3 Must-Try Workouts to Give a Go This Season

By Melanie Rud | May 24, 2019 | Lifestyle

Ready to get that summer body? Sign on to one of these three fitness finds.


Photo courtesy of Crosstown Fitness

Take advantage of swimsuit weather and bring your workout to the lakefront at the weekly Beach Training Class by CrossTown Fitness. Get your sweat on under the Chicago sun during 45 minutes of cardio and conditioning exercises, focusing on everything from speed to stamina to strength. And if that’s not enough, you can follow it up with a 45-minute stand-up paddleboarding class immediately after. $30 drop-in (free with $175 CTF monthly membership), $25 supplement for SUP (members $10), Saturday 7:45am June-September, North Avenue Beach


Photo courtesy of StretchLab

Lakeview’s StretchLab, the L.A.- based wellness franchise’s first Midwest location, offers a new way to focus on the portion of your exercise routine that so often gets forgotten— stretching. The studio’s flexologists stretch you out in one-on-one sessions, offered in both a 25-minute format that focuses on targeted areas and a more extensive, 50-minute full-body stretch. Small group stretch classes are also available; either way, expect to leave feeling long, lean and notably more limber. Monthly packages $149-$500, 3601 N. Southport Ave., 312.982.4448


Photo by Salvador Tor Camorlinga Solberg/courtesy of Spynergy

Hop on the bike for a calorie-torching 50-minute workout at Spynergy, the latest addition to Chicago’s indoor cycling scene. Housed inside a former historic barn, the Wicker Park studio is open and airy, featuring a center skylight and retractable garage door, a refreshing alternative to traditionally dark spin studios. With varied playlists, each beat-based class appeals to different musical tastes, while the high-intensity interval training guarantees an effective—and fun—cardio workout every time. Monthly unlimited pass $199, 1632b W. Division St., 773.661.9446

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