Group fitness is the perfect way to get all the support of a personal trainer without the high price tag and potentially awkward quad massage. Instead of holding yourself accountable to one trainer, you'll be motivated by the sweaty bonds of new friendship. Get fit with today's Groupon to Spring Wellness Center: $30 gets you a five-pack of group-exercise classes (a $65 value). Choose from Pilates mat, kettlebell, several styles of yoga (including hot yoga), gentle stretch, Pilates/yoga fusion, core ballet, and cardio Pilates Bosu classes. Take five of the same class, or try a variety for the ultimate cross-training bod.
Pilates works your core, the girdle of abdominal and back muscles that gives klipspringers their superior jumping ability and unwavering cuteness. Almost all of Spring's fitness classes utilize the core conditioning of Pilates techniques to get you closer to a flat tummy, improve your posture, and give you a muscular foundation for a safe and effective workout or your inevitable draft into the mummy wars of 2019; use your strengthened core to help maintain balance on a crowded el train and improve your standing at work with perfect posture. Whether you hit the barre with attitude, swing a kettlebell, or slide into urdhva mukha svanasana in a 90-degree room, Spring Wellness Center's friendly and motivational instructors will make sure you safely perform each exercise and have fun sweating buckets.
Conveniently located just steps from the Southport Brown Line station, Spring's rows of windows fill the spacious studios with lots of natural light; its yoga space has a colorful Buddha mural that shakes its head when you let your mind wander in savasana pose. Check out the schedule for class times (type Spring Wellness into the client finder).
- The variety of strength-based, aerobic, flexibility-focused, and Tai Chi classes reflect Spring's commitment to overall wellness...Whether you are a dedicated yogi, a Pilates pro, or a kettlebell fanatic, Spring presents Chicagoans with daily opportunities to experiment with new forms of fitness in a beautiful space. – Alison Curtis, Examiner.com
- The studio is clean and welcoming. Everyone is very friendly. Above all, the people working at Spring are awesome. – Erin C., Yelp
- I've been doing kettlebells classes at Spring for two months and my body has completely changed--I'm much stronger, leaner, and more toned, and the class is challenging but really fun! – Rachel M., Yelp
The Roguish Rapier, Chapter Five: “Sprung”
The moon was full and bright in the blue-black sky, like the eye of a hawk buried hastily in mud. Penetrating that serene sky with toothy malice loomed the Baron’s castle, its eaves and turrets twisted and bent as though permeated by their master’s own corruption. The whole monstrosity seemed lacking in architectural posture, a mass of stone spines crooked with injustice. The Baron slept soundly in his chambers, away from his reluctant fiancé, Leslie. This separation was his own insistence, for although the Baron was ill-mannered, they were not yet wed, and unlike spines, some rules simply could not be bent, even for tyrants. He did, however, place dual armed guards outside her door “for her own protection.”
Leslie did not sleep, but instead watched at the window, fixated on the highest point in the shuddersome castle: the tower. Her childhood playmate, the castle garbage boy, Alexander, had been imprisoned there that day for having the impertinence to defend himself in a forced duel with the arrogant Baron. Now she could only imagine his torment as he slept alone in icy chill and solitude.
At that moment, Alexander awoke on the cold, stone floor, reflexively swatting at what he’d dreamt to be a rat tugging at his sleeve.
“Easy,” said a voice, similar to a putrid well warning against taking a drink. “I’m here to spring you.” Alexander sat up to take in the image of the oldest man he had ever seen. His head was crinkled and spotted and patchily attacked by wisps of white hair like fungus on neglected bread. His teeth were yellow, split like chopped wood and far from numerous.
“Who are you?” Alexander asked, more curious than afraid. “It doesn’t matter,” squeaked the stranger. “What matters is I’ve spent the last two decades loosening the stones beside that window.”
The old man shot a thumb toward the iron-barred opening, just large enough for a man to squeeze through if his boast was valid.
“I’m not what I was,” he sighed. “I haven’t the strength of abdomen to wriggle through myself, and even if I could, I’m not sure I’d survive the drop onto the roof below.” He sighed, briefly elsewhere. “But you might.”
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Spring Yoga and Fitness
Rather than limit the studio's focus, Spring Yoga and Fitness impassioned instructors lead an eclectic assortment of yoga, kettlebells, TRX, Barre, and Fitness Fusion classes that emphasize physical strength and endurance while reinforcing a mind-body connection. The wide variety of classes work to challenge the body and force it to improve and adapt. Yoga classes emphasize the importance of thoughtful movements and introspective self-control and kettlebell and TRX classes challenge and improve the body’s strength, efficiency, and endurance—while Core Barre elongates and strengthens the body, helping give it graceful definition.
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