3 Top Gyms For Group Exercise Classes

3 Top Gyms For Group Exercise Classes

Chicago Group Exercise Classes

 You don’t have to look far for a Chicago gym, whether you live in the West Loop or Lakeview. There are plenty of gyms throughout Chicago that offer fun and challenging group classes. Each facility, however, offers a different version of a group fitness class. If you’re getting bored with your current workout routine, pay a visit to any of these three Chicago gyms:

If you’re into yoga …

Try Barefeet Power Yoga. This gym is so much more than your standard yoga class. Choose a group class based on what you’re looking to get out of your workout. Each class takes place in a heated room that gets up to about 90 degrees so you can really sweat it out. Here are just a few examples of what Barefeet Power Yoga has to offer:

Turn It Up Dog: Music lovers will want to keep coming back to this upbeat class. While you’re working on your strength and flexibility, you can jam out to the inspirational playlists filling the room.

Shut Up and Flow: Sometimes after a long day at work, you need a way to clear your mind and unwind. That’s exactly what this class is for. A fun playlist keeps you focused and a series of Sun Salutations helps melt the stress away.

Rock Your Core: This particular group fitness class focuses on toning your abdominals and obliques. Both beginners and yoga veterans will love this one for its ability to give you a good sweat and a rock hard core.

If you love rock climbing …

Head over to Brooklyn Boulders. This rock climbing gym will help you tone muscles you didn’t even know you had. Even if you’ve never rock climbed before in your life, this is a great place to learn! The expert instructors will have you turned into an avid climber in no time. The classes will prepare you with exactly what you need to free climb on your own. Here’s a look into what Brooklyn Boulders offers as far as group classes:

Learn to Boulder: You don’t need ropes and harnesses in order to scale a rock. This class will teach you the basics of bouldering – a perfect class to attend if you’re a beginner.

Learn the Ropes: Grab a friend and come to Brooklyn Boulders to learn how to climb using ropes and harnesses, and how to manage another climber as they scale the walls. This class will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to continue climbing on your own.

Learn to Lead: If you’ve been in the rock climbing game for awhile and are looking for something a bit more challenging, put your skills to the test with this leading class. Belaying will be covered, along with risk management so you can learn to safely climb.

If you love high-intensity workouts …

CrossTown Fitness is your gym. Each time you step foot into CTF, you never know what type of workout you’re going to get, but you do know that it’s going to be a good one. Our Chicago gym offers high-intensity interval classes that combine strength and cardio to give you a workout you glad you left your house for. Here’s a little bit of what you can expect if you come train with us at CrossTown Fitness:

Total Body: Our total body classes are exactly what they sound like. Our trainers will lead a workout that blends cardio and strength exercises to work every major muscle group of your body.

Strength: If you want to focus less on cardio and more on toning and tightening, strength might be your class. But don’t be fooled: Just because there’s no cardio element doesn’t mean it’s not going to be challenging!

Paddle boarding: During the summer, we pair up with Chicago SUP so you can take advantage of our stand up paddle boarding classes on the lake. Wake up for an early morning 30-minute workout on the beach, then cool down by heading out on the water with your board and a few friends. Not a bad way to start a day!

Have more questions about our group classes or any other classes in the Chicago area? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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