The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting one-hour workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth-brushing. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early morning boot camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late evening class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
Final Round Combat Sports Academy's 14,000-square-foot facility includes a boxing ring, an Olympic-style wrestling mat, a CrossFit box, and even a yoga studio. Instructors use every inch of space to help their students get fighting fit. The lineup of teachers includes certified CrossFit coaches and martial artists specializing in MMA, boxing, and jiu jitsu. John Paun?head CrossFit instructor and two-time All Around State Champion in gymnastics, for instance, teaches morning CrossFit classes, drawing on his training as a Greco-Roman wrestler. Though strength, endurance, and mental toughness are important for any martial artist, instructors acknowledge that students also need skills that can only be coaxed out in a slightly gentler fashion. They use yoga to cultivate flexibility, weightlifting to build strength, and mitt-based boxing to build coordination.
Whether his students are avid athletes or newbies, trainer Jared Bjorgo of CrossFit New Lenox can scale workouts to their skill levels. He leads the high-intensity workouts, which change regularly in order to avoid fitness plateaus and boredom. His routines incorporate a slew of power moves such as dead lifts, squats, and running around until you can find an outlet to charge your smartphone.
Inside the Atlas Performance facility, climbing ropes hang from the ceiling, squat racks line the walls, and ERG rowing machines dot the floor. Each apparatus awaits the scores of committed clients who call the space their home gym and use the equipment to rocket toward fitness goals such as improvements in strength, balance, power, endurance, and agility. Atlas Performance offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, including Fit360, TRX Suspension Training, and CircuitFit classes in addition to Crossfit. A crew of certified coaches, including some with a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition along with CSCS, PES, CPT, and CF1 certifications, preside over the class proceedings, correcting technique, shouting encouragement, and snatching away cheeseburgers while clients perform their workouts.
Chicago Elite Fitness is a haven where athletes can come and work out together in a fun community with intense drive. At the facility's CrossFit Bucktown section, certified CrossFit coaches design a different Workout of the Day (WOD) each day, which blends exercises from various fitness disciplines such as gymnastics, weightlifting, plyometrics, cardio, and strength training. Though the WOD is never the same, athletes may be tasked with lifting weights, running, rowing, or working out with less conventional equipment such as ropes, tires, and kettlebells. The facility also houses the Chicago Barbell Club and a team of USAW-certified coaches.
At Make Your Body Chicago, professional trainers work with folks to get them looking their best. In addition to offering personal-training sessions that make full use of the facility's free weights, cardio machines, and strength-training equipment, the team offers small group classes with an emphasis on individualized guidance and attention. These workouts isolate muscle groups to tone bodies and improving power, stamina, and flexibility. To help clients achieve svelte silhouettes, Make Your Body Chicago also offers nutritional guidance and lifestyle suggestions intended to support long-term fitness and weight-loss goals.