20 best gyms in Chicago
We lifted, we biked, we downward-dogged. After an exhaustive (and exhausting) inspection of the city's fitness emporiums, we confidently deem these 20 to be the best places to work up a sweat.
How did we find Chicago’s 20 best gyms? We went to nearly every single fitness center in the city, from the tiny mom-and-pops to the megachains. We then nitpicked on factors such as friendliness, the quantity and quality of machines, and even the availability of BOSU balls, rating each criterium on a scale of one to ten. After compiling our findings, we convened with editors who are members of these gyms, determined the best, then went again. And sometimes, again. Needless to say, we’re looking pretty buff right now. Our findings may not be scientific, but these are gyms our fitness experts would (and do!) work out in again and again. Think we missed out on a great gym? Let us know in the comments!