Small Group Training

It's always more fun with friends.

 

We are currently offering Small Group Training on virtual.
See below.

Small Group Training at Chicago Athletic Clubs

Friends make fitness way more fun! Our semi-private, small group training sessions are a GREAT way to make new fitness friends!  These programs offer the benefits of a personal trainer in a focused setting and the motivation and encouragement of a team of other fitness fans, a great social solution to your fitness goals. Think of it as a fitness cooperative, where everyone benefits. 

Small Group Training Programs

We are only offering virtual small group training programs at this time.

Virtual

Tabata Challenge

Days/Times
 Wednesdays & Fridays 7:00 to 7:30AM
Cost: $90/month, ongoing
with Aaron "AC" Christensen

A tabata is a high-intensity program that research has repeatedly shown sheds pounds, increases muscle tone, and improves cardio vascular health.  Each workout will have a unique approach to incorporating the tabata technique, keeping every session fun, challenging and effective!

Register here.

The below in-club Small Group Trainings are currently suspended. Check back for updates.

Evanston

Strength Training and Aging

In this 5-Week workshop will focus on principles that will keep you healthy and fit:
Week 1 - Strength
Week 2 - Flexibility
Week 3 - Coordination
Week 4 - Endurance
Week 5 - Balance

Total Body Row

Learn the best and proper rowing form, while getting an awesome total body workout in a small group training class. This program will be taught by master rower Terra Levin. This extra efficient, high-energy workout offers maximum challenge with minimal impact, helping you reach your goals faster.

 

Lincoln Park

Bootcamp

Bootcamp

All fitness levels are welcome to CAC’s Bootcamp – a class that has been specifically designed to integrate genuine boot camp training workouts with the support and motivation of a team. The workouts are stimulating and each workout is unique. 

Fit Females

Fit Females is an eight-week semi-private strength and fitness small group training program. Our max member size in the program is six members so you will receive the benefits of semi-individualized training and the increased motivation and accountability of being part of a group. The focus of the workouts will be total body strength circuits to maximize your success during the 8-week program.

Glute Camp 1.0

In this 6-Week Glute Specific Training Program, you will learn how to activate and train your glutes specifically.

Each session is 60 minutes. More than just a normal workout program, this high-volume training program is designed to build serious muscle and burn fat at the same time.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced: Get ready to put in work and grow those glutes!

Intro to Kettlebells

Join us for an in-depth 6-week journey into one of the most effective tools in the gym for building your strength, improving your power, and burning fat: The Kettlebell.
This program teaches you the 6 fundamental movements: squat, lunge, hip hinge, push, pull, and loaded carry. Some of the exercises you will learn: deadlifts, farmers carry, kettlebell swings, kettlebell cleans, rowing, pressing, squats, and LOTS of planks and core work!
Open to all fitness levels, beginners are highly encouraged to sign-up.
Lincoln Square

#girlswholift

If you're someone who is interested in seriously progressing your fitness routine, educating yourself on proper weight lifting form and movements, and looking to expand your social circle of fellow fit females at LSAC, #girlswholift is an incredible opportunity to jump-start ALL of that.

Boxing 101 - Fundamentals

If you've ever been curious to learn the foundations of boxing then this 6-person small-group program is for you! This hands-on course will teach you the basics of mitt work (building to seamless combinations), effective punches, and fluid movement. Strength, Kettlebell, and HIIT training will also be woven into the program.

Kettlebell Small Group Training

Swing, press, squat and turkish get up at LSAC's Kettlebell Small Group Training program. This small group program is designed to deliver a workout that will get you stronger while burning calories. Prior kettlebell experience is always great, but not required to participate.

Our team has gone through the most respected kettlebell certification programs in the country, including StrongFirst and MBSC. We've designed an 8 week course that builds on basic kettlebell skills, with an emphasis on overarching strength and movement principles, so you can confidently use the kettlebell in your personal program.

Olympic Weightlifting

The Olympic Weight Lifting small group program is a perfect intro for beginners of Olympic Weight lifting or intermediate lifters looking to fine-tune their skills.  You’ll leave the 6-week program with a wide range of drills to improve your technique, along with a program to utilize in your own training.

Progression Session

This program is designed to increase both cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Using a ladder system, this program strings together exercises starting from least to most challenging to create each circuit.

Put the Work in Workout

During this class, you will be pushed to the limit and recognize your true strength and power. Learn to trust your body and your form through lifting heavy weights while mixing in cardiovascular training as well.

Small Group Strength & Conditioning

In this small group, we focus on becoming stronger, improving endurance, and lifting with a community of people. You will learn basic lifts, accessory movements, and conditioning routines, to help you move well, move safely, and reach your goals!

Tabata Challenge

Days/Times
Mondays & Wednesdays 7:00 to 7:30AM
Mondays & Wednesdays 7:00 to 7:30PM
Cost: $95/month, ongoing

A tabata is a high intensity program that research has repeatedly shown sheds pounds, increases muscle tone, and improves cardio vascular health.  Each workout will have a unique approach to incorporating the tabata technique, keeping every session fun, challenging and effective!

Register here.

Women's Self-Defense Fundamentals

Everyone deserves to feel safe and empowered. During LSAC’s six-week program, under the guidance of American Women’s Self-Defense Association-certified instructors, participants will have the opportunity to learn valuable non-violent de-escalation/avoidance skills, as well as effective tactics against physical and sexual assault in a safe and controlled environment. All skill levels are welcome.

Bucktown

Strength Squad

Strength Squad is a progressive training program in a small group setting. We combine the effectiveness of working with a personal trainer and the motivation of teammates. The program is easily tailored to your specific fitness needs and goals. Each week focuses on different exercises to help reduce body fat, increase strength, improve mobility, build endurance and make you feel great. All fitness levels are welcome! No matter what your fitness goals may be, Strength Squad is for you!

West Loop

Bootcamp

All fitness levels are welcome to CAC’s Bootcamp – a class that has been specifically designed to integrate genuine boot camp training workouts with the support and motivation of a team. The workouts are stimulating and each workout is unique. This progressive, full-body program combines resistance training, coordination, high-intensity cardio drills, core training, and metabolic conditioning intervals to help you reach your fitness goals. Regular assessments that include tracking your measurements, weight, pushups, timed planks and timed runs are performed to gauge your progress and motivate you in achieving your fitness goals.

Glute Camp 1.0

In this 6-Week Glute Specific Training Program, you will learn how to activate and train your glutes specifically.

Each session is 60 minutes. More than just a normal workout program, this high-volume training program is designed to build serious muscle and burn fat at the same time.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced: Get ready to put in work and grow those glutes!

Lakeview

Beginner + Advanced Kettlebell

 Join CAC's team of kettlebell certified trainers for an in-depth 6-week journey into one of the most effective tools in the gym for building your strength, improving your power, and burning fat: The Kettlebell.

Bootcamp

All fitness levels are welcome to CAC’s Bootcamp – a class that has been specifically designed to integrate genuine boot camp training workouts with the support and motivation of a team. The workouts are stimulating and each workout is unique. This progressive, full-body program combines resistance training, coordination, high-intensity cardio drills, core training, and metabolic conditioning intervals to help you reach your fitness goals. Regular assessments that include tracking your measurements, weight, pushups, timed planks, and timed runs are performed to gauge your progress and motivate you in achieving your fitness goals.