After months of gym workouts and indoor classes to escape Chicago’s cold winter, many of us are craving to change our routine and take advantage of these beautiful blue skies. Now that the sun is shining and summer is officially here, it’s time to get that Vitamin D and take your workout outdoors!

If you love to stay active but need to switch it up, these are some of the best workouts in Chicago that will get your heart pumping and your body moving this summer.

Group Fitness Classes at Millennium Park



 From now until September 1st, head to the Great Lawn on Saturday mornings and get ready to sweat! Instructors will guide you through a 45 minute long session, varying from high intensity calorie-burning to zen-finding routines. From Tai Chi to Zumba, pick which one (or three!) you want to take part in by viewing the class schedule here.

Climbing at Maggie Daley Park



Test your climbing skills while getting a total body workout at Maggie Daley Park. Featuring two rock-climbing structures, they can accommodate up to 100 people no matter what age or skill level. There are three types of climbing to choose from: bouldering, lead-harnessed, and top rope. To learn more, visit here.

Rooftop Activities at Old Town Park


As a resident of Old Town Park, Chicago’s luxury rental apartments, you’ll have exclusive access to our state-of-the-art amenities, including our rooftop sports court overlooking the city. Whether it’s basketball or bocce, invite your friends, family or neighbors for a friendly -- or fierce -- competition.

For the little ones, we also have outdoor play spaces as well as the pool to stay active. And we didn’t forget your four-legged family members! Let them loose in the outdoor dog run while you soak in those summer rays.

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