Exercise in Chicago, IL
Inline skating is huge in Chicago! The Chicago branch of the National Skate Patrol leads weekly "road raves" around Chicago and offers a fantastic way to explore Chicago streets, culture and history. Meet them the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 7:30pm to experience a whole new type of workout.
Get in on the most popular winter sport in Chicago at Camp Sagawau Nordic. Burn calories while perfecting the art of cross country skiing on the nearly four miles of groomed trails in this beautiful nature preserve. With a variety of trails, there is one for every skill level. Complete rentals are available.
Paddle the architectural canyons of the Chicago River and learn the history of Chicago including why it was built where it is. You can kayak through the looming skyscrapers, see Al Capone's secret hideout and more. This is a great, fun workout and no experience needed.
North Avenue Beach offers a lot of outdoor exercise options, especially during the summer months. Run, bike or skate along the lake shore path. Or grab some pals and play volleyball on one of over 50 courts. With the recent addition of the North Avenue Beach House there are also outdoor showers and bike, chair and volleyball equipment rentals available.
Have some fun while you sweat during a cardio striptease class at All About Dance. You don't actually strip down but you do get a great workout. This new dance studio is well known for its energetic instructors, many of whom were professional cheerleaders before bringing their expertise to the classes at All About Dance.