Jake Arrieta Training at FitWorkz, Pilates Sport has Arrived


For an elite sports program, you need elite athletes. For elite athletes, you need the right training. At Fitworkz, we can offer athletes the opportunity to get ahead of the competition. With our sports performance training, we can personally train an athlete for his/her sport, and allow them to improve in their skills and overall strength, speed, and power. We have helped thousands of athletes so far, and can help yours too. The 6 week program allows athletes to come in up to 6 days a week*. If you are looking for ways improve your athletes, and eventually your team, this is it.


Sports Performance* offers athletes the ability to:

-Get Fast and Reduce 40 yard dash time by .1-.2 seconds or more!

-Get Higher with 1-2 inch Increase in Vertical Jump

-Change Direction Faster and Reduce Lateral Foot Speed by 50%

-Add Distance to Long Jump

-BRAND New Train like Jake with Pilates Sport

-6 and 12 Week Training Packages Available

-And more!


For the younger, soon to be athletes, Fitworkz has an amazing Total Youth Conditioning program. Teaching kids proper mechanics and fundamentals for running, jumping, etc., and also having fun while doing it. Having good form and mechanics is crucial for lessening future injuries. For (time details) kids will be given a head start at the athletic world.


Total Youth Conditioning* gives kids the chance to experience:

-Physical Education meets Sports Training

-Kids will learn the fundamentals of Running and Jumping

-Fun Team atmosphere to keep kids moving this Summer

-Proper and SAFE movement mechanics


For more information, feel free to contact us at:

[email protected] or (815) 756-1188


Or check us out on social media

@FitworkzSP         Youtube.com/FitworkzDekalb        Facebook.com/FitworkzDekalb


*Some restrictions may apply see club for details.


As a bonus, Just click to get our 100% FREE explosive core strength exercise program for Athletes!

7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.

We’ve had a lot of athletes come through the doors at FitWorkz, and a common need is a core workout that will prepare our clients for elite levels of performance. With that in mind, we’ve created a simple seven exercise workout that can take your athlete to the next level. As sport seasons come up, give your athlete the competitive advantage they need. Download our free workout and get your athlete off the bench and into the game!  7 Core Exercises to develop that explosive core strength and power athletes need.  We put them into to awesome training programs and you can get them by clicking below.


Yes! I want the 7 Core Exercises for Explosive Athlete Power and Training Program!


Athletes come in to FitWorkz with a lot of old school ideas on how to train the core. Most of them have been told that all core training requires is crunches, side bends, and sit ups. For our athletes, these exercise simply aren’t good enough. These three exercises are known to put unnecessary strain on the lower back, which can potentially injure them. To create more durable, powerful, and faster athletes, we use the following exercises.

1. Plank

A. Side Plank 

B. Plank with Leg Raise

2. Superman 

3. Wallballs 

4. Pallof Press

5. Med Ball Side Throws 

6. Single Arm Kettlebell Carries 

7. Deadbugs 

8. BONUS!  Stick Core Exercise

These exercises create athletes with better body awareness, core strength, and durability when compared to their peers. We use variations of these exercises before each of our FitWorkz Sport Performance workouts, and have seen great improvements in our athletes. With our free core training workout, you can create explosive core strength. Sport seasons don’t wait, so give them the advantage on the field with our proven training by downloading our free PDF.


Yes! I want the 7 Core Exercises for Explosive Athlete Power and Training Program!


Plus, find out how our athletes have gained 2-4 inches on their vertical jump, 6-10 feet of distance on their opponents, and increased their peak power by 20%.


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Raymond M. Binkowski is the owner of FitWorkz a hybrid training gym in DeKalb, IL, author, and trainer. He has lost over 60 pounds and kept it off for over 15 years. Ray’s books Eat by Color, Get Fit and Live Healthy, and Exercise Galore can all be found on Amazon! He has worked with thousands including professional athletes, police/fire/military, physique competitors, even 3M, and most often people looking to make a long term change in health, wellness, and weightloss. Plus the Get Fit and Live Healthy podcast. The podast is FREE on Itunes.


Work Out Of The Week

Cable Incline Press
Start with bench at a 45⁰ angle with feet firmly planted on ground and butt, back and head on bench. Hold stirrups from low-pulley position on each side at chest height with arms bent under each wrist. Raise stirrups straight up until arms are straight, then lower slowly to beginning position.

Seated Concentration Curl
Begin seated on a bench with feet planted firmly on the ground. Hold dumbell in one hand with elbow on the thigh of the same side just below knee height. With dumbell in between the knees lift to shoulder height and slowly return to starting position.

Rope Pull Down
Attach tri-rope to cable cross machine, hold rope with heels of hands touching knobs at the end. Extend arms and be sure the knobs are pulled outward at the end of the movement.

Cable Lateral Raise
Stand to the side of the cable machine with a single handle attached to the low-pulley position. Grasp handle in hand furthest from pulley at hip height with palm toward the body. Raise handle up and away from the machine while keeping arm straight until it is at a 90⁰ angle to the body, then slowly lower to starting position and repeat on opposite side.

Leg Extension
Sit at leg extension machine with butt and back firmly on pads, thighs under upper pad, and shins behind lower pad. Lift lower pad by extending at the knees until legs are straight and slowly lower into starting position.


Dumbbell Row
Begin with one foot flat on the ground and then other knee firmly planted on a bench. While keeping your back flat and head up hold weight extended out from the chest with palm facing the bench. Pull weight straight up to the chest leading with the elbow and slowly lower to starting position.