Classes in Brookfield

Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

85% Off at Max Fitness

Hinsdale

$252.50 $39

Expert coach leads students of all fitness levels through intense group training classes

67% Off Demi-Bar Pilates Pilates & Yoga Classes

Hinsdale

$179 $59

Instructors help students tone and develop their lower bodies in demi-bar Pilates classes; yoga and other fitness classes are also available

50% Off a Singles' Yoga Session

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

$30 $15

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Inspired by speed dating, singles' sessions may be for people who are interested in Yoga, or may help participants meet future partners

74% Off at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

Up to 73% Off at 447 Club Fitness

Oak Park

$100 $29

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Dance classes, cardio kickboxing, and circuit training stave off weight gain and keep kids and adults fit

Up to 52% Off Hula-Dance Lessons

Oak Park

$30 $15

Teacher skilled in hula and healing tutors beginning dancers to move feet and sway hips or trains advanced dancers in ancient style

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 72% Off Aerial and Ground Fitness Classes

Westmont

$30 $10

Unique and personal women's fitness classes incorporate aerial exercise, dance, yoga, or burlesque to improve wellness and confidence

Up to 82% Off at CrossFit Iron Flag

Westmont

$250 $45

Instructors lead patrons of all abilities in high-intensity workouts that change every day of the week

59% Off at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Up to 76% Off Lessons at Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 50% Flight-Simulator Dogfighting Lesson

Sugar Grove

$150 $75

360-degree flight simulator lets up to four people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp Classes

Darien

$75 $35

Trainers build functional strength and endurance through motivating group workouts, body weight exercises, and strength training

Up to 75% Off Classes at CrossFit Paradox

Downers Grove

$200 $59

Classes fuse elements of strength training, cardio, gymnastics, and plyometrics to create a new, functional workout each day

Up to 78% Off Membership at Total Energy Fitness Bootcamp

Downers Grove

$147 $44

Fitness seekers enjoy inventive bootcamp classes that boost energy, torch calories, and make working out fun and surprising

Up to 61% Off Yoga

Downers Grove

$130 $54

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Experienced instructors lead power Vinyasa classes performed in 90-degree studio, helping yogis hone strength and flexibility

Up to 56% Off at Oak Hill Yoga

Downers Grove

$90 $45

30-year certified instructor leads 60-minute, intimately sized yoga classes within expansive studio

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Villa Park

$60 $27

Learn the art of Irish dancing from instructors with experience in competitions, TV shows, and movies

Up to 51% Off at 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

50% Off 10 Class CrossFit Punch Card or 1 month unlimited

Lake Villa

$120 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Private Dance Lessons

Ballroom City

$99 $25

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

57% Off at Title Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

50% Off at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

Pickle Asparagus with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

Pilsen

$35 $35

Andrea Mattson splits you into groups and shows you how to pickle, spice, and can a quart of asparagus

Up to Off 80% Yoga Classes

West Town

$140 $29

A large studio space accommodates up to 70 students per class for a combination of vinyasa flow, balance postures, and meditation

Up to 71% Off Classes at Namaskar YOGA

Lakeview

$130 $45

Classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Runners are taught in a setting that nurtures each student's personal growth

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

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Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

74% Off Self-Defense Seminar

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

Women and children learn the necessary moves and tips in order to properly defend themselves against attack during a two-hour seminar

80% Off at Windy City Adventure Boot Camp

Lincoln Park

$300 $59

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Certified trainer and regular fitness contributor to NBC Chicago news leads women in supportive routines against backdrop of Lake Michigan

Up to 57% Off French Prestige Cooking Class at Cook Au Vin

Lincoln Park

$150 $69

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During hands-on classes, participants create a multi-course meal of French cuisine with ingredients such as truffles and lobster

Up to 82% Off Classes at TriFit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Exercisers of all fitness levels tighten and tone through yoga and run club programs and outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp at Vitality Fitness

Chicago

$240 $19

Boot camps rely on diverse exercises to increase muscle tone and torch calories; personal training can take place at the gym or in your home

Up to 86% Off Tango-Class Packages

Old Irving Park

$310 $49

Students learn the intricacies of the Argentine tango from an instructor with competitive experience; large, air-conditioned studio

Up to 52% Off BYOB Jewelry-Making Workshop

Chicago

$80 $40

With Murano glass beads and decorative findings, students will create a brass/copper disc pendant or a pair of earrings

73% Off at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes take place in a 105º room with 40% humidity; locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop

Up to 42% Off Culinary or Mixology Class

Near North Side

$65 $39

Students can learn to cook delicious and healthy meals using farm-to-table ingredients or mix classic and offbeat cocktails

68% Off Personal Training

Chicago

$480 $154

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off

The Loop

$200 $110

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

65% Off Dance Lessons

Logan Square

$68 $24

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

53% Off Music Lessons

Chicago

$60 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga River North

$150 $29

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In a sprawling studio heated between 105 and 110 degrees, instructors teach students of all experience levels the 26 Bikram yoga poses

44% Off Drawing Classes

West Town

$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 77% Off Boot Camp Classes

Near North Side

$150 $39

Certified personal trainers aim to make fitness a game; 60-minute high intensity interval training workouts

45% Off Boxing

Chicago

$598 $329

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

70% Off Classes at 1 on 1 Fitness Training

Bucktown/Wicker Park

$79 $24

Certified health and fitness professionals lead students in positive, rewarding fitness boot-camp or fun, muscle-building MMA classes

47% Off Dance Lessons

Chicago

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off CrossFit at Mettle Fitness

Chicago

$165 $79

Get in shape with a month's worth of intense daily CrossFit workouts

51% Off Beginner Leather-Working Class

Ravenswood

$75 $37

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Students use provided materials to learn leather-working skills while creating cuffs, belts, clutches, and cases

Up to 61% Off a Two-Hour Digital-Camera Class

Near North Side

$99 $39

Two-hour classes teach students how to work the settings on their digital cameras and how to manipulate lighting for better shots

Up to 85% Off High-Intensity Group Fitness and Yoga Classes

Near West Side

$100 $15

High-intensity FIT Method classes challenge strength and cardiovascular fitness and Fitness After Baby classes help new mothers get fit

Up to 63% Off BYOB Painting Class

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Instructors provide all painting materials, including 16"x20" canvas, while guests just bring drinks, snacks, and openness to learn

Up to 60% Off Painting Class with Drinks

Boulevard Sports Lounge

$60 $25

School of the Art Institute of Chicago–trained painter helps folks conceptualize and create their own unique painting

55% Off at Victory Training

Roscoe Village

$144 $65

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Yoga and Fitness Classes

DePaul

$200 $89

Varied classes of 10 or fewer students incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, HIIT, Tabata, and other forms of fitness

Up to 53% Off BYOB Painting Class at LK Art Gallery

Bridgeport

$80 $39

Painters create their own original works with acrylics on canvas with the help of an instructor

Up to 55% Off Dance Lessons at Tango Chicago

South Loop

$50 $25

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 61% Off BYOB Leather-Working Class

Bucktown

$129 $59

Participants make a leather card case, phone case, wallet, or key chain and wrist cuff while sipping on beverages they bring

Up to 47% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Chicago

$65 $35

Students leave class with their own abstract masterpiece and knowledge on different ways to choose colors

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Expert instructors lead beginners of all ages through the basic steps of Irish dance

Up to 61% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Lakeview

$60 $29

Local Chicago artists teach budding Picassos of all skill levels how to create abstract paintings during BYOB classes and private parties

30% Off Personal Training

Near North Side

$99 $69

Certified personal trainer draws on his extensive experience to design custom workout plans

$22 for a Kids' Cooking Class

Lakeview

$35 $22

Youngsters aged 2-6 cook sweet or savory items, then taste them; class also includes story and playtime

Half Off Course at Chicago Actors Studio

Bucktown

$290 $145

Weekly classes for adults tackle a broad range of topics, including monologues, stage fright, Shakespeare, and character development

$10 for Argentine-Tango Class at Tango Che

Tango Che

$18 $10

Experienced instructors lead lessons in authentic Argentine tango, imparting fundamental techniques with enthusiasm

67% Off Intro to Fitness Training

Multiple Locations

$60 $20

Starter consultation and first workout at a gym that uses special MED-X equipment and slow movements with heavy weights to build strength

Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions at Thorn Fitness

Wicker Park

$225 $99

Personal trainer in Wicker Park devises tailored fitness program with weight-training techniques to transform each client's body

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

South Loop

$140 $59

Trainers help clients build muscle, burn calories, and reach their fitness goals in one-on-one or group boot-camp settings

Up to 75% Off Team Training Classes

Ravenswood

$150 $39

Team of experienced trainers lead indoor team training and smaller classes that challenge groups with varying levels of difficulty

67% Off Month of Unlimited Yoga at Eb & flow Yoga

Chicago

$150 $49

Passionate and welcoming instructors lead several yoga classes, from the meditative yin yoga style to the more rigorous power flow style

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Focus Yoga's seasoned instructors lead students of all skill levels through a variety of classes. The Yoga Basics class equips students with three building blocks—breathing techniques, concentration exercises, and fundamental poses—helping them develop a solid, balanced practice. During Open Yoga, beginner and intermediate yogis build muscles and flexibility through the slow, expansive movements of Vinyasa yoga. Dynamic Yoga classes pick up the pace, helping athletes bolster their stamina with deep breaths and impromptu thumb-wrestling matches. Focus Yoga also offers specialized classes for moms-to-be, and for teens who want to be trees when they grow up. In addition to its regular schedule of classes, Focus Yoga offers teacher training and hosts a variety of special events.

9047 Monroe Ave
Brookfield,
IL
US

Stephanie King-Myers and Nancy Bigley founded Bottle & Bottega as a fun, artistic space where guests could, as King-Myers phrases it on their website, “feel like they’re having a party in their living room.” Established in 2009, the guided painting emporium has already expanded to six main locations in two states.

La Grange owners and dedicated community members Paul and Meg Lefaivre were ecstatic to bring Bottle & Bottega to their neighborhood. The Lefaivres, along with a slate of local artists, encourage participants of any artistic level to unleash their creativity onto the canvas, creating their own versions of famous paintings that they can hang in their living rooms or over their bathroom mirrors in an attempt to be famous themselves.

8900 Fairview Avenue
Brookfield,
IL
US

The purveyors of Oasis wanted to create a space where women could work out together in a pressure-free and rewarding environment. By outfitting the health club with rowers, step mills, and ellipticals, as well as a daycare, spacious locker rooms, and an infrared sauna, they brought that space to fruition. They also stocked it with a team of fitness experts, many with degrees and certifications in the field. That crew fosters a positive attitude while leading classes such as Pilates and Zumba, or personal-training sessions that can prep members for long-distance runs away from donuts. Events such as boot camps and self-defense courses are designed specifically with women in mind, while their nutrition programs round out plans for total fitness.

355 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park,
IL
US

Flying High Sports & Rec Center started out small, but after over 20 years of business, the family-friendly center now boasts more than 1,000 students and has grown into two facilities that house a wide variety of programs. Inside, the qualified instructors lead gymnastics, martial arts, and dancing for all ages, mentoring tykes as young as 18 months old. In the cheer program, youngsters learn choreography and tumbling moves, and in gymnastics courses, kids learn to execute eye-dazzling flips and to navigate balance beams and the uneven bars, depending on their skill level.

Flying High also hosts open-gym sessions and birthday parties. Additionally, two foam pits, a rock wall, four trampolines, and an inflatable obstacle course await those looking to burn off some energy or to network with potential lemonade-stand partners.

5400 East Ave
Countryside,
IL
US

Body & Brain Holistic Yoga's classes incorporate yoga, tai chi, meditation, martial arts, and signature breathing postures to forge a mind-body exercise that helps students to awaken their inner ki energy. The one-hour sessions attempt to improve flexibility, strength, breathing, and energy sensitivity, which contribute to holistic health. Much like a dive-bombing red-winged black bird, classes often vary their approach, ensuring a more dynamic experience from session to session

108 W Burlington Ave
La Grange,
IL
US

Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.

9825 W 55th St
Countryside,
IL
US