Personal Training

Ready to Get Serious About Achieving Your Fitness Goals?

Get that extra push you need with a specific fitness program designed especially for you! Your personal trainer will be with you for every workout, and you will be guided in a safe, encouraging manner to help you be your very best. Take the next step in your fitness routine, and let our personal trainers motivate and educate you to reach your goals!


Personal Training Packages

You will get a customized training plan with one of our Certified Personal Trainers. Training packages are available in 30 minute and 1 hour sessions. Email slim@gepark.org for more info. Please note, the rates for some trainers may vary from those posted below. M = Member; NM = Non-Member. *Fees are listed per person.

# of Sessions30-Minutes (1 Person)1 Hour (1 Person)1 Hour (2 people)*
One$29M/$49NM$45M/$60NM$35M/$45NM
Three$84M/$126NM$130M/$175NM$100M/$135NM
Six$150M/$225NM$255M/$340NM$188M/$245NM

Meet Our Personal Training Staff


  • Eric Su

    Like many personal trainers, Eric Su played a lot of sports as a young man. But after breaking an ankle, which required surgery to repair, he spent time in physical therapy to further his recovery. “Physical therapy opened my eyes to how I could help people,” said Su, a Personal Trainer for Ackerman SFC. “I decided to learn more about how I could make it a career.”

    Su serves a wide spectrum of clientele, and is proud of his success stories. “I specialize in a more functional-based strength program, with cardiovascular conditioning. That means I have clients use their bodies as machines instead of using actual machines. I create and design workouts using tools like straps, free weights, and stability balls,” explained Su.

    Su offers the following advice to anyone wanting to get healthy and fit: “Go into it with a positive and specific mindset,” he said. “This is a lifestyle, not a “quick fix”. There’s a process, and the mindset will give you long-term results, not just instant gratification.”


  • Patti Lawler

    Patti is a NESTA Certified Personal Trainer with over 10 years’ experience. She also holds certifications in AFAA Group Exercise, TRX, and Insanity. Patti has a passion for helping clients on their journey towards a healthier lifestyle, from teenagers looking to tone up or reach athletic goals to seniors looking for more functional ways of life. She pays close attention to understanding her client’s needs based on a health assessment that identifies injuries, physical limitations, and the past, present, and future of each client’s fitness.

    Patti believes that the key to success is consistency and creates routines that are fresh, exciting, and unique to help keep clients motivated and looking forward to each session.


  • Stan Emmert

    As a kid I loved basketball, track and field, and competition in general. My fascination with training began around fifth grade when I first saw the muscle, boxing and martial arts magazines. I promptly went to the library and checked out all the books I could get on calisthenics (that’s what exercises were called then). It is body weight fitness now. Two years later I bought a 110 lb. weight set with my birthday money and I was off. Learning and training.

    Now my interest is in helping all ages improve their abilities to stand, walk, run, jump, and move better. My first concern is to assess your posture and gait to help you understand how your daily movement patterns can hinder or improve your quality of life. I am constantly researching and testing the latest training methods. I have seen many fitness and nutrition fads come and go. There is a lot of marketing out there. I will help you sift through all this information and create custom programs based on your needs and current physical status. It is never too late to start!

    I have trained hundreds of clients from eight to eighty-five in New York and Chicago for many years. I have ACE and NASM certifications for personal trainer and performance enhancement. You may often find me on the basketball court working on my shot. My other interests are drawing, reading and creating music. My specialties include:

    • Senior Fitness – Mobility and Balance
    • Weight Management – Cut Through the Hype
    • Strength Training – Everyone Needs Strength
    • Speed and Agility Training – For Athletes


  • Mike Nishimura

    Mike Nishimura is a certified personal trainer with over 16 years of experience in the fitness industry. He works closely with his clients to develop programs that increase strength, flexibility, agility, aerobic capacity, reduce body fat, and most importantly, improve self-image and confidence. He caters his programs to address a client’s needs and to increase functionality for the activities of daily life. Mike specializes in:

    • Boxing Conditioning
    • Sports Performance Improvement
    • Muscular Strength Improvement
    • Cardiovascular Fitness
    • Physical Therapy Exercises and Rehabilitation
    • Nutritional Guidance
    • Weightlifting Techniques and Form