For the seventh year, our readers have voted for their favorite Chicago-area businesses in 11 categories. But before that, for the first time ever, we asked you to send us your nominations before voting began. We received more than 6,700 nominations!
Now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time to announce our Best of 2017 winners. Share your thoughts with us on social media using the hashtag #Bestof2017.
Best Spin Studio
At Studio SPIN, sweating and burning fat has never been more exhilarating. No more excuses — just amazing results.
Best Yoga Studio
With CorePower Yoga, you’ll discover your body is capable of much more than you imagined. Practice with certified teachers.
Best Pilates Studio
When it comes to Pilates Central, an encouraging and welcoming environment is the top priority. Every class has a limit of six people, providing a personalized experience.
Best Cycling Store
With 13 years of experience, Glenview Cycle understands the importance of choosing the right bicycle as well as finding the proper equipment for you.
Best Fitness Classes
Getting the body you’ve always wanted doesn’t have to be something you do alone. At Orangetheory Fitness, it’s all about working together.
MyBody Complex comes equipped with classes and personal trainers that challenge and help you reach your goals.
Best Athletic-Wear Store
Lululemon understands the importance of staying healthy and fit. That’s why they offer various types of athletic wear for yoga, running, swimming and much more.
Best Swim School
The YWCA Flying Fish are well-known for their phenomenal learn-to-swim program and their skilled Flying Fish swim team, all the while encouraging the positive messages of civil rights and social justice.
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Rebeca Ballesteros is a Make It Better intern and a soon-to-be senior at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. While working toward a bachelor’s degree in English/Communication, she enjoys reading books by her favorite authors Jodi Picoult and Emily Giffin.