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we're more than just a gym

Fitness isn't a one-size fits all endeavor. It's not a singular path. We're all different – from the way we wake up in the morning, to the days we lead, to the ways we enjoy moving. That's why we offer a variety of services that can be individually tailored to meet you where you're at. We don't expect you to lift above your range, exclusively consume protein, or take your body to unhealthy limits.

We do expect you to train hard, enhance the culture we've built, and laugh at Alberto's dad jokes.

about us

At Level Up, we believe that fitness is a lifelong journey that should always prioritize sustainability, accessibility, and enjoyment. We understand that everyone has unique goals, lifestyles, likes, and dislikes, so we take the time to listen to your needs and create a personalized plan that challenges you while meeting you where you're at.

Alberto specialize in improving your body's function, balance, and mechanics to prevent injury and enhance performance. He's passionate about helping you achieve real, lasting change, whether you're a recreational athlete, general fitness enthusiast or a person over 50. Alberto's ultimate goal is to empower you to be stronger and perform better so you can fully enjoy every aspect of your life.

You'll not only receive expert coaching but also valuable knowledge to take your fitness to the next level.

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Alberto Padilla

Co-Founder + Strength Coach
Poliquin Level II Performance Specialist

As a scrawny kid from a tough neighborhood in Chicago, fitness was my refuge, my outlet, my aspiration to become better a version of myself. It imbued me with a deep sense of purpose that still drives me today. I've dedicated my life to mastering the art and science of fitness, honing my skills through grueling years of competition, study, and practice. I've pushed my body to the limits, spending six years as a competitive boxer and a decade perfecting the martial arts. And along the way, I've earned a slew of certifications, each one a testament to my unwavering commitment. But it was in 2015, when I became a certified sports performance specialist, that I truly found my calling. Now, I use my knowledge and experience to help others achieve their own fitness goals, inspiring them to push themselves harder than they ever thought possible

I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to training, as each person has unique needs and goals. Instead, I focus on identifying your weak points and creating a custom plan to build a solid foundation ensuring that you get the results you're looking for. My approach emphasizes the use of scientifically-proven techniques and methodologies to help you achieve optimal results. With my coaching, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality guidance and support in your fitness journey. When I’m not coaching clients, working on my business, or boxing, I love spending time with my 2 kids and exploring the beautiful Northwest with my family.

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amelia Padilla

Co-Founder + Strength Coach
Girls Gone Strong Certified Coach

I grew up relatively active, climbing trees & fences , doing sports here & there. My main love was acrobatics, until I injured my knee. It wasn't until my 20s that I got back into exercise, but for all the wrong reasons, to be small & skinny. Fortunately, I found strength training & realized my passion for strength!

I love all aspects of healthy living, from growing my own food, to studying biology and chemistry. I actually have a Master's of Science in Chemistry from Northwestern because I thought I wanted to heal the environment through green chemistry.

Although, I don't do chemistry anymore, I have a love for science, data and analysis, which I bring in to my coaching & training methodology.

I am on a mission to get weights in to every woman's hands. To help women embrace their strength physically & discover how it can not only transform their body but their mind!

I've realized after years of experience that restricting calories and cardio-style training wasn't effective in the long run - if anything, it detracts from our health. I coach every client how to eat more & to fuel their body, not beat it down.

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Lauren V.

I’ve been training with Alberto for a couple of years now. I was coming off a serious medical setback and looking to regain my strength and sense of control over my body and health.  Alberto’s been amazing at helping me work around various health issues while continuing to get stronger and keeping me motivated.  I never thought I’d be able to 1/3 of the things we’ve done together - he’s encouraging and knowledgeable, listens incredibly well, all while pushing you to achieve your personal best.  He’s just an awesome trainer and an awesome person!

Larissa Fransen

Alberto is an excellent trainer. He is super knowledgeable, takes the time to listen, and is encouraging and motivating. His sessions are fun and challenging, and I have noticed significant results from his workouts. He has helped me get strong after a nagging running injury, and I have learned how to work out with heavy weights in a way that is safe and effective for my body and my long term fitness goals. He's the best!

Bri P.

I have been training with Alberto for over a year now, and my experience has been a wonderful one. I went to him not really knowing what I wanted out of going to the gym. I just knew I was getting bored with my routine, and was needing to switch things up! Since then I have developed a better understanding of lifting and how to have good form. A great perk, of course, is getting/feeling stronger!I highly recommend Alberto to anyone who is in need of a trainer who cares, and knows exactly what he's doing and why! :)

Erica Ellingsen

Because of training with Alberto, I have seen significant improvements in my physical health and strength. Before I started training with him I had little to no muscle definition and now regularly get complimented on looking fit. Alberto is amazing at knowing how to push you in your ability range and by push, I mean nothing but positive reinforcement. He's a great listener, motivator, and is always considerate of how you are feeling each day you walk into the gym and trains accordingly. When I first started seeing Alberto I lived close to our gym. I have since moved further and but have no interest in changing to a closer gym because of how much I enjoy working with him.


Since I have been working with Alberto, my life has changed tremendously! I was looking for a personal trainer whose philosophy centered on a holistic approach to health: body, mind and spirit. Alberto's holistic approach informs his individualize strength training programs. He is attentive to form, technic, and possesses the wisdom to know when I am at my limit, and even then he challenges me to go a little bit further. Awesome! I don't try give excuses because he holds me accountable for my success.  I enjoy working with Alberto so much that I have moved from twice a week to four days a week.  If your goal is to get healthy, strong, and you want it bad enough, join the Strength Society!

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