Chicago Born.
Chicago Built.

Hello, my name is Joseph Van De Carr and I’m the owner and founder of Iron Mine Gym. We’re a family-owned and operated gym located on the Northwest side of Chicago specializing in helping bodybuilders, powerlifters, and casual gym goers achieve their strength and physique goals. When I started this gym with my father Joe Sr (owner and founder of Chicago’s famous The Tat Cave), we had one goal in mind: to create a positive environment for Chicago’s bodybuilding and powerlifting community. Since opening in 2016, my commitment to expanding our facilities to meet the needs of our guests has never wavered. I take huge pride in our gym – and will always give it everything I have to make sure our guests have all the things they need to be successful in their fitness and weightlifting journey. So if you’re looking for a gym to call home,  Iron Mine is the place for you.                                                           

24 / 7 Keyfob Access
Over 85 elite machines
Custom built posing room
Access to some of industry’s leading coaches