RESEARCH SHOWS PROGRESSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY STRONG, LEAN, AND INJURY FREE.
Every session is catered to the individual’s needs and focuses on achieving personal long term health goals. LIFT uses a functional and systematic approach to get you stronger and healthier both in and out of the gym. These time efficient training sessions are designed to accommodate and challenge all fitness levels. Our method combines a science-based training approach with the personal touch of a private trainer.JOIN LIFT
Taking the principles of the 30 minute strength training sessions and incorporating circuit based conditioning, mobility, and fundamental core strengthening. With this extra time, we take a more in-depth approach to YOUR fitness needs.
A full, total body training experience. We take you through a customized and thorough routine of mobility, functional strength, and muscle building. If you enjoy longer workouts this is for you regardless of your training experience, or limitations. Gain strength, get fit, and stay injury free.
All appointments have a 24-hour cancellation AND rescheduling policy.
All classes have a 12-hour cancellation AND rescheduling policy.
All memberships require a 30-day written cancellation notice. Memberships require a 3-month minimum commitment.
We offer two different memberships. A 30 minute and 45 minute option. Both require a credit card on file for an automatic payment every 30 days. You receive 4 sessions per month in a package at our “member” rate. Any additional sessions booked beyond those 4 are charged as single sessions at “member” rate. Members have the ability to book out in advance as much as they desire without being charged ahead of time. You will be charged upon completion of your session. Members also get a special rate for group classes and 20% off merchandise.
30 min sessions are a comprehensive and efficient strength training session. 45 min sessions build upon the comprehensive and efficient strength training sessions by giving us a little bit more time to address specific needs and supplement some conditioning intervals.
As coaches we always follow evidence based research. The current research suggests strength training 3-4x/ week for optimal results. Clients who see the best results are consistently training at least 3x/ week.
You will find ample “Pay to Park” metered parking directly outside on Erie St, as well as surrounding streets. For those of you looking to train in the AM, these spots are free prior to 9AM.
Wear athletic clothing, bring a water bottle (optional as we have a filtered water fountain and water for sale in our cooler) and athletic footwear. We recommend cross training shoes over running shoes.
We have full-service locker rooms with showers, lockers (built-in code system – no lock needed!) fresh towels, salon supplied hair-care products, and your standard toiletries.
We suggest having even a small meal or snack before training. We DO NOT recommend pre-workout supplements or high doses of caffeine before training to reduce nausea and rapid heart rates. These sessions are usually a little quicker pace than working out on your own. We recommend training with us for a while before testing any pre-workout supplements.
I have been coming to LIFT since the day they opened and have been training with Josh for years now. Nothing compares to the workouts and knowledge you’ll get from... read more
Positive: Communication , Professionalism , Quality Love the Lift classes- they are really unique, with 5 circuits and a mix of weight stations with some cardio, too... read more
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I've been working with Abby 3 days a week since October 2021, and it's probably not too much of a stretch to say I'm in love with her.
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I have always been a very active person but I have seen the biggest difference in both my strength and physique since working out at Lift. I’ve been to many... read more
Amazing Gym! All the instructors are incredible! I'm hooked! Never a dull moment! Every single second is used! Scheduling Training! One of the easiest and most transparent... read more
I’ve had such a great experience here, especially training with Coach Abby! The trainers here are very attentive and helpful, which I definitely appreciate since I’m pretty new to weight... read more
I have trained with the guys at Lift for a long time and consider my sessions to be some of my best long-term investments. My workouts there are sustainable, enjoyable... read more
I recently found Lift on Yelp like a month ago and I’m absolutely loving it. I workout with Sam, Isaac and Kyle and they’re amazing. I’m looking forward to continuing... read more
Highly recommended. If you want a personalized, thorough, concise workout this is it. Each personal trainer is excellent for listening to your fitness goals, celebrates your achievements and accommodates any... read more
I’ve been training at Lift since it opened (and with Josh elsewhere for a few years prior). As a middle aged endurance athlete, I used to think I should strength... read more
Hands down best gym for power lifters, strong men, body builders. Equipment is top notch and it’s very clean and well maintained.
I have been lifting here with Sam for a couple of months, and couldn’t say anything better about Lift! The gym is clean, equipment well maintained, and the staff is... read more
I've been working with Abby 3 days a week since October 2021, and it's probably not too much of a stretch to say I'm in love with her. In... read more
I’ve been training at LIFT for 1.5 years. Each and every one of the trainers are knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and extremely efficient. It’s surprising how great of a workout you... read more
I've been going to LIFT for over a year and a half and I cannot say enough positive things about this gym. The minute you walk in, you are personally... read more
Can’t recommend LIFT enough. If you’re looking for challenging, yet functional, strength training program to look and feel your best, LIFT is the place. All of the coaches there are... read more
One of the best workouts in the city. Always challenging and thoughtful workouts. Being able to see myself grow stronger and stronger week after week is all thanks to this... read more
Lift is an amazing place! The trainers are knowledgeable and the workouts are tough. Being a runner, I was constantly getting injured. Lift has strengthened me overall and worked on... read more
This best place to work out in Chicago. Intelligent trainers with a great atmosphere. You can tell they love what they do and are passionate about creating the best gym/workout... read more