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Fab 5: Winter Workouts

By Ben Rains


Don’t wait until January to resolve to hit the gym. Here, five workouts to try now.
CHI50 Chicago
CHI50’s state-of-the-art megaformer machines push your muscles through controlled movements.
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1. Shred415
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This gym’s hour-long gender-neutral interval classes are demanding winter workouts, and throughout the week no muscle group is safe—in the best way possible. Drop-in $25. Locations in Old Town, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, South Loop and North Shore, 

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2. Equinox
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Fend off that winter weight with Tier X, Equinox’s most exclusive individualized personal training, incorporating their three pillars: movement, nutrition and regeneration. Assessment $240; hour-long sessions from $155. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312.254.2500 & 200 W. Monroe St., 312.252.3100, 


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3. SoulCycle
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Flickering candles and thumping music provide a zen-like, yet physically empowering atmosphere for these 45-minute fun and fulfilling full-body cardio rides. Drop-in $30. Locations in Lakeview, The Loop and Old Town,

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4. CHI50
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Megaformer machines are all the rage, and CHI50’s 50-minutes workouts will push you beyond your limits with a mixture of cardio, core, flexibility and more. Drop-in $35. 1814 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.661.6132,

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5. The Dailey Method
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Skip the arm workouts and focus on body alignment to maximize calorie burn at The Daily Method’s Bucktown location, now offering a unique 45-minute cycling class. Drop-in $25. 1715 N. Damen Ave., 773.904.8913,