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Best Fitness Classes In Chicago

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Do your New Year's resolutions include getting more exercise? While you might think you'll work up a sweat this winter by shoveling out your driveway, consider heading indoors to a fitness center instead. From yoga classes to swimming in indoor pools, there are plenty of ways to exercise, meet new people and reach your fitness goals. If you're not sure if a certain fitness center is right for you, ask to purchase a guest pass for the day. To get started, check out the following list of fitness centers in Chicago. For an additional list of fitness classes that are worth a look, check out this article.

The Chicago Yoga Center
3047 N. Lincoln Ave., Unit 320
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-3650

Heading to the gym for a workout before or after work might not be your cup of tea. If that's the case, then consider taking a yoga class instead. The Chicago Yoga Center, located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, offers classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin yoga. You don't need to have years of experience with yoga, either, as the center offers classes specifically for beginners. Classes are scheduled for every day of the week, with several scheduled in the evenings. The Chicago Yoga Center is also near several public transportation options so you can get to or from work with ease.

Dance SPA
1890 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-7892

Instead of running on a treadmill, consider jazzing up your workout routine and take a dance class. Dance SPA offers an assortment of dance classes, including Zumba and body sculpt, where you can get a workout and meet new friends. The center, which is located in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, offers flexibility, too, with its drop-in classes. Dance SPA also offers special packages for wedding dance lessons and bachelorette parties, and ballroom dancing classes are available.

Galter LifeCenter
5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 878-9936

At the Galter LifeCenter, you can participate in group fitness classes or take part in specialty courses for triathlon training or train more effectively. Pilates, yoga, personal training, cardio training equipment and boot camps are among the other programs that are also available, and there are aquatics programs for adults, children and families so that everyone in your family can get fit this winter. After your workout, consider checking out Galter LifeCenter's acupuncture and clinical massage therapy programs. It is located in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood.
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Ravenswood Fitness Center
1958 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 784-0732

If you're in Chicago's North Center neighborhood, consider checking out Ravenswood Fitness Center for your fitness needs. The center offers a number of group fitness classes, including bootcamp, cycle classes, Zumba, yoga and more. Small group classes include boxing, suspension training, kettlebell and more. If you'd like a more personal approach, then consider registering for Ravenswood Fitness Center's personal training programs. The fitness center also offers discounts if your family members join the center, too; check out the center's website for more information. The fitness center is also close to several public transportation options, so you can easily continue on your commute after your workout.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1250 W. 119th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 995-0151

If you and your family want to run on a treadmill, lift weights and swim and splash in the pool all under one roof, then consider heading to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Located in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood, the community center has plenty of ways to stay in shape. The fitness center also has tennis courts, a football field and other facilities so you can try different types of sports and exercise. You can get an early start to your workout routine, as the fitness center opens at 5:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
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Megan Horst-Hatch is a runner, reader, baker, gardener, knitter, and other words that end in "-er." She is also the president of Megan Writes, LLC. Her work can be found at

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