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If you want to tone up without breaking the bank, check out these North Shore fitness deals that sweeten the deal with perks like on-site childcare or low-cost introductory packages.
Core Power Yoga
You can build strength and flexibility while reducing stress with a regular yoga regime. New students can get into the groove by taking advantage of unlimited free yoga classes for one week. Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie, 847-675-7175
The Dailey Method
Ballet barre workouts are all the rage because they can give you the long, lean look of a dancer’s body. Find out what the barre method is all about on the cheap at The Dailey Method. New members get unlimited classes their first month for $100 and on-site childcare is available for $6 per child. Locations in Kenilworth, Lake Forest and Northbrook (also pictured top right)
The Exercise Coach
Personal training can help you reach your fitness goals faster because you get individualized workouts. The Exercise Coach has several Chicagoland locations and offers free four-session introductory packages. 1100 Central Ave., Wilmette, 847-920-7792
Revolution Spin Studio
From March 1 to April 15, you can take 15 percent off of any package at Revolution Spin with the code MAKEITBETTER. Owner Jason Bressler says you can burn up to 1,300 calories in each spin class—big bang for your fitness buck. Plus, the studio recently added yoga, zumba and pilates classes as well as personal training sessions. 904 Sherman Ave., Evanston, 847-440-4262
Lose the baby weight while spending time with your child and meeting other moms. Stroller Strides combines power walking and intervals of strength and toning exercises using exercise tubing and your own stroller. Bonus: No need to shell out for a sitter. Classes are in Libertyville and Arlington Heights. Contact Kristen Dowd, 773-329-5619, [email protected]
Fit Girl Studio
Evanston’s Fit Girl Studio caters to clients of all fitness ages. Choose from a variety of workouts including barre, ballet conditioning and spinning. Or, try some unique yoga classes like candlelight yoga and dance party yoga. $20 will buy new clients one week of unlimited classes. 1642 Maple Ave., Evanston, 847-869-4475
Chicago Northshore Kinetics
Want to test out a new type of workout without a big financial commitment? Chicago Northshore Kinetics offers 3 private sessions as an introductory package for $180. Try their Gyrokinesis class, which combines self-massage, breathing patterns and spinal motions to stretch and strengthen muscles. Or check out Gyrotonic, an exercise system that incorporates movements from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi. Mention Make It Better when purchasing an introductory package and receive 2 free group classes ($40 value, valid through 5/1). 515 Davis St., Evanston, 847-866-9655