Results Aren’t Guaranteed, They are Earned

HARD WORK. The two most important words when it comes to getting results. At USI we believe in the Kaizen principle… constant and never-ending improvement.
We select the exercises that give you “the biggest bang for your buck” and utilize the right training methods that are aligned with your goals.  Chris Grayson, Chicago personal trainer, is backed by 15 years of real world results and ready to help you.

Our Proven Method


You’re only as strong as your weakest link. With our Structural Balance Assessment we identify these weak links to prioritize your training and make you bullet proof. We also implement a 12-site body fat analysis to determine WHERE you store the most body fat, WHY you store it there, and HOW to lower it.

Program Design

After your initial assessment, we begin building your tailored program. Based on your assessment as well as your personal goals, we design the appropriate training modalities that are aligned with your goals. This is essentially how we craft your plan to get you in the best shape of your life.

Nutritional Guidance

At USI we strongly support your nutritional needs by providing detailed guidance regarding what you need to change to get the results you came here for. We are available around the clock to answer any questions and give advice.

Real Training that Produces Real Results

We specialize in cutting edge training backed by science, along with years of academia and work experience. At USI we are focused on what works, not fads or what’s trendy.

Here’s what we know: If you make the commitment and put in the effort, you will get results.

But don’t just take our word for it. Every trainer will tell you they get results. Listen to what are clients have to say.

Hear what our clients say

Meet the Coach

Ever since the age of 14 when I was first introduced to weight lifting I’ve had a strong love for it.
After high school I enlisted in Marine Corps and that love grew even more. As soon as I got out of the Marines in 1998 I got a job at a gym I was working out at to pursue personal training. I knew I loved training but didn’t really know it would become an obsession and my long time career. Since 1999 I’ve had up to four personal training certificates and I can say that most weren’t worth the paper they were printed on. What makes someone good at this is years of countless hours studying and applying what they’ve learned. Over my 15 years in this industry I’ve spent thousands of dollars on seminars, books, internships, and consultations with some of the best in the industry in order to become the best I could in the field that I love.

I still don’t know everything. There’s a ton to learn, and that’s one aspect that I love about what I do. I can confidently say that I have no interest in believing that I know it all, and therefore, I will continue to stay in academia and test what I learn by application. I believe in the Kaizen principle, constant and never ending improvement. Albert Einstein said that “knowledge without application is useless”. I strongly believe this to be true in my industry. There is book smarts and there is experience. To be great as a trainer you need to have both.

Contact Us

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