How to Work Out at Chicago’s Top Gyms for Free

Published On 01/08/2016 Published On 01/08/2016
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I was still so sore from class one that, instead, I ordered in fried rice and watched a few episodes of The Grinder.

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DBGym is a surreal environment filled with nothing but sleek, black equipment, surrounded in sexy art and furniture and coated in nothing but dim orange and pink light.

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When you consider that the only way to cancel a membership to any XSport in the country is to snail mail a certified letter to its headquarters, I’m glad I stood my ground.

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