It?s fitting that Citywide Superslow?s weight-lifting classes, which were featured on WGN9 Morning News, take place in a former furniture factory?where carpenters once shaped wood into sturdy tables and chairs, certified trainers now shape lax forms into chiseled bodies. Each workout uses specialized MED-X equipment, and emphasizes slow, frictionless movement and heavy weights to push muscles to their limit. Athletes take typically 10 seconds to lift the weight and 10 seconds to lower it, working muscles to the point of fatigue but keeping them from giving letters of resignation. The experienced staff is proof of the results that can result from the regimen, keep in strong physical shape in the minimal amount of time. Trainers remain on hand to offer recommendations on technique, and offer advice on diet plans that help facilitate recovery and digestive health.
Corefitness Chicago packs a 10,000-square-foot facility with personal training and group fitness classes set to stunning views of the downtown skyline. Classes cater to gender-specific needs and accommodate clients' various fitness levels with modified exercises. In addition to infusing motivation into workout sessions, the certified staff shares nutrition tips to help clients trim off fat and boost energy levels to train for running a marathon through knee-deep pudding. Trainers use bio-signature modulation, MRT, holistic kinesiology, EFT and metabolic typing, fascial stretch therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine to uncover clients' genetic obstacles to burning fat and gaining lean muscle. Trainers also custom mold programs to address any areas of inefficiency, and offer free assessments to help clients unlock their potential.
The certified and licensed instructors at ENRGi Fitness motivate fit-seekers, from newbies to seasoned athletes, during more than 130 classes and boot camps per week. The instructors lead high-intensity kettlebell boot camps, will-power-testing Warrior conditioning classes, and fun-focused Zumba sessions, accommodating patrons of all experience levels with modifications and large doses of positive reinforcement. During circuit training, exercisers whip hearts into a strength-gaining frenzy, and build upper-body power during rowing courses. After making use of the multi-room workout center—which includes a zen studio for bodywork and stretching sessions—guests can wash away sweat and caked-on synchronized-swimming makeup in brand-new showers.
At first sight, David Barton Gym might appear to be an art gallery or swank pad complete with pounded steel plating, leather-wrapped door handles, and weekly DJ sets, but a second glance reveals a 30,000-square-foot fitness haven overlooking the Chicago River. The designer gym is loaded with free weights, cardio machines, a group cycling studio, steam rooms, a Russian bath, and a studio for yoga class. Meet up with an experienced hardbody personal trainer and melt fat like a George Foreman grill with a barrage of pushups, sit-ups, or 20 minutes on the TV-topped elliptical machine. Renew your will from the on-site therapist from Delos Wellness and let them unkink the knots that prevent you from having the strength needed to throw a dictionary through a thicker dictionary.
As one of Illinois's only wellness centers certified by the Medical Fitness Association, Galter LifeCenter employs a CPR-certified staff of credentialed professionals. Athletic programs and integrative therapies cohabit in the cutting-edge facility, and athletes-in-training can seek respite in clinical massage between pumping iron kettlebells in the weight room and testing their water wings in the two swimming pools. More than 60 cardio and strength-training devices mingle throughout the gym, and a patchwork of saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools provides a venue for relaxing. Galter LifeCenter takes its role in the community seriously, piloting eco-friendly initiatives and welcoming all to monthly health lectures.
Since 1998, Know No Limits has afforded Andersonville, Edgewater, and the surrounding communities a clean, safe environment to summon a sweat and get in shape. Owner and founder Karla Shelton leads the facility's muscle-coaxing contingent of trainers, each of whom shares fitness knowledge by leading group classes and conducting one-on-one workouts. High-energy sessions of Zumba, cardio boxing, and body cycling compel exercisers to shed calories in concert, and a wide range of fitness equipment lures muscle tone from its subdermal hideaways. The gym also boasts a sauna for postworkout pore-cleansing sessions and towel service for soaking up tears from the face of a defeated stairmaster.