Updated: Mar 14
Happy Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month commemorates and encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of Women’s History Month, we will be celebrating the influential and brilliant women that have made advancements and a huge impact on the Chicago fitness community! We’ve gathered a list of Chicago women-owned studios you can check out and celebrate this month with!
Amplified Pilates Center - @amplifiedpilates
If you’re looking for a workout that will challenge your core, stretch you out, build long lean muscles, and improve posture and muscular imbalances, then you NEED to try Pilates! Amplified Pilates Center provides customized sessions in an energized environment that assists clients in achieving balance between mind and body, while improving posture, strength, stability and flexibility. Offering classical and contemporary methods of Pilates, these classes will help you challenge, connect and care for your body. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.amplifiedpilates.com.
BOLT Fitness - @boltchicago
Looking to improve physically, mentally, and emotionally? Bolt Fitness is for you! Bolt Fitness is here to provide the tools to improve your strength, endurance, and quality of life through training systems that are sustainable, and appeal to all. Through group training in strength and conditioning, HIIT, and speed, Bolt Fitness will allow you to continuously improve physically, mentally, and emotionally. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.boltfitnesschicago.com.
Centered on North - @centeredonnorth
Located in Lincoln Park and Old Town, Centered on North is a prominent contemporary pilates studio where passionate and educated instructors offer small group classes and individual instruction. Classes are dedicated to what will deepen your practice, challenge your range and cultivate your awareness. Centered on North strives to Make Pilates Personal. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — centeredonnorth.com.
EDGE Athlete Lounge - @edgeathletelounge
Located near Bucktown, EDGE Athlete Lounge is designed as a smarter way to train -- created by athletes, for athletes. EDGE is a state-of-the-art training facility offering athletes a one-stop-shop to get all of their fitness needs. With up to 30 HIIT-style strength classes per week, a general purpose weight room, and an amazing recovery lounge, they’ve got everything you need for your complete workout and training regimen in one place! For more information or to book your first session, check out their website — edgeathletelounge.com.
Ethos - @ethostrainingchi
Ready to start training for results? Ethos is your place for small-group and personal training! Ethos is committed to improving the health + wellness of the Chicago community. Their mission is to cultivate a confident and caring community with individuals who believe anything is possible with a plan and the will to work hard. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — ethostrainingchi.com.
Emerge Physical Therapy & Wellness - @emergeptw
The journey to the healthier you starts at Emerge Physical Therapy & Wellness! Located in Lincoln Park, Emerge provides the best one on one orthopedic, pelvic floor PT and personal training in a boutique style, safe and clean environment. Above all, they aim to promote recovery and wellness in Chicago. For more information or to book your first session, check out their website — emergeptw.com.
CHI-SOCIETY - @chi_society_
CHI-SOCIETY is your SOURCE to discovering the best of Chicago Health & Fitness. Curating a collection rich with the very best studios, instructors, events, workouts, and MORE, CHI-SOCIETY allows you to discover all of the city’s best healthy and fit offerings without spending hours searching the internet to find them. The on-demand streaming platform that CHI-SOCIETY offers lets you work out with Chicago’s best instructors anytime and anywhere. Classes you can find include dance, pilates, boxing, cycle, barre, strength training, yoga, and meditation classes. For more information or to purchase a membership, check out our website — www.chi-society.com.
Cove Chicago - @covechicago
Cove is a collective that unites Chicago’s most inspiring and impactful professional athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs under a shared purpose. From hard-hitting content to immersive events, we collaborate to create culture, community, and motivational experiences for those in pursuit of a dream. For more information, check out their website — covechicago.com.
Kelly Maher Acupunture + Wellness - @kellymaher_aw
A Holistic Healing Approach to Live the Life You Truly Deserve. Owner Kelly Maher is a certified life coach, acupuncturist, and herbalist, who specializes in acupuncture, mental wellness one-on-ones, and guided meditation. For more information or to book your first session, check out their website — www.wellnessbykellymaher.com.
MVFITNESS - @mvfitnesschi
Empowering. Energy-inducing. Electric. MVFitness is a full-body cardio dance workout designed to strengthen your body and your mind. If you’re ready to get your groove on and want to feel like you’re in a music video, MVFitness is the way to go! These easy-to-follow and always high-energy classes will have you unleashing your inner pop star as you let go of your stress and let loose on the dance floor. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.mvfitnesschi.com.
Move Therapy and Wellness - @movetherapychicago
Move Therapy and Wellness is a lifestyle practice in the Chicago Lakeview neighborhood that focuses on a holistic path to wellbeing. Psychotherapists, yoga therapists and other holistic health practitioners work together to develop a tailored and individualized path to wellness for each unique client. Move Therapy and Wellness offers psychotherapy services, career and life coaching, mentoring, yoga therapy and special class series and workshops. For more information or to book your first session, check out their website — www.movetherapyandwellness.com.
On Your Mark - @onyourmarkstudios
Get Inspired, Be Inspiring. At On Your Mark, you always strive for perfection. From small group classes to personal training, you will get the highest quality training by the highest quality trainers! On Your Mark offers multiple training options that are both motivating and challenging. Variety in their workouts promotes training in a safe, structured environment; with an emphasis on total body conditioning. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — oymtraining.com.
Optimal Performance - @op_movement
Optimal Performance is your go-to spot for sports performance & physical therapy! Their mission is to help you function at your optimal potential. Whether the goal is an Olympic medal, achieving proper posture, losing weight or living pain free, they have the expertise to make it happen! For more information or to book your first session, check out their website — www.opmovement.com.
Pilates + Coffee - @pilatesandcoffee
Located in Roscoe Village, Pilates + Coffee is a unique neighborhood space that celebrates pilates, coffee + community. Being America’s first combination pilates studio and full-service coffeeshop, stop in for private and group pilates classes and leave with a signature latte! For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — pilatesandcoffee.com.
SALT - @saltfitnesschicago
Located in Bucktown, North Shore, and Northbrook, SALT is about fitness with a solid foundation. SALT promises to bring together essential elements that build a stronger, healthier, happier you. Workouts consist of Barre, Cycle, and FIT — all of your fitness essentials are under one roof. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.saltfit.com.
Strength in the City - @strengthinthecity
Building a Better World by Building You. At Strength in the City, they believe improving the lives of individuals is step one in making our world a better place for all. Located in 3 cities nationwide, Strength in the City hosts health & wellness lifestyle events designed to strengthen individuals and communities. For more information on events, check out their website — www.strengthinthecity.com.
The Collective Yoga Co-Op - @thecollectiveyogacoop
Want to change up your yoga routine? We HIGHLY recommend The Collective Yoga Co-Op! This is a yoga studio for the people, by the people. In establishing as a Cooperative, The Collective commits to supporting the community by hosting no-cost yoga classes in partnership with local organizations to make the practice welcoming and accessible to all. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.thecollectiveyogacoop.com.
The Space Between - @thespacebetween_yoga
Need another yoga recommendation? Check out The Space Between Yoga Studio! The Space Between is a yoga experience designed to get you out of your head and into your soul! Their mission is for people to leave feeling more alive than when they came in. Offering four different classes in River North, you will be able to feel it in your soul. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — thespacebetweenyoga.com.
Train Moment - @trainmoment
Located in the West Loop, Train Moment focuses on a personal training approach in a group setting. Their Coaches safely challenge individuals of all levels in an inviting, inclusive atmosphere through their Strength-Forward training which combines simple, effective, and low-impact Strength with HIIT cardio. Enjoy the satisfaction of completing a solid session with Train Moment and leave with the mindset of seizing the moment! For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.trainmoment.com.
Urban Grind - @urbangrindchi
If you’re open to any workout, you NEED to check out Urban Grind Fitness! Urban Grind is your source to provide a consistent support system for personal growth through mental and physical challenges. Classes spanning from yoga to cardio to strength, this holistic fitness center helps clients bridge the gap between their mental and physical being. For more information or to book your first class, check out their website — www.ugchicago.com.
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