Put some spice into your sweat session with these three out-of-the-box workouts.
CHI50’s Bucktown studio boasts an airy feel with natural light and exposed wooden beams.
CHI50 A visit to this boutique Bucktown studio will get your heart pumping and muscles shaking. Based on the Lagree method, the low-impact, high-intensity workout is done on a Megaformer machine (think a souped-up version of a Pilates reformer), and combines elements of Pilates, cardio, strength training, and balance. “You’re always getting a total body workout, but every class features different exercises to keep things fresh and interesting,” says owner and founder Cheri Byrd. 1814 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-661-6132
Rooftop Voga inspires with ‘80s moves.
ROOFTOP VOGA Whether you’re a devoted yogi or a die-hard Madonna fan, this class, offered exclusively on the rooftop of Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton, is sure to please. A mix of yoga and vogueing (i.e. ’80s dance moves) makes for the ideal blend of muscle toning, cardio, and nostalgic fun. Leg warmers are encouraged. Through the end of October. 160 E. Pearson St., 312-266-1000
Equinox’s Tier X personal training program provides the ultimate in one-on-one workouts.
TIER X AT EQUINOX Equinox’s latest take on personal training features a holistic approach, offering nutrition and regeneration recommendations alongside the typical fitness elements. “It’s about both the mind and body, and takes training from a workout to a lifestyle change,” explains Alex Zimmerman, director of the Tier X program for Equinox. A team of personalized coaches are there to help you achieve your goals both in and out of the gym. Available at Gold Coast and Loop locations.