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Flirty Girl Fitness Hosting Fitness Class 'On Steroids' at Nightclubs

By Paul Biasco | January 21, 2015 5:21am
 Flirty Girl Fitness, which is based in Lincoln Park, is expanding its classes to nightclubs all over the city.
Flirty Girl Fitness, which is based in Lincoln Park, is expanding its classes to nightclubs all over the city.
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RIVER NORTH — Flirty Girl Fitness, the workout studio known for its striptease-inspired workouts, is taking its routine on the road and into Chicago's nightclubs.

The first nightclub event is expected to include more than 300 women at Sound-Bar Nightclub in River North.

"It's like a regular fitness club, but on steroids," said Kerry Knee, founder of Flirty Girl Fitness.

The group fitness class will be feature Chicago's DJ Dani Deahl spinning high-energy beats behind Flirty Girl's instructors.

The first of the "club cardio concerts" will include instructors on stage, backup dancers, a pink-centric light show and a video board projecting live footage of the workout class.

The first 100 women will receive glow-in-the-dark pink batons to add to the light show.

"Kind of like, picture a Beyoncé music video," Knee said.

Knee said the Lincoln Park-based studio has received requests from clubs all over the city to host workouts.

If things go well, Knee envisions the events happening in nightclubs on a regular basis, possibly up to several times a week.

The first Club Cardio Concert is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at 226 W Ontario St.

The event is restricted to women 21 and over and is $15.

Tickets can be purchased at flirtygirlfitness.com.

The move into nightclubs is a solution to the influx of requests to open studios in other neighborhoods, according to Knee.

The meet the demand quickly, the fitness studio figured nightclubs provide a similar setting to their Flirty Girl Studio, equipped with lights and a dance floor, and fit the types of dance cardio classes the studio specializes in.

"This is a much faster, easier way for us to expand," Knee said. Nightclubs are very similar to us, so expanding into them and doing it at a time when they aren't open works perfectly."

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