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We Focus on Results!

LEAP is the culmination of over a decade of service provided by owner, Matt Durdin, to Chicago as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and nutrition coach.

The previous co-owner of Unrivaled Fitness in Lakeview, his evolution as a fitness professional over the years lead him to the creation of Lakeview East Athletics and Performance.

This exclusive club, offering the best in personal training, team training, and nutrition consultation, enables it's members to feel confident that no matter what their fitness goals may be, they have the ability to accomplish them at the supportive community known as "LEAP."


Matt Durdin

Owner, Coach

Certifications and specialties:


ISSA fitness nutrition specialist

Precision nutrition coach

FMS (functional movement screen)

Pre and post natal



American Red Cross

First Aid/CPR/AED


Will Reeves


Certifications and specialties:

NASM certified PT

Cardiorespiratory Training for Sports Performance

Behavior Change Science

MMA conditioning specialist

Training for Warriors, Cert L1

Power plate

First Aid/CPR/AED 


Amy Johnson


Certifications and specialties:

Doctorate of physical therapy

Baccalaureate of Science in Athletic Training


American Heart Assoc BLS- CPR/AED/ First Aid 

"I believe that as an owner of a successful fitness facility you must think of it as your members' gym and not one of your own.  It is my responsibility to provide LEAP's members with whatever support they may need; the top fitness professionals in the industry, the most effective  programming and highest quality equipment, and a uniquely beautiful environment that gets you excited to come and train.  I fully intend on fulfilling that responsibility!"

"In some way or another, throughout my life I've been immersed in the fitness industry; be it a division 1 hurdler or a certified fitness professional.  As the years progressed, my philosophy has recalibrated  from do what you can to don't stop moving.  The goal is to get you where you want to be.  Be it losing a portion of weight, doing your first pullup, or running a marathon.  Regardless of what it is, let us work together toward getting as close to the goal as possible.  The human body is an amazing piece of equipment and figuring out its potential is not only amazing but a mutually beneficial relationship."

"My education through athletic training and physical therapy has allowed me to work with a variety of ages and fitness levels.  By working with each individual, I've seen how movement can improve one's physical and mental health as well as instill self-confidence.  I believe that prioritizing a healthy lifestyle translates to improving other facets of life."


LEAP's logo symbolizes many things:

  • ROYALTY : We treat our members like royalty.

  • POWER: You have the ability to become the most                               powerful version of yourself at LEAP.

  • HONOR: We are honored to be trusted in helping you                       to achieve your goals.

  •  GREATNESS: You will reach your greatest potential at                                LEAP!

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