Hassan Stevenson – Fitness Contributor
Hassan Stevenson has emerged as a leader in Sports Performance Coaching, Personal Training, Group Exercise instruction and Fitness Consultation in Chicago’s Western Suburban area. He is well known for producing results through creative and challenging group exercise classes, personal training and athletic performance programs. His focus is on CORE strengthening, functional training, sport-specific performance training, body fat reduction, injury rehabilitation and total body conditioning.
Hassan began his fitness career in 1999 when he taught Cardio Kickboxing at the local Recreation Center in Oak Park, IL. From there he went on to teach group exercise classes in Chicago and Schaumburg before moving to Waterman, IL in 2006.
While living in Waterman, Hassan taught Kickboxing as well as other classes at LivWell fitness in nearby Sycamore, IL from 2006-2008. In October 2008, seeing a need for affordable group exercise instruction in the area, Hassan began teaching Ultimate Conditioning classes in Waterman once a week.
From 2011-Feb. 2015 Hassan taught, coached and took on personal training clients as Head Athletic Performance Coach at Fuel Sports Performance at its Crest Hill, Romeoville and Shorewood locations.
In April 2012, Hassan Stevenson joined Lewis University as Athletic Performance Coach with Women’s Basketball. Lewis just completed the 2014-2015 season with a 31-3 record, they ended the season ranked #5 in the nation and made a run to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Div. 2 National Tournament. They were ranked #1 in the nation for 5 weeks of the season as well.
In 2015 Hassan began working with Baseball Institute at The Quarry in the role of Director of Athletic Performance. Hassan will oversee all aspects of Athletic Performance for the facilities in Romeoville and Mokena including speed, agility, strength and conditioning through the development of sport specific functional total body strength, Plyometric and metabolic training along with the development of speed and agility programs.
Hassan has also worked with Providence Catholic Football, Joliet Catholic Baseball, Naperville Skulls Soccer, Bolingbrook Galaxy Soccer, Victory Travel Baseball, Victory Travel Softball, Plainfield Twisters Softball, Plainfield Saints Youth Football, Wasco Diamonds Baseball, Joliet West Baseball, Minooka Magic Softball, Homer Heat Travel Baseball, Joliet Buccaneers Semi-Pro Football, Romeoville Starzz Softball, Will County Elite Travel Baseball as well as working with individual athletes on various aspects of athletic performance.
Hassan earned his B.S. in Speech Communication I.O.P.R. from Eastern Illinois University in 1994. He earned his MBA/Marketing from University of Phoenix in May 2007. He has also been certified as a personal Trainer through ACE & NETA and as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NCSA.
Hassan is originally from Chicago, IL and is married to Samantha De Legge-Stevenson. He has three children with a fourth due in September.