OUR COACHES

Steve

Steve Hlavac

CSCS Coach, Director of Training

Steve Hlavac, CSCS graduated from North Central College in 2012 with a BA in Exercise Science. After graduating, he became certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and is currently finishing up his EXOS Performance Specialist Certification. The CSCS certification is the only certification recognized by professional organizations like the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, etc.

Steve was a two-sport athlete in college, earning eight varsity letters in both football and baseball. As a wide receiver, Steve is currently the North Central College football record holder for most career receptions and most career receiving yards.

While at North Central, Steve completed two internships. His first internship was completed at Xtreme-Speed, and his second internship took place at the White Sox Training Academy.

Steve currently runs his own training facility in Naperville called Beyond Measure Training. His training facility is designed to meet the needs for athletes and adults seeking personal training and nutritional guidance.

Steve has experience training athletes of all ages and abilities. He coaches NFL Combine prep, as well as Strength and Conditioning for high school, college, and professional athletes.

What do you like to do when you’re not whipping people into shape?

I really like to read and play golf in my spare time (not at the same time). Every once and a while I’ll spend some time drawing portraits.

Who do you look up to & why?

To name a few: Mike Boyle, Todd Durkin, Martin Rooney, Rick Mayo, Thomas Plummer, Eric Cressey. These guys are all successful entrepreneurs and have earned everything they have. They also have everything in perspective in terms of how they have gotten where they are.

What Superhero would you be & why?

Superman. He’s got superhuman strength and he inspires people to strive to be better than what they are.

What does the BMT culture mean to you?

I love the energy that you feel when you walk in and see everyone working hard and having fun!

Guilty Indulgence?

Quesadillas. Don’t leave me a lone with a plate of those things.

HOMETOWN?

Naperville

Favorite exercise?

Dumbbell Snatch

Least Favorite exercise?

Heavy Sled Push

Kate

Kate Hlavac

AFPA Coach, Director of Nutritional Support

Kate Hlavac graduated from North Central College in 2012. It is there that she found her passion for nutrition and coaching.

Kate was a pitcher and DH for the North Central College Softball team. Throughout her time at North Central, she competed in 3 NCAA regional championships. During her high school career she received numerous accolades including: All-Area, All-Region, and All-State honors.

Kate is First Aid, CPR, AED, and AFPA certified with a specialization in children’s fitness. Kate is also “Training For Warriors” certified under the tutelage of Martin Rooney and is currently being Precision Nutrition Certified.

Kate specializes in creating nutritional programs for individual athletes as well as teams in order to help them optimize their training results.

She is the Director of Nutritional Support and a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Beyond Measure Training.

What do you like to do when you’re not whipping people into shape?

I love to write, sing, dance, go to musicals, take long bike rides, golf, and decorate.

Who do you look up to & why?

My mom and dad because of how kind, compassionate, and hardworking they are. I am so thankful they’ve taught me how to take responsibility for my own life, accept where I am in every moment, and push me to be 1% better every single day.

What Superhero would you be & why?

I would be a combination of Wonder Woman and Batman. I’ve wanted to be Batman since I was like 5. Wonder Woman is a perfect example of a strong, independent woman who can out run the boys and Batman is an every day citizen that uses his smarts, money, and physical ability to give/help those in need.

What does the BMT culture mean to you?

Family. You can just feel the love and support that all of our members provide for each other every single day.

Guilty Indulgence?

Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Pizza and Tiramisu

HOMETOWN?

Good ole’ Coal City, Illinois

Favorite exercise?

It’s a toss up between the Barbell Glute Bridge and the Turkish Get-up

Least Favorite exercise?

I have a love/hate relationship with the Barbell Front Squat

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