Feeling those winter doldrums? Itching to get back out into the sun? Living in Chicagoland during the winter months can induce the winter blues if you don’t take the proper steps to stop it! Look no further than Zip Tan at Zip Fitness. With your ZipFit Gold Membership, you get unlimited free tanning at Zip Tan!


Our Hex II tanning booths will ensure an even and healthy tan all year round! With Zip Gold membership, all you need to do is stop by the front desk to sign in and you’re good to go! Tanning is not offered on a pay-per-use basis, and you must be at least 15 years old to tan. To learn more about the Zip Gold membership and Zip Tan, check out our FAQ page!


Besides being a mood booster, tanning has many benefits. First of all, tanning gives you a healthy glow, which automatically makes your skin look fresher and healthier. Indoor tanning also provides many of the same benefits that getting actual sunlight give you. There is strong evidence that sunlight/tanning aid in building the resistance strength of the immune system, as well as providing and helping us naturally produce vitamin D. It also increases the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and helps to combat depression, fatigue, and the general sense of malaise.


Additionally tanning can also increase the supply of oxygen to the blood, help to combat and treat acne, psoriasis, and eczema, and stimulate the thyroid gland. Stimulation of the thyroid boosts your metabolism and in men, helps to stimulate the male sex drive. To learn more learn about the benefits of tanning, make sure to check out the information here on the Zip Fitness website!


It is important to know as much as possible about tanning before you begin so that you can do it in the safest way possible and still receive all the benefits. First, protective eyewear must be worn at all times while the tanning bed is on and your eyelids do not provide protection against ultraviolet rays. It is recommended to buy your own eyewear so as to prevent the spread of any transmitted infection. It is also recommended to purchase and use the specially formulated indoor tanning lotions. They provide moisture to your skin during and after tanning and can help speed up the tanning process. Finally, remember to allow your skin to work up to the desired tan level. Start with just a few minutes in the bed and gradually increase your exposure times 1-2 minutes per session.


For more information on tanning at Zip Fitness, you can check out our deals and request information here on our website or stop into one of our Zip Fitness locations today to talk a member of our team and get started on that summer glow today!

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