Start the Year with a Plan for Fitness

If you’ve made the resolution to get – or stay – fit this year, there are a lot of neighborhood places where you can make that happen. How do you decide which place has what you’re looking for? Many offer a first class at no or low cost, so trying several would be great. Here’s some insight on where you can start.

Beverly Yoga Center, 1917 W.  103rd St., offers classes for those who are new to yoga, as well as people who are looking for a class to completely relax or to develop strength and flexibility. Learn to meditate classes are also on the schedule. The open and airy sun lit space is a welcoming place to feel at home to practice yoga, breathe and be kind to your body.  Email: info@beverlyyogacenter.com. Phone: 773-239-9642. Website: www.beverlyyogacenter.com.

Barre it All, 3203 W. 111th St., offers a signature class that uses a barre with a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and pilates to achieve long, lean muscles.. Email: Barreitall773@gmail.com. Phone: 773-727-8216. Website: barreitall.weebly.com

Treadfit, 10458 S Western, is the only workout of its kind in the neighborhood, combining cardio and strength to torch fat, increase endurance, and build muscle, while utilizing heart rate monitors to track calorie burn and heart rate zones. Clients on average will burn between 400-800 calories per class. Phone: 312-206-6090. Website: treadfitbeverly.com.

Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, offers free running groups that meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm., and Saturdays at 7 a.m. New this year they are using the Strava app which keeps track of how many times anyone runs the Running Excels training route.  Once the participant reach 25 times, the walker or runner will receive a free t-shirt. Other items will be earned once it is done 50 times and 75 times, and a party will be thrown when participants reach 100 times. The route can be found on the website. Email: excel@runningexcels.com. Phone: 773-629-8587. Website: http://www.runningexcels.com/