What's Chicago's top gym?

What's Chicago's top gym?Photo: Wicker Park Fitness/Yelp
Published on September 06, 2019

Want to know where to go when it comes to gym access in Chicago?

As luck would have it, there's no shortage of first-class gym access options to check out in and around Chicago.

To find the top gym access spots in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Wicker Park Fitness

1735 W. Division St., #1, East Ukrainian Village

Photo: chelsea b./Yelp

Wicker Park Fitness is Chicago's favorite gym by the numbers, with 4.6 stars out of 379 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp and 800 fans on Facebook.

"Wicker Park Fitness is a full service gym offering amenities and classes such as boot camps, small group training, personal training, cardio and weight training," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "They're also now offering high-quality yoga sessions throughout the week. Wicker Park Fitness is your neighborhood gym."

"Chicago's best neighborhood gym started in 2008 and has been going strong ever since!" Wicker Park Fitness states on its Yelp page. "We're a low-cost, no-nonsense neighborhood gym that gives our members full-access, 20 hours a day. Our facilities include free weights, machines, cardio machines and more."

Learn more about the facilities at Wicker Park Fitness on ClassPass here.

Southport Fitness

3415 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

Photo: Southport Fitness/Yelp

Also among Chicago's favorites is Southport Fitness, with 4.6 stars out of 549 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 115 reviews on Yelp and 819 fans on Facebook. It's the top gym in the entire Chicago metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Southport Fitness has been a staple in Lakeview for nearly seven years," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "Independently owned, their goal is to provide an affordable, accessible and welcoming destination for their neighbors to work out and achieve their fitness goals. They offer a variety of classes and specialized group training, plus personal one-on-one training from our best-in-class trainers."

"Locally owned, non-chain, cost-effective gym," Southport Fitness states on its Yelp page. "Bang for your buck, no-nonsense. Get in here!"

"Come and visit what could be your new neighborhood gym — Southport Fitness!" its Yelp page continues. "We pride ourselves in being a full-service fitness facility that strives for three main goals: state of the art equipment, a clean workout environment and value-driven pricing. Our caring, warm staff and experienced personal trainers are always available to assist you with any questions."

See what people are saying about the facilities at Southport Fitness on ClassPass here.

Charter Fitness

2545 W. 111st St., Kennedy Park

Charter Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of two reviews on ClassPass, 2.5 stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp and 13,783 fans on Facebook, Charter Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Healthy is winning!" per the business's ClassPass profile. "Whether you’re looking to lose weight, train for an upcoming event or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, Charter Fitness can help."

See what people are saying about the offerings at Charter Fitness on ClassPass here.

Anytime Fitness

1346 W. Devon Ave., Rogers Park

Photo: Anytime Fitness/Yelp

With 4.7 stars out of 47 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp and 506 fans on Facebook, Anytime Fitness holds its own among the competition.

"At Anytime Fitness, we're always open!" Anytime Fitness writes on its Yelp page. "We fit your busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle. With your membership, you can work out when it's best for you — day or night!"

"Welcome to your neighborhood Anytime Fitness! Whether you're a beginner or fitness fanatic, we'll help you get to a healthier place. Fitness has never been more convenient, friendly and fun!" its Yelp page continues.

Learn more about the facilities at Anytime Fitness on ClassPass here.

Chicago Barbell Compound

6325 N. Avondale Ave., Suite 110, Norwood Park West

Chicago Barbell Compound | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.7 stars out of 18 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of one review on Yelp and 863 fans on Facebook, Chicago Barbell Compound is another popular local pick.

"Chicago Barbell Compound is one of the premier fitness centers in its community," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "The gym offers amenities such as a boxing area, selectorized machines, plate loaded machines and a turf room. Come experience the madness!"

Check out reviews of the facilities at Chicago Barbell Compound on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.