What You'll Get
Exercise would be a doubly efficient venture if people could split into two halves and have both body sections burn calories simultaneously by riding a tandem bike. Today's Groupon makes the most of feasible workouts with a one-month membership for $35 (a $110 value), including complete access to fitness equipment and classes, at Spa Chakra, a new state-of-the-art fitness center located in the historic Palmer House Hilton. Convenient for those who work in the Loop, Spa Chakra offers a boutique workout experience that is as luxurious as it is good for you. And if you decide to continue your membership immediately after your month, the initiation fee will be waived, though you'll still pay the normal monthly rate. Buy up to three Groupons for three total months of workouts.
Gyms can often feel like warehouses full of stale, unpleasant smells and intimidating ruffians, making setting foot inside one feel as perilous as ordering a pink appletini at a particularly raucous Old West saloon. Spa Chakra spares guests the anxiety of a new gym without sparing them the benefits. Inside the luxurious atmosphere of a swanky, historic hotel, members can enjoy three interconnected levels of fitness space with banks of conditioning and strength-training equipment, group classrooms, lavish locker rooms, indulgent amenities, and more. Spa Chakra’s indoor swimming pool offers mid-winter water babies a chance to cool off after a jaunt on the elliptical or slim down in an Aqua Fit class. Spa Chakra’s friendly instructors will help keep you motivated as you breathe through Pilates postures and tone your forearm muscles in preparation for clam-shucking season. For current class dates and times, call Spa Chakra.
Instead of crowding every inch with weights and machines, Spa Chakra’s fitness center provides an expansive space for warming up, stretching, and toning on your own. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, the neatly appointed locker rooms will offer all the toiletries you need to leave looking put-together. Spa Chakra also offers indulgent steam showers, refreshments, and a member’s lounge with wireless Internet so that visiting the fitness center doesn’t get in the way of your everyday emails and cyber-bullying.
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Spa Chakra's fitness facilities are still new, so there are few reviews, but The Daily Obsession couldn't get enough of the spa's services and environment, and SpaFinder awarded it a Best Urban Hotel Spa Reader's Choice Award for 2009. Four Yelpers give the spa an average of 3.5 stars, and one Judy's Book user gives it five:
- I had my first taste of a luxury spa here in Chicago, and now I can’t get enough. Spa Chakra is a gem and I think any service here would be a treat for you (or a loved one!) to enjoy. – Nina, The Daily Obsession
- Classes, like yoga, are included in the monthly price, too, which I like. Also, there's private showers and they always have razors and hair dryers if you need them. I drop by here inbetween [sic] classes… – Corinna K., Yelp
- Pretty nice gym, very convenient if you work in the Loop, where there isn't much choice…classes are included, which I really like. – L M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Not valid with other offers. Must activate membership before 9/8/10. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.