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 […]

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 […]

The second we see the mercury level raise above shivering, we move our meals and our workouts outside. Every Saturday at 8 am, CrossTown Fitness and Chicago SUP are combining forces to take your workouts to the beach for a combo HIIT/ stand-up paddle board class. When my mom swung into town for some QT, we covered ourselves […]

There are few things on this planet that I love more than the World Cup. It combines my extreme patriotism with my love for soccer and day drinking. The fact that it only happens once every four years is probably better for my health. A real outfit that I own and wear frequently. The USA […]

Gym: River North Gym, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste 951  Class focus: HIITWall  focuses on getting your heart rate up while strengthening and toning. Each session focuses on either spiking your metabolism or increasing your strength. Cost per small group training session: $18/session for members The Fab Fit take: River North Gym is a hidden gem, nestled […]

Address: Shred 415,1444 N. Milwaukee Other locations Old Town: 230 W. Division, Chicago, IL Lincoln Park: 2156 N. Clybourn Class Focus: This class works to spike and lower your heart rate repeatedly with interval training. It mixes 15-minute sets of treadmill work with 15-minute sets of toning. Cost per class: $24 for a single class Just opened, the newest […]

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Studio: Sproing Sport,  1652 North Wells Street Class Focus: As described on its website, “45 minute class featuring 30 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training like you never have done before.” Cost per class: $25 Money saving offers:  $0: First class $60: Intro pack of 3 classes Sproing offers both packages and month-to-month memberships. Check out their pricing options for […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, folks. No, definitely not Christmas- haven’t we had enough of the winter wonderland thing already? I’m referring to, of course, March Madness- the height of college basketball season and lead-in to the NCAA tournament. As an avid Kentucky fan, I spend roughly 85% of my day reading […]

(Photos courtesy of ENRGi Fitness) Studio: ENRGi Fitness, newly relocated to 215 West Ohio Class Focus: As described on ENRGi’s website, “Get ready to rock and row’ll with a super-charged mix of rowing, core strengthening, and total body exercises in this 30 or 60 minute class. Never rowed before? No problem! An instructor will lead the class […]

What’s challenging me to get fitter lately? Sweat on State, a high intensity workout that uses light weights and body weight to tone and build lean muscle and endurance. I’m obsessed. If you’re intrigued, you can stop in  to the turf-floored gym at 1165 N. State and try three free classes in your first seven days […]