CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With pre- and post-event massages, customized workouts and a special program for competitive runners, Chicago massage therapist and trainer (CHFS) Michal Bak, L.M.T., ( is drawing upon his training and experience as a professional massage therapist, personal trainer and college athlete to help people get ready for athletic events.

“Massage is an integral part of a well-rounded program that includes exercise and nutrition to help anyone from weekend warriors to elite athletes achieve peak performance,” Bak explained. “Through our fitness programs, our clients reach maximum endurance, strength, speed, agility and body composition, which elevates their ability to excel in their sports of choice.”

Bak and his team offer a full range of massage, personal training and nutritional counseling services for athletes at all levels.’s sports massage, including pre- and post-athletic event massage, is developed specifically to give active men and women an edge by speeding up the removal of lactic acid from the muscles, improving the mind-body connection and enhancing other physiological processes.

Clients of Bak’s personal training service receive exercise programs tailored to their needs, along with detailed instruction and goal-setting assistance.

As a former athlete, Bak has a deep understanding of the unique physical and mental strains placed on competing athletes, which puts them at greater risk of developing injuries that could be career-ending or result in a lifetime of rehabilitation efforts. With these considerations, Bak has introduced a special program designed to correct musculoskeletal impairments, muscle imbalances and other physical problems.

Special training and nutritional programs are also available for individuals with existing health issues who are looking to become fit and active.

“Our clients report better concentration, improved sleep, increased flexibility, greater strength and energy, and easier weight loss and weight management,” Bak stated. “We encourage anyone who wants to perform better at sports or in their day-to-day life to add regular massage to their wellness practices.”

About Michal Bak

Michal Bak is certified by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is licensed by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR). Bak graduated from Lindenwood University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in sports and wellness and completed advanced studies at the European School of Massage Therapy in Illinois. Learn more at