Embracing the benefits of competition, the founders at Full Psycle wanted to be more than just another indoor cycling club—they wanted each of their members to leave with a sense of accomplishment at the end of class. So inside the low-lit studios, instructors urge participants onward during high-intensity sessions, but they can also keep track of each student on their bikes. This is done with the help of technology and via healthy competition. Large HD TV's are on display above the heads of the cyclists, and a program provides live updates of how much power students are churning out, RPM's they're achieving, and the amount of energy expended. Riders are encouraged to compete not only with one another but also with themselves, creating hugely impactful results, burning up to 800 calories in a single class, and shedding pounds after just a couple visits.
Location: Old Town, between the Sedgewick brown line and North/Clybourn red line stops
Class selection: Indoor cycling, TRX, yoga, weightlifting, and rowing
Find the right time: classes are scheduled 7 days a week, throughout the morning and evening
What a commitment: classes range from 45 to 60 minutes long
Accommodations: locker room with showers and towel service
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Mybody Complex houses North shores top trainers. The Complex itself is 15,000 ft.² of multifunctional equipment: Cardiovascular, free weights, cross-training and physical therapy tools. Trainer/client work remain private and are not made to buy memberships or sign contracts with the complex.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Each trainer has a different style of teaching. Clients are matched with a trainer that will best fit their fitness needs and personality.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To give clients the one on one attention that they need and want.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people reach their goals.
The purveyors of Oasis wanted to create a space where women could work out together in a pressure-free and rewarding environment. By outfitting the health club with rowers, step mills, and ellipticals, as well as a daycare, spacious locker rooms, and an infrared sauna, they brought that space to fruition. They also stocked it with a team of fitness experts, many with degrees and certifications in the field. That crew fosters a positive attitude while leading classes such as Pilates and Zumba, or personal-training sessions that can prep members for long-distance runs away from donuts. Events such as boot camps and self-defense courses are designed specifically with women in mind, while their nutrition programs round out plans for total fitness.
When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Forest Park's MetaBody.
Strengthen your body and fitness endurance with a high-intensity kickboxing class.
You won't be disappointed when you take advantage of their fun-moving aerobics.
Create a team around you to help support your fitness goals. That's why their personal trainers could be the perfect fit for you.
A great body starts with an excellent program of cross fit.
Don't wait until the weekend to get your groove on. Head on over to MetaBody for a Zumba class.
Lock in for an intense spinning session at one of MetaBody's many classes.
You'll love what high-intensity circuit training can do for you.
If hot yoga is your thing, MetaBody is just the right place to sweat it out.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
MetaBody is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.
Sports fans flock to Oak Park's Momentum Fitness for a fun day away.
Through strong fighting and self-defense movements in this MMA class, you can strengthen your body and build muscles.
Get your heart pumping and your body moving with a group spinning class.
Step up your commitment to fitness by enlisting the help of their fabulous personal trainers.
Combining self-defense techniques with high-intensity cardio, these kickboxing classes offer the ultimate full-body workout.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So as you can see, Momentum Fitness is the place to be this weekend.