Studio: ENRGi Fitness, 676 N. LaSalle Class Focus: Cardio dance fitness with a hip-hop flair Cost per class: $20 Nike+ Fuel Points Earned: ~1,800 The Fab Fit take: WERQ Fitness, a dance-inspired workout created by two Chicago-area women was listed as one of Self Magazine’s 33 hottest new workout classes to try in the U.S. this year and […]

(Image courtesy of Lisa Payne) In the first half of my interview with Chicago Trainer Lisa Payne we talked about her favorite places to work out in the city, taking days off from getting after it in the weight room and how ladies can make their workouts stronger. Read the first half here. Wrapping up my time with […]

Studio: 2215 N. Halsted Class Focus: This is a circuit-training style class that works to spike your heart rate and tone to get you ready for summer Cost per class: $25.00 Nike+ Fuel Points Earned: ~1,500 The Fab Fit take: I strolled into Flirty Girl Fitness early on a Saturday morning, confronting my fear of a studio […]

(Image courtesy of Lisa Payne) I sat down with Chicago trainer Lisa Payne and one of my favorite resources for fit tips on Twitter (follow here here). She let me pick her brain about fitness, dieting and taking days off from getting after it in the weight room. We covered so much, that I’m breaking it […]

Studio: Helios Center for Movement, 2258 W. Belmont Ave. Class Focus: This class adds a foam roller to a Pilates mat class to create a greater challenge and deeper stretching. Cost per class: $20 Nike+ Fuel Points Earned: 300 The Fab Fit take: When I signed up for “On a Roll” the foam roller class […]

Studio: Saran Dunmore teaches at Lacuna Fitness (a trainer’s Gym), 645 S Clark St – REGISTER HERE Class Focus: This class is rhythmic, total-body toning and cardio. Ever wonder why you always have the hots for the drummers in the band? You’ll learn quickly in this 30 minute class. Cost per class: $10 Class offering: Saran teaches the […]

I had a chance to sit down with Shannon Gail, owner of Bridal Sculpt, the bootcamp style class for both brides-to-be and all the single ladies. With her years of experience as a wedding planner, she’s seen her share of starving brides trying to squeeze into the white dress and she’s got tips to inspire […]

Class title: Cardio Dance Studio: Studio Fit, 1011 W Armitage Class Focus: Dancing yourself fit with high-energy music Cost per class: $13 for a single class, which, for the class type and the neighborhood is a complete steal Money saving offers: New students can get a free week of classes, visit the studio and use […]

Running season in Chicago is heating up – seriously, it’s actually heating up finally. If you’re like me and you do everything fitness better in a group, then a running club might be just the thing to get you ready for whatever you’re training for, whether that’s a 10K or a marathon. Find the best […]

Studio: Bridal Sculpt, 3868 N Lincoln Ave 2nd Floor (Dance Center Chicago, Studio 3) Class Focus: This circuit training/bootcamp style class combines strength training, cardio, yoga and Pilates. While “Bridal” is in the title, about 50% of the class was preparing for a wedding and the other half was just  planning for summer like me. Cost […]