Select Strength exists to improve quality of life through guided fitness training that aligns with the goals and needs of each individual client.


Meeting the client where they are is a key element of the Select Strength training method. This applies to current motivation, fitness level, goals - and geographically! I will come to the most convenient location that aligns with my client's lifestyle. This format of personal training integrates the program into any schedule and improves outcomes. 


Strength training is a crucial component of any exercise program but typically the most difficult to prescribe without skilled guidance and progression. 


Commitment to a program that incorporates consistent strength and conditioning, paired with the coaching from Select Strength, will improve physical and mental performance, provide gradual challenge, ultimately helping you create the best version of yourself that is better suited to tackle any future activity.



In-Home Personal Training

Completing your free, 60-minute consultation will provide us with the necessary data to understand your current fitness level, establish clarity of your goals and expectations, and allow me to present an individualized progressive program that will take you where you want to go.


The program will consist of one-on-one in-home personal training using a variety of modalities to continue to challenge the body and mind on the journey towards your goals, while continually discussing opportunities to optimize lifestyle. The cost for each 60-minute training session is $125.

Strength training creates the foundation of these programs while paying close attention to mobility, posture, and core involvement. Variety and enjoyment are injected into each training session using fundamental exercises combined with coaching precision to push capacity and offer motivating challenge. 


Providing appropriate, efficient, and intelligent personal training sessions creates an effective vehicle for change when combined with data tracking, out of session communication, and endless suggestions for bringing extra activity into any schedule.



Training can take place at a client's home, residential building fitness facility, or office gym
Key items will be provided at each training session and any equipment you already have can be incorporated
Serving clients in downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs

About Me

 My name is Scott Mezzano, and I am the proud founder of Select Strength LLC. Over 10 years of experience working with clients, patients, and athletes has shaped my approach to optimizing physical fitness. I have had the privilege of working alongside the brightest minds within the Executive Health Program at Northwestern Medicine and the elite personal training firm, Jim Karas Intelligent Fitness & Wellness. By blending my clinical knowledge with established fitness principles, I am able to prescribe and apply effective exercise programs that achieve desired results.

I've always had a passion for fitness and physical challenge. Over the years these challenges have included participating in several GoRuck military-inspired endurance events, completing a 50K ultra-marathon and training with the US Olympic Skeleton team in Park City, UT. In my free time, I enjoy long-distance biking, hiking, and camping. Recently married, I live in the northwest suburbs with my lovely wife, Kristen.  


  • Master of Science in Exercise Science

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist

  • National Strength & Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Functional Movement Screen, Level 1/2 Certified 

  • Titleist Performance Institute, Level 1 Certified 

  • Functional Range Conditioning, Mobility Specialist

  • Precision Nutrition, Level 1 Certified

  • Basic Life Support CPR and AED Certified 


I started training with Scott at a point in my life where I was feeling physically fit but I had not progressed to my liking. I had never used a personal trainer to any extent before so I was a bit nervous about the experience. Scott immediately helped me feel comfortable and set me on my way to great personal gains. Scott’s intimate knowledge of programming and physiology helped create a program that met my needs and kept me feeling challenged every day. Scott is a great motivator and amazing coach and hold him in the highest regard not only as a personal trainer but also as a person. I don’t know if you can find a more genuine and thoughtful person who has your best interests in mind at all times. 

– Jon

Scott is the definition of an ideal trainer/coach. He brings best in class knowledge and technical skills to his clients, but most importantly Scott finds what works best for his clients needs, sets goals, and pushes you to achieve the best version of yourself! I worked with Scott for 3+ years and found my numbers consistently increase all the while having a fun and engaging experience. 10/10 recommend! 

– Brian

Scott Mezzano is an extraordinary trainer. He is highly professional, with extensive knowledge in fitness and health. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and committed to each client's success, and is creative in helping achieve those goals. He has an innate sense of when and how to push, and makes the sessions challenging but achievable - and great fun! I often finished a session exhausted and laughing. He is also just an incredibly wonderful and nice person, and it is a pleasure having him as a trainer. 

– Jill


“While work does do things, it is intelligent work that does superior things.” -Percy Cerutty