McHenry County's #1
Functional Strength Training Center

E.W. Training Workouts involve sweat, heaving breathing, and hard work. We will push your body past its comfort zone, but we promise you...YOU WILL LOVE THE RESULTS! Whether you are training with our Ropes, Kettlebells, Body Weight Training, TRX, Power Circuit, Boxing, or some combination of the above, we will take you to levels of fitness and functional strength that you've never imagined.

We believe that everyone is a could just be on a fitness-leave of absence! Don't worry about not being strong enough...or not being tough enough. Our clients are at all fitness levels - from beginner to intermediate to competitive athletes and special combat forces! Whatever your fitness level, we help you set your goals and then most importantly, we help you realize them.

Now Available - Dietitian Services with Erin Swanson


EWT's most popular class is the 5:15 AM. For a dedicated group, the early morning workout is a perfect start. The cardio-core, circuit training, and kettle bell classes offer an unbeatable energy boost that lasts all day. Everyone is welcome. So why not see what a little sweat in the morning can do for you?

Dani visits EWT of Woodstock, Illinois nearly every day and credits her workouts for staying functionally strong on the job. She loves the challenge of EWT workouts because she loves how they make her feel. 

Our training involves full-body, dynamic motions that incorporate entire muscle groups. IT'S ALL ABOUT MUSCLE CONFUSION! Rather than focusing on one muscle for muscle building, our workouts move your entire body in a way that builds true functional strength, helping you to look and feel great while building strength for real life. Membership at E.W. Training includes:

  • Complete and continuous instruction with all of our tools by certified instructors
  • BMI/Body Fat Testing
  • Video Analysis of Your Form
  • Nutritional Planning
  • Cutting Edge Functional & Tactical Training
  • Accountability Form & Planning

We look forward to helping you in your quest for Fitness Excellence!


As an active person, exercising in one form or another has long been a passion of mine.  For 10 years, I have shared my experience and love of running as a certified running coach at The Running Depot. This experience has taken me great distances, literally; running a 50k, marathons, and half marathons. I have made my fitness home at EW Training as a member for the past 6 years.

In April 2017, my fitness journey was altered when a body composition test (Bod Pod); comprised of weight, lean mass, fat mass, and body fat percentage, showed that I was overweight and at risk for health concerns due to my height and age. The result, 37.5% body fat convinced me to make changes that I had previously been putting off.

Though I had been told I had the ability to lift more, I’d had neither the drive nor confidence to do so.  With the advice of Michelle, I began to incorporate more strength to balance the cardio that I had worked so diligently to maintain.  As my weights increased, I continued my tri-weekly runs, but completed shorter distances. Throughout the process, there have been ups and downs, but I can honestly say I am stronger physically and mentally.  I have begun to look at myself in a way I thought I never would.  After finishing my third Bod Test I have lost 10 lbs. and my body fat has decreased to 31%, with a total loss of 14.5 inches.  

With all the challenges that the feminine identity faces in today’s world, EWT has become my sanctuary.  I am blessed to have a place where like-minded individuals are committed to lifting and empowering one another.  Michelle can broaden your limits and push you to achieve and improve yourself.

Tracy O.

My wife and I joined Elite Warrior Training a little over a year ago and we have not looked back since. This whole thing started when I turned 40. I was the largest I have ever been at 242 lbs and I wanted to make some changes. My wife and I were planning on having a child and this was a huge factor for me as well. Growing up, my father was always in at least decent shape, if not good shape. He was more than able to physically do anything with us that we wanted. I wanted to do the same for our child and at that time, I was not in the shape to do so. My goal was to loose some weight and get into better physical shape. That was a little over a year ago and I have lost a little over 30 lbs. The most stunning part for me was that I have lost over 45lbs of fat and I have dropped my body fat percentage from 46% to 30%.  My fat/lean muscle numbers when I started 111.5lbs/130.5lbs to 62.7lbs/146.3lbs where I am currently. Michelle was very candid at the start that this was going to be a 2 year process. Being a year and 2 months in, I could not be more happy with my results and I am excited to see where I end up at the end of the year.
Thanks for pushing me and giving me the tools to accomplish this, I feel amazing!

Mario S.



We’re excited to announce our new partnership with a company called Sweat Angels. Sweat Angels exists to help more people experience the joy of doing good. Through this partnership, we will be able to grow our community by doing good.

Starting September 27, every time you check-in on our Facebook page, Sweat Angels will donate to a great cause. Each month, they will provide a new charity for you to support by checking-in. Check out our Facebook page to see who we’re supporting this month.





We need your help to be successful and make a difference! Here’s what you can do:
• Check-in on our Facebook page every time you enter the facility. If you don’t know what a check-in is, here’s an article from Sweat Angels that explains it all:
• Make sure you use the monthly hashtag in your check-ins. We will tell you what hashtag to use when it changes.
• Add a photo to your check-in—perhaps a selfie.
• Ask your friends to check-in, too.

We are thrilled to partner with Sweat Angels to help grow our community and make a difference just by checking-in on Facebook. We hope you are just as excited to work with us to do good.

To see where we are at for the month visit.

To learn more, visit





24-Day Challenge

Are You Ready to Change Your Mind & Body about Health & Fitness? Are you looking to Lose Weight and Build Functional Muscles? Are you Bored with your current workout or gym? Need help with weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness? Join EWT for the ADVOCARE 24-Day Challenge™. You can start anytime but why wait? Jump start the new year now!
Take the ADVOCARE 24 Day Challenge™ and get 24 days of fitness classes free at EWT.
Check out the 24-Day Challenge™ now.