Lisa Shames 2014-07-28 04:31:25
DO YOUR BODY GOOD THESE THREE NEW CHICAGO WORKOUTS ARE BIG HITS. In the Bag Chicago can’t boast the first Title Boxing Club (that would be in Overland Park, Kan., which opened in 2008), but at 7,500 square feet, the Windy City’s first location of the popular total body boxing and kickboxing workout is one of the largest. Inside the spacious Lincoln Park facility, suspended from the ceiling, you’ll find 55 100-pound punching bags that play an integral role in the club’s signature class, Power Hour, a 60-minute high-intensity workout that can burn up to 1,000 calories. But the hourlong class, as well as the newer 30- and 75-minute options, is more than just a sweat-inducing cardio blast. Says partner John Jarvis, “It’s a fun workout that’s empowering too.” Now that’s our kind of one-two punch. Class packages from $99-$139, 2417 N. Clark St., 773.312.4726, titleboxingclub.com Best Foot Forward As fitness industry vets, Paul Toback and Steve Lenz know a thing or two about the benefits of running—and its potential for injury. That’s what led the duo to create Sproing, the world’s first soft surface interval trainer that incorporates squats, lunges, core strengthening, balancing movements and, yes, running all on a low-impact platform. It has caught on big: ET host Mario Lopez is a fan, as are a number of NFL teams. Experience what all the fuss is about at Old Town’s recently opened Sproing Fitness, which features 45-minute killer workout classes on 15 Sproings at the chic, chandelier-laden boutique studio. Class packages from $80-$180, 1652 N. Wells St., 312. 266.2786, sproingfitness.com Screen Saver While we’ve got nothing against those old-school, back-tobasics workouts that are so popular these days—we’ve bootcamped with the best of ’em—when we heard of a high-tech, innovative fitness concept that required only two 20-minute sessions a week, we were interested. Created by Chicagoarea resident Brian Cygan, who was a personal trainer for 16 years and trained college athletes who later turned pro, The Exercise Coach combines the most advanced exercise technologies with specialized equipment that gives users instant feedback on how hard they’re working out. “The technology we’ve pulled together enables us to measure our clients’ unique metabolic and muscle makeup and prescribe exercises tailor-made for them,” says Cygan, whether working one-on-one with a certified trainer or with a partner. Opening in September, the Lincoln Park Exercise Coach, which includes a dozen pieces of equipment, is the first one in Chicago; there are currently 22 locations in six states with another 35 in development. One-onone training $329 per month, 1015 W. Webster Ave., 773. 234.4671, exercisecoach.com
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