help them see it through till the end.

So, long story short: Competition and getting my name and message out there. I beat the struggle with human walking bill boards to show what we do and how awesome we are!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Hustle Fitness – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a boutique fitness studio. Personal and group training specializing in fat loss and muscle toning through strength training. We are known for our amazing body transformations.

I am most proud of how many before and after photos we have and how awesome our community has become.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Opening another location in the West Loop possibly.

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