Kinetic energy reigns supreme at Creative Motion Chicago. Whether it’s the slow, deliberate movements unfolding in a Vinyasa yoga class or the rhythmic hip shaking in the Dance Diva class, movement is the marquee here. The passionate instructors, from certified yoga teachers to jazz dancers and former U.S.O. performers, lead the classes with zest and foster a strong community vibe within a positive studio environment. There are numerous yoga classes to choose from, including yoga basics and Vinyasa Glow, which takes place in a candle-lit studio where stress falls away like lemmings from a slippery cliff. A variety of fitness classes are offered, including barre, pilates, and piloxing, which promote muscle sculpting, core strengthening and toning. Ab-focused cardio and Zumba classes incorporate dance and fitness into fun, engaging classes that encourage slimmer waistlines and active feet. Creative Motion Chicago is located right off the brown line for an easy commute.
True to the company?s name, the trainers at Concepts Three LLC operate using a three-pronged fitness philosophy. First, they guide participants through programs and classes that include boxing, TRU (Boot) Camp outdoor sessions, and regimens called P2 and X20. Like a bespoke tuxedo made of Sudoku puzzles, these workouts are tailored to the individual but challenging as well; boot camp, for example, kicks off with an assessment day that helps the instructor accommodate each and every student, no matter his or her level. The trainers? second goal is to make sure their clients know how to maintain results. Thus, education is a top priority, and also ties into value number three: personalizing the experience so that students feel they've made lasting, important changes suited to their individual lives.
In one of Dance Center Chicago's air-conditioned studios, a group of Zumba dancers bounce to the music. Brittany Walker leads the class, her energy coming off her in waves. As she dances, they dance, and as they dance, they sweat, build endurance, and shed pounds. Zumba combines aerobic exercise with a party atmosphere to make sure each new class is as interesting as the last. By the end of the one-hour session, it doesn't feel like you've done any work at all, though your muscles will be humming with new energy.