Barre Bee Fit has been a fixture in the Chicago fitness community since it’s opening four years ago. It was where I first fell in love with studio fitness (seriously look back at the archives). But as that little gym in River North turned into a national brand, the founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin took […]

(Disclosure: ForseLifestyle provided complimentary entry into the class. As always, I only write about the workouts and the products that I try and love.) Studio/Gym: Forse Lifestyle holds its bootcamps at Quest Multisport, 2641 W. Harrison Class Focus: This is a workout that should pique the interest of current athletes and former athletes alike. It promotes strength, agility and […]

Gym: Reach Beyond Fitness, 1709 W Chicago Ave Class focus: This is a high energy, high intensity bootcamp style workout that takes place in front of the backdrop of a hardcore boxing and CrossFit gym. Cost per small group training session: $20 The Fab Fit take: Reach Beyond fitness is a gym’s gym, equipped with all of the props and torture […]

Bootcamp: Living Fit chicago Edgewater 5:50 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday St Gertrude Church Gym (Granville & Glenwood) Andersonville 9:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday Cheetah Andersonville (5248 North Clark Street) Class Focus: These boot camps aim to give you a total body workout all while spiking your heart rate and torching calories. Cost per class:  $25 for a […]

You might say you’re bringing healthy dessert and you’re only going to eat protein and vegetables, but your aunt who makes THE PIES is going to make the pies anyway and it will be rude if you don’t just have a tiny piece and you’ll just have one taste of stuffing. Or a dozen. Welcome […]

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 […]

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 […]

Studio: Sixpax, 1329 S Michigan Ave, Unit 2  Class Focus: This was circuit-training style bootcamp with a focus on the core. The class targeted all 640+ muscles in the body, hence the name. Cost per class: $18 Money saving offers: $102 for 6 sessions ($17/session) $192 for 12 sessions ($16/ session) $360 for 24 sessions ($15/session) The […]

Studio: Fit Lincoln Park, 1963 N. Halsted Street Class Focus: This is a traditional bootcamp class with drill instructor style training. You’ll move and tone for the entire class. Cost per class: $18, but classes are based on a point system. I bought 10 points for $45 and the hour-long class cost 4 points. Money saving […]

Bootcamp title: Strapped Express Studio: Barre Bee Fit, River North Bootcamp Focus: Using TRX straps, body weight and balance to challenge the body and tone up in an intense 3-day session. Cost: $90 Who should take the bootcamp: Anyone looking for a kick-start to a fitness regimen or to ignite a new fire on a daily […]