Val Hahamy

BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089-1707

About Me

The fitness industry first caught my eye in 1983. I began as a group exercise instructor and transitioned to a personal trainer in early 1996. At Taylor YMCA and Highland Park Hospital Health & Fitness Center (now known as Sky Fitness) I also held managerial positions. My personal training certif... more less
Bachelor's Degree Mass Communication and Interpersonal Communication, Illinois State University
Years Experience
31+ years
ACE - Personal Trainer
RTS - Resistance Training Specialist®
Pending Verification
Cancer Exercise Training Institute - Cancer Exercise Specialist
Agency Unavailable
Amerian Heart Association
American Heart Association

Val's Locations

Sky Fitness - Trainer/Instructor
1501 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Fitness Works - Owner/Manager
Within 10 miles of 60089 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

$70.00 / hr
Payment Methods
Cash, Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
Corporate/Public Speaker on Health & Fitness
Director, Coordinator, and Presenter of "For the Health of It" a six part series of lectures and workshops.
Volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Rosewood Care Center, and Boy Scouts of America
Languages Spoken
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Client Reviews/Comments

6 reviews
Lisa Trevor
On Oct 03, 2012
Val is extremely effective..equally encouraging and compassionate. She has been wonderful for me as a recent cancer patient and my daughter who suffers from dysautonomia. Her approach is personalized to the goals and abilities of each client. She applies her vast professional knowledge in a way that improves the lives of her clients one workout at a time. She is commited to her clients and is a wonderful trainer. We both highly recommend her.
Lisa Goldberg
On Sep 06, 2011
I have trained with Val for atleast 10 years. She varies workouts according to your physical capabilities at the time. I have had many injuries over the years and she has worked with me through rehab. Val is very knowledgeable, flexible and caring. She not only is my trainer, but has become a good friend.
C DePersio
On Sep 06, 2011
Val has guided me through an injury to becoming strong and focused. Her creative knowledgable words have kept me in true form and the variety of "easy" exercises have put me on a path for success. While I just finished my established weeks of sessions... I'm ready for more challenges. So I plan to go back for more. Not only am I in better shape physically, but mentally Val has put me in a positive light, not to mention all the new muscles I learned about. She's great.
car derenfeld
On Sep 05, 2011
I have had many trainers over the past 20 years, and Val is the best. She pays close attention to form, and if one exerise does not work, she has another that will work the same muscles. Also, because I usually only have 30 minutes to exercise, she incorporates a variety of muscle groups into a single activity, so my whole body gets the workout it needs in a short period of time.
Marsha Rubin
On Sep 04, 2011
I don't think I am at all athletic, but because Val is enthusiastic and encouraging I am getting stronger. She has taught me new exercises and makes sure I do them correctly. I cannot imagine a better trainer for me.
Marsha Rubin
Sharon Rothstein
On Sep 03, 2011
I've had trainers who say "do this" and never checked to see if I was doing it correctly. I wanted a trainer who pays attention throughout the workout. I wanted a trainer who planned a workout for my 70+ year old body. And so I was lucky enough to finally connect with Val. What a difference! She sees each of her clients as individuals, plans and supervises our workouts accordingly. I know Val is there for me.

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