Michele Sotak is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Expert, and Life Fitness Academy Master Trainer. Sotak works with clients to improve their state of fitness. She creates effective programs that add to the overall health of each person while producing top results. Her specialties include Circuit and Functional Strength Training, TRX, Weight Loss, and Sports Specific Training.
Growing up in Addison, IL, Michele was very active in both dance and soccer. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She is a former professional dancer and member of the Chicago “Honeybears” dance team. She also played starting Kicker and Wide Receiver in the Chicago Bliss women’s football team, and also became the Official Trainer for the team.
Currently, Sotak is one of five Master Trainers for Life Fitness & Hammer Strength, she travels the country to educate customers on exercise equipment. Michele recently traveled the country to teach trainers and fitness instructors at Planet Fitness Clubs, a 12 hour continuing education course on creating member experiences in small group training. She has also conducted fitness workshops at many college campuses including Sonoma State University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, Concordia, UIC, Northwestern, Loyola, and more. Michele can be found demonstrating workouts on Life Fitness & Hammer Strength youtube exercise channel.
Sotak serves as a sponsored athlete for COCO5 all-natural coconut water hydration drink, competing in Pro-Bikini fitness competitions.
Sotak launched ‘Amplify,’ a workout that incorporates strength training and dance in a class type setting. By combining full body strength moves such as squats, deadlifts, planks, presses and pulls with high intensity cardio dance including hip-hop, cabaret, disco, and oldies style, this music pumping, body-jamming experience is sure to be a favorite amongst any fitness enthusiast who loves to dance. Sotak has partnered with Athleta in Chicago to host in-store ‘Amplify’ classes.
She has contributed and appeared in media outlets such as Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness HERS, Chicago Sun Times, Oxygen Magazine, FitandFabliving.com, WGN Chicago, NBC Chicago, and CLTV’s “Healthy Living Chicago.”