Yogaview Division, 1745 West Division Street, at North Hermitage Avenue (773-384-5569 or yogaview.com).
To some people, pole dancing, hip twisting, and stripper shaking sounds like a workout. For others, it sounds like a fun weekend.
S Factor Chicago, 1400 West Hubbard Street, at Noble Street (312-492-7596 or sfactor.com).
You can’t go wrong with four studios, wood-sprung floors, and a range of classes that combine cardio and dance moves (hip-hop, jazz, ballet).
All About Dance, 501 West North Avenue, at Cleveland Avenue (773-572-8701 or allaboutdance.org).
This sleek Pilates studio, which caps class sizes at four or eight, is the only local spot that teaches the Fletcher method (moves are choreographed with breath patterns).
Helios Center for Movement, 2258 West Belmont Avenue, at Oakley Avenue (773-248-0920 or heliosmovement.com).
Hook up with a personal trainer for a one-on-one boxing session or work up a sweat in a karate class. Pining for the Precor? GoTime Chicago is stocked with quality cardio machines.
GoTime Chicago, 1601 South Morgan Street, at 16th Street (312-433-2333 or gotimechicago.com).
The former JABB boxing gym has Olympic hopefuls and trained professionals under its belt. Try a private lesson, group training, or hot box (we’re talking room temperature, silly) fighting class. All-out rumbles with friends can be arranged.
8 Count Boxing Gym, 410 North Oakley Boulevard, at West Anson Place, second floor (312-226-5800 or 8countboxinggym.com).
Flail, cartwheel, and booty shake with zero inhibition. A disco ball and iPod DJ set the party mood. Tunes are a mixed bag of pop, rock, and hip-hop.