Keeping New Year?s Resolutions in Chicago

As you put an end to holiday indulgences and get back to business of everyday living, you might want some help in tackling those New Year's resolutions to be healthy and get in shape. We've rounded up Chicago places to work out and eat right to help you look good and feel good just in time for spring, (Photo: Exhale Spa)

Updated: January 03, 2011

Get in Shape: Gyms, Places to Work Out in Chicago


1750 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Trainers at this fitness club whip gym-rats into shape via private fitness sessions and group cardio classes, while yogis stretch out in the serene upstairs studio. The snack bar attracts those looking to refuel after an intense workout, and the gym's store sells attractive workout gear to make us feel even more inclined to shape up.

David Barton Gym

600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

When you crave a gym experience that rivals a trip to a nightclub, head to David Barton. Loud music pumps up body builders, and serious workout addicts strut from machine to machine in perfectly-matched spandex ensembles. Dim lighting and frequent visits by resident DJs makes this gym a social experience like no other.

Flirty Girl Fitness Spa

1325 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

If running on the treadmill is your worst nightmare, head to Flirty Girl Fitness, where the classes--such as pole dancing--allow you to burn calories in a more exciting (and slightly naughty) manner.

Exhale Spa Chicago

945 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Sculpt your abs, burn fat and tone thighs and glutes with the no-fail, super-intense Core Fusion class. Or center yourself with a yoga class.

Eat Right: Chicago Restaurants

Freshii Inc

311 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Made-to-order wraps, salads and soups are the mainstays at this lunch spot. Order off the menu or choose from a list of vegetables and proteins to design your own custom lunch. Low-cal frozen yogurt, dried fruit and muesli round out the healthy options.

Protein Bar

235 S Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606

High protein and low carb is the theme at this loop breakfast and lunch spot. Slow-cooked oatmeal, protein smoothies and hearty brown rice bowls are healthy and filling, making it the perfect spot for a guilt-free meal.

Karyn's Fresh Corner

1901 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

For those looking for a true change in their diet, there's no place more suitable than Karyn's. The market and raw food center offers a variety of wellness foods, herbs and programs designed to detox the body and cleanse the soul. Green juices, raw ?pizza? and gluten-free items all take up space inside the small market.

Whole Foods Market

3640 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613

Kick off the new year by filling your pantry with wholesome, organic foods from this go-to market for healthy staples. You can also pick up ready-made items from one of the many restaurants inside.