Free + Cheap First Visit Fitness Classes - Chicago

One of my favorite aspects about living in Chicago is the access there is to a huge variety of fitness studios and classes. I absolutely love trying out new studios and finding workouts and instructors I love. But it can get expensive.

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Free + Cheap First Visit Fitness Classes - Chicago Suburbs

I've branched out from one of my most popular posts (Free + Cheap First Visit Fitness Classes in Chicago) and created a guide for those of you that live or work or work out in the Chicago Suburbs too! SO many of you asked and I finally finished compiling my list!

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My Month at Bar Method

I go through super obsessive phases with workouts. When I first started running, it's all I did and I did it ALL the time. I'm talking 6-7 days a week, sometimes twice a day. After my knee got too weak for me to run anymore, I switched that obsession over to HIIT workouts to help strengthen my muscles, knee included. Over the past several months, I've started to reevaluate what my fitness goals are. Am I looking for weight loss? Do I want to run long distance again? Will I ever be able to do a pull-up and do I even want to?

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Travel Essentials

As many of you know, I recently took a two week trip around the Southern half of Ireland. Vacations are a time to let loose and have fun, but I've found that my body always experiences a little bit of shock trying to adjust when I come back home. To ease that, I try and keep up with some of my healthy habits, including snack options, self-care and staying active. Take a peek at what I currently consider to be my must have travel essentials!

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Total Body Travel Workout [Guest Post: Get Real with Mel]

One of the most important things for me when I go on vacation is to not lose my motivation when it comes to fitness. I make sure to pack my running shoes, walk the city a TON and make time for some quick at home workouts. Sometimes, I even look up local studios to take classes at.

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Barry's Bootcamp with Melanie of Get Real With Mel

Ever since they opened a Barry's Bootcamp here in Chicago, the fitness community has been obsessed. It reminds me of when SoulCycle opened up in Old Town and people peered through the glass anxiously on a daily basis trying to figure out when it was going to open so they could be among the first to cash in on blood, sweat and tears. 

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