Training Options


Private Training

You will work one-on-one with a coach to ensure that every rep is performed correctly and efficiently. You will also receive a personalized program to help you reach your goals.



You will work with 2-4 people at a time. One of the coaches will set up programs for each client along with making sure each lift is performed correctly.


Large Group

You will work with along side other experienced lifters and under the watchful eye of a coach. A program will be given to each person based on their fitness goals.

 The Coaches


Bill Coyne, Starting Strength Coach


Bill began training with barbells as a teenager at Metroflex Gym in Arlington, Texas. He has competed in
powerlifting since 2006 and has coached the basic barbell exercises since 2008. Bill is an alum of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and founded the St. John’s Barbell Club while attending the college. Bill moved to Chicago in 2012 to purse a career in strength training. Since then Bill started Kratos out of B&W gym on the north side of Chicago.




Spencer Irvin, Starting Strength Coach

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Spencer is a lifelong hockey player and a native of Flint, Michigan. He holds a B.S. in Human Biology from Michigan State University with a minor in Health Promotion. From 2010 to 2016, Spencer was the head coach at Black Iron Training (a Starting Strength gym) in Lansing, MI. While Spencer was at Black Iron he was trained under Starting Strength staff coach Chris Kurisko. Spencer has worked with many high school athletes, along with people into their 50s and 60s.