Underground Core Fitness owner Jeremy Glasgow measures his club’s success in inches, pounds, and repetitions. The ACE-certified personal trainer grants individual attention during small group classes or one-on-one sessions, helping clients meet goals ranging from dropping 10 pounds to accurately sketching a dumbbell. In addition to workouts, the gym supplies nutritional coaching to support guests’ overall health.
Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Parker knows exactly what it takes to compete and train at the highest level. That’s the experience he brings to his results-driven boot-camp classes. Participants reach new fitness goals during classes that blend NFL-style conditioning drills with activities such as kickboxing, circuit training, dance, and fitness games.
At My Gym's hundreds of locations, kids from six weeks to 13 years old grow their brains and bodies with the help of games, music, and gymnastics. From Little Bundles (up to six months) to Tiny Tykes (up to 13 months) to Waddlers (up to 22 months) and beyond, classes divided by age get kids moving while pairing them with peers who share their same level of development. Outside of class, Practice and Play gives parents and kids a chance to explore the facilities at their own pace. The gyms also host an enticing range of special events; birthday parties and Parents' Nights Out are a few of the special programs available.
For more than fifteen years, Universal Spirit Yoga’s experienced instructors have taught yoga, curvy yoga, hot yoga, and meditation classes at their Naperville studio. Classic hatha yoga offers an introduction to alignment and basic technique. Several specialty classes target all age groups—there are Baby and Me, kid, and pre-teen classes as well as yoga sessions designed for those age 50 and above. During the Yoga Scents class, an instructor uses music and aromatherapy for a multisensory lesson that’s far more effective than yoga with periodic foghorn blasts.
Divine Power Yoga is helmed by founder Mary Frances, who parlayed her seven-year stint of practicing yoga and her studies with famed yogi Baron Baptiste into the birth of her own studio. The soothing confines envelop students of all experience levels as they undulate through power Vinyasa yoga poses in rooms heated up to 90 degrees, building flexibility and endurance while introducing their minds, bodies, and spirits to each other through firm chakra handshakes. A smattering of classes stretch across each week, while intermittent events such as a Yoga for Two workshop or an all-day yoga boot camp help participants enhance their regular practices.
Fusion 4 Women is part fitness studio, part spa, and part wellness center. Exercisers sweat in Zumba and Pilates classes, whereas spa visitors relax during full-body massages and mani-pedis. The staff also leads lifestyle-modification classes and offers personalized weight-loss support.