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T R A V E L & R E C R E A T IO N f itn e s s UP LIFT Exhale is new in Evanston. WORKOUT WONDER Exhaling in Evanston It’s that perfect combination—vibrant music that you can’t help but move to, plus an instructor who pushes you to keep going for just five, four, three... At Evanston’s newest exercise studio, Exhale , you’ll get a great class that leaves you feeling like your time was well spent. It offers a selection of signature core fusion classes, including barre, cardio and yoga. It’s a combination that co-creator Elisabeth Halfpapp says is “designed to give you chiseled abs, toned legs, cut arms and a high-lifted butt. They focus on core fitness exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture through targeted mindful muscle movements.” The gorgeous studio (already filled with beautiful people) is in the brand-new retail space adjacent to E2. $25 for single class, 1890 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847.440.0600, exhalespa.com –LH SWEAT EQUITY After establishing his fitness empire in Lincoln Park, Jim Karas is headed north to open a state-of-the-art facility in Lake Forest. By Laura Hine COOL DOWN Cardio-free workouts might have made him famous From top: Jim in the tness world, but Jim Karas is interested in far Karas oversees a client’s recovery more than catchphrases when it comes to shaping up his time in the clients. “People need to know why they’re exercising,” cryotherapy chamber; Karas he says. “How are we rebuilding your metabolism by works out ABC’s rebuilding your muscles?” It’s a rhetorical question Tanja Babich before a recent he’s excited to answer with his new three-story tness televised segment. studio, rehabbed from an 1850s blacksmith shop, that’s due to open in Lake Forest this spring. Karas plans to o er one-on-one personal training on the top oor, semiprivate coaching on the main oor and on the lower level is the rst cryotherapy spa on the North Shore. “Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen and very cold temperatures for short periods of time to aid in recovery,” he says, and adds that at his Lincoln Park location, “many of the Bulls, Bears and Cubs come in.” If that sounds too high-tech (or just too cold), massages will also be available. e tness-minded and time-crunched swear by his interval strength training that, despite its name, will work up a heart-pounding, calorie-burning sweat. Exercise fanatics and reluctant couch potatoes—get ready to get t. One-to-one training $115-$175 per hour, four-to-one semi-private training $35-$60 per hour, Jim Karas Personal Training, 179 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, jimkaras.com SPIN OUT INNER DRIVE Tired of having to put air in those rusty, post winter-hibernation bike tires? The only things WheelPower Studio—Deerfield’s newest indoor cycling and sculpting fitness boutique—requests you pump up this spring… are the jams. Opening in April, WheelPower boasts cutting-edge cycling technology, a spacious two-room studio and a posh lounge area, as well as live DJs, club mixes and old-school throwbacks to fuel calorie-torching, heart-pounding workouts. Their signature Power Hour class alternates 30 minutes of cycling with 30 minutes of strength training. It was designed by founders and best friends Tracy Chudnow, Donnie Stutland and Stephanie Rubinstein. The sense of motivation and camaraderie amid pampering amenities like cycling shoes, a child-friendly play house and vegan shower products make this upscale fitness boutique a mental and physical experience we don’t want to miss. $23 for single class, 49 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, wheelpowerstudio.com –Sarah Very PUSH IT Deerfield’s WheelPower Studio 110 NS S P R ING 2 0 1 6 SPIN PHOTO BY NEUSTOCKIMAGES/ISTOCK FITNESS FIND

Travel & Recreation Fitness

Laura Hine

FITNESS FIND

SWEAT EQUITY

After establishing his fitness empire in Lincoln Park, Jim Karas is headed north to open a state-of-the-art facility in Lake Forest.

By Laura Hine

Cardio-free workouts might have made him famous in the tness world, but Jim Karas is interested in far more than catchphrases when it comes to shaping up his clients. “People need to know why they’re exercising,” he says. “How are we rebuilding your metabolism by rebuilding your muscles?” It’s a rhetorical question he’s excited to answer with his new three-story tness studio, rehabbed from an 1850s blacksmith shop, that’s due to open in Lake Forest this spring. Karas plans to oer one-on-one personal training on the top oor, semiprivate coaching on the main oor and on the lower level is the rst cryotherapy spa on the North Shore. “Cryotherapy uses liquid nitrogen and very cold temperatures for short periods of time to aid in recovery,” he says, and adds that at his Lincoln Park location, “many of the Bulls, Bears and Cubs come in.” If that sounds too high-tech (or just too cold), massages will also be available. e tness-minded and time-crunched swear by his interval strength training that, despite its name, will work up a heart-pounding, calorie-burning sweat. Exercise fanatics and reluctant couch potatoes—get ready to get t. One-to-one training $115-$175 per hour, four-to-one semi-private training $35-$60 per hour, Jim Karas Personal Training, 179 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, jimkaras.com

WORKOUT WONDER

Exhaling in Evanston

It’s that perfect combination—vibrant music that you can’t help but move to, plus an instructor who pushes you to keep going for just five, four, three... At Evanston’s newest exercise studio, Exhale, you’ll get a great class that leaves you feeling like your time was well spent. It offers a selection of signature core fusion classes, including barre, cardio and yoga. It’s a combination that co-creator Elisabeth Halfpapp says is “designed to give you chiseled abs, toned legs, cut arms and a high-lifted butt. They focus on core fitness exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture through targeted mindful muscle movements.” The gorgeous studio (already filled with beautiful people) is in the brand-new retail space adjacent to E2. $25 for single class, 1890 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847.440.0600, exhalespa.com –LH

INNER DRIVE

Tired of having to put air in those rusty, post winter-hibernation bike tires? The only things WheelPower Studio—Deerfield’s newest indoor cycling and sculpting fitness boutique—requests you pump up this spring… are the jams. Opening in April, WheelPower boasts cutting-edge cycling technology, a spacious two-room studio and a posh lounge area, as well as live Djs, club mixes and old-school throwbacks to fuel calorie-torching, heart-pounding workouts. Their signature Power Hour class alternates 30 minutes of cycling with 30 minutes of strength training. It was designed by founders and best friends Tracy Chudnow, Donnie Stutland and Stephanie Rubinstein. The sense of motivation and camaraderie amid pampering amenities like cycling shoes, a child-friendly play house and vegan shower products make this upscale fitness boutique a mental and physical experience we don’t want to miss. $23 for single class, 49 N. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, wheelpowerstudio.com

–Sarah Very

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