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.
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.
Located inside the historic former Washington Park YMCA, Mettle Fitness welcomes guests who are serious about getting in shape. The facility's owner, former NFL player Jason Burns, oversees the fitness programs, which include boot camps, CrossFit classes, and sports training sessions. One glance around the facility and you'll notice the lack of fitness machines, mirrors, and other items you'd expect to find in a gym. In their place are functional forms of resistance such as free weights, kettlebells, and exercisers' own body weight, which can be increased by eating cheeseburgers.
At Goose Island CrossFit, a squad of certified instructors leads exercisers through functional workouts aimed at developing their physical fitness. Despite all the grunts of exertion and clangorous slams of barbells heard within, the atmosphere is one of fun and support. Since there aren't any mirrors for posing, coaches and classmates alike push every participant to sweat and work harder to achieve better health. The Workout of the Day might draw from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or competitive hugging on any given day, each designed to sculpt muscles and improve health, whatever your age is.