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Equipment: None. Just a dance studio with soft floors.

Students should bring: Water bottle and towel

Average class length: Less than 30 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2014

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Pro Tip: Please make sure to remove shoes and wear socks in class so our floors can stay clean.

9219 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield,
IL
US

Students should bring: A yoga mat, water bottle, and towel

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Established: 1984

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: 2 hour free parking

Pro Tip: Classes at Navy Pier are first come first serve. Plan accordingly.

Different people want to get in shape for different reasons, and they go about it in many different ways. Fortunately, Fitness Formula Clubs' trainers understand this. They start every new member at their gym with four complimentary personal-training sessions that not only help hammer down each individual's goals, but also provide a solid foundation of knowledge and motivation. From there, equipment and guidance help each client reach whatever heights they're after.

Programs that focus on endurance in running, swimming, and cycling pair with Pilates work and basketball courts to develop well-rounded regimens. There's also classic equipment?cardio machines and free weights?offsetting a selection of less-than-traditional equipment?an artificial rock wall which lets clients build upper-body strength while practicing lines for their Cliffhanger: The Musical audition.

1114 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Equipment: Barbells, rowing machines, dumbbells, Olympic rings, and medicine balls.

Students should bring: Towel and reusable water container

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: No

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Just push yourself to the best of your ability.

778 Burr Oak Dr
Westmont,
IL
US

Most of the classes at Small Group Fitness are capped at ten people, which gives the trainers more opportunities to work with clients one-on-one. Adhering to an instructive style of training, they teach clients how to prevent injury as they use equipment in the fitness suite, which is divided into three sections: a field-turf area with TRX-suspension bands and ropes, a hard-floor area with kettlebells and plyometric boxes, and a matted area with free weights and tractor tires once used in Old MacDonald?s cross-training program. In addition to small-group classes, the trainers also schedule one-on-one personal-training sessions and larger boot-camp classes.

416 W 75th Street Unit 416
Downers Grove,
IL
US

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.

4401 W Roosevelt Rd.
Hillside,
IL
US

Rush Performance: Personal Training Studio's certified trainers take positive attitudes and community support so seriously that if you complain during your trial of the Team Rush training program and bring any negativity, you won't be able to join Team Rush. And that would mean not torching hundreds of calories and toning up during strength, cardio, and sports conditioning sessions and high-intensity interval circuits.

Even the personal training requires supporting your fellow exercisers as it usually involves small groups of two to four working out together and forming a human pyramid to place any junk food out of reach. The trainers often use the FitRanX fitness-testing system to determine how fit a person is before they start Rush's programs and to monitor their progress throughout.

805 W Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge,
Illinois
US