In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it's naturally impervious to bullets instead with today's Groupon: for $45, you get five classes at Akemi Fitness Method in Evanston (a $90 value). Most classes are scheduled Monday–Saturday throughout the morning, afternoon, and work-friendly evening hours.
Akemi Fitness Method rolls the core-toning power of Pilates, yoga, and dance into an isometric explosion of expedited results. Each of the classes brings a distinct blend of rhythmic and strengthening movements. Akemi barre classes combine free weights and exercises utilizing the ballet barre into powerful, slow-burning routines that isolate muscle groups to tone and lengthen muscles, and two levels ensure that beginners don't get lost amidst seasoned workouteers. Focus on trouble areas in arms-abs-and-booty class, or burn calories and amp up your heart rate while sculpting muscles in the Akemi cardio sport class, which moves at a faster pace, allowing students to channel their inner cheetah or puppy for optimal fierceness.
Each total-body workout features the motivating cadence of Akemi’s enthusiastic instructors, all of whom can pass the President's fitness challenge with their eyes closed—though they'll keep their eyes open to ensure you perform each exercise properly for maximum benefit. Students must reserve their class spots in advance through the Akemi Fitness Method website.
Akemi Fitness Method
The Akemi Fitness Method studio hosts a mix of alternative workout classes that incorporates a range of movements to tone muscles, improve equilibrium, and enhance endurance. Inspired by the results-oriented Lotte Berk Method, this workout style engages students in core exercises, dance, yoga, and light weight training during a variety of classes. Laura Baginski of Time Out Chicago notes that the Akemi barre class caused her to "walk out feeling taller, leaner," thanks to its combination of ballet barre exercises, Pilates, and free weights. Combat fit classes combine elements from ballet, hip-hop, kickboxing, and yoga, adding in cardiovascular exercises to burn fat and light resistance training to sculpt frames until they achieve the angular glisten of a Roman statue. An hour of the arms, abs and booty session firms appendages, six-packs, and seats. With classes held throughout the day, seven days a week, Akemi's calendar accommodates students with all types of schedules.
518-1/2 Davis St.
Evanston, Illinois 60201Get Directions