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 […]

Nike pushed Chicago’s fitness-motivated women to their limits with NTC week, a week of two-a-days centered around supercharging New Year’s resolutions. Nike’s events always bring fun and fitness together, but this week was a tour de fitness, taking NTC club-goers across the city of Chicago to sweat with some of my favorite trainers at some […]

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 […]

Bridal Sculpt is a fun place to play with every different way that you can use your own body weight to tone and burn fat. Tonight we paired two of my favorite ways to feel the burn, Tabata Intervals, which work to take your heart rate way up and back down again to incinerate fat, and […]

Gym: Lateral Fitness, 314 West Superior LL-E Class Focus: Body Tone is like yoga sculpt on steroids (but just to be clear, no steroids were used in the writing of this post). It uses functional and bodyweight exercises in partnership with isometric and small movements. (Offered Tuesdays at 7 am. Schedule here) Cost per workout: $25 Money […]

Gym: Pure Barre, 3245 N Ashland Ave Unit 1 Other Chicago Locations: Coming soon in River North 1 E. Huron Street, 2nd Floor Class Focus: A muscle-shaking, body toning, head-to-toe, leaning barre work Cost per workout: $23 Money saving offers: $100: New client one-month unlimited The Fab Fit take: I’ve tried the Pure Barre workout […]

I’ve tried a few windy city gyms and studios across the city (see my studio map): But until you know that you love a workout, it’s hard to commit time and money to a new routine. Studios across Chicago offer ways to try before you buy. Sweat it out in classes at these studios for […]

Studio: Harmony Mind Body Fitness, 1962 N. Bissell, Chicago, IL  60614 Class Focus: A hands-on barre class with a maximum class size of 6 people Cost per class: $20 per mat class. Note that classes on reformers are priced differently. Money saving offers: There are a variety of packages that help to bring the price down, […]

Class title: Mixed Studio: The Bar Method, 3144 North Sheffield Avenue Other Chicago Locations: The Loop: 180 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 Wicker Park: 1271 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60622 Gold Coast: 1 East Delaware Street, Chicago, IL  60611 Class Focus: This is a meticulous toning class that works the total body in a […]

Class title: Mixed Studio: The Dailey Method, 1714 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 Other Chicago Locations: Lincoln Park: 2301 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL Other Chicago Locations: Coming soon to Lincoln Park, 2301 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL Class Focus: The Dailey Method’s barre classes focus on building long lean muscles in a safe and […]