Best of 2021: Health & Fitness

Best of 2021_ Health & Fitness Winners

From virtual to in-person, discover our reader favorites when it comes to local health and fitness destinations.

Best Crossfit (City)
Lincoln Park Crossfit

2440 N Lincoln Ave.

With a mission to build better athletes, Lincoln Park Crossfit offers competitive strength and conditioning by athletes, for athletes.

Best Crossfit (Suburbs)
CrossFit Factorial

7001 N Central Park Ave., Lincolnwood

Crossfit factorial

CrossFit Factorial was founded in 2016, and provides fitness and nutrition coaching throughout Chicago’s North Shore. Their team specializes in one hour coach-led fitness classes, giving clients a unique full-body workout each day.

Best Equipment/Athletic-Wear Store (City)
Fleet Feet

Various Locations

Fleet Feet knows running. With over seven locations around Chicago and the suburbs, it is your one-stop-shop for athletes.

Best Equipment/Athletic-Wear Store (Suburbs)
Uncle Dan’s 

Various Locations

Uncle Dan’s mission is to help their customers live active, fulfilling lives by providing quality outdoor-inspired products, backed by deep expertise and remarkable service.

Best Fitness Classes (City), Best Personal Trainer (City) Power Sculpt Fitness & Heather Hughes

3119 N Lincoln Ave.

Power Sculpt Fitness

Power Sculpt Fitness specializes in high intensity interval training within a wide variety of formats including indoor cycling, TRX suspension training, cardio kickboxing, barre and many more. No matter which type of class you take, you are always getting the same level of intensity within formats that you enjoy.

Best Personal Trainer (Suburbs)
Eric Smoot/Redefined Fitness

1211 Washington Ave., Wilmette

Our readers voted Eric Smoot of Redefined Fitness the best personal trainer in the suburbs for the third year in a row.

Best Fitness Classes (Suburbs), Best Spin Studio (Suburbs)
Studio Spin

332 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park

studio spin

Studio SPIN was Founded in 2013 by Julie and Jeremy Hafner. What started out as a small eight bike studio, has evolved into over 30 spin bikes. Studio Spin also specializes in Boxing, Yoga and Strength classes.

Best Spin Studio (City)
Studio Three

River North: 648 N. Clark St.
Lincoln Park: 2401 N. Halsted St.
Fulton Market: 333 N. Green St.

Studio Three

Studio Three, Chicago’s leading fitness boutique since 2015, encompasses three elite fitness studios under one roof: Interval, Cycle and Yoga. The first concept of its kind, Studio Three unites these effective, experiential disciplines with best-in-class instructors, cutting edge technology, custom-designed performance equipment, striking interiors and a fiercely loyal community.

Best Fitness Club (City)
Chicago Athletic Clubs

Various Locations

As a CAC member you have access to hundreds of weekly Group Fitness Classes, including dance, yoga, cycle, strength training, boxing and kickboxing, pool classes and more. 

Best Fitness Club (Suburbs)
Body Science PFT

642 Green Bay Rd., Kenilworth

Body Science PFT

Body Science is welcoming, supportive and full of positive energy. For more than 15 years, clients have trusted Body Science to help them reach their fitness goals with personal training, group classes, physical therapy, stretching and massage.

Best Pilates Studio (City)
Pilates + Coffee

2144 W Roscoe St.

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Pilates. Coffee. Community. That is the ethos of Roscoe Village studio and coffee shop Pilates + Coffee, opened by Jacquelyn and Ryan Brennan in 2018.

Best Pilates Studio (Suburbs)
Pilates Central Wellness

1713 Central St., Evanston

The core of the practice at Pilates Central Wellness is the integration of Pilates, Physical Therapy and Postural Restoration®, a unique method centered on recognizing the natural asymmetry in the human body. Pilates Central opened in 2003 and has grown into a nurturing community, addressing each client’s individual needs through their multifaceted approach to wellness.

Best Yoga Studio (City)
Bloom Yoga Studio

4663 North Rockwell

Bloom Yoga Studio

Bloom is a welcoming community offering yoga & massage for people of all ages and stages of life. Kerry and Zach Maiorca are the husband-and-wife tag team behind Bloom Yoga Studio. Bloom has been a local favorite since opening its doors in Lincoln Square in 2004. And as a proud independent small business, Bloom is all about community and creating a welcoming, accessible, and unintimidating space for wellbeing.

Best Yoga Studio (Suburbs)

1231 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette


Yogaview is a locally owned business that has been open since July 2002, and has served as a refuge of relaxation and renewal for people new to yoga as well as those who have practiced for years. Both Chicago and Wilmette locations offer workshops, Gong Baths and the highest quality of yoga instruction.

Best Cryotherapy (City)
The CryoBar 

Various Locations

The CryoBar is Chicago’s premier cryotherapy and recovery facility with locations in Lincoln Park, Bucktown and West Loop. The CryoBar is not a franchise, but a Chicago based, female-owned, family run business founded in 2016 by Sara Latham. 

Best Cryotherapy (Suburbs)
CryoPure Spa

1849 Green Bay Rd., Ste 167, Highland Park

cryopure spa

Founded in June of 2016, CryoPure Spa has become a 5-Star Rated Holistic Wellness Clinic, located in the heart of downtown Highland Park. Growing from two services to now nine, they have been able to change the lives of thousands of individuals and help them feel the best they’ve ever felt.

Best Chiropractor (City)

3651 N Southport Ave.

While SUVARNA are specialists in chiropractic services that improve health and performance, they take a holistic approach to their patients’ health and wellness. They offer amenities like custom curated tonics crafted to fuel your soul and body as well as a convenient no touch shopping experience where you can browse the newest boutique healthcare trends and products while sitting in the most beautiful space designed to take your breath away.

Best Chiropractor (Suburbs)
Evolution Spine & Sports Therapy

922 Noyes St., Evanston

evolution spine and sports

Founded in 2016 by Dr. Travis Ahrens, Evolution Spine and Sports Therapy of Evanston began with the idea that everyone who walks through the door will be treated with as much respect and compassion as they deserve. The team strives to be sure every patient is given time with the doctor or therapist to ensure that the patients are informed on what is going on, how it can be fixed and then given an actual treatment on the first visit.

Best Health & Wellness Coach
Chia Leah

1222 Washington Ct., Ste 201B, Wilmette

Chia Leah

In 2015, IIN certified health coach Leah Bostrom founded Chia Leah with a mission of fueling a healthy lifestyle through nutrition education and in 2018, she expanded the business with clean consumer packaged goods which are sold online and at a local grocery stores. Leah believes in promoting wellness through practical & sustainable habit changes, no extremes or gimmicks.

Best Physical Therapy
React Physical Therapy

225 S Sangamon St.

React Physical Therapy

React Physical Therapy was founded in 2012 by David Reavy, PT, MBA, OCS, CEO, and now has six clinics across the Chicago, Wilmette, and Deerfield areas. React Physical Therapy is proud to be a privately owned, local business that allows world-class team of experts to provide patients with the personalized attention and care they deserve.

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