The northern-most branch of the Chicago Athletic Club family, the Evanston Athletic Club brings a modern and user-friendly gym experience to the North Shore. The 55,000-square-foot facility is equipped with all the required equipment for losing weight, putting on muscle, or building flexibility on cardio equipment, weight machines, and free weights. More than 100 group fitness classes fill the schedule, covering varied interests such as yoga, spinning, Zumba, and water aerobics in the indoor pool. The personal training staff can also help tailor workouts based on your particular goals and share encouragement with you as you transform from chrysalis to Dwayne Johnson.
In addition to its exercise areas, the gym also sports a kids’ club, sauna and steam rooms, and a large indoor rock-climbing facility. As beginners and experienced climbers traverse craggy surfaces while protected from the elements, additional challenges crop up on the gym’s 46-foot-high endurance routes and in the bouldering cave where climbers defy gravity without being strapped in by ropes.