Peak Performance For Fitness Entrepreneurs

If you're looking for strategies that will help you attract more clients, build time-saving systems, and transform you (and your business) into a high performance machine then look no further...

The Elite Fitness & Performance Summit is where you can learn and connect with some of the top performers and business minds in the fitness industry.

You'll learn the strategies and secrets that have helped them build their own successful businesses and training methods that will keep you ahead of the competition.

On Sept 15-16th, 2017 in Chicago you'll have the chance to join an elite group of your peers to help you take your business to the next level.

Who Should Attend EFPS 2017?

The Elite Fitness & Performance Summit was created 4 years ago to allow fit pros to acquire top level training and business knowledge in one place.

It's a summit that allows you to uncover strategies to attract your ideal client, grow your revenue and free up more of your time. All that while still being able to have access to the top training and nutrition information to keep you at the top of your game.

No matter where you are in your career, if you have the deep desire to achieve more and take it to the next level you'll find something for you at EFPS 2017.

Your Speakers

The presenters at EFPS are some of the brightest and most successful minds in our industry. You'll have the opportunity to connect with the experts and leaders that have made a name for themselves, the people you see as thought leaders.

And you'll be able to relate to and connect with trainers and business owners just like you. Many of our presenters started out as attendees of EFPS and want to share their strategies for success with you.

You get access to real world strategies you can put to use right away to get results in your business. It's NOT just theory and broad concepts that MIGHT work for you.

Your 2017 EFPS Presenters

The most successful minds in our industry.

Keynote Presenter

Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz


Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multi-million dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and what BusinessWeek deemed the entrepreneur's cult classic, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.

Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Today Mike travels the world as entrepreneurial advocate speaking to groups just like ours. He is globally recognized as the guy who "challenges out dated business beliefs" and teaches us what to do about it.

  • Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies before his 35th birthday

  • Mike was awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26

  • Mike sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500

  • Mike is the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (2008), The Pumpkin Plan (2012), and Profit First (2014)

  • Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal

  • Mike’s books have been translated into over 10 different languages

  • Mike is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches

It is my pleasure to introduce Mike Michalowicz.

David Jack

David Jack

We are thrilled to have David Jack return for the 4th year in a row as our Emcee for EFPS 2017. DJ brings an energy that can't be matched and will again be an integral part of making this event the best in it's class.

David Jack is a fitness professional and entrepreneur. He's the co-founder of activprayer and activeight, movements designed to connect, inspire, educate and activate the best in people, places and things. In addition to coaching clients of all ages and levels, David is a national advisor, spokesman and contributor for Men's Health Magazine and the Rodale brand and Reebok and it's ReebokONE brand. He's regularly utilized in fitness media at local and national levels, is a published author and has both created and starred in 7 fitness DVD's. He mentors and collaborates with some of the most successful fitness professionals from around the globe in an effort to raise the standard of care for those they serve. He has experience in curriculum design and development, team building, fundraising and community activation.

He personally believes in the power of play, the unique nature of individuals and the fitness that serves them, and the importance of faith, family and intentions greater than self.

Nick Tumminello

Nick Tumminello

Better Back Rows

In this session, you’ll learn how to get more out of performing barbell rows, dumbbell rows, seated rows and machine rows. Important biomechanical and physiological factors that you need to understand in order to avoid the commonly overlooked mistakes when performing these exercises will be highlighted, along with practical training techniques and tactics you can immediately use to improve your back training.

Tony Gentilcore

Tony Gentilcore

Practical Program Design

In his presentation Tony will discuss how he approaches program design with his clients at his training studio, CORE, located in Boston, MA. Specifically he'll go into some detail on his assessment process, how he writes programs based of his assessments, and discuss common misconceptions with regards to training general fitness clients for strength.

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Coaching Conversations: The Missing Tool

As fitness professionals, we're trained in how to apply sets and reps towards fitness goals. We often receive less training in the most important skill of all; having conversations that inspire our clients to change their behavior. In this interactive session, Mark will share the specific techniques and process employed by the Mark Fisher Fitness team to help their clients get clarity around what they really want and inspire them to consistent action.

Josh Henkin

Josh Henkin

The Truth About Glute Training

Glute training has become all the rage in fitness. You will learn how to create more successful and effective workouts and progressions that will allow you to help any of your clients reach their goals. Learn how extensive real world glute training is and gain a real edge in the fitness industry.

Nick Berry

Nick Berry

20/20 Vision

Discover the "best practices" of the highly successful that will a) bring your Long Term Vision into clearer focus and b) execute your plan every day with more success, more energy, more focus.

Ryan Ketchum

Ryan Ketchum

Discover The Untapped Potential In You & Your Business

Imagine performing at your very best day after day, finding the success you always imagined and having your business run like a high performance machine! Inside you there is untapped potential, just waiting to be discovered. By uncovering the potential inside you and your business you'll be able to grow your business faster. Discover the simple things that the highest performing fitness business owners in the world are doing and how you can put them to work for you.

Jared Markiewicz

Jared Markiewicz

Simplify your Coaching to Deliver Premium Results

3 mistakes every coach makes in the process of training clients and proven techniques to create master movers.

CJ Easter

CJ Easter

What's Working Now in Facebook Advertising: Live Implementation Session

This presentation is guaranteed to make you money before you leave Chicago. In this live implementation session, you will follow along as I take you step-by-step through the Facebook ad creation process. I will walk you through my entire system from campaign creation to targeting to follow up. You will leave with a fully functional Facebook funnel ready to collect leads while you sleep.

Dean Carlson

Dean Carlson

A Business Worth Owning: From Cash Eater to Cash Cow, the Profit First way.

What if we figured out a way to take our Profit First, pay ourselves what we deserve, keep Uncle Sam happy, cover all our expenses, and THEN scale up. Heck, maybe you won't even want to get "HUUUUUGE" after you discover you don't have to if you don't want to. Learning how to manage your cash flow is simple, sustainable, and dare I say even fun when you do it the Profit First way.

Ron Sobiek

Ron Sobiek

How to leverage wearables to increase your bottom line

Wearable technology has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments within the fitness industry. Learn what impact wearable technology has on consumers' wallets and how you, as an operator, can leverage that impact to increase customer lifetime value.

Izzy Libmann

Izzy Libmann

Secondary Modes of Income: Figuring Out What’s Good, What’s Bad, What’s Ugly

Would you say "no" to making a few extra hundred or thousand dollars for your business by adding a secondary mode of income? Most of us wouldn’t. Using personal stories and examining the components of the The Fitness Business Alignment System, we’ll lay out the questions to ask yourself before embarking on a new business venture.

Trevor Warnke

Trevor Warnke

The GAME of Business

Are you one of those people who has great intentions to get a lot of stuff done today but next thing you know the day is gone and you haven’t accomplished anything. Do you get joy out of winning? The GAME of Business will teach you how to make all situations into a game that you incentivize people to do their best. I will teach you how to make games that will have them focused on what they need to be doing right now to achieve the current goal.

Johnny Fukumoto

Johnny Fukumoto

Building a Game-Changing Staff Family Culture

As you are thinking about your first hire however, or have a team of 2 or 20, caring for your staff needs to be a top priority, even ahead of your clients! As a result of more meaningful relationships with your team members, you will experience greater loyalty, less turnover, and better performance, as well as a trickle-down effect to your clients that will help progress your business to both an elevated and sustained level.

Pearla Phillips

Pearla Phillips

How I went from working 80 plus hours per week to 20 and increased revenue

I became an entrepreneur to find freedom. What I found...was that I didn't own a business, my business owned me. Fortunately with the help of resources I'll disclose at EFPS, I now own a business that allows me balance and freedom daily! Are you surrounded by the right people? Are the lines of communication clear? Are you in the way of your own growth?

Julie Hatfield

Julie Hatfield

Supercharge your Success by Dominating your Daily Execution: Keys to Enhancing your Productivity

Becoming a High Performing Business requires Performance on all levels, and it starts with YOU. Individual productivity and efficiency is the key to achieving your goals. It isn't just about getting "things" done, but getting the RIGHT things done and getting them done well and on time. In this presentation you will get the tools to prioritize your day, concepts to recenter yourself, tactics to review your progress, celebrate your wins and make critical adjustments that can change your business forever.

Molly Galbraith

Molly Galbraith

Coaching and Training Women: What They Don't Teach You in School

Effectively coaching and training women is about more than understanding the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women. It's also about understanding the psychological and emotional differences, including what women are conditioned to believe about and say about their bodies and how it relates to their worthiness. She also dives deeper into critical women-centric topics like body autonomy, embracement, and self-worth, and gives trainers and coaches tools to better understand, connect with, and serve their female clients.

Tiffany Larson

Tiffany Larson

More Clients, More Money, Less Time: A Systemized Approach to Your Marketing Calendar

Are you "flying by the seat of your pants" when it comes to marketing? Could you be acquiring more new members if you had a plan? Would your current members find more value in your program if you had more consistency in your offerings? Do you feel stressed out and have to scramble to figure out "what's next?" A marketing calendar with an implementation plan can transform your business. In this session you will create a marketing calendar and a system to implement it so you can start get more clients, generate more revenue and do it in less time with less stress.

Nick Rians

Nick Rians


Powerful session by Nick Rians

Jim Kielbaso

Jim Kielbaso

Maximize Your Sports Performance Business

This session will provide a blueprint for maximizing your sports performance business. Topics will include marketing, operations, building mutually-beneficial relationships and more. You will leave this session with practical ideas that can be applied immediately to your business.

Krista Scott-Dixon

Krista Scott-Dixon

Precision Nutrition

Powerful session by Krista Scott-Dixon

Trevor Wittwer

Trevor Wittwer

Adding an Online Component to Your Offline Business Using Technology

Powerful session by Trevor Wittwer

Dani Almeyda

Dani Almeyda

LEAD Method

Powerful session by Dani Almeyda

Connect. Engage. Enjoy.

You work hard so you have to play hard too right?

At the end of the first day you'll have a chance to enjoy a few drinks on us at our networking event. This is the perfect time to get the presenters attention and ask them a few questions by buying them a drink (on us of course!)

Reconnect with old friends and meet a few new ones. It's the perfect way to cap off your first day of learning.

There are tons of great nuggets of info and connections made at our networking party every year. Many of which just as valuable, if not more, than the info you learn during the presentations.


Details on times, sessions and presenters coming soon!

Thursday, September 14th

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Onsite Event Registration

Friday, September 15th

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Onsite Event Registration

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Training and Business Sessions

Saturday, September 16th

6:00 am - 7:00 am

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Onsite Event Registration

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Training and Business Sessions

(all times are Central)

Register To Attend Today

Commit to attending the Elite Fitness & Performance Summit 2017 today and get access to:

  • Your ALL ACCESS Pass to all presentations
  • A speed coaching session at our Coaches Corner
  • The top experts and business owners in the industry
  • Exclusive EFPS Networking Party
  • The 2017 EFPS recordings once they are available (we won't be selling this after the event!)

Plus, by registering now you'll also get these great bonuses...

Bonus #1: Access to the EFPS 2016 recordings so that you can start implementing new marketing and business ideas in your business immediately

Bonus #2: A FREE 60 Minute Coaching Call with High Performance Mastermind Coach Vaughn Bethell to help you create you own success roadmap

Register Now!

September 15 - 16th, 2017

Super Early Bird Pricing

$397 (or 2 pay option of $224 each)

Regular Price: $797 Each

  • Add Guests or Staff for $97/each
  • All Access Pass to EFPS 2017
  • Speed Coaching Sessions at The Coaches Corner
  • Access To Networking Party
  • 2017 EFPS Recordings (not available to non-attendees)
  • BONUS:  The EFPS 2016 Recordings
  • BONUS:  FREE 60 Min Coaching Call

February 7 - March 7


(or 2 pay option of $224 each)

Early Bird Pricing

$497 (or 2 pay option of $274 each)

Regular Price: $797 Each

  • Add Guests or Staff for $97/each
  • All Access Pass to EFPS 2017
  • Speed Coaching Sessions at The Coaches Corner
  • Access To Networking Party
  • 2017 EFPS Recordings (not available to non-attendees)
  • BONUS:  The EFPS 2016 Recordings

March 8 - July 31

Register Now

(or 2 pay option of $274 each)

Regular Price

$797 (or 2 pay option of $399 each)

Regular Price: $797 Each

  • Add Guests or Staff for $97/each

August 1 - September 15

Open August 1st

(or 2 pay option of $399 each)

Travel Details

Stay with us!

One of the most important things you can do when attending an event is to stay at the host hotel! Much of the value from the event is the connections you make with people - our team, our presenters, our partner solutions, and of course your high performing peers. Book your room at our discounted room block rate and add even more value to EFPS!

Relax a little...

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 N. Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA

The Renaissance Schaumburg is now accepting hotel reservations for EFPS. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

Reserve Your Room


Elite Fitness & Performance Summit


Where is the event being held?

The Elite Fitness & Performance Summit is being held on September 15th-16th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

This hotel is an amazing event venue that's very convenient to get to from O'Hare (13 miles) or Midway (32 miles).

What time does the event start?

On-site event registration will be open on Thursday, September 14th from 3pm-6pm as well as each morning from 8:00am-9:00am.

You can see the full schedule HERE.

Who should attend the Elite Fitness & Performance Summit?

EFPS is for fitness business owners, trainers, boot camp owners and their teams. If you're looking for a better way to grow your business, train your clients or maximize your potential this event will help you!

Our experts will be covering topics on training, nutrition, marketing, team building, sales, and leadership.

Can I bring my spouse/business partner/staff?

Absolutely! Our guest pricing is only $97 per guest. During your checkout process for registration just let us know how many tickets you want and we'll make sure to secure their spot.

This is a great event to help your employees and staff with their professional development.

If you want to bring a spouse, significant other or guest that won't be attending sessions there are plenty of great activities for them near the hotel and in the Greater Chicago area.

What's the dress code?

Dress comfortably for the event. You'll be in a group of your peers and some people will wear business casual attire, some with jeans and t-shirts and others in workout gear.

Most people simply wear comfortable, casual clothes.

September weather in Chicago can vary with highs in the 60s-70s with lows in the 50s.

The hotel ballrooms tend to be kept cool so you may want to bring a light jacket or something similar to keep warm. Our advice is to dress in layers.

What hotel should I stay at?

We've coordinated a special discounted rate of $109/night at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. There are a limited number of these rooms available so make sure you book your hotel as soon as you register for the event.

We sell out of the discounted rooms each year so make sure you don't wait around!

You can book your room HERE.

What is the closest airport?

Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) is 13 miles away and Chicago Midway is 32 miles away.

Will CEUs be available?

Yes, we have applied for CEUs from the NSCA and NASM. Once approved we will post the exact number of CEUs awarded for this event.

When does registration close?

If you want to get in at the lowest possible investment then you need to register right now!

Our Super Early Bird pricing ends on March 7th, 2017.
Early Bird Pricing ends on June 30th, 2017.

Registration will close as soon as we hit capacity for the event.

Will food be served?

We will provide water, coffee and other beverages during the event but no other meals will be provided.

You will have plenty of options for great food at the hotel and other close by restaurants within walking distance.

What if I register and then I am unable to attend?

You have until 30 Days prior to the event to make any changes to your registration. If you aren't able to attend the event you have 3 options to choose from:

1) Transfer your registration to someone else and send them in your place.
2) We can send you the video footage of the event at no additional cost.
3) You can apply the registration to another event, product, or service we have available.

Your Risk-Free Guarantee

We're dedicated to providing you massive value at EFPS 2017, so we're packing your registration with our 10X Risk Free Guarantee! If after attending the first day of the event you don't feel that you've received a tip, idea or connection that's worth at least 10X your registration cost to your business or to your development simply let one of our FR Team Members know, and we'll issue you a full refund for the event on the spot.

This isn't an event where we bring all the sizzle and no steak! We're putting our money where our mouth is so that you know we're dedicated to giving you a massive amount of value!

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