Some like it hot. For those students, Fire Hot Yoga cranks up the heat to 90 degrees or more. The heated temperature loosens muscles and increases blood flow. This allows instructors to ease their charges into positions such as the cobra pose, where each person arches their back and swallows a mongoose whole.
For those that don't like it hot, the studio hosts a wide range of other classes such as prenatal, postpartum, kids karma, preschool pranayama, teen yoga, and senior sassy yoga. Yoga by candlelight is exactly what it sounds like, and Slow Flow exercises the bones and joints instead of muscles. Aside from yoga, instructors lead Pilates mat classes that focus on cores, as well as the Latin-inspired dance fitness of Zumba.
The masterful instructors at Keller’s Martial Arts nurture self-confidence and enhanced physical fitness in a variety of focused disciplines. Each of the instructors operates under the philosophy that learning a martial art heightens physical strength and endurance by burning calories and strengthening muscles, and bulwarks emotional fortitude by instilling a sense of achievement and self-mastery. The resulting inner peace nurtures continued learning and, like the ripples in a pool after an elephant's cannonball dive, ramifies to other areas of life. Commitment-free classes welcome newcomers to sample the discipline of their choice, such as MMA, or kickboxing.
Bloom is a welcoming community for Yoga & Massage for all ages and stages in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. We offer daily hatha yoga classes on a drop-in basis, and we specialize in working with beginners. We also offer massage, a variety of workshops and events, as well as store with books, clothing & yoga props.
For more than 30 years, the ladies at Women's Workout & Wellness have cultivated a supportive environment in which women can focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether grooving through Zumba sessions, pushing weight sleds, performing lifts, or sweating, students find plenty of challenges in the center’s classes. Staffers gauge fitness level by analyzing BMI and testing cardio, strength, flexibility, and the ability to karate-chop airborne cucumbers. Experts also lend advice on nutritional intake and help clients set personalized goals. Before and after sweat sessions, ladies can suit up and cool down in the spacious showers and locker rooms at each location. Daycare is available at some locations for a nominal fee.
Rockwell Pilates is located in the Avondale neighborhood. Residing in a quiet industrial patch between the Roscoe Village and Logan Square neighborhoods, the studio sits on the second floor of an old Chicago warehouse. Enjoy classes & equipment training in a comfortable private lofted space.
At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.