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Fitness Instructor: Brandon Lyles


What you can expect from my classes:
I love to help others reach and maintain their fitness goals.  Through my passion for fitness and a leadership role, I look forward to growing with you and continuing to help you meet, surpass and maintain your fitness level by maximizing your level of overall fitness.

My education and certification:
I am a proud Veteran Officer of the U.S. Army Veteran Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves who enlisted as a high school senior in 1999. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science from South Carolina State University in 2006. Prior to joining the Chicago Park District, I worked at industry-leading corporate gyms such as L.A. Fitness.

During my time in the military, while serving as the Physical Readiness Training OIC of his Army Reserves unit, I was responsible for the physical fitness readiness of hundreds of soldiers within the battalion. I also supervised and instructed these soldiers through the Army's transition from its former Physical Training program to its present PRT program. 

My specialty in fitness or nutrition and areas of expertise:
I am a group fitness instructor who specializes in Fitness Boot Camp.  In early 2013, Park District Fitness Instructor  Jake Kolbus (Veteran of U.S. Marine Corps and certified personal trainer) and myself designed and implemented the official exercise curriculum for the Chicago Park District’s Troops for Fitness Boot Camp program. 

My parks and my classes:

Fernwood Park 
10436 S. Wallace St.
Monday 4:30-7:45pm
Tuesday 5-7:30pm
Thursday 5-7:15pm

Teen Power Training
Teen 13-18
Monday 4:30-5:30pm
Class #62467

Cardio Kickboxing
Adult 18+
Monday 5:45-6:30pm
Class #62417

Fitness Boot Camp
Adult 18+
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm
Class #62455

Cardio Kickboxing
Teen 13-18
Thursday 5-6pm
Class #62416

Fitness Boot Camp
Adult 18+
Thursday 6:30-7:15pm
Class #62418



Sherman Park
1301 W. 52nd St.
Wednesday 4:30-8:15pm

Sports Conditioning
Teen 13-18
Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm
Class #62843

Fitness Boot Camp
Adult 18+
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm
Class #62842

Cardio Kickboxing
Adult 18+
Wednesday 6:30-7:15pm
Class #62840

Cardio Kickboxing
Teen 13-18
Wednesday 7:30-8:15pm
Class #62841