The latest high intensity workout Chicago moms are loving

Like most moms, I am low on time but have a high desire to be healthy. I try to stay in shape, even if it’s just to keep up with my kids. An intense workout that can be completed in a short amount of time is just the type of workout that I ​look for.

In my search, I’ve tried a few different boot camps, but could not seem to remember what to do at each station, and having to ask to be reminded all the time made me feel self conscious. Then I found F45. The “F” stands for functional and 45 minutes is the length of time needed to complete each class.

With music pumping in the background, you complete each stations, which all have screens showing the workout for that particular station. It couldn’t be easier! On-site coaches also come by to make sure you are making the most of your workout and help you modify your moves based upon your comfort and fitness level. 

You get all of the contagious energy of being in a group environment but still have the benefits of a personal trainer, and without the expense! Due to the way circuits are designed and timing recommendations, you are never left wandering around or trying to figure out your next station. And bonus … You are likely to never do the same workout twice, because there are 4,000 different configurations!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are all the rage for a reason. You don’t have to spend hours and hours at the gym to get a great workout. Functional training incorporates exercises that mimic everyday movement, hitting multiple muscle groups while using basic movements. The mix of strength and cardio elevates your heart rate during the workout while building the muscle that makes your workout last, burning calories long after you’ve left the gym.

And best of all, it’s great for all levels. You feel successful whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or well into it.


If you go:

F45 Training

Multiple Chicagoland locations (and more coming soon!)

Visit the website to sign up for a free two-week trial of unlimited classes. Following your free trial period, mention Chicago Parent to receive a membership discount at the following locations: Naperville, Schaumburg and Glen Ellyn.

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