Effective workouts are most often marked by sweat, sore muscles, or an exerciser's newfound ability to control the cursive lettering of their veins. Gain control of your body with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 10 fitness classes (a $150 value) or two private Pilates classes (a $75 value each; mat included) at One Hundred Fitness.
The encouraging instructors at this spacious, mirror-lined studio furnish students with finer physiques through ballet-inspired body-sculpting sessions. Like Xtreme sketching or puppeteering 100-pound sock characters, the classes offer animated alternatives to traditional gym training. Open Barre classes blend Pilates principles with ballet-barre-based training, and Candlelight Pilates sessions invite stressed pupils to decompress while fire-lit exercises seduce playing-hard-to-get abs into revealing their inner six packs. Dance and dance-fusion workouts round out the rotund schedule of around 20 different classes, and private Pilates sessions aim to accelerate learning and results by requiring trainers to talk faster.
One Hundred Fitness
One Hundred Fitness tones muscles and increases endurance with Pilates, personal training, and group dance classes. The accredited staff includes such versatile instructors as Kyle Seguin, a Stott Pilates trained personal trainer who spent eight years in the Alabama Ballet and teaches ballet, Pilates, and anatomy at Columbia College Chicago and The Chicago High School for the Arts. One Hundred Fitness aims to improve various body functions, including core strength, posture, flexibility, and lung capacity.