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Escape Delivers the Value Athletes Deserve at Lakeview East Athletics and Performance (LEAP) Chicago

Lakeview East Athletics and Performance (LEAP) in Chicago is an exclusive fitness club and supportive community that offers the best in personal training, nutrition consultation, and team training.

Escape partnered with LEAP on designing and outfitting their facility with premium functional fitness equipment to engage gym members and provide the ultimate training experiences.

We recently caught up with Matthew Durdin, LEAP's Owner and Coach, to dicuss the gym design and what makes this gym a place that members love to train at. 

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IN YOUR OWN WORDS, WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE FACILITY? WHAT DO YOU DO DIFFERENT FOR MEMBERS?

What makes LEAP special is that we are a private facility that delivers all of your training needs in one space, regardless of your goals.

Programming for personal training and our team training classes use a scientific-based approach to make sure you are actually progressing towards your goals and achieving real results.

Our team training classes cover all of the major paradigms of fitness. These include, Strength and Conditioning (lower rep ranges and longer rest times between sets to build strength), Metcon (a mix of higher and lower intensity exercises for hypertrophy, endurance, and a greater calorie burn), 30 minute HIIT (tabata style workouts to really increase your cardiovascular output), and Kickboxing (to learn a fun new skill, increase your cardio and body awareness).

 

Myzone heart rate training is utilized in all of our programming to ensure that our members stay motivated and are training safely and effectively.

Personal workout logs are provided at the facility to record daily weight and rep metrics in order to ensure you are getting stronger and improving your performance.

Finally, our custom designed HIT HUBs by Escape are outfitted with every functional fitness toy you can imagine and provide us with a training platform that is unrivaled in efficiency and effectiveness for member workouts.

WHAT WAS THE GOAL FOR YOUR FACILITY?

LEAP wished to create a facility that broke the mould with unique design concepts and provide its members with whatever support they need to achieve their health and wellness goals.

HOW DID ESCAPE SATISFY THIS VISION?

Partnering with Escape was a no brainer.

Coordinating with Chris and their facility design team ensured that all of our bases were covered for the facility’s needs.

Escape's HIT HUBs are not only of the highest quality but are the most aesthetically pleasing on the market and designed perfectly for the most efficient and effective workouts.

Their innovative products, such as the TIYRs and GRIPRs, make workouts fun and allow members to get results at the same time.

Ultimately, Escape delivers the value that our athletes deserve.

Check out this virtual tour of the facility as trainer Casey Buenzli showcases the equipment that keeps members putting in one more rep.

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