D1 Training introduces its athletic-based fitness concept to the Fox Valley Area

  • Earlier this fall, D1 Training opened its first fitness center in the Chicago area, with a location on Route 59 in Aurora.

    Earlier this fall, D1 Training opened its first fitness center in the Chicago area, with a location on Route 59 in Aurora. Courtesy of D1 Training

Submitted by Marcus Durbin
Updated 11/16/2020 5:26 PM

D1 Training, a leading fitness concept utilizing the five core tenets of athletic-based training, has opened a location serving the Fox Valley area. The group fitness facility employs a sports-science backed training regimen led by certified trainers to help people of all ages achieve their sport and fitness goals. The training center located in Aurora at 403 S. Route 59 hosted its grand opening Sept. 12.

The first D1 Training center in the Chicago area is owned and operated by longtime friends and business partners, Jeffrey Cantieri and Paul Bullard, both of whom wanted to make an impact in their community and help change lives by inspiring and motivating people to reach their fitness and sports goals.


"It's always been a dream of mine to own a business like D1, because it can have such a positive impact in people's lives," said Bullard. "Our facility caters to everyone, whether you're looking to get or stay fit or you're working toward sports-specific goals. We have trainers, known as coaches at D1, that can help people of any age and fitness level -- making sure everyone feels welcome is our top priority."

With safety at a premium, D1 Fox Valley has equipment and procedures in place to ensure all members and employees are protected. D1 Fox Valley has installed brand new HVAC equipment with an ionization system that helps kill germs and they will conduct temperature checks for everyone entering the facility. Equipment will be cleaned every hour and class size will be limited with members being spaced 6 feet apart.

D1 Training Fox Valley offers five age-based fitness programs including Rookie (ages 7-11), Developmental (ages 12-14), Prep (ages 15-18), Boot Camp (adults) and Strength Training (adults). They also offer personal, small group and team training. Each fitness program is based on D1's 5-Star Training philosophy incorporating: dynamic warm-up, performance, strength, core and conditioning, and cool down.

Plus, every workout is expertly-designed by D1's National Training Panel, led by a certified trainer, and built around the concept of periodization which builds week-upon-week to create a well-rounded program targeted to reach specific goals. Some additional benefits of D1's 5-Star Training include utilization of the latest science in training and physiology, 1on1 goal setting and tracking of results, adaptable and personalized workouts, and more.

"Jeffrey and Paul are a passionate and knowledgeable pair making them perfect to bring the D1 Training experience to the Chicagoland area," said the brand's Chief Operating Officer, Dan Murphy. "We're thrilled to welcome them to the D1 family and are confident in their ability to show the Chicago area what they've been missing out on. D1 is a one-of-a-kind fitness experience that's built to help people efficiently reach their fitness goals. Our strong network of franchisees embodies our core values to bring the D1 Training vision to life, and we know Jeffrey and Paul will do just that in Aurora and its surrounding communities."

For more information on D1 Training Fox Valley in Aurora, visit www.d1trainingfoxvalley.com or call (630) 315-0277.

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