Got questions? Perfect. We have answers!


Why should I be lifting weights?

Lifting weights is the only proven way to increase your metabolism, look toned, and prevent injury. Women do not “get bulky” or “big” from lifting weights.


But I have an injury…

You are in good hands. So long as you have been cleared by your doctor to participate in exercise, you will go through an extensive Function Movement Screening to make sure that your class and class options are a good fit for you. Aside from that, all classes have modifications that can be made to accomodate you and whatever your body may need that day. No worries.


I haven’t had a good experience with trainers in the past.

Unfortunately, most of our members have either had poor gym experiences in the past or have had negative connotations with “personal trainer” in the past. Here at IPSC, we are family. Once you become a member, you are part of the family. Aside from that, we are a private gym- meaning, all members have been screened to make sure they are a good fit, and the environment of the gym is always being upheld to its greatest potential: welcoming, motivating, uplifting, and inspiring.

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Can I try a class for free?

You sure can. Here at IPSC, it’s gotta be a two way street. To be a part of the club, you have to want to be here. The best way to see if you’re a good fit is to schedule your first free class. You can do that here.

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I’ve never lifted weights before. Can I still be a part of the club?

Of course! We have athletes of every abilities and walks of life. To give you an idea, some of our members are working on standing up from a chair. We’ve worked with cancer survivors, women struggling with various autoimmune diseases, and women who have never touched a weight before in their life. We also have seasoned athletes who are working on increasing their mile time, trying to PR their next deadlift and barbell back squat.

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What are the requirements to lift at IPSC?

We have one overarching rule here: #NAHA, or “no ass holes allowed.”
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that one bad egg can ruin the experience for everyone. If you’re ready to work hard, leave your snark and ego in the parking lot, and have a dance party in between sets of heavy squats- come on in! If you’re generally full of drama, leave it for your mama and for the commercial gym up the street! #NAHA

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What are your credentials, Christina?

BS in Kinesiology with a minor in human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer,
Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

ISSA Fitness Nutrition Certification

And, irrelevant but fun: 
I have my MBA with a focus in General Management & Small Business Development