Studio classes to get sore from this new year.
Love a good studio class? Niche boutique class? They can be so intimidating to navigate. With all the amazing options in the Chicago area, it gets even more overwhelming. Ready to explore the city?
This list highlights the River North Area, convenient for most who work in the Loop before and after work.
SoulCycle is a 45-minute indoor cycling class that features high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting strength training, and rhythm-based choreography. But it’s so much more than just a workout — it’s a powerful mind-body experience.
Old Town Location: 1224 North Wells street, Chicago IL, 60610
Southport Location: 3423 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60657
The Loop Location: 111 West Wacker, Chicago Il, 60601
Studio Three’s yoga studio offers a variety of vinyasa yoga & specialized strength-training classes developed for students seeking to improve mobility and flexibility. They offer quarterly fitness challenges and monthly workshops to keep you committed and growing in your practice.
River North: 648 N Clark Street, Chicago, Il 60654
Lincoln Park: 2401 N Halsted St, Chicago, Il 60614
Lagree Fitness combines strength, core, cardio, circuit training and stretching into an intense experience. The Lagree Method combines resistance training and cardio into one balanced system to strengthen the body. The motto is to always prevail over intensity. With the latest M3 machines, routine exercises like squats, lunges, planks, and pushups are combined with exercises specific to the Megaformer.
River North: 24 E Erie St, Chicago, IL 60611
Gold Coast: 1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Lincoln Park: 1123 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
West Loop: 1015 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
Ritual Hot Yoga
Ritual Hot Yoga is not your average hot yoga experience. The beat is crucial to the class and there is upbeat music playing during the entire 50-minute session. Breathing to the beat is the philosophy and the goal is get lost in the “dance between the body and the breath”. All classes are candle-lit and heated to 98 degrees. Ritual teaches more than just breath and poses. You are invited to explore the part of the yoga practice that transcends the physical.
River North: 750 N Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60654
The Barre Code
Barre fitness is an intense work out class combining ballet-inspired isometric movement with strength training, Pilates, dance, and stretching. Most classes incorporate a ballet bar and focus on high reps of small range movements. No class is the same circuit and you will be sore the next day.
Lakeview: Next to Redline Belmont Station, 959 W Belmont Ave
River North: 435 N LaSalle Dr
Near North Side: 1165 N Clark St
Michigan Ave: 324 N Michigan Ave
Run and lift in one intense class. Barry’s is the original high-intensity work out that burns up to 1,000 calories in one class, tones muscle, maximizes fat loss, and increase your metabolism, so you actually burn calories even after class is over. Each class is different. You will never have the same routine — and never get bored. Barry’s Original class is a mix of running and weights. There is also a Double Floor class – a no treadmill option for the days that you can’t run.
River North: 11 West Erie Street, Chicago IL, 60654
Lincoln Park: 1937 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, 60614
The Space Between Yoga
The Space Between is a yoga experience designed to get you out of your head and into your soul. The mission is for you to leave feeling more alive than when you came in. I think the most important part of Yoga practice is the balance you find in your mind. The Space Between is a great place to help recenter yourself and feel invigorated.
Location: 222 W Hubbard Street, Lower Level, Chicago Il 60654
Sweat Fitness Studios
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Sweat Fitness is a great circuit training workout. If you want high impact and high intensity, this is a must. This workout combines HIIT with innovative strength training. Some people can not turn off their minds as easily and need more intense workouts to help relax. They also have a Sweat-On-Demand streaming service in case you are traveling but need to get that sweat in.
Gold Coast Location: 1165 North State Street, Chicago IL 60610
Lincoln Park Location: 1841 North Clybourn, Chicago IL 60614
For those on the West side check out Mirepoix Studio in Wicker Park. The word Mirepoix is a sautéed mixture of diced vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and onions, used especially as a base for soups and stews. The Base of this workout experience is three parts: movement, meditation, and nourishment. The philosophy is moving to strengthen, not burn; meditating to process, not clear; and nourishing to fuel, not lose.
Location: 1414 North Ashland Ave, Chicago IL
This article was inspired by ChiTribe’s interview of Kacie and her fitness wisdom.
Learn more about local Chicago fitness from Kacie Diamond, Jewish Person of the Week. Kacie is a self made Fitness Guide with all the tips to save and sweat in 2019. When Kacie was diagnosed with Crohn’s four years ago, she had to make major life changes in order to function and stay healthy. Check out Cold Sweat, Kacie’s Podcast. Cold Sweat is a new podcast for the Chicago area discussing all things health, fitness, and wellness. DM or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit questions or comments.
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