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If you or someone you know is a restaurant worker affected by layoffs or pay cuts, tell them to head to Big Star. The Wicker Park taco joint is now a relief center, packing hundreds of to-go dinners per night, plus emergency essentials. They’ll keep it going for as long as they’re financially capable, so if you want to help, donate here.
More good news: Convenience store and cafe Foxtrot Market announced it’s donating 10% of sales from all delivery orders—coffee, goods, breakfasts, you name it—to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In equally generous news, Protein Bar is helping out friends in the restaurant and fitness industries — 50% off your meal with proof of employment.
YOGA, BIKING, GROUP WORKOUT
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Thanks to all these free, at-home workouts, we’ll be coming out of quarantine looking damn good. You can now flow hard with Y7 Studio’s hip-hop yoga classes on Wednesdays and Sundays. Crosstown Fitness has a new challenge, new home workouts every day, and demo videos on YouTube. Shred415 has multiple live HIIT classes per day. Likewise, Seobia and the Healthy Hood team have free classes all day (if yoga is your church, you’ll love the Selah class on Sunday).
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Oops, you only grabbed toilet paper and wine at the store. No worries. Ingrained’s plant-based treats are still available for pick-up, and Goddess and Grocer has a ton of healthy delivery dinner deals (including beer and wine). Range has one too. And Real Good’s stuff is 20% off if you order with the promo code CoronaSucks.
Chicago’s fitness community is coming to your living room. CorePower Yoga is offering up HOURS of content. Ritual Hot Yoga has gone completely virtual (light a candle and turn off the lights for the full effect). Nike Master Trainer Em Hutchins will keep up the daily workouts On Your Mark’s Insta. And, of course, Studio Three and P.volve are in the house.
GROUP WORKOUT, SOCIAL
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Our instructors have really stepped up their game. Erin Schirack and Bobby O’Brien are hosting @mvfitnesschi dance cardio sessions on Instagram every day. lululemon’s Sarah Cunningham is hosting a virtual yoga masterclass twice a week. Fitt favorite and Equinox star Kimmie is looking out for your backside. And if the anxiety’s starting to creep up, an instructor from CH/LL will be hosting an IG Live meditation session Monday through Friday.
We're grateful to Ritual for giving us new ways to kill time, to WellSet for reminding us we have a lot to be thankful for, and to lululemon for helping us navigate this wild week. Oh, and if you can’t be at home because you’re a nurse, doctor, or hospital staff (we salute you), Sweetgreen has a free salad with your name on it.
YOGA, GROUP WORKOUT
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We love the raw, vegan treats from Ingrained in River North. And now, this plant-based dessert shop is serving up a charcoal raw bar that’s only available at Train Moment in the West Loop. This collab is the second fitness studio partnership for Ingrained—building on the success of Yoga 2.0—and we’re here for it.
Spynergy is making it even easier for us to wake up with the sun this spring with its new 30-minute HIIT Express Ride. Rise and shine with founder and instructor Liza Solberg every Monday and Wednesday at 7am.
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lululemon Lincoln Park may have just opened last year, but the flagship store is already updating its menu at its in-store marketplace, Fuel. Thanks to certified nutritionist and lululemon ambassador Mia Swinehart, you’ll find new-and-improved snacks, grab-and-go meals, and freshly brewed coffee to keep you moving.
Valentine’s Day might be over, but for those of us who crave chocolate all year ’round, we’re in luck. Foxtrot Market is now selling chocolate hummus, a sweet, savory, and healthy snack that you can enjoy with just about anything. Never heard of this combo before? There’s a first time for everything — and this one’s worth trying.
FOOD, SOCIAL, WELLNESS
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