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Flirty Girl Fitness Opens in Chicago

Chicago’s very first women-only health and fitness lifestyle facility featuring classes that focus on empowerment for women will open this May.

Ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes will be replaced with brass dance poles, leather lap dancing chairs, a Coyote Ugly dance bar and a large lounge area at Flirty Girl Fitness. A few of the unique classes being offered include Pole Dancing, Striptease Aerobics, Chair Dancing and Hula Hoop’Lah. Not into the pole thing? You can also kick butt with Hottie Body Boxing and Flirty Fight Club classes which include boxing bags and pink boxing gloves! A Flirty Girl Fitness Membership is $120 per month and includes unlimited classes. For non-members a Drop-In Class is $20 a class and 6-Week Session Classes vary from $150-$185. Saturday Workshops are $40. Along with these classes, the club will also feature over 31 total classes, a Coyote Ugly Bar, Nike boutique and Health Café, Spa and private parties.

Perhaps a bachelorette party? Their specialty is a Luxury Bachelorette Party Package, which includes class instruction for the bride-to-be and her guests, cocktails, fine catering, makeovers, manicures, and gift bags that include a digital photo album of the evening for the bride-to-be. Then the whole party is whisked off in a limo to the hottest clubs in town with VIP access especially arranged for them by Flirty Girl Fitness.

Not in the Chicago area? Then check out Sheila Kelley's S-Factor for a different kind of pole aerobics.

lady-T lady-T 10 years
i wish one of these would open up here!! i would definetely go! :)
Hera119 Hera119 10 years
it's good for aomebody else i think but im not enjoying "group" fitness thing id like to do it alone
kungfubunni kungfubunni 10 years
they offered a strip tease class at my gym, the 1st session there were a lot of ladies in it, but i think they were really embarrassed and by the end of month, it was just the instructor and 1 person left!
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
actually, some of the classes seem interesting. too bad there's not one around here...
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
I love it, i want one in my area.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
Lol, ktjones.
katie225 katie225 10 years
there was this really interesting article that was written about the alanis morrissette cover of "my humps" which talked about this exact same idea that you girls are talking about: how being a sex object is now perceived as "empowerment". really interesting, i wish i could remember where i saw it, because it discusses that phenomenon. but don't blame the men for this idea, because it's the women doing it to themselves (e.g., the girls gone wild vids and the pussycat dolls!).
ktjones ktjones 10 years
Can they please open one of these in my area?
thatgirljj thatgirljj 10 years
You know... I don't have a problem with pole dance classes, and I'm a BIG fan of hoop dancing. But really, if I'm going to pay for a gym membership, I want a real GYM where I can work out HARD. That's a whole lot of money for a place that only has classes and where you can't get a comprehensive workout.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
With a name like Flirty Girl of course they'll have strip poles and pink boxing gloves! Actually, if anything I like the sound of Hula and Boxing classes.
bethiesny bethiesny 10 years
How about the fact that it's a place that's supposed to empower WOMEN but is called FLIRTY GIRL? Could that be more demeaning and... silly? C'mon!
mimsical mimsical 10 years
This concept bothers me, and I'm glad to see I'm not alone. Working out should be something that one does first and foremost for themselves, and this seems to put more emphasis on appearance than anything else. I like the idea of women-only gyms but I wish there were more of a focus on empowerment, accepting your body, and being proud of your health and accomplishments, and not on getting the body of a stripper in order to please other people. It may be that getting the body of a stripper does help some people feel better about themselves but I think that the vast majority of women just feel like they've fallen once again into the "you must act and look a certain way to be attractive and worthwhile" trap.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
^I actually don't worry about what I'm wearing at the gym. Most of the time it's mismatched t-shirts and workout pants, and no make-up. haha!
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 10 years
I like the idea , maybe not the way they are doing it , but it seems cool. I would love to have a REAL gym full of real equipment , weight machines and classes that are just for women , not these stupid little places ( in my mind )like Curves and all the ones that are exactly the same. They work well for people who need to lose alot of weight and arent physically fit but do nothing for people who are used to the type of workouts big gyms offer. Ive been trying to get our gym to do female only hours , but I doubt that will ever happen. I hate having to worry everyday about what im wearing at the gym ( admit it we all do it :) ) and all that and if I was around just all woman I feel that I would care less.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 10 years
I gotta go con on this one. I know plenty of girls who will love this idea, but I'm disgusted by the Pussycat Dolls, so this in no way appeals to me. I'll all for getting fit and to each her/his own, but to me this comes across more filthy than flirty.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
^Totally agree. Couldn't have said it better myself. I would never join a gym that thinks it's "cool" to only offer boxing gloves in girly pink colours, or replaces the standard fitness equipment with stripper poles.
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
i fail to see how learning to strip and give lap dances is "empowering." Or, really, how any of those things are truly "empowering." How do pink boxing and promotional photos of breast-enhanced women with their legs over their heads empower women to achieve equality and stand up to the challenges facing them and their daughters in society? If anything, it further plays into the notion that it's "cool" to objectify your own body (see also: girls gone wild) and that women's fitness is only a function of how they are percieved as sex objects by men, so if you're not in it to look stereotypically hot as opposed to strong and healthy, then stay out. As if regular gyms weren't intimidating enough...
wiggle wiggle 10 years
I admit part of the reason I exercise it to look good, look sexy. So it seems it might be fun to do a sexy workout. Maybe then I would feel beautiful atfter a work out, just like Drew, if I did something like this. : )
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I love the idea of having Fitness Centers like these. BUT then my warped thinking says that there's creepy men hanging around these types of place. Gives me the willies.
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