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Welcome to MADE in Lake County! MADE introduces you to the people and stories behind local Lake County businesses. This month it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Becka Nieder, owner of Becka’s Boot Camp in Grayslake.
Becka Nieder of Becka’s Boot Camp
Becka has a degree in Physical Education and Dance Education and certificates in Personal Training and Nutrition. She creates training plans to meet her clients’ needs and trains from her home. Becka lives in Grayslake with her husband Mike, sons Tyler and Jack, daughter Grace, and dog Audrey. The family enjoys spending time at Jones Island Park in Grayslake at the beach, fishing, or just playing at the park.
Where are you from originally?
I am from the south suburbs of Chicago. I was living in Chicago when I took a job at Fitness 19 in Grayslake. I met my husband up here and we stayed put.
What was the catalyst for starting your business?
I love helping people transform their lives and become healthy. In the big box gyms, my job performance was rated on sales and not results. I wanted to work for myself so I can focus on making a difference.
What is the biggest challenge you face in finding a work/life balance?
I am a huge fan of time blocking and find it is a great tool for balancing work and life. I spend quality time with the kids, personal time for myself, and focused work time every day. My problem is when I choose to not plan the day and I multitask with too little productivity.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about your business?
When you invest in boot camp, I invest in you. I am in near-daily contact with clients motivating them, sharing recipes, and reminding them to drink their water.
What makes your business unique?
Being a personal trainer that started doing boot camps, my classes are more like small group training than drill instructor in your face.
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Disclosure: Becka’s Boot Camp is our featured Business of the Month. This series is part of a paid promotion partnership with Little Lake County. If you are interested in featuring your locally-owned business in our series, please contact the sales team.