STUDIO OWNERS

ANDREA METCALF

FOUNDER STUDIOSFUSE

 OWNER OF HANG 5 FITNESS Row SPACE & RESONATION YOGA

"The California lifestyle has given me the inspiration to create Hang 5 Fitness.  Just thinking about the California sunshine gives me the strength, energy and nourishment my soul needs to unplug, align and be fully balanced in my life. With more than 35 years in the fitness industry, I am grateful to share my experiences.
 

"As I am getting older, I understand the importance of staying active and quieting the mind with a sense of adventure. The surfboards provide that core foundation for balance. The barre aides in alignment and posture.  Blend in Yoga which pushes and pulls the muscles of the body to become lean then all you need is a little chill  time to unplug."

Andrea has had more than 500 TV appearances including, NBC Today Show, Steve Harvey, GMA, CBS, WGN, NBC, and FOX Chicago as well as a contributor to Oprah.com, More Magazine, Reuters Health Report among others and a best-selling book, "Naked Fitness", VanGuard Press.
She is certified  group fitness & personal trainer thru NASM, ACE, ISCA, ESA and a fitness Pro with American Council on Exercise. A certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Specialist with ACE & CHEK, she was runner up for IDEA Trainer of the Year, 2008 as well a nationally recognized speaker and presenter for her inspiring talks about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with 16 Ovarian Cancer survivors.
She is the founder of Studios FUSE, the first fitness collaborative located in Chicago, Health Inspired Events, OmG Silent Yoga, Hang 5 Fitness and Chicago Yoga Space.​

PAUL TOBACK

FOUNDER SPROING

The idea for Sproing began during a run on the beach

– why can’t an exercise machine replicate those soft, challenging, but fun runs?

 

Determined to find an answer, runner and fitness industry veteran Paul Toback, teamed up with another fitness industry veteran, Steve Lenz, to create Sproing.

Prior to inventing Sproing, Paul had been a senior fitness executive for more than a decade. He served as Chairman, president and CEO of Bally Total Fitness, the largest, publicly traded health club company in the world with over $1billion in revenue, 3.6 million members and more than 400 clubs in the US and Canada. Paul co-founded Sproing Fitness studios in 2014 in Chicago. Sproing now has added two studios in Maryland and one in Texas with more on the way! 

Prior to his fitness career Paul was a corporate attorney and worked as Executive Assistant to Chicago’s Mayor Richard M. Daley and in the White House as Director of White House Special Projects and Senior Advisor to the White House Chief of Staff during the Clinton Administration.

REBECCA GAHAN

OWNER KICK@55 FITNESS

Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1997 and spent ten years in IT Sales for Xerox Corporation and Genesys Conferencing. After gaining between 50-65 pounds through each of her three pregnancies, Rebecca designed and created her unique exercise and nutritional program, which transformed her body post-partum. Rebecca then decided to pursue her real passion, helping women regain their pre-baby bodies, and received her certification as a personal trainer through NASM, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, in 2009. NASM certifications are the most sought-after in the personal training industry, as its systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. The organization’s certifications require the most comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Additionally, Rebecca is certified in Pre/Post Natal, Weight Loss Management, and CPR/AED. Rebecca resides in Chicago with her husband and three children, ages 3, 6 and 10. She enjoys chasing after her three very active children, running, traveling, dining out, reading, binge-watching Netflix, girls’ nights out, and eating dessert.

MISSION STATEMENT 

We are four unique fitness studios that will provide the greatest workouts  with luxury amenities. We are building a community for movement, nourishment, celebration and growth of its participants.

Shared resources help reduce carbon footprints, costs and create a better value for the consumer while providing a space to belong.

  

OUR CLIENTS

People who believe in being their best self focusing on exercise, health, nutrition while creating meaningful relationships. The group experiences create an energy that is contagious and provides a framework for success.