Sheldon Kessel

Chicago, IL 60622

My passion is helping people improve their overall health.

About Me


  • BM, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Master's Degree, Hamline University

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification
Keiser - Indoor Cycling Instructor
Pending Verification
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
Corepower Yoga - Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Certification
Agency Unavailable
Schwinn Cycling - Schwinn Cycling Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Sheldon's Locations

Sheldon Kessel Personal Training

Within 5.00 miles of 60622 (Mobile Training Radius)

Wicker Park Fitness

1735 W Division
Chicago, IL 60622

La Fitness

606 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60607-4912

Additional Information


$70.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1st Dan Black Belt Soo Bahk Do
  • 1st Dan Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

Languages Spoken




2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Julia King on Aug 22, 2011

    I highly recommend Sheldon as a personal trainer. As someone who has long been the "I hate working out" type I knew that hiring Sheldon was going to be something of a challenge for me, but that was partly why I did it. He was so helpful. Knowing my dislike for working out he made it fun and challenging. On those days when I had zero motivation he somehow made me find it. He just has this calm understanding way about him that makes you want to push yourself more. He was always patient and understanding. I always was asking him questions and he always had the answer.
    I have never felt stronger or healthier. I figured once I stopped training with Sheldon I would probably go back to my old ways. Well I haven't! That is how I know Sheldon is great at what he does.

  • by Michelle Aalbers on Jul 01, 2011

    If you're looking for a personal trainer, I highly recommend Sheldon. My husband and I started with Sheldon via a wedding DJ/personal trainer deal and we couldn't be happier with the results! Sheldon is inspiring, patient, motivating and filled with a plethora of information. Don't be afraid to ask questions, he's got answers. The results we've seen are amazing. He's changed our lives significantly. I've never been successful at making healthy changes and sticking with them and losing weight has always been hard for me. What a gift he's given us. A healthier life! Thank you, Sheldon! ~Michelle (and Jeff)