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Strength Classes at CAC

No matter what your fitness goals are, strength training is an essential part of your program! These classes can help you sculpt and tone your muscles, promote weight loss, prevent injury, and strengthen your bones. By providing the foundational strength you need to excel in all areas of fitness, weight training classes and strength classes offer an essential component to a complete workout regimen. Here at Chicago Athletic Clubs, strength training classes provide an instructed and regimented weight lifting option that is perfect for all levels of fitness. Our fitness experts will help you modify your weight choices and movements to improve your form and work your way up. You are gonna be so strong.

Strength and Weight Training Class Types

Abs & Arms

Build strength in your upper body, sculpt long lean muscles and whittle your waistline with a  variety of exercises designed to lengthen, tone and improve posture. Lighter weights and higher reps plus some traditional strength training techniques are used.

Ballet Burn

Raise the bar on your workout. Ballet Burn is a results driven fitness class utilizing hand weights and ballet based movement to create lean lines and improve flexibility and posture. No experience, or barre needed.

Barre / Barre Burn

Designed to effectively strengthen, tone and balance the entire body, these are fat burning workouts that integrate the use of the ballet barre and various props. Each class includes several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises with an emphasis on the core, arms and lower body. These are challenging, no impact classes that produce maximum results.


BODYPUMP is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape. Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven formula: THE REP EFFECT, a breakthrough in resistance training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetitions, burn fat and calories, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle. • Reserve your spot up to 60 minutes before class.




A concentrated, shorter version of the world-renowned resistance training class. • Reserve your spot up to 60 minutes before class.

Les Mills CORE

Les Mills CORE - Six tracks to a six pack. Looking for a short, sharp workout that will inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? Les Mills CORE is for you! Les Mills CORE really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It is ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention.

Functional Strength & Stretch

Experience more energy and less injury through body awareness. Through smooth, rhythmic motion, release tight muscles and develop more functional movement patterns for health and performance. Learn to move your body from your core and improve your posture and balance. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and is great for postnatal women, new exercisers, mature population, post rehab and athletes

GRIT™ Strength

Using barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises, LES MILLS GRIT Strength is an intense 30-minute team training workout that will blast all major muscle groups and take your strength into another zone.

Sports Conditioning

Cardio drills mixed with strength and agility exercises to improve flexibility, coordination, athletic  performance endurance and function.

Studio Strength

It’s time to get functionally fit! This class uses a variety of equipment, along with body weight, to give YOUR body what it needs to be fit on every level. The body does not work in isolation so neither should your workout. We incorporate strength, heart rate, flexibility, agility, mobility, core, rotation, balance, and multiple planes of movement. We use variations on “basic” exercises, as well as working outside the box. Build endurance, get strong, get balanced.

Total Body Training

An endurance extravaganza! Sometimes a sport-specific circuit, sometimes a cardiovascular marathon — always a challenge. Improve strength, balance and agility utilizing the latest in exercise equipment and techniques.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is a modern form of yoga that combines Vinyasa Yoga, strength training, cardiovascular fitness and core work. This yoga class uses weights to strengthen the practice, while helping tone and shape the body. Burn calories, build stamina, increase strength and flexibility and increase lean muscle mass.

Strength Class Schedules