To help you save your energy for class and stay motivated, we've done our due diligence to find the nine best workouts guaranteed to make you sweat. From getting down with your downward dog to kicking ass like a marine, you'll be in tip-top shape no matter your fitness level—just be prepared to work it. After all, you've got nothing to lose…but a few inches.
Check out Chicago's nine best calorie-burning workouts you'll want to show up for.
For That Longer, Leaner Effect
Core Power Yoga
If you are a devoted Chicago yogi, then you've probably already been to CorePower Yoga 10 times since Sunday. With five openings in less than two years (see the Chicago batch here), it's obvious that Chi-town guys and gals like to get down with their downward dog. If you can't take the heat of hot yoga in 90-plus degrees, there's CoreRestore Yin Yoga, which takes place in an unheated room. Your first week of classes is free, so you've got nothing to lose!
CorePower Yoga, 12 West Maple Street (between State and Clark Streets), 312-266-9642.
The Dailey Method
What exactly is the method to this workout madness, you ask? With origins in California, the Dailey Method is a nonimpact, weight-bearing workout involving an amalgamation of challenging barre work, core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercises to get you in shape from top to bottom.
The Dailey Method, 1714 North Damen Avenue (at West Pierce Avenue); 773-904-8913.
Floor Play at Fitness Formula Clubs
Get your mind out of the gutter. Floor Play (available at all FFC locations) is a fusion of core strength and stability (thanks to challenging planks and bridges), while integrating pilates principles through a cool-flow stretch. In addition, the fluidity of moving from one exercise to the next will slightly elevate the heart rate, burn calories, and increase flexibility. How's that for making the most of your precious time?
Fitness Formula Club, 1235 North LaSalle Street (between Division and Goethe streets); 312-640-1235.
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Photos courtesy of CorePower Yoga, The Dailey Method, and Fitness Formula Clubs.
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