Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop – Chicago, IL

Tony Gentilcore and Dr. Lisa Lewis are excited to bring their 1-day Strong Body-Strong Mind Workshop to Chicago, IL.


This is a great opportunity for fitness professionals to dig a little deeper on acquiring the skills that will help create and garner better client rapport and retention.

You’ll listen to Dr. Lewis speak to what really bogs down and stresses out many fitness professionals: unmotivated clients, clients who have a hard time with boundaries and negative self-talk, as well as how to cultivate improved competency and autonomy with current (and future) clients.

Tony will break down how he assesses his clients/athletes as well as troubleshoot common strength training exercises such as deadlifts, squats, and overhead pressing to help fitness professionals better “match” certain variations to the goals and ability level of the client/athlete.


9:30am:  Registration & Caffeine

10:00am: Lisa & Tony Welcome and Review of the Day

10:20am: Lisa – Motivation, Coach and Client Characteristics

11:00am: Mid-Morning Break

11:15am: Lisa – Psych Skills for Trainers and Coaches, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Coaching

1:30pm: Lunch

2:30pm: Tony – Hands-on & Lecture Upper Extremity Assessment, Correctives, Shoulder Friendly Strength Training

4:00pm: Lower Extremity Assessment, Correctives, Hip Hinge, Squat, Program Design

6:00pm: Questions, Wrap-Up, CEUs

The Deets

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Location: South Loop Strength & Conditioning


$149.00 (Early Bird) until 7/18/19

$199.00 thereafter

FREE <– If you happen to be Jason Bourne

Go HERE to register

**CEUs will be made available

About the Presenters

Tony Gentilcore, CSCS, has been in the industry since 2002 starting out in corporate and commercial fitness and then helping to c0-found Cressey Sports Performance in 2007. He remained there as a strength & conditioning coach for eight years, and in 2015 opened his own small training studio in Boston, MA called CORE.

He’s been featured in many reputable fitness publications such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health,,,, STACK, as well as maintaining his popular blog on his website.


Dr. Lisa Lewis is a licensed psychologist with a passion for strength training and fitness. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology at Boston University, and her doctoral research focused on exercise motivation. Lisa is also a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC-II), and teaches psychology courses at Northeastern University. Lisa has worked in college mental health, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment centers over the course of her career, which began in 2003. She currently provides psychotherapy and consultation services at her private practice in Brookline, MA, and online.

Lisa works with a general population, and specializes in working with athletes and athletically-minded clients who come to her practice in hopes of achieving a personal goal or enhancing motivation to pursue goals. She also provides workshops and consultations for personal trainers and strength coaches, both for their own professional development, and to enhance their communication and motivational skills with their clientele.