Chris Grayson

My name is Chris Grayson. I’ve been TRAINING  PEOPLE for a LIVING  for 18 YEARS since getting out of the Marine Corps in 1998.

I’ve studied, interned, and became certified by the most prestigious organizations and coaches in the industry. I believe I’ve invested in the best equipment money can buy and my clients seem to agree. I’m obsessed with becoming the best coach I can be, which keeps me a student of the science and research that are constantly coming out.



We don’t run group classes where everyone does the same workout; we design workouts based on what YOU NEED and are QUALIFIED to do…basically, we meet you at your current level of fitness. Everyone has unique needs and objectives can be different from one person to the next. We understand and utilize science and collect necessary data to ensure your workouts are progressive and produce results. Because USI operates in a private setting we can do things here you simply cannot do at a membership-based gym, and we’ll prove it.


Have a question about training, nutrition, supplementation, or anything relevant to Urban Strength Institute? Shoot, and we’ll get right back to you. • 773-453-5963


How much does it cost to train at USI?

The cost is determined by how many times a week you train (2, 3, or 4 times) and ranges from $350 – $550 per month.

What is the design of your programs?

In short, we train you according to what your actual goals are and what you’re qualified to do. We ARE NOT a bootcamp. We DO NOT train everyone the same. For more detailed info, contact us at 773-453-5963.

How long are the workouts?

Depending on what your goals are, training takes roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Just clothing that you’ll be comfortable training in, and water if you’d like.

Can I train at any time?

We are by appointment only.

If I have/had a serious injury or limitation am I still a good fit for USI?

That depends on the severity of the injury and what you injured. We’ve been rehabbing people for years, but calling us to get more information from you would be wise. 773-453-5963.

I’d like to learn more about your gym?

No problem. You can download our free ebook above that provides a ton of info on what we do, or just give us a call at 773-453-5963

What’s the coaches availability?

We typically work from 6AM to 8PM Monday thru Friday, and 7AM to 1PM on Saturday (closed Sunday). We are by appointment only. It’s best to set up an appointment on our BOOK APPOINTMENT page. If you don’t see that, call us for up to date info regarding availability (773-453-5963).

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