I'm Mark Banter, Lead Trainer and Founder of Thrive Sport & Fitness Solutions. I have spent my life training and studying under some of the best trainers & nutritionists in the country, the pioneers like Dr. Robert Gruskin, Dr. Frederick Hatfield, Dr. Jan-Olav Henck, John Parrillo and many others.
My job is to educate, supervise and motivate each & every client so that their dreams become reality.
* CFT Level II
* International Science Association
* National Academy of Sports Medicine
* National Federation of Personal Trainers
* United States Weightlifting Federation Coach
* APEX Nutrition Consultant
Jesse is a Parrillo Certified Personal Trainer
Spencer joined the Thrive Sport and Fitness Solutions team to help better the lives of goal oriented motivated individuals seeking to become better.
Through education, motivation, and an insatiable desire to see others excel, Spencer strives to unlock their inner potential to change their own lives.
Spencer is a Parrillo Certified trainer
NFPT certified trainer
Contact information: 219-775-4459
Josh started personal training in his undergraduate career at Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he worked as a personal trainer and earned his bachelors in Exercise Science. While earning his degree, Josh played NCAA Division I basketball for the Jaguars, where he earned a starting role his sophomore year and traveled the country playing on a national stage.
Josh then attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020, along with becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. Josh has a strong interest in sports medicine and orthopedics, and plans to pursue a board certified specialization in orthopedics in the coming years. Josh has experience working as a physical therapist in skilled nursing, college athletics, neurology, and outpatient orthopedics. Josh enjoys working with people and believes a foundational strength and conditioning program should be a staple for every person, young or old.
Josh is also a native to Northwest Indiana, growing up in Cedar Lake and attending Andrean High school.
· Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis
· Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
· Doctor of Physical Therapy – Washington University in St. Louis”
Jake grew up in Northwest Indiana and has been an athlete for the majority of his life. A graduate from Lake Central High School Jake played Varsity football which led to Anderson University to play football there. Jake later attended Purdue University Northwest where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a focus on Exercise and and Nutrition.
Jake is a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE. He is currently working on obtaining his Strength and Conditioning Certification through NSCA.
Jake's goal is to help people of all ages achieve a healthier life, and to get young athletes to reach their goal of playing their sport at the next level and to the highest of their abilities.
Contact Information - (219) 629-2333 Call or Text
Graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University
Her life changed completely in 2009 when she went from inactive and overweight, to educated, fit, and strong.
Her sense of responsibility fuels her passion for raising awareness and providing vision, while encouraging others to help raise each other up.
Her personal life goals and interests underscore her belief that “to whom much is given, much more is expected”.