About Us
Fitness Werks is a professional, private training facility that consults with, educates and guides clients through personalized and progressive exercise, health and wellness programs using innovate techniques and processes. No matter who you are... whether you are new to fitness, experienced, or perhaps just struggling for direction and inspiration, Fitness Werks provides practical strategies, advanced techniques and the proper training to assist you on your path to a healthier lifestyle.

Each trainer at Fitness Werks has gone through the highest level of education in the industry through both Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) and Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). All trainers have completed the 10-month long MAT intership and Neil is one of 80 people in the world to be certified in the advanced MAT process called MATRx, which is a full body restoration of the MAT process.  Each trainer also undergoes 16 hours of continuing education each year to keep us one of the most educated studios in the Chicagoland area.
?What Sets Fitness Werks Apart
Fitness Werks is one of the first and one of the very few personal training facilities in the Chicagoland area that has expanded knowledge to facilitate an integrated, in-depth approach from five disciplines of health and wellness field. Our expertise, education and attention to muscular imbalances and tolerance, cardiovascular function, chemical make-up, along with identifying limiting thought processes, helps us to create completely customized programs to meet your goals, needs and ability.

Owner, trainer Neil Hansen, established Fitness Werks in March 2000 as a way to implement comprehensive, personalized training, as well as to provide consistent, professional one-on-one service-as opposed to one-size-fits-all instruction.

Since its inception, Fitness Werks has remained committed to being on the forefront of advanced research from all aspects of the health and fitness industry. Our program designs are based on knowledge gained from sports conditioning specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, manual and massage therapists, various sports kinesiotherapists, orthopedics, podiatrists, wellness and life coaches, neuro-chemists, nutritionists, metabolic typing experts and other top personal trainers in the industry.
Neil Hansen - Owner and President 
MAT™ Certified Specialist, MAT™Rx Full Body Specialist, RTS, CTA Life Coach 
 Neil Hansen became certified in MAT™ in early 2004 after completing a 10-month long internship in Denver, Colorado. Because of his commitment to continuing education and practicing his craft, Neil was personally invited by the developer of MAT™, Greg Roskopf, to attend the advanced MAT™Rx education, which was a 4-year internship that concluded with a certification in February 2017 making him one of 80 people in the world trained in this process. Neil is committed to the continual progress and his on-going education of MAT™. 

Whether you are an individual, corporation, or organization and would like to learn more about MAT™ and how you can benefit from this cutting-edge technique, contact: neil@fitness-werks.com or at 630-455-1453 and Neil will offer an initial no-charge consultation and demonstrate MAT™ and see if it’s right for you!