Joel Proskewitz is a sought after presenter and speaker, presenting both locally in the UK and also abroad. He presents both his own material and is also one of the lead instructors for the McGill clinical and trainer's courses. His current schedule is:

  • Virgin Active - South Africa, Cape Town & Johannesburg - August 2017 - Closed group - staff training
  • Equinox health clubs - Kensington, London - September 2017 - Closed group - in house staff training
  • McGill 1, 2 and 3 - Toronto, Canada - 24-28th November 2017 - sign up link
  • McGill 4 - London, UK - 19th November 2017 - open to trainers and clinicians - see below for sign up
  • McGill 1 and 2 - Rome, Italy - 10th-13th February 2018 - open to clinicians - sign up link
  • McGill 3 and 4 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - 24-25th February 2018 - open to clinicians and trainers - sign up link

McGill 4 - Back Mechanic - working with the back pained client

This one day course is for personal trainers and clinicians. Learn how to assess the causes (motions, postures and loads) that are back pain triggers. Then, based on the assessment, learn to eliminate the trigger to allow the pain to desensitize. This builds a client to receive your training. The third component guides the building a pain-free foundation for movement. Get the latest scientific evidence on back exercise - what helps and what hurts, and why. 

* NOTE: The McGill 1, 2 and 3 are NOT prerequisites for this course *


  • Instructor: Joel Proskewitz
  • Date: Sunday 19th November 2017
  • Time: 9am - 5pm - Registration begins at 8.15am
  • Location: PerformanceRx - 79-81 Fairfax Road, London, NW6 4DY
  • Price: £275.00
  • Spaces: Limited to 20 participants only


This one day course is for trainers and performance specialists who deal with clients with back pain. Both lectures and workshops provide delegates with background information on the mechanisms that cause back pain and how these can be assessed and addressed with movement and exercise programming that adhere to the principles of Professor McGill. This process creates clients who are then liberated to begin training. Then specific principles are workshopped to create pain-free and injury resilient movement/motor patterns, that allow further programming by the trainer. *This is both a lecture and workshop, so please bring appropriate training gear*

Detailed description

  • Introduction 30 mins
  • Self Assessment 90mins (find the pain)
  • Removing the cause: Spine Hygiene 90mins (Pain avoidance - build resilience)
  • Building the foundation for a pain-free and resilient Back 90mins (how to begin rehab)
  • Tuning the machine 90mins
  • Conclusion - Q&A 30 mins
  • Further information about the McGill 4 course can be found here


Charlie Weingroff presents: Training = Rehab 3

New for 2017 and for the first time in the UK

This Training = Rehab Seminar Series installment will highlight a pathway of contemporary views of Motor Skill Acquisition and linking to an approach to training that maximizes acquisition, retention, and mastery via an Anti-Glycolytic testing.
This seminar will focus of lecture and demonstration as well as a fluid model to creating a 5-day training model of General Physical Preparedness.


  • Instructor: Charlie Weingroff
  • Date: Sunday 1st October 2017
  • Time: 9am - 5pm - Registration begins at 8.15am
  • Location: PerformanceRx - 79-81 Fairfax Road, London, NW6 4DY
  • Price: £225.00
  • Spaces: Limited to 25 participants only


About Charlie Weingroff:

Charlie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ.  He also is a member of the Nike Executive Performance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.  Prior to returning to his home of NJ, he was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC.    He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.