Barre Bee Fit
435 North LaSalle Street
Barre Bee Fit’s Ariana Chernin and Jillian Lorenz first bonded over a shared passion for fitness. Now they’ve got their own army of fans thanks to their signature class— a 60-minute sweat fest that earned them a loyal following at their first studio in River North—and the subsequent seven classes, all of which feature props and ever-changing choreography.
Drawing on physical instinct and animal movements, the new Animal Flow class at Equinox fitness clubs will draw you out of hibernation. The dynamic Het Stacked class also promises sleep, defined muscle—or sign up for the restorative Rx Series for breathing and stretching.
710 North State Street
Spin classes get a stylish and tech-savvy makeover at these cult-favorite fitness spots. Each signature 45-minute ride takes place in an indoor cycling studio that boasts stadium seating for 45 riders, high-tech bikes with cutting-edge tracking technology and the innovative TorqBoard for tracking your score.
501 West North Avenue
Grab your cycling shoes and be prepared to burn calories and get toned at Chicago’s original spin studio. With over 10 classes to choose from, it offers butt-kicking regimens designed to blast fat and build muscle. Try the Go Yo, 40 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of yoga to help you unwind.
Helios Center for Movement
2258 West Belmont Avenue
This sleek Pilates studio is the first and only in Chicago that teaches the Fletcher method, which includes dynamic breathing patterns choreographed for each movement. Beginners and those who are new to Fletcher Pilates can start in a private class with a qualified teacher, and those at a more advanced level can join group classes.
2156 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago fitness experts Bonnie Micheli and Tracy Roemer bring more than 20 years of fitness training to Shred415’s Chicago locations. Classes are instructor-led at high-intensity intervals. With a promise of shredding your body, this workout may just be one of the most extreme (and rewarding!) you experience.