CHICAGO – With summer just around the corner, Navy Pier – Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district – is helping guests get in shape with Spring into Action, a free seven-week fitness series featuring weekly morning workouts led by a couple of Chicago’s top fitness instructors. From Tuesday, April 3 through Thursday, May 17, guests will have the opportunity to participate in complimentary Circuit Training and/or Cardio Yoga sessions in Polk Bros Park, against the inspiring backdrop of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.
Circuit Training – led by certified personal trainer and fitness instructor, Maria Armstead of Phenomenal Fitness – will be offered every Tuesday from April 3 through May 15 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the City Stage in Polk Bros Park. The class will utilize various aspects of the Park for high-intensity circuit exercises, treating the space as a large obstacle course. Upon arrival, participants should gather inside the main entrance to the Pier, near Giordano’s. The instructor will meet class participants and lead them into exercises from there. In the event of rain or severe weather, classes will be held indoors (same starting point).
Cardio Yoga – led by eight-year cardio yoga practitioner and certified instructor, Julia Perkins – will be offered every Thursday from April 5 through May 17 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the City Stage in Polk Bros Park. The class is designed to infuse fundamental yoga postures with low-impact cardio and sculpting exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, yoga block and set of three or five-pound weights (optional). In the event of rain or severe weather, classes will be held in the Crystal Garden.
All Spring into Action classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required.