Mix Up Your Training With Studio Three


Studio Three offers a unique training opportunity to Chicagoans, where you can find interval, cycle, and yoga classes, all under one roof. With two studios located in River North and Lincoln Park, Studio Three offers a convenient and efficient way for us to get our work out on.

I had the opportunity to check out all that Studio Three has to offer and was equally impressed with their online convenience, eye-catching studios, and highly trained instructors. I reached out to Studio Three Founder & Managing Partner, David Blitz, to learn more about this athletic facility.

“Studio Three opened our first studio in November 2015 at Clark & Erie in River North,” explained Blitz. “In the 10 or 20 years prior, we saw a dynamic shift from the proverbial big box gym to the boutique model and recognized that Chicago was not only underserved, it was in high demand as fitness was growing at a higher curve than the population growth in certain dense pockets.”

“We also felt that nothing existed which took elements of hospitality, marketing expertise and common space pairing it with top-tier equipment, technology, instructors from around the country and in a robust transit-oriented location.  While we opened Lincoln Park and have continued to grow our training programs over the past 3.5 years as well as our stronger-than-ever team of instructors, they continue to set the bar for themselves higher every single day with the new and returning athletes pushing them to new levels continually as well. With the progression of our community, comes brick and mortar growth as well as the evolution in technology among other items. As long as there will be demand, we will look to grow and meet that demand accordingly.”

And meet the demand, they have. If you want to take a class at Studio Three, you simply create an account on their website, select from the different membership options, and reserve a place in a class. Classes are available ALL day, which is extremely supportive to our Chicago athletes, who have varying schedules and preferences for training.

I found the online sign up to be extremely user-friendly and simple to view the abundant class offerings at both locations. I received an email confirmation upon booking and a reminder email on my class day.

The classes are 45 minutes and you have the ability to select from the three studios, hence the name, of interval training with and without weights, cycle, and yoga. Each of those studios offers an abundance of classes. The yoga classes offer traditional classes and also incorporate various heat levels such as inferno, hot, and moderate heat. Interval training classes focus on different sets of the body such as full body, chest and back, and butt and legs, making it easy to find a class that will suit your training need for the week.

“Studio Three works well for everyone because we not only bring world-class instructors into these spaces, we also allow clients to tailor their fitness regimen on what works best physically for them,” Blitz noted. “Every client comes to Studio Three with goals that evolve over time. While we take three base disciplines and combine them to offer one membership with a common community, any client can tailor their membership to include just one discipline as well. All three of our Interval, Cycle and Yoga disciplines can be tailored to any fitness level for every individual. We have members who incorporate Studio Three into their training programs for scores of different agendas, some who are consistent yogis to prevent injury and get a mindful stretch in and others who take classes to get stronger, faster, leaner or mentally tough. We have programs for individuals that simply want to dedicate 45 minutes to an hour to themselves and see results, as with every workout you commit to, you will maximize every minute. Our members love the community aspect as much as the classes.”

It truly is a great fit for Chicago athletes, as you most of us have jobs, families, and other priorities to fit into the day. This 45-60 minute format will allow you to, essentially, get in and get out. Lockers are conveniently located outside of the studio classroom, where you can store your things for the class. Instructors also ask you to store your phone and focus on the class for the hour, so be prepared to unplug while you sweat.

I asked Mr. Blitz what type of athletes would most benefit from this three-pronged approach and he stressed that everyone can find a fit at Studio Three, as changing your workout is an effective and efficient way to exercise.

“Studio Three works for everyone, as every client is of course an athlete – no matter what their day job is. Changing up your workout on a daily basis is one of the smartest and most effective ways to exercise. Within the walls of Studio Three, we have provided many options to do just this. We have worked with elite trainers and top tier medical professionals to create training options that help you reach your goals in an atmosphere that is both fun and results driven. We have many different targeted interval classes, a massive agenda of cycling offerings, and a whole docket of yoga formats that encompass stretching, cardio, strength training and even holistic treatment, which allow our clients to find their own balanced regimen. Within our growing community, it does not matter if you are a first timer or a seasoned veteran, recovering from an injury or a college athlete, there is something for you, and you will stay challenged.”

You can check out their website for the class schedule and membership information at https://studiothree.com. Athletes can visit their River North location at 648 N Clark Street and their Lincoln Park location at 2401 N Halsted Street. The first class is only $15!

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Mandi has been running for over 25 years and has participated in the Chicago, Detroit, and Boston Marathons. Mandi regularly competes in regional events and enjoys being a part of several running groups including CARA and the Badgerland Striders. She is a co-host on the Ten Junk Miles podcast and looks forward to hosting the Chicago Athlete Podcast. An RRCA certified coach and Les Mills certified instructor, Mandi is also a coach with Chicago Athlete Coaching. Mandi is a local government attorney by weekday and race warrior by weekend.


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