Meet the LifeStyles Training Team


Janet O'Hara

At age 38, I put my third child on the bus for kindergarten and began a walking program, determined to shed the 30 lbs I'd packed onto my 5'6" frame. My efforts paid off in a gradual loss of 18 lbs., leaving me pleased, but not entirely satisfied. Strength training, and an overhaul of my eating habits took me the rest of the way. My "defying gravity" workouts, as I call them, brought me to a level of strength, leanness, and muscle definition I’d never even had in my twenties. The health benefits gained from exercise and good nutrition are available to anyone willing to apply consistent effort. As a trainer, it is my joy and privilege to educate, motivate, and encourage my clients to "Go for it!!" Feel better, look better, move better. I can show you how. See what your body can do!

Gail Hickman

Gail Hickman has been training in the Chicago western suburbs since 2008. She is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) trainer and has special training in Tabata Bootcamp, functional training, strength and conditioning. After having been a gym member and recreational runner since the age of 18, Gail left the corporate world to pursue a career as a personal trainer. With a passion to provide others with the tools they need to meet their goals. Gail provides one-on-one, small & large group training, and started a running group for all level runners to provide guidance, motivation and accountability. Gail has participated in and trained others in various types of races including the Warrior Dash obstacle race and a 200 mile relay from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL. She enjoys high intensity interval training as well as basic strength and conditioning. She believes in a healthy diet to coincide with the right training design to fit each individual client based on their needs and abilities.

Jutta Gohl

My passion for exercise started at age 12 in Germany with gymnastics and weights. I have been training myself for 20 years and others for 12 years. It’s truly my life’s passion to have fun working with my clients; watching them get results and achieve their goals.

Emily Janus

Emily’s love for fitness began when she stepped into her first Turbo Kick class 10 years ago.  After reaching a goal of losing 100 pounds, she became certified to teach group fitness so that she could show others that fitness can be fun.

She has since become certified in 15 different group fitness formats, health coaching, and personal training. Emily enjoys helping others reach their goals through exercise and behavioral changes. No matter where you are on your wellness journey, she is committed to helping you reach your goals by providing motivation and accountability. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Management and spent over 15 years working in finance prior to making the shift to fitness.