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Final Round Combat Sports Academy's 14,000-square-foot facility includes a boxing ring, an Olympic-style wrestling mat, a CrossFit box, and even a yoga studio. Instructors use every inch of space to help their students get fighting fit. The lineup of teachers includes certified CrossFit coaches and martial artists specializing in MMA, boxing, and jiu jitsu. John Paun?head CrossFit instructor and two-time All Around State Champion in gymnastics, for instance, teaches morning CrossFit classes, drawing on his training as a Greco-Roman wrestler. Though strength, endurance, and mental toughness are important for any martial artist, instructors acknowledge that students also need skills that can only be coaxed out in a slightly gentler fashion. They use yoga to cultivate flexibility, weightlifting to build strength, and mitt-based boxing to build coordination.

4401 W Roosevelt Rd.
Hillside,
IL
US

Cycling, swimming, and running form the three legs of every triathlon. Those same activities are the focus at Tri Right Coaching, which offers comprehensive training for everyone from casual enthusiasts to competitive athletes. Founded by MJ Gasik?a coach with experience competing in more than 100 triathlons, including Ironman events at the international level?Tri Right Coaching designs individualized training regimens intended to improve technique and form, based on each participant's experience and goals. Swim analyses help develop more efficient strokes that generate greater power; and cycling instruction can cover the fundamentals of everything from pacelining and group etiquette to changing flat tires.

12431 Lakeview Drive
Orland Park,
IL
US

According to the founders of Ortanic, it seemed there'd always been a few problems with airbrush tans. They smelled. They left streaks and orange tints. The results were inconsistent. To fix these common complaints, Ortanic's visionaries took matters into their own sun-dappled hands. After extensive research, they developed their own approach to airbrush tanning, concocting a proprietary formula to address streaks and incorporating an air-purification system to keep the extraction booths clear of particles. In January of 2009 just in time for Chicago's beach season the first location opened.

Since then, Ortanic has expanded into four locations across Chicago. Inside each, licensed skin consultants work closely with clients to select, blend, and apply custom blends to fit their skin tone. The resulting glow lasts seven to ten days just long enough for a trip to Alpha Centauri to try tanning under another sun for a change. Clients can also take advantage of the two hours of free parking and complimentary day access to Fitness Formula Club on the day of their service.

3228 North Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

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.

3212 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
US

Students should bring: A yoga mat, water bottle, and towel

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Established: 1984

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: 2 hour free parking

Pro Tip: Classes at Navy Pier are first come first serve. Plan accordingly.

Different people want to get in shape for different reasons, and they go about it in many different ways. Fortunately, Fitness Formula Clubs' trainers understand this. They start every new member at their gym with four complimentary personal-training sessions that not only help hammer down each individual's goals, but also provide a solid foundation of knowledge and motivation. From there, equipment and guidance help each client reach whatever heights they're after.

Programs that focus on endurance in running, swimming, and cycling pair with Pilates work and basketball courts to develop well-rounded regimens. There's also classic equipment?cardio machines and free weights?offsetting a selection of less-than-traditional equipment?an artificial rock wall which lets clients build upper-body strength while practicing lines for their Cliffhanger: The Musical audition.

3228 N Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

Working out shouldn't feel like a chore. That's the idea behind Kick@55 Fitness, a studio helmed by personal trainers who create fun, interactive workouts. High intensity boot camp sessions?which change weekly to keep students challenged?swap out sprints for relay races or games of tag. They also include elements from Pilates, dance, and boxing while incorporating jump ropes, kettlebells, and tires. Personal training sessions tailored to individuals adopt the same ever-changing principles to help each client reach their goals, which could include toned muscles, a slimmer physique, or the endurance needed to run an underwater marathon.

820 N Orleans St, Ste 100
Chicago,
IL
US