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Trainer Bios

Erv Domanski, CPT, PICP1

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Erv Domanski is co-owner of Progressive Sports Performance. He has been in the strength training industry for over 10 years as a strength coach to athletes and a personal trainer to the general population. He received his BS in Physical Education from Northern Illinois University. Erv is a Charles Poliquin Level I Certified Strength Coach and is also certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Prior to being a strength coach/personal trainer, Erv also coached high school gymnastics and wrestling. He has an amazing and natural gift for understanding the biomechanics of the human body through motion and a very keen understanding of movements in athletics.
 
Erv is faithful to the fitness industry, as he lives a life of fitness and clean eating. Erv currently holds the 181 pound (82.5 Kg) Submasters American Record in the Deadlift through the AAPF, obtained in November 2007. He also holds four 181 pound (82.5 kg) Submasters APF records in Illinois with a 700 lb (317.5 kg) Squat, a 375 lb (170 kg) Bench, a 600 lb (270 kg) Deadlift and a 1,675 lb (761 kg) Total. He has placed first in his weight class at several meets and has also been honored with Best Lifter. Erv is also in the Top 10 Best Male Lifters, out of all powerlifting federations, for the 181 pound (82.5 kg) weight class in the Deadlift, the Top 20 for the Squat, and the Top 15 for his Lift Total. In April 2008 Erv competed in the AAPF Nationals, where he placed 2nd in the 181 pound (82.5 kg) Submasters Class. He then competed in the AWPC World Championships in August 2008, also placing second.

Erv has coached athletes from the professional, Jr. Olympic, college, high school, and youth levels, in over 10 different sports. He has also coached athletes to World, American, and State Records and currently holds World, American, and State Records in Powerlifting.

Erv has been a Strength Coach for athletes in the following sports:

Hockey, Baseball, Tennis, Volleyball, Fencing, Swimming, Lacrosse, Wrestling, and of course, Powerlifting.
 

Lea-Ann Domanski, MS, CPT, PICP1

Trainer Bios - Progressive Sports Training - leaannyellowLea-Ann Domanski is co-owner of Progressive Sports Performance. She has been in the strength training industry for 10 years as a strength coach to athletes and a personal trainer to the general population. She received her MS from Eastern Illinois University in Exercise Physiology and her BS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Kinesiology. Lea-Ann is a Charles Poliquin Level I Certified Strength Coach, holds the certificate of Biosignature Modulation through Charles Poliquin and is also certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She was awarded the 2012 Rising Star Award by Eastern Illinois University. She has developed programs for all ages including classes for older adults, fitness-based camps for young children, and sport-specific strength classes.
 
Lea-Ann is also faithful to the fitness industry and lives a life of fitness and clean eating. In the past, she has participated in some of the more popular Chicagoland races, such as the Shamrock Shuffle.
 
Lea-Ann is currently focusing more on her personal strength training. Her first Powerlifting Competition was the Illinois APF/AAPF State Meet in March 2008, where she placed first in her weight class for both the APF and AAPF. She also set 3 State Records within her weight class for the APF with a Squat of 308.5 pounds, a Bench Press of 187.5 pounds, a Deadlift of 314 pounds and a Total of 810 pounds. Her 187.5 pound bench press is also a State Record in the AAPF. Her performance in the Illinois State Meet qualified her for both the Nationals and Senior Nationals within the AAPF. Since Lea-Ann's first meet, she competed in the Central Illinois Open where she placed first and tied her previous total or 810 pounds. Next she competed in the Chicago Summer Bash 5 at the end of June, placing first again and improving her squat to 341 pounds, bench to 209 pounds and total to 853 pounds. Lea-Ann is also in the Top 20 Best Female Lifters, out of all powerlifting federations for the 148lb (67.5 kg) weight class in the Squat and Total.

Lea-Ann has been a Strength Coach for athletes in the following sports:

Field Hockey, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Dance, Figure Skating and Soccer.

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