Pure Barre || 5505 98th St.
This workout is based on the classical art and athleticism of ballet hence the name Pure “Barre.” The ballet barre is used throughout this workout along with light equipment to create a full body workout. Do not let this fool you though, you will be shaking, which is a good thing. Embrace the shake as the pros say. This studio offers the traditional class, an “Empower” class for a focus in cardio, and a “Reform” class for sculpting those hard to tone areas. Regardless of what class you take, this studio will help with flexibility, strength, and tone.
Orangetheory Fitness || 4410 19th St. || 5214 98th St.
Orangetheory Fitness has coined the phrase “More than a gym. Exercise to live.” The premise for starting the gym was to help people who struggle with using their gym membership and staying motivated. The first step to cure those gym blues was the color choice, orange. It’s a happy color and supposed to make members feel at ease. Each work out tracks your body’s reactions and collects results from the workout via their high tech monitoring equipment. At the end of a workout, you are given your workout summary. This summary includes stats on minutes spent in each heart rate zone, calories burned, heart rate, and more.
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Club Pilates|| 10305 Quaker Ave.
Pilates is a low impact yet high-intensity workout. The goal is to build a strong foundation of balance, flexibility, mobility, and overall muscle strength. There are many different Pilates workouts out there, but Club Pilates brings a different take with their specialized equipment and signature class format. Classes are categorized as four levels. The 1st level is “Foundation” designed for someone looking to master the fundamentals and build a foundation in Pilates. The levels go up to 2.5 the “Mastery” level that requires a minimum of three months of “Evolution” level Pilates experience because of the advanced movements. Each class is tailored to focus on different types and benefits of the workouts. If you are a beginner looking to improve cardio, you might try the “CP Cardio Sculpt” class, or if you are a frequent visitor wanting to relax and stretch try the “CP Center + Balance.” Nine different class types are offered so there is something for every skill level and fitness plan.
CycleBar || 7604 Milwaukee Ave.
CycleBar is a full body cardio workout in a high energy class. The creators of CycleBar did not overlook any details. They provide free shoes for each member which lock into the bikes, sweat towels, snacks, and lockers. Each class is taught in a “CycleTheatre,” a state-of-the-art room that hold 55 bikes tiered in theatre seating with an instructor in the front and two larger-than-life flat screens TVs to create a theatrical experience displaying each biker’s stats. Every bike is equipped with personal data monitors that use “CycleStats.” This technology measures the six key metrics of your performance and emails you the results so you can track your fitness journey. If that wasn’t enough, the instructors have their own playlists made from “CycleBeats” with curated playlists to keep the motivation up. As for the classes, CycleBar offers everything from an introduction to cycling to a themed ride. “Classic” is a regular cycle class with normal challenges like hills and endurance drills. “Connect” is a class centered around reviving and restoring to cool beats. “Performance” is a ride that motivates you with CycleTech stats, competitions and challenges. And, “Themed Ride” is a big party – just check the schedule each week to see what CycleBar is celebrating this week!
BODY By Indigenous || 1309 University Ave.
This Yoga and Barre studio is located on the second story of Indigenous, the boutique. Classes are hosted daily, and the studio can be rented out for private events. These classes are all about healing your body and soul. It’s a way to re-balance, relax, and workout all in one. The studio provides all your mat and equipment needs. Check their Facebook and Mindbody app for class schedules and fun events like Yoga + Mimosas that is offered every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Yoga Stand || 5903 82nd St.
At the Yoga Stand, they don’t see their practices just as a workout but a way of life. They want you to believe in the empowerment of yourself. The healing powers of yoga go beyond just the body but also help the mind. Many different styles of classes are offered. You can focus on strength or rejuvenating for the week. The majority of the classes are hot yoga style classes. This allows for a deeper and more effective workout. Check their schedule online for different classes and workshops offered.
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