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!

Zip Fitness: Go for the Gold!

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It’s a brand-new year, which means plenty of people are on the hunt for gym membership deals near Chicago.  If you’re one of them, you should visit one of Zip Fitness’s convenient locations and see what we have to offer.  To be honest, we think you’ll be impressed.  And if you decide to join the Zip Fitness family, what better way to start off 2015 then by going for the gold – as in, a Zip Fitness Gold membership!  Gold members enjoy a variety of great perks, including:

-          Unlimited facility use

-          An ActivTrax online fitness coach

-          Unlimited tanning

-          One guest pass every visit

-          A Zip water bottle and t-shirt

If you’re looking for a clear path towards optimum personal health and fitness, a Zip Fitness Gold membership is the way to go.  Unlimited facility access?  An online fitness coach?  Where do I sign up?  Not to mention unlimited tanning privileges in one of our most excellent Hex II Tanning booths, which provide a healthy-looking, even tan all year-round.

Our locations include Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Chicago (Harlem-Foster), Joliet, Round Lake Beach and Waukegan.  Each gym is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable fitness experts who are more than happy to assist you at any time as you tackle your fitness goals head-on.  Moreover, all of our gyms provide flexible hours, cutting-edge fitness equipment and a great atmosphere courtesy of customers who are all looking to achieve better health.  Also, our locker rooms are large and clean, with top-notch toilet and shower facilities and over 100 lockers.  All you need to do is bring your lock, towel and shower supplies.  We’ll handle the rest!

Whether you’re interested in gyms near Bolingbrook or health clubs in Joliet, Zip Fitness is ready to exceed your expectations.  Hope to see you soon!

Zip Fitness: Get Fit the Zip Way!


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: Now Open in Arlington Heights!

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Have you heard the news?  As of December 8, 2014, Zip Fitness’s new Arlington Heights gym is open for business!  We’re near the corner of Rand Road and Arlington Heights Road, next to Value City Furniture, and we look forward to joining the Arlington Heights community and making lots of new friends.  We’re open seven days a week:  4:30am – 12am Monday – Thursday; 4:30am – 10pm on Friday; and 6am – 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.  We have some great Grand Opening Specials happening right now at both the Zip Fit and Zip Gold membership levels – register today and take advantage of these great deals!

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Get warm and workout at Zip Fitness

Well, it is official: winter has arrived, and certainly was not shy about its arrival this year.  With the arctic temperatures that have set in across Chicagoland in the past ten days, dreams of wonderful runs outside along the lakeshore or on your favorite trail across Chicagoland have become just that – a dream, at least until warmer temperatures arrive once again.  We do not mean to be the pessimist here, but we are not holding out for that to happen again until spring time. Continue reading

Zip Fitness breaks down the treadmill workout

It is that time of year again.  You know – the time of year when only the truly insane runners continue to run outside pretending as if the temperature has not dropped 35 degrees.  Meanwhile, the rest of us decide we would rather be stuck inside slowly gaining those pounds back than suffer in the miserably cold temperatures.

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Join Zip Fitness before the holiday rush!

Zip Fitness gym memberships are a great idea year around, but they become especially important when it comes to holiday time.  We all know that with the holidays come parties with lots of goodies and holiday spirits that are not always so kind on our waistlines.  However, with Zip Fitness gym memberships and our conveniently located Chicagoland fitness locations, you can stay trim all holiday season long. Continue reading

Zip Fitness getting even more convenient

At Zip Fitness we can hardly contain our excitement over sharing with you our fantastic news.  Are you ready for this?  Are you sure?  Okay.  Zip Fitness – your Chicagoland fitness center that has five convenient locations around the area for your use – is pleased to announce that we are adding a sixth location to our resume.  Arlington Heights – Zip Fitness is coming for you! Continue reading

Warm up and stay happy in our tanning booths

This week’s weather gets a big thumbs down, agreed?  And unfortunately, we know that this week’s weather is representative of worse times to come.  This is where Zip Fitness comes in, keeping the summer vibes going.  What’s that you say, you thought Zip Fitness was a fitness center?  Well, if you didn’t know, in addition to an awesome workout facility at each Zip Fitness location across Chicagoland, each location also offers state of the art tanning booths.  With Zip Fitness tanning deals, Waukegan winters have never felt so close to the Caribbean. Continue reading