These are the classes I checked out last month via ClassPass:
Yoga Six – South Loop
It’s not official Hot Yoga, but their Power Yoga classes are heated. I always have this concern in the back of my head that I’m going to overheat and faint, but it hasn’t happened yet. Instead, I get in a nice sweaty yoga session with lots of stretch and strength building. At Yoga Six, I pretty much bring my own everything (mat and towel) because I think they charge a dollar or two to rent those things. They do have a nice, big changing & locker room (bring your own lock) and provide all other props (blocks, straps, bolsters, etc). But, there is free validated underground parking at the Roosevelt Collection. And they do have a small yoga boutique full of cute yoga clothes that I can’t afford.
M3 – Fusion
Studio Lagree – Lincoln Park
I think megaformers are one of my favorite workouts right now, because they are always challenging, and always spend a lot of time targeting the areas I need to strengthen (glutes). Note that grip socks are required for class (the studio sells them if you need a pair). They have a couple single-person bathrooms that double as changing rooms and cubbies for your stuff.
This class is similar to power yoga, but not heated. A nice flow of stretching and strengthening.
Bare Feet Power Yoga
I think all classes at Bare Feet Power Yoga are heated. This one definitely was. Bring your own mat and towel, or rent them (I think for a dollar or two). Bare Feet is a small studio – just the practice room and a reception area up front, but they lock their outside door during class. There is a single-person bathroom in the back that I assume doubles as a changing room. I can usually find free street parking right in front when I go – so far I’ve only gone at 6am during the week.
People seem to love Studio Three, and I wanted to check it out for myself. It’s a huge studio, with three levels – yoga, cycling and group HIIT studios each have their own floor, and each floor also has their own lockers and bathrooms. On the first floor is also a small cafe for coffees, juices, and snacks. AMPED is a HIIT class mixing strength and cardio, the class I took used body weight, weights, and rowing machines.
Like many of ENERGi’s classes, this was a quick but intense 30-minute class. We focused on the core and everything was a body weight move. ENERGi is a big studio, with three areas so three different group classes can happen at once. They mostly offer HIIT-style classes, I believe the upstairs studio has treadmills and rowing machines, but the two downstairs studios only have equipment like weights and such. There is a changing room and separate single-person bathrooms, and lockers and hand towels are provided for your workout. (I think BYO lock if I remember correctly.) I think you need to bring your own mat for the workouts that use them (I haven’t taken those).
Power Flow Vinyasa
Yoga Loft Chicago
I like Yoga Loft Chicago because every time I go to class there, I do a new-to-me yoga move that I really like. Bring your own mat or rent one for a dollar or two. They have two practice spaces, single-person bathrooms that double as changing rooms, and cubbies for your stuff.
Kettlebell Boot Camp Session
OTG Boot Camp
I’ve already posted a lot about how much I like OTG. It’s a great workout in 30 minutes, small class size, with a lot of personal attention on form. They have restrooms with showers that double as changing rooms, and have cubbies to store your stuff. Towels are provided.
Do you use ClassPass? What are your favorite studios and/or classes?