Activities in Barrington

$55 to Enter the Eat Dirt Mud Run on Saturday, September 27 (Up to $80 Value)

Eat Dirt Mud Run

Willow Creek Community Church

$80 $55

Annual 5K run sends waves of 500 runners through a mud-covered obstacle course marked by hills, climbing walls, and a 60-foot mudslide

$27 for a Punch Card for Five Indoor-Play Visits at Chicago TreeHouse ($52.50 Value)

Chicago TreeHouse

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $27

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 73% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $16

Beginners and advanced students alike can increase their fitness and abilities during classes focused on heavy-bag drills and conditioning

$25 for One Indoor Paintless Paintball Session for Two at Kits Sports Center ($50 Value)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

$20 for $40 Groupon — Cinnamon's DanceWorks

Cinnamon's Danceworks

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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$59 for 10 Group Pilates or Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga ($140 Value)

Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

$19 for Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba (68% Off)

Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute for One or Two at Durty Nellie's on Friday, November 14 (Up to 67% Off)

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute

Durty Nellie's

$15 $7

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Re-creation of Daft Punk's 2007 tour includes a full-scale replica of their pyramid

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Jai Yoga Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Jai Yoga Studio

Palatine

$150 $59

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes—including gentle, therapeutic, and Vinyasa—for students of all levels

Roller Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Orbit Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Orbit Skate Center

Palatine

$22 $12

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Chicagoland's largest skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

$25 for $50 Groupon — The Edge Dance Academy

The Edge Dance Academy

Palatine

$50 $25

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Two or Four Single-Day Admissions for One Person at Golf Nation (Up to 58% Off)

Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $15

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Adult Painting Class for One, Two, or Four or Kids' Birthday Party at The CAKE Village (Up to 62% Off)

The CAKE Village

East Dundee

$50 $25

Artist leads adults in painting their own masterpieces; kids celebrate birthdays playing in the mini villiage and nibbling on cake

$25 for Five Zumba or Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness ($50 Value)

Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$19 for $35 Worth of Bicycle Rental — Main Street Outfitter

Main Street Outfitter

Wauconda

$35 $19

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts at Striking Arts Academy

Striking Arts Academy

Wauconda

$100 $50

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

$130 $45

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Brand-new Bikram yoga studio offers suburban yogis a heated practice specifically designed for the perils of modern living

10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Powered By Ivan Training Systems (Up to 88% Off)

Powered by Ivan Training Systems

Rolling Meadows

$300 $39

Former Division I soccer athlete tailors workouts to weight loss or boosting athletic performance with TRX, kettlebells, and battle ropes

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Chicago Cagefighting Championship Sponsors APFC 17 Tickets at Sears Centre with Beers on October 11 (Up to 49% Off)

Chicago Cagefighting Championship

Sears Centre

$46.50 $24

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Saturday night event packed with four hours of MMA bouts headlined by Bellator vet Louis Taylor and UFC vet Brian Houston

Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Hilldale Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Hilldale Golf Club

Hoffman Estates

$128 $55

Par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., features plenty of hazards to keep things interesting

Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$30 $16

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Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

The Dinner Detective Chicago in Chicago or Schaumburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Dinner Detective Chicago

Multiple Locations

$92.09 $46

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable multi-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Three or Five Fitness Classes with Strength Screening at Back in Line Chiropractic Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Back in Line Chiropractic Gym

Schaumburg

$80 $39

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Held 5 days a week, each full-body fitness class also focuses on an additional specific body area, such as leg strength or cardio health

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

Improv Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$49 for a DEXA Bone Density Scan at OsteoStrong of Chicago ($250 Value)

OsteoStrong of Chicago

Schaumburg

$250 $49

Clients boost joint and bone strength with DEXA bone density scans, strengthening sessions, and whole-bdy vibrations

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp, Zumba, or Both at TrainMSP.com (Up to 60% Off)

TrainMSP.com

Schaumburg

$100 $40

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements; Zumba gets bodies moving to Latin rhythms

$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

$295 $149

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

$40 $20

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Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Mission Fitness & Consulting (68% Off)

Mission Fitness & Consulting

Streamwood

$150 $48

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

$120 $58

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

10 Yoga Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sky Fitness (67% Off)

Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $49

Yoga disciplines like vinyasa, agni hot yoga, aerial, mighty body band, and gentle taught within 61,000 sq. ft. gym's dedicated yoga studio

Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes with a Fitness Assessment at Fitness Revolution (Up to 83% Off)

Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$249 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, boot-camp sessions target individuals' fitness needs and goals through circuit training

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

5, 15, or 25 Krav Maga or K.O. Bag Workout Classes at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

$625 $99

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

$34 for $57 Worth of Gymnastics — Rise Up Academy

Rise Up Academy

Arlington Heights

$57 $34

Come take a month's worth of gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline or dance classes. See the website for class descriptions.

5 or 10 Small-Group Training Sessions at LEVEL Fitness at the Arena (Up to 84% Off)

LEVEL Fitness at the Arena

Vernon Hills

$250 $49

Coaches Kyle and Brett help groups with a max of four people achieve fitness goals during 60-minute training sessions

$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at JG ProFitness (Up to 61% Off)

JG ProFitness

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

All-Day Paintball Package with Admission and Equipment Rental for Four or Six from Paintballtickets.com (Up to 67% Off)

Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

One Month of Group CrossFit Classes or Five Personal-Training CrossFit Sessions at K-Star Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kettlebell or Extreme Cage Fighter Workout Classes at MMA Underground (Up to 74% Off)

MMA Undrground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

One or Two Months of Unlimited Women's Boot-Camp Classes at FitChick Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

5 or 10 Weeks of Unlimited Adult Krav Maga Classes at Focus Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Focus Martial Arts & Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

Roller-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 with Rental Skates and Snacks at Just for Fun Roller Rink (Up to 60% Off)

Just for Fun Roller Rink

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Roller skates careen across hardwood floors while popular music plays; packages include popcorn and drinks

$55 for 10 Group Fitness Classes ($250 Value)

VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

$69 for Three Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pine Grove Equestrian Center (Up to $150 Value)

Pine Grove Equestrian Center

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

4, 8, or 12 Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Revolution (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Revolution

Mundelein

$69 $29

Certified trainers combine resistance and functional training into customized programs that help clients increase strength and tone muscles

Two, Four, or Six Indoor Amusement Center Passes to Party Fantasy Up to 55% Off)

Party Fantasy

Mundelein

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

10 or 20 Classes at Total Body Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Total Body Yoga

Multiple Locations

$145 $49

With more than 60 sessions offered each week, this yoga center has classes to fit most any schedule or practice needs

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$166.50 $39

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$11 for $44 Worth of Dance Lessons — PDC The Studio

Pdc The Studio

Hanover Park

$44 $11

Choose from a full range of classes, such as Baby+Mom, Ballet and Tap for ages 3–5, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop

Three or Five Dance Lessons at Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio

Wheeling

$180 $89

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities ballroom or Latin dance techniques

$99 for $198 Worth of Services at Premier Fitness

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

$198 $99

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Helicopter Tour of Chicago for Two or Four from Chicago Helicopter Express (Up to 51% Off)

Chicago Helicopter Express

Wheeling

$360 $199

Helicopters cruise 800 feet above the Chicago skyline past such famed sights as Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, and Navy Pier

5 or 10 CrossFit, Yoga, or Spinning Classes at Chicago Fit Life (Up to 67% Off)

Chicago Fit Life

Wheeling

$100 $49

Learn functional CrossFit exercises, stretch out with yoga, or hit the stationary bike

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Fusion Health Chicago (Up to 78% Off)

Fusion Health Chicago

Schaumburg

$150 $45

Custom personal-training sessions help build strength and boost metabolism

5 or 10 Tango or Ballet Classes at Tango 21 (Up to 68% Off)

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or VIP Fast Passes for Two to Evil Intentions Haunted House (Up to 54% Off)

Evil Intentions Haunted House

Elgin

$50 $25

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20,000-square-foot multilevel haunted house remarked for its paranormal activity features room after room of terrifying attractions

Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Southwest Elgin

$80 $30

Youth classes build life skills in kids aged 3–14; kickboxing and muay thai classes instill adults with discipline and fitness

120 Minutes of Indoor Reball for One with Gear at Intra Sports Complex (47% Off)

Intra Sports Complex

Elgin

$36 $19

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12 Boot Camp Classes from The Athlete Farm (65% Off)

The Athlete Farm

Elgin

$150 $53

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Three-Hour Elgin Cemetery Ghost Hunt for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Elgin

$90 $45

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Elgin

$90 $45

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Enrollment Fee at Pro Boxing Fitness (73% Off)

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin

$99 $29

Boxing students learn punching and sparring techniques, proper stance, and basic self-defense skills in high-intensity classes

Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

$12 $8

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin's rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

Shooting-Range Packages or Simulator Sessions at On Target Range and Tactical Training Center (Up to 56% Off)

On Target Range and Tactical Training Center

Crystal Lake

$56.50 $30

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20,500 sq. ft. indoor facility with a 75 ft. pistol range, 150 ft. rifle range and advanced HVAC system

One-Hour Just Try It Rock-Climbing Pass with Equipment for Two or Four at North Wall (Up to 56% Off)

North Wall

Crystal Lake

$34 $19

Try rock climbing and improve skills, strength, and coordination during one-hour visit

Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and Boxing Classes at Team Curran MMA Inc. (Up to 72% Off). Three Options Available.

Team Curran MMA Inc.

Team Curran MMA

$125 $35

Students can get in shape and learn self-defense techniques during martial arts classes

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

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Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.

117 E Northwest Hwy.
Barrington,
IL
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Adrenaline rushes often lead to addiction. Having developed a tolerance through many a marathon and obstacle course, the elite athletic team of Adrenaline Games wanted to capture the thrill of the first rush. To that end, they crafted a treacherous trail that gets the pulses of even the most hardened adrenaline junkies pumping. The details of the course are kept top secret as not to spoil the element of surprise, but it can be revealed that elements of mud, foam, and water play their part in keeping competitors adrenalized and dirty as they vie for the top Junkie prize. After the finish line has been slathered in mud, participants can catch their breath while celebrating their victories with food, drinks, and live music.

24 Rolling Hills Drive
Barrington,
IL
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When not cantering in the outdoor sand ring, leaping over water in the grass jumping field, and trotting down wooded trails and wetlands, Prairie Star’s horses graze in their paddocks at their home at Old Barrington Farm. Beyond its expansive amenities, the facility is home to the North Barrington Riding Academy, whose instructors foster a supportive, goal-oriented environment as they groom young riders to become accomplished competitors in the sport of hunter/jumper. In inclement weather, lessons can move indoors to the 85'x210' heated ring, where parents or spectators can observe from a viewing room complete with a fireplace, wireless Internet, and flat-screen TV.

26059 West Scott Road
Barrington,
IL
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At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.

690 S Rand Rd
Lake Zurich,
IL
US

The Exercise Coach Game Plan is the world's most powerful and practical workout. It's the perfect fit for people frustrated by conventional fitness wisdom. With two, 20-minute workouts per week our clients enjoy greater strength, enhanced metabolism, stronger bones, and more energy and confidence.

538 N Rand Rd
Lake Zurich,
IL
US

Fitness 19 welcomes exercisers into its pristine workout facilities lined with Life Fitness cardio machines, free weights, and fully staffed childcare rooms. A personal trainer works with fitness seekers to create motivating custom workouts, helping members set goals and chase them down with the precision of a saint bernard leading a search-and-rescue mission in an inflatable-ball pit. Heart rates rise and calories evaporate during jogs on treadmills and pedaling sessions on stationary bikes. Dumbbells and barbells encourage lifting and curling, and Smith machines help bodies perform squats safely and effectively. Make muscles ripple with plate-loaded strength-training equipment, an eight-station crossover cable, or high-intensity deadlifts with a complimentary water bottle.

291 S Rand Rd
Lake Zurich,
IL
US