For the past few years, fitness studios have been popping up everywhere. Pilates, boot camps, HIIT, cycling, yoga and other studios are replacing traditional gyms and personal trainers for a multitude of reasons. For some of us, it’s the camaraderie of knowing everyone in the class is pushing through the last set with us, for others it’s the freedom to mix our workouts up and keep things interesting, and for some, we just know that signing up for a class will make us accountable and ensure that we commit ourselves to it rather than taking the day off. Specialized fitness studios make it easier for us to explore different approaches to taking care of ourselves at a fraction of the cost of personal trainers and without paying monthly fees at large, crowded gyms that we don’t use.

There are a TON of fitness studios… so what is different about Resistance? Our philosophy is one of balance. We all need good music and enthusiastic instructors to get us through the hard reps, but we want our classes to feel like workouts, not a night club. We love the unity of the class setting, but we are not a cult or otherwise life-engulfing identity for our customers to preach to unfortunate coworkers around the water cooler. Our ultimate goal is getting results, but we understand that change happens gradually and that each of us is doing what we can in our busy lives and we simply want to get the most we can out of the time we have. At the end of the day, we want to create a comfortable place where real people can get the most effective workout possible in the limited time they dedicate to enjoying our classes. Our classes are fun, but importantly, they work. We keep our classes small because there is only so much that an instructor can pay attention to at once, and we will not sacrifice attention to form in order to get more bodies in the door.

If this balance of effectiveness, atmosphere and attention sounds like something that’s been missing from your fitness routine, join us in Wicker Park and we will do everything we can to help you achieve your wellness goals.


We are independent fitness studio in Wicker Park, Chicago. Licensed by Lagree Fitness.