Classes in River Forest

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

The Peaceful Place

Forest Park

$50 $25

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

Handcraft a Custom Flower Fascinator with a Professional Milliner

BYOB Fashion-Design Class

Oak Park

$50 $50

Milliner and fashion designer Jean Foley teaches you how to make a lovely fabric flower fascinator—materials included—during BYOB classes

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

The Yoga Centre

Oak Park

$99 $35

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

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at 447 Club Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

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

Two or Four Hawaiian-Hula Dance Lessons at Halau i Ka Pono (Up to 52% Off)

Halau i Ka Pono

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

Flight Simulator Dogfighting Lesson for Two, Four, or Eight at Squadron Ops Sim Center (50% Off)

Squadron Ops Sim Center

Sugar Grove

$150 $75

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

Flight-Simulator Dogfighting Lesson for Two or Four at Squadron Ops Sim Center (Up to 50% Off)

Squadron Ops Sim Center

Sugar Grove

$150 $79

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

One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

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

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Michelle Pazin Personal Training (55% Off)

Michelle Pazin Personal Training

Northfield

$600 $270

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

$140 $69

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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

Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Ballroom Dance Center (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

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

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

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

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

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

$89 for $255 Towards One Month of Group Classes and Four Personal Training Sessions — Ignite Fitness

Ignite Fitness

Elmhurst

$255 $89

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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

$200 $39

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

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Fitness Arrival (72% Off)

Fitness Arrival

Countryside

$165 $46

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Four-Week Training Boot Camp for One, Two, or Four from Backyard Beefcake Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Backyard Beefcake Fitness

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

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

Five, Ten, or Fifteen One-Hour Boot Camps at Absolution Crossfit (Up to 77% Off)

Absolution Crossfit

La Grange

$100 $35

Crossfit Level 1 certified trainers arrange new combinations of exercises each day, ranging from weight lifting to gymnastics and sprints

1 Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for one or two at CrossFit 1013 (76% Off)

CrossFit 1013

Bensenville

$135 $35

Dynamic strength and conditioning routines employ rowers, rings, dumbbells, and other old-school tools to tone bodies of all skill levels

Four- or Eight-Hour Introductory Firearm-Safety Classes at RC Tactical Training Group (Up to 56% Off)

RC Tactical Training Group

Park Ridge

$150 $69

NRA-certified instructors cover the basics, including gun familiarization, cleaning, and shooting positions; combat-veteran-owned facility

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at LivingFit Chicago (Up to 74% Off)

LivingFit Chicago

Multiple Locations

$189 $59

Participants get fit in challenging, yet fun hour-long boot camp classes that often incorporate props like battle ropes and resistance bands

One Private Dance Lesson or One-Month Dance Pass Membership at Chicago Dance Factory (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Dance Factory

Villa Park

$50 $15

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

BYOB Painting Class for Up to Two or Four at The Painted Party (Up to 53% Off)

The Painted Party

Addison

$90 $45

Students follow step-by-step instructions to create works of art while sipping beverages and noshing on snacks brought from home

Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Hinsdale Health and Wellness at Active Rx (Up to 81% Off)

Hinsdale Health and Wellness at Active Rx

Hinsdale

$180 $55

Personal trainer helps clients build strength, stamina, and muscle tone as they work toward their fitness goals

Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions for Individual or Couple at ActiveRx Active Aging Center (Up to 80% Off)

ActiveRx Active Aging Center

Hinsdale

$297 $65

In sessions geared towards aging adults, personal trainers help individuals or couples to build strength, stamina, and better health

$39 for One Month of GRIT Classes, One Personal-Training Session, and a T-shirt at Max Fitness ($252.50 Value)

Max Fitness

Hinsdale

$252.50 $39

Expert coach leads students of all fitness levels through intense group training classes

Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at OTG Boot Camp (Up to 64% Off)

OTG Boot Camp

River West

$105 $49

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Half-hour sessions filled with strength- and endurance-building kettlebell exercises

Pumpkin or Christmas Ornaments Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Shatter Glass Group (56% Off)

Shatter Glass Group

Kilbourn Park

$170 $75

Renowned glass blower teaches classes where each student creates two Christmas ornaments or one pumpkin

$35 for 10 Mighty Body Band Yoga Classes at Yoga Bent ($120 Value)

Yoga Bent

West Loop Health & Sports Performance Center

$120 $35

Mighty Body Band Yoga poses are augmented by sling-like bands and bungee cords that encourage deeper stretches

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes from The Yoga Boutique ($135 Value)

The Yoga Boutique

Lakeview

$135 $39

Intimate studio offers yoga and Pilates classes focused on improving clients’ physical and mental health in a noncompetitive atmosphere

Three-Hour BYOB Mosaic Basics Workshop for One or Two at The Chicago Mosaic School (Up to 48% Off)

The Chicago Mosaic School

North Center

$75 $39

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Professionally trained mosaic artists introduce novices to mosaics materials, composition, cutting & laying out tesserae in a fun project

Burlesque Lessons for Two, Four, or Six, or an Eight-Week Burlesque Course for One at Vaudezilla (Up to 57% Off)

Vaudezilla

Chicago

$130 $59

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Classes in artful vaudevillian dance led by a company that has hosted more than 200 shows in Chicago

Eight Drop-In Fitness Classes or 3 or 12 Months of Unlimited Classes at Corefitness Chicago (Up to 61% Off)

Corefitness Chicago

Goose Island

$150 $59

One-hour, co-ed and gender-specific classes promote strength and control body fat with fundamental resistance and free-weight strengthening

$49 for 20 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga River North ($240 Value)

Bikram Yoga River North

Bikram Yoga River North

$240 $49

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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

10 or 20 Boot-Camp, Yoga, or Run Club Classes or a Full-Season Class Pass at TriFit Boot Camps (Up to 82% Off)

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

Tango-Class Package for One or a Couple at Chicago Tango Club (Up to 86% Off)

Chicago Tango Club

Old Irving Park

$310 $49

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

BYOB Jewelry-Making Workshop for One, Two, or Four at Eleven Eleven Jewelry (Up to 52% Off)

Eleven Eleven Jewelry

Chicago

$80 $40

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

$49 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago ($180 Value)

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

$110 for Piano Lessons ($200 Value) — The Art of Piano Playing

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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Two-Hour BYOB Flower-Arranging Class for One or Two at Allure Floral Design (Up to 50% Off)

Allure Floral Design

Northwest Side

$95 $49

Learn how to make floral arrangements under the guidance of a professional while sipping your own beverages

$29 for 10 Bikram Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga River North ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga River North

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

Two Hour BYOB Abstract Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints (Up to 51% Off)

VIP Paints

Chicago

$65 $32

With emphasis in creating works of art that explore emotion through personal style, students leave class with their own abstract masterpiece

$49 for a Two-Week Beginners’ CrossFit On-Ramp Program at Bucktown Crossfit ($200 Value)

Chicago Elite Fitness

Chicago

$200 $49

Instructors introduce beginners to CrossFit’s training methodology and correct technique for all of the lifts and exercises

$25 for $45 Worth of Drawing Classes — Scuola Internazionale Di Comics

Scuola Internazionale Di Comics

West Town

$45 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes, or 10 or 15 Boot Camp Classes at Kick@55 Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Kick@55 Fitness

Near North Side

$150 $39

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

Five Boot-Camp Classes at CombatZone Fitness Gym and Brazilian Jui Jitsu and MMA Training (65% Off)

Combat Zone

Chicago

$155 $54

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons at TextureDance Studio

TextureDance Studio

Chicago

$15 $8

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$79 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Mettle Fitness ($165 Value)

Mettle Fitness

Chicago

$165 $79

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

12 Boot-Camp Sessions, One Month of Boot Camp, or Personal-Training Package at Vitality Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Vitality Fitness

Chicago

$240 $35

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

$58 for One-Month Membership and Personal Training Session at David Barton Gym ($343 Value)

David Barton Gym

River North

$343 $58

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In a luxury gym, with amenities from free weights to a Russian bath, members tone up in classes, personal training sessions, or on their own

10 Weeks of Acting Classes for One or Two at Dream of Passion (Up to 70% Off)

Dream of Passion

Chemically Imbalanced Theater

$250 $99

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

BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Learning Bar (Up to 63% Off)

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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

10 of 20 Triple 20 Workout Classes or 10 High-Intensity Boot Camp Classes at Fit-Results (Up to 75% Off)

Fit-Results

Chicago

$120 $39

Boot-camp classes feature high-intensity interval training; Triple 20 classes combine rowing, cycling, and functional training

One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Looze It! Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Looze It! Fitness

Chicago

$100 $29

Drawing heavily on martial arts techniques, instructors help students build muscle and burn calories during intensive boot-camp classes

One Month of Unlimited Yoga (Up to 51% Off)

Meditate Yoga and Meditation Center

North Center

$99 $49

Yoga & meditation classes promote body awareness, balance & consciousness of mind, helping participants achieve a feeling of inner peace

BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four People at LK Art Gallery (Up to 53% Off)

LK Art Gallery

Bridgeport

$80 $39

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

Boot-Camp Classes with Optional Meal Planning or Personal Training Sessions at The Boot Camp Guy (Up to 74% Off)

The Boot Camp Guy

Mount Greenwood

$80 $29.99

Instructors gear workouts to students' abilities during more than 120 classes, such as boot camps, cycling & cardio-kickboxing

Two-Hour Introductory Tango Lesson with an Invite to a Social Dance for One or Two at Tango Chicago (Up to 55% Off)

Tango Chicago

South Loop

$50 $25

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

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drum, or Piano Lessons at Guitar Cities (Up to 59% Off)

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

BYOB Leather-Working Class for One, Two, or Four at Vividbraille (Up to 61% Off)

Vividbraille

Bucktown

$129 $59

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

Three, Five, or Seven Private Violin or Viola Lessons at MB Muzik (Up to 58% Off)

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

$22 for a Cooking Class for Ages 2-6 at Pied Piper Parties & Playschool ($35 Value)

Pied Piper Parties & Playschool

Lakeview

$35 $22

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

$145 for a 10-Week Acting as a Craft Course at Chicago Actors Studio ($290 Value)

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, 20, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

$90 $29

Creative fitness classes for all levels, including core Vinyasa, yoga basics, Vinyasa Glow, dance, pilates, and bootcamp

5, 15, or 30 Personal Training Sessions at Thorn Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

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

Three or Five One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Vbody Power Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Vbody Power Fitness

location

$195 $39

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

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at P.S. Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

P.S. Yoga

Galewood

$95 $28

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A peaceful, nature-themed studio hosts Ashtanga and Hatha yoga classes that ease beginners into practice with a slow, progressive approach

10 or 15 Classes at Nature Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Nature Yoga

Wicker Park

$140 $29

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

10 or 20 Kickboxing and MMA Classes at Keller's Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

Keller's Martial Arts

Irving Park

$200 $43

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Kickboxing classes create a workout based around muay thai & boxing techniques; MMA classes blend judo, jiu-jitsu, and dirty boxing styles

Five Drop-In Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MaZi Dance Fitness Centre (Up to 69% Off)

MaZi Dance Fitness Centre

Multiple Locations

$95 $29

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Experienced instructors lead dance-based classes designed to strengthen & tone muscles for pupils of all skill levels

$75 for Three 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Matt Praeuner Personal Training ($240 Value)

Matt Praeuner 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

Two or Four Private Piano or Drum Lessons at Guitar Chicago (Up to 54% Off)

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

One Month Pass to Big Booty Bootcamp or Core Crazy Ab Training at Perfect Fit (75% Off)

Perfect Fit

Pilsen

$400 $99

75-minute Booty Bootcamp sculpts glutes while slimming down waist & hips; 90-minute Core Crazy class focuses on standing core & floor work

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Chicago School of Yoga ($149 Value)

Chicago School of Yoga

Lincoln Park

$149 $49

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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

$39 for a Two-Hour Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House ($80 Value)

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

$49 for $110 Groupon — Kurt Rawlins Fitness

Kurt Rawlins Fitness

Near North Side

$110 $49

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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

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

Pose your way to the pinnacle of vitality and strength while ascending through degrees of difficulty and degrees of Fahrenheit during classes in CorePower's temperature-controlled studios. The raised heat level expedites the breakdown of fatty acids, delivers more blood to the muscles, and reduces the chances of injury. Start at level one, where you'll be comfortably introduced to proper postures at room temperature, then ascend to the humid human heights of advanced yoga in a detoxifying 95 degrees. Yogis of all skill levels can step into the 97-degree atmosphere of Hot Power Fusion, during which a combination of poses from hot- and power-yoga classes stretch over the course of one rejuvenating hour. Classes vary by location, so check out the full schedule here.

7513 Lake St.
River Forest,
IL
US

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

"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere."

To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. This focus, shared by Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and The Life Yoga, forms the basis of the studio's classes and consultations. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cooldown exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.

7233 Madison St
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

River Forest Scene