Established in 2005, DB Wellness has served the Chicago community to support the individual as well as the collective whole for improving health and wellness in our culture. DB Wellness operates out of ETC, a private fitness facility in the Chicago River North neighborhood at 900 N. North Branch St. Services offered range from individualized fitness programs, advanced sports performance, rehabilitative exercise, neurological rehabilitation, clinical massage therapy, corporate wellness, educational seminars and life coaching. We are passionate about helping our client's heal, grow, expand and move forward with their goals.
Meet Drew Bales
Drew is a second generation Board Certified Clinical Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Life Coach and Director of Human Performance at Fuller Health Group. Beginning his career as a Personal Trainer in 2003 Drew saw the need for higher education and skill sets while working with his client's. He was drawn towards focusing on clients with advanced sports performance needs and rehabilitative therapies.
Drew grew up with a sister with advanced spastic cerebral palsy and a mother who was a licensed massage therapist and Hospice Employee. His childhood experiences were the inspiration and motivation to drive him towards his career. Drew went to the University of Arizona for 2 years before coming back to Chicago to begin studying for his career in 2002. He obtained his first Certification as a Personal Trainer in 2004 from the International Sports Science Association. He attended the prestigious Chicago School of Massage Therapy graduating summa cum laude in 2007 . He achieved the highest accreditation in the massage industry as a BCTMB, Board Certified Massage Therapist. He served as one of the first Ambassadors to Lululemon with a one-year contract in 2007. He achieved a life coaching certification from the Life Mastery Institute in Los Angeles in 2013. He holds many advanced certifications in different forms of bodywork.
Drew takes a scientific approach with a thorough evaluation including movement and orthopedic assessments to create custom treatment and training protocols for each client's needs. Drew focus’ on identifying the causes of structural, muscular and neurological dysfunction to restore optimal performance. Drew has worked with clients at the celebrity level, professional athletes, combat soldiers, clients with MS, Cerebral Palsy, TBI (traumatic brain injuries), Scoliosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cancer, Joint Replacements, degenerative discs and more. Providing the greatest quality care by continuing to stay current on the latest exercise science, manual therapy techniques and neuroscience research is his greatest professional passion.