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Four Kids' Tap or Ballet Classes from Dance to Evolve (51% Off). Six Options Available.

Dance to Evolve

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids aged 3–6 become burgeoning dancers in tap and ballet classes designed just for them; sessions take place at various locations

1 Pole-Dancing Class for Two, 10 Classes for One, or a Party Package at Pole Kinect Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Pole Kinect Studio

Pilsen

$50 $25

Students choose from classes such as Pole 101, Video Vixen, Sexy Chair, and Stretch Tease

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes, or 10 or 15 Boot Camp Classes at Kick@55 Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Kick@55 Fitness

Near North Side

$150 $39

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

One Beginner Pole-Dancing Class, One-Month Membership, or Pole-Dancing Party at Corporate Pole (Up to 55% Off)

Corporate Pole

Near West Side

$45 $22

Instructors lead one-hour pole-dancing classes for an average of 6 students, teaching graceful spins and sultry transitions

$48 for $95 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — slayers mma academy

Slayers Mma Academy

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

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$45 for $99 Groupon — Lily Lau Kung Fu / Golden Eagle

Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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

One- or Three-Month Membership with Unlimited Access to Infrared Sauna at Ladies Workout Express (Up to 70% Off)

Lady's Workout Express

Near North Side

$55 $25

Aerobic and strength-training equipment designed specifically for women includes treadmills, circuit-training equipment, and free weights

5 or 10 Group Martial-Arts Classes at Valko Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

6 or 12 Zumba Classes at Dance Center Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Dance Center Chicago

Lincoln Square

$42 $20

Zumba combines aerobic exercise with a party atmosphere to make sure each new class is as interesting as the last

One Month of Martial-Arts Classes, or One or Five Private Training Sessions at Tandang Garimot (Up to 70% Off)

Tandang Garimot

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

$105 for $300 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — BSI Group Inc

Bsi Group Inc/ Bei Shaolin Institute Chicago

Chicago

$300 $105

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5 or 10 Classes at Zumba Fitness with Nyela (Up to 71% Off)

Zumba with Nyela

Far South Chicago

$50 $19

High-energy music backs up easy-to-follow dance moves led by licensed instructor to create a party-style atmosphere during workouts

Three or Six Beginner Pole-Dancing Classes at Bombshell Movement Studio in Chicago (Up to 72% Off)

Bombshell Movement Studio

Chicago

$87 $25

Build muscle tone and boost confidence during classes that teach the basic spins and climbs of pole dancing at a women-only studio

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Groupon

$2 $1

Five Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Eastern Bloc Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

Eastern Bloc Fitness

Bootcamp Location

$75 $29

Boot-camp sessions rely on a variety of functional movements to help students improve their strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health

5- or 10-Class Pass for Hula Hooping with Cindy Huston (Up to 54% Off)

Cindy Huston

Ganesha Yoga and Adventures in Fitness

$90 $45

Learn basic hula hooping techniques, such as hooping at the waist and above the head, and then put them together into a complete routine

10 Classes, 20 Classes, or a Season Pass for Beach Yoga from Encompass Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Encompass Yoga

Montrose Beach

$110 $35

Yoga sessions on Montrose Beach help tone limbs and torsos, increase flexibility, and relax practitioners

5 or 10 Group Exercise Classes at Spring Wellness Center (Up to 62% Off)

Spring Wellness Center

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Classes meet at two locations seven days a week, honing core strength and mind-body wellness with yoga, Pilates, and fitness regimens

$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes from The Yoga Boutique ($135 Value)

The Yoga Boutique

Lakeview

$135 $39

Intimate studio offers yoga and Pilates classes focused on improving clients’ physical and mental health in a noncompetitive atmosphere

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Born in Bulgaria in 1959, fencer Hristo Etropolski soon traded his rattle for a saber, competing twice in the Olympic Games—including a fifth-place finish in 1980—and earning medals in two World Championships. After settling down in 2005, Hristo founded Midwest Fencing Academy, where, as head coach, he draws on almost 40 years of competition and teaching experience to sharpen students’ sparring skills. Of his past protégés, one received a gold medal in the Junior World Cup, and many have secured fencing scholarships at Ivy League universities, where their mighty swords reign undefeated against opponents' puny pens.

Midwest Fencing Academy specializes in the lightest of fencing's three weapons, the saber, whose required speed and quick thinking puts students' hearts and reflexes to the test, building discipline and good sportsmanship. The facility boasts five regulation strips, four of which are wired with electronic scoring, and includes a large viewing space for friends or parents to shout French translations of witty retorts from the sidelines.

6100 N Cicero Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Tri-Fitness's duo of certified trainers help clients, from athletes to those who have never exercised, build their personal fitness through both functional and sports-specific training methods. As the conditioning and speed coach for the Chicago Force women's football team, Tri-Fitness founder Ron Munvez specializes in helping athletes such as runners, golfers, and baseball players fine-tune their bodies for peak performance. He and fellow trainer Brian Lyons lead a vigorous boot-camp program and TRX Suspension classes whose exercise machines use the exerciser’s own body weight to build and tone muscle, accommodating clients of all ages and fitness levels. The recently expanded facility houses a collection of modern fitness equipment, including weighted kettlebells, Schwinn stationary bikes, and giant steel hamster wheels.

2617 W Fletcher St
Chicago,
IL
US

Long before the UFC turned mixed martial arts into a caged spectacle, Kensho Martial Arts founder Roger Luri was melding myriad fighting styles into a coherent method of self-defense. Thirty years of teaching martial arts have shown him that, in a self-defense situation, trained fighters will resort to whatever moves and faked tuberculosis symptoms come the easiest. Instead of inculcating a rigid structure for kicks and punches, he devised a technique that allows students to draw from multiple influences. These include disciplines such as karate, kickboxing, jujitsu, and Western boxing.

Luri built his self-defense technique from his broad experience scrapping in multiple styles. In the 1980s, the seventh-degree black belt developed an iron grip over judo and kickboxing while studying under Grand Master Fred Degerberg, a pioneer of mixed martial arts. Since then, Luri has developed mastery over Thai and French boxing, for which he received the Silver Glove from the French Federation of Boxe Francaise Savate.

1030 W North Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

There's a lot of solid muscle and experience behind Train With Ron, whose crew includes Ron Potocnik, a former Valparaiso University footballer and a frequent Masters Track and Field contender; Dale "DB" Barr, a triathlete with an Ironman 70.3 under his belt; and Matt Ulrich, who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts. With the aid of licensed dietician Laura Bleiman, these trainers set calories on fire and awaken slumbering self-esteem, tailoring always-changing workout routines to match the fitness levels and personal goals of their clients. A 5,000-square-foot facility gives them ample room to work—the space, which features 40-yard turf runways, is dotted with enough exercise equipment to sink a small battleship. In addition to tempering the human body, Ron and company also temper the human spirit by organizing running challenges for charity.

167 N Racine Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

It’s fitting that Citywide Superslow’s weight-lifting classes 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.

1901 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Students dance with a partner, or the instructor, who provides a greater understanding of the dance style of their choosing with either method. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close; rumba moves and swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to one’s repertoire. Arthur Murray Dance Centers provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.

116 West Ilinois
Chicago,
Illinois
US

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