Motion blur of two people running on treadmills in a Chicago gym on an early morning

5 Gyms in Chicago with Day Passes for Travelers

Motion blur of two people running on treadmills in a Chicago gym on an early morning

5 Gyms in Chicago with Day Passes for Travelers

Stick to your workout routine when you’re traveling in Chicago. These 5 gyms offer day passes so you can keep up your fitness on your next visit to the city

If you’re visiting the Windy City and want to work up a sweat, then take advantage of gyms in Chicago that offer day passes, which are perfect for travelers. Whether you’re training for a marathon, want to swim laps, take a class, work out with state-of-the-art equipment, or stick to the basics, explore these five fitness centers that are well equipped to suit your needs.

Lakeview Athletic Club

On Chicago’s North Side, Lakeview Athletic Club, one of Chicago Athletic Clubs’ premium fitness centers, is spacious and well lit, with big windows and city views. A day pass is well worth it, as Lakeview features a climbing wall, rooftop pool, cardio machines, and weight room, as well as yoga, Pilates, boxing, and spinning classes. If you have time, enjoy the steam room and sauna, or indulge in a massage. Visitors can enjoy cross-training water workouts and Aqua Zumba classes too.

EDGE Athlete Lounge

EDGE Athlete Lounge, specializing in endurance training and recovery, offers Woodway treadmills, a Wahoo Kickr cycling studio, and strength training. Relax in the recovery lounge with hot- and cold-water therapy options and RecoveryPump compression devices, which are designed to improve circulation for different areas of the body. EDGE offers group and personal training for events such as Ironman competitions and marathons, not to mention free indoor parking.

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Lakeshore Sport and Fitness

Located in the Illinois Center complex, Lakeshore Sport and Fitness is fully loaded with cardio and strength-training equipment, racquetball, squash, and basketball courts, two eight-lane lap pools, a sun deck, and North America’s tallest indoor rock climbing wall, which stands 10 stories tall.

This gym also features a functional motion floor, Pilates, yoga, group cycling and boxing studios, a running track, and a golf simulator and putting green. Classes and personal training are available, and locker rooms feature saunas, steam, and whirlpools.

Quads Gym

Quads Gym has served serious lifters on the North Side since 1988, attracting professional bodybuilders and athletes, as well as well-known actors and musicians, for weight training over the years. Martial arts, boxing, and Pilates are also offered, along with 115 cardio machines, dumbbells, chains, kettle bells, a log, a dead lift platform, and more.

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Fitness Formula Clubs

Fitness Formula Clubs sells day passes for its fitness centers, which are conveniently located throughout Chicago. Some are open 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, providing convenient hours for anyone’s schedule.

Fitness Formula gyms are outfitted with cardio and strength equipment, hot yoga and Pilates studios, swimming pools, climbing walls, and basketball courts. Visitors can enjoy group fitness classes and personal training sessions. The 55,000-square-foot Lincoln Park location features a pool, sun deck, two floors of cardio and strength equipment, and a spa, as well as kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and spinning classes.

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