BLUES CITY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING exists to support you evolve and fortify yourself through the limitless self discovery practice of strength and movement. Empower your mind, body and spirit to fully express the pursuit of your passions. Take ownership of your health and wellbeing. Connect. Nourish. Recover.


What we do

At Blues City Strength & Conditioning we cultivate a movement relationship between each person and their practice. Movement is an essential aspect to our health and wellbeing. No matter who you are independent of any and all demographics and stage of life your body has certain essential movement and strain requirements in order to maintain or improve physical functionality. BCSC is dedicated to creating a time and place for folks to train providing the proper coaching and support. We intend to inspire each person to connect to movement and athleticism in their own way and to their own prudent degree based on individual goals. As the body remodels to meet demands and exposure to movement modalities over time the Practice itself evolves with you. MOVE. BREATHE. STRENGTHEN. ENJOY.

Small Group Classes

Working in a group of no more than 6 people, we’ll progress through ever-changing 8 to 10-week programs that build your skills and prepare you for a for mastering a certain skill-set or exercise.

Participants get individual attention in every session, and I tweak the program daily to any specific needs or goals you might have.

Private Classes

If you’d like 1-on-1 attention, this is the practice for you. We’ll work together to address your specific needs, craft a program to meet your goals, and push forward together toward excellence.


Our practice is based on the StrongFirst program. StrongFirst methods are scientifically and empirically based and have a proven record with professional athletes, elite military and law enforcement operators, as well as regular folks who have decided to be weak no more.


Click the link below to listen to Bob Schmidt’s Interview Podcast on Spreaker with Blues City owner Jason

Listen to “E1 Blues City Strength” on Spreaker.

Met Jason in early 2017 and have felt better ever since. I look forward to his classes each and every week. His approach of challenging you in a safe and deliberate way, so you can grow and improve in all aspects, speaks to his great way of teaching. Ensuring you are doing each exercise properly and/or altering them to each person’s specific needs speaks to his deep knowledge. Asking you before class how your problem areas are and/or how you are feeling and then addressing any concerns speaks to his focus on the entire body. I highly, highly recommend Jason and Blues City Strength & Conditioning.

Ben B.

Jason is a truly skilled trainer. His deep expertise in strength, conditioning, and body mechanics allow him to create personalized workouts that are effective and safe. It’s a world of difference compared to exercising independently. And it’s not just about the body–his positivity, drive, and patience support your efforts to stay focused and motivated. If you’re in doubt, get in touch and experience it for yourself!

Andre M.


We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new location here in Hyde Park! Blues City Strength now offers group and private sessions in person at the historic Piccadilly Building, 5107 South Blackstone Avenue. We will be updating hours and access shortly. Thank you for your patience during this transition! Please stay tuned for the Grand Opening party announcement.

Let’s do this

Are you ready to start your practice? Would you like to know more? Let’s chat.

About Jason

I am originally from Hyde Park, Chicago and I attended Whitney Young H.S graduating with all-city and all-state honors. I played Division 1 Baseball at Miami (OH) and UIC. I continued playing and coaching baseball professionally overseas in Brunswick, Germany, as well as in Barcelona, competing in Spain’s National League and for the European Cup.

I began fitness training in Madison, WI in 2012.. My passion for professional growth and development lead me to CrossFit Farmland’s Elite School of Fitness. I was a full time coach and Boot Camp Director, earning my CrossFit Level 1 and 2 certifications. I am thrilled to be back in the Hyde Park community, and I can’t wait to work with you!


  • BA Ithaca College 2007
  • CrossFit L1, L2
  • CFSC L1
  • StrongFirst L1
  • FMS L1 L2


  • Private Training
  • Small Group Classes
  • Young Athlete Development
  • Daily Programming
  • 8-10-12 Week Programs


  • Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Russian Kettlebells
  • Functional Movement
  • Power Lifting
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Fat Loss
  • Sport Specific Young Athlete Development
  • Senior Fitness (ADLs)