The sudden and unexplained closing of Logan Square Fitness last year left many people in the neighborhood at a loss for a local place to tone up and burn some calories.
There are many other gyms that have stepped up to offer more workout results for residents looking for a new gym and many have also been fixtures for years. Check out our roundup of gyms to find your next favorite local workout community.
Each of these gyms offer at least one of the five fitness must-haves:
• Group Training/Personal Training
• Free Weights
• Exercise Machines
Fit-Results (3430 W. Diversey Ave.)
Recently Voted one of “The Best Gyms In America 2017″ by Men’s Fitness Magazine, Fit-Results is the home of the “Triple 20™” concept, as explained BY Co-Owner and Trainer Lou Centeno.
“It’s an integration of three disciplines: cycling, rowing and functional Training (resistance training and calisthenics)”, said Centeno.
While there are group classes, each person can go at their own pace, with encouragement and instruction from the class teacher/trainer.
“Our community acquired the quote ‘I Am Chicago Fit’ because of its community, family feel and reach throughout the city for those desiring to live a fit lifestyle and living in Chicago,” he added.
Fit-Results is new to Logan Square, with another location in the South Loop.
Crossfit Logan (2080 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
CrossFit Logan focuses in workouts based on gymnastics, weighs, outdoor running, and much more. Classes start with a basic warm-up, followed by a specifically-designed program for strength and toning.
CrossFit Logan has an additional location, called Atlas Performance and Crossfit, in River North.
606 Fitness (3521 W. Fullerton Ave.)
606 Fitness boasts to be the neighborhood’s premier boot camp that mixes cardio and strength to get toned without getting too bulky, according to its website. it also changes the workout structure every day from circuit training, to crossfit style training, to tabata, to obstacle training, to boxing, so users don’t get stuck in a routine. For those who like trying new workout methods, this can keep your workout lifestyle exciting.
“We’re Logan Square’s premiere boot camp to help you get fit and lose weight. Our 606 Fitness center classes make fitness fun—and help you achieve impressive results, fast,” the gym wrote online. “This isn’t your typical bark-and-bite boot camp—we use positive reinforcement and encouragement to help you achieve your fitness goals.”
Studio 101 Dance & Fitness (3627 W. Armitage Ave.)
In 2013, Veronica Perez was looking for a way to lose some weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Like so many people, she was drowning in depression, putting her family’s needs above her own and using food and cigarettes as her crutch.
“I’m not a gym person,” Perez told LoganSquarist last year. “But I had to do something.”
One day, a friend invited Perez to a Zumba class, where the music and the high-intensity routines eventually helped her lose 25 pounds.
She created Studio 101 Dance & Fitness where she choreographs dance classes for adults and children. While there are two age groups, some of the younger students took to the class immediately and are sweating it out with the pre-teens. The stidio also offers fitness classes, Zumba, yoga classes and more that rotate monthly. Check the class schedule to get up-to-date information.
Paramount Personal Training (2624 W. Armitage Ave.)
Paramount Personal Training believes people can shoot for their goals, hit them and then go higher, according to the gym’s website. It aims to create a safe and supportive environment in which you can have fun, learn, work your butt off, and reach your goals.
“We strive to build you up as opposed to tear you down,” its website reads. “We not only want you to go faster and farther, but we also want you to learn how to move better.”
Note: This list is only a sample of the facilities in the area that have less than three locations. Crunch Fitness, Orange Theory and Planet Fitness are not included because they are national