Mark earned his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in addition to having over a decade of experience in the strength and conditioning, fitness, and physical therapy fields.
In 2006, he founded The EDGE Sport Enhancement Training, Inc, a sports performance company dedicated to providing superior training for individuals of all athletic abilities. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist he has trained professional, NCAA, Paralympic, and countless high school athletes.
Prior to founding The EDGE Sport Enhancement Training, Mark worked in several personal training and physical therapy settings, most noticeably at the Rehabilitation Education Center in Champaign, Illinois. There he designed training programs for the University of Illinois wheelchair track and field/road racing team which included Boston Marathon World Record holders and several Paralympic gold medalists.
Mark prides himself on his extensive academic preparation to develop successful training programs focusing on the fundamental structural elements and performance of the human body. The skills learned are not only optimal for athletic performance, but integral to everyday life as well.
His knowledge is backed by a college education and several high level certifications offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
You can contact Mark HERE.
Megan joins The Edge after earning her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
During her time at the University of Illinois, Megan worked as a Personal Trainer and Program Assistant. She has experience working with individual and groups with a wide range of goals such as weight loss, strength gain, pain management, and general fitness.
As a Program Assistant, Megan was responsible for managing a team of Personal Trainers while designing small group training programs and instructing personal training preparatory courses with her students earning a 100% pass rate of the NASM-CPT exam.
While attending school, Megan has experience in various Physical Therapy clinics and retirement homes. She also served as an Aquatic Therapy assistant for students with disabilities. She has also trained in the Powerlifting setting and has a passion for resistance training and correcting muscular imbalances.
Her knowledge is backed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
You can contact Megan HERE.
Mike McNally, CSCS
Mike joins the Edge with nearly a decade of experience working as a personal trainer and strength coach in the Chicagoland area.
He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and was a member of the economics honors society. He began working as a personal trainer while getting his MBA at Northern Illinois University and was immediately hooked. Upon graduation, he chose to leave the corporate world behind and continue pursuing his passion for fitness.
In addition to working with individual clients, Mike’s professional resume includes serving as the strength and conditioning coach for Lane Tech High School Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse program.
Mike has a diverse training background from playing soccer, baseball, and basketball through high school to currently competing in Powerlifting and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has trained clients from all walks of life, including his “Team McNally“ masters powerlifters who have set AAPF state, national, and world records.
Outside of the gym, Mike likes to read and play chess. He also likes to seek out new challenges and experiences including a trip to Machu Picchu in Peru and performing an improv set on the main stage at Second City.
Professionally, his certifications include a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Functional Strength Coach, USA Powerlifting Club Coach, and Precision Nutrition Level 1.
You can contact Mike HERE.
Glenn completed his undergraduate degree as a student athlete (football) from Hope College and earned his Master degree at Ball State University.
As a part of a Masters Degree in Coaching, Glenn was accepted to intern with the University of Notre Dame Strength and Conditioning Department. Upon completion of his Master's degree, he was hired on as a part of the ND staff. While there, Glenn led the strength and conditioning programs for Men's Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Track and Field, and Men's Tennis. These teams combined for multiple conferences (Big EAST and ACC), as well as a National Championship appearance (Men's Lacrosse).
Glenn professional resume also includes acting as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Chicago, working with over 300 athletes over many sports. His Strength Coach experiences also incude the University of Iowa, Loyola University - Chicago, and New Trier High School Strength & Conditioning programs.
Glenn has particular expertise in integrating technology, stress management, and functional movement into comprehensive training protocols. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and an International Youth Coaching Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In addition to his certifications, he also holds Masters Degrees in Physical Education (Coaching Specialization) and School Leadership (Type-75), as well as an Illinois Professional Educators License.
You can contact Glenn HERE
Antigone Vesci, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, FAAOMPT
Antigone is a graduate of Boston University’s Athletic Training & Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and joined the IBJI team in August of 2017. Prior to working at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Glenview, she completed the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She is dedicated to providing care that is evidencebased and patient-centered to all age groups and demographics. Antigone’s clinical interests include orthopedic and athletic injuries, youth sports injury prevention, pain science, and emergency management. She has worked with all levels of human performance from spinal cord injured veterans to professional athletes. In her free time, Antigone likes to paint, sing and play music, and volunteer as a medical health professional. Since 2010, Antigone has volunteered for the Boston Marathon and various other local and national sporting events.
Tommaso Colella, PT, DPT
Tommaso is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in May 2018. Tommaso also received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Kinesiology - Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Throughout his graduate career, Tommaso completed clinical rotations in inpatient acute care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, DayRehab at Shirley-Ryan AbilityLab, and outpatient orthopedics at Northwestern Medicine. Tommaso has treated a range of impairments, and being fluent in both Italian and Spanish languages has allowed Tommaso to connect with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Tommaso’s specific clinical interests include orthopedic and sport-specific conditions, as well as neuromuscular impairments.
Prior to beginning his career at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Tommaso worked as a rehabilitation-aide since 2014 in his hometown, Elmhurst, Illinois. Tommaso enjoys volunteering in the local community events and has a passion for learning. In his personal time, Tommaso enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, basketball, football, and traveling whenever possible.