Step off Milwaukee Avenue into Soulistic's nature-inspired surroundings, and you'll drink in your deepest breath in days. Refreshing details, from homey touches like thick bath towels in wooden cabinets to the light-flooded, lofted fitness studios, make this luxe health club a serious escape. A founding member of the Green Yoga Association, Soulistic minimizes its eco-footprint by using energy star appliances, non-toxic cleaning methods, sustainable woods and fabrics, and a luscious solar-carbon sauna that needs less energy than a hairdryer to operate.
Classes: Revitalize your regimen with group classes spanning boxing to belly dancing, along with a bevy of massage and energy treatments. The class schedule, heavy on Pilates and yoga, is sprinkled with eclectic offerings like Intro to Capoeira, African Dance and BOSU. Prenatal, kids' and teens' classes are available as well, as are special workshops and teacher trainings.
Soulistic ensures individual attention by capping group classes at 15 students, so it's best to pre-register online. The studio offers substantial discounts off the $20 drop-in rate for class packages, and even deeper discounts if you'll reserve a space in the same class at the same time for eight weeks.
Extras: Massage sessions start at $85-$100 per hour, and private fitness training starts at around $75 per session, with multiple-session discounts. All fees include use of equipment, lockers and showers.
Centerstage Reviewer: Julia Steinberger