At Train in Home, we want to be a resource for our clients. We want to share our knowledge of personal training, yoga, pilates, MMA, Krav Maga and Thai Bodywork Massage. Here, you will find downloadable resources, links to educational videos and more for your education and personal use. Thank you for trusting us with your personal fitness goals. We look forward to working with you. Call us to get started with your in-home personal training.

FAQ's & Useful Links

Strength and Resistance Training

Q: (Often asked by women), Will lifting heavy weights make me “bulky?”

A. No. Strength and resistance training will aid in the development of lean body mass, which in turn can help you decrease adipose tissue. This transition will leave you looking more and more lean over time, but moreover, will have a multitude of positive benefits on your internal health. 

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Learn more here:

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is an interesting read: Check it out here: 

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest nonprofit medical practice and medical research group. Discover what they are about here:


Q: What should I eat? 

A: Food. Now I know this sounds like a smart aleck answer, but in its most simple form the answer is: eat food. The problem with our American way of thinking about health and nutrition is that it is fundamentally unhealthy. We read labels and obsess about macronutrients (Protein, Fat, and Carbs) with little or no knowledge regarding how our food effects our body. Real food doesn’t have labels, and there aren’t commercials about the best brand, because “real food doesn’t have ingredients, real food is ingredients” –Jamie Oliver.

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism. Read more here: or Michael Pollen – In Defense of Food / PBS on YouTube.

Jamie Oliver, is a British celebrity chef and restaurateur. He is most known for his typical healthy English cuisine that has garnered him numerous television shows and restaurants. Check out Jamie here: or Jamie Oliver - Food Revolution episodes on YouTube.

John Douillard is a leader and author in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda and sports medicine.   Learn more here: John Douillard – Lifespa / YouTube.

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. Learn more here:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. More here:

Yoga and Pilates

Q: What is the difference between Yoga and Pilates? Which is best for me?

A: Yoga focuses on integrating the mind, body and soul which makes yoga more of a lifestyle than a workout, whereas Pilates focuses more on elongated postures and a well sculpted body. No one form of exercise suits everybody, and with stress being a major contributor to the decline of our health, a combination of both can be beneficial to the majority of the population.

The Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit association representing yoga teachers, schools and studios. Read more here:

Yoga journal is the ultimate destination for yoga pose how-tos, practice videos, meditation tricks, healthy lifestyle tips and more. Learn here:

Balanced Body provides Pilates instructor training, CoreAlign® instructor training, and continuing education opportunities that are stimulating, personal and deeply rooted in the art and science of movement. More here:

Self Defense & Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning

Q: What is Krav Maga?

A: A real world/reality based self-defense system that can help us to identify potential dangers and how to react efficiently and effectively based on our instinctive movement patterns during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter.

Jarrett Arthur & Jennie Trower are two of the world's leading Krav Maga experts in self-defense & safety for women, moms, childcare providers and kids. Learn about them here:

Alpha Krav Maga is a unique, rapidly expanding and ever-evolving Israeli Self Defense System designed to empower people of all walks of life. Get some moves here:

TOP LEVEL MMA in Niles, IL offers training in a wide variety of disciplines which is known as mixed martial arts (MMA). They specialize in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Wrestling, Boxing and Yoga. Book a class here:

Check out Jarrett Arthur below, one of our personal favorites.