In Chicago next week, gym recommendations?

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    Jul 29, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    Hey all,

    I have a new contract that will keep me going back to Chicago often and I was interested in A) finding a decent gym in downtown (like N.Michigan near the river) that offers reasonable daily/weekly rates. I will not usually rent a car so I need to walk or use MTS.
    And B) Any locals want to show me the great things in your citu? I've never been outside O'Hare before.

    I'm working regular biz hours I suppose, so evenings I am left to wander and explore as I see fit.
  • RyeMac

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    Aug 05, 2010 9:26 AM GMT
    ...re downtown chicago health club/ gyms with top facilities incl' pools offering day week passes

    Fitness Formula Clubs Union Station 312-627-0444
    444 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60606

    Fitness Formula Clubs Gold Coast 312-944-1030 [ Near North ]
    1030 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610

    Fitness Formula Clubs South Loop 312-360-1151
    1151 S. State St.

    there are two Bally's downtown, with pools : check prices

    East Washington 312 - 372-7755
    25 E Washington St Chicago, IL 60602

    River City 800 S Wells St 312-431-0100
    Chicago, IL 60607

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    Lakeshore Athletic Club Illinois Center 312-616-9000
    211 N. Stetson Ave. Chicago, IL 60601

    East Loop LA FITNESS 312- 281-0113
    55 East Randolph st
    Chicago, IL 60601

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    Lakeshore Athletic Club Streeterville 312-944-4546 [ Near North ]
    333 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611

    Onterie Fitness Ctr. (312) 642-0031 [ Near North ]
    446 E Ontario St Ste 10 Chicago, IL 60611

    Last checked, highly rated Equinox does not offer day / week passes...

    Crunch 312-828-9777 pool?
    38 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 [ near north ]

    David Barton Gym 312 836-9127 no pool
    600 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago [ near north ]

    Week or monthly passes where you pay cash are best. But make sure you get a receipt, and then photo-copy it ! Don't use a credit or debit card !

    Regardless of location, my top picks based on facilities and competitive pricing are X sport [ Pipers alley ] on W. North ave in Lincoln Park.

    Lakeview Athletic Club on Broadway Boystown
    Evanston Athletic Club

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    Aug 06, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    No gym recommendations, but be sure to get a rail pass and you gotta go to Sidetrack. Its an awesome friendly bar/lounge. Have fun.
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    Aug 06, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    Your three best best - in terms of being close to the neighborhood you're looking to stick to - are Lakeshore Athletic on Stetson (it's a block from Michigan and the river), the Ballys downtown (but I hear that Ballys is kind of a pit), and LA Fitness (a couple of blocks south of the river but very close to Michigan Ave.).

    Further afield there's an XSport at State and 8th - right next to a red line stop. I'm not sure that they offer decent daily/weekly rates, but their monthly membership is a pretty good deal.

    Congrats on the new contract and I hope you like your visits to Chicago!