Personal Trainer Since 2015

“You’re never given anything that you can’t handle.” – John-Roger
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Tracy Kaczmarczyk

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

I want to help you be the best YOU that you can be. What you do in the gym translates to the rest of your life – you can achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and face any challenge that life throws at you with the strength and determination you gain from your workout. I know this because I have lived it. You may think that personal trainers have no idea what you are going through, but I have been where you are, and I know what it’s like to initiate change for the better.

I did not grow up dreaming of becoming a personal trainer. I wanted to be an artist. I had my head in the clouds for a vast majority of my life, with paint under my nails and pencil smudges on my nose. Art was my escape from the world. I was the sick, nerdy kid who got bullied on the school bus, at recess, and in class. To this day I battle asthma, autoimmune issues, and chronic insomnia that began very early.  Despite the obnoxious issues I faced, I was always active. I loved being outside, trekking through the forest behind our house, playing soccer, building forts, and getting muddy. I didn’t know a lot of girls like me, and I paid the price for being different.

My whole life I felt invisible – quiet, shy, unimportant, unwelcome. I had tangled hair and buckteeth. Everyone laughed at my crazy lisp. I was outsmarted, outperformed, and outshone by just about everyone. I’ve always felt on the outside looking in – too tomboyish to be pretty, too smart to be cool (but too inarticulate to be intelligent), and way too weird to be popular.

I think that’s why I’ve always been drawn to hard rock music – an artistic expression of the frustration / joy of being a misfit – no matter what you’re feeling, there’s always a perfect rock song to fit your mood.

Years of crippling self-doubt pushed me in opposing directions. I pushed hard to fit into a ‘label’ and became valedictorian of my high school class. On a full college scholarship, I defiantly pursued an art degree and spent years of my adult life cramped behind a computer screen creating graphic designs. While I loved being able to apply my creativity to my day job, it wrecked my body and sent me into a depressing tailspin of long hours, insomnia, and anxiety. I felt like I let everyone down, especially myself. My saving grace through this was that I always stayed active.

Then I met Bob. We had a fairy-tale love-at-first-sight kind of story. I watched this wonderful man struggle with his engineering job, make a giant career leap, and then blossom into an inspirational personal trainer. I saw him change lives. I witnessed first-hand how guiding someone into a healthy lifestyle could make an impact….and I wanted to be a part of it. You may say I ‘married into’ personal training, and maybe I did. I became a personal trainer in 2015, blending my own unique style of fitness and background in reality into each and every session. With Bob’s steady support, the love of my patient family, and a shit-ton of personal effort, I changed my life. Now it’s your turn.

I became a trainer to help others find that same strength within themselves. When you feel indestructible during a workout, you carry that strength with you and apply that positive mindset to everything else. If I can make you feel this way, I’ve made the world a better place, one dumbbell at a time.  I know what it’s like to struggle with finding time for workouts, to deal with the crushing guilt that accompanies self-care, and to juggle a challenging schedule. I also know how wonderfully different life can feel with a healthy lifestyle. I want to share that empowerment with you. I’m still on my journey but I hope you will share the road with me.

Nutrition and exercise are the key building blocks for my sanity and physical well-being. I believe in a common-sense approach to what we eat and how we move. Working out is not a punishment for what we eat, and food is not a reward (or the enemy). Mindfulness and gratitude are important components to a healthy lifestyle.

Taking the first step is always the hardest. You may feel overwhelmed or intimidated, focusing on what you can’t do in this moment. I try to retrain that way of thinking. Let’s concentrate on the AMAZING things our bodies CAN do right now, regardless of how simple, so we can be grateful for each and every day. Join me in celebrating life, movement, progress, and hope. It’s my honor to help you on your path to well-being.

Thanks for considering me as your personal trainer / workout buddy.





National Academy of Sports Medicine

For more than 20 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.

NASM certifications are the most sought after in the personal trainer industry, as its systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. In fact, the organization’s certifications require the most comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design. NASM solution-focused certifications create trainers who enhance the performance and knowledge of their fitness staff, provide a consistent training experience, and help reduce injuries.




Girls Gone Strong

Girls Gone Strong is the world leader in evidence-based, interdisciplinary, body-positive women’s coaching & training education. Their mission is to raise the standard of coaching care for pre- & postnatal women in the health & fitness industry. The GGS Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification is one of the industry’s most comprehensive and trusted resources. It’s main goal is to keep pregnant and postpartum clients safe, healthy, and strong. CPPC coaches gain a deeper understanding of the physiological and psychological aspects of working with pre- and postnatal women — and give them the care they deserve.




Core Exercise Solutions

Core Exercise Solutions offers women’s health and fitness education based on cutting edge research and applied through practical assessments and exercises. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Course is leading a movement in women’s fitness and healthcare. This pre and post natal certification focuses on pregnancy modifications, postpartum timelines, limitations, and special considerations. Trainers learn proven corrective exercises that progress pregnant or postpartum clients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (leaks, tightness, and prolapse), Diastasis Recti, SI Joint Pain, and Low Back Pain into high-intensity exercise.




Precision Nutrition

Since 2005, the Precision Nutrition Certification has become the #1 recommended nutrition coaching certification in the world. It uses a proven and practical system that teaches behavior-change coaching skills needed to deliver sustainable results for anyone.

Understanding nutrition science is only a small part of what it takes to get people the health & fitness results they deserve. It only matters if you also know how to help someone change their behavior. Precision Nutrition coaching methods are client-tested, peer-reviewed, scientifically proven, and constantly updated.




National Academy of Sports Medicine

Helps clients and athletes prevent injuries, reduce movement deficiencies, improve muscle imbalances, and maximize results by creating safe, individualized training programs by identifying dysfunctions, developing a plan of action, and implementing corrective exercise solutions.




American Heart Association

This critical certification teaches trainers to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims.




American Council on Exercise

Teaches trainers to deliver holistic programs to clients searching for a more balanced approach to health and wellness. Yoga and Pilates helps clients improve posture, reduce stress, strengthen the core, build muscle, and fuel their internal connection with themselves.




Loyola University of New Orleans

A disciplined approach to studying and creating visual art, concentrating on drawing and digital design/computer animation. BFA students participate in juried exhibitions, gain critical business skills, and improve technical knowledge.


Allison K.

“I will never have enough nice things to say about Tracy and Heavy Metal Fitness. I’m in the last stretch of this surrogacy journey and being 34 weeks pregnant is just not much fun in general. Plenty of days I feel tired, weak, and overall crummy… but then I get to see Tracy and she constantly reminds me how strong I still am. 3rd trimester deadlifts, even with the reduced weight of course, make me feel like a complete and total badass. Tracy genuinely cares about me as a person and a client.”

Jessica R.


“I absolutely love training with all of the trainers at Heavy Metal Fitness, but I want to shout out Trainer Tracy, who I have been working with from 6 weeks postpartum until 39 weeks pregnant! She is certified to train pregnant clients and I have had the best experience working with her.”

“I would have never been able to stick with working out throughout my entire pregnancy without Trainer Tracy. Not only was she so knowledgeable about what is okay and not okay to do, she diligently watched and corrected to make sure I was working out safely for me and my baby. Tracy constantly would check in with me and helped me listen to what my body needed each workout. She was extremely patient when I wasn’t feeling my best, but was ready to go on the days I was ready to work!”

“Through the nausea, fatigue, and every ache and pain, Trainer Tracy gave me the best possible experience to keep up my fitness routine when my body was already going through a lot. The genuineness and care really showed through each workout. Labor and delivery even went fast! I can’t wait to get back to Heavy Metal Fitness once I’m recovered and cleared to workout!”

Lola C.

“Thank you Tracy & Bob so very much for the years of knowledge and help that you both have given me. I am feeling prepared to continue my fitness journey, and I am so grateful to have had time with you, my awesome trainers, who I will miss so much at college!”

Anna K.

“Friendly, clean and such fun place to work out! Bob and Tracy are experienced and highly knowledgeable. Have been working out worth them for years and each session rocks! Highly recommend!”

Joseph P.

“This fitness studio is awesome! Bob and Tracy are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and it’s clear that they are passionate about helping people. I also love their ‘functional’ approach to fitness. Nothing boring about this place (or the owners!) Highly recommend.”

Melinda R.


“I want to give a shout out to my personal trainer & friend, Tracy! We have been having sessions via Zoom weekly (since being quarantined). She knows how to push me to keep moving without over pushing me. She listens when I say I am unable to do something at that time & it’s just great to work with during this process for me. Thank you for your support, Tracy! I’m trying to stay as active as I can….I try to do yoga a couple mornings a week & if I’m having a good week I get a few minutes on the elliptical. Staying active, keeping hydrated, trying to get as much rest as possible and just overall listening to my body! These are all great ideas for everyone!” 

Jordan M.


“My plastic surgeon is happy with my weight loss progress and my exercise routine. She said the stronger and more in shape I am, the easier and faster I’ll heal after surgery. So I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Tracy and Bob for their guidance and support in getting me there.

I have lost 26 lbs and counting with the help of Bob and Tracy. If you’re looking for personal training, I would highly recommend Heavy Metal Fitness (and no it’s not because of the name or because they understand my love for Marilyn Manson💍🤣) Bob and Tracy are the kindest people. They really care about and support their clients and their goals. Whenever I do an exercise that is focused on the chest area, the first thing Tracy says is ‘is there any pain or discomfort?’ Her caring about my well-being and the possibility of pain even almost 6 months after surgery speaks volumes about her character and knowledge as a personal trainer. She knows my limitations and will always give me alternatives to certain exercises if I feel they’re too much strain on my chest. Every time I work out with Bob or Tracy, I immediately feel like I’m in a non-judgmental, fun, and relaxed atmosphere.

As if I need another reason to love them 😂 I used to dread lifting this 40 lb bag of salt but I just carried it into my house so easily without a struggle. 🙌🏼”

Andrea W.

“This studio is amazing. Trainers are professional and push you in a healthy, positive way. The studio is very clean and organized. Plus great music! Have been training here for a month and am already seeing results. Highly recommend!!”

Jen H.

“Absolutely love Tracy and Bob! I’ve been dealing with some health issues over the past year and Tracy has been so very supportive and motivating through it all!”

Karl S.

“Simply awesome! Tracy and Bob are good down to earth people. At first wasn’t sure I’d like it but Tracy rocks training with wife and I, makes it fun – 10 stars!”

Laura A.


“No matter your health, age or fitness level, Tracy and Bob can build the perfect workout for you!

I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and cranky knees, which means I can only push myself and my joints so far before I’m exhausted, dizzy or in pain. Tracy makes sure to check in with me constantly during our one on one training session each week about my form and pace, how I’m feeling, if my heart rate is too high, if anything is becoming painful, etc. and makes adjustments as needed to accommodate me.

Since I come in once a week, we also chat about food and plans for movement and stretching throughout the week ahead that are personalized to me at that moment.

If you’re on the fence about spending the money, I say spend it. Investing in your health should be priority number one, especially with trainers like Tracy and Bob who really care for their clients.”

Heidi T.

“Best personal training in NW Indiana!!! Friendly fun knowledgeable trainers!!!”

Pam B.


“Thank You! For taking my daughter on and challenging her to be the best of herself each time she has a session. It’s given her such confidence and was the right thing through her injuries and bad times. Your studio is phenomenal. It’s not just the training; it’s you and Tracy and what you put in for your clients each and every day to make a very positive environment and experience for everyone that is lucky enough to be involved with your business!”

Jill B.

“Thank you so much for being an awesome training guide for me! Great place to train – very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!”

Lynda N.

“I just wanted to let you know that I really do love your flexibility class. It is so good! Every time you have us close our eyes and think of something I always promise myself to stay committed to my health. I will definitely come back.”

Jaclyn B.


“Tracy and Bob are incredible. At age 55, I’m a fitness challenge. They have conquered that challenge, and I’ve never felt this good and strong. This is a heavy recommendation. I chose Heavy Metal Fitness because I wanted an environment that was unique to the cookie-cutter chain fitness centers. My first conversation with Bob convinced me that their approach would be based on my specific needs.”

“My top fitness goals are to become stronger and more physically fit. As I have several physical ailments (knees, elbows, etc.), my trainer, Tracy, is helping me achieve this goal by constantly adapting our training sessions to work around these problems while still challenging my body to get a good workout. Tracy gives helpful ideas to me for exercises to do outside of our training sessions which have been very beneficial.”

“Going to Heavy Metal Fitness is truly fun! The trainers are friendly, encouraging, helpful, and positive. Looking forward to a sometimes difficult training session is hard to believe, but it’s true. Heavy Metal Fitness is a great place to go no matter your fitness level. A person can go there without feeling guilty or uncomfortable about their body which is the perfect environment to make physical improvement. After going to Heavy Metal Fitness for over a year, the training sessions continue to change and evolve which makes the hard work challenging and fun.”

Heather V.

“My husband and I feel great since going to Heavy Metal Fitness. Bob has been our trainer for six years. We have now participated in Bootcamp and Stretching in addition to our bi-weekly work outs. Bob and Tracy make an awesome team; they excel in all they do. Keep up the good work!”

Jennifer S.

“No better mother/daughter bonding! Along with that comes proof that as we age we need more. Bob and Tracy are the best. Trust me, you will also find yourself saying “is this Bob approved.” Tell him Jennifer and Kristen sent you – invest in yourself no matter your level!”

Charlie P.

“This is such a wonderful place and environment. Bob and Tracy are great trainers and even better people. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Truly an awesome metal place!!!!!”