In honor of our recent non-traditional workouts at Mariano’s (watch the videos here + here!), we’re totally hooked on getting our calorie burning in under the radar. Let us introduce you to these other crazy-cool exercise options that will make you forget ellipticals ever existed
Hope your gym isn’t the jealous type. You’re about to get your kicks in other places, with wild and unexpected workouts. We went looking for creative ways to get our hearts pumping and uncovered a crazy new world of Chicago fitness. The fun ranges from a nighttime race smattered with glow sticks to exercises you do with your dog. Get ready.
A. COLOR ME RAD 5K
Start this race with a clean white tee. End splattered with blue, green, pink, purple and yellow paint. As you hoof it from section to section, volunteers set off “color bombs,” which safely explode on you, drenching you in a happy shade of rainbow. Held July 20 at Soldier Field.
B. K9 FIT CLUB
Your dog is already your best friend. Who says he can’t be your workout buddy, too? This fitness biz helps pooches and their owners get fit together through Bow Wow Boot Camp, held in Chicago near Montrose Dog Beach and Hinsdale. You’ll walk, jog and run together, and do strength training (using Rover as resistance, naturally). READ MORE >>