West Loop | Private Coaching

Train for Climbing and Fitness

Grow stronger alongside our trainers during individualized coaching sessions.

BKB’s Trainers are enthusiastic, motivated individuals stoked to help you achieve your goals. Reach out to book a consultation with a trainer or for more info!


Andy Watt

Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
  • NASM Certified
  • Founder and Co-Leader of November Project Chicago Fitness Movement, an outdoor group bodyweight fitness program serving groups of 20-100 people, twice a week, year round.
  • Graduate of SOMA Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy
  • Focus on Kinesiology and Biomechanical movement
  • Able to support the smallest achievements and work toward the biggest goals
  • Also experienced with kettlebells, running, powerlifting, strengthening, coordination, speed, climbing, endurance
  • Coaching style: listen, love, care, honest, supportive, inquisitive, focus, positivity, adjustments, execution
  • Worlds Best Cheerleader!

Classes: Monday Movement, Wednesday with Weights


Ruby Forseman

Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
  • Experienced in training adults in various modes of movement since 2005.
  • NASM, ACE, and AFSA certified personal trainer.
  • Experienced in traditional strength & conditioning modalities: barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells & calisthenics; moving through phases of progressive overload.
  • Uses dynamic postural analysis as part of assessment.
  • Uses principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Anatomy in Motion to guide corrective measures.
  • Previously trained as a massage therapist and dance instructor
  • Strong base of anatomical & biomechanical knowledge.
  • Coaches all movements through the lens of biomechanical breathing
  • Also experienced with stick fighting, boxing, steel mace flow, and climbing
  • Provides guidance on habit formation, the neuroscience of learning and goal-setting
  • Coaching style: precise but patient, encouraging, body-geek, open to new methods, striving towards better, not perfection

Classes: Bootcamp, Climber Core


Adam Huber

Climbing Coach
  • Seven years of climbing experience, specializing in bouldering.
  • Coaching style: Holistic approach with a focus in movement reeducation to create intuitive climbers.
  • Trains strategies to ascend climbs with as little effort as possible through full body mechanization and coordination.
  • Prescribes off the wall work to improve range of motion, body awareness, breath control, and improve recovery for maintenance of a consistent practice.
  • Optimizes training with hangboards and the campus board, with an emphasis on safe technique.
  • Gamifies skills to create a sense of fun while solving problems
  • Extensive outdoor climbing experience with over 150 days on real rock and boulder ascents up to V7

Classes: Climber Power Hour


Erin Nakayama

Climbing Coach
  • Technical climber specializing in endurance and targeting
  • Interest in creating lifelong, joyful climbers and with building intrinsic motivation and investment in climbing and general health
  • Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Previous career as a high school math teacher has informed philosophy of building investment and trust as a foundation for creating space for learning

Classes: Climber Power Hour, Level Up


Adam Lawdan

Climbing Coach
  • Lead Certified Climbing Wall Instructor with the American Mountain Guide Association
  • Climbed 75+ outdoor single sport pitches on lead throughout the United States and Europe
  • Trains with an emphasis on outdoor sport climbing/bouldering & best practices regarding outdoor climbing standards and etiquette
  • Emphasis on injury prevention; maintaining thorough warm up/cool down routine
  • Movement-based practice informed by parkour and gymnastic background
  • Visualization and mindfulness techniques to develop a sound climbing mindset and manage stress on the wall
  • BONUS!!!! Off-wall cross-training in key stabilization muscles and balance via slack-line (the OG climber hobby)

Classes: Level Up, Learn the Ropes, Learn to Lead


Emma Nichols

Adult & Youth Climbing Coach
  • 10 years of climbing experience across all disciplines ranging from bouldering to ice climbing.
  • Lead Certified Climbing Wall Instructor with the American Mountain Guide Association
  • As a climber and performance musician, trains positive relationships to fear with interdisciplinary techniques to prioritize growth zones over comfort or panic zones.
  • Emphasis on improving climbers’ intuitive mobility and on-wall efficiency.
  • Expertise in static, balance-oriented slab climbing, specifically for sport routes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of climbing gear; aids in transitions from indoor to outdoor climbing.
  • Guides climbers toward becoming more self-aware and self-motivated in their climbing practice.
  • Comprehensive warm-up routines and off-wall training for injury prevention.
  • Well-rounded approach to instruction as an experienced climbing coach for both youth and adults.

Classes: Family Intro to Climbing, Level Up, Learn the Ropes


Sal Decelles

Head Setter & Climbing Coach
  • 15 years climbing experience with a well rounded approach to all disciplines
  • As Head Route Setter for 7 years and route setter for 10 years, I’ve engineered and studied human movement on the wall to improve climbing strengths
  • Strong emphasis on understanding the technical, subtle details of body positioning, footwork and mental acuity.
  • Years of off the wall training experience aimed at well rounded strength and balance.
  • Major climbing discipline:Big wall traditional climbing but have worked all aspects of being well rounded.
  • Favorite Areas: Red Rock National Park, NV; Jackson Falls, Southern IL; Farley Ledges, MA
  • Outdoor Sport climbing achievements: 5.13a/b
  • Outdoor Bouldering achievements: V10

Private Coaching Rates

45-minute Personal Training Consultation: Free

First-time Buy 2 Get 1 Free Deal: 3 sessions for $199 (can only be purchased once)

Individual Sessions:
1-hour session: $99
1-hour session for 2 people: $135
1-hour session for 3 people: $160
Training Packs:
6-pack of sessions: $574 ($95.70/session)
12-pack of sessions: $1,088 ($90.70/session)
Monthly Automated Payment Plans:

For someone seeking consistent coaching at a lower cost and ease of booking. Each pack must be used within 30 days of purchase.


4-pack MAP: $364 ($91/session)
6-pack MAP: $534 ($89/session)
8-pack MAP: $688 ($86/session)