For anyone who's ever been lucky enough to work out at Equinox, you know it's a high-quality experience. Between the chicer-than-chic clientele, the fancy products in the locker rooms, and the top-notch instructors, it's easy to see why Chicagoans are shelling out an arm and a leg for membership. Now, you can have all the perks of the gym's uber-popular Barre Burn class, minus the fees and plus one amazing rooftop view. Next Tuesday morning, Equinox instructor Karim Tonsy will be hosting a special workout session on the oh-so-gorgeous NoMI Garden at the Park Hyatt. And, unlike the classes in the gym, this cardio burn is open to the public — all you have to do is RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. We think this is the perfect excuse to call in sick for work — it's still swimsuit season, after all. When: Tuesday, July 24, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: NoMI Garden at the Park Hyatt, 800 North Michigan Avenue (between Chicago Avenue and Pearson Street); 312-239-3040.
Photo: Courtesy of NoMi