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Fab 5: Winter Workouts

Ben Rains | November 16, 2016 | Lifestyle Best of The Best Play

Don't wait until January to resolve to hit the gym. Here, five workouts to try now.
CHI50's state-of-the-art megaformer machines push your muscles through controlled movements.
1. Shred415

This gym’s hour-long gender-neutral interval classes are demanding winter workouts, and throughout the week no muscle group is safe—in the best way possible. Drop-in $25. Locations in Old Town, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, South Loop and North Shore,

2. Equinox

Fend off that winter weight with Tier X, Equinox’s most exclusive individualized personal training, incorporating their three pillars: movement, nutrition and regeneration. Assessment $240; hour-long sessions from $155. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312.254.2500 & 200 W. Monroe St., 312.252.3100,

3. SoulCycle

Flickering candles and thumping music provide a zen-like, yet physically empowering atmosphere for these 45-minute fun and fulfilling full-body cardio rides. Drop-in $30. Locations in Lakeview, The Loop and Old Town,

4. CHI50

Megaformer machines are all the rage, and CHI50’s 50-minutes workouts will push you beyond your limits with a mixture of cardio, core, flexibility and more. Drop-in $35. 1814 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.661.6132,

5. The Dailey Method

Skip the arm workouts and focus on body alignment to maximize calorie burn at The Daily Method’s Bucktown location, now offering a unique 45-minute cycling class. Drop-in $25. 1715 N. Damen Ave., 773.904.8913,


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