Ratio 1:1 is run by a dedicated husband and wife team whom will empower you with the discipline necessary to adopt a healthier life style. We have the most comprehensive and in-depth programs available. In addition to our personalized cardiovascular, weight training, toning, and nutritional programs we are also renown for enhancing your mental motivation.

If you are not satisfied with the quality of your health, your physique, lack the mental motivation to do something about it, and want the most progress in the least amount of time, you need to join Ratio 1:1 - the South Suburban premiere private fitness training facility!

In 2006, Chicago was ranked as the #1 fattest city in the nation by Men's Health and Fitness magazine. Aesthetics aside, a long list of health-related problems accompany this unflattering title: high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, arthritis, heart disease and strokes, to name a few. These health problems know no age barriers, befalling youth as well as senior citizens. Clinical studies have proven that lifestyle changes drastically improve, and in some cases cure, these problems - and Ratio 1:1 can help!

Ratio 1:1 was created to offer an alternative to overpriced and ineffective private personal training programs. We achieved this goal by combining customized training programs with the new age technology of nutrition and supplements. We offer affordable weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payment plans.

We started in 1998 as a private studio providing our clients with the best in qualified trainers, body analysis, nutritional programs, and healthy prepared meals-to-go. We use only state-of-the-art equipment including Nebula, Quinton, Nautilus, Cobra, Lifecycle and Stairmaster. Our goal was to provide our clients with an atmosphere not found in big health clubs and gyms. To that end, we eliminated all of the negative experiences our that clients had had, such as long term contracts, inexperienced staff, vulgar music, and inappropriately dressed patrons.


Alexandria Harris

Hey everyone!!! My name is Alex and I am one of the newest personal trainers at Ratio 1:1 Fitness. I am a lupus warrior that wanted to make a lifestyle change for my overall health. It was a challenge, but I pushed through the obstacles. I started my weight loss journey in 2017. I lost 65 pounds in 9 months. I first changed my food intake and then I focused on my workouts. I studied the target areas of my body and from there I was able to lose a substantial amount of weight. During the pandemic I instructed zoom workouts two to three times a week, and my clients followed a step-by-step eating plan. I’m so excited and very appreciative of this new journey that I am embarking on at Ratio 1:1 Fitness because I have acquired a strong passion for helping people achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. “Let’s do this together!”

David Coleman

Hello, my name is David Coleman and I am elated to be apart of the Ratio 1:1 family. One thing about me that you may notice in person is that I recently retired from the military. I am proud of my military career because I finished as an NCO (sergeant), which is known as the backbone of the United States Army. My passion for fitness began as a kid admiring the physiques of comic book heroes. I am not trying to look like Superman; however, the reason why I train is to achieve the best physique that I can. This goal doesn’t not have an expiration date and I strive every day to give my best time I step in the gym. I am thrilled and excited to have the skills and talent to help clients achieve outstanding results. See you soon!



Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But our body analysis techniques help describe the amount and distribution of fat and lean muscle tissue in your body.

We employ a combination of girth (circumference) measurements and skinfold tests (using specialized calipers) to determine your body composition. Our body analyses are highly accurate. They also provide a way to track your progress. We track your progress by taking pictures, girth measurements, and skinfold test every 6 to 8 weeks.


We know that one-size-fit-all and fad diets don't work. Our nutritional programs are personalized especially for you. Since they are designed around the foods that you like to eat, you are more likely to follow the plan.

New Clients: There is a one-time fee of $75.00 that covers the initial body analysis and the nutritional program.


Each one-on-one session is customized to the needs and goals of the client. A typical session may include warm up, exercises for the abs, strength training, cardio, stretching, etc.


Did you know that massage therapy boosts your immune system? It does that and much more. It is also a natural pain reliever as it releases endorphins. Massage therapy also: eases medication dependence; exercises and stretches weak, tight, or atrophied muscles; helps athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts; and, more.

We recommend getting a massage every 4 to 6 weeks. A one hour massage is only $80.00.


1 to 9 sessions

($50 per session)

10 sessions

$450.00 ($45 per session) 1/2 down, balance two weeks later

One time set up fee $75.00.

One hour massage $80.00.*Recommended every 4 to 6 weeks.


"I have been a client of Ratio 1:1 off and on for the last 12 years. I have gone to several other trainers, some with years of experience, some just starting out, female and male. My greatest results have been with Ratio 1:1, Earl Bell as my trainer and mentor. It’s not a gym. It is more than just show up for an hour session, workout and you’re done. NOT!!! The workout is just part of the session. You are motivated, encouraged, challenged, and given guidance. Your session is always a one-on-one experience, which, for me makes a world of difference. I do not have to think about how long to stay on the treadmill, how many reps to do, or if I am doing this correctly. I am guided by my trainer. During my session, my goals are discussed and my doubts are removed. I realize when Chie says "It is Not an Obligation it is an Opportunity" it is a true statement. The opportunity to be the best that I can be physically, which makes me better mentally. And with that, I realized as long as GOD continues to breathe life into me, I have the Opportunity to control my weight, control what I put in my mouth, improve my health, feel better, look better, be better! I’m not where I want to be yet, but I am a WHOLE lot better than I was: lower blood pressure, no swollen ankles, down two pant sizes, and I feel fantastic!!! Oh, did I mention I look good too!!! Feeling good about myself has lead me to constantly pass a word of encouragement, a word of self-approval, a word of hope, and most important a word of self-love goes a long, long way. Who knows, my words of encouragement may just be the words some young girl needs to hear when she looks in the mirror, and feels less than she should about herself. "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14), I can do this!"

- Barb Fletcher

"I've lost over 40 lbs and many inches. I've gained definition in my arms that I've never had. My entire body is in better shape than it's been in a long time (if ever). I really enjoy training at Ratio 1:1. It's like a small family that inspires each other. Chie is not only my trainer. She inspires and motivates me to want to do better. She cares about the "whole" person inside and out."

- Joyce Edwards

"Deciding to make a change in my life where my health is concerned is the best decision that I could have ever made. It has been worth absolutely every penny! Yes, it is a sacrifice but I feel like I am worth it. My health is worth it! From the first day that I walked into the facility for my consultation with Chie, she has been teaching me ever since. She trains and teaches me what I need to do to get in shape and also discusses my food intake on a consistent basis. For me, once I get started with the exercising, that has always been the easiest part. But the eating, the eating is where I struggled. She gave me a simple 1 page nutrition guide and I used that to get myself started and it really worked. To this day I still follow it. Now do not get me wrong, I still enjoy life (wink), I just make better choices more often and I am proud to say it shows! I feel like I am on a new life journey and I am excited for what is yet to come. In addition to the great support from Chie and Earl, the gym has a positive and professional environment. I appreciate the camaraderie and encouragement from others that work out at Ratio 1:1. Having an enjoyable place to go and workout is a bonus."

- Dayla Randolph

"After losing 33 pounds on my own, I was unable to progress any further in my quest for weight loss and fitness. After almost 18 months of seeing no results, I convinced myself that I was just "Big Boned" and was meant to remain a size 18. In a last ditch effort to try weight loss, I tried measures such as kick boxing, etc. But could not find a place close enough to my home that would facilitate good attendance after working all day. After trying to locate a cardio kick boxing class other than at Bally's close to home. On the Internet, I bumped into the website for Ratio 1:1. I placed a phone call to the gym and left a message. My phone call was returned by no other than Miss Chie herself. After an intense and in-depth consultation, I decided to try her in December of 2005. Do not believe any of that stuff that you may have personally read about how sweet Chie is. While she truly loves her job as a personal trainer, Chie is not happy until every ounce of energy that I have in me is drained, and then she wants a little bit more. She has pushed me beyond levels that I ever thought were attainable. She is sincere and dedicated and well worth the price."

- Pam Morris

"When I first began training with Chie, I was so out of shape, not to mention my cholesterol being elevated along with not having any energy whatsoever. She was so caring and supportive of my weightloss and fitness goals, she frequently checked in with me regarding my water and dietary intake. I have had a couple trainers in the past who did not have this genuine interest in me. I value this as a very positive trait in a personal trainer who gets to know my strengths and weaknesses as a client. It is wonderful that she has "lived" my experience and continues to deal with maintaining her own physique everyday. This way she is very understanding of my needs as a woman who is trying to improve her health. It is so wonderful to have someone to cheer for me after losing 10 lbs in 2 months along with many inches (forgot how many!). Along with many people at work noticing my weight loss, dropping approximately 100 points on my cholesterol in the same amount of time, and the fact I have a lot more energy now has motivated me to continue working towards my weight loss goals by coming in faithfully for my 2 workouts weekly. Even though my workouts with Chie are tough, it is comforting to know that when I come in to the gym that I will have someone that I know who is always there to get me through them in an "one to one" fashion."

- Pat Cristofano

"I discovered Ratio 1:1 after being advised by my doctor that my cholesterol count was 385, my blood pressure was too high, and I was developing type 2 diabetes. My doctor stressed that proper diet and exercise was needed. After trying numerous methods to lose weight which included fad diets, working out with other personal trainers that were not personal at all. I was frustrated because these methods were not working. Then I found Chie, and after 6 months, my life changed. My cholesterol is 235, my blood pressure and diabetes are now gone. My energy level has climbed tremendously. One of the most amazing changes is that I no longer need any medication to treat my earlier diagnosed ailments. My doctor is amazed at the progress and frankly so am I. For the first time in my life I feel great and I think I look great. I owe it all to Chie and Ratio 1:1 a total life changing combination."

- Darrell Gastile

"I was almost content with the way I looked until out of curiosity I wandered into Ratio 1:1 and met Chie. My first thought was "she is too little to help me." I couldn't have been more mistaken. Her soft but no-nonsense approach to helping me achieve my goal on an individual level is excellent. I had tried other trainers only to leave feeling discouraged. The comments and compliments keep coming and I walk with my head a little higher. I once thought I couldn't afford a trainer, now I don't see how I can afford not to have one, as long as it's Chie."

- Yovonne


Full Name:  Angela Jackson

Profession:  Self employed.

Kids: 3 

Hobbies:  Traveling, spending time with family and friends, and skating.


Trains how many days?:  3 times a week.

Goals:  To lose 20% of my body fat.

Member since:  2020.

Trainer:  Chie

Accomplishments:  Since I started in September 2020, I have lost 22 pounds and went from size 12 to size 6!!!

Comments:  Life at Ratio has been amazing. The atmosphere is very relaxing. I feel comfortable at all times and I enjoy my time during my sessions. Ratio is more of a family environment where all clients support each other. Everyone is pleasant and the staff is easy to work with.


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We are located at
18061 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL, 60430