Education: University of Iowa
B.S. Health and Human Physiology
Certifications: NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CPT
Birthday: November 3
Meet Antonio Garcia III - your personal trainer and founder of High Rise Performance. Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, Antonio knows exactly what Chicagoans want. Antonio’s athletic career started young in the early days of elementary school. He continued to thrive in competitive sports all the way throughout his university days. Sports like football, baseball, track, and rugby pushed Antonio into the world of fitness. As a teen, he started to take training very seriously. As the years compiled, Antonio had garnered a lot of information in the fitness field.
He attended the University of Iowa to complete his formal education. He graduated with a BS in Human Physiology with a focus on exercise science. While in school, Antonio got a job as a student personal trainer. Since The University of Iowa boasts a top tier recreation and fitness facility, Antonio’s training experience at the Iowa Rec center expedited his real world education.
Upon graduation, Antonio left his student job and continued his fitness career in Chicago. He started training clients at a well established personal training service. The company he started working for focused on high intensity interval training. Antonio began training clients who were looking for a long term fitness solution. His new clients came in a wide range of ages, with many being middle aged or older. This was a stark contrast to the college students Antonio was accustomed to training. Therefore, Antonio has acquired experience working with a large demographic of people throughout his personal training career. This gives him a large pool of previous data to refer to whenever he designs individualized workout programs.
As someone who has mastered a wholistic mastery in fitness, Antonio is the perfect mentor for the average joe who wants to begin his or her own fitness journey. He can also provide lots of value to those who have a bit of training experience. He has plenty of knowledge on how to advance those who are past the beginner stage.
Antonio is the man you want knocking on your door and pushing you through workouts. Don’t put all the pressure of getting in shape on yourself. We can provide the boost you need. Contact us today!
Antonio strongly believes people should be trained to be well rounded in all aspects of fitness. He himself is an embodiment of his own philosophy. In addition to having developed muscles and high numbers on his lifts, Antonio is also extremely flexible and mobile. His strength is functional. After all, what use is working out if the movements don’t benefit you in the real world? By not neglecting the flexibility aspect of his training, Antonio can keep his joints healthy long term. He also strongly preaches cardio and muscular endurance. This is paramount for living a long, healthy life.
Strength and Conditioning
Please check this place out! Great personal training, willing to help you out if you don’t know how to start changing your eating habits and lifestyle. Just give it a try and see what they have to offer. I promise, you will not be disappointed. Realizing having a personal trainer, give you direction and help you with your meal plans and workouts can change your mindset. Also bad habits!
Absolutely amazing, I’ve lost 143 pound in the last 18 months. I didn’t think I would ever be the size I am now. I’ve tried trainers before and always felt like they were just there for a check and never really followed up to make sure I was following my at home regimen. Working with Antonio, he always makes me feel like I’m his only client and randomly follows up with me to make sure I’m staying on track. He pushes me farther and harder than I think I can go which helped me achieve my goals quicker. He continually helps me figure out a meal plan and helped me choose a protein routine that works for me. I plan on stay with High Rise Performance and I don’t plan on stopping
This company helped me change my life! I had been struggling with a weight gain this past fall semester of classes and was struggling to get motivated to start. I was just scrolling throw Instagram and then found High Rise Performance, I reached out to their head Trainer Antonio and we started sessions in January. He is a very passionate trainer and you can tell he really cares about his clients goals, so far i have lost 26 pounds and have seen great results! I have continued to see change even during the quarantine, when it has been hard to stay motivated.He has been such a great positive influence on my life I could not be more pleased. If you are someone who needs help getting started in working with a personal trainer, I high recommend High Rise Performance!
GREAT STAFF, AMAZING WORKOUTS, AND VERY AFFORDABLE!!!
Antonio is a highly experienced trainer that is willing to help you reach all your goals. Very knowledgeable about bodybuilding and fitness and can customize workouts geared towards you. Flexible, motivational, and strives to exceed client expectations. I am very happy of the changes I've seen and cannot be more grateful!
I've been with personal trainers in the past because I have recurring back issues, but none have made me feel like I can accomplish anything like him! He helped me formulate a detailed plan that I was able to keep up with, pushed my limits, and was very encouraging and never made me feel like I couldn't do anything due to any physical constrains. Couldn't recommend this guy enough!!
Antonio is a great motivator, highly competent and constantly updated, available and nice: you can always trust him. Fully personalized workouts, which are renewed every time by adapting to your specific needs: satisfaction over the top!
Antonio is an Awesome Trainer! He tailored my workouts specifically to my fitness goals and was mindful of my injuries. He always went out of his way to ask how I was feeling and went above and beyond to answer my questions outside of our scheduled sessions.