Michele Sotak

Michele Sotak


  • Profession: Elite Master Trainer
  • Company: Life Fitness & Hammer Strength

Michele Sotak is a Certified Personal Trainer and is one of three Elite Master Trainers for Life Fitness & Hammer Strength, the global leader of exercise equipment.  Michele conducts 8 hour continuing education workshops on training technique, development, program design and the instructors’ role in client retention for fitness professionals throughout the United States including at Notre Dame, University of Michigan, the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.  She also leads certification trainings for Life Fitness & Hammer at industry conventions such as IHRSA and Club Industry.  

Michele is a spokesperson and sponsored athlete for fitness and wellness brands including Muscle Beach Nutrition, Vital Proteins, COCO5, and is the Chicago Leader for Carbon38 performance fashion and she has appeared in television commercials for GNC and The Great Escape.  She is a Fitness Writer and Journalist and has contributed to media outlets such as Muscle & Fitness, HERS, FitnessRX, Muscular Development and Oxygen Magazines and appeared on Comcast Sportsnet, WGN Chicago, NBC Chicago, and CLTV’s “Healthy Living Chicago” and Chicago Sun Times.

She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Communications.

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