Janet Balsavich

You can contact me at [email protected]

Verified Cert/Training

About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Graphic Arts Technology, Northern Illinois University
  • AS, pre-engineering, Moraine Valley Community College

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2024-02-29 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2022-02-28 08:00:00 UTC
ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
CHEK - Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 (HLC1)
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
Expires: 2023-05-16 07:00:00 UTC
Peak Pilates - Comprehensive Certification Level I
Expires: 2023-05-16 07:00:00 UTC
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: 2015-10-29 07:00:00 UTC
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
Not Verified

CPR Certified

AHA-Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Expires: 2023-12-28 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$120.00 / hr

Payment Methods


Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • BS Cum Laude, Outstanding Woman Student of Northern Illinois University, Outstanding Technology Student of NIU.

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Blake Baumert on Dec 13, 2014

    I cannot thank Janet Balsavich enough for her help in any pains I have had and knowledge in regards to any other issues that have arisen for myself. Her charming personality and smile invite everyone to get excited to workout even in the early morning hours. I cannot thank her enough for her help and would instantly recommend her for anyone!

  • by Dottie Hemrick on Mar 13, 2014

    I met Jan when I signed up at my health club and I am so glad I did. She briefly gave me her background and I was very impressed by that. But I was equally impressed by her ability to understand me and to understand what I wanted--but also needed. She makes me work and challenges me, but she is also continually evaluating how I feel while I am doing the exercises. Jan motivates me to work harder and to take better care of myself.

    Before working with Jan, I have had continual back problems for over 8 years due to heredity and lifestyle. But since I started with Jan, my back problems have disappeared. I no longer see the pain management doctor, saving me time and money. And I feel stronger after each session.

    I regularly babysit for my granddaughter. With my other grandchildren, my back would hurt picking them up. But even though she is almost a year old, my back health has not been an issue with me because of Jan's exercises.

    I may not always feel like going to Jan's session (if I am feeling tired or lazy), but after I am done, I am always glad I went. In the past, I have never enjoyed working out. But with Jan, it is different. She has given me the tools to work with the machines but also to make better health choices. Again, thanks, Jan!

    Response by Janet Balsavich on Mar 13, 2014

    Thank you for the kind words Dottie! It is a pleasure to work with you and help you to reach your goals :)

  • by Manny du Mont on Apr 20, 2012

    Janet Blasavich is the best trainer who has ever helped me get my body to the point in which I can walk without pain from my arthritis in both knees. I sought a trainer out who understood what it was like to be in the pain I was in from my arthritis, and Janet survived a very bad car accident in which she told she would never walk again! Well, the doctors were telling me I would have to go in for knee surgery more than 3 years ago. Instead, I hired Janet to train me. And she helped build the muscle around my arthritic knees through 2 years of personal training. She truly helped me avoid knee surgery. And now, I am so incredibly grateful for all her hard work with me. She is not only a truly amazing personal trainer, she is one of the most positive people I have met in my life. The combination of the two makes her invaluable!!!

    Manny du Mont

  • by Jennifer Ruth on Apr 08, 2012

    Janet Balsavich is an incredible trainer, especially for people like my husband and I who are past middle age and had never exercised regularly before. Janet does miracles with helping to overcome the aches and pains of aging conditions and medical conditions, and teach you how to really stretch your capabilities without hurting yourself. She is exceptionally positive, friendly, and encouraging and never makes you feel awkward or embarrased about your age, weight, medical conditions, or lack of capabilities. Before long, you start feeling very positive about your capabilities to get fit and to overcome pain, even if you were scared to death to get started with exercise. She is exceptionally attentive and continues to stretch you with each session, but never beyond what you can accomnplish. She teaches you all sorts of tricks to be more effective withy your exercises and to avoid injuring yourself - these are tricks you could never learn on your own just by readinag or watching others. We have been using Janet's services for over a year now and are thrilled with the results!