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Larry Gruber, CSCS

Established Professionalism and Experience That Works For You

Physical fitness used to be just a pastime for me, until more and more friends began asking for my opinion concerning their fitness regimen.  In 1999, after a successful restaurant management career with some of Chicago's finest Italian restaurants, I became a certified personal trainer.

After being a personal trainer for 6 1/2 years, including three years as the head trainer, at Lakeshore Athletic Club-Downtown in Chicago, I created Project: You Fitness in March 2006.   I now train exclusively in the comfort of your own home, office or at Energy Training Center, Chicago's boutique private personal training facility in the Kendall College building in River West.

As a personal trainer, I strongly feel that exercise should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  I structure the workouts so they are fun, combining traditional weight training with functional training, cardio-respiratory training and flexibility training, all aimed at helping you look, feel and move better.  In order for the sessions to be successful, the personal trainer/client relationship must be a very interactive one, requiring constant feedback from both parties.  I want and need your opinions and suggestions. And, please feel free to ask me any questions you might have, especially those pertaininng to excercise and nutrition.


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
       Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • American Council on Exercise
        Certified Personal Trainer

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
        Certified Personal Trainer

  • American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals
        Medical Exercise Specialist

  • Excercise and Pregnancy Correspondence Course

  • American Heart Association
        CPR / AED


"The key to any good trainer for me is how they read your body and your needs. Larry designed a program around my abilities and knew when it was time to push so I could increase my strength. He even came with me to my physical therapist when I injured my neck so he could learn how to help me recover quicker. He's the best."

-Helayne Spivak
  Senior VP
  Group Creative Director
  Energy BBDO