Hadley Allen takes fitness seriously. Her clients are her number one priority, but she also makes time to keep herself in top shape for both physical and mental agility.
As a young adult, Hadley became inspired with the human body – how it functions and how to help colleagues and students overcome aches and pains caused by working in their artistic field. Upon graduation from the prestigious The Juilliard School in New York, where she received her B.A. in Music, Hadley plunged into studying Kinesiology and Nutrition. Today, she is certified from the America Council on Exercise (ACE), including post/prenatal fitness and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
With over fifteen years under her belt, Hadley is an accomplished marathon runner, triathlete and trainer. As a trainer, she teaches boot camp, spin, strength training, hardcore cardiovascular classes and is a performance trainer for athletes and triathletes. And, Hadley uses time-tested techniques that have a clear physiological advantage over other exercises, fads and workout routines.
She doesn’t put her clients on a weight machine or treadmill and just count to ten or stare at her watch.
She is actively involved demonstrating and facilitating proper form and safe exercises. Hadley states, “I do not waste my clients time by using techniques that are based on a leap of faith, fads or little scientific proof behind them. I take pride in utilizing battle-tested training concepts and techniques that are timeless and applicable to increased physical well-being.”
Beyond the physicality of her profession, Hadley is especially focused on helping her clients overcome mental barriers and simply feeling good. Be it weight management, stress management or overall mental wellness, Hadley is known for helping her clients achieve health and wellness levels they never knew were possible. Hadley is the rare empathetic trainer who can sense the moment when a client wants to quit, and has a keen intuition for finding just the right key for her clients to unlock their fitness potential.
As Hadley states, “When you work out with me, I want you to understand what parts of your body we’re working, and most importantly, why we are working it that way.”
“When my clients understand what they’re doing, the benefits aren’t a mystery, and so the training sticks. I want my clients to understand their body because a lot of training injuries happen due to myths or lack of understanding of how the body’s anatomy actually works. An informed client is going to be a healthier client.”
While a diehard fitness and wellness trainer, Hadley also has an artistic side. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and she holds a B.A. in Music from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Hadley also studied Arab-Israeli relations as a graduate student in Israel. Her love of the arts extends to poetry, and she can recite the works of her favorite poets, Rainer Rilke and David Whyte, by heart.
Hadley resides in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.