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.
(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)