Three New Workout Classes in Chicago—Plus the Perfect Gear

SWEAT EQUITY: Three killer classes, three modern looks

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If your 2010 workout was, like ours, all about relieving stress, then 2011 is the year to see results. We found three calorie-burning new classes—which our style gurus paired with great gear to keep you motivated.
 

Mondor leg warmers, Goody bobby slides, Grishko canvas performance ballet slippers, women’s wrap sweater, leotard, chiffon skirt, Bodywrappers convertible tights,and nylon gym bag

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(Clockwise from bottom) Mondor leg warmers, $16.50, at Free to Be (lower level of All About Dance), 501 W. North Ave.; 312-212-5600, freetobestore.com. Goody bobby slides, $5.29, at Target, 1154 S. Clark St.; 312-212-6300, target.com for other locations. Grishko canvas performance ballet slippers, $26, at Chicago Dance Supply, 5301 N. Clark St.; 773-728-5344, chicagodancesupply.com. Women’s wrap sweater, $28,at Danskin, danskin.com. Leotard, $29.50, and chiffon skirt, $15.50, at Capezio, capeziodance.com. Bodywrappers convertible tights, $15.90, at Russian Pointe Dance Boutique, 333 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-332-7200, russianpointe.com. Nylon gym bag, $17, at American Apparel, 46 E. Walton St.; 312-255-8360, americanapparel.net for other locations.

For the lady who’s tired of lunchtime lunges
Try Keep Fit Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance (10 E. Randolph St.; 312-739-0120, joffrey.org/academy) for Pilates-centric pliés and jetés at an accelerated pace. Cost: $15 for a drop-in class (or $140 for ten classes)

 

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