Classes in Forest Park

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

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 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

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

59% Off at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Up to 76% Off Lessons at Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

72% Off Personal Training

Countryside

$165 $46

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Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Pickle Asparagus with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

Pilsen

$35 $35

Andrea Mattson splits you into groups and shows you how to pickle, spice, and can a quart of asparagus

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

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

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

74% Off Self-Defense Seminar

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

Women and children learn the necessary moves and tips in order to properly defend themselves against attack during a two-hour seminar

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

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

65% Off Dance Lessons

Logan Square

$68 $24

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53% Off Music Lessons

Chicago

$60 $28

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

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

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

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 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

Half Off Course at Chicago Actors Studio

Bucktown

$290 $145

Weekly classes for adults tackle a broad range of topics, including monologues, stage fright, Shakespeare, and character development

$10 for Argentine-Tango Class at Tango Che

Tango Che

$18 $10

Experienced instructors lead lessons in authentic Argentine tango, imparting fundamental techniques with enthusiasm

67% Off Intro to Fitness Training

Multiple Locations

$60 $20

Starter consultation and first workout at a gym that uses special MED-X equipment and slow movements with heavy weights to build strength

Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions at Thorn Fitness

Wicker Park

$225 $99

Personal trainer in Wicker Park devises tailored fitness program with weight-training techniques to transform each client's body

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

South Loop

$140 $59

Trainers help clients build muscle, burn calories, and reach their fitness goals in one-on-one or group boot-camp settings

Up to 75% Off Team Training Classes

Ravenswood

$150 $39

Team of experienced trainers lead indoor team training and smaller classes that challenge groups with varying levels of difficulty

67% Off Month of Unlimited Yoga at Eb & flow Yoga

Chicago

$150 $49

Passionate and welcoming instructors lead several yoga classes, from the meditative yin yoga style to the more rigorous power flow style

Up to 82% Off Personal Training

location

$195 $39

Certified personal trainer instills confidence in his clients while helping them reach their fitness goals

Up to 70% Off Acting Classes

Irving & Southport

$250 $99

Acting classes help aspiring actors learn important skills, such as scene analysis and the Stanislavski system, and relaxation techniques

74% Off Classes at Chicago School of Yoga

Lincoln Park

$149 $39

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Huge training academy bends bodies with more than 30 kinds of yoga classes, hosts yoga conventions, and runs teacher training programs

Up to 80% Off Classes at Nature Yoga

Wicker Park

$140 $29

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Highly trained instructors lead Vinyasa, Hatha, and power yoga classes

69% Off Personal Training

Near North Side

$240 $75

Trainer with 10-plus years experiencs tailors workouts to meet client goals and uses a VO2 test to measure clients' capacity for oxygen use

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Pilsen

$250 $119

Personal trainer Phil McDaniels brings a decade of fitness experience to his personal-training sessions.

Up to 65% Off Sausage-Making Class

The Loop

$140 $59

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In two-hour classes, small groups create four different kinds of sausages before leaving with 3 pounds of links

Flirty Girl Fitness – Up to 61% Off Memberships or Classes

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

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Up to 100 classes per week, including Zumba, pole-dancing, hip-hop, chair-dancing, cardio, yoga, and hoop-fit

Cooking Fools – Up to 49% Off Pasta-Making Class

Wicker Park

$168 $85

Instructors help pupils craft fresh, light pasta and sauces usually found at restaurants, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

Up to 51% Off Sports-Recovery Therapy

Chicago

$30 $15

Pulsing compression boots help pump extra fluid from the limbs; ice baths reduce inflammation and muscle spasms

51% Off Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House

Bucktown

$80 $39

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Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

55% Off

Near North Side

$110 $49

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53% Off Social Dance Lessons

Belmont Gardens

$95 $45

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Students can elect to learn ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles, and may register with or without a partner

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

West Loop - University Village - Little Italy

$70 $29

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Eight different disciplines of yoga, including Kundalini and meditation, taught in a soothing studio with sensory garden.

Up to 67% Off Classes at One Hundred Fitness

Lakeview

$125 $49

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Dance-based cardio and stretching classes sculpt lean bodies; Pilates strengthens cores and improves flexibility

Up to 66% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes

1819 W Grand, Suite 201

$130 $49

Seasoned instructors lead a variety of classes ranging from restorative yoga to Zumba to power Pilates

68% Off Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Edgewater

$120 $39

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Non-profit studio in business since 1972 teaches classes that blends yogic philosophy with breathing, guided relaxation, and asanas

Select Local Merchants

Green grass and blue skies bookend the boot-camp classes at Bulldog Bootcamp. Leading the outdoor workouts, owner Greg Major and his team of seasoned fitness instructors spur their students on by shouting words of encouragement and tearing Chicken Soup for the Soul books in half. Major—a decorated bodybuilder and inline skater—has been a certified personal trainer since 1989, and has since picked up the credentials to teach CrossFit’s Level 1, Football, and Kids programs. He and his staff stage CrossFit classes at Bulldog Bootcamp’s training facility in Forest Park.

1520 Hannah Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Musicians step into Music Box Records’ spacious studio to record, rehearse, and market their work. Part recording studio, part rehearsal space, and part indie label, the studio welcomes music-makers not only with professional recording tools and clean, airy facilities, but also with a team of experienced producers and promotional gurus. The crew cares deeply about music, and even runs an outreach program called Music Lab that invites high school students into the studio to learn industry secrets, such as how to build a following and how to smash an air guitar without ruining it completely.

7433 Roosevelt Road
Forest Park,
IL
US

The certified trainers at Elite Fitness meet with guests to determine a personalized fitness routine that utilizes the number of gym equipment and the skills of the trainers. They lead guests through one-on-one training sessions or lead groups through body-sculpting and boot-camp fitness classes.

7738 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.

7625 Lake St
River Forest,
IL
US

At over 90 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.

7513 Lake St
River Forest,
IL
US

The Dominican University Performing Arts Center's creative spirit swells in a season highlighted with multicultural music, dance, and drama. As a string quartet, Ethel's Juilliard-trained musicians pluck a viola, a cello, and a pair of violins to their own original compositions and those of contemporary composers. These skilled performers join with Grammy–winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal for a cross-cultural mélange of melody-making inside the Lund Auditorium, whose acoustics are regularly tested by opera-singing mimes.

7900 Division St
River Forest,
IL
US