Owner and LEad Trainer
Christian Miller is a skilled trainer with over a decade of experience in athletics and strength training. At the age of 18, he left home and his mixed martial arts career to serve his country as a B-52 Bomber Maintenance Specialist. During his six years of service, he began training both military and civilian members in his free time preparing them for everything from fitness exams to body building and power-lifting shows. Now that he fulfilled his commitment he has returned to the Chicago Land Area where he opened The Bar Gym and Strength Training LLC. He hopes to train and teach the community the functionality based Balance Emphasized Athletic Strength Training or B.E.A.S.T. System that he pioneered which provided the foundation of his physical fitness.
Christian Miller is a veteran of the United States Air Force with six years experience as a Non-commissioned Officer. During this time period he directly supported the Nuclear Mission of the United States by maintaining the B-52 Bomber, or BUFF, as a Communication, Navigation, and Mission Systems Craftsman. Stationed at Minot Air Force Base, he supported missions all over the world spanning across three different continents and has even been featured in Airman's Magazine. He now hopes to give back to the community through utilizing the leadership and team building skills he developed, fostering an environment of honor, courage, and strength.
Finally, Christian Miller is an avid Scholar. He possesses an Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degree and is in pursuit of his PhD candidacy. In the future, he hopes to become a professor alongside both his training and competition aspirations.
Adam Fengler is a Florida native and moved to Chicago to undertake a new adventure. He could be described as a jack of all trades and master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. He joined the Air Force at 18 to serve his country, he and Christian were maintenance troops working on the B-52 and this is where The Bar was born. After five years of maintaining airplanes he was selected to fulfill a new role as an Air Force Intelligence Analyst. After nearly a decade of service Adam made the decision to pursue his education and civilian life.
Adam enjoys any and every activity that puts him in touch with nature from rock climbing to skydiving to kayaking Adam is an adrenaline junkie looking for the next high. A Tough-Mudder fanatic, Adam leads a team into every race he can. Adam uses the B.E.A.S.T. system to overcome any barrier on and off the course. He hopes to travel the world and see what every culture has to offer.
strongman yoga instructor
Heather Plote is a native to the Chicago land area. She is a seeker of all adventures that life has to offer people and challenges along the way. A unique talent of her's is in operating heavy machinery for road construction, and a little bit of singing on the side. Expert at dancing in public places a.k.a. the grocery store, elevators, and in the gym. After high school, she packed up all her things and moved down to Florida for college. She majored in business and marketing with an interest in business law. After nearly five years in Florida, she packed up her things and moved back to the Midwest. Searching for her next adventure she landed in the business of road construction. Additionally, after practicing yoga for almost five years she realized her desire to share this passion with others and became a 200 hour certified yoga instructor.
Heather has been an avid athlete since the time she could walk. She was a competitive club volleyball player throughout school and into her Florida adventures. She has been teaching for three years with training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. As a teacher her goal is to help the student grow physically and mentally in all aspects of their practice. Understanding its benefits and challenges on and off of the mat. With this view in mind she decided to bring yoga to the most unlikely crowd, Strongmen and Powerlifters. She hopes to travel the world, and become a shining example of a leader to all people who are looking to empower and better themselves.