Step One: On-boarding
Our on-boarding program is designed to turn new lifters into confident, capable, and self-sufficient gym members. Your on-boarding process is a series of five one-on-one sessions where you’ll learn everything you need to know to begin a strength training program, including comprehensive instruction on the barbell exercises, programming, nutrition guidelines, gym equipment, and more. Our goal is to ensure trainees fully understand our approach to strength training and are prepared to take ownership of their training. When you’re ready, just click the Get Started link on any page.
Test-Out: Lifters experienced with the Starting Strength method of training and/or transferring from another Starting Strength Gym may test-out the on-boarding requirement by demonstrating proficiency in the basic barbell lifts. Please contact us to schedule your evaluation.
Step Two: Membership
Graduates of our on-boarding program are invited to join the CS&C Barbell Club to continue their training. Our community of lifters is an awesome and supportive group of men and women of all ages (from 25-75, really!). Besides those right here in Edgebrook, our members travel from Lakeview, Logan Square, River North, and various Chicago suburbs. Most travel past at least 5 other gyms to train with us!
There are two levels of membership in the CS&C Barbell Club: Unlimited and Limited. If you have a home gym, office gym, and/or are traveling more than 45 minutes to attend classes, then the limited might be the best option for you.
All memberships include the following:
- Your personal coach – You will be assigned a coach who will create a completely personalized and regularly updated program designed specifically to meet your goals and get you strong. You’ll never be lost in the gym, or piecing together a franken-program from questionable internet sources.
- Access to Barbell Club classes – All Barbell Club sessions are led by a world-class professional barbell coach. The coach is there to answer your questions, provide guidance, and feedback from rep-to-rep and set-to-set.
- Travel Programming – If you travel a lot for work, or because it’s that year where everyone is getting married — don’t worry! If possible, we’ll help you find a gym in your destination city, and continue to customize and deliver your programming while away.
Unlimited Barbell Club
Starts at: $299/month
24-Hour Keycard Access: Included
This is for lifters who want to work full time with a professional barbell coach and train 2-4x a week with a great community of lifters.
Limited Barbell Club
Starts at: $209/month
This limits you to 5 sessions per month. You need to have either a home gym, or access to another facility. Perfect for people who live too far away.