People You Should Know – Mario Dee

We are excited to launch our first episode of the JessExploring People You Should Know Series! We sat down with Mario Dee, Owner of Chicago Health and Fitness in Hobart, IN to kick things off!

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Mario Dee is a Boston native and owner of Chicago Health & Fitness in Hobart, IN and recently celebrated his 12 year business anniversary. In the interview, we discussed everything from reaching your PR goals, pre workout, to community involvement, to just enjoying the journey. Check out the full interview on our Youtube Channel.

Listen to the Full Interview On Spotify. Click Here.

Starting a gym is not an easy task, but maintaining it successfully is even more challenging. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and passion. Mario Dee has just that. He truly creates an environment that motivates people to achieve their health and fitness goals while feeling like family. I really admired the drive Mario has not only with his family and business, but also with his involvement in the community.

Mario is an active owner at his gym. Although, he can’t effectively commit to personal training full time, he is always on-site to answer any questions and go through a work out. I had the pleasure of Mario taking me through a work out after the interview and he pointed out things I definitely need to be working on and was super helpful in talking me through what I need to do to reach my goals.

Chicago Health in fitness is located at 1435 S Lake Park Ave in Hobart, IN. The gym features PLENTY of exercise equipment, tanning, and personal training. You can also get a protein packed smoothie at the in-house Cafe. (Watch the interview to see what Marios specialty smoothie is!)

The gym is open 24 hours and you can find more information on their Facebook page Chicago Health & Fitness. Visit the gym to sign up and mention the JessExploring video to waive the sign up fee!

See you on the next episode of People You Should Know!

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Author: Jessika Pokropinski

Photographer, Explorer, Business Owner at Rock and Leaf Designs, Blogger at Jess Exploring

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