FitPro West has been a friendly face in the neighborhood for eight years. Despite being a neighborhood mainstay, the client- and trainer-based gym wants to get to know its West Loop community better! Read below to learn more about FitPro West.

Why the West Loop?

Being in the West Loop allows us to build a client and trainer base that is diverse and unique. [We want to] bring people from all corners of Chicago and the surrounding areas together for the common goal of living healthy.

What are your top challenges in growing your business?

The ebbs and flow of the business day. Since we are surrounded by businesses and corporations we have the typical pre-work after work rush. During the day we tend to be slow and on weekends there is very little foot traffic. Since a lot of our clients live in the suburbs our non work week hours seem to fall short.

Why did you join the West Central?

We realize the importance of being involved in the community and we wanted to have a way to connect with West Loop residences. Building relationships with other businesses in the area to help cross promote and to learn from their mistakes and successes. We want to be more hands on in the community that has supported us for so many years.

What makes FitPro West unique?

We are a neighborhood boutique gym/personal training facility that functions as a true family. We realize it takes a village, so we are all here to support and teach. Our clients have a strong voice in how we operate and we pride ourselves in creating an environment were your suggestions are valued and brought to fruition if at all possible. Want a class? We will create a class. Want a product or piece of equipment? We will do our best to get it for you. Always striving to better.

What gets you up in the morning?

The thought that there is a gym full of people who might need our motivation, support or just an ear to talk to, motivates us every single day. We are more than a gym.

What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?

We love that so many people from all over come here to sightsee, shop, dine and experience the night life. The West Loop is full of artistic and eclectic people and we love being a part of that.

What does the future of FitPro West look like?

Its so bright! FitPro West is creating a new chapter full of successes and being a necessary part of the West Loop for years to come. We are looking forward to making a change in our clients lives and a change our community.

Describe FitPro West in 140 characters or less.

A neighborhood gym, with over 20 personal trainers to fit every fitness goal. We provide the novice to the pro a great fitness experience.`

Bonus Question: Bikes, driving or public transportation? Go.

We are located next to Union Station, and the main CTA bus hub. There are Divvy Bikes on our corner and plenty of street parking along with a garage. We also have bike lock racks in front on the gym.