W3Body, A Women’s Gym, is the new and modernized Women’s Workout World as of 2021. We carry the same strong women empowerment concepts since W3’s inception in 1982 but with updated classes, programs, equipment and concepts. Think of us like a boutique fitness studio, catering to today’s modern woman, inside of a big box gym- all for women!
What does today’s modern woman want?
-Group fitness classes will always be a popular offering in a women-only environment! Why is that? We are social creatures! Many of us love working out in groups and thrive off of the energy of the instructor, other members and the music. Group fitness is fun, inspiring and rewarding. No need to think about what you’re doing for your workout for that day. Just show up, follow the instructor and have a great time while doing it!
-TEAM Training and Small Group Personal Training. This is where the boutique fitness experience of our new concept comes in. Get premium level, HIIT functional classes in a TEAM training setting that focus on core, strength and metabolic movements. All sessions are led by a trainer to ensure a safe workout while he/she motivates and pushes you outside of your comfort zone. Small Group Personal Training is the best of all fitness worlds. You get a trainer pushing you in a group with a max of 4 women. You’ll focus on strength training and building lean muscle PLUS get access to TEAM Training on your off days.
-Areas to workout on her own. As social as women are, not everyone wants to workout in a group setting or sometimes she might just want to zone out and do her own thing that day. Whatever the case might be, you have access to an entire gym with a lot of machines- both cardio and strength, functional equipment and open areas to do your own thing.
-Area to lift heavy. Women are all about lifting heavy and gaining muscle these days, and we’re here for it! Free standing squat racks, Smith machine, heavy dumbbells, kettlebells, pull-up bars, barbells… whatever you need to lift heavy, you can do that at W3Body! Strong is beautiful!
-Functional equipment. It’s empowering to slam the battling ropes and push a heavy sled. Don’t want to do it in a group setting and you’re motivated and knowledgeable to train functionally on your own? Great! Get access to premier functional equipment and train on your own time when it’s convenient for you.
-Pre and post workout nutrition. Who doesn’t want an area to recharge at after a workout or a place to hang out with friends beforehand? Who’s always on the go and didn’t have time to grab a snack before her workout, needs a quick energy or caffeine boost before training or needs a quick bite or protein shake after? We built a café to fit the needs of our modern day women who do it all! Whether you have time to hang out in the café before or after a workout or just need to grab a quick coffee, energy drink, green juice, ginger shot, protein shake, protein snack or clean meal (sourced from Eat Clean Chicago), you can do it all here at W3body and Gym & Juice Café!
-Full locker room facilities. We have showers for those who need to get ready post-workout and a sauna for those who have time to relax before or after!
-Service and Community. We pride ourselves on having the best service around. What does that mean? A greeting when you come in, enthusiasm for wanting to help you reach your fitness goals and a motivating, fun, upbeat environment. We encourage community through hosting events and participating in outside events and always inviting everyone to attend. The more the merrier to foster our sense of community and inclusion.
Our Roots and Foundation: The History of Women’s Workout World
Women’s Workout World was started in 1982 as a place for women across Chicagoland to exercise in a friendly, supportive and comfortable environment. Besides the women-only atmosphere, Women’s Workout World, now known to many as “W3,” has always catered to women’s fitness needs and kept up with women’s fitness trends to help our members succeed. W3 has always prided ourselves on the best service around because we truly care about our members’ wants, needs and ultimately, their results. Providing the best service to help our members get results is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Since W3’s inception, there have been many different fitness trends. One of the first trends was aerobics and group exercise classes. W3 has always worked to ensure we have the best group exercise classes and programs in Chicagoland. Keeping up with these trends requires consistent education to our staff and instructors. Hosting workshops and trainings for our employees has always been important to us and has been something that sets us apart from competitors as well because we want to provide the best classes to our members with the best, most motivating instructors. From aerobics to Zumba to strength training classes, W3 has incorporated it all to fit our members’ needs. We even have W3 signature classes, like HardBody, that is exclusive to W3!
We still strive for excellence in our group exercise programs because we know that women are social creatures. Women like to workout in groups, so continuing to provide this service to our members is very important to W3, always has been and always will be. However, we also know that not everyone likes group exercise classes, which is why we are more than just a group exercise studio. We are a full-service health club for women, equipped with various lines of cardio as well as strength training equipment and weights.
In 2009, Women’s Workout World decided to go one step further in helping our members achieve their goals and get results. We added our functional training program. Again, knowing our members like to workout in groups, we added this service in the form of group personal training. Because of this shift toward functional training and helping our members get and stay functionally fit, we decided to incorporate this aspect of fitness into our name and officially changed our name to Women’s Workout & Wellness, still keeping the nickname “W3.” Since the start of this results-driven program, we have seen our members achieve results that they never were able to before! As we continued to grow this program, we realized that some women, especially those who have specific needs or those who are just starting to exercise, needed something more than training in a group. They needed one on one attention, and the basic orientation services that we provided were simply not enough. Therefore, we developed new services to better fit our training philosophy and the needs of our members. This service introduces each new member to functional training as they sit down with a W3 coach or manager to figure out the best path toward achieving their goals. For those looking for something more than our group exercise program, weights, cardio and equipment, our services now include one on one personal training, TEAM training and soon to offer small group personal training. Regardless of the type of training it is, W3’s training philosophy is that “everyone should train functionally.” Along with this new training philosophy is our RESULTS theme. We will continue to strive to deliver these excellent, results-driven services, helping women across Chicagoland achieve their health and fitness goals and get the results they deserve!