Classes in Evanston

Explore Your Creativity with a Clairvoyant-Meditation Instructor

Evanston

$45 $45

Jane Buck guides a meditation session that imparts artists with tools to open their imaginations and surmount creative blocks

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

61% Off Meditation Series at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Three hour-long classes cover breathing and meditation techniques to help remove anxieties from minds

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Expert instructors lead beginners of all ages through the basic steps of Irish dance

76% Off Personal Training from Workout Wright

Evanston

$200 $49

Trainers focus on clients' individual goals and create a personalized regimen to transform bodies; nutritional coaching provides diet advice

78% Off Classes at Dharma Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$210 $59

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Physical challenges & spiritual guidance converge during classical multilevel Hatha classes

45% Off

Evanston

$375 $206

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79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

50% Off

Evanston

$20 $10

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67% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$150 $49

Hot Bikram yoga classes help stretch out and detoxify the body; Yin yoga classes are still performed in a heated room but are less intense

Up to 64% Off Art Class for One, Two, or Four

Evanston

$120 $55

Professional artist passes on skills in printmaking, fiber/felting, and leather work during three-hour sessions

74% Off Yoga Classes at Heaven Meets Earth

Evanston

$150 $39

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Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes in a green studio with an attached eco-boutique

Up to 65% Off Classes at Akemi Fitness Method

Evanston

$150 $59

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Classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strengthening moves that left a Time Out Chicago reporter “feeling taller [and] leaner”

Up to 55% Off Northshore Fitness Studio

Wilmette

$20 $9

Rhythmic kicks send sweat beads flying during full-body workouts designed to sculpt lean physiques

Up to 64% Off Personal Training

Winnetka

$125 $49

Certified trainers specialize in core and functional training, focusing on benefits such as increased energy and toned muscles

Up to 65% Off at Reach Yoga

Glencoe

$20 $7

Certified yoga instructors teach beginners during a 1.5-hour Intro to Yoga workshop or a four-class yoga series

Half Off BYOB Painting Class at Tipsy Paint

Glenview

$38 $19

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Classes allow attendees of all skill levels to re-create an original painting while receiving professional guidance & sipping a BYOB drink

Up to 52% Off Kids' Art or Music Classes

Glenview

$25 $12.50

Kids' art classes in painting, drawing, or sketching; students can learn music basics during introductory drum or percussion sessions

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp Sessions at Air Fitness

Park Ridge

$150 $49

Classes build strength and increase stamina with fitness regimens that incorporate free weights, kettlebells, and cardiovascular exercises

74% Off at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

65% Off Personal Training

Northbrook

$198 $69

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74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northbrook

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

Up to 53% Off Sewing Class at Quilter's Heaven

Northbrook

$40 $20

Instructors teach sewing skills and sewing-machine basics including threading, and winding bobbins during two-hour classes

Up to 71% Off at Personal-Training Sessions

Northbrook

$240 $69

Personal trainers tailor workouts to each student's ability levels and goals during one-on-one sessions

Up to 77% Off Body-Transformation Program

Multiple Locations

$197 $49

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After attending a nutrition workshop and fitness assessment, clients enjoy unlimited access to body-sculpting group training sessions

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Highland Park

$90 $25

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

70% Off Personal Training at Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Up to 81% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Fit Stop Inc.

$175 $45

These classes use the Pilates reformer machines, which allow you to conduct more than 100 exercises using your own weight as resistance

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

Up to 50% Flight-Simulator Dogfighting Lesson

Sugar Grove

$150 $75

360-degree flight simulator lets up to four people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

50% Off Beads or Classes at Studio Beads

Deerfield

$30 $15

Two-hour stringing classes are taught by experienced teachers, or customers can browse the bright and airy shop's collection of seed beads

Up to 79% Off Cardio Kickboxing Self-Defense Training

Deerfield

$240 $59

American Council on Exercise– and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Donny gives his full attention to clients

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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Up to 67% Off Personal and Group Training

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

50% Off a Singles' Yoga Session

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

$30 $15

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Inspired by speed dating, singles' sessions may be for people who are interested in Yoga, or may help participants meet future partners

Up to 73% Off at 447 Club Fitness

Oak Park

$100 $29

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Dance classes, cardio kickboxing, and circuit training stave off weight gain and keep kids and adults fit

Up to 52% Off Hula-Dance Lessons

Oak Park

$30 $15

Teacher skilled in hula and healing tutors beginning dancers to move feet and sway hips or trains advanced dancers in ancient style

Up to Off 80% Yoga Classes

West Town

$140 $29

A large studio space accommodates up to 70 students per class for a combination of vinyasa flow, balance postures, and meditation

Up to 71% Off Classes at Namaskar YOGA

Lakeview

$130 $45

Classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Runners are taught in a setting that nurtures each student's personal growth

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

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Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

80% Off at Windy City Adventure Boot Camp

Lincoln Park

$300 $59

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Certified trainer and regular fitness contributor to NBC Chicago news leads women in supportive routines against backdrop of Lake Michigan

Up to 57% Off French Prestige Cooking Class at Cook Au Vin

Lincoln Park

$150 $69

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During hands-on classes, participants create a multi-course meal of French cuisine with ingredients such as truffles and lobster

Up to 82% Off Classes at TriFit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Exercisers of all fitness levels tighten and tone through yoga and run club programs and outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp at Vitality Fitness

Chicago

$240 $19

Boot camps rely on diverse exercises to increase muscle tone and torch calories; personal training can take place at the gym or in your home

Up to 86% Off Tango-Class Packages

Old Irving Park

$310 $49

Students learn the intricacies of the Argentine tango from an instructor with competitive experience; large, air-conditioned studio

Up to 52% Off BYOB Jewelry-Making Workshop

Chicago

$80 $40

With Murano glass beads and decorative findings, students will create a brass/copper disc pendant or a pair of earrings

73% Off at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes take place in a 105º room with 40% humidity; locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop

Up to 42% Off Culinary or Mixology Class

Near North Side

$65 $39

Students can learn to cook delicious and healthy meals using farm-to-table ingredients or mix classic and offbeat cocktails

68% Off Personal Training

Chicago

$480 $154

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45% Off

The Loop

$200 $110

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65% Off Dance Lessons

Logan Square

$68 $24

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53% Off Music Lessons

Chicago

$60 $28

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51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga River North

$150 $29

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In a sprawling studio heated between 105 and 110 degrees, instructors teach students of all experience levels the 26 Bikram yoga poses

44% Off Drawing Classes

West Town

$45 $25

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Up to 77% Off Boot Camp Classes

Near North Side

$150 $39

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

45% Off Boxing

Chicago

$598 $329

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70% Off Classes at 1 on 1 Fitness Training

Bucktown/Wicker Park

$79 $24

Certified health and fitness professionals lead students in positive, rewarding fitness boot-camp or fun, muscle-building MMA classes

47% Off Dance Lessons

Chicago

$15 $8

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52% Off CrossFit at Mettle Fitness

Chicago

$165 $79

Get in shape with a month's worth of intense daily CrossFit workouts

51% Off Beginner Leather-Working Class

Ravenswood

$75 $37

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Students use provided materials to learn leather-working skills while creating cuffs, belts, clutches, and cases

Up to 61% Off a Two-Hour Digital-Camera Class

Near North Side

$99 $39

Two-hour classes teach students how to work the settings on their digital cameras and how to manipulate lighting for better shots

Up to 85% Off High-Intensity Group Fitness and Yoga Classes

Near West Side

$100 $15

High-intensity FIT Method classes challenge strength and cardiovascular fitness and Fitness After Baby classes help new mothers get fit

Up to 63% Off BYOB Painting Class

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Instructors provide all painting materials, including 16"x20" canvas, while guests just bring drinks, snacks, and openness to learn

Up to 60% Off Painting Class with Drinks

Boulevard Sports Lounge

$60 $25

School of the Art Institute of Chicago–trained painter helps folks conceptualize and create their own unique painting

55% Off at Victory Training

Roscoe Village

$144 $65

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Yoga and Fitness Classes

DePaul

$200 $89

Varied classes of 10 or fewer students incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, HIIT, Tabata, and other forms of fitness

Up to 53% Off BYOB Painting Class at LK Art Gallery

Bridgeport

$80 $39

Painters create their own original works with acrylics on canvas with the help of an instructor

Up to 55% Off Dance Lessons at Tango Chicago

South Loop

$50 $25

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 61% Off BYOB Leather-Working Class

Bucktown

$129 $59

Participants make a leather card case, phone case, wallet, or key chain and wrist cuff while sipping on beverages they bring

Up to 47% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Chicago

$65 $35

Students leave class with their own abstract masterpiece and knowledge on different ways to choose colors

Up to 61% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Lakeview

$60 $29

Local Chicago artists teach budding Picassos of all skill levels how to create abstract paintings during BYOB classes and private parties

30% Off Personal Training

Near North Side

$99 $69

Certified personal trainer draws on his extensive experience to design custom workout plans

$22 for a Kids' Cooking Class

Lakeview

$35 $22

Youngsters aged 2-6 cook sweet or savory items, then taste them; class also includes story and playtime

Select Local Merchants

USA Karate Federation Hall of Fame honoree and four-time Panamerican Karate champion John Fonseca teams up with three-time world karate champion Elisa Au Fonseca and a cadre of talented instructors to lead their charges through martial-arts and fitness classes that strengthen minds and bodies. Though the martial-arts program mainly focuses on shotokan and shito-ryu karate, the sensei also offers aikido, judo, Gracie jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and wing tsun classes. Bushy-tailed neophytes start at the beginning, learning the basics of their chosen form, whereas advanced students delve into such mind-focused arenas as chi energy training and personally apologizing to every punching bag they have ever hurt.

Instructors also lead fitness-centered sessions that build muscle and burn calories. Cardio-kick classes merge elements of martial-arts, boxing, and aerobics to form an ever-changing cardiovascular workout infused with heart-pumping kicks and punches. Boot-camps delve athletes even deeper into whole-body fitness by challenging them to nonstop military-style drills for a full 45 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to jump rope through an entire episode of Magnum, P.I..

823 Chicago Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

Sprinkled across Chicago from Evanston to the West Loop, the Chicago Athletic Clubs set a modern and user-friendly gym experience in urbane neighborhood settings. The various facilities are equipped with all the required equipment for losing weight, putting on muscle, or building flexibility on cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. Group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and Zumba fill the schedule, and the several locations with indoor pools host water aerobics and family swim classes. The personal-training staff can also help tailor workouts based on your particular goals and share encouragement with you as you transform from chrysalis to Dwayne Johnson. In addition to the exercise areas, the gyms also sport such amenities as kids' clubs and sauna and steam rooms. Three locations even offer indoor rock-climbing facilities. As beginners and experienced climbers traverse craggy surfaces while protected from the elements, additional challenges crop up on the gym's endurance routes and in the bouldering cave where climbers defy gravity without being strapped in by ropes.

1019 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago,
IL
US

Seasoned stage and screen actor Antoine McKay founded McKay Arts to give fresh faces the courage to step into the limelight and provide established artists with a place to cultivate and hone their craft. Antoine, an alumnus of The Second City's theaters in Detroit and Chicago, trains and manages actors and artists and also provides them with creative outlets in the form of regular performances at the Athenaeum Theatre, Pressure Comedy Café, and other local venues. He instructs students of all ages and skill levels in classes of approximately 12 students or in private coaching sessions, which give patrons ample attention and endless attempts to guess who is knocking at hypothetical doors.

810 Lee Street
Evanston,
IL
US

Founder Malik Turley funnels her passion for family into Hip Circle Studio, a center privy to the needs and hobbies of both parents and little ones. Each dance-based Zumba session aims to foster fettle in exercisers of all ages and levels of familiarity with the hokey pokey. Classic Zumba choreographs Latin-inspired steps to the beat of international tunes, igniting 45–60 minutes of calorie burn. With less impact, Zumba Gold's simple moves are tailored to those recovering from injuries as well as anyone returning to exercise after courageously breaking up with an overbearing recliner. Malik also leads domestic dance troupes through Family Zumba!, where the floor calls parents and kids to shake for fun. Children under 18 and robots convincingly sucking their thumbs can attend Family Zumba! at no extra charge. Baby-Wearing Zumba welcomes wee ones in slings or carriers and their guardians to work out together, and each class page lists a continually updated schedule.

709 Washington St
Evanston,
IL
US

1125 Florence Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

Leo Passage came to the United States in 1958, traveling with his wife Lenie and pair of shears. Leo was a rising star in the European hairdressing world, and had already gained noticed for his cuts that were a little more creative than most. He drew inspiration from the Bahaus principles of art and design as a starting point for his hair styles. His creative approach to personal style won him 95 hair dressing competitions and the title of World Supreme Champion and Hairdresser of the Year at New York's famed International Beauty Show in 1961. A year later, Leo decided to pass on his knowledge to a new generation of hairdressers, and founded the first Pivot Point Academy on the north side of Chicago.

Now, more than 50 years after its founding, Pivot Point's schools still embrace Leo's creative vision. Instructors arm students with top notch hair cutting and aesthetic skills, as well as an impeccable eye of style. The schools invite clients to come experience just how talented their students are with services such as haircuts, manicures, and pedicures, the cure for a listless foot.

1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US