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Ken Kinakin’s 2016 SWIS seminar


Ken Kinakin’s 2016 SWIS seminar.  Absolutely the best place to be in the entire world for the very best of the best information on training, nutrition, rehabilitation and the science of human performance in general.  

Where the hell else could you EVER, possibly sit down for breakfast in the hotel lobby and run into THESE THREE GUYS – DAVE TATE, DONNY THOMPSON, AND MATT WENNING.   Three giants of elite strength training who spoke and shared their knowledge at SWIS.    

Huge thanks to Ken Kinakin for putting on such an unique and astounding weekend of learning.  


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Matt Wenning Strength Seminar at Fortis Fitness

Special thanks to Matt Wenning, 3 x World Record Holder and Masters in Sport Biomechanics for conducting a highly successful Strength Seminar at Fortis Fitness last Sunday.  This lecture included some incredibly useful information on conjugated periodization, form and restoration among many other topics.  This seminar was attended by an extremely grateful group of “Strength Nerds” who will no doubt become much stronger by putting this valuable information into practice.   Thanks again Matt and we hope you will visit again soon.  


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Barbell 101 Oct Seminar

Barbells101 October Weightlifting Seminar at #FortisFitness

Correcting Technical Errors in Weightlifting. This will build on our previous seminar and discuss technical errors in the lifts and how to correct them. Come with questions and be ready to train.

Note: If you don’t currently train in Olympic lifting, this seminar is NOT for you!

For more information, head to or email Nicole at

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Fortis Wall Squat ™

Fortis Wall Squat  ™


This machine allows the safe loading of the wall squat exercise.  It has elements of both a Smith Machine and a Hack Squat, but it is far more versatile.  It provides a “moving wall” to lean against in order to intensely work the quad muscles in a more functional way.  All exercises are performed on a normal, flat floor surface and almost any stance variation can be used.  Our Dynamic Wall Squat Machine is unique in that it allows a healthy and comfortable extension of the lower back.  It is an excellent for practicing or overloading the high bar or the front squat movements, especially when an upper body injury prevents you from putting a bar on your back.  An adjustable stopper makes this machine extremely safe.  Band hooks provide almost unlimited resistance.  This machine will provide concentrated Isometrics or quasi-isometric work as well.  Finally, this is a great way to conveniently and comfortably complete standing calf raises with any amount of resistance.

Patent Pending

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Fortis Bar Holders ™

The Fortis Bar Holders ™



Finally, bar holders for the rest of us! Not all people were meant to fit into a standard rack. These bar holders solve this problem and also allow for longer specialty and Power-lifting bars. Lift without worrying about straining your shoulder or hand injuries. Comfort and safety at last – these bar holders allow you to concentrate on the task at hand – lifting heavy weight.

Check Out This Video 

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Chest Supported Row ™

Chest Supported Row ™Typical safety squat bars put the resistance in the high bar squat or front squat positions. We created this bar so that lifters with upper body injuries could use a safety squat bar, but one that places the resistance in the low-bar position on the back. The camber on this bar creates the feeling that the weight is directly over your center of gravity as soon as it is on your back. Lifters have used this bar with great success, even when recovering from upper back, shoulder or arm injuries while preparing for competitions. There are multiple hand position options. This bar is also great for good mornings, lunges and other related exercises.  

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Matt Wenning Strength Seminar



Matt Wenning

Strength Seminar

Fortis Fitness Gym

10:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2016

  • 3 World Power-lifting records
  • 2,665 lbs Equipped total
  • Masters of Science in Sport Biomechanics
  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
  • Over 10,000 hours experience training Division 1-A, Pro, and Olympic athletes
  • Strength & conditioning trainer to over 6,000 army, infantry and special forces military
  • Owner – Ludus Magnus – Private Strength Training Facility, Columbus, Ohio
  • Expert in Conjugated Periodization, especially related to Raw Power-lifting
  • UPA Raw Nationals Power-lifting 2,204 lbs total – 865 squat (no wraps), 611 bench press, 725 lbs dead-lift

Join us for this incredible opportunity to learn from Matt

$50.00 – Please pre-pay and register – space is limited


Phone:  416 465 4777


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