Chad Surdich, a two-time Golden Glove semifinalist, surveys his red-walled boxing gym from behind the chainlink fence that circles the ring. Around him, boxing pupils wham their fists into focus mitts during small-group classes, or work up heart rates by hopping onto cardio machines. Chad and his expert instructors make use of North Shore Fit Pit’s bountiful array of weight machines and heavy ropes to lead boxing classes, cardio boxing classes, and hot boxing classes that amp up workouts with detoxifying heat and squirts of tabasco snuck into water bottles.
Your body is the only thing keeping your vital organs from scattering to the winds—a toned physique is the best way to hold on to them. Obtain a physique you can flaunt in front of amazed strangers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you’ll get two one-hour classes at The Bar Method, an exercise superbreed combining the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance principles, and physical therapy into one revolutionary routine. Younger Version of YouPros: You’ll look and feel reinvigorated. Cons: The younger you closely matches the description of numerous wanted arsonists.
Certified Zumba instructors and dancing duo, Kate and Melissa do one thing well. Unlike other studios that ply their jack-of-all-tradery, hosting every passing fad from kickboxing to cardio pumpkin carving, KM Zumba’s leaders pour all of their energy into their upbeat, Latin-infused dance-'em-ups. Kate and Melissa ease students of any age, from young adults to silver foxes, into the workouts with sessions that encourage exercisers to move at their own pace.
Created by Columbian fitness trainer, Beto Perez, the energizing classes feature a combination of heart-pumping cardio dance work with slower, muscle-building moves, all set to motivating tunes in Latin traditions such as salsa and merengue. Perez designed the steps to be easy to follow, and classes infuse the dance routines with traditional aerobic moves to keep the choreography both upbeat and uncomplicated.
Equipment: Kettlebells, TRX, free weights, free motion, boxing
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be ready to have fun, learn a lot, and get tremendous results.
Inside West Loop Health & Sports Performance Center, Yoga Bent's registered yoga instructors?Miguel Latronica and Etty Hasak?guide their students through innovative classes that incorporate Miguel?s patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching and strengthening device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the PNF principles. It employs his inventive system of ropes, bungee cords, and slings to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The classes enable students to borrow props and sink into or build stability. Additionally, all MBB yoga poses are designed to increase one?s range of motion by loosening connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
Inside an open-floor gym stocked with treadmills, weights, and bikes, Body Empowered Fitness's personal trainers bolster clients' bods with custom workout regimes and specialized exercises. The gym's staff, including owner and NASM–certified corrective-exercise specialist Sylvia Knilans, constructs fitness plans that utilize Simultaneous Functional Training, a fusion of strength and stamina exercises, to slim figures and build muscle without radioactive spider bites. Trainers share their knowledge with up to four participants at various points throughout each workout and catalogue the day's progress for future exercise regimes.