10 of the Best Bodybuilding Gyms in Chicago

10 of the Best Bodybuilding Gyms in Chicago

Gyms for serious lifters who don’t want to fight the crowds to get a proper workout.

1. Quads Gym

Muscular Development Magazine voted Quads Gym one of the Top 10 Gyms in America. If you are looking for a real gym, not a spa with dumbbells, welcome home.

3727 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone 773-404-7867


2. Fitness Formula Clubs

It is Fitness Formula Clubs’ mission to deliver outstanding results & enhance lives by improving overall health and well-being. In 1984 founder Gale Landers brought his dream to life, since FFC has continued to operate as Chicagoland’s largest privately owned reciprocal usage provider of health, fitness & wellness facilities.

Multiple locations in the Chicago area.

Phone 212-757-0850
E-mail facebook@ffc.com


3. USA Gym

USA Gym is the home of Chuck Sanow, IFBB Pro & NPC Illinois Chairman. Recognized as one of the best Hardcore Gyms in North America.

7621 West 100th Place, Unit B
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Phone 708-598-3846
E-mail contact@usagyminc.com


4. Lance’s Gym

For over a decade Lance’s gym has taken an unconventional approach to health & fitness. If you have tired of the health club scene, Lances Gym is the place for you to reach your fitness goals. Whether you are just getting started, or getting ready for the championship in your chosen sport.

1200 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL, 60609

Phone 773-294-1550
E-mail toohuge1@hotmail.com


5. Sayer Park Weightlifting Club

Sayre Park Weightlifting Club is Chicago’s oldest weightlifting gym & geared towards perfecting Olympic lifts. Dedicate yourself in this spartan gym outfitted with platforms, bumpers & high quality barbells. You can trust their pedigree as this gym has produced numerous champions.

6871 W Belden Ave
Chicago, IL 60707

Phone 312-746-5378


6. Diamond Barbells

Diamond Barbells is dedicated to women who are lifters. They specialize in strength & powerlifting in Chicago.

30 E Adams St
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Phone 312-371-0776
E-mail michelle@michellerossfeld.com


7. Phenomenal Fitness

Phenomenal Fitness personal training use the Phenomenal Pillars of Physical Development. These are the essential components of physical fitnss & wellness; stability, strength, mobility & resilience.

1450 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone 312-360-0303


8. The Barbell Compound

The Barbell Compound is a family & a business rolled into one. They want to bring back what is lost in commercial gyms. An atmosphere where you can talk to each other, relate to each other & learn from one another.

Their members include professional powerlifters, bodybuilders, athletes & anyone else that just wants to be stronger.

6325 N Avondale
Chicago, IL 60631

Phone 847-858-5845
E-mail Thebarbellcompound@gmail.com


9. Barbell Central

A professional training center, Team Lilliebridge Powerlifting, Division One Sports Training & Kristin Miceli women’s physique programs. Everyone is welcome.

300 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL. 60506

Phone 630-692-3829


10. Asylum

A true hardcore gym that has been in business for 17 years. Several competitive powerlifters. Competition bench, jack stands, chains, boards & bands.

5441 Harlem Rd.
Rockford, IL 61111

Phone 815 636-1777
E-mail asylumgary@gmail.com


If you’re a member at a bodybuilding gym that’s not listed above, let us know and we’ll add it to our next list.


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