(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 […]

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 […]

Class title: Core Fusion Bootcamp Studio: Exhale Spa, 945 North State Street Class Focus: Toning intervals at a fast-pace, so you’ll slim down and get your heart-rate up. Difficulty: 3.  The class is fast-paced and will give you a dose of cardio and strength, but it features modifications to make the class tougher or easier […]