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FitChicago Online Class Offerings and Schedule: Spring 2020

April 6 to June 6, 2020
No classes on May 25

*NOTE: Classes will be posted online on the FitChicago Facebook page ( in one of three formats - Facebook Live, Pre-recorded Video and Written Content. **Zumba and Strong By Zumba classes will now be offered via Zoom.


This low-impact, high-energy workout is designed to strengthen and lengthen muscles while improving balance, flexibility and coordination. Includes warm-up, free weight exercises, ballet barre for lower body moves, & core and flexibility work.

Days/Times: Mon / 4 – 4:45 PM
Days/Times: Wed, Fri / 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Elizabeth Huppert

Boot Camp
Push your body to its limits in this invigorating 50-minute class. Boot Camp is a great way to challenge your body, learn new exercises and reach your fitness goals with core work and flexibiity work included.

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 11 – 11:45 AM
Place: Written Content
Instructor: Antione Jackson

Days/Times: Thurs / 6:45 – 7:15 PM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Carol Young-Walker


Cardio HIT
Cardio HIT is a full-body workout. The class is a rigorous interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This class is designed to provide total body conditioning that involves both strength and cardio exercise.

*We do not own the rights to any music used in these pre-recorded videos.

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 5 – 5:45 PM
Place: Pre-recorded Video
Instructor: Paul Ludwig
Cardio Kickboxing
This fat-burning class combines intense shadow kickboxing moves with fast-paced conditioning and ends with ab work.
Days/Times: Wed / 7 – 7:45 AM
Days/Times: Sat / 8:05 – 8:50 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Earnestine Davis
Get moving and enjoy the health benefits of interval training designed to improve cardiovascular health, muscular endurance, balance and coordination through multi-joint and compound exercises.

Days/Times: Mon, Fri / 8:30 – 9:15 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Earnestine Davis

Mat Pilates
Pilates includes exercises and poses that emphasize strength, flexibility, stabilization, and posture, with a focus on proper movement mechanics. Appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed / 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Sarah McGinn

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / Noon – 12:45 PM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Olivia Bioni

Step Aerobics
Step Aerobics is a choreographed routine of stepping up and down on a rectangular, square or circular platform. This class combines step aerobics with body sculpting, jumping rope and funk aerobics. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Days/Times: Mon, Fri / 7 – 7:45 AM
Place: Written Content
Instructor: Paul Ludwig
Strong By Zumba
This is a high-intensity interval workout driven by the science of Synced Music Motivation. We craft and reverse engineer the songs to match every move, driving the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout.

Days/Times: Wed / 8 – 8:45 AM
Days/Times: Sun / 11 – 11:45 AM
Place: Zoom
Instructor: Mary Firth


Strength Training

Days/Times: Sat / Noon – 12:45 PM
Place: Written Content
Instructor: Carol Young-Walker

Yoga, Beginning
This class is for those who have never done Yoga who wish to review the fundamentals. It emphasizes proper alignment in the asanas (poses), breathing practices, and beginning yoga philosophy.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / Noon – 12:45 PM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Patricia Schulman / Latipha Rivers

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 7 – 7:45 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Bertha Luecke

Days/Times: Sat / 10:30 – 11:15 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Latipha Rivers

Yoga, Intermediate
Though appropriate for all levels, this class is primarily intended for advanced beginners. It builds strength, flexibility, and concentration with a moderate pace. Vinyasa flow sequencing is included with emphasis on the breath. This class will explore the benefits of various asana (poses) including hip-openers, backbends, twists, and core-strengtheners. Come as you are!
Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 6 – 6:45 PM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Dennis Dixon
Yoga, Restorative
Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During the long holds of restorative yoga, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support you.
Days/Times: Sun / 8:30 – 9:15 AM
Place: Facebook Live
Instructor: Latipha Rivers
Zumba focuses on hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow movements to create a unique fitness program that will blow you away. The class will feature calorie-burning activities, body-energizing routines, and interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms combining with resistance training to tone and sculpt your body. Add Latin flavor and international zest into this mix and you've got Zumba. It's not just a workout, it's a party! Zumba requires no specific level of fitness and no dance background.

Days/Times: Mon, Wed, Fri / 5 – 5:45 PM
Place: Zoom
Instructor: Tamara Perez / Mary Firth

Days/Times: Tues, Thurs / 8:15 – 9 AM
Place: Zoom
Instructor: Tamara Perez / Agustina Pandiani

Days/Times: Sun / 10 – 10:45 AM
Place: Zoom
Instructor: Agustina Pandiani