CHASING EXCELLENCE

BASE performance and fitness coaches are grown internally, advancing foundational education and accreditations, through movement mastery and technical application for adults and athletes, with the intent of acquiring the ability to execute safe, needs analysis, progression based, customized and results-oriented programs and workout construction

We are in constant pursuit of perfection and master of our craft.

In 2015, Steve opened Right Fit La Grange (BASE), as a Sports & Human Performance training facility to ensure that adults and athletes across the globe, could receive the best in training and programming to empower their lives and “create a more resilient world, educated in movement, fueled by produce and forged in strength”

LEADERSHIP

Steve Gray, B.A., CSCS
Steve Gray, B.A., CSCSFounder and Coach
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Founder & CEO
Fitness and Performance Specialist

Ryan Collins, B.S. CSCS
Ryan Collins, B.S. CSCSCoach
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I was born and raised in Orange County, California; before moving to Hinsdale, Illinois in 2006. Attended Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park graduating in 2011. Then attended The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.

My philosophy to fitness and well-being is that the whole process is not a one size fits all. I strive to make each and every training session with my clients highly individualized, while acknowledging strengths and weaknesses.

My ideal client is anyone who is driven, goal-oriented, and eager to gain knowledge and understanding of the field through my expertise and guidance. My goal for each session is to have my client’s walk out the door discovering something about themselves or how to further better themselves.

I have been in this field and company in some capacity since 2009. Upon graduating college, I joined Base as a full-time trainer specialist in March of 2016. In my 6 years of experience I am constantly gaining priceless knowledge. From a young girl with cerebral palsy, to a middle-aged adult, to a D1 athlete. I believe that my experience in such a vast complexity of clientele has made me a very accomplished specialist in this field.

I believe in Base because of the company’s opportunities to expand, as well as constantly innovate. We are ever-changing, while constantly bettering our systems.

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SENIOR COACHES & MANAGEMENT TEAM

Steve Sagerstrom, B.S.
Steve Sagerstrom, B.S. Coach
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My name is Steve Sagerstrom. I am a Florida born, Chicago raised guy who loves to motivate, inspire and help all individuals meet their fitness and individual needs!

I grew a strong passion in fitness when I was in the early stages of my athletic career. When I played college football, I truly understood the importance and the impact my trainer gave me and how it positively affected my performance on and off the field.

Mixing my love of fitness, with my passion of helping people, I was fortunate enough to find Base and bring both worlds together!

Base has helped me find what I love to do. I get to work with educated, passionate colleagues that all have the same goal of working together to better our clients and athletes. Our community is what makes the job all worth it!

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Kyle Wolfe, B.S.
Kyle Wolfe, B.S.Coach
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Kyle is a former Valparaiso, IN resident and a graduate of Benedictine University in Lisle, IL with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduating, Kyle completed a Sports Performance internship at Acceleration Sports Performance in Naperville where he gained experience working with high level collegiate and professional athlete in their respective sports through many different training modalities

Kyle was a 3-Year member of the Benedictine University Football program, that was cut short following a severe injury to his ankle that set him out; Kyle then joined the Benedictine University Athlete Training staff as a Student Assistant in helping with game and field prep, as well as injury prevention protocols, assistant to therapy sessions, and athlete care on game day.

Kyle started with Right Fit in 2018 where he began as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in Orland Park, getting the opportunity to work with 120+ high level middle school and high school softball players, creating a skill specific training approach for softball players, ages 9-18.

Kyle continued working with Right Fit as they rebranded into BASE Fit Performance, where he has been for 4 years now, becoming the Manager of BASE – Illinois, overseeing all daily operations, scheduling, client care, and all lead conversions, while still being a day-to-day athlete performance coach, along with 1:1 Coaching

In Kyle’s 4 years with Right Fit and BASE, he has gained more than 5,000+ hours of training experience on the floor working with youth, high school and collegiate athletes, as well as adults of all ages; specializing in Functional and Raw Strength training and creating individualized programs for each client walking through the door, and executing performance programs for out ATHLETE Smapp Group program, and becoming the Head Strength Coach for the Nazareth Academy RoadRunners in 2021.

In Kyle’s 4 years with Right Fit and BASE, he has built a book of clients that continue to work with his since he has started, ensuring they are receiving individualized programming and care during each session.

Kyle’s Coaching Philosophy: To provide opportunity to adults and athletes to reach their utmost potential in all aspects of strength, and sport – creating muscular adaptations, teaching of proper technique, and constant motivation and evaluation

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Miguel Sanchez, B.S., CSCS
Miguel Sanchez, B.S., CSCSCoach
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I was raised in Chicago all my life where I grew to love the coffee and soccer. I attended Benedictine University where I was able to pursue my Exercise Sport Science degree and represent the Men’s Soccer program. This is where my first exposure to Strength and Conditioning began.

As a professional, my aim is to make clients I work with to increase athleticism and transfer to competition performance through science-based programming. In addition, I instill values of training grounded in strong work ethic, accountability, and consistency those I work with.  I have 3 years of experience in the field working with youth athletes, general population, high school athletes, and most recently Division I athletes at DePaul University. I hold certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA) and also a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach (USAW-L1).

I have a passion for Olympic Weightlifting, and I plan to participate in a weightlifting meet in the future. During my time away from the gym, I enjoy for the best cold brew at local coffee shops.

I enjoy about having a career in BASE is the team atmosphere and continual pursuit of education from our staff. For that reason, we provide clients with a second to none training experience here in Illinois and it is something I take pride in.

Head Performance and Fitness Coach BASE – Illinois
Head of Internship Program

FITNESS & PERFORMANCE COACHES

Kyra Chessman, BA, NASM, Pn1
Kyra Chessman, BA, NASM, Pn1Coach

Kyra joined BASE in the Summer of 2020, making a decision to leave her home in Nashville, TN, to begin her career in the industry. While new to the field, she has been an avid fitness enthusiast and weightlifter for 6+ years, and decided it was time to acquire practical experience and education in fitness and performance training/coaching.

As a philosophy major, and graduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, NASM personal trainer, & certified Precision Nutrition coach, she is committed to helping BASE expand its wellness platform, providing clients the coaching they need in and out of the facility. By helping individuals find their destination through habit-building, and understanding the power they hold over their feelings and emotions, Kyra believes that each person has the ability to become the best and most resilient version of themselves for the long haul. Kyra is an avid traveler and “foodie” and a true Southerner at heart.

 Brandon Sabanov, B.S., NSCA-CPT
Brandon Sabanov, B.S., NSCA-CPTCoach

Having grown up in an athletic household I tried a ton of sports at a young age and was attracted to Soccer the most. Using my athletic background I thought wanted a career training professional athletes. However I’ve grown to realize there are more people in this world who could benefit from my knowledge of developing movement quality and also increasing their performance.

A few things I value in regards to fitness..1) “More is not better, better is better”- Adding weight to your bar doesn’t mean much if the quality of the movement is poor.  2) Mamba Mentality- In order to be the best you must love the process in achieving the goal you’re striving for. Seeking to be a pro-level fitness Coach for all populations (kids, young adults, seniors, etc) but also able to coach young athletes

Took my first steps in the strength and conditioning industry in 2015 during my time at Joliet Junior College w/ an internship  at X-Treme Speed in Plainfield, IL; completed another internship at LIFT- Chicago after I finished my coursework at Eastern Illinois University to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2019; Worked in a “Big-Box” commercial gym from late 2019-March; left due to  (COVID)

Life outside of work: streaming tv shows, video games, concerts, sports (soccer (A LOT of it), basketball (Bulls), spending time with family

I believe in Base because our main priority is providing babe most memorable experience for  anyone who steps in our walls. Our value of connecting with our clients, containing our education, and creating well-rounded in-house trainers is what keeps us as a top-tier strength and conditioning facility. We are caring, adaptive, and cohesive as a unit continuously looking for growth.

Elise Ingram, BS
Elise Ingram, BSCoach

Elise Ingram

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL

Education: Class of 2013 from Bolingbrook High School

Class of 2017 from Ball State University. Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.

I have been here at Base since 2017 starting as an intern first to complete 500 hours to finish my undergrad.

I was part of the dance poms team and the volleyball team through high school.

I am very family oriented. My family is very important to me. They are my support team whether they disagree with me or not. But that’s family right?! I am very grateful for them because they give me hope and faith that I can achieve anything in life.

My main philosophy about fitness is to help the individual to maintain a healthy lifestyle and promote proper movement. I know it is cliche to say that keeping active prolongs your life but it is true! I am willing to share my knowledge about fitness and showing care whether it’s in the gym or outside of the gym.

I believe in BASE because there is no other gym like us where we are all educated and have experienced working with all populations. I believe that we have a great foundation into providing the best customer service and making sure our clients will be satisfied achieving their fitness goals.

*Fun Facts*

I really don’t have a favorite food. I pretty much like everything haha. My favorite thing to do is listen to music and go dancing 3 times a week. I like biking every other weekend downtown Chicago.  Also I am an all Chicago teams fan!

Holly Miller, BS, CSCS
Holly Miller, BS, CSCSCoach
Elijah Menich
Elijah MenichCoach

SUMMER 2021 INTERNS

Brandon Greifet
Brandon GreifetIntern
Stephanie Ventura
Stephanie VenturaIntern
Jenny Johnson
Jenny JohnsonIntern
Angelo Velino
Angelo VelinoIntern