The FIT Trainers

The FIT trainers are talented, passionate, and experienced. We know how to get the best out of every individual we work with and how to keep each training experience fun, focused, and motivating.

Jared Schomburg

  • Owner and Head Trainer at The FIT

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Jared was born and raised in northwestern Wisconsin and graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in Psychology from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Jared is the former Head Personal Trainer at the YMCA of Rock River Valley and has extensive experience training individual clients and large group exercise classes such as Boot Camp, Spin, Powerball Matrix, and Corefit Extreme. He was also Head Coach of the Rockford Christian Boys Junior Varsity ('03-06) and Varsity ('06-'07) Basketball Teams. Jared and his wife, Elizabeth, live with their two boys, James (8) and Grayson (5) in Roscoe, IL.

James Smith

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

James Smith was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He comes from a family of 8 siblings who have always been into fitness. James met Jared at a young age when he took bootcamp classes at the YMCA when his mother would drag him to the 5am classes. Many years later, James interned for The FIT where he was then offered a full-time position. He obtained his EMT certification in 2012 and worked as a lifeguard for the Rockford YMCA for two years. James is currently working towards his certification for The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In James's sparetime, he enjoys lifting, basketball, and basically any physical activity.  

Jay Huber

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jay Huber was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He  too, comes from a family that enjoys fitness. Jay was introduced to The FIT when Jared first opened five years ago. Jared contracted Jay to help paint his new gym and Jay spilled an entire can of purple paint on the carpet. Since then, Jay has been forever indebted to Jared. Jay just recently graduated from Rock Valley College with his Associate's Degree in Science and will pursue his Bachelor's in Kinesiology. He has his EMT certification and worked for both the Rockford YMCA as a lifeguard and for the Nutrional Department at St. Anthony's Medical Center. Jay is currently working towards his certification for The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In Jay's sparetime, he enjoys spending time with girlfriend, Becca, playing football, and extreme sports such as cliff-jumping and snowboarding.

Jessica Phillips

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jessica Phillips, a Rockford Native, is a mother of two young boys, Wrigley and Gentry, and wife to Danny Phillips. Jessica comes from a large Italian family where her weekends are filled with big family gatherings or a sporting event. She met Jared at The Rockford YMCA seven years ago at his bootcmp classes where she found her love for strength training. During her spare time, Jessica enjoys concerts, festivals, and quality time with her family. 


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