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3rd Coast Athlete Lab

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Welcome to 3rd Coast Athlete Lab, where we’re providing men and women of all abilities a combination of fitness, exercise science, and nutrition to promote sports performance, corrective exercise, and wellness. Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, near the mighty Lake Michigan, 3C utilizes proven training methodologies and nutritional protocols to assist you in reaching your health & strength goals. Whether you’re training for an upcoming season, hoping to improve your movement and efficiency, or just looking to take on a healthier, more active lifestyle, we’ve got what you need. GET STARTED TODAY or learn more by filling out the short form on your screen!

Our Expert Team

We have dedicated our lives and careers to helping you be more efficient and sustainable in your fitness journey. You can rely on our support and expertise every step of the way.


Our Core Values

We value the science behind movement - the how and why of your body and its success - and we apply that to our training every day. Go beyond surface strength and train with efficiency today.


Our Mission

We aim to make our training accessible to everyone in our community, whether you’re recovering from an injury, preparing for a season, or taking the first few steps toward a healthier life.


Our Promise

We pledge to maintain a safe and supportive environment every time you join us. At 3C, you won’t have to worry about injury and intimidation. Instead, you can focus solely on your journey.

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Lori Thomson

Lori Thomson in Chicago River North - 3rd Coast Athlete Lab
Beth Christie, 3rd Coast Athlete Lab testimonialS

I started training with Lori after having a series of injuries that prevented me from running regularly. I was a long-distance runner all my life, but had been struggling with pain symptoms that prevented me from running comfortably. Lori developed a program for me that addressed muscular, postural .... Read more

Beth Christie

William Herbert , 3rd Coast Athlete Lab testimonialS

Lori played a key role in my running a marathon, the Chicago marathon, for the first time at the age of 66. The training, which started in February, was interrupted several times in the early months by a pulled muscle in the left calf, but it culminated in the successful run 8 months later. .... Read more

William Herbert

Kate M, 3rd Coast Athlete Lab testimonialS

Lori is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced trainer and athlete. I have worked with her for about 4 years both through training for races and relative slack (I mean, maintenance fitness). Though she is serious about getting results, we laugh a lot too. When I've had minor injuries or, let's .... Read more

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