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Where to find them

Wondering about other options
if you want your kids to hit
the gym?

Coop Gym
1001 W. Adams
(312) 243-0001

One-on-one personal training for kids as young as 8. Coordination, proper technique and conditioning emphasized.

Cost: $60 to $90 an hour

Chicago Family Fitness
634 Busse Highway, Park Ridge
(773) 776-8705

Simultaneous training for parents and kids. Kids as young as 8 can work out with a parent through a series of small competitions that improve agility, conditioning and coordination. Young teens can prepare for sports with a trainer.

Cost: $700 a month for an unlimited training membership for the whole family; kids and adults can do sessions together

Buehler YMCA
1400 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine
(847) 359-2400

TRX (a bodyweight-based strength-training techique) and conditioning classes for children 6 to 12, as well as teens between 13 and 17. The TRX classes also are available at the Des Plaines YMCA.

Cost: Free with YMCA membership; non-members pay $80 for a multi-week course

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