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Athletic Strength Institute

Lawrence, Kansas

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Athletic Strength Institute

Lawrence, Kansas

(27)

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Garrett Lawson

31 August 2019

Chris Dellasega’s 12 Week Arm Specialization Program Bigger Better Arms is a must have book if you’re looking to take your arm training to the next level! The book is well formatted with clear instructions and diagrams that make the program easy to understand and follow, which was important to me as an online client . The workouts are fun, interesting and always challenging. I highly recommend picking up a copy if you’re looking to mix up your old stale arm workouts or even if you’re just starting to train. You won’t be disappointed! Great job Chris! More...

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Bill Flynn

14 August 2019

Attention to detail while producing GREAT results!!!!

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Ben Farmer

17 May 2019

I called ASI one day out of curiosity. I had been group training consistently elsewhere for a couple of years and was looking for a more tailored approach. Chris Dellasega (owner) answered the call and I immediately recognized a level of professionalism, focus and knowledge unparalleled in my experiences so far. Chris was able to assess and build a program to strengthen my weak points and propel all of my PR's to new heights. Every time I reach out with questions he has prompt, concise and effective answers. His programming has eliminated chronic pains I've dealt with for almost 15years. Particularly hip and low back pain using split squats. His prescription of external rotation exercises fixed a shoulder I've been struggling with for over 8 years. I've now been training and learning from Chris for almost a year and I'm feeling stronger and healthier at 32 than any other point in my life. If you're looking for a $10 membership at a corporate gym (with $10 results) to check a box on the list, you'll want to go elsewhere. If you're looking for a tailored effective plan to get healthy, strong or hit new goals in any sport, look no further. More...

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Ben F.

14 May 2019

I called ASI one day out of curiosity. I had been group training consistently elsewhere for a couple of years and was looking for a more tailored approach. Chris Dellasega (owner) answered the call and I immediately recognized a level of professionalism, focus and knowledge unparalleled in my experiences so far. Chris was able to assess and build a program to strengthen my weak points and propel all of my PR's to new heights. Every time I reach out with questions he has prompt, concise and effective answers. His programming has eliminated chronic pains I've dealt with for almost 15years. Particularly hip and low back pain using split squats. His prescription of external rotation exercises fixed a shoulder I've been struggling with for over 8 years. I've now been training and learning from Chris for almost a year and I'm feeling stronger and healthier at 32 than any other point in my life. If you're looking for a $10 membership at a corporate gym (with $10 results) to check a box on the list, you'll want to go elsewhere. If you're looking for a tailored effective plan to get healthy, strong or hit new goals in any sport, look no further. More...

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Randy Stotler

24 January 2019

As a runner/swimmer/triathlete, working out with Chris has helped improve my fitness and times, while reducing injuries and time lost due to injury! Each strength training exercise has a purpose, with multiple sessions building strength for my body necessary for more advanced moves. Working out with Chris is a big improvement over my previous strength training routine. More...

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Max Fridell

25 November 2018

Let me begin by saying that the worst part of Athletic Strength Institute (ASI) is the name. It isn’t just for people who consider themselves “athletes.” In fact, the name might be a bit intimidating to some. Put that aside. This place is truly life changing. And it could be for you too, athlete or not. This gym is for every body type and for everyone regardless of activity level. I researched five of the major gyms in Lawrence and was fortunate to discover a place where the owner/performance director, Chris Dellasega, is both academically and experientially well-versed on body improvement. He understands not only physiology but the psychology behind what prevents many of us from thinking we can actually be successful in a gym. Sure, my workouts are strategically designed, monitored to ensure proper technique, and diligently recorded. I expect that, even though this certainly makes this gym special. But what really impresses me with ASI is the positive motivation and encouragement I receive at every workout session. The professionalism and passion for what they do is unsurpassed by other gyms. The people at ASI genuinely care, and it is with that sort of atmosphere that makes coming to the gym enjoyable. More...

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Google U.

27 October 2018

I left Genesis due to the cold, impersonal, money-grabbing nature of the gym.  When Genesis took over from LAC,  I was appalled at how they treated the LAC workers and eventually was able to seemingly push most of them out by offering less than inadequate contracts. Unfortunately, the best trainers in town left the gym, and Genesis now employs far inferior, corporate-controlled trainers and cold, impersonal front desk personnel.  They all look good in their preppy Genesis polo shirts, so I guess that's what counts.  Unfortunate!  So I decided to take a look at Athletic Strength Institute.  I would encourage everyone who belongs to Genesis to drop your membership and come check out ASI.  The owner makes you feel welcome.  He is knowledgeable, motivating, and plans individual workouts to fit each of his client's needs. It may not be the biggest gym in town in terms of square footage, but it is the best in terms of what really counts... results. More...

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Roseann Brown

26 October 2018

I began training at ASI in 2016. My husband and our 2 kids also train at ASI. My husband has consistently shaved off seconds in his races. We each have our our specific goals and training programs. All the ASI trainers are great. Over the years, I have asked for recommendations on a variety of health topics. ASI is a powerhouse of information and resource for educational material. More...

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Conrad Roberts

26 October 2018

Chris is an outstanding strength coach and makes your goals his goals. I have benefited from his expertise in both my professional and personal life and would encourage anyone looking to improve themselves to contact ASI as soon as possible!

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Kirsten Krug

26 October 2018

Chris is so great to work with. Our daughters enjoy his training style and have seen great strength improvement because of his skills. Great place to go!

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Lei J

26 October 2018

Saturday Strongman training is awesome! Chris’s knowledge and experience is stellar! I have definitely grown stronger and have learned more about strength and nutrition. Way better than a generic gym experience! More...

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Les Kuhlman

26 October 2018

Chris is very knowledgeable about fitness and diet. He gets the details right - like the correct way to move your body during each sequence. Highly recommend checking him out.

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carlos vasquez

26 October 2018

My 15 year old son plays baseball and has been training with Chris a couple of times a week for the last year. Chris provides a safe training environment and he always ensures the use of proper lifting techniques. His sessions are challenging and fun at the same time. Significant strength improvement along with quickness has been observed during this period. I highly recommend ASI with Chris and his team. More...

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Heather Fielding Gebhardt

26 October 2018

Chris is an exceptional trainer. It's very clear that he loves his craft, as he's constantly adding to his already vast knowledge of athletic and strength training. He's also taken the time to get to know each of his clients and their goals. He has realistic expectations for how these goals can be achieved and he pushes you to work hard in the gym. After 2.5 years of training with him I've gained speed and confidence in my sport, ultimate frisbee, and I've developed a strong, lean body. Most importantly, because of the time I spend at ASI I've remained able to play the sport I love without fear of injury. Thanks Chris! More...

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Roger Williams

11 October 2018

Excellent customer service with very knowledgeable staff and a clean and neat facility.

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Brandy Moore Hurrelbrink

25 July 2018

Very knowledgeable staff and where the perfect answer for sports injury recovery.

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Deb McTaggart

29 May 2018

My boys have become a whole new caliber of athlete!!

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Emily Fernando

6 April 2018

Chris creates training programs customized to your needs. Hanna is my trainer and she excellently implements the program at each session to help me prepare for my half-marathon!

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Tyler Mitchell

16 January 2017

Love training here @ ASI! Three months in so far and I've already begun feeling the results. Chris and the other trainers are phenomenal and I'm very excited to continue breaking ground towards my goals through the training!

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Andrea Hoag

7 October 2016

ASI has been a literal game-changer for my son's athletic performance. I'm also impressed by how much the ASI team has taught him about nutrition!

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Francie Campbell

22 September 2016

They are amazing how they can reach your teenager and help them understand how important nutrition is. It completely takes the pressure off the parents back on making sure your child is eating right. My daughter has hypoglycemia and her levels have come up and leveled out. Highly recommended program! More...

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Cris B.

18 May 2016

Aaron, Chris, and Isaac help make strong bodies; whether you are a HS athlete or a middle-aged woman, they will help you get there.  Their gym has everything they need, as well as a personalized and comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone I meet at ASI is focused and friendly.  Aaron has been helping me strengthen a weakness in one of my quadriceps that was causing some knee instability.  Can't recommend training with these guys highly enough! More...

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Cris Bryan

28 April 2016

What I love about training at ASI is how much these guys know about the body and the way it is supposed to move - beyond that, they know MY body. Even when I am working out in a small group, Aaron is watching my movements, making sure I am using proper form, and helping my body get stronger and stronger. He knows the ways my body will try to "cheat" the movements and coaches to overcome those weaknesses. He knows when I can take more and pushes me past what I might choose for myself. If you are looking for a place to build strength for life and reduce pain caused by years of improper movement, you cannot go wrong with Aaron, Chris, and Isaac! More...

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Janet Cinelli

15 April 2016

This is by far the best strength training experience of my life. I have been working out with Isaac using the ASI system since January of 16. I have noticed huge jumps in both my strength and the definition of my muscles, especially my abs, which is funny as the system's early workouts for you don't even include ab-specific exercises; instead the entire workout engages the core. I really love ASI! I feel comfortable there, supported, and I know the guys truly care about my success. More...

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Frank Carey

31 March 2016

I came to Isaac with nerve damage in my neck affecting several muscles in my shoulder complex. It was a frustrating situation that I had been dealing with for a couple of months and Isaac was determined to get results. He varied his approach and strategies to get at the problem. I'll never forget the "breakthrough" moment when I was able to stand up and lift my arm following some deep ART manipulations. It's hard to say which of us was more thrilled! Isaac, high five! More...

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Dylan Serrault

29 March 2016

I had been training to climb Mt. Rainier for several months which involved strenuous and intense cardio which in turn beat up my knees pretty bad. I suffered through throbbing pressure and restless nights thinking it would just work itself out. Long story short, my trainer from another gym sent me to see Isaac to rehab my knee. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. If the place doesn't make me pay a co-pay I usually think it's witch doctor voodoo. Isaac was able to take the pressure off my knee with a single 30 minute session. Bottom line: If you are stupid enough like me to endure weeks of pain and lost sleep, be smart enough to go see Isaac. More...

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Scott Allen

21 March 2016

I got tired of dealing with personal trainers who had a cookie cutter or one size fits all approach to training. After looking for quite awhile, I found The Athletic Strength Institute.

Chris, the owner met with me and really listened to my concerns. I have some pins in my left foot from an old soccer injury and Chris was able to develop a training routine that allows me to see progress and results without beating my foot up too badly. These guys are the best in the area.
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