Free Exercise Classes & More

Whether you exercise because you love the way you feel after a good workout or because you know it is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle, you probably have found that fitness club memberships and individual classes can be expensive.

If you would like to save some money, you are in luck! During the summer, you will find several free exercise classes offered in Chicago. Most are in the downtown Chicago area, making them easily accessible to both visitors and residents. There are also classes in various neighborhoods. These classes are outside (unless it is raining). You get a free workout and you get to enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

In addition to free classes during the summer, there are also many year-round classes that are free.

To learn more, please visit the Free Exercise Classes & More page.

Running for a Charity (and Yourself)

People running in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is an amazing city when it comes to athletic events that benefit charities. There are runs, walks, bike rides, climbs (of Willis Tower, Aon Center, John Hancock Center, and four Presidential Towers), polar plunges (into Lake Michigan), and more.

If you're a competitive runner, most events offer a timed option and have awards for the top finishers. If your goal is to improve your fitness, theses events are a great way to challenge yourself to meet your personal goals. If there is a charity that has special significance to you, these events are a fun way to promote and raise funds for the organization.

Take a look at the Chicago Runs, Walks, and More page to find an event that's right for you.

Professional Sports

Chicago is a sports lover's paradise! Major League Baseball (both American League and National League), National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, and Women's National Basketball Association teams play their home games in Chicago.

Didn't see your favorite league? Teams from the American Hockey League, Major Arena Soccer League, Major League Soccer, National Pro Fastpitch, and National Women's Soccer League also call Chicagoland home. Check out the links below for fun facts and more information.

Chicago Bandits  |  Chicago Bears  |  Chicago Blackhawks  |  Chicago Bulls  |  Chicago Cubs  |  Chicago Fire FC  |  Chicago Mustangs  |  Chicago Red Stars  |  Chicago Sky  |  Chicago White Sox  |  Chicago Wolves