Val Hahamy

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-9331

The fitness industry first caught my eye in 1983. I began as a group exercise instructor and transitioned to a personal trainer in early 1996. At Taylor YMCA and Highland Park Hospital Health & Fitness Center (now known as Sky Fitness) I also held managerial positions.

My personal training certification is through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and in 2009 I completed my Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification through The Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI). Other certifications I have are, Body Flow (aka Centergy), Resistance Training Specialist, First Aid, CPR, and AED. I have also been a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association since 2002. I volunteer my time working with The American Cancer Society, Rosewood Care Center, and Boy Scouts of America.

I have a particular interest in giving lectures and workshops to corporations and schools and implementing small group and partner training. My focus is to bring wellness to the forefront of our society, in order to combat stress, anxiety, injury, disease, and obesity.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Mass Communication and Interpersonal Communication, Illinois State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Feb 28, 2020
RTS - Resistance Training Specialist®
Cancer Exercise Training Institute - Cancer Exercise Specialist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 07, 2019

Additional Information


$70.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Corporate/Public Speaker on Health & Fitness
  • Director, Coordinator, and Presenter of "For the Health of It" a six part series of lectures and workshops.
  • Volunteer for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America

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