Meet The Team
Mark Cibrario pioneered the business model of independent trainers working for themselves and opened the first of its kind on the North Shore, The Trainers Club, in 1993. Now in it’s fifth location, 28 years later, The Trainers Club is located within a 20,000 square foot functional training mecca.
Mark is a certified personal trainer and strength conditioning coach through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been selected as one of the U.S. top 100 trainers and top 6 in Chicagoland by Men’s Health magazine and the
Chicago Sun Times respectively. Mark has been recognized as an expert in area of functional integrated strength training and functional biomechanics of human movement. He has produced over a dozen educational video products and several educational manuals in the area of strength training. He has been a
sought after presenter for many fitness organizations and has traveled the globe spreading the message of functional integrated strength training as an endorsed Nike representative.
Over the last 5 years, Mark has pursued continuing education from the world renown Postural Restoration Institute. He has blended his knowledge of corrective exercise, breathing or postural restoration,
myo-kinematic restoration, pelvis restoration, along with functional strength training and movement to better serve his diverse client base. Mark’s passion for baseball continues as he plays competitively in the Chicago North Men’s Amateur Baseball League (CNMSBL).
Lina Midla is a highly certified fitness & wellness coach on a MISSION to help women move better, feel awesome, and release anything holding them back!
With a decade in the fitness industry, Lina has explored and trained in many fitness modalities across the spectrum, garnering certifications from CrossFit to Zumba. Her current certifications include: NASM CPT, CFSC, Prenatal & Postnatal CES, and DVRT Levels 1 & 2.
Lina employs the DVRT (Dynamic Variable Resistant Training) system of functional fitness training to ensure that clients don't just get tired, sore, or "gym strong," but create strength that allows them to feel (not just look!) their best. Through DVRT, expert-level coaching, as well as holistic lifestyle support, Lina strives to help each and every client THRIVE within their amazing, demanding, and very full lives.
Brad Thurman is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and a Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance & Wellness from Trinity International University in 2008.
As a lifelong wrestler and competitive athlete, self-discipline and accountability are close to Brad’s heart. He has been working in the coaching and training industry for the last 14 years and loves learning and improving his craft.
His coaching experience started as a wrestling coach at Deerpath Middle School and Lake Forest Academy where he coached for 4 years. He was the Assistant Strength &
Conditioning Coach of the Colorado Thunderbirds for 2 years and worked as the Head Trainer of College Park Athletic Club for the last 12 years.
Brad’s training background includes education from various training organizations such as StrongFirst’s kettlebell and bodyweight distinctions, golf’s Titleist Performance Institute, tennis’ Racquet Fit, and Functional Movement Systems.
Brad understands that the process of training can be challenging without proper mentorship and accountability. He prides himself on developing positive and supportive
relationships and creating solutions for his clients to achieve their goals. Whether you are a competitive athlete or are looking for guidance in how to live a healthy lifestyle,
Brad will be there for you every step of the way.