These Chicago Fitness Classes Will Whip Your Ass Into Shape

It’s easy enough to make grand claims about realllllly going to the gym in 2019, and this time, you mean it, but actually getting your ass off the couch and into gym shorts is sometimes harder than you think. It’s a commitment, and it’s fragile enough to break if you’re not prepared from the very start.

If you need some help finding a gym or a series of fitness classes to help you meet your New Year’s resolutions in 2019, UrbanMatter has you covered with amazing, full-body workouts from gyms, clubs, and studios around the city.


Are you ready? Because these Chicago fitness classes are going to kick your ass.




Photo Credit: XSport Fitness Facebook
Photo Credit: XSport Fitness Facebook

Chicago Athletic Club

The Foundry


Wicker Park Fitness

Anytime Fitness


XSport Fitness

Planet Fitness



Pilsen’s Fitness Center


FFC – Fitness Formula Clubs

The Well – Cycle Therapy



Races & Running Clubs

Photo Credit: Chicago Area Runners Association
Photo Credit: Chicago Area Runners Association

Will Run for Cupcakes 5k, 10k, 13.1 (Virtual Race)

Run 4 Love 5k, 10k (Virtual Race)

Pie Day 5K (Virtual Race)

February 16 – Cupid’s Undie Run @ Sluggers

April 6 – Chi-Town Half Marathon & 10k @ Grant Park

April 6 – World Health Run

Chicago Area Runners Association

Run for Beer – Illinois Brewery Running Series


Yoga Classes

Photo Credit: Bergyle Brewing
Photo Credit: Bergyle Brewing

Sweat & Savasana @ Under Armour Brand House

Yoga @ Bergyle Brewing

Corepower Yoga for Runners @ Fleet Feet Old Town

Moonlight Yoga @ Your Happy Place Liquors

Full Moon Yoga @ 4311 N Ravenswood Ave

Yoga @ Equinox

Yoga @ Titan Gym

January 14-19 – #SweatWorkingWeek @ Chicago Primal Gym


Organized Sports

Photo Credit: Chicago Sport and Social Club
Photo Credit: Chicago Sport and Social Club

Winter Family Day @ CIBC Fire Pitch

Chicago Sport & Social Club

Players Sport & Social Group

LTS Chicago

Simply Social Sports Leagues

Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association

Windy City Cycling Club

Windy City Rollers


Self Defense

Photo Credit: Titan Gym
Photo Credit: Titan Gym

Self-Defense Workshop for the LGBTQ+ Community @ Titan Gym

Women’s Empowerment Self Defense Seminar @ Titan Gym

Krav Maga @ Titan Gym

Despite the Dark Self Defense Class @ Ab&Flow Pilates Studio

Chicago Mixed Martial Arts

TITLE Boxing Club

Franklin Street Boxing Club


Dance Classes

Photo Credit: Chicago Dance
Photo Credit: Chicago Dance

First Fridays FREE Dance Classes @ South Chicago Dance Theatre

Hip Hop DanceFit @ 2940 North Lincoln Avenue

Hip Hop Yoga & Dance Party @ Wildlight Yoga

Salsa Dancing @ The American Legion

Chicago Dance



Featured Image Credit: Equinox Instagram