Executive & Management Team

GhFitlab Founder Greg Hachaj

Greg Hachaj

Founder

Greg began his professional soccer career at 15 in Europe. After moving to the United States, he became a championship bodybuilder. At each step of his athletic career, he learned from some of the worlds best coaches, doctors and trainers how our bodies work, how to achieve maximum physical performance and how our physical well-being can often determine our mental well-being.

After realizing that bodybuilding was not only going against what he had learned about health, but that he himself was extremely unhealthy, Greg stopped focusing on building the biggest muscles he could and instead began to build his health. He soon began teaching others what he had learned. He quickly became a top trainer in Chicago and soon had enough demand for his help that he opened his own 9,000 square foot facility in 1997. Read More

GhFitlab Founder Mark Grozman

Mark Grazman

Founder

Mark met Greg while suffering from chronic back pain. He was a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist in the social impact space. His past work has included helping Bosnian refugees under the auspices of USAID, guiding former Soviet governments after the fall of communism, giving voice to a new generation of leaders in Poland through the internet and empowering consumers to make better healthcare choices while lowering costs.

In 2006, when his back pain began severely affecting his quality of life and his work, he met Greg. Greg helped him transform his body and his life. In 2009, Mark became a partner at GhFitlab.
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Together Mark and Greg concepted GhFitlab, where Mark’s
social impact work and Greg’s genius with the physical body
come together to change the way people
look at exercise.

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Uri Heller

Director, Health Intelligence

Uri most recently was chair of counseling at Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. His research interests focus on personality factors and life success. He developed a personality profiling system for U.S. franchisors to help them recruit franchisees and for the U.S. Army to use while hiring civilian employees. Applying the same strategy for GhFitlab, Uri developed Health Intelligence, a process to better understand how clients can most effectively meet their personal goals and how their GhFitlab coaches can best facilitate these successes.

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Ilene Siemer

Director, Public Relations

After securing a journalism degree, Ilene spent 20 years in consumer marketing working for many of the most successful brands in the world. She came to GhFitlab to manage the branding and marketing and loves working for a small company utilizing her communication and marketing skills to help change people’s lives.

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Nick Rubel

Manager, Glenview, Team Development

Nick came to GhFitlab from AthletiCo, where he was the head athletic trainer for Chicago’s WNBA team, the Chicago Sky and the athletic trainer liaison for the Chicago Bulls. He has also worked with US Soccer national teams, including the Chicago Fire. He has an undergraduate degree in athletic training from Loras College, where he was also on the cross country and track teams.

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Erin Ekeberg

Manager, Client Experience

As a Division 1 women’s soccer coach at Northwestern University, Erin learned that to be most effective, she needed to study her athletes and understand their motivations, their fears, their goals and their thought processes. She brings those same techniques to her clients at GhFitlab. During undergrad at Northwestern, she was captain of the soccer team. She received her law degree from Georgetown before returning to coach at her alma mater.