Fitness Classes in Illinois

One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sundari Power Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Sundari Power Yoga

Naperville

Vinyasa-inspired yoga classes, including yoga sculpt and yoga boot camp, tone bodies within an intimate, heated studio

$120 $29

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5, 15, or 25 Krav Maga or K.O. Bag Workout Classes at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness (Up to 89% Off)

YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

$625 $70

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10 or 20 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Akemi Fitness Method (Up to 65% Off)

Akemi Fitness Method

Evanston

Get in shape with classes that range from a blend of Bollywood dance and aerobic exercises to classes that focus on common trouble-areas

$125 $49

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$49 for a DEXA Bone Density Scan at OsteoStrong of Chicago ($250 Value)

OsteoStrong of Chicago

Schaumburg

Clients boost joint and bone strength with DEXA bone density scans, strengthening sessions, and whole-bdy vibrations

$250 $49

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($120 Value)

Breathe, The Art of Yoga

Bolingbrook

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

$120 $39

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10 Weeks of Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Jai Yoga Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Jai Yoga Studio

Palatine

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes—including gentle, therapeutic, and Vinyasa—for students of all levels

$99 $49

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Tash Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Tash Fitness

Tash Fitness

Instructors lead groups of women through fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, to help them burn calories in a supportive environment

$100 $37

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Three Introductory Sessions with Option for a One-Month Gym Membership to HOTSide CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

$100 $49

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One at VH Personal Training (Up to 61% Off)

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

$30 $14

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Four Weeks of Fitness Classes from Sava Sport - Training And Fitness

Sava Sport - Training And Fitness

Mount Prospect

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$169 $76

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Wheaton Barbell & Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Wheaton Barbell & Fitness

Wheaton

Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

$165 $29

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$125 for $250 Worth of Personal Fitness Programs at HD Fitness

HD Fitness

Hoffman Estates

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$250 $125

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two at The Yoga Centre (Up to 67% Off)

The Yoga Centre

Oak Park

Seasoned instructors guide yoga practitioners of all levels through poses designed to invigorate bodies and calm minds

$99 $35

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Membership at Total Energy Fitness Bootcamp (Up to 78% Off)

Total Energy Fitness Bootcamp

Downers Grove

Fitness seekers enjoy inventive bootcamp classes that boost energy, torch calories, and make working out fun and surprising

$147 $44

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Two-, Four-, or Six-Class Introduction to Yoga at Evolution Yoga (Up to 66% Off)

Evolution Yoga

Glenview

Instructors introduce the fundamentals of poses, sequences, and relaxation techniques in a safe and supportive environment

$35 $15

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10 or 20 Drop-In Yoga Sessions at Club Exhilaration (Up to 57% Off)

Club Exhilaration

Belleville

Yogis flow through a series of postures and breathing exercises during 45-minute drop-in yoga sessions

$80 $39

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Four Weeks of Membership and Unlimited Fitness Classes at Ignite Fitness (65% Off)

Ignite Fitness

Elmhurst

Experience everything Ignite Fitness has to offer\, including all of the Ignite classes.

$95 $33

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 52% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

$55 $27

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alpha Dog (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Alpha Dog

Lombard

Instructors motivate students through a rotating lineup of organic movements, plyometric, and sprinting exercises

$150 $55

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($183 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

$183 $59

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10 CrossFit Classes or Three Personal-Training Sessions at CrossFit Arioch (Up to 70% Off)

CrossFit Arioch

Bartlett

Varied, scalable CrossFit workouts stay rooted in functional exercises; custom personal-training sessions focus on individual fitness goals

$125 $38

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp at Superior 24/7 Health Club (Up to 71% Off)

Superior 24/7 Health Club

Crystal Lake

Shed fat and build lean muscle during challenging small-group indoor boot-camp classes that are led by a certified personal trainer

$99 $29

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10 CrossFit Classes or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at FTX CrossFit (Up to 72% Off)

FTX CrossFit

Carol Stream

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

$100 $28

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Plainfield (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Plainfield

Multiple Locations

Instructor motivates group to achieve fitness goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that improve stamina, muscles, and burn fat

$150 $75

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Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (74% Off)

Ultimate Fitness

Multiple Locations

Three weeks of access to two gyms, including strength-training and cardio equipment in semiprivate rooms, indoor pool, and kids’ jungle gym

$35 $9

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One or Two Months of Youth Boxing and Jiu Jitsu Classes at Total Performance Factory (Up to 67% Off)

Total Performance Factory

Hanover Park

Energetic, knowledgeable trainers teach newcomers the engaging, slimming, and strengthening techniques of boxing

$85 $29

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing or Month of Unlimited Boxing at Big Time Boxing Fitness (76% Off)

Big Time Boxing Fitness

Carpentersville

Boxing and Kickboxing classes pit gym-goers against swinging heavy bags as they punch and kick their way toward lean, toned physiques

$59 $14

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$99 for $198 Worth of Services at Premier Fitness

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

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$198 $99

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10 Boot-Camp or Zumba Classes or a Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Zumba Classes at Tone Up Club (71% Off)

Tone Up Club

Park Ridge

Boot-camp classes provide a body-toning workout for those of all fitness levels; Zumba combines dance and aerobic moves for a fun workout

$150 $43

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven and Hell Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Glendale Heights

Encouraging boot-camp sessions change daily to keep muscles engaged, using sandbags, jump ropes, and stability balls for full-body workouts

$69.99 $20

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10 Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at House of Ayurveda (Up to 65% Off)

House of Ayurveda

Northbrook

Students learn to balance the mind and body during meditative Ayurvedic yoga sessions held in a calm and inviting space

$150 $60

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$20 for 10 Classes from Move fitness ($40 Value)

Move fitness

Danville

Roving fitness instructors hold Zumba and kickboxing classes in and around Indianapolis

$40 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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10 or 20 Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit UXO (Up to 52% Off)

CrossFit UXO

Gurnee

Complete physical and mental fitness program uses varying functional fitness exercises to torch calories and increase mobility and strength

$145 $70

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10 or 20 Classes at Total Body Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Total Body Yoga

Mundelein

With more than 60 sessions offered each week, this yoga center has classes to fit most any schedule or practice needs

$145 $49

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Kickboxing or Fitness Classes at Rondi's SELF Fitness (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Rondi's SELF Fitness

Oswego

Kickboxing sheds calories with emphasis on cardio; classes include boot-camp, yoga, spin, and Zumba

$120 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Algonquin (65% Off)

Crossfit Algonquin

Algonquin

From the merchant: Valid for one month of CrossFit, including cost of Foundations; must attend Foundations classes

$200 $70

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Two or Four One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Your Wellness Circle (Up to 93% Off)

Your Wellness Circle

Highland Park

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

$180 $15

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10 Half-Hour CrossFit Personal Training Sessions for One or Two at K-Star Fitness (56% Off)

K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$500 $218

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Fitness Classes at Active Edge Lifestyle & Fitness Center (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Active Edge Lifestyle & Fitness Center

Lansing

Fitness instructors lead groups through martial arts and self-defense classes or host Zumba classes, all of which are designed to torch flab

$75 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp (79% Off)

Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp

O'Fallon

Morning boot-camp workouts held indoors in a newly remodeled dance studio

$197 $41

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5 or 10 Yoga or Fitness Classes at Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga

Glen Ellyn

Instructors help students improve posture, flexibility, and mind-body connection in yoga classes, as well as lead full-body fitness sessions

$70 $29

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at Platinum Dance Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Platinum Dance Academy

West Chicago

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

$75 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Energy MMA and Fitness (54% Off)

Energy Mma And Fitness

Lakemoor

Expert coaches teach beginner-level classes as well as professional-level fighters in a fun, friendly environment

$85 $39

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J5 CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

Certified CrossFit coaches lead intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$150 $29

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One or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at JG ProFitness (Up to 61% Off)

JG ProFitness

Vernon Hills

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

$75 $29

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One Month of Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes at Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio

Woodstock

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

$70 $35

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Iron Flag (Up to 79% Off)

CrossFit Iron Flag

Westmont

Instructors lead patrons of all abilities in high-intensity workouts that change every day of the week

$175.60 $39

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One or Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes and Tournament Ticket at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

$35 $9

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One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at GraceFitness (Up to 67% Off)

GraceFitness

Ellisville

Trainer with more than 16 years of experience helps clients meet their fitness goals, whether that's to lose weight or build muscle mass

$50 $20

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Powered By Ivan Training Systems (Up to 90% Off)

Powered by Ivan Training Systems

Rolling Meadows

Former Division I soccer athlete tailors workouts to weight loss or boosting athletic performance with TRX, kettlebells, and battle ropes

$300 $35

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp at AnvilWorks (Up to 60% Off)

AnvilWorks

Machesney Park

Instructors lead small groups through high-intensity fitness routines tailor-made to strengthen cores and boost endurance

$147 $59

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2-Month Membership with Optional Personal Training, Fitness Classes, or Both at Anytime Fitness Roselle (Up to 77% Off)

Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

$122 $59

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$30 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Get Fit Together ($160 Value)

Get Fit Together

Lisle

Jump start your fitness routine with fitness classes such as boxing, stretching and flexibility, boot camp, and power training

$160 $30

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5 or 10 Boot Camp Classes at MFC Sports Performance (Up to 67% Off)

MFC Sports Performance

Darien

Trainers build functional strength and endurance through motivating group workouts, body weight exercises, and strength training

$75 $32

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$39 for One Month of Children's Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy ($135 Value)

Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Bloomingdale

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

$135 $39

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CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lake Villa (Up to 83% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Lake Villa

Lake Villa

Instructors motivate students of all fitness abilities through ever-changing, high-intensity fitness routines based on functional movements

$129 $27

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Three Private Pilates Lessons or Five Mat Classes at Fox River Pilates Center (Up to 55% Off)

Fox River Pilates Center

Geneva

Views of the Fox River pour into a state-of-the-art Pilates studio that combines fun yet meaningful classes with earthy decor

$270 $125

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5 or 10 One-Hour MixxedFit Dance-Fitness Classes at Lions Martial Arts Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Lions Martial Arts Academy

Grayslake

60-minute MixxedFit courses mix bootcamp-inspired exercises with dance to create an engaging workout that tones and strengthens the body

$50 $24

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Month of Unlimited Bootcamp, Boxing, or Kickboxing Classes at Toughman Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

$149 $35

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10 or 20 Classes at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio (Up to 63% Off)

PURE Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

$130 $49

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes for Kids at Title Boxing Club (Up to 75% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Lake Zurich

Kids can increase their fitness abilities, social skills, and confidence during boxing classes

$59 $15

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CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lake Forest (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

CrossFit Lake Forest

Lake Forest

Experienced coaches include nationally ranked athletes; small classes and couples classes personalized for all ability levels

$125 $35

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Six Training Sessions from Reconstructured Fitness (55% Off)

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

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$600 $270

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Physical Edge Personal Training

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

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$60 $30

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Simply Fit (67% Off)

Simply Fit

Bellwood

Former professional dancer helps build stronger, more flexible bodies through personal-training sessions in the home or in the gym

$75 $25

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Hart Wellness Center (70% Off)

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

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$84 $25

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$34 for One 14-Day Fat Furnace Program at Heatwave Bootcamps ($187 value)

Heatwave Bootcamps

Mokena

Clients get fit with two-week fitness program that includes unlimited group training sessions and a specially designed nutritional plan

$187 $34

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5 or 10 Partner Training Sessions at Institute For Human Performance (I.H.P) (70% Off)

Institute For Human Performance (I.H.P)

Deerfield

Trainer and natural body-builder with more than eight years of experience customizes workouts inside a 10,000 square-foot facility

$750 $225

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$48 $20

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (54% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

$35 $16

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Three Group, Private, or Semiprivate Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates by T (Up to 53% Off)

Pilates by T

Hinsdale

Certified Power Pilates instructor guides clients through Reformer-based workouts that sculpt lean muscles through resistance work

$105 $49

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Simply Yoga ($120 Value)

Simply Yoga

Lemont

Vinyasa-style yoga classes for all levels in a studio heated to 80–85 degrees for a detoxifying effect

$120 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga, or 5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Sacred Path Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Sacred Path Yoga

Shorewood

Yoga classes increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind

$160 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Enhance Fitness Studio (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

$200 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at The Peaceful Place (Up to 51% Off)

The Peaceful Place

Forest Park

Instructors guide students through hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga poses that help bolster respiratory and circulatory systems

$50 $25

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Gym Membership at Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club (Up to 85% Off). Two Options Available.

Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club

Itasca

Instructors can motivate groups through swift, plyometrics-based Cross-Train, Pilates-yoga fusion, cycling, and other exercise classes

$150 $35

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After attending boot camps for a while, Maizah's motivation fizzled and she dropped the course. But refusing to accept defeat? even if it weren't his own?The Boot Camp Guy's cofounder, Chris Brown, gave her a call and made a case. He showed her some before-and-after shots of people she'd met at the sessions before she left?and was astounded by their transformations.

"That could have been me," she kept thinking. So she headed back to class determined that this time, it would be. Months later, she'd gone from a size 16/18 down to a size 12 with extra energy to boot.

As a former Marine with 14 years of professional fitness experience and a passion for helping people reach their goals, Chris knows that boot camp isn't about the stereotypical screaming drill sergeants depicted on TV. Instead, he and his trainers employ a realistic, no-scales and no-diets philosophy and focus on supplying their students with the motivation they need. They identify each student's fitness level within moments and calibrate their workouts accordingly, pitching the signature boot-camp classes at beginner, intermediate, and expert levels. This approach seeks to get students to their own desired level of "skinny", whether that's a size two, size 14, or any other goal. The trainers further outfit their boot-camp base model with nine different tracks?with one designed to shed weight?and total-body sessions up the ante with weights, resistance bands, and mat exercises to strengthen entire physiques rather than honing in on left pinkies. They also encourage students to eat the food they enjoy, and to be mindful of which nutrients their body needs to address deficiencies and restore balance.

The fitness menu unfurls a feast of other group classes. Cycle circuits combine intensive spinning with ab work on the turf and toning dumbbell drills. Cardio-kickboxing classes blend aerobics, boxing, and martial arts. All told, they offer more than 100 classes each month from their well-stocked studio, which the staff stocks with free weights, strength-training machines, exercise balls, and resistance bands, as well as a recently added indoor obstacle course.

3037 West 111th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Born in India—the same land where yoga originated centuries ago—Poonam Gupta has felt a profound attachment to the ancient discipline since childhood, when her father led her through the first steps of what would become a lifelong journey. Those early sessions with her father led Poonam to spend countless hours meditating, meeting with teachers, and perusing spiritual texts. In the course of her studies, she discovered that the physical practice of yoga was only part of the equation; the process of studying and furthering her knowledge of the art proved equally self-empowering.

Poonam thought back to this breakthrough when it came time to found her own studio, naming it Yoga Gyan Jyoti, which translates to “light of yogic knowledge.” Today, her daily yoga classes help practitioners to improve their flexibility, build their strength, and overcome weight issues. The center complements its yoga classes with training in ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on correcting imbalances that result from years of poor nutrition or one-handed pushups.

481 North Commons Drive
Aurora,
IL
US

The caring staff at the YMCA of Rock River Valley fosters healthy habits with personalized fitness programs, family-centric recreation, and more than 50 group exercise classes at both Rockford-area locations. Equipment orientation helps new members feel at home by helping them set workout goals and meet other members with similar goals. After teaming with a certified coach to build a full-fledged fitness plan, guests may follow up with an electronic advisor that suggests changes to the plan based on input from the Y’s human fitness experts. Unlimited access to group classes such as yoga and pool-based aqua Pilates challenges muscles under water. Zumba’s Latin-inspired dance moves get heart rates delightfully elevated, and cardio madness continues the trend with weighted bars and free weights. The Y also sets aside time for families to connect over basketball, movie showing in the pool, or competing in an inflatable obstacle course

In addition to showering members with classes and coaching, the Y bathes them in discounts when they sign up for specialized classes such as triathlon training. Complimentary childcare allows parents to focus their mental energy on physical feats, and a handful of free guest passes lets members show their friends where they climb the climbing wall.

200 Y Boulevard
Rockford,
IL
US

Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Sigita Wendorf leads the staff at The Body Shop Day Spa in crafting spa treatments more relaxing than a lullaby duet by Yanni and Enya. Several massage modalities, including reiki and reflexology, relieve muscle tension, while facial and body treatments soothe skin. A fireplace in the waiting room casts shadows on vases full of blossoms, and throughout the spa, the walls showcase images from nature, such as fog-obscured trees and beach turtles playing Marco Polo.

2541 East Division Street
Lockport,
IL
US

Kristin was nervous before her first pole-dancing class. Sure, she?d spent years as a fitness specialist with a background in classical dance, but she was also working as the volunteer director at her church. What would people think? At her first turn around the pole, however, her fears vanished. ?I felt like a goddess and an acrobat,? she says.

Today, Kristin is a certified pole instructor, a master trainer for Pole Move, Inc, and a member of the Pole Fitness Association. Inside her 3,400-square-foot studio, she works alongside 16 PFA-certified instructors to teach women body acceptance through pole dancing. More than 3,000 female students so far have sampled the studio's liberating, confidence-boosting classes. There's a broad selection of class types, including eight stages of pole dancing, burlesque, aerobic classes, core conditioning, aerial silks, and aerial yoga. Each class caps attendance at 10 students to ensure instructors know everyone?s name and favorite sandwich, and that they can keep an eye out for safety and technique.

1831 Wehrli Road
Naperville,
IL
US

Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

5832 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US