Chicago’s newest fitness brand, Bolt Fitness Chicago, announced the grand opening of its 6,400 square-foot fitness center in the Ravenswood neighborhood – launching an innovative approach to group and personal training by blending strength and conditioning, its own modern take on high intensity interval training, and speed classes to ensure people reach their ultimate fitness goals.
Founded by Steph Rountree and Ryan Nightingale, Bolt Fitness Chicago classes were designed specifically to include a wide range of exercises that blend mobility, stability, strength, endurance, power and performance achievable for both endurance athletes and beginners. Bolt’s trainers hold degrees in health and exercise sciences, competed in Division 1 sports, and hold numerous certifications through programs such as EXOS, NASM, NASC, CFSC, and Precision Nutrition – which extensively covers anatomy, physiology, and nutrition.
“We’re so thrilled to announce the opening of Bolt Fitness Chicago and couldn’t have picked a more vibrant neighborhood than Ravenswood for the opening of our first location,” said Steph Rountree, co-owner of Bolt Fitness in a statement. “Centered right in Chicago’s North Side, we’re able to attract athletes of all fitness levels from surrounding communities – from Lincoln Square and Andersonville to Buena Park and Uptown – our classes are already lively with new members from all over Chicago.”
Bolt Fitness Classes:
- Strength & conditioning: Incorporating a variety of skills that focus on mobility, stability, strength, endurance, power and performance, members learn how to utilize elements of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and conditioning.
- Bolt: This is Bolt’s own take on traditional high intensity interval training (HIIT) – a high paced and ever-changing format pairing strength movements and cardio to increase heart rate, continuously burning calories long after the workout.
- Speed: Speedwork rotates through cycles of endurance, short intervals, and agility that makes members fitter and faster.