Get Fit at Free Outdoor Workouts in Chicago This Summer

(Summer Fitness Supported by LifeStart / Credit: James Richards IV Photography) (Summer Fitness Supported by LifeStart / Credit: James Richards IV Photography)

Ditch the gym and take your fitness routine outside this summer with free classes at Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Gallagher Way. With morning and evening classes, there are plenty of opportunities to get in shape.

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The free classes range from Pilates and Zumba to yoga and tai chi. There’s also a Tuesday evening social run and Orangetheory Fitness classes (both at Gallagher Way in Lakeview).

Bonus: The November Project, a free fitness group, hosts sessions at 6 a.m. Fridays at Cloud Gate (aka the Bean) in Millennium Park and at 6:18 a.m. Wednesdays at rotating locations. Check the group’s Facebook page for details.

Below, the complete 2019 schedule. Jump to class schedules for MayJune | July | August September

(Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)(Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

May Jump to June | July | August  September

Saturday, May 25: Chicago House Music Conference and Festival 

8-9:30 a.m. Siddiqu Muhahamed leads workouts to house music played by a DJ.

Monday, May 27

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesday, May 28

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Yoggic at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Kataya Sidelnik at Millennium Park

Wednesday, May 29

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Thursday, May 30

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Zen Yoga Garage at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Alison Riazi at Millennium Park

 (Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE) (Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

June Jump to May | July | August  September

Saturday, June 1: Chicago Gospel Music Festival

8-9:30 a.m. Mind.Body.Sould leads workouts to gospel music.

Mondays, June 3-24

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesday, June 4

6-7 p.m.: Zumba with Natalia Montalvo at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Robert Sanchez at Navy Pier

Tuesdays, June 4-25

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Yoggic at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Kataya Sidelnik at Millennium Park

Wednesdays, June 5-26

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Thursdays, June 6-27

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Zen Yoga Garage at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Alison Riazi at Millennium Park

Saturdays, June 8-29

7-7:45 a.m.: Tai chi at Millennium Park

8-8:45 a.m.: Yoga at Millennium Park

9-9:45 a.m.: Pilates at Millennium Park

10-10:45 a.m.: Zumba at Millennium Park

Instructors vary weekly. Check the schedule for more details.

Tuesday, June 11

6-7 p.m.: Werq with Randi Karlinsky at Navy Pier

6:30 p.m. Social Run Club with Universal Sole at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Robert Sanchez at Navy Pier

Tuesday, June 18

6-7 p.m.: Zumba with Natalia Montalvo at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Robert Sanchez at Navy Pier

Tuesday, June 25

6-7 p.m.: Werq with Randi Karlinsky at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Corene Summers at Navy Pier

Summer Fitness Supported by LifeStart (Credit: James Richards IV Photography) Summer Fitness Supported by LifeStart (Credit: James Richards IV Photography)

July Jump to  May June | August September

Mondays, July 1-29

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesday, July 2

6-7 p.m.: Zumba with Yamile Koch at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Rita Sidorenko at Navy Pier

Tuesdays, July 2-30

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Yoggic at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Melissa Talleda at Millennium Park

Wednesdays, July 3-31

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Thursdays, July 4-25

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Zen Yoga Garage at Gallagher Way

Saturdays, July 6-27

7-7:45 a.m.: Tai chi at Millennium Park

8-8:45 a.m.: Yoga at Millennium Park

9-9:45 a.m.: Pilates at Millennium Park

10-10:45 a.m.: Zumba at Millennium Park

Instructors vary weekly. Check the schedule for more details.

Tuesday, July 9

6-7 p.m.: Werq with Hanna Bedell at Navy Pier

6:30 p.m. Social Run Club with Universal Sole at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Rita Sidorenko at Navy Pier

Thursdays, July 11-25

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Paula Bui at Millennium Park

Tuesday, July 23

6-7 p.m.:  Zumba with Yamile Koch at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Rita Sidorenko at Navy Pier

Tuesday, July 30

6-7 p.m.: Werq with Hanna Bedell at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Rita Sidorenko at Navy Pier

(Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)(Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

August  Jump to  May June | July September

Thursdays, Aug. 1-29

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Zen Yoga Garage at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Jane Murphy at Millennium Park

Saturdays, Aug. 3-31

7-7:45 a.m.: Tai chi at Millennium Park

8-8:45 a.m.: Yoga at Millennium Park

9-9:45 a.m.: Pilates at Millennium Park

10-10:45 a.m.: Zumba at Millennium Park

Instructors vary weekly. Check the schedule for more details.

Mondays, Aug. 5-26

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesdays, Aug. 6-27

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Yoggic at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Yoga with Izabel Olson at Millennium Park

Wednesdays, Aug. 7-28

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesday, Aug. 13

6-7 p.m.: Zumba with Reina Gold at Navy Pier

6:30 p.m. Social Run Club with Universal Sole at Gallagher Way

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Trevah DiSalvo at Navy Pier

Tuesday, Aug. 20

6-7 p.m.: Werq with Randi Karlinsky at Navy Pier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Robert Sanchez at Navy Pier

(Gallagher Way Chicago / Facebook)(Gallagher Way Chicago / Facebook)

September Jump to May | June | July | August 

Mondays, Sept. 2-23

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Tuesdays, Sept. 3-24

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Yoggic at Gallagher Way

Wednesdays, Sept. 4-25

7-8 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness at Gallagher Way

Thursdays, Sept. 5-26

7-8 a.m.: Yoga with Zen Yoga Garage at Gallagher Way

Tuesday, Sept. 10

6:30 p.m. Social Run Club with Universal Sole at Gallagher Way

Contact Kristen Thometz: @kristenthometz | kthometz@wttw.com | (773) 509-5452


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