Rock-climbing walls offer all the thrills of scaling a snowy peak without the uncomfortable cold or even more uncomfortable tea party invitations from lonely yetis. Hang with the cool crowd with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$69 for a three-week adult rock-climbing class (up to a $125 value) and three guest passes (up to a $75 value; up to a $200 total value)
$99 for a one-week youth climbing camp (up to a $280 value)
- Ages 11–15
- Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Every week from June 10 to August 23, except for July 1–4
Lincoln Park Athletic Club
Sprinkled across Chicago from Evanston to the West Loop, the Chicago Athletic Clubs set a modern and user-friendly gym experience in urbane neighborhood settings. The various facilities are equipped with all the required equipment for losing weight, putting on muscle, or building flexibility on cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. Group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and Zumba fill the schedule, and the several locations with indoor pools host water aerobics and family swim classes. The personal-training staff can also help tailor workouts based on your particular goals and share encouragement with you as you transform from chrysalis to Dwayne Johnson. In addition to the exercise areas, the gyms also sport such amenities as kids' clubs and sauna and steam rooms. Three locations even offer indoor rock-climbing facilities. As beginners and experienced climbers traverse craggy surfaces while protected from the elements, additional challenges crop up on the gym's endurance routes and in the bouldering cave where climbers defy gravity without being strapped in by ropes.