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Brittany Backstrand

Conditioning Coach

Brittany's favorite things about Hardpressed are the clients and the intensity of the workouts. She says, "If you want to come and do work, you know you'll get that at Hardpressed. After completing a 30-minute workout, I often collapse on the turf in exhaustion!"

Brittany is most excited about pushing our members to the next level and helping them crush their goals.

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Education and Experience 

  • BA Marketing and Graphic Design, University of Notre Date, Mendoza College of Business

  • American Council on Exercise / Group Fitness Instructor

  • TRX Level 1: Suspension Training Certified

  • TRX Level 2: Group Training Certified

  • Ray Meyer Bootcamp Group Fitness Instructor

Brittany Outside the Weightroom

By day, Brittany is an Account Supervisor at an advertising agency, and by night, she is a fitness guru. She has been attending classes at HP conditioning for a while and fell in love with the workout. Naturally, it made sense for her to take it to the next level and start teaching.

When she's not coaching or working out, she makes sure to stay healthy by eating right. This comes in the form of spending way too much money (according to her) on salads and green juices!

She listens to a lot of EDM music and is always looking for the latest songs to play in her classes!  She has been to several music festivals including: Tomorrowland (in Belgium), Coachella, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, SXSW and Warped Tour. Clearly,  her class playlist will definitely not disappoint! 

Brittany lives in Lincoln Park with her super cute Yorkie, Roxy, who is an absolute diva.

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Client Testimonials

"Brittany's energy and passion at conditioning is contagious. If she could, she'd be running on the treadmills and pushing the tires alongside us throughout the class - which she has been known to do when not coaching! Be prepared to dig deep when Brittany teams up with Coach Mike on the Pain Train. It's a class you won't forget!"

                       - Chris Wetmore