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Black-Owned Fitness Studios, Businesses, & Trainers to Support in Chicago

Updated: Feb 14

Happy Black History Month! Black History Month celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and recognizes the role they had in shaping American history. In honor of Black History Month, we will be celebrating and spotlighting the incredible Black-Owned Fitness Studios, Businesses, & Trainers that partner with CHI-SOCIETY who have shaped and transformed the Chicago Fitness Industry! Take the opportunity to support & spread the love not just this month, but all year round!

Know of other Black-Owned Fitness Studios, Businesses, & Trainers that should be mentioned on CHI-SOCIETY? Please DM us via Instagram & let us know!

What is Black History Month?

PBlack History Month is an annual celebration that celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and recognizes the role they had in shaping American history. In 1915, in response to the absence of information on the accomplishments of Black people available to the public, historian Carter G. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Eventually, in 1926, the group declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week”. The week-long event officially became Black History Month in 1976 when U.S. President Gerald Ford extended the recognition to “honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Chicago Black-Owned Fitness Studios, Businesses, & Trainers


Location: Humbolt Park [3258 W North Ave]

About: A private fitness studio where training is specific for the individual. Fitness has plenty of obstacles to overcome, the Coaches here at GetFit1st are ready to assist you in your fitness journey. They believe that this is a lifestyle change and not just a fitness goal. At GetFit1st, they believe that it takes a combination of patience opposed to intolerance, this is something you want to reach and last a lifetime.

Instagram: @getfit1stfitnessstudio


What’s Offered?: Private Training, Semi-Private Training, Self-Defense, & Youth Performance

Click here to learn more about Owner Julian Collins:

Renewed Body Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Location: West Loop [125 N Halsted St]

About: Everything Renewed Body does is designed to help you find solutions to your health challenges. They believe in creating health that lasts a lifetime. The way they can help you find solutions for your health challenges is by providing holistic chiropractic care & teaching rehab exercises that are easy to learn and maintain. Together these decrease your pain and improve your quality of life.

Instagram: @renewedbodywellness


What’s Offered?: Chiropractic Adjustments, Customized Corrective Exercises, & Lifestyle Counseling

ONYX Pilates

Location: River North [102 W Chicago Ave]

About: ONYX offers innovative, game-changing Reformer Pilates digitally and at their River North studio. ONYX believes that holistic wellness starts with movement. Whether mental or physical, movement plays a front-and-center role in transformation and long-term health. They inspire their member's transformation through everyday movement.

Instagram: @myonyxfit


What’s Offered?: 3 Reformer Pilates Classes IRL & Digitally

PXM Fitness Center

Location: Andersonville/Edgewater [5757 N Ridge Ave]

About: PXM believes in constant physical and mental growth. Their goal is to help clients to understand their connection with fitness. Class programming includes strength training followed by a workout programmed for the specific day. Every body is unique — PXM will help find something that works for YOU.

Instagram: @pxmfitnesscenter


What’s Offered?: CrossFit classes, Olympic Lifting, Personal Training, Yoga classes

Urban Grind

Location: River North [215 W Ohio St]

About: 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.

Instagram: @urbangrindchi


What’s Offered?: UG Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Nutrition, Community Workshops & Programs, AND MORE!