Summer’s Coming: Time to Get Zip!


Summer will be here before you know it, which means there’s no better time than now to join Zip Fitness and start achieving the fitness goals you set for yourself when the snow was falling and the wind-chill was teeth-chattering.  Zip Fitness is one of the most customer-centric fitness centers you’ll find  in Chicagoland, with six great locations (Waukegan, Chicago, Arlington Heights, Round Lake Beach, Bolingbrook and Joliet) where friendliness and a positive attitude prevail.

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Zip Fitness: Rock it and Shock it!


Ask any of our great members and they’ll tell you the same thing:  Zip Fitness isn’t your ordinary gym.  At Zip, we believe in promoting a friendly, attitude-free workout environment where people of all ages and fitness levels can feel good about improving their health.  And regarding health improvement, Zip Fitness offers plenty of options, such as:

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Zip Fitness: Get Zip and Get Fit!


At Zip Fitness, we only provide our members with the best of the best.  The cream of the crop.  The pick of the litter.  Ok, you get the point – whatever your area of interest, we have you covered with cutting-edge equipment.  Consider our cardio area, for example.  True treadmills, ellipticals, upright bikes and recumbent bikes are all at your disposal, as are Life Fitness elliptical cross-trainers, StairMaster step mills and Concept 2 rowers.

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Zip Fitness: Work Hard and See Results!


Check out Zip Fitness’s home page and you’ll see four inspirational success stories.  Pete lost 71 pounds.  Gwyn lost 70 pounds.  Adell dropped 140 pounds.  Annette shed 160 pounds.  And guess what?  The next success story could be yours!  Achieving your personal fitness and weight loss goals is all about dedication, and at Zip Fitness we’ll do everything we can and then some to ensure you meet your goals.  Whether it’s a personal fitness consultation, a full-time trainer or just a few words of encouragement every time we see you in the gym, just know we have your back.

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Zip Fitness: Ready…Set…Get Fit!


Any month is a great month to join Zip Fitness, but February is an especially great month.  Why?  Because we’re offering a $1 Zip Gold joining fee and a $10 Zip Fit joining fee.  This great offer only lasts a few more days, so if you’ve been researching gym membership deals near Bolingbrook, be sure to stop by our Bolingbrook location at 126 South Bolingbrook Drive!

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Zip Fitness: Meet the Gym Genius!


One of the many things that sets Zip Fitness apart from other gyms is our desire to go the extra mile for our clients.  One example of our dedication is the Gym Genius, a friendly and knowledgeable fitness trainer committed to improving your in-gym experience.  And best of all, the Gym Genius is free to all Zip Fitness members!  If you’ve been searching for a fitness center near Arlington Heights, this is an offer you won’t want to pass up!

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Zip Fitness: Helpful Workout Tips!


From time to time, Zip Fitness likes to pass along some helpful workout tips to our loyal blog readers.  As we inch our way out of winter and look forward to spring, who knows?  Maybe these tips will end up being the backbone of your new and improved workout routine.

1)      Be consistent.  It doesn’t matter how multi-faceted your workout regimen is – if you don’t do it consistently, you won’t get the results you’re looking for.

2)      Follow an effective exercise routine.  This could mean strength training for 20 minutes a day/2x a week to get toned, doing interval training for a well-rounded workout, or spending 60 minutes a day on cardio/aerobic exercise.

3)      Set realistic goals.  Sure, we’d all like to look like Mr. or Mrs. Universe after three months in the gym, but it’s not gonna happen.  Instead, start small.  For example, if your goal is to run a 5K, begin by walking 15 minutes per day, and adding time, distance and intensity with each subsequent workout.

4)      Be happy.  Pick exercises that you enjoy doing.  If you’re not a “weights person,” don’t bother with the bench press.  There are plenty of other ways to lose weight and get in shape without pumping iron.

5)      Find a buddy.  Team up with a friend or relative who shares your interest in getting fit.  Exercise together, encourage one another and celebrate the benefits of your hard work.  Why go it alone when you can share the journey with someone?

6)      Be patient.  Great fitness doesn’t come overnight.  With perseverance and dedication, you’ll reap the results you’re looking for.

Keep these tips in mind when you visit your local Zip Fitness center for gym membership deals in Chicago, or weight loss solutions near Waukegan!

Zip Fitness: Joining is a Snap!


Walk into any one of our six Zip Fitness locations:  Waukegan, Chicago, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Round Lake Beach and Arlington Heights – and you can walk out ten minutes later as a full-fledged Zip Fitness member.  Just $12.99 a month gets you unlimited usage of the Zip gym where you join, with no annual fee and no hidden fees (processing fees, “convenience” fees, card fees, etc.).  All you pay is your one-time signup fee and your monthly dues.  That’s it!  Also, you can enhance your experience by purchasing a Zip Gold membership, which includes a free guest pass with every visit, unlimited access to all Zip facilities, unlimited free tanning, an ActivTrax online nutritional and fitness coach, and a Zip Fitness water bottle + t-shirt — all for just $24.99 a month!

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Zip Fitness: For Fantastic Personal Training!


Zip Fitness believes that the more tools we offer our clients, the better their chance of reaching their fitness goals.  It’s not a complicated philosophy – it’s simply about giving our clients what they want.  And one of Zip Fitness’s most popular offerings is our personal training program.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a brand-new member or a gym veteran – our personal trainers have the talent and the know-how to tailor a personal fitness program that hits every target you’ve set for yourself.   Resistance training, cardio, muscle-building – you name it, you can do it at Zip Fitness, one of the leading health clubs near Round Lake. Continue reading

Zip Fitness: 10 Tips for Good Health


At Zip Fitness, we love keeping our members motivated and informed.  Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to taking care of your body.  With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for achieving and maintaining good health.  Some of them are obvious, but they bear repeating – and all are relevant whether you’re a fitness first-timer or an experienced athlete.

1)      Don’t smoke.  Smoking kills 440,000 Americans every year.  ‘Nuff said.

2)      See your doctor regularly.  Blood pressure checks, immunizations, general health checkups.  It’s all important.

3)      Pursue a healthy diet.  Cut down on red meat and animal fat.  Increase your intake of fruits and veggies.  Drink lots of water.

4)      Exercise regularly.  Hey, we know a thing or two about this!

5)      Get enough sleep.  6 – 8 hours is a great target range.  Sleep is healing and restorative, not to mention natural.

6)      Limit alcohol intake. This will both help you cut back on calories, and keep your system running clean.

7)      Watch your weight.  Yep, this is another area that Zip Fitness can certainly help with.

8)      Take care of your teeth.  Brush twice a day, floss every day (yeah, we know) and visit your dentist regularly.

9)      Be a lifelong “health student”.  Never stop educating yourself regarding fitness, diet and personal wellness.

10)   Mind your emotional health.  Make time for yourself and your emotional needs.  Don’t get caught up in life’s minutia.  It goes by pretty quick, you know.

Zip Fitness prides itself on being a gym that caters to all ages, body types and fitness levels.  We strive to be Chicagoland’s go-to fitness center for personal training in Chicago and weight loss solutions near Waukegan, so give us a shout today and join the fun!