Free Fitness Classes in Chicago

15 Free Fitness Classes in Chicago: June 2019

Apparently June 21 is the first official day of summer. That’s interesting. I’m usually near tears by then, feeling like the season is half over. In my bubble, summertime in Chicago starts Memorial Day weekend. The heat, sunshine, and humidity bring bittersweet tears. (Shedding lots of tears here today.) On the one hand, my hot-blooded and translucent bod cannot take summer weather. But, on a more uplifting note, summer comes with the great outdoors. I exercise in the living room most of the year, normally during my cat’s nap to avoid her unruly behavior. So, I look forward to taking workouts outside. Enter this list of free fitness classes in Chicago. Every month this summer I’ll be rounding up no-cost workouts across the city.

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Ways to Go to Sleep

Ways to Go to Sleep When You’re Just Flopping Around

“Sweetie! You’re floppin’ like a fish!”

That was my dad at bedtime on most vacations. Young Court stayed up way too late on a cot at Knights Inn, usually air cycling. I can still be a restless flopper, but these days I’m awake pondering infinity, searching for brunch recipes, or reading about America’s Most Wanted on Wikipedia.

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This is My Story and I’m Sticking to It

When I was 11, I teamed up with my BFF to create G.O.F.C. (Girls Only Fun Club, obviously). We designed and ordered business cards for babysitting, convinced a local shop owner to display them, and ran a seven-year neighborhood monopoly. There was also a killer jewelry biz. I sold homemade friendship bracelets and beaded key chains door to door, looking much like Deb in Napoleon Dynamite.

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