You’re Invited To Join A Group Of Elite Fitness Pros At The ONLY HANDS ON Fitness Event That Promises To Make You A Better Coach…

Attend this ONCE PER YEAR Regional Event in Chicago That Will Allow You To Get Up Close and Personal With The Best Coaches In The Fitness Industry So That You Can Amplify Your Success!

Register Today For ETW Chicago on April 11th
Your Exclusive Early Bird Discount Ends on March 10th

Only $199

Or two payments of $109*
Register Now

*Payment options will be selected at time of checkout.

6+ Hours of Hands On Learning Experience With Our World Leading Experts
The ONLY Event Offering You A “Be A Better Coach” Guarantee
Gain Valuable CEU/CECs

Join Us on April 11th For The Elite Training Workshop Chicago

Fit Code
10418 S Western
Chicago, IL 60643

The Elite Training Workshop Chicago is the must attend event in the Midwest for personal trainers, coaches and business owners that are a looking to accelerate their career by rubbing shoulders with other like minded coaches and trainers while learning from our faculty of industry leading experts.

At this event you’ll have the opportunity to learn the latest strategies, techniques and applications in fitness and performance. These new proven strategies and trends will help you stay one step ahead of the competition and you’ll be able to connect with some of the top names in the industry.

This event is guaranteed to amplify your personal and professional success!

We keep each ETW small so that you can get up close and personal with our experts.

You will have the chance to get all of your questions answered and be able to interact with all of the coaches.

It’s incredibly important that you have the chance to learn hands on with our experts. That’s why we call it the Elite Training Workshop. Our event is all about digging in, learning AND applying this new info.   You will definitely spend more time practicing and applying the info you are learning than sitting in a seat listening to lectures.

Many seminars and events leave you with information overload. There’s a dozen or more presenters throwing information at you non-stop. We choose to do things a little differently…

…instead, we give each of our industry leading experts ample time to present their ideas and work with you on practical applications. This ensures that you can immediately go back to your clients and show off your new skills and knowledge.

Meet Your ETW Chicago Faculty…

Dr. Evan Osar

The Thoracic Link to Improving Hip Function

Despite concerted efforts at strengthening and stretching, many of our client’s and athletes struggle to achieve optimal hip function. For many of these individual’s, it is because their hip problem is originating in their thorax. This presentation will discuss exactly why clients and athletes lose optimal hip function and how for many of these individuals, it is related to poor thoracic control. Additionally, the fitness professional and coach will discover a principle-based strategy for improving hip function by restoring optimal thoracic function.

Given the emergence of evidence-based research into the functional control of the thorax, we have been provided with a new perspective on the thorax’s all-important relationship on hip function. This presentation will define exactly why efficient function of the thorax is critical to optimal hip function. Additionally, the fitness professional will discover and be able to implement a principle-based strategy to helping their clients achieve improved hip function through the development of an efficient thoracic stabilization.

During this lecture/workshop, fitness professionals will discover:

  1. How the thorax acts as the functional hub of stability within the body
  2. How developing an efficient thoracic stabilization strategy relates to improving functional control of the ‘tight and weak’ hip
  3. An easy-to-implement strategy for improving efficiency of the thorax and development of improved hip strength and range of motion by applying the principles of the Integrative Movement System™
Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized lecturer, author and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and movement. What makes Dr. Osar so unique in fitness and rehabilitation is that he has dedicated his life to studying and synthesizing the very best information from the fields of rehabilitation, conditioning and performance.

Dr. Osar found a need in fitness that addressed the specific needs of clients that a majority of fitness pros work with on a day-to-day basis. These aren’t high functioning athletes, but rather clients with postural alterations, chronic muscle imbalances and movement dysfunction.   He developed the Integrative Movement System™, the industry’s first assessment and corrective exercise strategy designed to specifically help health and fitness professional work better with their clients.

Dave “The Bandman” Schmitz

The Most Popular (and Misunderstood) Resistance Band Training Concepts

Lots of trainers have bands in their gym, but very few understand how to get the most out of them.  In fact, bands are one of the most versatile and FUN tools that you can use in your training programs…but are you?

If you go to most gyms or group workouts you will see trainers using bands to do various pulling exercises. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to band training!

During this 2-hour hands on session The Bandman is going to coach you through two of his most popular (yet misused) Resistance Band Training Concepts: partner band training and attachment-free band training.

You’ll discover how to set up, coach, and train ANY TPYE OF CLIENT, ANY WHERE with these two Resistance Band Training concepts. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take them back to your clients and start using them immediately.

Dave is going to bring his contagious energy and passion for bands to this hands on experience so that you are able to take bands back to your clients and help them get even better results with this training system.

Dave Schmitz, also known as ‘The Bandman”, is the World’s Leading Expert on training with resistance bands. He’s the founder and Co-Owner of Resistance Band Training Systems, LLC, the industry’s leader in band training education and producer of the highest quality resistance bands available.

Dave has developed and honed his craft working with thousands of patients, clients and athletes as a Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer and Coach.  As a speaker and highly sought after expert in performance training Dave has consulted with professional teams and thousands of fitness pros all over the world.

Ryan Ketchum

Over the past decade Ryan Ketchum has experienced every side of the fitness industry. Starting as a personal trainer working with clients out of a big box gym, eventually co-founding and operating one of the most successful personal training gyms in the country, coaching hundreds of fitness pros on how to maximize their business success, undergoing his own personal fitness transformation and now helping trainers take their education to the next level Ryan’s experience speaks for itself.

Founder of Vertex Performance Systems Ryan is following his passion to help other trainers maximize their potential and impact through providing professional development resources including the Elite Training Mentorship, Elite Training Workshops, and VPS Transformation Systems.   His experience working with some of the top names in the industry and getting to see fitness from all angles has helped shape his views on the fitness industry.

Ryan’s expertise lies in finding faster ways to get clients amazing fat loss results through nutrition, training and lifestyle modifications. Through the past decade of experience working with hundreds of clients and dozens of the best in the industry Ryan has shaped and developed his own systems for accelerated fat loss that are backed by science and anecdotal evidence.

Accelerated Fat Loss Strategies

No client wants to sit with a trainer and hear that it is going to take a lot of hard work and some patience to get results. And quite frankly Ryan didn’t want to accept that answer either. While it’s nearly impossible to get around the hard work there are ways to accelerate fat loss results for your clients without sacrificing your integrity as a high level trainer. This presentation will discuss exactly how you can accelerate your client’s results safely and effectively.

The need for good fat loss programs isn’t going anywhere fast! With all the conflicting information floating around your clients are sure to be overwhelmed and confused by what really works and how to get the results they want. We’re going to outline nutrition, training and lifestyle strategies that you can put in place to produce results quickly and safely for your clients without forcing them into an insane diet plan.

Learn exactly what your clients should be eating, how they should be training and what they must be doing on their own so that you can get them the results that will have you become the talk of the town when it comes to rapid fat loss.

Nick Berry

Nick Berry is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fitness Consulting Group, the leading provider of business growth solutions for fitness professionals in the world.  Fitness Consulting Group provides business coaching and development courses to the fitness industry, but also is the parent company of several other brands, delivering a variety of additional solutions to their customers.

Nick’s experience as a fitness professional and business owner lead him to partner with Pat Rigsby in 2005 and form the Fitness Consulting Group.  They quickly began building a portfolio of brands and partnerships recognized around the world, including The International Youth Conditioning Association, Resistance Band Training Systems, the Athletic Revolution and Fitness Revolution license systems, and the Elite Training Mentorship and Elite Training Workshops.  Those brands are worldwide providers of multiple certifications, fitness equipment, fitness programs for all populations, live events, business systems, and more.

Being able to maintain the balance of Team and customer satisfaction while growing at rates between 190-633% over the last 5 years has been Nick’s proudest (and toughest) accomplishment.  He says “That’s evidence that we are what we say we are.  We do what we say we’re going to do, and we’re gonna be damn good at it.”

Following Nick’s lead FCG and it’s companies have been:

  • Named to the INC 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies List 3 years in a row
  • Claimed a top 20 spot in the Best Places To Work In Kentucky Awards
  • Among the Top 5 New Franchises and Franchise 500 list
  • #1 Fitness Franchise for Franchisee Satisfaction
The System Behind Successful Fitness Businesses (and Why Anything Else Is a Fad)

Fitness business owners, current and aspiring, all seem to have two things in common.  First, they all want to help people look, move and feel better.  They are good people with great intentions, often placing their client’s needs above their own.  Second, they are strapped for time and have a difficult time creating a business that works for them as opposed to them slaving away in it.

During this presentation you will discover a better way to run your business so that you can:

  • Know exactly who your PERFECT client is and why you train them…
  • Create marketing strategies that attract the RIGHT types of clients…
  • Unlock the 5 Principles of EVERY successful business
  • Make selling easier because you are talking to people that WANT your help…
  • Develop systems in your business that give you more free time and allow for growth…
  • Build your team that will work with you to build your business so you don’t always have to…

And much more!

You’re going to get an inside look at the Fitness Business Operating System (FBOS). This system has NEVER been shared outside of the highest level coaching groups we operate.  You’ll get access to TWO of the tools that are being used in this proprietary system and find out how they can help you escape the trap that is your fitness business and start building the business you truly want and deserve.

Bonus—Networking Event!

Even though we don’t host our Elite Training Workshops in a fancy hotel ballroom we still like to get together after the event and cut loose a little while connecting with you and the other elite trainers that attended.

At 7:30pm we will be gathering for a very casual networking event.

This is your chance to hang out with some of the presenters and connect with other like-minded fitness pros that came to the event. We will kick back, enjoy some food, and probably have a drink or two as well.

You’re invited to come out and have a bit of fun with us as we celebrate a great event!

Pre-Workshop SPECIAL EVENT!!!


The Elite Training Workshops are all about being a better coach and the best way to take your coaching to the next level is to take advantage of every opportunity possible to work with the best people in the fitness industry.

That’s why I asked Dave ‘The Bandman’ Schmitz to do an exclusive ONE DAY ONLY hands on workshop for a select group of trainers that I know are dedicated to become the best. Dave jumped at the opportunity to be able to work with the trainers that come to our Elite Training Workshop (he knows your serious about training).

If two hours during our Elite Training Workshop doesn’t allow you to get your fill of The Bandman and you want to get the COMPLETE RBT 360 Resistance Band Training System then this event is a MUST attend.

In this ALL DAY HANDS ON session you’ll discover how to use bands to:

  • Help your clients get back their range of motion and increase flexibility
  • Get your clients moving again so they can perform their best
  • Enhance your clients metabolic conditioning so they are fat burning machines
  • Develop strength through multiple planes of movement
  • Help clients re-discover power training in a safe and effective way
  • Integrate bands and the other tools you have access to allowing you to create an amazing and dynamic training system
  • Make training fun through partner training and game play
  • Train anywhere at anytime using just one band

And much more!

You will have an opportunity to get your RBT360 ALL ACCESS PASS once you register.

Attend For Just $59

**RBT360 LIVE is an additional cost**

My “Be A Better Coach” Guarantee

I am so confident that you will love every minute of our Elite Training Workshop that I am offering you a double your money-back guarantee! If at any point in the day you feel like you aren’t getting your money’s worth from the event or you feel like you aren’t going to be a better coach or trainer after learning from our faculty then all you have to do is let me know and we will give you DOUBLE your investment back!

You invest valuable time and money to attend these events and I owe it to you to make sure you get what you want from it.


This is a hands-on event being held at one of the best gyms in the country. Not a giant hotel ballroom. If you want to work closely with 4 of the industry’s top coaches ACT QUICKLY.

If you don’t REGISTER TODAY, you risk missing out on the ‘can’t miss’ event of the Midwest in 2015 EXCLUSIVELY dedicated to making trainers and coaches like you the best at what you do so that you can stay ahead of the competition and have the professional career and impact in your community that you want.

Early Bird Savings Ends On March 10th!

Register Today For ETW Chicago on April 11th
Your Exclusive Early Bird Discount Ends on March 10th

Only $199

Or two payments of $109*
Register Now

*Payment options will be selected at time of checkout.

Bring A Guest…

You will have the opportunity to add guests for only $99 during checkout! Bring your friends, business partners or staff to get better with you!

Secure Your Seat At The Elite Training Workshop Chicago!

Register Today For ETW Chicago on April 11th
Your Exclusive Early Bird Discount Ends on March 10th

Only $199

Or two payments of $109*
Register Now

*Payment options will be selected at time of checkout.